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Old 04-16-18, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Sri Krsnadread View Post
Frame GT Zaskar LE 1993 ( if I'm not mistaking, origanal decals were defferint)
xtr m900 rear and front derailleurs
xtr seat post
tune hubs with ritchey wcs rims
pace air force fork
blackspire crankset
chris king headset
avid arch ultimate v brakeset
nokon outher brake and shift cables
kore stem
shimano deore lx shifters ( xt thumbshifters optional)
lots of cnc green anodized bolts from srp etc etc
ringle skewers
selle italia flite titanium
I covet your derailleurs!
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Oh man, I'm stoked about this one. I've wanted a chrome 80's mountain bike as a city cruiser for a WHILE NOW. Pretty happy it's a local brand. It's in excellent shape, but I have a M730 group with wheels for it which will really kick it up a notch. Chrome fenders (suggestions?), DTH skinwalls, an old Brooks Pro, and either bullmose or klunker-style moto bars are all in it's future as well. This'll be the heavy-duty city bike and kid trailer hauler, new trailer for the kid = N+1 for me!

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Old 04-17-18, 12:13 AM
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Oh man, I'm stoked about this one. I've wanted a chrome 80's mountain bike as a city cruiser for a WHILE NOW. Pretty happy it's a local brand. It's in excellent shape, but I have a M730 group with wheels for it which will really kick it up a notch. Chrome fenders (suggestions?), DTH skinwalls, an old Brooks Pro, and either bullmose or klunker-style moto bars are all in it's future as well. This'll be the heavy-duty city bike and kid trailer hauler, new trailer for the kid = N+1 for me!
Nice. exactly what I use mine for. best overall city bike and kid hauler one can find. I got this decent chro-mo trail a bike- even has 6 speed gearing- and my old stumpy sport is so much heaver than the trail-a-bike that the weight distribution works out pretty decent. before I had a lighter bike with a heaver trail-a-bike and... well.. its not good.
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Finished my '95 today. Got rid of the stock Gripshifts and installed a pair of thumbies that I got from the Box of Crap. I hate Gripshifts.
Also installed a new stem that I painted and my trusty old Kalloy straightbar. This bike came with a high riser stem and a high handlebar. Tires are still the original Konas that have no cracks whatsoever and nubs on them.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Finished my '95 today. Got rid of the stock Gripshifts and installed a pair of thumbies that I got from the Box of Crap. I hate Gripshifts.
Also installed a new stem that I painted and my trusty old Kalloy straightbar. This bike came with a high riser stem and a high handlebar. Tires are still the original Konas that have no cracks whatsoever and nubs on them.
Loving the Kona. Just wanted to let you know that those Alivio cranks are under product recall https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/1997/cp...cle-components
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Originally Posted by tashi View Post
Oh man, I'm stoked about this one. I've wanted a chrome 80's mountain bike as a city cruiser for a WHILE NOW. Pretty happy it's a local brand. It's in excellent shape, but I have a M730 group with wheels for it which will really kick it up a notch. Chrome fenders (suggestions?), DTH skinwalls, an old Brooks Pro, and either bullmose or klunker-style moto bars are all in it's future as well. This'll be the heavy-duty city bike and kid trailer hauler, new trailer for the kid = N+1 for me!

