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Old 02-06-17, 10:58 PM
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Hey Repack Rider, any idea on the builder for this?







Says Ridge Rider, but no other markings. A lot of brazing. Picked up as damaged storage in El Cerrito.

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Old 02-06-17, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by zs3889 View Post
I think the best bet would be 1994
I'm coming around to the '94 theory too. Maybe the block letter Hardrock logo was a euro-only thing? It's frustrating that most of the catalog scans are German, and that some years have a lot of gaps where they'll scan the high end models and leave out the bulk of what you end up seeing on CL.
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Old 02-11-17, 07:19 PM
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Got this '93 Mongoose IBOC Comp SX frame last winter from the local bike collective.
NOS frame outfitted with a mix of old and new.


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Old 02-11-17, 10:44 PM
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One of my riding buddies has had this bike since he bought it new in 1988. He replaced it with a more modern bike a couple decades ago. He finally got tired of it cluttering up his basement and gave it to me. My apologies for no "before" pictures but it certainly looked like a bike that had been put away dirty and left in a basement for a dozen years. It's an aluminum frame with a chromed steel Koski fork.

I cleaned it up, put in some new tubes and a couple new cables and found in my box-o-stuff a replacement seatpost and seat for the ones that somehow escaped during their imprisonment in the basement.













So what should I do with a bike that was given to me, in which I have a total investment of about $10, and that is much too small for me?

I recently noticed that the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Marin Museum of Bicycling was selling a few donated classic bikes to help pay the bills. They're less than 10 miles form my house so this afternoon I took the bike down there to see if they were interested. Repack Rider himself was manning the front desk and was happy to see the bike. He had one like it, but larger, that was stolen many years ago. Joe Breeze, the designer of this bike, was giving a tour to some visiting cycling luminaries when I arrived. Once the tour was finished he was happy to accept the donation.

I get to help out a good cause. The museum gets a little infusion of funds, someone gets to buy a cool piece of MTB history. Everyone wins. If you're looking for an older MTB you might want to give them a call. They always have a few and the prices are reasonable. They're in Fairfax, California.
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Old 02-12-17, 12:56 AM
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Drop bar Ride today. A little more snow than expected made the shoulder strap worthwhile.


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Old 02-12-17, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
One of my riding buddies has had this bike since he bought it new in 1988. He replaced it with a more modern bike a couple decades ago.
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Good for you. Those guys have done a great job with the museum, a must see if you are into old mountain bikes.That Breezer is in great shape with a classic ABM build.
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Old 02-12-17, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
One of my riding buddies has had this bike since he bought it new in 1988. He replaced it with a more modern bike a couple decades ago. He finally got tired of it cluttering up his basement and gave it to me. My apologies for no "before" pictures but it certainly looked like a bike that had been put away dirty and left in a basement for a dozen years. It's an aluminum frame with a chromed steel Koski fork.

I cleaned it up, put in some new tubes and a couple new cables and found in my box-o-stuff a replacement seatpost and seat for the ones that somehow escaped during their imprisonment in the basement.













So what should I do with a bike that was given to me, in which I have a total investment of about $10, and that is much too small for me?

I recently noticed that the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Marin Museum of Bicycling was selling a few donated classic bikes to help pay the bills. They're less than 10 miles form my house so this afternoon I took the bike down there to see if they were interested. Repack Rider himself was manning the front desk and was happy to see the bike. He had one like it, but larger, that was stolen many years ago. Joe Breeze, the designer of this bike, was giving a tour to some visiting cycling luminaries when I arrived. Once the tour was finished he was happy to accept the donation.

I get to help out a good cause. The museum gets a little infusion of funds, someone gets to buy a cool piece of MTB history. Everyone wins. If you're looking for an older MTB you might want to give them a call. They always have a few and the prices are reasonable. They're in Fairfax, California.
Brent
Class decision right there for an iconic Bay Area group.
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Old 02-13-17, 12:22 AM
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'92 KHS Summit, '98 GT Ricochet

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Old 02-15-17, 08:37 PM
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Finished rebuilding this bad boy today.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Finished rebuilding this bad boy today.
I think we need some close-up pic's of that paint job!
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Old 02-15-17, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
I think we need some close-up pic's of that paint job!
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Lol.this is what I have:


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Old 02-16-17, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Got this '93 Mongoose IBOC Comp SX frame last winter from the local bike collective.
NOS frame outfitted with a mix of old and new.


Love this bike. Clean, thoughtful build. Well done!
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Old 02-18-17, 02:26 AM
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@obrentharris, cool Breezer and kudos for paying if forward!
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Old 02-21-17, 12:29 PM
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I would like to add to my flock a specialized fsr. Please help me decide:
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Sorry for posting the question before showing you mine first.

My guilty love - the Kuwahara Cascade, full Suntour XC, Sugino cranks (not in the picture), Arayas.


This was delivered today - Pinarello Antelao, full XT. Thank you, Luigi, if you're out there.
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Old raleigh tomac ti with modern 210 xt and an old indy sl front fork. I have a sid fork for it when I get time. Rides nice ride and 23lbs fully setup.
I actually have 2 but I doubt I'm getting my other back from my brother. Setup 38 with xtr and the same sid fork.
Someone in Toronto was selling these titanium frames for 150 a couple of years ago. I think he had about 15, only in 16 which happens to match my midget height
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I would like to add to my flock a specialized fsr. Please help me decide:
The top one. If you're going full suspension, you might as well pick the later model. Plus the gray one's fork looks blown.
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Old 02-21-17, 05:21 PM
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I posted this in another thread but I'll throw it in here. Recent purchase. 1988 Fisher Montare in excellent condition. Full Deore group. I cleaned it up, repacked bearings and put on a set of fat Maxis tires. Going to ride it a bit before it gets a full rebuild. A keeper.

Looking for some wide, swept-back bars. Any ideas for bars that look vintage?



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Looking for some wide, swept-back bars. Any ideas for bars that look vintage?
Awesome pickup.

Bullmoose bars are the most obvious answer for vintage, wide, and swept back. If you want new ones Rivendell sells a nice set but they will set you back a pretty penny.
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Old 02-22-17, 07:29 AM
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VO has several bar options like that at reasonable prices. I have an extra set of VO Left Bank bars available if you're after that style

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I think I already posted this 1990 Salsa Custom here but I dig this picture so much, here it is again. Mural under a bridge about 7 miles into my ride. Need to get back there and take some pictures of the Yeti before it gets painted over:


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Old 02-24-17, 05:04 PM
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I think I already posted this 1990 Salsa Custom here but I dig this picture so much, here it is again. Mural under a bridge about 7 miles into my ride. Need to get back there and take some pictures of the Yeti before it gets painted over:


Awesome pic, awesome bike.

Cool Breezer up there as well.

We just don't see many of these two up here on the prairie.
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Picked up this old crusty moots mountaineer for free from the local CL.



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^ Nice find. Those rear drops are interesting. What's going on there?
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Old 02-27-17, 08:34 AM
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^ Nice find. Those rear drops are interesting. What's going on there?
Not sure, I guess early "sliding" drops.

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