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Old 01-18-17, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Thanks! From what I've read online, this is original paint and it was called Inferno.
Do you have a build thread for yours?
Yeah, looks like the PO had some connection with San Francisco Honda because there's another sticker with the whole "sentence". lol
GT really went wild with their paint schemes and name calling. 99% they nailed it, that looks like one of them. I would love to find a Daktari schemed Avalanche GT or better, a tachyon. Those are wild coloured and great bikes too. I just received the frame and am waiting for the BF member to find the rest of the u-brake. I have a lot of sourcing to do for this one so might not see a build on it for awhile. Really got to sit down with someone to show me how to start posting pics again too.

Great the stem is original and same colour too. It would be hard to replicate! I actually owned this KE at one time but traded it, regretted it and jumped when the BF member asked if I wanted the frame back.

There is a great source on retromtb with a guy who collects many of the models and has a good write up on the history and bikes.
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Old 01-18-17, 07:16 PM
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Cool! Keep us up to date on your build. Sounds like a good one with some personal history.
Thanks for the retromtb info. I'll check it out.
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Old 01-18-17, 07:51 PM
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1992 KHS Summit, currently set up as a 7spd and seeing action on downhill trails in the area such as Sandy Ridge. Pics were taken last week, had a bit of snow up here
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Old 01-18-17, 10:53 PM
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^^^ outstanding!
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Old 01-19-17, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kehomer View Post
My old Stumpjumper disguised as a commuter bike.
I know I'm super late here but, that bike is pretty much total perfection!

That is one of the most amazing drop bar conversion of a vintage mountain bike that I have seen although I am partial to the whole drop bar conversion thing on vintage in mtbs. I'll bet that it is an awesome commuter and would be a really good tourer too. I just wanted to say great job and if you had a parts list and wanted to post it it would go unappreciated
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Old 01-19-17, 11:11 AM
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Old 01-19-17, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by robin-d View Post
Was this from a spray can? I'm asking because I want to repaint my bike... curious if you went through the trouble of stripping/scraping etc before repaint?
What bars are those"?
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Old 01-19-17, 06:27 PM
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Cool vid. Only in the Bay!
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Sat behind the beast in this thread is this old beauty.. Still don't need it.
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Old 01-29-17, 06:38 PM
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1997 Kona Fire Mountain - chromo frame with OG bits, SS'd to a 44/16, raceface deus cranks and ignitor 2.35s.







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Old 01-29-17, 10:08 PM
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Here are some pics of my 1992 Mongoose IBOC Pro








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1991 Kirk revolution

Found this nos frame and built it up with lots of sweet parts.still in progress, but a first glance:
Kirk revolution frame nos
Race Face I beam crank with nos rf ,sun ringle and blackspire blades.nos
Shimano dx front derailleurs
Use seatpost witk gold annodized parts nos
Tune stem nos
Carbon no name handlebar new
Tektro purple cantilever brakes
Onza barends
Onza peace sign and chill pill cable hanger
American classic rim nos rear on dt swiss 240S hub.
Front american classic on tune hub
Suntour xc pro thumbies
Suntour xc comp rear derailleur
San marco retro sadle
Tioga i link outher brake cables ( shifter cables on its way
Tektro cnc braklever nos)
Shimano purple anodized pedals.
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Old 01-30-17, 09:32 PM
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My (gone now) '87(?) Hardrock Sport. Found this on the side of our dumpster a couple of decades ago.
Served me well on a lot of good rides.


Well I picked up it's twin for free a few weeks ago. Rusty in a lot of areas so I treated it with naval jelly then gave it a quick repaint. Nothing special, not even primer. Luckily matched the shade of red with generic red from the local hardware. I did put a few coats of matte clear coat. Almost done with parts I had around.

Beforewow,tinypic just flipped my picture.)

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Old 01-30-17, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Here are some pics of my 1992 Mongoose IBOC Pro
Sweet, im about to finish building up a NOS 93 IBOC Comp SX frame. Went with a mix of older XT/LX components with some newer Ritchey and a new air fork.
I love seeing the older IBOCs!
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Old 02-03-17, 01:07 AM
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Just picked this gem up for $100. The frame and drivetrain are extremely clean. Everything works expect for the front derailleur, which needs a little tuning. The tubes are not filled all the way so they might not be holding air very well. Overall, I think it was a good score!

