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Old 01-27-15, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
AMP B4. Go ahead and make fun of the ugliest build ever. It is a parts box creature.

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Looks pretty awesome to me. Colours are a little all over the place but whatever, is that an AC crank? Are those grafton brakes? Sick if so. That frame is a highly collectible beauty. This was pretty much the best FS money could buy at the time. Is the shock stock? Ever done any work on it? I may have questions when the time comes to check mine over.
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AMP B4. Go ahead and make fun of the ugliest build ever. It is a parts box creature.

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Nothing's ugly with an AMP frame/fork.
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post
Looks pretty awesome to me. Colours are a little all over the place but whatever, is that an AC crank? Are those grafton brakes? Sick if so. That frame is a highly collectible beauty. This was pretty much the best FS money could buy at the time. Is the shock stock? Ever done any work on it? I may have questions when the time comes to check mine over.
I think those are some kind of Sugino cranks that someone powder coated. Really not sure they were a swap meet find. They are beautiful however, whatever they are. The brakes are Grafton knock offs by Tektro. Really pretty nice, but not the real deal.

The shock is stock. It appears to be have been used very little. The bearings seem tight to me. So, I have not torn it apart yet. It does look pretty straightforward though. I picked up a bearing refurb kit for it off eBay a while back, and so when it does wear out, I can get a few more years out of it. Up until just a few years ago AMP still sold these kits. Now you have to find them NOS, which is pretty unusual I would think, which is why I grabbed the one I saw on eBay.

It is really a nice bike to ride. Rather shockingly light. And it gets lots of attention whether you want it or not.

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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
AMP B4. Go ahead and make fun of the ugliest build ever. It is a parts box creature.

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Nice! I lusted after one of those back in the day.
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. Even though the bike could likely win the dodo contest from another thread here, I love it. Its an exceptionally nice bike that I think even stands up well against a modern bike. That is not true of old MTBs very often.

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Here's a 1997 Super V 1000 100SL I picked up at a pawn shop on Sunday. for FIFTY bucks!! I had to scrape some of the fresh blue paint off to find the 1000 and 100SL decals underneath. From what I have seen the basic frame condition is good, why they painted it is beyond me. At least they tore it down first, before putting it back together with Tourney and Altus. Gag! I have some XT and XTR goodies to throw on it thank goodness. The Moto FR headshock fork seems to be working well, once again painted/ruined. Oh well, what's another full resto when you already have one started, lol! Rock Shox Coupe rear shock, that seems VERY strong. I am pretty heavy right now and I can barely budge it. Must be cranked on the adjuster. It will all get ironed out though. What I need more than anything are the swingarm pivot bolt spacers. Right now it just slides back and forth... All in good time!

Thinking of making an Uber V out of it when money and time coincide. That means a shock swap, and finding a 00 and up Jekyll swingarm. Supposed to give massive travel. Not that I need it with the nearest mountain being a 6 hour drive in any direction, but you never know. I might want to ride it off the truck dock at work someday. Yeeeeeah, no.. Heeey, the original colors are red and yellow, just need to paint the lower fork green?,,,,BD








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Here's a 1997 Super V 1000 100SL I picked up at a pawn shop on Sunday. for FIFTY bucks!! I had to scrape some of the fresh blue paint off to find the 1000 and 100SL decals underneath. From what I have seen the basic frame condition is good, why they painted it is beyond me. At least they tore it down first, before putting it back together with Tourney and Altus. Gag! I have some XT and XTR goodies to throw on it thank goodness. The Moto FR headshock fork seems to be working well, once again painted/ruined. Oh well, what's another full resto when you already have one started, lol! Rock Shox Coupe rear shock, that seems VERY strong. I am pretty heavy right now and I can barely budge it. Must be cranked on the adjuster. It will all get ironed out though. What I need more than anything are the swingarm pivot bolt spacers. Right now it just slides back and forth... All in good time!

Mysterious paint and mismatched parts on a bike that was originally very good? Stolen.
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Unknown Steel Rigid Frame set up to klunk the funk outta local trails.

Built from scratch, a tonne of fun.

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Old 01-28-15, 05:33 AM
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Unknown Steel Rigid Frame set up to klunk the funk outta local trails.

Built from scratch, a tonne of fun.

I love it. What kind of bar and stem are they?
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I love it. What kind of bar and stem are they?
just some parts I found. Answer Alumilite Bars (?), 68cm end to end. Old school BMX stem (spray painted), bolt on.

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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
Mysterious paint and mismatched parts on a bike that was originally very good? Stolen.
Actually, I'm pretty doubtful that it's stolen. The serial number is easily removable, not even a cable guide in the way. That would have been done prior to painting it. Also too much money spent on paint. Base/clear paint is probably worth the low end value of the bike. This bike is what's known as a bike shop custom. An owner buys it as an incomplete bike, takes it to a bike shop to be disassembled, takes the frame somewhere to be painted, and then back to the bike shop to be built with cheap low end parts. It happened no less than six times in the three years I worked at a bike shop. They get into the project, and then freak out at the cost of higher end parts. Therefore it gets built as cheaply as possible. It all functioned too well to have been built by a DIY'r.,,,,BD
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just some parts I found. Answer Alumilite Bars (?), 68cm end to end. Old school BMX stem (spray painted), bolt on.

They look good the orange paint. Nice job
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Here's a 1997 Super V 1000 100SL I picked up at a pawn shop on Sunday. for FIFTY bucks!! I had to scrape some of the fresh blue paint off to find the 1000 and 100SL decals underneath. From what I have seen the basic frame condition is good, why they painted it is beyond me. At least they tore it down first, before putting it back together with Tourney and Altus. Gag! I have some XT and XTR goodies to throw on it thank goodness. The Moto FR headshock fork seems to be working well, once again painted/ruined. Oh well, what's another full resto when you already have one started, lol! Rock Shox Coupe rear shock, that seems VERY strong. I am pretty heavy right now and I can barely budge it. Must be cranked on the adjuster. It will all get ironed out though. What I need more than anything are the swingarm pivot bolt spacers. Right now it just slides back and forth... All in good time!

Thinking of making an Uber V out of it when money and time coincide. That means a shock swap, and finding a 00 and up Jekyll swingarm. Supposed to give massive travel. Not that I need it with the nearest mountain being a 6 hour drive in any direction, but you never know. I might want to ride it off the truck dock at work someday. Yeeeeeah, no.. Heeey, the original colors are red and yellow, just need to paint the lower fork green?,,,,BD
I'll give you 50 for the crank!
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Originally Posted by jgedwa View Post
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Even though the bike could likely win the dodo contest from another thread here, I love it. Its an exceptionally nice bike that I think even stands up well against a modern bike. That is not true of old MTBs very often.

Jim
I had a thought last night as I was looking at a thread about a schwinn homegrown FS with "Sweet spot" technology. There are more than 20 piece to the rear triangle that had to be welded together. My thought was this.... 1990s full suspension is like bad 1980s music. People love for how bad it is.

There are exceptions of course and AMP is one of them. AMP would be like talking heads or something.
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Project progress:


The camera wasn't able to catch the neon colours accurately in sunny daylight. Live the colours are slightly deeper, warmer.


Cook Bros bottom bracket, black XT cranks


Cook Bros quick releases


ControlTech, Turbo Matic


Grafton Speed Controllers


Grove Hothead (heat treated, as opposed to the slightly heavier Hammerhead)

So this is the current status with the Grove Innovations Assault.
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That is one hot looking bike

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The camera wasn't able to catch the neon colours accurately in sunny daylight. Live the colours are slightly deeper, warmer.


Cook Bros bottom bracket, black XT cranks


Cook Bros quick releases


ControlTech, Turbo Matic


Grafton Speed Controllers


Grove Hothead (heat treated, as opposed to the slightly heavier Hammerhead)

So this is the current status with the Grove Innovations Assault.
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I built a mtb mostly out of parts that I got for free. About 30$ put in to this bike I think.
I would love if someone could tell me what bike this is?
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Resembles a Nishiki Alien except for the curved seat tube.

Alpinestars Ti Mega had the curve but maybe not the gusset below the downtube at the headtube. Titanium frame, though.

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1984 mongoose atb. Has haro kneesaver handlebars installed, getting ready to throw a brooks saddle on it to increase the comfort level.
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1992 Diamond Back Apex featuring Shimano Deore DX shifters.
New saddle, pedals/clips, grips -- black paint job is spidered with green -- Black Forest Spangle (adds 2 mph to get that right)
Frame size: 22"

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Picked up a nice Miyata on craigslist today.
Nearly full XT group, (minus the plain SLR brake levers).

Pictures are as found.

Any Miyata aficionados that can point me in the right direction to ID this bike?


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project progress here,too.
dry run w/o brake lines.

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Miyata Bicycle Catalogs
Looks like a Ridge Runner team.
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Looks like a Ridge Runner team.
Yup, a 1989 to be precise. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_whtVpXkKwl...600/img203.jpg
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Picked up a nice Miyata on craigslist today.
Nearly full XT group, (minus the plain SLR brake levers).

Pictures are as found.

Any Miyata aficionados that can point me in the right direction to ID this bike?


Nice bike, I'm likin' that front tire. Is the fork still functional?
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