Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35
  1. #1
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Guess holw old this bike is:

    I know this isn't real vintage, but here is the bike I use as a beater. Well, more as a back up because I never ride it anymore. Anyhow, it will be converted to a trainer (slick tires) for road training next season. The frame is a 17" and the build is about 25 pounds.








  2. #2
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I'm saying 1990.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  3. #3
    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN baby!
    My Bikes
    2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
    Posts
    3,336
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    10 years? the fram that is
    Linkage...My 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux My Mindless Banter
    Disclaimer: I'm 425lb...I put unnormal loads on my bike. This should help you in answering any of my questions.

  4. #4
    The Rabbi seely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    4,968
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hard to say... the geometry and construction looks very similar to my 92-95ish Peugeot. If the headtube is 1 1/8th I would guess its maybe a 93 or 94? Otherwise I guess 89+

  5. #5
    Humaniod Typhoon -Stretch-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    specialized hardrock
    Posts
    453
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    im gonna go out on a limb and say 88....just cause it seems like an illusion that its a 90's bike....haha
    04 specialized hardrock xc with eggbeater sl pedals
    ________________________

    "Blast oxygen mask smoke filled cockpit, depressurize, dont be afraid hold onto me, were going down but not our love. Death dont seem so bad when im with you, my only love, so close your eyes, kiss me one last time, were gonna die, but not our lovee"- NOFX, Falling in love.

  6. #6
    Recovering Retro-grouch CRUM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Some call it God's country. I call it Acton, Maine
    My Bikes
    Too Many - 7 or 8
    Posts
    5,008
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1992 - Frame is my guess. Looks like the Headset, front derailleur(Suntour XCE) date it that far back.
    Keep it 'tween the ditches

    My Blog - Lost in the Bo Zone

  7. #7
    Senior Member Gibbygoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    562
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1995+

    brakes original?

  8. #8
    Digs technical steeps
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1985 - 1987
    'My other bike is a bike.'

  9. #9
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper
    1985 - 1987
    Ding Ding Ding.....You hit it right on the ball

    Its a 1987 Douglas that was my first serious bike. It is a little bit small for me, but it climbed really well, and was really nimble. I learned most of my riding technique on this bike, and it has been through many crashes and is still going strong

  10. #10
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUM
    1992 - Frame is my guess. Looks like the Headset, front derailleur(Suntour XCE) date it that far back.
    Nice observation! I even forgot how old the front deraileur was on my own bike

    I'm thinking of getting a XTR front deraileur for my Instinct, and moving the XT M760 over to this bike. Think it would fit??

    Oh yeah, also thinking of getting these LX cranks. I know the bottom bracket has been replaced around 98, not sure if the BB in there now is tapered or ISIS. Would these cranks work? These cranks are 170mm, and I'm about 5'10" and half. The frame is already pretty small, so I'm not sure if they are such a good idea.

    Last edited by sparks_219; 12-14-04 at 10:32 PM.

  11. #11
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are still 3 origional parts on this bike besides the frame. Can anyone take a crack at guessing what they are??

  12. #12
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Hard to say... the geometry and construction looks very similar to my 92-95ish Peugeot. If the headtube is 1 1/8th I would guess its maybe a 93 or 94? Otherwise I guess 89+
    THe headtube is a 1" threaded. One of the reasons why I went and got a new bike

  13. #13
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by -Stretch-
    im gonna go out on a limb and say 88....just cause it seems like an illusion that its a 90's bike....haha
    Most of the parts ARE from the 90's

  14. #14
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sparks_219
    1. I'm thinking of getting a XTR front deraileur for my Instinct, and moving the XT M760 over to this bike. Think it would fit??
    2. Oh yeah, also thinking of getting these LX cranks. I know the bottom bracket has been replaced around 98, not sure if the BB in there now is tapered or ISIS. Would these cranks work? These cranks are 170mm, and I'm about 5'10" and half. The frame is already pretty small, so I'm not sure if they are such a good idea.


    1. Depends on clamp size and cable routing
    2. Those cranks won't work with either Square or ISIS BB's those are Octalink cranks. Chances are you should be running a 175 anyway

  15. #15
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Stem, cranks, fork
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  16. #16
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    Stem, cranks, fork
    LOL...nope...all 3 of them have been replaced

  17. #17
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seat post, headset, and water bottle bolts

  18. #18
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn

    1. Depends on clamp size and cable routing
    2. Those cranks won't work with either Square or ISIS BB's those are Octalink cranks. Chances are you should be running a 175 anyway
    The XT FD will work top or bottom pull. I know the multi-clamp fits 28.6 mm, 31.8 mm, 34.9 mm, so I "think" I'm safe. The XTR probably would not work a whole lot better than my XT, but if I can get it for cheap enough, I mind as well get it.

    About the crankset, I probably wouldn't bother with the upgrade. The bike is already too flashy with those wheelsets. A nice cranksets will just attract more attention to theives. Afterall, it is supposed to be my "beater" even though I never really ride it anywhere and lock it up.

  19. #19
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Seat post, headset, and water bottle bolts
    Whopps...forgot about the water bottle bolts. But the other 2 have definitely been replaced

  20. #20
    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    old peugot frankenbike
    Posts
    3,915
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    brake levers, handlebar, saddle?

  21. #21
    Campy or bust :p cryogenic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey commuter build
    Posts
    3,139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    brake levers, handlebar, saddle?
    The levers are Avids and look pretty new in comparison to the frame.. handlebar is a riser and they weren't popular back then... saddle, maybe.. but here's my guess... rear derailleur, cassette, rear brakes?

  22. #22
    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Cornwall UK
    My Bikes
    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 2004 And identit Dr Jekyll
    Posts
    1,258
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Grips and seatclamp? Cant think of anything else.... Errm... Saddle?

  23. #23
    Digs technical steeps
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sparks_219
    Ding Ding Ding.....You hit it right on the ball

    Its a 1987 Douglas that was my first serious bike. It is a little bit small for me, but it climbed really well, and was really nimble. I learned most of my riding technique on this bike, and it has been through many crashes and is still going strong

    All right!!! You mentioned the prize is your new Rocky Mountain, didn't you, Ming?

    I zeroed in pretty quickly on the seat-post clamp, headset and a few other clues. Pretty close to a spittin' image of the early 80's vintage 4130 Cro-Mo bike I have hanging in my garage (my first 'real' mountain bike and still a beauty).
    'My other bike is a bike.'

  24. #24
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper
    All right!!! You mentioned the prize is your new Rocky Mountain, didn't you, Ming?
    LOL.....my rocky stays in my basement and will go into the grave with me when I die

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper
    I zeroed in pretty quickly on the seat-post clamp, headset and a few other clues. Pretty close to a spittin' image of the early 80's vintage 4130 Cro-Mo bike I have hanging in my garage (my first 'real' mountain bike and still a beauty).
    Good observation! I really liked that bike even though most of my friends think it is a piece of crap. For some reason, I was still able to keep up with them, and was usually faster down rocky descents. Strange eh?

  25. #25
    Senior Member sparks_219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Rocky Mountain Instinct, Cannondale Six13, Cervelo One
    Posts
    646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish_Rdr_UK
    Grips and seatclamp? Cant think of anything else.... Errm... Saddle?

    The seatclamp is one of the origional parts I've went through like 5 saddles because I used to crush seat rails like popsicles

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •