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Old 06-11-17, 03:46 PM
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Lol - we'll, I too was about to share my '93 MB-1. Tried a bunch of different set ups including 650b which works well.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskgNvGiY

My "real" trail bike is a '96 Bontrager Race Lite. 1" threadless is difficult to source a suspension fork for but someone suggested the RST Omega. The Marzocchi A Bomb that it came with was cracked and leaking oil. The Omega, imo, is pretty great for how cheap it is. The Bonty RL is an unreal ride. Makes the MB-1 feel downright stiff if you can believe it. Wildly, weirdly light frame. Climbs like a dream.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskBQADob
I have one of those 1" RST Omegas ... I put it on a cool beach cruiser dyno tiki frame and tall bars .. its actually a cool bike and turned the dyno into some kind of caddilac cruiser!
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Old 06-13-17, 02:46 PM
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Parkpre Sledgehammer

So many fantastic bikes in this thread. Whenever I think I'm content with my collection, I come here and discover a new something old to add to my wishlist.

Finally sucked it up and started posting so I could share some pics of the Parkpre Sledgehammer I recently picked up off craigslist, and to ask for some advice from all you C & V veterans about how you'd set it up. This forum is just about the only place I've been able to find any info on this model, so figured someone might have an opinion one way or another. These are my before pics, so it still needs some cleaning, but seems to ride pretty nice as is:


https://goo.gl/photos/tmr4YEKywJBT1kZ77

Appears to be all original except for the seat/seatpost, and possibly the stem. It's got a Tange Prestige frame with XT shifters, derailleurs, and hubs. The old Scott Unishock is completely seized, so I'm planning to replace it with a rigid fork (preferably with a matching splatter paint job). I don't have anything suitable on hand, so I'd welcome any suggestions.
Ultimately I'd like to be able to ride it around the neighborhood as comfortably as possible, so thinking I'll throw on some fat commuting slicks, and maybe try out a less aggressive stem.

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Old 06-14-17, 09:53 PM
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Nice new project,Jake! Looking forward to the rebuild.
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Old 06-14-17, 09:59 PM
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Group photo, A few restored Ritchey's:

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Old 06-15-17, 04:13 PM
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I have been passively looking for a bargain lugged mountain bike for a while and yesterday I scored this 1986 Miyata Trail Runner off CL for $40. Its gonna need some work and the removal of a lot of accessories but aside from the ratty comfort saddle it is mostly stock.

[IMG]IMG_1100 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 06-15-17, 04:21 PM
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I like the Miyata. The stem is weird

IMG_1091 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr
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Old 06-15-17, 04:23 PM
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Found a mostly stock Cimarron today. It came with an 87 catalog



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Old 06-15-17, 05:02 PM
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I like the Miyata. The stem is weird

IMG_1091 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr
Its chunky, stock and I kinda like it, although I did just pay $11 for a rough Nishiki Cascade just to get the Bullmoose bars it has so we'll see how it goes.

Nice Score on the Cimarron 9Volt, I really like the juxtaposition of the filet brazed headtube with the lugged seat tube cluster.

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Old 06-16-17, 12:07 PM
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well my 1998 stumpy is coming along... i had a decently XT/LX police bike S&W I picked up for 100 at a thrift a few years ago but never liked the frame.. was too tall.. and have been looking for a frame to replace it... then comes the 1998 Stumpy Pro in orange almost mint condition... anyway here is part of my buildup in my partially built up kitchen area ! lol ( lots of projects !) I plan to change the stem to a 0˚ maybe around 90-100mm im 5.9 ...

I do have a question... is this 2001-2 ROCKSHOX Judy XC good for this or should I upgrade? I have a hollowtech II saint BB and a triple Deore crankset Ill put on ( for now) until I pickup an XT ... the bike is a 3x9 speed... may goto XT shadow or SRAM setup.. after a bit time..
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Old 06-16-17, 05:53 PM
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In 2001-2 a Judy was probably a mid range fork, they had the SID at that point I think. It does have the advantage that you will likely be able to find parts for it if necessary. Parts for the older Judy forks are pretty sparse at this point, especially seals and bushings.

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Old 06-16-17, 06:19 PM
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Loving that orange.
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Old 06-16-17, 06:37 PM
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No lock out, but otherwise, its a good shock. Pretty easy to service.
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Old 06-19-17, 08:36 PM
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What tires and size are these? Nice bike btw
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Old 06-19-17, 09:47 PM
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What tires and size are these? Nice bike btw
Thanks, those are Maxxis Holy Rollers, 2.3/2.2 f/r. Good for an on/off road mix.
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Old 06-19-17, 10:32 PM
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Thanks, those are Maxxis Holy Rollers, 2.3/2.2 f/r. Good for an on/off road mix.
Are they a tight fit in the stays? Im thinking of either getting those or the Shawlbe knobby nics in that 26x2.25 size. Im currently running 2.1 right now and i have a little bit of room


Wonder if they would fit?!
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Old 06-19-17, 11:10 PM
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Old 06-20-17, 03:52 PM
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Are they a tight fit in the stays? Im thinking of either getting those or the Shawlbe knobby nics in that 26x2.25 size. Im currently running 2.1 right now and i have a little bit of room


Wonder if they would fit?!
Tough to say, what bike will they be going on? Best bet is to measure the true width of the current tires (calipers help here) then measure the current gap between tire and frame. A good technique for measuring that gap is by passing allen keys through the gap and seeing what size just fits. Those two numbers will tell you how much larger you can go w/tires while keeping a minimum gap appropriate to terrain/mud.
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Old 06-20-17, 04:49 PM
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Here is my recently acquired 1985 Stumpjumper team. Still searching for a couple parts to make it period correct. Cool bike to cruise around on.
Too cool! The SJ Team was out when I ordered this bike, that's the colour I asked for:


It's a fillet brazed Brodie Romax, bought it in '86. After the frame and fork were built they hung from the wall of my LBS for about 3 months while I waited (impatiently) for the first shipment of Deore XT grouppos with index shifting to arrive in Canada - it was worth the wait!

