Bicycle Mechanics - 96' Scott Tampico-worth it?
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02-01-09, 04:21 PM
Recently purchased a 1996 Scott Tampico hardtail in good condition for $30. 20" Chromoly frame/rigid fork with Alivio components and cant. brakes. Rides nicer and is more comfortable than many of the aluminum bikes I'ved tried lately at the LBS's. I'm truly digging this bike. I'm thinking about adding Avid 7 levers/brakes and a Sugino XD300 to this dinosaur and maybe Shimano LX front/rear derailleurs when they wear out. Bike would be used for mainly packed trails and city riding. Waste of time or not? All input welcome. Thanks.
02-01-09, 04:31 PM
If you send it over here, I'll be happy to ride it for a few years and let you know. All kidding aside, sounds like a great buy and is well worth the effort and minor expense you are discussing.
If you just want new shifters, I would consider one of the inexpensive Shimano thumb shifters sold by Niagara. Niagara has a set of Sunrace 8 speed shifters on sale for $18 right now. If your bike is seven speed, I would look at the Shimano Tourney shifters they sell for $12. I put them on my early 90s Trek 950.
02-01-09, 06:39 PM
Go for it! (I'd go with grip shifters, but to each his own). As the existing cantis should provide really good stopping power, you might consider just getting new KoolStop salmon brake pads for them and leaving them as-is (although new cables and/or housing might be needed). I recently picked up a mid-90s Trek 950 for $50 and was pleasantly surprised with it.
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