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Old 06-30-15, 03:03 PM
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My Supergoose aka Sprucegoose because of the weight! Mid-80s Mongoose "ATB" model chrome mountain bike. I think the brakes, stem and bars are original, but that is about it. I would like to do a drop bar conversion on this. I am keeping an eye out at the co-op for an appropriate stem to bring the bars up and back. Other work will be some frame saver, some rust removal, and probably some POR-15 around the bottom bracket where it is really bad. Current config is fendered and doesn't have the bar-ends nor that floppy old Cannondale seat bag. Front and rear racks are on the way. Pretty fun little bomber commuter.

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Old 06-30-15, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by orangeology
that yellow Cannondale is just right in every single aspect. @jaseyjase
cheers mate, appreciate it.
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Old 07-01-15, 10:17 AM
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My Supergoose aka Sprucegoose because of the weight! Mid-80s Mongoose "ATB" model chrome mountain bike.
Love the bi-plane fork! A little brass wool and some WD40 would shine that up real nice.
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Old 07-01-15, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Short Cut
I'm getting back into riding again and while intrigued with the latest offerings in the world of bicycles I decided to take a different direction... I decided to hold off on the new bike at least until I drop another 23 pounds. That will be my reward and meanwhile I can keep reading on this forum and adjust the focus of what I want next.

Had such a great ride on my renewed bicycle yesterday. Mostly rode on gravel roads to keep out of traffic. It sure felt great to go for a ride just to ride with no particular place to go. Also made me realize, as much as I have been checking out cyclocross bikes, I'm not ready for down bars just yet. So getting this bike fixed has filled a perfect role until I get in better shape.
Welcome back to riding - it's never too late! Sounds like you have a great plan and a great attitude to match. You're doing what you're supposed to be doing on a bike - enjoying the ride!
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Welcome back to riding - it's never too late! Sounds like you have a great plan and a great attitude to match. You're doing what you're supposed to be doing on a bike - enjoying the ride!
Thank you, mountaindave! I'm getting addicted again to riding and I can't think of anything better to become addicted to. This bike is a champ and I've really enjoyed being back in the saddle again.
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Serotta T-Max

I built this up a year or so ago and it has become my everyday trail rider. Even with the slightly longer Bomber fork it has quick steering. I can't imagine riding it as originally set up with a 72 degree HA and sub-40" wheelbase.



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Originally Posted by 70sSanO
I built this up a year or so ago and it has become my everyday trail rider. Even with the slightly longer Bomber fork it has quick steering. I can't imagine riding it as originally set up with a 72 degree HA and sub-40" wheelbase.



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Old 07-23-15, 05:36 PM
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1988 Columbine Mountain Presige.


Feel like I won the lottery.
























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Indeed you have!

Where did you find it.
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Old 07-23-15, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by eom
Indeed you have!

Where did you find it.


Thanks eom, it was almost in my backyard...I actually missed the CL post a couple months ago...a friend sent me a link to the old ad and it was a done deal...had to have it.



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Old 07-23-15, 06:52 PM
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No have picture of my mountain bike right now. But i have trek 830 steel frame
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Old 07-24-15, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
1988 Columbine Mountain Presige.

Feel like I won the lottery.

+1 you did! Now the only thing left to do is convert it to a dirt-drop.

Is the drivetrain Suntour?
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Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
1988 Columbine Mountain Presige.





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What a gorgeous machine. Timeless paint and graphics to go with those smooth fillet joints.
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Old 07-24-15, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
+1 you did! Now the only thing left to do is convert it to a dirt-drop.

Is the drivetrain Suntour?

Yes, all Suntour except the Shimano U-brakes. It even has an XC Pro seat post and those funky Suntour levers with the cable entry out front.




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And Specialized chainrings. It almost looks like it's set up as a half-step + granny like a vintage touring bike.
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Old 07-26-15, 01:50 AM
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1988 Specialized Stumpjumper from England.

Here is my Specialized Stumpjumper that I bought new in 1988. Repainted with a few mods (chainstay u-brake removed, and a Tange fat fork) in the early 90s by Chas Roberts.
The bike is standard-ish, refreshed with NoS components: Shimano Deore cranks with Tioga chainrings, XT mechs and shifters, XTR brakes, Deore hubs, Mavic rims and stainless spokes. Campagnolo headset, Specialized tig stem, Answer 'bars & Specialized grips, a USE seatpost and a super rare (never seen another) Cinelli OR saddle.
Tyres (English spelling) are Continental Traffics as they're good on the road - bike in semi retirement now.
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N.B note the correct positioning of the tyre brand name with the valve.
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Old 07-26-15, 11:38 AM
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Here is my $11 Haro Extreme. It is an '89 with Deore Components. My first mountain bike.

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Here is my 1989 U.S. built MSRacing ProCompXT.

These bikes were only built for one year I believe, before MSRacing morphed into Alpinestars. I rebuilt it using broadly contemporary components I had in my spares box and it rides beautifully.

I had this bike lying around the shed in a terrible condition for a couple of years before finally getting it powder coated and building it up. I would have liked to keep it original but the paintwork really was too bad to fix, and I've always liked B&W as a colour scheme.






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Old 08-16-15, 01:07 PM
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My Ritchey Annapurna was custom built for me in 1983. Still has the battered original paint job. This bike has been a few places.


This is not me posing with the bike.I asked the dude to pose with it because his jersaey had the same name on it as the bike.



Touring in Canada's NorthWest Territories in 1984.




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Great page of mtbs.

Thanks for sharing.
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Amazing pictures. Have we begged you yet to post up every photo you have? Or directed us to where we can find them?


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My Ritchey Annapurna was custom built for me in 1983. Still has the battered original paint job. This bike has been a few places.


This is not me posing with the bike.I asked the dude to pose with it because his jersaey had the same name on it as the bike.



Touring in Canada's NorthWest Territories in 1984.




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Amazing pictures. Have we begged you yet to post up every photo you have? Or directed us to where we can find them?Jim
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I should be picking this up tomorrow afternoon. I am betting on the portage strap hardware meaning it might be pretty decent. Looks like a few no original parts though.,,,,BD

Jamis men's bike - 4 Sale or Trade
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Got it! He said it was a Jamis, but it has no indication of brand at all. I haven't checked the serial number for clues yet, or dated any components. Sticker says Tange 4130 Chromoly fork blades, stays, and frame tubes. The elastomer threaded suspension fork is in perfect condition. It works and looks like new. I am putting the year around 81-84ish. The tires have to GO, they weigh about as much as the frame. I will have this thing looking spiffy in no time. I have lots of parts, and actually have extra vintage mtb wheels.,,,,BD





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Old 08-26-15, 07:31 AM
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Date codes for parts? I'll bet there was a chrome fork to match originally. Mongoose perhaps? Whatever it is, very nice find!
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