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Old 02-08-20, 11:56 AM
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Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For myself I usually have to restrain the urge to fill a cart with a bunch of new parts but as I have gotten (even) older I have started to slow down and after making sure the bike is safe (shifts, stops, tires not dry rotted etc) I just ride it for a while and let it tell me what works and what doesn't, if it fits, if I like the ride etc. This has saved me from making investments and spending allot to time on a bike that really didn't fit. So ride it, allot, take notes and then decide, YMMV. I only figured this out after spending $$ and time first and then realizing the bike wasn't a great fit

If you do make upgrades, save the old stock parts. Enjoy the Panasonic.

I picked up this Trek for $20 and fixed a flat, got the shifters to work again and have just about got it to index to all gears. After riding it I know I would want to swap the tires to something more urban suited and I would need the stem to be a touch shorter for a really dialed in fit.



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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Just snagged this from the local bike co-op: 1989 Panasonic MC4500. I think this was the last year of Panasonic in America? The price - a whopping $70, and all original in very good shape. Needed pedals so I pulled some period correct Sakae Lo-Fats from my stash. Now what to do with it? Thinking maybe a euro style trekking bike... what say the collective mind?
- i dunno about the collective, but I think that's a very find. I like that grey (gray?) color (colour?).
I picked up an '89 Bianchi for about $60 last fall, with a lot more paint damage and lower grade components. (I think I posted it here already....)
My view is, if you were to try to order a lugged frame & fork today, how much would it cost? $1000? $2000? Lots. So $70 and ready to roll, very nice.
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For myself I usually have to restrain the urge to fill a cart with a bunch of new parts but as I have gotten (even) older I have started to slow down and after making sure the bike is safe (shifts, stops, tires not dry rotted etc) I just ride it for a while and let it tell me what works and what doesn't, if it fits, if I like the ride etc. This has saved me from making investments and spending allot to time on a bike that really didn't fit. So ride it, allot, take notes and then decide, YMMV. I only figured this out after spending $$ and time first and then realizing the bike wasn't a great fit

If you do make upgrades, save the old stock parts. Enjoy the Panasonic.

I picked up this Trek for $20 and fixed a flat, got the shifters to work again and have just about got it to index to all gears. After riding it I know I would want to swap the tires to something more urban suited and I would need the stem to be a touch shorter for a really dialed in fit.



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That is good advice that I plan to take. Bringing it home yesterday I was already planning all the changes I was going to make. I may still make them but not until Iíve ridden it a good long while to determine if itís a keeper or not. Lovely Trek! That purple is fantastic. Iíve found some WD-40 to be the most effective at getting sticky shifters to loosen up, but you may have already gone down that road. I flood em and work em while in the repair stand. 9.5 times out of 10 they come back with some patience...
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Old 02-08-20, 02:57 PM
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@Smokinapankake Trek called that color Sour Grape and although I am not a Husky I do live in Seattle so its a great color for the locals
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
Smokinapankake that is a very nice score! For myself I usually have to restrain the urge to fill a cart with a bunch of new parts but as I have gotten (even) older I have started to slow down and after making sure the bike is safe (shifts, stops, tires not dry rotted etc) I just ride it for a while and let it tell me what works and what doesn't, if it fits, if I like the ride etc. This has saved me from making investments and spending allot to time on a bike that really didn't fit. So ride it, allot, take notes and then decide, YMMV. I only figured this out after spending $$ and time first and then realizing the bike wasn't a great fit

If you do make upgrades, save the old stock parts. Enjoy the Panasonic.

I picked up this Trek for $20 and fixed a flat, got the shifters to work again and have just about got it to index to all gears. After riding it I know I would want to swap the tires to something more urban suited and I would need the stem to be a touch shorter for a really dialed in fit.



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Nice bike but the water bottle is what catches my eye. LOL
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Old 02-08-20, 05:31 PM
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Nice bike but the water bottle is what catches my eye. LOL
Yeah I was at the Pub/beer store lamenting that this bike had no racks when I remembered water bottle cages are not just for water....
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Mid-80s Raleigh Elkhorn
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Mid-80s Raleigh Elkhorn
Wow! I didn't know Raleigh made those so TALL. That bike is absolutely Gorgeous! But don't you think it deserves a better saddle? Brooks Flyer would be perfect. IMHO, of course.

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Just picked up this 93 Scott Comp Racing mtb. Itís hard to find any info on these, but it is a pretty decent bike. Deore LX group and what I can see is a replacement fs. Most I have found online have a bright yellow/chartreuse rigid fork on them.
I have a 1993 Pro Racing and Windriver. Yours lackes the rigid neon yellow SRP 1 forks. Great bikes, those nineties' Scotts.

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Old 02-10-20, 06:54 AM
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Yeah I was at the Pub/beer store lamenting that this bike had no racks when I remembered water bottle cages are not just for water....
Just don't open that IPA right after riding on cobblestones...
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Old 02-10-20, 09:53 AM
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Just don't open that IPA right after riding on cobblestones...
Crappy roads we got but no cobbles and it was only about 1 km back home so I didn't have to give it much time to calm down so I didn't get a face full of foam when I opened it.
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late '01 Toccoa litespeed.

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​​wow nice . Looks like a parts build every colour under the sun on it.
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I have a 1993 Pro Racing and Windriver. Yours lackes the rigid neon yellow SRP 1 forks. Great bikes, those nineties' Scotts.

Here's the 1993 catalog.
Thanks for the catalog. Yes the fork was changed, but I like the upgrade. This thing rides great. I might make a change to the stem for a little flatter layout and pull it back a little. Iím liking this one so far. Might be a keeper.
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​​wow nice . Looks like a parts build every colour under the sun on it.
thanks,tried for that "rasta" look.
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There is an 88 Schwinn impact on fleabay...I just got one local off cl for only 60 bucks. Minty. Black chrome. Igot to get some pics....this is the third c.v. Schwinn mountain bike for my stable. I just love them.
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2007 Stumpy. Last year with threaded posts for rim brakes, I think. I had to thread the post on.

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Change things up a little, although poor picture. Mid 80's Schwinn High Sierra, TIG welded and brazed in Japan, that wasn't in good enough shape to be a barn restoration. Threw away everything but the frame which was acid-dipped and powder coated. !000w, motor operated at 52v with a 30 amp controller.
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Found this '97 Stumpjumper M2 under a blanket of dust and cobwebs in the basement of a home I was workin in. Another worker got to it before me, but then sold it to me when he heard I'd wanted it. He only asked for what he paid a bike shop to get it runnin again, $80... Though I'm not sure what the shop did to it, as it still wouldn't shift into the big ring, and the rear brakes were rubbing the back wheel. Easy fixes anyway.


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Found this '97 Stumpjumper M2 under a blanket of dust and cobwebs in the basement of a home I was workin in. Another worker got to it before me, but then sold it to me when he heard I'd wanted it. He only asked for what he paid a bike shop to get it runnin again, $80... Though I'm not sure what the shop did to it, as it still wouldn't shift into the big ring, and the rear brakes were rubbing the back wheel. Easy fixes anyway.


Wow, I had that very same bike. Rode it for years and it eventually became a single speed when that was popular in the early 00ís. Yours still has the original tires with the yellow stripes. Those M2 frames are STIFF, so watch out for your fillings!
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Found this '97 Stumpjumper M2 under a blanket of dust and cobwebs in the basement of a home I was workin in. Another worker got to it before me, but then sold it to me when he heard I'd wanted it. He only asked for what he paid a bike shop to get it runnin again, $80... Though I'm not sure what the shop did to it, as it still wouldn't shift into the big ring, and the rear brakes were rubbing the back wheel. Easy fixes anyway.


Those Specialized by Sugino cranks are so pretty.
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Picked this Rockhopper up last week, have been looking for some time. 199? Rockhopper 3x8, Priority one is street tires. Recommendations? Future: rack, fenders, seat and possibly drop bars.
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Wow! I didn't know Raleigh made those so TALL. That bike is absolutely Gorgeous!
They made some big ones back in the day. Manufacturers made the mistake of offering frames they thought were smaller than normal but which, with their higher bottom brackets, were seldom actually shorter. My '85 Cimarron in 23" has the same standover height as my 25"/64cm road bikes. One local guy ordered a custom Ritchey MTB that was as tall as that Elkhorn. Tall guy who could wheelie like a demon and did not hesitate to do so.
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