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Old 10-25-12, 05:22 PM
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Moots?
Did somebody say Moots?
Pics?
Vintage?
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Old 10-25-12, 06:43 PM
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New pick up. 88 MB-3. $60 from the original owner.
Just have to get the seat post unstuck.

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Old 10-26-12, 12:23 PM
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I just picked this up for light trail use, mid eighties no frills.

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Old 10-26-12, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by **** Rax View Post



1984(?) Trek 830
nice
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Old 10-26-12, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by pcdmiele View Post
Here is a 1982 Diamond Back Ridge Runner. Internet research says this is the second production Mtn Bike after the StumpJumper and it was DB's top of the line. the Frame looks it and has very nice details and quality. I just finished a complete tear down and overhaul. all parts are original and functional. there was a lot of chipping in the paint, especially on the chainstays. When I saw the nice crome I just stripped back the paint on them and the forks a bit too to match. I like the chrome sock look too. all paint chips were touched up. shifters and deraillers were cleanes and polished. the Superbe Tech RD was partially dissembled for a good cleaning and it works great despite its bad reputaion. I took the bike out this morning on a nice 6 mile single track near my home. and it rides very nice. My one disapointment in the spokes. the wheels are very straight and clean, the hubs run smooth but the spokes are RUSTY. If this were my bike I would just swap to some newer wheels with QR's. How hard would it be to change the spokes? I've never built a wheel before. could I just get new SS spokes and swap them out one at a time? I would love to put some skinny slicks and a drop bar on this and make it a tour rig. it has all the rack brazeons. one other interesting note, the cranks are 180. I felt like I was turning some pretty big circles.

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I have one of those. I like the size of yours better, though.

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Old 10-26-12, 04:13 PM
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1989 Trek 950

my 1989 Trek 950 mountain bike Shimano Mountain LX group 22" frame steel lugged
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Old 10-26-12, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
Moots?
Did somebody say Moots?
Pics?
Vintage?
Here you are...





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Old 10-27-12, 02:57 AM
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I don't know if this qualifies as vintage, I'll post it anyhow.

This is my most recent pick up, a early 90's (93?) Shogun Prairie Breaker Expert.
I paid an equivalent of 14$.
Is anyone familiar with these? How were they considered when new?

When it comes to MTB's, I'm pretty clueless.
Any input is, as always, greatly appreciated.



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Old 10-27-12, 04:07 AM
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^ what are the components? what does the frame sticker say? looks like it could be decent or better..
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Old 10-27-12, 05:43 AM
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The component group is Shimano Exage, except for headset which is Tioga Avenger RX.
The fork is a SR DuoTrack.
Tubing is Tange MTB O.S. butted Cro-Mo. There is also a sticker saying it is hand welded.
wheels are Araya CV-7 rims/Shimano Exage hubs.

To me it seems pretty decent, but as stated, I have basiclly no knowledge of MTB components at all.
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Old 10-27-12, 06:06 AM
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Exage is mid-level components. Tange MTB OS tubes means good quality mid-high end frame. Good pick up for $14.
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Old 10-27-12, 10:26 AM
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Well, that's nice!
Thank you for letting me know.
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Old 10-29-12, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by frantik View Post
the Ridge Runner was DB's "top of the line" MTB in 1982/83, but it was also the *only* MTB offered that year. The topanga is probably lighter
frantik are you sure about that? I have a Mean Streak that is from the same year. Also lugged, Champion tubing, same cranks and looks like most of the same parts as far as I can tell. I think the Mean Streak was considered a lower model though. This pic is from before I hit a car with it and bent the frame.
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Old 10-29-12, 06:45 AM
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Here's my first gen GT Backwoods. This pic is from 89ish after I had it custom painted by a local guy named Mark Schroder. I still have it but painted it back to white.
sorry for the crappy pic. this was a pic of a pic lol. need to figure out my scanner.
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Old 10-29-12, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 69tr6r View Post
frantik are you sure about that? I have a Mean Streak that is from the same year. Also lugged, Champion tubing, same cranks and looks like most of the same parts as far as I can tell. I think the Mean Streak was considered a lower model though. This pic is from before I hit a car with it and bent the frame.
I'm not 100% sure but I think the Mean Streak is the 84 version of the Ridge Runner

here's a 1984 DB catalog http://www.ozbmx.com.au/index.php?showtopic=21655 the Mean Streak is the best mtb offered in 1984
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Old 10-29-12, 07:48 AM
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Untitled by zacfi2000, on Flickr

