I have one of these on my cross bike:
And this is on the front:
Both of these were purchased in 1995, along with my current hardtail:
This is a 1995 Stumpjumper M2 FS. It has been through half a dozen (or more?) wheels, four forks, a handful of crank sets, and well, the only part that is original (other than the frame) is the front deraileur. It just finished a nice ~11 mile ride at a local trail earlier this afternoon. But, after 13 seasons of riding I'm building a new hardtail and the M2 will be converted for singlespeed duty. The new hardtail won't be an 'old school cool MTB', but the frame geometry is designed to approximate the M2, but accommodate a 100 mm fork. Oh, and it will have loads of blue anodized aluminum, including some blue anodized cable ends.
Modified by 251 at 10:56 PM 3-26-2008