[IMG]Chrome Norco Yukon by tashipeacock1, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Loving the Kona. Just wanted to let you know that those Alivio cranks are under product recall https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/1997/cp...cle-components
Thanks Clang and thanks for the heads-up. If that's the case I'll have to check MOST of my bikes! Do you think they'll still honor the recall?
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Thanks Clang and thanks for the heads-up. If that's the case I'll have to check MOST of my bikes! Do you think they'll still honor the recall?
They do. They will send your LBS a kit that includes new BB, crankset, FD, and chain to replace your old stuff with.
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They do. They will send your LBS a kit that includes new BB, crankset, FD, and chain to replace your old stuff with.
Cool. Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Finished my '95 today. Got rid of the stock Gripshifts and installed a pair of thumbies that I got from the Box of Crap. I hate Gripshifts.
Also installed a new stem that I painted and my trusty old Kalloy straightbar. This bike came with a high riser stem and a high handlebar. Tires are still the original Konas that have no cracks whatsoever and nubs on them.
Love it! I'm about to start putting a '93 Cinder Cone together as a first project. Nothing fancy, just starting low spec until I learn how to have nice things but I can't resist a Kona pre-97.
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Old 04-19-18, 08:33 AM
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Love it! I'm about to start putting a '93 Cinder Cone together as a first project. Nothing fancy, just starting low spec until I learn how to have nice things but I can't resist a Kona pre-97.
Thanks! You should start a thread on your project. Would love to check it out.
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Old 04-22-18, 05:28 PM
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With the exception of tires nd chain itís as raced by the P.O. I did a couple races. He set it up with a short cage 600 and I saw no need to change it at the time. S.E Michigan who needed big gears???? Itís and 89í I purchased it in 90í as it sits 26lbs 1oz (Berkeley fish scale)


One of these day I have to get Klein mission control for it....
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Old 04-23-18, 03:49 AM
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In 1983 I asked Tom Ritchey to do a custom Annapurna for me ...
Mmmm. Don't see those very often. Nice. And, amazingly functional.

Ritchey sure did 'em right, in the early days of MTB's.
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About as vintage as you can get. In 1979 one of the first Ritchey mountain bikes that Gary Fisher and I sold went to my uncle, who took it all over the world to job sites when he worked for a big engineering firm. When I told him how "collectible" it was, he asked me to facilitate putting it into the hands of someone who would appreciate it.

That person turned out to be former MTB World Champion Thomas Frischkenecht, who traded one of his race bikes for it. After 20 years in Switzerland it returned to the United States when Thomas brought it to be displayed at the Captain and Stoker coffee house in Monterey, where a number of Tom's tandems are the decor.

So we posed with the bike, myself, Thomas, Tom Ritchey and Joe Breeze.
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Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
About as vintage as you can get. In 1979 one of the first Ritchey mountain bikes that Gary Fisher and I sold went to my uncle, who took it all over the world to job sites when he worked for a big engineering firm. When I told him how "collectible" it was, he asked me to facilitate putting it into the hands of someone who would appreciate it.

That person turned out to be former MTB World Champion Thomas Frischkenecht, who traded one of his race bikes for it. After 20 years in Switzerland it returned to the United States when Thomas brought it to be displayed at the Captain and Stoker coffee house in Monterey, where a number of Tom's tandems are the decor.

So we posed with the bike, myself, Thomas, Tom Ritchey and Joe Breeze.
Who do we ask for a "Like" button around here? That was mighty generous of your uncle, and what a crew pictured.
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Originally Posted by Sri Krsnadread View Post
Frame GT Zaskar LE 1993 ( if I'm not mistaking, origanal decals were defferint)
xtr m900 rear and front derailleurs
xtr seat post
tune hubs with ritchey wcs rims
pace air force fork
blackspire crankset
chris king headset
avid arch ultimate v brakeset
nokon outher brake and shift cables
kore stem
shimano deore lx shifters ( xt thumbshifters optional)
lots of cnc green anodized bolts from srp etc etc
ringle skewers
selle italia flite titanium
Oh man that's a nice lookng bike. Just gorgeous. So much details!
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Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
About as vintage as you can get. In 1979 one of the first Ritchey mountain bikes that Gary Fisher and I sold went to my uncle, who took it all over the world to job sites when he worked for a big engineering firm. When I told him how "collectible" it was, he asked me to facilitate putting it into the hands of someone who would appreciate it.

That person turned out to be former MTB World Champion Thomas Frischkenecht, who traded one of his race bikes for it. After 20 years in Switzerland it returned to the United States when Thomas brought it to be displayed at the Captain and Stoker coffee house in Monterey, where a number of Tom's tandems are the decor.