My Trek 8000 from 1991 in front of my Trek 7000 from the same year. I'm the original owner of the 8000, and it is mostly all original, except for saddle, tires and pedals. I still have the original tires and tubes though. The group is Deore DX. I let my son take the 8000 with him to college, but he brought it home because of Hurricane Sandy. I bought the 7000 to replace it. Now that I have the two together I see how much a step up the 8000 was in its time. It's like having Ultegra vs. Sora. Also, while the frames look identical, the 7000 is 6061 while the 8000 is a high end Easton tube set. It doesn't translate to much of a weight savings though, they are both heavy compared to my carbon road bike.
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Old 10-29-12, 10:13 AM
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Ti

'99 Litespeed Ocoee

Found in the corner of the LBS

My mods.

After a thousand miles on northern Wisconsin roads I can say it worked out.



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Old 10-29-12, 10:58 AM
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1987 Bianchi Grizzly
This bike slowly began racking up "fun-ride" miles; family outings, did a few Urban Adventure Races with it. However the bike had a really short top tube and super wide handlebars. It was not a great ride, But the allure of the name, the paint and the long tradition of Japanese cro-moly MTB frames made it worthwhile, and it had a U- brake. So with a single speed project ongoing I had a notion and a few clicks on the internet found this BF Thread. So here is the new, improved Bullhorn Bianchi. I went to a 7 speed, added the Rolf Dolomite wheels and the Crow Cycle MTB Bullhorn. I wish my tape job was a nice as DSTREELM's but just did a longer ride with it and it is awesome, exactly the stretched out ride I wanted - and I like the looks of it. One note, the Dolomites are super slick, I put new KS salmon pads on F&R, dialed the brakes in for maximum power and they still are really weak - previous wheelset was fine. I cleaned the rims as well. Enough talk.

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Old 10-29-12, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
glennfordx4,

Like that QR binder?


I have the same one on the Moots; been on there since the frame was new! And, it really works!


Originally Posted by 4funbikes View Post
I've got one also! The "cool tool". One of my favorite bits.
There was also a corresponding plug (rubber expanding grommet) that went inside the seatpost with a chain tool and... box wrenches? A local shop still has the pair in their original packaging with 1994 pricetags on each. I'll have to go take another look.

Cool tool made some really smart stuff. My girlfriend mananged to track this down on craigslist in AZ and get it for me for my birthday this year. I was amazed. I actually have another, but one of the allen keys [the 4/5 hex I think] is long since lost.

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Old 10-29-12, 03:46 PM
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Here's my STS-2 Thermoplastic. It's got HS-33 hydraulic brakes, Panaracer Magic Tyres, Topline cranks
Azonic shorty CNC stem, Linkage forks. As of from today I've dialled everything in and it rides beautifully.
I might change the chainrings on the front, they're not good looking enough...


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Old 10-29-12, 03:51 PM
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Hot doggie! What are those forks? The STS thermoplastic frames were about 97, 98-ish I think...
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Old 10-29-12, 03:57 PM
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Does a 2009 Trek 3900 count? LOL!!! But anyway...
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As found, 1984 Schwinn High Sierra.



After the clean up. It's big and heavy and rides like a tank, and I mean that in a good way.



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Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
As found, 1984 Schwinn High Sierra.



After the clean up. It's big and heavy and rides like a tank, and I mean that in a good way.



Nice looking HS! I bought mine brand new in '84... it was the bike I learned how to ride OR on, and served me very well. My good friend now owns it, and tells me he'll never give it up. I have asked him to include it in his will, and to bequeath it to me when he 'goes West'.

Treat her nice, and she'll treat you nice right back! Make sure you lube the QR on the seat post very well so it doesn't seize up on you... the QR was the weak link in that combo.

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Old 10-31-12, 01:49 PM
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As found, 1984 Schwinn High Sierra.



After the clean up. It's big and heavy and rides like a tank, and I mean that in a good way.



What tires are on the finished product? They aren't bad looking at all.
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