bconneraz, lucky, lucky you!
bconneraz, lucky, lucky you!
Here's my '87. I'm the original owner and in this pic the bike is all original except for the tires and saddle (I've since reinstalled the original saddle, wish I would have kept the original tires!). It has a Sept. '86 frame (I6xxxxx serial) and was built on Jan. 29th 1987 (0297 badge):
I'm delighted with what I paid; I could sell the XC pro II pedals to friends at various BMX sites for half the cost of the bike. That's not going to happen though...I absolutely love these bikes. If you watched this one, you probably watched the green 85 too; the pedals from that bike sold for over $200- because they were mint. The rest of the bike was too; I should see it next week. I've always wanted an 85; I love the bolt on XT hubs, and the filet brazed fork.
Your Cimarron is beautiful; I've loved these bikes since working in a Schwinn Shop in the 80's. Once my 85 arrives, I'll get it cleaned up, and we'll start a "show your Cimarron" thread.
Thanks for confirming the vintage. That seller was apparently selling for a 3rd party and were obviously mis-informed. I did see that '85, that was also a stunner, you're building up quite a Cimarron collection there! I saw that it was without pedals, did you get those as well? The Cimarron is my favorite '80s Schwinn, I look forward to seeing more pics of both of them. I'll have to get some newer and better pics of mine.
My 1989 Reflex ALX Carbon.................
Hey everyone, my first post. I am starting a project with this bike. I am the original owner, bought in 1992. I am going to be adding an electric assist kit to it. Before I do, here it is in the current state.
1992 Trek 850 Antelope
Hi all.. 1st post here. I haven't had a bike in years, but wanted to get back into it, and to have something to go on bike rides with my daughter. So I picked up a Norco Cypress on Kijiji yesterday. The frame is aluminum, so it's nice and light.. Think it's from about 1999 (does that count as vintage?) Seems to be in good shape, just needs to be cleaned up a bit.. I'm probably going to put less aggressive tires on it to start, then upgrade other stuff from there.
^Welcome aboard! The Norco looks showroom new! Nice score. It should serve you well and be loads of enjoyment. I've been enjoying mtb-ing for the first time this Winter, and it's a blast. Even these old girls are still capable enough to be entertaining in the single tracks. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
Hey, look at that... there's my polished '92 Zaskar with the gold Mag 21, that bike was a real racer! I gotta say, seeing yours, sure does make me miss mine! Thanks for sharing your incredible collection!
gm1230126's 30 Days of GT Forum | Retrobike
Many MTBS, many road, past nat'l, olympic and world champions rides, tandems, trials, frames, cx. Most pre 96.
Ti, aluminum, steel. A dozen Tech shop frames.
Well after a 4 month wait I finally have my "brand new never assembled" Sakae Litage mtb frame.
I think it was a good price but the catch is I need to make the rear drops and cable guide under the bb. Neither will be a problem for me and hope to make it a full Suntour fat tire dropbar build. I'm sure this was bought from Japan by a euro bike company to paint/polish and put there own branding on but never used it.
For some reason I cant load small pics direct from my own computer so I'm going to take up most of this page with large pics.:D
Wow! What is that thing? What is it made of?
1994-ish Diamondback Apex... a little project I have been working on.
Will be swapping in an XT wheelset (8 speed), shifter, and XT long cage this morning.
^ Sakae Ringyo Litage series. Sakae Ringyo, also known as SR was a Japanese bike parts manufacturer before the rising Yen and Shimano killed off the Maeda Group.
SR-Suntour is the Taiwanese company that sprang from the demise of the two Japanese companies. The fall of giants.
SR made a Litage road bike that was a closely copied Vitus 979, but included cool differences.
I've not see this mtb version....thanks for sharing!
It's amazingly cool!!!
Congrats on your find.
Swapped the wheel set and transmission this am... now it has XT wheels (laced to Araya RM 20 rims), an XT long cage derailleur, Deore brakes, and an XT thumbie running the 8 speed.
Most of the parts are pretty much period correct right down to those Deore pedals... and damn that old XT stuff works beautifully.
And the rims are a nice match to the frame too.
Just placed an order to rework my beloved black chrome High Sierra into a stealthy grocery-getting everyday commuter. Its about to get some Big Apple rubbers, black racks, and a black Wald basket. Photos coming this weekend. The remaining question is...black plastic Longboard fenders, or try to squeeze the big apples under some shiny VO metal ones?
It no longer plays in the dirt like below now that I have a dedicated MTB bike (posted above).