So we posed with the bike, myself, Thomas, Tom Ritchey and Joe Breeze.
Legends.
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I took the '83 Schwinn Sierra on a cruise downtown to do some errands. All about that Forgotten Coast aesthetic.

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Honestly, after seeing some of the amazing bikes here, I'm kind of embarrassed to show some of the ones I come up with.
They're always well used, and always a project - But I tell myself they all have potential, and I can keep busy, for years to come .

Anyway, the end of last week, I took a drive to pick up this, - It was only 45 bucks, and didn't look all that bad:
'93 Hardrock -
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Well, I got there, and was met by an interesting and pretty bike-savvy Brit, named Nigel.
My first impression was that he seemed an OK sort of guy, BUT, he turned out to be an enabler of the worst kind ..........
Nigel sez to me - "You said you like old mountain bikes, so I thought maybe you'd like to see THIS also" :
'91 RockHopper -
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So for only an extra $65, I came away with 2 bikes, both Specialized, both grey, both in my size ! What are the odds?
Maybe with someone like Nigel, pretty good
Now I need to decide if I like grey ...........

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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
Honestly, after seeing some of the amazing bikes here, I'm kind of embarrassed to show some of the ones I come up with.
They're always well used, and always a project - But I tell myself they all have potential, and I can keep busy, for years to come .

Anyway, the end of last week, I took a drive to pick up this, - It was only 45 bucks, and didn't look all that bad:
"93 Hardrock -
Attachment 608879

Well, I got there, and was met by an interesting and pretty bike-savvy Brit, named Nigel.
My first impression was that he seemed an OK sort of guy, BUT, he turned out to be an enabler of the worst kind ..........
Nigel sez to me - "You said you like old mountain bikes, so I thought maybe you'd like to see THIS also" :
"91 RockHopper -
Attachment 608880

So for only an extra $65, I came away with 2 bikes, both Specialized, both grey, both in my size ! What are the odds?
Maybe with someone like Nigel, pretty good
Now I need to decide if I like grey ...........
VERY COOL!!!!
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
Honestly, after seeing some of the amazing bikes here, I'm kind of embarrassed to show some of the ones I come up with.
They're always well used, and always a project - But I tell myself they all have potential, and I can keep busy, for years to come .

Anyway, the end of last week, I took a drive to pick up this, - It was only 45 bucks, and didn't look all that bad:
"93 Hardrock -
Attachment 608879

Well, I got there, and was met by an interesting and pretty bike-savvy Brit, named Nigel.
My first impression was that he seemed an OK sort of guy, BUT, he turned out to be an enabler of the worst kind ..........
Nigel sez to me - "You said you like old mountain bikes, so I thought maybe you'd like to see THIS also" :
"91 RockHopper -
Attachment 608880

So for only an extra $65, I came away with 2 bikes, both Specialized, both grey, both in my size ! What are the odds?
Maybe with someone like Nigel, pretty good
Now I need to decide if I like grey ...........
Nice finds! Start some build threads for them !
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yeah- I just picked one of those up myself:

its a huge mess and needs to be completely torn down and rebuilt. A friend of mine is looking for his son though, and it shoudl fit- so gonna give it a go. see how messed up it really is! on the plus side, it was free.



then I got curious and found this and gave him an email. $20 and looks like much better shape! the script is really hard to read but it looks like it says "Rockhopper".. which would be a nice find!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik...568614442.html

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Good score! That rockhopper is super cool.

I need to find some reasonably (read cheap) xt m73 series stuff to get my Kona started. Lots of cool.bikes here making me jealous.
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then I got curious and found this and gave him an email. $20 and looks like much better shape! the script is really hard to read but it looks like it says "Rockhopper".. which would be a nice find!

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bik...568614442.html
I've been emailing this guy since day 1 but no replies. I hope you have better luck!
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I've been emailing this guy since day 1 but no replies. I hope you have better luck!
well I wont hold my breath then!
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