Taken during one of the (then) Schwinn 100k marathons back on 2001.
Note the tiny steel frame (it rocked), marzocchi xc700 forks (that only held their air pressure for about 30 mins, meaning most of the time they were bottomed out flat!), 52 tooth big ring (real men use huge gear combo’s) and uber-skimpy hope hubs.
That bike did everything from xc racing, like in the pic, right through to hooning off 5ft high flights of steps onto flat concrete landings, without complaining or breaking (much).
Most of it is now residing in a bin in my back yard, a somewhat undignified end i think you’ll agree, but i can’t bear to throw it away (or build it back up).
(I still own those shorts too, which is kind of gross)