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Road Test/Bike Review (1983) All-Terrain Bicycles

Old 07-14-20, 10:36 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1983) All-Terrain Bicycles

Bikes reviewed were MURRAY Baja 9000, LOTUS Explorer, UNIVEGA Alpine Uno, MARUKIN North Star, CYCLE PRO Skyline, MIYATA Terra-Runner, RALEIGH Elkhorn, and ROSS High Tech.

























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This is cool. I have a weakness for vintage MTBs.
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Speaking of 1983 ATBs, there's one on the LA craigslist that's sorta interesting. Mountain Sport 1, does anyone recognize the brand?

I love this era of bikes with their miles-long chainstays.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...155021279.html

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Originally Posted by Piff View Post
Speaking of 1983 ATBs, there's one on the LA craigslist that's sorta interesting. Mountain Sport 1, does anyone recognize the brand?

I love this era of bikes with their miles-long chainstays.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...155021279.html

The answer is here: The unusual LeeWorld Mountain Sport 1
T-Mar dropped the biggest dime.
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Off topicish, but when I'm bored, I try calling all the numbers on these ads, usually to no success, but I find it intriguing to try for some reason.

On a similar note, I did pick up this entry level 1989/90 Miyata Sport Runner. It weighs quite a bit despite being full cromoly, but I changed the wheelset to a modern XT-Mavic set and shed about 2-3 lbs. It rides quite nice, but I've decided to sell it, along with my other vintage bikes to make room for a modern mtb.
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Old 07-18-20, 10:44 PM
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Off topicish, but when I'm bored, I try calling all the numbers on these ads, usually to no success, but I find it intriguing to try for some reason.
Did you try calling that Fresno shop "collect"?

BTW, there's an ad in the 1984 review thread - 1984 Buyers' Guide (Bicycling magazine) Part 1 - Major Production Bikes - with a number that still rings to the same business.

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