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Old 04-23-14, 11:07 PM
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So here it is, but what is it? Circa 1991, made in Taiwan. Is it a rigid mountain bike with slicks? Is it a road bike with a flat bar? What kind of frame do I have?

I've hauled it out of a friends shed (free) and put fresh tires, grips, and a seat on it (77 bucks) I have a headset on order (25 bucks) so right now it's a hundred dollar bike. I have a feeling I'm getting into the territory of investing more into it than its worth. But it fits, shifts, and stops just fine. What do you think?

I eventually want a drop bar commuter with fenders, lights, and panniers, to make the 15 mile each way commute to work, is this a solid base to build from, or am I wasting time and money?

Let me know if close ups of anything would help.

Thanks in advance,
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If you looking to flip and make a good profit I fear your pushing under water suberarian terriotory. For a a very nice vintage hard frame MTB to use as a rider your doing OK you should be able to get years of nice riding out of this one.
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Nope, this ones a keeper. I just want to know if it's a solid base to modify into a drop bar commuter, or if I should ride it as is for a while and keep on the look out for something more road-ish. What would you do?
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Old 04-24-14, 06:10 AM
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If the fit works out I also see no proplem sinking another $50-75 in this one to do a drop bar conversion. Most C&V guys personnel riders are several feet under water value wise.
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It's a chromoly frame. Thanks for the opinions guys, and it's good to know its typical to be a little under water on daily ride. I plan on taking this through rain and maybe snow, so a solid frame that isn't interesting to thieves and that doesn't have a lot of value to loose works for me. I'm going to continue turning this into the bike I want it to be. (I also dig the mint green). I see there is a vintage mountain bike drop bar conversion thread, so I'll continue this over there.

Also, my my headset came in today!!
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I'm not sure that it is a mountain bike at all. It looks like the wheels are 700c which would make it a hybrid. Check the sidewall of the tires, it'll tell you the size of the wheels. 26x?? will mean mountain bike, 700x?? will mean it's a hybrid. If it's a hybrid, putting drops on it would make it a cool gravel grinder/light tourer/cyclocross type bike.
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700c x 35c bontrager H2s I had wanted 28s but they didn't have any.
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It's a great color and has lotsa old school style! I love painted stems!!

I say spend what you want and ride the hell out of it......

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I took a look another "bike in friends shed" yesterday. Looks like a late 80's Miata road bike. I have the sickness. This will be an awesome summer.
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It's an 84 miyata 310! Pictures in "Barn Fresh" under C&V!
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