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Old 06-05-12, 08:15 PM
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I just bought this Nishiki today, for my wife.
I'm going to change the steel wheels to aluminum and put on new tires.
It was sold at Kelowna Cycle in B.C., spent some time in Saskatoon,
now it's in Ottawa.
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Old 06-06-12, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy
I bought mine through eBay, but I see they have their own site as well.

https://wings-suspension.com/manitou.html

This brought my Manitou 4 back to full function. It is important to note that Manitou forks had no damping function (other than the stiction of the fork legs) until the EFC, which was the final evolution of the first generation (Manitou 1-4) after which came the redesigned Mach 5.
Better read this first.

https://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...rs-731971.html
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Wow. Okay, guess I got in under the wire. Thank goodness I didn't put off buying my springs.
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Old 06-24-12, 02:40 PM
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My 1984 Miyata Terra Runner, after cleaning it up a little, repacking all the bearings, and swapping out a few parts. It still needs the fenders and bottle generator remounted.

New parts are the Suntour XC Pro RD, 7 Speed thumbies, Sram chain and a sunrace FW.








My test ride was to the LBS to show off and then to the grocery store.

At the grocery store a guy hauled up next to me on an old Rock Hopper, and then when I came out there was another old Norco rigid MTB there! Had to take a pic, but I think my Miyata in the back was the belle of the ball.


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Old 06-24-12, 03:00 PM
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that last one is hot!
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Early 90's Team Stumpjumper. Upgraded w/ a few Deore XT parts in black. Custom wheels from Wheelsmith & got rid of those weird BioPace Rings...


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Current project undergoing rebuild. 1989 Panasonic PICS Team MC 800 Custom with full Shimano Deore group. (will post more pics once back together)


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Old 06-24-12, 06:36 PM
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A couple updated pics of previously mentioned models...

1988 Panasonic MC-5500 (post face-lift)


1987 Panasonic MC-6500 (post face-lift)
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Wow, great bikes posted today, I'm really loving those Panasonics!
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damn i love the paint jobs on all of those panisonics
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My '87 Cascade with her new boots doing the half step...



My '88 Shasta with new boots...

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I posted my finds on the Catch of the Day thread, but I wanted to share them here were they belong. The first and best bike in the lot came into the shop I work at for a repair, after the owner left and I had some time to check it out I fell in love with it so I called him and offered to trade one of the newer hybrids I had for sale for it as I could tell he just needed a bike to bomb around on with a baby seat on it. He accepted my offer to trade but for a used Diamond Back Topanga SE MTB instead ( which I found in the trash & rehabbed ) which I installed his baby seat & his beat up monster seat.

The bike turned out to be a 1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport missing all of it's decals ( less likely to be stolen if you don't know what it is ). The bike seems to be all original with the exception of the tires, seat & grips, it is sporting Shimano XT Deerhead components, a Specialized crank, bars & set of hubs. The bad news is the fluted SR Laprade seat post was down way to far allowing water in and causing it to seize tighter then any seat post I have encountered to date. I didn't get pictures of the bike complete as I stripped it down as soon as I found the stuck post. I haven't had any time to mess with it after the first couple of days and it has been upside down soaking in PB Blaster for a week & a half in my bench vice, I am going to try drain cleaner next ( Lye) and see how that works, I am in no hurry.


The next 2 bikes were part of a 25 bike lot that was given to us by a salesman that just needed them gone as he lost his storage for them, they are 2 nice Specialized Rockhoppers, a early model and a late aluminum model. The early Rockhopper is a keeper that is my size but it is missing a few of the original parts, I believe it is older then the 85 Stumpy due to the Suntour parts that are on it and having no lugs. The aluminum Rockhopper is a 18" frame & I am just going to keep it around as a extra bike for someone to ride should we have company. Ok on to the pictures,

1985 Stumpy as she sits right now,





Early Rockhopper as found,




Aluminum Rockhopper as found,


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Old 06-25-12, 06:34 AM
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I really like that 1989 Panasonic Team MC 800 Custom, I would love to own something with a wild bright 80's style paint job like that. With the exception of a bright orange splattered paint GT Outpost I have every MTB I own is a dark single color.

