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Old 03-16-14, 12:41 PM   #4276
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I haven't seen my own bike, Breezer #2 in maybe 20 years, but it is coming home soon to Fairfax when the MTB Hall of Fame opens in its new location. After Breezer #1 , which is now in the Smithsonian collection (along with my race jersey and Repack poster art), Breezer #2 is the second most collectible bike in the world.

Here it is when I took delivery in 1977.

awesome pic I hope to check out the new hall of fame when it opens up.

BTW since the link is on the previous page, everybody be sure to check out Charlie Kelly's upcoming book Fat Tire Flyer on the creation of mtbs: Amazon listed my MTB book, "Fat Tire Flyer" today
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Old 03-16-14, 01:14 PM   #4277
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Ritchey Supercomp

From today's ride.

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Old 03-16-14, 01:16 PM   #4278
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The Craig Mitchell bike Charlie,
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Old 03-16-14, 01:16 PM   #4279
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Old 03-16-14, 01:27 PM   #4280
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I haven't seen my own bike, Breezer #2 in maybe 20 years, but it is coming home soon to Fairfax when the MTB Hall of Fame opens in its new location. After Breezer #1 , which is now in the Smithsonian collection (along with my race jersey and Repack poster art), Breezer #2 is the second most collectible bike in the world.

Here it is when I took delivery in 1977.

So cool, I can't wait to read the new book.
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Old 03-17-14, 01:15 PM   #4281
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I haven't seen my own bike, Breezer #2 in maybe 20 years, but it is coming home soon to Fairfax when the MTB Hall of Fame opens in its new location. After Breezer #1 , which is now in the Smithsonian collection (along with my race jersey and Repack poster art), Breezer #2 is the second most collectible bike in the world.

Here it is when I took delivery in 1977.

Wow, that Breezer looks fantastic! Thanks for that bit of history.
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Old 03-17-14, 03:20 PM   #4282
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Started a build thread for my DBR Axis TT... check it out: 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium
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Old 03-17-14, 06:36 PM   #4283
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That will be fun. Cool.
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Old 03-17-14, 06:44 PM   #4284
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Started a build thread for my DBR Axis TT... check it out: 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium
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Old 03-17-14, 07:36 PM   #4285
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started a build thread for my dbr axis tt... Check it out: 1993 Diamondback Axis Team Titanium
yum!!!
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Old 03-19-14, 09:41 AM   #4286
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I posted a previous image of this bike as it was when I bought it. Pretty rough looking. Now it's shaping up to it's final, riding form and looking much better.

1980's Takara Highlander mostly likely built by Kuwuhara in Japan. The style is that of an 82-84 Stumpjumper but if the serial number contains the year of manufacture, it could be a 1987 model. I would love to find out but information on Takara bikes is scarce.

I'm not a collector and I bought this to ride so it's been updated with the wheels, brakes and derailleurs (not installed in this photo) from 1990's Treks, a new seatpost, new BMX pedals and 55mm Schwalbe Big Apples.


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Old 03-19-14, 10:06 AM   #4287
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Nice looking Takara. Pretty sure it pre-dates 1987. I'm not sure if I got my Takara MTB in 87 or 88 but it had this type of decal design:

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Old 03-19-14, 12:26 PM   #4288
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grabbed these yesterday for a great price

Ringle Superbubba hub with Mavic 230 SPB rim


AC APX 8 hub with Mavic X517 rim


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Old 03-20-14, 04:51 PM   #4289
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Well ridden MB1...6 pack fetcher.







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Old 03-20-14, 05:09 PM   #4290
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Well ridden MB1...6 pack fetcher.
Something about that bike that makes it just right. The Eazy E decal is a nice touch
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Old 03-20-14, 05:27 PM   #4291
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Something about that bike that makes it just right. The Eazy E decal is a nice touch

Thanks. . Sticker was included in the purchase...it's a keeper.
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Old 03-20-14, 05:29 PM   #4292
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very nice.. love the lack of front shifting messiness but still there's a granny just in case (or the previous owner didn't know how to remove the crank to remove the inner ring )
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Old 03-20-14, 05:35 PM   #4293
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very nice.. love the lack of front shifting messiness but still there's a granny just in case (or the previous owner didn't know how to remove the crank to remove the inner ring )
It's a greasy finger, manual front shifter setup.
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Old 03-20-14, 07:33 PM   #4294
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Do I spy some WTB cantilevers in the front there? I have a few pairs of those and they are without a doubt some of the coolest cantis ever!
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Old 03-20-14, 08:18 PM   #4295
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Was that the saddle that came with it, YOW !

Nice beer runner.
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Old 03-20-14, 08:53 PM   #4296
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Was that the saddle that came with it, YOW !

Nice beer runner.
I added the saddle, below was how she looked when purchased.



Swapped saddle & grips...may go with drops or moustache bar.
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Old 03-21-14, 06:18 AM   #4297
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I don't know if I'd swap anything. There's a certain charm about it as is. I'll bet it still rides great even all beat up.

I scoured ebay for one of those eazy e stickers - not one to be found.
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Old 03-21-14, 05:14 PM   #4298
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Picked this up yesterday (had to drive 2 hours to another area's CL to get it,hahaha,but worth the drive ). Anyone know what year it is? I'm thinking '95 from a quicky google search for pics of various years. I haven't even cleaned it up yet,but it rides nicely around the 'hood Specialized Hard Rock...




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Old 03-21-14, 10:51 PM   #4299
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82 Ritchey frame with mid 80's components and fork , the fillet brazed frame was bought new then built up a few years later and has survived over the years
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Old 03-22-14, 12:46 AM   #4300
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Couple of 1983 Lotus Pegasus i acquired last Oct. 2013.

Super yard sale find. They were in a garage most of there life. Mint condition
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