I ordered it with 3 bottle braze ons.. which turned out to be dumb as I just used 2 bigger bottles, and braze ons on the bottom of the bars for 2 lights. High tech

The Brodies were pretty forward thinking at the time - 70.5 degree head tube, 74 degree seat tube, and sloping top tube were pretty different at the time. Worked perfectly for the Vancouver trails on the north shore.

The paint on the front forks doesn't match as the original fork bent - turned out Paul Brodie somehow made a small run of mountain bike forks with road bike steering tubes, didn't end well

Not much has changed on it since I got it. Had to replace the XT derailleur after bending it beyond repair on a trail. The original Deore XT U brake was replaced with a Peterson (Pederson?) unit, and some shorty levers found their way on at some point.






Extra style points for the Hite Rite Xtra Hite and nail polish "touch up paint"

One of these days I'm going to restore it. I heard there was a guy here that painted the Brodie bicycles back that is still doing it. It'd be worth it, it's still a great bike.

Don't think I'd go Stumperjumper Team pink this time though.
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Originally Posted by Sir_Name View Post
Tough to say, what bike will they be going on? Best bet is to measure the true width of the current tires (calipers help here) then measure the current gap between tire and frame. A good technique for measuring that gap is by passing allen keys through the gap and seeing what size just fits. Those two numbers will tell you how much larger you can go w/tires while keeping a minimum gap appropriate to terrain/mud.
I ended up getting a 2.1 tire. I've heard that modern tires run a little bigger, especially the sidewalls. Better safe than sorry. It's going on this.




edit* these are not the tires I ordered. They are just spares ATM.
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Running Holy Rollers on my Univegl. Pretty tight. I'd not want to ride them in mud.
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Originally Posted by feesh View Post
Too cool! The SJ Team was out when I ordered this bike, that's the colour I asked for:


It's a fillet brazed Brodie Romax, bought it in '86. After the frame and fork were built they hung from the wall of my LBS for about 3 months while I waited (impatiently) for the first shipment of Deore XT grouppos with index shifting to arrive in Canada - it was worth the wait!

I ordered it with 3 bottle braze ons.. which turned out to be dumb as I just used 2 bigger bottles, and braze ons on the bottom of the bars for 2 lights. High tech

The Brodies were pretty forward thinking at the time - 70.5 degree head tube, 74 degree seat tube, and sloping top tube were pretty different at the time. Worked perfectly for the Vancouver trails on the north shore.

The paint on the front forks doesn't match as the original fork bent - turned out Paul Brodie somehow made a small run of mountain bike forks with road bike steering tubes, didn't end well

Not much has changed on it since I got it. Had to replace the XT derailleur after bending it beyond repair on a trail. The original Deore XT U brake was replaced with a Peterson (Pederson?) unit, and some shorty levers found their way on at some point.






Extra style points for the Hite Rite Xtra Hite and nail polish "touch up paint"

One of these days I'm going to restore it. I heard there was a guy here that painted the Brodie bicycles back that is still doing it. It'd be worth it, it's still a great bike.

Don't think I'd go Stumperjumper Team pink this time though.
No need to paint, fantastic patina. Love this bike. A true classic. Curious, do you remember what month you were able to acquire the M730 groupset?
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Loving that orange.
its really shaping up! just put on a hollow tech II doer crankset I had... ill eventually upgrade these parts big Imnot trying to win a race...lol I did go for the Saint BB looks nice with the Orange!
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No need to paint, fantastic patina. Love this bike. A true classic. Curious, do you remember what month you were able to acquire the M730 groupset?
I don't, sorry. 31 years passed(!) leaves some recollections a little fuzzy

I guess it's a fine line where "patina" ends and "beat to rat-poop" begins
It definitely got used as intended, and it shows!
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Originally Posted by feesh View Post
Too cool! The SJ Team was out when I ordered this bike, that's the colour I asked for:


It's a fillet brazed Brodie Romax, bought it in '86. After the frame and fork were built they hung from the wall of my LBS for about 3 months while I waited (impatiently) for the first shipment of Deore XT grouppos with index shifting to arrive in Canada - it was worth the wait!

I ordered it with 3 bottle braze ons.. which turned out to be dumb as I just used 2 bigger bottles, and braze ons on the bottom of the bars for 2 lights. High tech

The Brodies were pretty forward thinking at the time - 70.5 degree head tube, 74 degree seat tube, and sloping top tube were pretty different at the time. Worked perfectly for the Vancouver trails on the north shore.

The paint on the front forks doesn't match as the original fork bent - turned out Paul Brodie somehow made a small run of mountain bike forks with road bike steering tubes, didn't end well

Not much has changed on it since I got it. Had to replace the XT derailleur after bending it beyond repair on a trail. The original Deore XT U brake was replaced with a Peterson (Pederson?) unit, and some shorty levers found their way on at some point.






Extra style points for the Hite Rite Xtra Hite and nail polish "touch up paint"

One of these days I'm going to restore it. I heard there was a guy here that painted the Brodie bicycles back that is still doing it. It'd be worth it, it's still a great bike.

Don't think I'd go Stumperjumper Team pink this time though.
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