1996 Bontrager Privateer updated with a more modern 9 speed lx/xt drivetrain.
^ that is cool
Renthal FatBar Lite and kevlar grips, 2.4 High RollerII 3c up front and Giant dropper post: fresh from this weekend's enduro race in Spokane.
Cross-posting this from the VRC mountain bike thread.
A new eBay purchase. (in fact, these are the eBay photos, as I haven't taken any yet.) This is an as new 1992 Trek 970 SingleTrack. The last year with lugged frames, the first year with the threadless stem, and near the end of the US made frame. The bike still has its Trek tires, Trek saddle, and Trek tool bag. There's not even any scuffing where the cable guides rub on the head tube. I doubt this bike has more than a handful of miles on it.
Currently all apart getting cleaned, greased, and polished.
I also have a Craigslist 1995 Trek 830 Mountain Track beater with the purple fade paint.
^^ The Trek has nice frame details...... Love it.
Great bike there dminor.
2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
Here's my parts beast '12 Surly MeanOGREeno. Wearing the commuting pants, but when it finally dries out they'll come off as all pants must. Getting it ready for fire road racing this summer (and hopefully some painfully slow lower-Cat XC). A friend turned my steering spacers in his lathe because he rocks. Shimano XT/Raceface 1x10 drivetrain, Stan's Crest hoops, Avid BB5 (front) and BB7 (rear) brakes, and an Origin8 saddle that has collapsed under the mighty power of my left buttcheek. Behold!
There was a young fellow named Hector,
Who was fond of a launcher-erector.
But the squishes and pops
Of acute pressure drops
Wrecked Hector's hydraulic connector.
-Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
Microdrive take two.
My specialized that has been powdercoated
Taken on a trail in auburn. Installed new brakes and drivetrain since then
Mine as of 2014. Hopefully, I won't crack a frame this year...
Major update for the Honzoschmidt, it finally has a fork that can hang.
Stepped up from a flexy Marzocchi TST 140mm to a 150mm Pike w/35mm stanchions....can't wait to get out & rock it!
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Pavement? Only if I must.
You'll love your 95 I'm sure. Don't think you'll be giving up that much weight-wise - - frame weighs a pound more and wheels and small bits may account for a bit, but you'll make up for it when you get 'er up to cruising speed .
Biggest surprise to date has been the 'budget' Mavic Crossride wheels. I worried about those spindly-looking things (only 24-spoke 2-cross?) when I got the bike; but after almost a year of plowing rock gardens, landing whippy jumps and runs down a DH course, they're still as tight and true as new. I'm impressed.
It ain't summertime 'til I get a single-speed beater that I have no intention of keeping after Nov. 1st.
This year's candidate is a pretty sweet orange Free Spirit All Terrain with wheels from a Next La Jolla. Gonna get around to shoving a cheap BMX crank in there before long, grab some grips and I'm all ready for trips to coffee, hitting the riverside MUP with the little lady, etc.
1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple