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Old 10-10-13, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by frantik View Post
nice bars there
AAWW thanks, I bet you say that to all the guys
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Old 10-10-13, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Nice Stumpjumper. Someday all those tolls will be forgotten; a nice grab.

I picked up this Grizzly today. A little rough; replacement fork and mis-matched wheels. It's going to get the Midge treatment.
[edit] btw there is no tubing sticker on this bike. I'm assuming it's an Asian-made Bianchi, maybe Tange? Anyone know for sure?
This would be the missing Grizzly sticker

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Old 10-10-13, 11:23 AM
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^Perfect, thanks!
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Old 10-10-13, 11:32 AM
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Fillet brazed?
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Old 10-10-13, 01:35 PM
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Fillet brazed?
My Grizzly? No, lugged.
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Old 10-10-13, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik View Post
1988 Diamondback Ascent EX.. my fun around town bike.. it needs better tires but otherwise I like it. it may get a drop bar but i'm 50/50 right now since i'm kind of having fun with the riser bar. i feel like jumping everything



You should PM me your address... there isn't nearly enough purple on that bike and am sure I have some purple ano stuff I could send your way.



I have the same bike as yours in my shop right now... it is getting a full overhaul before another season of winter riding... these are very nice bikes.
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Old 10-10-13, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
You should PM me your address... there isn't nearly enough purple on that bike and am sure I have some purple ano stuff I could send your way.



I have the same bike as yours in my shop right now... it is getting a full overhaul before another season of winter riding... these are very nice bikes.
wow thanks for the offer.. i agree that there's not enough purple either and yes, I'm really impressed with the frame; last year DB made anything but their highest end MTBs in Japan.
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Old 10-10-13, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
While I haven't scored a decent MTB in a while, I did pick up these cleaning out the office at work,


Also stashed away at work I have a pair of Tange Switchblade forks and a bunch of Tange Chrome Cromoly U-Brake/Roller Cam only forks
Those bullmoose bars are awesome on the trail, especially when descending. Gives the feel and control of a motocross bike on the relatively narrow MTB tires.
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Old 10-10-13, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
While I haven't scored a decent MTB in a while, I did pick up these cleaning out the office at work,


Also stashed away at work I have a pair of Tange Switchblade forks and a bunch of Tange Chrome Cromoly U-Brake/Roller Cam only forks
What's up with the forks, though? Sellin'?
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Old 10-10-13, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
My Grizzly? No, lugged.
No The bars.
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Old 10-10-13, 10:14 PM
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1989 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp with all XT.. even XT pedals snagged off CL.. guy said he had people blowing up his phone but luckily I had emailed him a few hours he had posted. I was trying NOT to buy new bikes but I couldn't say no to this

















paint is deeeeeep purple with some flake in it

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Old 10-10-13, 10:20 PM
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Nice buy. What's your plan?
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Old 10-10-13, 11:01 PM
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hah.. i don't know... i mostly wanted it for the components so i may take them off and build it up with some regular Deore, but i don't know really. it's almost all original so i feel kinda bad. i took it for a test ride and it wasn't mind blowingly great compared to all the bikes i've already got, but some of that might have been the handlebar setup which really sucks right now
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Old 10-11-13, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by surreal View Post
What's up with the forks, though? Sellin'?
Sorry but no, it is too hard to find forks and bars like this around here & when you do I can't afford them. I have plenty of MTB's back logged for repair that are missing things like original Bull Moose bars & the Tange Switchblades would be nice on any one of them.

The bars are Specialized (first 3 on bottom) and I think a Nitto (one from the top ) & one that only states made in Japan.


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Old 10-11-13, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
Sorry but no, it is too hard to find forks and bars like this around here & when you do I can't afford them. I have plenty of MTB's back logged for repair that are missing things like original Bull Moose bars & the Tange Switchblades would be nice on any one of them.

The bars are Specialized (first 3 on bottom) and I think a Nitto (one from the top ) & one that only states made in Japan.


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Totally understood, although (oddly enough) I was talkin' about the Tange u-brake forks.... =D

Seriously, a very nice score you got there...
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Old 10-11-13, 07:08 AM
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Nice Find Frantik!!, it would be a shame to strip it, I mean it made it all these years intact. I want to see what you do with it no matter what you decide. The DB looks sweet, I was thinking about it yesterday when I was in my box full of purple ano that I have been collecting for a few years for my GT & DB Serrento.

