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Old 10-13-15, 01:43 PM
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Thanks! The Bianchi is not in Celeste. its a steel 26 ATB, its heavier than the DB Tange Cr mo Scott on the other photo, but the ride is comfortable. Both are roadified wth 1,1 slicks - Scwhalbe Durano and Conti GP, mavic 317 rims and deore hubs. I bought the Binachi new in 1993, the model is Flash Delta hi ten frame with made in Italy sticker. The Scott is a 26 inch Boulder'94 I bought used. Both bikes are used for city commuting. Oh, and the bianchi has a rare 21,1mm steerer for the 1 inch fork. Its hard to find a replacement quill stem for this fork!



Riding a bycicle in Bulgaria is not different than elsewhere I suppose, with more folks riding bikes for transport every year, some dedicated mountain and road riders as well. I only hope for more bike lanes here in Sofia where I live , because riding on some busy streets with many cars and no bike lane is not the best option!
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Old 10-14-15, 02:47 AM
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I've decided to hybridize my Sakae Litage and make it more useful to me. Put on some 1.4 slicks bar ends and lock on grips removing the Oruy grips.

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Old 10-14-15, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Welcome to the Forum ! Glad to hear the bike stuck around for you to rediscover the ride time again. Nice looking and deep yellow paint works for an attention getter.

Cyclepro was one of those names you saw on bikes and gear but I never knew who they were. Your bag looks just like a Cyclepro I have on one of my bikes. Is it a Cyclepro ?
Thanks for the welcome I've been lurking off and on for years and i've always been able to find the answers to my questions, but finally registered so i can join this thread.

And yes that's a CyclePro bag that i bought along with the bike. CyclePro was distrubuted by West Coast Cycle in nearby in Culver City, and they also marketed a lot of accessories under that brand name. I'm not sure who actually made the bike for them, but i think it's a re-badged Nishiki. According to the owners manual it has a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser (although the company is long gone).

Here's a pic of the bag, complete with vintage KXLU button from my early 80's punkrock days ha ha:

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Old 10-14-15, 08:40 AM
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Cool, I thought it was a Cyclepro.I got mine from a good friend that was ending his days of riding and wanted to pass some of his stuff on to others who would continue using it.

What components did your MTB come equipped with?
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Old 10-14-15, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by av1 View Post
Thanks! The Bianchi is not in Celeste. its a steel 26 ATB, its heavier than the DB Tange Cr mo Scott on the other photo, but the ride is comfortable. Both are roadified wth 1,1 slicks - Scwhalbe Durano and Conti GP, mavic 317 rims and deore hubs. I bought the Binachi new in 1993, the model is Flash Delta hi ten frame with made in Italy sticker. The Scott is a 26 inch Boulder'94 I bought used. Both bikes are used for city commuting. Oh, and the bianchi has a rare 21,1mm steerer for the 1 inch fork. Its hard to find a replacement quill stem for this fork!



Riding a bycicle in Bulgaria is not different than elsewhere I suppose, with more folks riding bikes for transport every year, some dedicated mountain and road riders as well. I only hope for more bike lanes here in Sofia where I live , because riding on some busy streets with many cars and no bike lane is not the best option!
Yes, a big +1 to more bike lanes. Spent last night watching YouTube about cycling in Europe, man that's living ! Loved the bike infrastructure in the cities.

I am a full time commuter so I use all the roads around here. So far I think it is a good place to ride. We do have some bike lanes connecting several busy areas and a greenway cutting across most of the whole city.

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Old 10-15-15, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
Cool, I thought it was a Cyclepro.I got mine from a good friend that was ending his days of riding and wanted to pass some of his stuff on to others who would continue using it.

What components did your MTB come equipped with?
Ok i checked out my components. I also found my receipt and i bought it in 1986, not 85. Some years back on the mountain i saw a bright blue Nishiki MTB (Castaic or Cascaid or sumthin like that?) that had virtually the same frame and forks, and same one-piece handlebars but painted the same color as the frame, but with different components. The owner said it was solid and indestructible, and it looked like he had ridden it really hard LOL.

My components (all original):

Frame: 21" 4130 Chromoly Main Tubes

Forks: 4130 Chromoly Mountain Forks

Pedal Crank: Sugino VT

Derailleurs: Shimano

Handlebar Shifters: Shimano Unishift Control

Brake Levers: Shimano BL-AT50 Japan

Brakes: Center Pull Shimano BR-AT50

Rims: Araya Japan 26 x 1.75
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Old 10-15-15, 03:41 PM
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Well... it's no Crested Butte but I got this today for about 1/3rd of the price.



Your's is sure sweet.
Oh crap, I have one of those too haha. I haven't been able to find another like it until now. Mine has a Shimano Light Action rd, but yours looks like something else? Here's an old pic of mine; I've put flat bars on it since.