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Originally Posted by The MAX
My 1984 Miyata Terra Runner, after cleaning it up a little, repacking all the bearings, and swapping out a few parts. It still needs the fenders and bottle generator remounted.

New parts are the Suntour XC Pro RD, 7 Speed thumbies, Sram chain and a sunrace FW.
Very nice. That bike looks great.
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ZeRinger what kind of tubing are those panasonics made from? what components on the built up ones?
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Originally Posted by frantik
ZeRinger what kind of tubing are those panasonics made from? what components on the built up ones?
They are all Tange MTB double butted. I had hoped the MC Team might have been Tange MTB Prestige but no such luck on this one.

The 1987 MC-6500 has primarily SunTour XC-Sport 7000 components albeit with a Shimano Biopace crank.
The 1988 MC-5000 has primarily SunTour XCD-6000 components.
The 1989 MC Team 800 Custom looks to be completely Shimano Deore equipped
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lots of sweet mtbs lately, but that miyata terra runner really makes it for me.
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lots of sweet mtbs lately, but that miyata terra runner really makes it for me.
Ditto... it is a great looking bike and I know how nice a ride they are.
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Originally Posted by ZeRinger
They are all Tange MTB double butted. I had hoped the MC Team might have been Tange MTB Prestige but no such luck on this one.
wow im kinda surprised the Team wasn't prestige. i think the teal and yellow one is my fave..

Sixty Fiver.. awesome pic! wish there was stuff like that near me
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
Ditto... it is a great looking bike and I know how nice a ride they are.
Thanks guys! It was an unbelievable find for me. I had to pay a bit of a premium to get it ($180), but it was absolutely in geogeous shape. Most bikes in Atlantic Canada don't look like this after 28 years. The cool thing is she had another one with the exact same setup (minus the brooks) in a smaller size which she sold a few weeks later. So there is another lucky owner of a Miyata TR running around my city! Tires and grips are original and everything, it is a very amazing ride.
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CAMP BIKE

I bought two low mileage 1996 Trek 930's, advertised on CL, from an extremely nice couple from the Buckeye State about a year ago. They even delivered to Ann Arbor from Streetsboro, OH because they were helping their nephew with his newly opened artisan sausage shop, Biercamp.

Anyway I sold the smaller blue one and kept the ice green one below, importing it to the Adirondacks, where my family has a camp. In mounting the rear rack yesterday, I ended up also overhauling the wheel bearings and polished the aluminum components, including the Matrix Guru rims. Other than a saddle that is more PC (posterior correct) and a 20mm shorter adjustable stem, the bike is all original. The bullhorns came with the bike.

It is the perfect around town errand bike, for going to the post office, bank, hardware store, and other destinations. In fact, what prompted the rack installation, was the last time I was here, my Ford Expedition was being worked on. The mechanic calls me to let me know that I needed to get a front brake caliper. Luckily, next door there is a supermarket that sells reusable grocery bags, can you imagine the disaster of trying plastic bags with an insanely heavy object? Have you ever tried to ride a bike with a 35 lb. bag hanging off one side of your handlebars? No room for error, but as difficult as herding cats!


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Originally Posted by frantik
wow im kinda surprised the Team wasn't prestige. i think the teal and yellow one is my fave..
It does seem a bit odd but I have seen other PICS Custom bikes/frames with oddball tubing as well. I know one Team Custom road bike owner with Tange 2 tubing which I've never heard of before. My own PR-6000 has Tange 1 tubing instead of the usual Prestige tubing which is quite peculiar as well.

It is possible the original owner was a heavier guy or gal or simply wanted something a bit more rugged off-road than the prestige tubing. Hard to say really.
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The 1989 Team MC 800 Custom is nearing completion. Just need to install the brakes, chain, and misc cables.



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