I decided that the Serrento is to small so I started to build it to sell it & will post pics when I finish it ( although I am keeping most of the anodized parts I got for it). I am building up bikes that have been sitting around taking up space lately so I can make room for a few of my own builds when done.


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Originally Posted by surreal View Post
Totally understood, although (oddly enough) I was talkin' about the Tange u-brake forks.... =D

Seriously, a very nice score you got there...
I need to go through them and see what is there exactly, I have a few bikes worth of roller cam brakes around and a few frames with rear U-brake/roller cam post but all are Canti/V-brake post up front.


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Old 10-11-13, 11:14 AM
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Rollercams on a fork look so nice.
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Old 10-11-13, 08:46 PM
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Here is my bike. bought it for 45 dollars. I rode it to work and back until it started getting dark on the way. Now I ride 90% dirt. I am looking for some suspension forks to soften up the rocks. I will get some better pictures tomrrow.

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finally figured out something to do with this 95 Diamondback Apex i've had on the very back burner since it would need a fair amount of money and time to get it how i would want it. so, instead i turned it into a Bike Polo bike last night.. still not totally done but it's ridable



need to shorten the bars and get some grips


ghetto single speed setup.. i want to remove the unused chainrings eventually but a few bolts are stuck (and so are the pedals) i may leave the cassette.. it's nice to be able to switch gears by adjusting the limit screw. i think i've got an ok gear now but i'll see next time i play polo. i've never had any use for granny gears before but on this crankset it's the only ring which isn't trashed.. plus you need a super low gear anyways.. right now it's 22x15


ghetto lock out using zip ties.. stops the fork from compressing and it also gives quicker handling since the effective top tube is steeper. it actually handles really well
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Old 10-11-13, 10:34 PM
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Here is a 26" Cruiser converted to Mtb. a few decades ago. I have spent several years collecting the proper parts as I slowly put it together. Not done yet, but pretty close. Sometimes I love it and other times I get tired of it and am ready to purge:

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Here is a 26" Cruiser converted to Mtb. a few decades ago. I have spent several years collecting the proper parts as I slowly put it together. Not done yet, but pretty close. Sometimes I love it and other times I get tired of it and am ready to purge:


I think it looks cool as sh!+, I like the frame never saw a double DT like that on any bike. I have a Raleigh with the same bar set up that's in line for a make over. It looks lite & agile like a Performance M505 I once owned & road on the street ( one of the I never should have sold it bikes). Do you have any more pictures.

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Back in the late 70's if you couldn't afford or didn't have access to the handful of Ritchey's that were available to the public, but wanted more than an old prewar Schwinn to hit the hills with, there was the option of converting a cruiser class BMX frame to MTB; Cook Bros, Laguna, Champion etc. This frame is a Champion Double Downtube Cruiser that was converted to MTB with the addition of cable guides, der hangar, water bottle mount, and bash guard.



A picture of the original build, I have been trying to emulate for quite some time:



Getting close but not there yet. A few changes since this pic. Got the Uniroyal Nobbies. Still need to touch up some paint, re do the decals, make a skid plate, die my light black and mount it, put on the bottle cage, find an era correct bottle. Then I will call it done.


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Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
Back in the late 70's if you couldn't afford or didn't have access to the handful of Ritchey's that were available to the public, but wanted more than an old prewar Schwinn to hit the hills with, there was the option of converting a cruiser class BMX frame to MTB; Cook Bros, Laguna, Champion etc. This frame is a Champion Double Downtube Cruiser that was converted to MTB with the addition of cable guides, der hangar, water bottle mount, and bash guard.
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Such a sweet ride.

What was the original rear d ? The Cyclone seems like a rather delicate choice for the intended purpose.
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Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
Back in the late 70's if you couldn't afford or didn't have access to the handful of Ritchey's that were available to the public, but wanted more than an old prewar Schwinn to hit the hills with, there was the option of converting a cruiser class BMX frame to MTB; Cook Bros, Laguna, Champion etc. This frame is a Champion Double Downtube Cruiser that was converted to MTB with the addition of cable guides, der hangar, water bottle mount, and bash guard.



A picture of the original build, I have been trying to emulate for quite some time:



Getting close but not there yet. A few changes since this pic. Got the Uniroyal Nobbies. Still need to touch up some paint, re do the decals, make a skid plate, die my light black and mount it, put on the bottle cage, find an era correct bottle. Then I will call it done.

That seatpost must smooth things out.
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