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Old 09-23-17, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
@frantik what am I ogling here?
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Yeah... what is it???

And is the little threaded tab for a Hite Rite?
nobody seems to know what the frame is or who made it.. and yes that is a hite rite tab!
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Old 09-23-17, 02:18 PM
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I thought it was for a rack attachment. Hite rite, never would have thought of that..
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Old 09-23-17, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
I thought it was for a rack attachment. Hite rite, never would have thought of that..
Off Road Toad did something similar, though this isn't one of those

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Old 09-25-17, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by frantik View Post
nobody seems to know what the frame is or who made it.. and yes that is a hite rite tab!
Looks like a personal project. Lots (LOTS!) of brass on the joints, but also some voids in the brass, particularly on the left chainstay/BB shell joint. Nonetheless, I like it.
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Old 09-28-17, 08:33 AM
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Yeah the maker's technique wasn't the greatest, though they were ambitious with the design and features. The pics I saw when I bought it made the fillets look a lot smoother. If I like it once I build it up, I'll probably have the brazing cleaned up and have the frame repainted. It deserves to be finished properly
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Old 09-28-17, 02:21 PM
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Does anyone have a good guess what size this Miyata is? '83 or '84 Ridge Runner. I have a hard time determining what will fit me on non-compact geometry MTB's. The seller says it's a 18 inch medium. If it is, 18 inches would be fine it it were a compact frame. The smallest road frame I can ride is 54cm. I can see the TT length is fine but on this bike I wouldn't want a foot of seatpost sticking up.



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Old 09-28-17, 03:22 PM
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Just got this today for $45. What I think is a 1989 Ascent. Other than rusty spokes and silver parts, the frame is straight, Paint looks good, and most stock parts look like they're still on it. Exage group set. It will compliment my 1990 Master TG road bike.
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Old 09-29-17, 08:24 AM
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Great pick up. I have an Ascent EX that is almost identical

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Old 09-29-17, 08:31 AM
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Nice one, 9volt! I think you have better tubing than me with your EX. From what I've been reading at least. It's hard to find some concrete info on this bike.
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Old 09-29-17, 08:54 AM
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A ton of those Diamondback Ascent EX bikes showed up on ebay NIB a few years ago. Bought one but it ended up being a little small for me. With the possible exception of the plastic mountain LX brake levers some of them have that is a very solid bike.
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Old 09-29-17, 10:32 AM
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I have a Apex in the same color.. just a little in the state of disrepair

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Old 09-30-17, 05:44 PM
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Here's an '80s Lotus that I got as a bare frame and built up with parts from our wholesale catalog at the time. First pic is with a rigid fork and second with a Lawwill Leader fork. Later sold this frameset to a guy who wanted to build it up for a friend. Frame was nothing special, CroMo main tubes and a bit small for me.
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Old 09-30-17, 07:31 PM
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Sweet Lawwill fork!
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Old 10-02-17, 09:54 AM
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I love those diamondbacks.
I bought an apex a few years back with the same paint and the guy told me they did the smoke effect by hand in the factory with candles. Have never been able to confirm it but it's a cool story
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Old 10-05-17, 04:57 PM
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anyone have any guesses on this one? its lugged

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Old 10-05-17, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Does anyone have a good guess what size this Miyata is? '83 or '84 Ridge Runner. I have a hard time determining what will fit me on non-compact geometry MTB's. The seller says it's a 18 inch medium. If it is, 18 inches would be fine it it were a compact frame. The smallest road frame I can ride is 54cm. I can see the TT length is fine but on this bike I wouldn't want a foot of seatpost sticking up.

it looks like this pic is taken pretty close to dead on, perpendicular to the bike. the rear rim measures about 314 pixels, and the top tube measures just under 300 pixels. 26 inch rims measure about 58cm, so its definitely less than 58 top tube. math puts it at about a 55.5cm top tube.

obviously an extremely imprecise way of measuring, but maybe better than guessing
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Old 10-06-17, 07:58 AM
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Old 10-07-17, 10:41 AM
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Finished my Stumpy build yesterday:
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Old 10-07-17, 07:24 PM
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I have what appears to be exactly the same Terra Tech bike, bought in 1988 or 89 I think. Do you know where to find the serial number? I can't find it...What do you think this is worth now> Mine is in really great condition, not used much.
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Old 10-07-17, 07:26 PM
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Oops, appears that I wrote a message to the wrong person/bike. Sorry!
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Old 10-07-17, 07:30 PM
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I have what appears to be exactly the same bike, bought maybe 1988 or 89. Do you know where to find the serial number? I am not finding it. And what would you guess it is worth--mine is very little used, excellent condition.
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Old 10-08-17, 10:16 AM
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Today it was wet and cold. But I had to do a test run with the newly arrived front derailleur. I have been using it without since I put it together.

1989 MB-1 but with mostly XT M737 parts (1994).

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Old 10-08-17, 12:33 PM
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First roll out of the 84 Schwinn high Sierra. Short ride showed me what was missing all along... Bull moose bars!
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Just recently picked up this '83/'84 Diamond Back Ridge Runner. The plan is to clean it all up and restore it first, then depending on how I feel about it after that I may try out a drop bar conversion on it with fenders and racks.

















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Old 10-09-17, 04:33 AM
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My tall nephew needed a campus bike, so I steered him to this: 1989 Schwinn Probe (Chicago built!). We changed to flat bars and added a tall seatpost. Very cool IMO, and a perfect for his needs.
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