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Old 12-13-12, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
Steve, is that one those AirMet frames?


I don't think it's Aremet...since it's not broken (yet). Pretty sure it's regular steel, but it is pretty light.



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Old 12-13-12, 10:38 PM
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That's hot!
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Old 12-14-12, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
Pretty sure they are XC 500's...always thought hey looked so cool. Found out today they look better than they ride, lol.



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My friend who owns a bike shop was trying to talk me out of putting them on my new build. He complained how bad they performed, calls them marzocchis worst yet. Guess I might follow his advice. You are right I just checked, I have both 50s are plain, and 500s are drilled. He said they both suck. lol
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Old 12-14-12, 06:53 PM
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I remember reading a review in the mid to late 90's of a Nevil Devil. I think it was Bike magazine's Dark issue, probably October 96, 97. or 98.... I think they also made mention of a Nevil tandem to be reviewed in an upcoming issue. Think they called it a typical east coast backwoods bike, whatever that means. I'll have to go digging through my old Bike magazines. You know, the ones with Mike Ferrentino authoring the "Grimy Handshake" monthly column. Back in those days they also had Jacquie Phelan authoring the "Life in the Fat Lane" monthly column. That was some of the best writing in any magazine, ever.
Very cool bike, BTW!
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Old 12-14-12, 08:27 PM
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A lot of personality in that bike Steve. Dig it.
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Old 12-17-12, 09:53 AM
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if there's one thing we dont get enough of on bf, it's wheelie shots. kudos to you

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Old 12-17-12, 08:25 PM
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Finally got around to taking pics and downloading the camera tonight. here is a CORSARO MOUNTAINEER I rebuilt a couple of months ago. there is not much info on the net obout these bikes. so I thought I would add a couple of pics.

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Old 12-18-12, 06:29 AM
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^Pretty clean.
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Old 12-18-12, 09:22 PM
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^Pretty clean.
thanks, lots of elbow grease and a large parts washer combined with an ultrsonic cleaner does wonders.

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Old 12-22-12, 09:46 PM
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Anyone know anything about Mt. Shasta bicycles? Picked up this Sonora Sport model, definately not high end at all, but it does have some nice features and seems well made. Just curious since Ive never heard of it, I found one reference to them in 1994, which may be right for this. Shimano SIS. Here it is as I got it. sorry about the non drive side photo, its the sellers.

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Old 12-24-12, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by pcdmiele View Post
Finally got around to taking pics and downloading the camera tonight. here is a CORSARO MOUNTAINEER I rebuilt a couple of months ago. there is not much info on the net obout these bikes. so I thought I would add a couple of pics.

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Near as I have been able to figure out is Corsaro was the house brand for Greggs Bike in Seattle and they were doing catalog sales late 70's early 80's. I had called them but unable to get anybody on the phone that had been there long enough to confirm it.
I had a Mixte that was VERY nice and I think it was actually built by Miyata. A 83-84 Miyata Ridge runner is pretty close to what you have and was a butt welded frame. In 85 Miyata mountains went to lugged but thats not to say that their spec bikes like Univega and if I'm correct Gregg's were not still welded. http://www.miyatacatalogs.com/2007/1...alog-1983.html
Runt the date codes on the derailleurs to get a better idea of its build date.
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Old 12-24-12, 11:50 AM
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Pedal traveler,

No info from me as I too have not heard of this Maker. If you are so inclined, some drive side shots and closeups would be nice. What are your plans for it?.

Merry X-mas !
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Old 12-24-12, 04:46 PM
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Got the 93 GT Borrego back up and running but ya know, it's family time now and the rain isn't going to let up. I'll have to content myself with the short coffee ride before I can get out for some real miles and some decent shots.

Mostly stock except new cables,housing,seatpost,BB,handlebar,chain,grips,seat and tires. Make that barely stock ! Paints stock !


