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Old 03-14-07, 09:12 PM
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Well here is my 1991 Haro Impulse, It was a townie/commuter for a while but after a good crash (bent fork and other misc) I am going to slightly update her.. I love this bike


Here is my dads 1987(ish?) Peugot, With the original componets........ They just don't quit..
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Hey don't duh me, you're the one that obviously doesn't get it, mine or Stacey's.
So sorry friends I didnt mean it to look the way it does Im was just messin Ill delete the reponses so no one else takes them the wrong way apologies
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You ain't from Philly. You got the wrong 'tude!

You should be tellin' him to fa cough
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Another 1996 Vintage carbon ,

you guys won't have heard of these, in fact you won't have if your not German.
Kind of reminds me a bit of the old RAD mountain bike.



Nice reliable rear suspension too



On the back burner for a while this one until the Trimble is finished.
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I just finished building this Specialized Stumpjumper. I haven't dated it yet but would guess it's about an '86 since it uses roller cam brakes.





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My 1990 (I think) Trek 8000. Deore XT thumb shifters. Ritchey brake levers. Have the dual purpose tires on it now so I can ride on streets/paths with my boys.

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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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1993 Giant Cadex ALM-1. Not as nicely restored as some of these old bikes, but looking at the newer bikes around, this one is definitely an oldie now.
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Specialized Rockhopper

Specialized Rockhopper w/Shimano Deore shifters, front & rear derailleurs, Shimano Biopace 48/38/28 ringset, Suntour XC pedals https://img70.imageshack.us/img70/589/specializedsz0.jpg
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This Trek is killer!!!! Brings back memories!!!
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Two treks, an 830 and a 930. mid 1990's not sure if we count these as classics but thay were dumpster dived.
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This Trek is killer!!!! Brings back memories!!![/QUOTE]
Thanks!!!!! I love her. The only flaw is a big chip in the paint on the top tube where the bar ends hit once. Trek does not sell touch up paint and the lunar purple they used that year kind of color shifts. Sometimes the bike almost looks blue/black other times it is bright purple.

The saddle is not stock, nor are the Onza bar ends. I had Plano Cycling and Fitness install Deore LX thumb shifters instead of trigger shifters when I bought it, and to do that they hand to switch the brake levers, but I love the Ritchey Logic levers on it. Cut the bars down a few inches as I used to ride it to the marina and the wide bars were pretty sketchy riding down the walkway from the shore to the dock!

If I had to keep one bike, this is probably the one I would keep. Hope I never have to make that decision.
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Early 90s Paramount Series 40 PDG. Weighs in at a surprisingly svlete 27 lb.
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I've been enjoying this thread for a long time, and finally got around to figuring out how to post pics, so here goes:

My '89 Bridgestone MB-3. Won on Ebay for a little over $200.00. The previous owner probably never had it on dirt, as it was equipped with a high-rise stem and an oversized saddle. I Found the right stem at First Flight Bikes. Even the Ritchey tires are original and still in good shape. I love this bike! (P.S. pardon the trailer hitch on the seatposts of these first two bikes)


My '91 Bridgestone CB-0. My first "real" bike. I still use it as a fair-weather commuter.


My '94 Bridgestone MB-2. Won on Ebay (also) for a little over $200.00. Had to replace just a few things to bring it back to stock condition. The Mag 21 still works well. If I ever get around to racing, I think it would be a gas to do it on this bike.
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I apologize for the hugeness of that first photo. For some reason, it wouldn't accept the resized pic.
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Early 90s Paramount Series 40 PDG. Weighs in at a surprisingly svlete 27 lb.
Those are some goofy chainstays, are my eyes playing tricks on me or are the asymmetrical?
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Another view of my MB-3. I begged my wife to let me bid on it in late 2005. She agreed, with the condition that it would be my Christmas present. When I finally got to open the box, I was the happiest kid in the house. I couldn't believe just how "low-mileage" this bike is--the tires, grips, cables and brake blocks were all original and showed very little wear. I like to think that now it gets ridden the way it was made to be ridden--NOT a few miles on the bike path followed by years of storage! It gets dirty now from time to time--but I always put it away clean...

