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    1989 KHS Montana Summit. Blue and "Raspberry"...

    1989 KHS Montana Summit. Blue and "Raspberry" (AKA "HOT PINK")
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    yep. probably :)

    yep. probably :)
  3. 1984 Fuj Mt. Fuji at a pawnshop for $125. Rear...

    1984 Fuj Mt. Fuji at a pawnshop for $125. Rear derailleur (Shimano that a previous owner put on) blew up on the way home, but I had a Sun Tour at home to put on it.
    Used a dumpster rescue Raleigh...
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    Mine is a darker blue and "Raspberry" (hot...

    Mine is a darker blue and "Raspberry" (hot pink/lipstick pink) I like lugged steel frames.
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    If your riding pavement or groomed trails, tread...

    If your riding pavement or groomed trails, tread is sufficient. If you are riding wilderness where there are spike thorns, rocks, or anything that can possibly go through the sidewall, get bead to...
  6. if anyone says anything, have them justify...

    if anyone says anything, have them justify spending $30 grand plus for a car. Can't be done. Your dream/Grail bike cost 7 grand? Cool. I'm not sure what mine would cost anymore. (Cinelli Super Corsa)...
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    I wanted a "modern" not "obsolete" bike when I...

    I wanted a "modern" not "obsolete" bike when I bought it. Bike clubs used to laugh at me (until I passed them) when I was riding my 1989 KHS Montana Summit - decked out in the then factory racing...
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    8 speed, Grip **** shifters (rubber rotted away,...

    8 speed, Grip **** shifters (rubber rotted away, going to upgrade to trigger or brifters if I convert to drop bars. Can't find good, affordable 8 speed barend shifters.
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    For the first ... I don't know how many years ......

    For the first ... I don't know how many years ... she kept getting flats in under 5 miles, no nails/thorns, glass ... sometimes the flats would come just sitting. Nothing in the tires and no...
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    I had a 1980's/1990's Nishiki "Colorado" mountain...

    I had a 1980's/1990's Nishiki "Colorado" mountain bike, until some low life motherless ... stole it (yes, it was locked: name brand heavy U-Lock, heavy cable lock, AND a heavy chain lock. I know who...
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    Now, I'm depressed.

    I just realized, my newest bike, a Giant Cypress DX, that I bought new, off the LBS showroom floor ... is 14 years old. So, it must be obsolete. Even with under 2,000 miles on it, it needs a...
  12. A word of friendly advice. Since the bike comes...

    A word of friendly advice. Since the bike comes apart into two pieces, you do NOT want any cables running from the bars to the rear. Use a rear hub with coaster brake. Mount the shifter on the seat...
  13. Bronze metallic was a factory color on the three...

    Bronze metallic was a factory color on the three speed version. I had one a couple years back, but had to let her go :(
  14. Or you could tell her you built her one "just...

    Or you could tell her you built her one "just like mine ..."
  15. I have a Singer15 - something treadle machine...

    I have a Singer15 - something treadle machine that I special ordered, new, from Singer, waaaaayyyyyy back in 1993. I bought it with the treadle cabinet, portable case, and a hand crank. My favorite...
  16. Sweet Bike.

    Sweet Bike.
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    A Rough Rider ULU with display stand. :) ...

    A Rough Rider ULU with display stand. :)

    Tomorrow, I am expecting the new registration, license plates, and IFTA stickers for the truck :)

    I seriously doubt there will be a bonus check in the...
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    Nothing was promised to me, and nothing is...

    Nothing was promised to me, and nothing is expected.
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    A lady with class.

    A lady with class.
  20. If she fits, fix up and ride the heck out of her....

    If she fits, fix up and ride the heck out of her. If she don't fit, fix her up and sell her to someone who'll ride the heck out of her. call me crazy, but I always liked that bike - and it is at...
  21. I quit drinking the so called "adult" beverages...

    I quit drinking the so called "adult" beverages 40 plus years ago. Haven't missed them. Mtn Dew soda is my poison.
  22. Do you mean to tell me that the 6 speed Exage rd...

    Do you mean to tell me that the 6 speed Exage rd I replaced with a SRAM x 9 is worth MORE than FIVE TIMES what I paid for the entire bike at the second chance store?!? Admittedly, $10 for a 1981 KHS...
  23. Why is a Cinelli Super Corsa frame and fork so...

    Why is a Cinelli Super Corsa frame and fork so expensive? After ... over six decades(?) of making it, you would think the tooling was paid for ...
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    Other good brands to look for are Fuji...

    Other good brands to look for are Fuji (especially if you can find a 'Mt. Fuji') KHS, Diamondback, and Haro (I think it was, might have been someone else) with the "triple Diamond" frames.
    I like...
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    Accident. Did not notice the sign.

    Accident. Did not notice the sign.
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