Old 09-16-19, 07:34 AM
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Bikes: Mostly 1st-generation, top-of-the-line, non-unicrown MTBs/ATBs: All 1984 models: Dawes Ranger, Peugeot Canyon Express, Ross Mt. Whitney (chrome), Schwinn High Sierra, and a 1983 Trek 850.

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Originally Posted by hokiefyd
I second that -- that Canyon Express is a real stunner. I love blue bikes; they always look so classy to me. This one is no exception. Very nice!!
Thanks for the kind words. It's kind of an obsession of mine to build each bicycle into the best it can be. That gets to be expensive, and I have difficulty selling them for that reason. But my collection is still growing nonetheless.

Here's my next project, a 1985 Dawes Ranger:

Look at that wheelbase!

I believe the Dawes Ranger was the first British MTB. Or at least one of the first. I know it is the first MTB I have heard of built with Reynolds 531 tubing.

This bike just begs to have panniers hung over the rear rack. But I have a different plan in mind. I just have to work out the details. Stay tuned...


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