This beauty, is Doddy’s very retro Diamondback Sorento as used in GMBN’s ‘Weirder Rides’ Halloween special ( It’s complete with it’s original Tiger stripe paint job and Doddy like it so much he’s made it his new run-around! Pub bike, Beater, Clunker, Town bike…whatever you like to call them, this is how you safety check and maintain a retro mountain bike!
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Mountain bike standards, engineering and materials have progressed a long way since the time of this Sorento and pretty much everything is different from your modern mountain bike!
With that in mind here are some checks to carry out before buying a second hand bike. A full safety check is essential before riding, but also highly advised before purchase if you want to be smart with your money! Once you’ve got one though, you’ll want to be sure to know how to maintain it!
Now get out there and have fun on it!
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