Mountain Biking - Bike ID
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12-06-06, 07:11 AM
thanks to all for the help in the last few days to get my ass back on a bike after a 8 year hiatus. things have changed a LOT since then. not to mention the fact that I barely had an email address back then let alone all of this information on the internet. In the early 90's my friends and I grabbed what ever bikes we could put together (build, beg, borrow) and rode and rode and rode... I sort of miss the simplicity of it all.
I am learning all over again.
Could someone ID this bike for me?: http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/242349273.html
Looks like a 1995 S-works team. Aluminum frame, Judy FSX fork, M900 XTR -- really nice stuff for the day. $200 isn't too bad of a price, but it does look well used.
12-06-06, 07:38 AM
you mean its not really a titanium frame? :rolleyes:
I'm surprised it is that old- but I haven't gone to look yet. I emailed her and she didn't know much about it other than it being titanium.
The XTR component group on that bike was manufactured from 1992-1995. It may be older than 1995, but with an upgraded fork. The pics aren't very good, so it's difficult to tell.
12-06-06, 09:23 AM
Not Titanium. It's Specialized Metal Matrix Aluminum. Good Stuff back in the day! I was going to guess mid '90's as well, but it's hard to tell. A close up of the headset and the brakes helps narrow down the age.
Or even better the Serial Number off the bottom bracket shell.
12-07-06, 04:01 AM
I dont know about Bicycles yet at that time, so Im keeping my mouth shut :D, keep on posting guys, I am learning from this
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12-07-06, 09:34 PM
yep, it sold to the first in line- now I am working on a building up a hardrock sport frame from some different components. My wife agreed that if I put a bike together and I get back into riding trails consistently I can then put money into something new(ish).
Thanks for the help everyone!
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