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Old 12-24-12, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalTraveler View Post
Anyone know anything about Mt. Shasta bicycles? Picked up this Sonora Sport model, definately not high end at all, but it does have some nice features and seems well made. Just curious since Ive never heard of it, I found one reference to them in 1994, which may be right for this. Shimano SIS. Here it is as I got it. sorry about the non drive side photo, its the sellers.

at first glance i'd assume Mt Shasta was possibly a low end marquee, or that is a mid/low end model at least.. quick release front but solid axle rear, crazy high stem. can't tell much about the frame though
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Old 12-24-12, 06:32 PM
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Getting ready to dust off Dad's old MB-3. Then gonna go get it dusty again on the trails!


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Old 12-28-12, 10:01 AM
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'86 High Sierra
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Old 12-31-12, 01:57 PM
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Here's mine. As best as anyone can tell, this began as a Schwinn mountain bike that was only available from the 1983 catalogue as a bare frame made in Japan. The catalogue example shows a tig welded frame and a BMX fork. Mine is fully lugged and has an original "Mirada" fork which didn't officially show up until the later '80's on the Taiwan made bikes after the original Schwinn Company filed for bankruptcy and was restructured.



Here it is now. The ID and subsequent build thread is here. This has several odd and unusual bits and pieces that I hope others will find interesting.

If anyone has more knowledge on this frame and how it ended up getting lugs and the nicer fork, I would appreciate the information.



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Old 12-31-12, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Pedal traveler,

No info from me as I too have not heard of this Maker. If you are so inclined, some drive side shots and closeups would be nice. What are your plans for it?.

Merry X-mas !

Thanks, as soon as I can I'll thaw it out of the shed and take some pics of my own. Definately nothing fancy, but worth documenting as a short lived mark. I'm not sure what I'll do with it at this point, but I got a good enough deal on it that it was worth it for the rack alone. Certainly gonna get rid if that old seat though.

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at first glance i'd assume Mt Shasta was possibly a low end marquee, or that is a mid/low end model at least.. quick release front but solid axle rear, crazy high stem. can't tell much about the frame though
Yeah, the stem is something else, it'll make for a very upright ride...
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My 85' Univega.

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Old 01-02-13, 08:07 PM
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That's awesome Echo, always happy to see another Univega. What's the model ? Did you have to do any work to it ?
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Old 01-03-13, 01:00 AM
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This is the Diamondback Ascent cobbled together from a trio of yard sale finds last year.
The Deore XT and Biopace came on a Bianchi Super Grizzly without a rear wheel and a seatpost that had to be destroyed to get out.
Would you consider the Bianchi frame an upgrade? They both have the same Tange MTB double butted tubes, Bianchi is lugged, the Diamondback is welded. It was a no brainer to get the Diamondback on the road. The Bianchi will need a U-brake for the rear and some work on the wheelset I found in addition to a new seatpost.
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Old 01-03-13, 01:34 AM
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Man, that's a toss up. They both have cool qualities.

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This is the Diamondback Ascent cobbled together from a trio of yard sale finds last year.
The Deore XT and Biopace came on a Bianchi Super Grizzly without a rear wheel and a seatpost that had to be destroyed to get out.
Would you consider the Bianchi frame an upgrade? They both have the same Tange MTB double butted tubes, Bianchi is lugged, the Diamondback is welded. It was a no brainer to get the Diamondback on the road. The Bianchi will need a U-brake for the rear and some work on the wheelset I found in addition to a new seatpost.
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Would you consider the Bianchi frame an upgrade?
the fact it's lugged makes me say yes i'd consider it a nicer frame, but as you point out it also uses ubrakes and other parts to make complete. It's also got a higher bottom bracket, which could be seen as a positive or negative thing. My 86 Diamondback Apex looks to have similar geometry to the Ascent, if so it's a fine riding machine, especially with the XT bits put on.

I would try out the bianchi for a little while at least
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For me that would be an easy dilemma to overcome, build and keep both. I like the Super Grizzly ( I have one a bit on the small side for me) & the DB is nothing to sneeze at either, set one up with street tires and one for the trail, problem solved


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The only Pictures I have at the moment for my Super Grizzly, it was being used as a sign of sorts at the shop where I work, had an open flag hanging on it and a surfboard & rack to display it. It is now under cover in hopes to come across a bigger Grizzly frame someday.




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'86 High Sierra
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The more I look at it, the more I like it!
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