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Old 05-30-21, 03:03 PM
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WTB: Unique mountain bike 20-ish inch

I'm looking for a non-big brand vintage mountain bike that can get me 74cm c-to-c and 70cm mid-saddle to bars, usually around 20 inches of seat tube.
- No trek, specialized (not interested in early stumpjumpers), schwinn, cannondale, diamondback, etc
- I'll look at anything from framebuilders like Weigle, Potts, Merz and Ritchey to rare production stuff from Miyata, Muddy Fox, Kona, etc
- Feel free to PM if you like to keep secrets

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That's quite an ask, there are a couple of Ritchey's on CL here.

You might want to include early Stumpys since they come up a bit more often and make great placeholders.

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/...328303529.html

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/...312883766.html

https://bend.craigslist.org/bik/d/be...323047509.html

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...324688270.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...321129385.html

You're squarely in "cold dead hands territory here" so good luck.

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You might want to include early Stumpys since they come up a bit more often and make great placeholders.

You squarely in "cold dead hands territory here" so good luck. [/QUOTE]

Definitely not interested in stumpjumpers. Plenty of those around.

Iíve found that a lot of the ďcold dead handsĒ folks eventually want something different.
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Originally Posted by gravelinmygears View Post
You might want to include early Stumpys since they come up a bit more often and make great placeholders.

You squarely in "cold dead hands territory here" so good luck.
Definitely not interested in stumpjumpers. Plenty of those around.

Iíve found that a lot of the ďcold dead handsĒ folks eventually want something different.[/QUOTE]

All true enough and they do come up but like the Ritchey's in Hillsboro, the price of admission is usually way out there and Merz only made a dozen or so.

There was one more Ritchey on CL here until now, it may have sold, I think it was the same guy as the others, prices always seem to be in the $2300-2500 range.
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I might have a chromed KHS that I have been unable to find anything on...literally nothing.

As someone on here said, will ride like a Cadillac from the 70s...

I am assuming you want high end though...

for poops and giggles, google KHS High Sierra I think...
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
...prices always seem to be in the $2300-2500 range.
Some bikes are worth that. I had a mountain bike offered to me this morning for $5k. It wasnít worth that much to me but it is to others.
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This one is probably too small, but kinda cool:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...316321472.html
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Add early Breezers to your list. That Fisher Montare for $285 is awesome, in my opinion. Ritcheys, as mentioned; that Commando one is off the charts cool!

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Originally Posted by gravelinmygears View Post
Some bikes are worth that. I had a mountain bike offered to me this morning for $5k. It wasn’t worth that much to me but it is to others.
Of course they are to the right person, so any interest in these Ritchey's up here, I'm up to facilitate if need be?

My first 2 Merz road bikes were pretty spendy, many here thought too much so but I gladly paid the ask and was happy to do so. When I was at Sellwood cycles looking at the 2nd one, JM027 that he built for himself, I was down on the floor getting a ground level perspective when I looked up and saw 2-3 other people looking and waiting to see it, I stood up, wheeled it up to the counter, paid the money and went on my way, could not believe my luck.

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
This one is probably too small, but kinda cool:

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...316321472.html
thanks! Yeah. Iíve tried to make an 18 work with all the mtbs in that size but Iím just too tall. Iím more on the 21 inch side of large if that makes sense. 34 inch inseam.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Of course they are to the right person, so any interest in these Ritchey's up here, I'm up to facilitate if need be?

My first 2 Merz road bikes were pretty spendy, many here thought too much so but I gladly paid the ask and was happy to do so. When I was at Sellwood cycles looking at the 2nd one, JM027 that he built for himself, I was down on the floor getting a ground level perspective when I looked up and saw 2-3 other people looking and waiting to see it, I stood up, wheeled it up to the counter, paid the money and went on my way, could not believe my luck.
Iím picky about Ritcheys. Iíve had a couple now. Not into the camo and the team is a 19.
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Add early Breezers to your list. That Fisher Montare for $285 is awesome, in my opinion. Ritcheys, as mentioned; that Commando one is off the charts cool!

Seems like the last early Breezer for sale I/we saw was $5-6k or more and I know the later ones aren't the same league but they are pretty nice, there may be another one still at a shop that I saw quite awhile back, should call or go back and see.
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If your looking for some interesting older MTB's you can add some Colorado built bikes Barracuda and Look to your list.
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Definitely. I've been looking for an 80s Salsa these days.
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https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/stod...326290411.html

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/laco...324779813.html

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Thanks!
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I've always wanted one of these.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/31353476133...IAAOSwgExgo-n3
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Interesting. What is it?
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Interesting. What is it?
It's a Porsche. I think this model came out in like 96. I saw it in Mountain Bike Action or one of those mags, and was in love with it. They were way out of my budget back then.
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Originally Posted by gravelinmygears View Post
Interesting. What is it?
Way overpriced?

Here's one with no bids opening at $100.

https://bustedknucklesauctions.com/p...orsche-bike-s/

Looks like MSRP was $2250 in 98

This may still have the elastomer handlebar mounts.
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If I was in need I wouldn't mind throwing a g-note at this.

Seven Sola Titanium
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That's really cool! I got what I was looking for. Thanks everyone.
Well, what didya get?
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And back

Bump because Iím back on the hunt. 21Ē mtb from a great builder. Thanks.
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