Does anyone know which year model this is? I looked up the Specialized retro catalogues but couldn't find anything that matches with this guy.





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Old 02-03-17, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jaseyjase View Post
1997 Kona Fire Mountain - chromo frame with OG bits, SS'd to a 44/16, raceface deus cranks and ignitor 2.35s.

Do you actually go on trails with that gearing??? Wow!
Pretty bike.
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Old 02-04-17, 09:53 PM
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Do you actually go on trails with that gearing??? Wow!
Pretty bike.
nah, its my cornershop ride and when i cruise with the wife and young kids.
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Old 02-05-17, 10:54 AM
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My 1983 Ritchey Annapurna was custom built for me by Tom Ritchey.
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Originally Posted by zs3889 View Post
Does anyone know which year model this is? I looked up the Specialized retro catalogues but couldn't find anything that matches with this guy.


I did too much sleuthing on this, but didn't turn up anything conclusive. My guess would be 1996. 95 and 96 were the only years with this pointy version of the Hardrock logo on the down tube. The 95's have the Specialized "S" on the seat tube, which this one is missing. There don't seem to be any catalog images for the 96's (only the higher end models pictured). I'm curious: does it have a little canti hanger brake noodle on the non-drive side near the seatpost binder?

Using the date codes on the Shimano components probably won't help since it's not at all stock. For example, there's no way Specialized specced an LX RD on a Hardrock.

Looks like a nicely put together commuter though!
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Old 02-05-17, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
My 1983 Ritchey Annapurna was custom built for me by Tom Ritchey.
Classic Bay Area right there.
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Old 02-05-17, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
My 1983 Ritchey Annapurna was custom built for me by Tom Ritchey.
Charlie, doesn't help that Tom built quite a few for you and Gary. Lol. Just wanted to say thanks for the posters. I've got them on displayed in my shop! Do you still ride your older stuff nowadays or stick to modern stuff?
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Old 02-05-17, 03:35 PM
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Do you still ride your older stuff nowadays or stick to modern stuff?
I waited a long time for bike brakes that worked, and now that I have them I'm not going back. I don't have to pay for bikes, so I ride nice ones. My main mountain bike is my Breezer "Repack."

My "classic" mountain bikes are now my town bikes.
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Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
My 1983 Ritchey Annapurna was custom built for me by Tom Ritchey.
This is insane, is the headtube one big lug? i can't picture what it looks like under the paint...
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Originally Posted by potion View Post
This is insane, is the headtube one big lug? i can't picture what it looks like under the paint...
The "lug" is fillet-brazed to the head tube and the top tube inserted into it. This solves a problem with cleaning up lugless frames, which is that it is easy to undercut the end of the braze and create what Tom calls the "can opener" effect, i.e. imperceptible thinning of the steel tube right at the point of the brass fillet.
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
I did too much sleuthing on this, but didn't turn up anything conclusive. My guess would be 1996. 95 and 96 were the only years with this pointy version of the Hardrock logo on the down tube. The 95's have the Specialized "S" on the seat tube, which this one is missing. There don't seem to be any catalog images for the 96's (only the higher end models pictured). I'm curious: does it have a little canti hanger brake noodle on the non-drive side near the seatpost binder?

Using the date codes on the Shimano components probably won't help since it's not at all stock. For example, there's no way Specialized specced an LX RD on a Hardrock.

Looks like a nicely put together commuter though!

I spent the last few days doing the same and I too ended up with nothing conclusive. It has to be pre 1997 because that's they switched the Specialized decal from top tube to down tube. It seems like 96's have the S logo on the side of the seat tube as well. 93's have the pointy version of the Hardrock logo on the down tube but the Specialized logo on the top tube seems to be less spaced out pre 1994. I think the best bet would be 1994 and Specialized somehow produced some with the pointy Hardrock logo. It's interesting to note that all 1994 Stumpjumpers and Rockhoppers have the pointy model logo on the down tube.

I just took a look at the seatpost binder and it didn't seem like there is a canti hanger. I'm hoping someone with more information could chime in and identify the year of this Hardrock!

1994 Hardrock:

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