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Old 12-22-15, 09:42 PM
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@DMC707 - if you're gonna belong to this club, spell it Diamond Back - 2 words like it's written on the bike. If you spell it Diamondback - that's the modern one which has no relation to the vintage ones.
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Old 12-22-15, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen View Post
@DMC707 - if you're gonna belong to this club, spell it Diamond Back - 2 words like it's written on the bike. If you spell it Diamondback - that's the modern one which has no relation to the vintage ones.
Good Catch...
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Nice, Whats the grouppo Shimano 105?

Guessing its a 1991 Model given the Diamond Back Down tube logo
Yes, I figure it's a '91 as well. It says "Centurion" on both the bars and the chain-stay. Shimano Exage 500, nothing special. I'll post a few more pics after I clean it up a bit. I like it a lot, that's all that matters!
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Old 12-22-15, 09:57 PM
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Yes, I figure it's a '91 as well. It says "Centurion" on both the bars and the chain-stay. Shimano Exage 500, nothing special. I'll post a few more pics after I clean it up a bit. I like it a lot, that's all that matters!
Cool looking forward to seeing it, the 1990 Diamond back Logo was a little more understated, So its probably safe to say its a 1991 (until someone has Diamond Back catalogs we could compare to)
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Not sure if early 90's Diamond Backs are considered vintage, but here are 2 of mine:

1990 Diamond Back Apex


1994 Diamond Back Apex
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Old 02-14-16, 03:24 PM
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Master TG shortly after I got it a few years ago. Serial # says '89 but may have been an early '90 model. Recently acquired an Expert TG, but no pictures yet. Serial # on that one says '90. Frame is the same with black smoke instead of grey.

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Here is my 1990 Diamond Back Topanga that I bought new as a commuter and trail bike in college. I use it now to ride around the neighborhood with the kids.

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Old 03-15-16, 11:25 PM
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Here is my 1990 Diamond Back Topanga that I bought new as a commuter and trail bike in college. I use it now to ride around the neighborhood with the kids.

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Nice Topanaga, It looks to be mostly original.
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Originally Posted by wide45 View Post
Master TG shortly after I got it a few years ago. Serial # says '89 but may have been an early '90 model. Recently acquired an Expert TG, but no pictures yet. Serial # on that one says '90. Frame is the same with black smoke instead of grey.


Nice Master TG, The Serial number may give a 89 build date for the 1990 Model Year.

The Diamond back road bikes were started in 1990 after the parent company WSI, Discontinued the Centurion Brand in 1989.

Post the Expert when you get a chance please!
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Originally Posted by JonCr View Post
Here is my 1990 Diamond Back Topanga that I bought new as a commuter and trail bike in college. I use it now to ride around the neighborhood with the kids.

Welcome to the forums.
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
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Nice Topanaga, It looks to be mostly original.
It is mostly original - even the tires are original. The only thing I replaced were the shifters / brake levers because one of the original ones broke.
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Updated pictures of my 2 early 90's DiamondBack Apex(s)

I have posted pictures of my 2 DiamondBack Apex(s) before, but they have been cleaned for the riding season. First up is my:


1990 DiamondBack Apex

Size 17.5"
Frame: Tange Double Butted 4130 chromoly (CrMo) steel
Fork: 100% chromoly steel. The front fork has low mid-eyelet perfect for touring.
Sizing: The frame has 16 1/2" center to center seat tube, and 21.6" center to center top tube. 29" standover height.


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Second up is my:

1994 DiamondBack Apex

Size 20"
Frame: super light True Temper TT-Lite chromoly (CrMo) steel
Fork: 100% chromoly steel
Sizing: The frame has 19 1/2" center to center seat tube, and 23" center to center top tube with 30.5" standover height.
Components: Shimano Deore LX gruppo. Bontrager compact crankset, 42/32/22. Front and Back wheels are Suntour XC Comp wheelset.
Current weight is 26.1 lbs as shown. With lighter tire and regular tubes instead of heavy duty thorn protection tubes, it will be in the low 25lbs range.




Sadly as part of spring clean up, both bikes will be put up for sale in CL.
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Well, I didn't even know this thread existed. Here is what I am told (considering I was given the owners manual with the bike) is a 1990 Master TG. It was all original except for the pedals (dura ace clips) and the seat (need to find what the original one would have been). This guy has had it hanging in his garage unsed for years. More pics after I get it cleaned up. I took off his gel saddle with a gel seatpad and put on an old san maro until I find something more fitting period wise. (and if my butt likes what I find)







Looks like it is a 91

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Thanks for posting the Master TG,

It looks like the wheels are original, what are the wheels and Hubs?
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Old 04-28-16, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Thanks for posting the Master TG,

It looks like the wheels are original, what are the wheels and Hubs?
Hubs are 105, rims are sun mistral ultra hard anodized.
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Diamond Back Ascent, 1987ish. Not much noteworthy. Rattlecan invasion stripes on seat tube courtesy of yours truly. Ended up giving it to a kid next door who needed a bike. I hope he thrashed the hell out of it and had a great time doing so.


The Diamondback you see most around here, this one in the back yard. Almost 6 feet. Picked him up with a hula-hoe and dropped him over the back fence so he could go live his snakey life. "Go be a snake, old man."
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Originally Posted by BigSung View Post

1990 DiamondBack Apex


I am now down to 1 DB Apex, 94 DiamondBack Apex. Sadly I had to let go the above bike to clear out space. The 94 DB Apex is up for sale on local CL as well...need to thin out my stock further
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I am now down to 1 DB Apex, 94 DiamondBack Apex. Sadly I had to let go the above bike to clear out space. The 94 DB Apex is up for sale on local CL as well...need to thin out my stock further
Hopefully it goes to a good home. kept the 1990 i take?

Im tossing around the idea to sell the 1986 Ascent that is at the beginning of this post. not sure.
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Hopefully it goes to a good home. kept the 1990 i take?

Im tossing around the idea to sell the 1986 Ascent that is at the beginning of this post. not sure.
I had both of them listed on local CL. The 90 Apex (red) went to a good home, and I am left with 94 Apex (green)...hopefully it will find a good home.
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Originally Posted by BigSung View Post

1994 DiamondBack Apex


It went to a good home. I have no more DB in my stable anymore
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It went to a good home. I have no more DB in my stable anymore
All those Cimarrons pushing them right out of the garage!
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All those Cimarrons pushing them right out of the garage!
Yup. Actually I ended up settling on 18" Cimarron as my Cyclocross/commuter ride and 18" Specialized RockHopper (in progress of being converted to drop bar) as my ride when I visit my dad... I have been taking my bike whenever I visit my dad in LA, 350 miles each way. I am still debating on what to do with the 21" Cimarron though.
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Just picked up this super nice Master Tg for $50. Was covered in bird poop but will clean up nice.










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