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Old 10-15-15, 03:59 PM
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A few Bonty Races lying around right now

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Old 10-15-15, 05:50 PM
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This is my Giant CFM-2 carbon hardtail in 20" size. When I became a Giant rep it was already in the territory as a sample and I eventually bought it for myself. I've made a few changes over the years, ESP 9.0 rear derailleur with shifters, riser bars, etc. Changed the fork from the Marzocchi oil/air to the RST Mozo Pro elastomer.

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Old 10-16-15, 11:14 AM
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This bike gives me feelings.
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Old 10-16-15, 08:12 PM
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Here is my wife's '89 Peugeot Orient Express in Watermelon. We changed to an Allsop stem to keep her wrists from being pummeled, Club Roost tires, a different saddle and added a rack. Nice little bike.

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Old 10-16-15, 11:25 PM
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This bike gives me feelings.
My attempt to camouflage it failed then. It's wearing big 2.25 gumwalls now, looks like a monster Pug.
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Old 10-17-15, 11:55 AM
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Oh crap, I have one of those too haha. I haven't been able to find another like it until now. Mine has a Shimano Light Action rd, but yours looks like something else? Here's an old pic of mine; I've put flat bars on it since.

Here's the list of what's on my Teton


Sake 175 SA cranks with Cycloid rings 53/38/28.
Suntour??? friction thumbies.
Suntour 3040 EXM fd
Shimano Exage ES rd
Shimano MF-TZ20 6 speed freewheel
Le Chi brake levers
Shimano BR-AT50 brakes
Sumo 26 x 1.75 36h rims laced to Diabolo sealed hubs
4 spare spokes on the chain stay


Bought this bike off of CL from a seller about 35 miles away. We had trouble setting a time to meet so he left it outside for me to pick up and leave the $25.00 in a watering can next to the bike. I have had mostly good transactions on CL but this was a first.

I know this is not a top of the line bike, but it sure seems like someone will enjoy it after it is gone through.


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Here's the list of what's on my Teton


Sake 175 SA cranks with Cycloid rings 53/38/28.
Suntour??? friction thumbies.
Suntour 3040 EXM fd
Shimano Exage ES rd
Shimano MF-TZ20 6 speed freewheel
Le Chi brake levers
Shimano BR-AT50 brakes
Sumo 26 x 1.75 36h rims laced to Diabolo sealed hubs
4 spare spokes on the chain stay


Bought this bike off of CL from a seller about 35 miles away. We had trouble setting a time to meet so he left it outside for me to pick up and leave the $25.00 in a watering can next to the bike. I have had mostly good transactions on CL but this was a first.

I know this is not a top of the line bike, but it sure seems like someone will enjoy it after it is gone through.


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Well yours is definitely very different from mine. The only thing they have in common is the hubs and the cranks.

But yes they are very nice bikes. The Teton was my first non-Walmart bike, and I haven't had a single issue with it (that wasn't caused by me) since I've had it. I'm surprised the guy trusted a stranger off of CL to leave him money for bike just sitting out there. But hey, sounds like it worked out.
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Got to love a win!! I was outside a little while ago, contemplating what the hell I could do to put normal brakes on the back of my Crested Butte. It finally hit me, one of those "lightning bolt" things, lol. I took the springs out of my next generation Shimano cantilevers. lined up the spring peg where it goes on the front brake. It was roughly 180*... I got out the dewalt, put a bit in it, and voila! Instant fitting brakes. Yep, I drilled a new hole where it needed to be. I took plenty of care, and it was deep enough to bottom the spring out in the housing without going through at all. Perfect. I still need a set of MC70's to be 100% correct. The ones I drilled were orphan AT50's from the fork out of the SM600 C'dale.,,,,BD
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Jeez...that paint is unreal.



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One of my favorite detail shots of all time.



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'89 Fat City Cycles MONSTER FAT
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Here's my mid 80's Maruishi MT-5, which was touted as a mountain bike...
After a rebuild.
Stripped, repainted and all bearings/cables redone. Added some nice all terrain tires that roll fast on pavement and a mega range freewheel so I can crank up the hills. I took the second ring off the front so instead of a MT-5 it is now a MT-6. It's rather light at 20lb's all in.
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It didn't have a derailleur hanger on the forged dropouts? The chain looks a little over stretched. Was it too loose on the small cog? If a longer chain won't work, then get a smaller front ring. It looks good though.,,,,BD
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No derailer hanger



The chain is right on the edge of usability but that's because of the megarange T34 and big front ring, it still works on the other end too though. I added that MR because of my commute that is great for a 6 speed except for one small but steep incline. With the MR I can climb it.

It's a curious case because the Sugino crank is right for the make but the MT-5 was billed as a 5 speed yet the front had two rings. Probably a replacement at some point in the past. This was the bike I was asking about in the other Klunker thread btw albeit with some drum brakes added.
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Wow, I think this is the first time I have seen a forged drop without a hanger? It looks like they used two non drive side drops. No evidence of it being cut off? You could probably cut one off a damaged frame and get it tigged on. I know probably too much investment for a simple bike.,,,,BD
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1995 Ibis Mojo. Bought it new. Recently added rigid fork and Maxxis tires for just goofing around.

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