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At the suggestion of McDave, I thought it would be fun to post my new "Tow Truck" for the Burley trailer

It's a great 1982 (I think) Ross "Diamond Cruiser" MTB and I absolutely love it! It is remarkably smooth!

Dig these crazy blue components, killer handlebars, original MAFAC brakes , and BLUE OVAL CUTOUT HIGH FLANGE HUBS!!

https://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l4...2/bikes041.jpg

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The ROSS neck is very similar to the old 70's/early 80's Mongoose "Goose neck's" that all of the BMX'ers lusted after

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It's a great 1982 (I think) Ross "Diamond Cruiser" MTB and I absolutely love it! It is remarkably smooth!
Are you certain that this isn't a "Blue" Diamond Cruiser .

That's almost too much...

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Sweet Bridgestones Epicurean!!!! Before I bought the Trek 8000 I was riding a Bridgestone MB-4 ( I think) it would have been very late 80's Purple to white fade paint job, along the lines of your 89 MB-3.
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Originally Posted by jsharr
Sweet Bridgestones Epicurean!!!! Before I bought the Trek 8000 I was riding a Bridgestone MB-4 ( I think) it would have been very late 80's Purple to white fade paint job, along the lines of your 89 MB-3.
Thanks Jeff! I love the pic of your 8000, and would love to show mine--but it's at the in-laws' in Connecticut right now. I'll be sure to post it here soon.

I recently obtained an '89 Trek 950 on ebay (it hasn't arrived yet). I plan to tune it up as required and present it to the kid who lives next door to my in-laws. He loves to ride with me when I'm there, but is currently on a department-store beater. My wife says it's good karma, but I'll certainly benefit as well! Besides, I'm looking forward to fixing up that old lugged Trek. I'll post my progress with it here.
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Originally Posted by kemmer
Those are some goofy chainstays, are my eyes playing tricks on me or are the asymmetrical?
Yes, they are asymmetrical. It even says so on the right chainstay decal on my Series 50.
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1987 Cannondale SM800 - Time machines do exist

Wow, very nice Bridgestones epicurean!


Dear people,

This is my SM800 Cannondale. It arrived here with the time machine directly from 1987, the year that Mathias Rust landed at the Red Square, the Iron Lady got reelected, the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry sunk in the North Sea, Black Monday ....and also the year of 1st spots in the hitparade for songs like Madonna's 'Who's that gril' and George Michael's 'Faith' and movies like Fatal Attraction and Lethal Weapon.

It looks really good. I think someone bought it, put it in a box and stored it warm and comfy for almost 2 decades. I got the bike through a house painter. He got the bike as payment for work done.




Suntour Rollercams =>




XC9000 =>






Huge levers. Very good Also very good: Much use of metal, minimal use of plastics.




Old C'dale 'station' logo =>




All pics here!


Everytime I am taking a closer look at it I am amazed by its condition, quality touches and uniqueness ('87 MTBs are not seen at every corner in Europe). Hope you enjoyed too!

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Everytime I am taking a closer look at it I am amazed by its condition, quality touches and uniqueness ('87 MTBs are not seen at every corner in Europe). Hope you enjoyed too!
Wow! You've done it again, Elev12k...

That is a beautiful Cannondale--it makes me proud to live in Pennsylvania. 20 years old and it still looks ready to rock and roll! Thanks for showing it.
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Originally Posted by epicurean
Wow! You've done it again, Elev12k...

That is a beautiful Cannondale--it makes me proud to live in Pennsylvania. 20 years old and it still looks ready to rock and roll! Thanks for showing it.
Here, let me help bolster that PA pride. For your approval... My '93 Mt. McKinley.

Fresh of the truck from Salvation Army. Sad looking, isn't it?






Ready to ride v 0.01.






After fork and brake upgrade. Oh, she rides soooo sweet!

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