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Old 12-05-18, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
I just received a call informing me that my friend who gave me this bike passed away this evening. It has now become even more special.
Sorry to hear.
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Old 12-06-18, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
I just received a call informing me that my friend who gave me this bike passed away this evening. It has now become even more special.
Sympathies on the loss of your friend and former employee. His two favorites rides have found a good home, though.
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Old 12-06-18, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
I wondered whether to post this here, or start a separate thread - But it IS a mountain bike,and it IS vintage, so ......

I'm blaming this acquisition on my wife -
We went up to the flea market again, yesterday, and there was a guy there with a whole bunch of bikes (I'm beginning to think this might be a trend?) -
He told me he picks up a lot of bikes and other stuff from police impounds.

Anyway, his bikes were mostly BSO's, with a couple entry-level hybrids thrown in - But there was THIS .......
My original intent was to just get a photo of it, for the record, NOT to buy it, but my wife ruined that plan -
I don't have a phone with a camera, but Patty always carries a little pocket camera in her bag.
I asked her for the camera, but wouldn't you know it - Dead batteries! And she couldn't find any more in the bag.........
All this time, the guy is talking away about his bikes - Blah, blah, blah, etc.
So I was frustrated, and about to walk away, and he says "You want to buy this bike? - Look, it has a pedal missing, so how about $20? "

So here it is, back at the car (where we found batteries) - A mid 90's, MacGregor Power Trac 2 wheel drive mountain bike. Made in Taiwan.
Aside from the interesting cable drive, the components are just base level Shimano stuff .
I weighed the bike this morning, and it busts the scale at 29lbs - Which is surprising, as thought it would weigh more.

The whole thing seems to work as designed, and looks like no to low mileage on the bike, although I think it should probably be taken down and the old lube cleaned out of the cable, etc .
I bet this could be just the thing, for commuting in the snow !
AND, it's got a cool crackle paint job !


Regardless of whether this is a practical design, I'd never even heard of it before, and at least I know I'm the only kid on the block with one - So I thought it was worth $20
I did some research, and virtually no info on it, except for this old article, about the inventor :
https://books.google.com/books?id=w8...20bike&f=false




The drive is pretty simple - Just a ring and pinion on the rear, then the big cable shaft -



And a front ring and pinion, with a freewheel hub .

Thanks for sharing. I dont know of the brand but certainly recall the 2WD conversion kit, likely the same on that bike.
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Old 12-06-18, 11:33 AM
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I didn't know there was a kit available - Learn something new every day
The bike I have was definitely NOT a kit install, though - The frame and fork have factory-welded brackets, to take the drive.
It obviously came that way.
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Old 12-07-18, 09:31 PM
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Cannondale Delt V mid 90s



Cannondale frame. Surly fork. Lots of stuff from the parts bin.
I stripped frame, polished with 600 or so grit. Powdered with a smoke clear.
A bit small for me so itíll be up for sale soon.
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Old 12-07-18, 10:21 PM
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'91 RockHopper ride last weekend. It rocked.









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Old 12-14-18, 03:15 PM
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Last shot of your RH is great! Been riding a new Regal on my 91 Montare and Stopped by our co-op for some bar ends. Also found a Vuelta leather saddle with beusage that's compatible with Montare's, so moved the Regal to my Bianchi Trofeo for now. Don
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Old 12-14-18, 05:37 PM
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new one in the stable:
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