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Old 04-28-22, 01:22 PM
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WTB: Tall 80s MTB for restoration

Just finished a 1981 Trek 613 so I'm on the hunt for the next project. I'm looking for a unrestored early production MTB (1984-88). Something with bullmoose bars and early Shimano or Sun-Tour, one-inch quill era. I'm not fixed on one brand or model but I would love to work on an early Cannondale or Raleigh Mountain Tour especially. I'm planning to do a period restoration rather than a modern city bike rebuild so the more original the better.

I'm only interested in what would have been the tallest frame offered (21.5-24 depending on the brand) at the time.

Happy to do a cash deal but I also have some cool stuff to trade (a couple interesting 25-inch road frames and parts, smaller mtb frames and parts, some cool newer alt-bars, etc.). Reach out if you have anything sitting around!

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Old 04-28-22, 02:29 PM
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I have a nearly all original Specialized stump jumper comp from '85 in the largest size. Has deore parts and bio space. Only tires have been changed.
Not !00% sure of date, but close. 18 speed. If interested, I'll take pictures.
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I put up a Trek tall frame in the ISO thread a couple of days ago, It is still available if you want it. Smiles, MH
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have a large seneca & a large crested butte in salmon color but in se mich.both unrestored & very nice org. condition.also check out this Sundays bike show-swap;
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I would love to see some pics! I'll send you a message.

Thanks!
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I'll check it out!
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Originally Posted by bbbob View Post
I have a nearly all original Specialized stump jumper comp from '85 in the largest size. Has deore parts and bio space. Only tires have been changed.
Not !00% sure of date, but close. 18 speed. If interested, I'll take pictures.
Sorry, hit the wrong reply button. I'll send you a message.
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Originally Posted by '02 nrs View Post

have a large seneca & a large crested butte in salmon color but in se mich.both unrestored & very nice org. condition.also check out this Sundays bike show-swap;
So cool, that is high up on my dream list. I'm about four hours away so I don't think I can get up there on Sunday, but it's definitely within driving distance to avoid packing and shipping. Send a message with price and pics?
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Sorry, hit the wrong reply button. I'll send you a message.





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whoops its a rocky not a stumpy
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I have a late 80's Miyata - think it's a RidgeRunner or TerraRunner, but unsure. Black, U-brake mounts. 23" ST, 23" TT. Just has BB, headset, stem. PM for pics if you are interested!
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Won't let me send PMs either (sorry for being new!). Shoot me an email if you would like pics... (my username).mt@gmail.com
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I have an elevated chainstay Nishiki Alien that I think is 23". I'd have to go measure it and take pictures. Semi original mix of 7spd XT, DX and some slightly later LX. Plan was to go full XT with push/push under bar shifters, currently has thumbies.
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whoops its a rocky not a stumpy
That is a super cool Rock hopper, perfect color too. Iím going to drive up to see the Mountain Tours this week because theyíre close enough.

Iíll follow up in a message.
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So many cool options, I want all the early MTBs! Thanks for responding.

Iím going to go look at the Raleighs this week and Iíll check back with details.
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
I have an elevated chainstay Nishiki Alien that I think is 23". I'd have to go measure it and take pictures. Semi original mix of 7spd XT, DX and some slightly later LX. Plan was to go full XT with push/push under bar shifters, currently has thumbies.
Do you have pictures of this you can post? I love those old elevated chainstay bikes. I had a Fisher Montare with elevated chainstays for a while but I sold it. That is one I would like to get back.
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I'm going to drive to pick up the Mountain Tour next week. Thanks to everyone for responding. I want all these bikes!
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More temptation.










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Couple of folks sent me a PM about the Miyata I mentioned a few posts back. As a new user, I can't see/send PMs until I have ten posts, plus have a max of five posts per day limit... so.... I'll respond as soon as I can! Or feel free to shoot me an email. it's my username plus ".mt" at gmail.
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More temptation.










excellent collection! The Takara with racks!
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