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Old 03-26-09, 06:21 AM   #1
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Lookin for Advice on a good 80s Mtn Bike

hi I am looking for advice on a good decent sturdy 80s mtn bike. I am looking to add a xtracycle to it and use it everywhere! Brand suggestions? THanks!!
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Old 03-26-09, 12:36 PM   #2
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Why 80's? It's ancient technology. If you're looking to go cheap, look for a 800 or 900 series Trek from the 90's. Pretty much bulletproof, and $100-$200 on Craigslist on the high side.

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First ya gotta tell what an extracycle is... Maybe I'm out of the loop here. The Stump jumper was the sweet ride in the late 80's...it was good enough Ned.
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Extracycle:
http://www.biketrailershop.com/catal...FRCdnAod7W-Dtg
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not sure if you already have the xtracycle, but the surly big dummy is intriguing.
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Old 03-26-09, 05:33 PM   #6
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I'm looking too for a single speed fun conversion.
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Anything Fat Chance, if you can find it. More like late '80s, early '90s, but sweet. And you get that "hip" and "cool" factor for owning one.
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Thanks u guys! Im on the hunt now
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Lots of bike out there. Peaple seem to think they're junk if they don't have suspension. I have a Redline Mahatten Trek 700 Giant Sedona and my newest a Fat Chance.

I would think the size is probably the most important thing to look for. All the bikes are cofortable and trouble free.

The Giant was a resurected throwaway the I have beat on and abused for years but it just keeps going. Quad butted Chromoly (sp) still strong and straight. The Redline is a "city bike" but built like a MTB. It has rode trouble free for years. The trek 700 was a dump find and rides just fine. The Fat Chance unbelievable. I thought it was small for me 19" I'm 6'1" but seems just big enough. I did not relized how prized a bike it is before I rode it. I am amazed a how smooth and resposive it is. It begs to be ridden hard.
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