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Old 11-13-05, 05:36 PM
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Wow, 1 3/8 tire width, that seems kinda narrow for trail riding, especially for log jumps. Do you know how old the bikes are? Are you able to post pictures?
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You are right! tire size is 1 3/4 or 1.75. the steel rim has 81 stamped on the hub. I have tried to post pics, but I haven't mastered the technique. The men's bike is in the dumpster. If anyone is really interested in the frame I'll pull it and it's yours for the cost of shipping! 1020 tubing per decal! I live in Arizona.
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My rides. I do actually ride them.


1993 Koga Miyata TrailRunner Carbolite


1990 Miyata Century


1988 Koga Miyata ValleyRunner - bike I most often ride off road, great bike!


1995 Fat Chance Yo Eddy!


1996 Rafty Funnel


1993 Koga Miyata SkyRunner Carbolite - will swap the newer Manitou for original FatMax when I have time


1991 AlpineStars AlMega XT - pristine except for cracks everywhere


1997 Koga Miyata Survivor - some earlier era parts make the bike look somewhat more vintage than it actually is


1991 Koga Miyata TrailRunner - serious heavy duty


1991 Koga Miyata GentsRacer Carbolite - bought for trainingpurposes, but now actually collecting dust

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1991 Koga Miyata TerraRunner Carbolite - black with gold decals, like the roadbike
1991 Team Miyata H-Ball signature spare frame
1993 Koga Miyata ValleyRunner Alloy spare frame
early nineties Vitus CL1 project

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Old 12-10-05, 11:03 AM
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Elev12k -what a stable! And colorful!

Guess I'll post up...nothing too flashy though.

1990 Ritchey frame\fork.
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Old 12-11-05, 08:36 AM
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Cool frame still going strong! You can have it listed overhere BTW: http://www.oldmountainbikes.com/bikes/
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Old 12-11-05, 09:01 AM
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Nice page! add it to the links stickey at the top so we don't lose track of it. Ritchey is on my short list as well...
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This is a 1984 Salsa, custom built by Ross Shafer when he was still a one-man operation on the main street of Petaluma. It belonged to my late brother, and is the sweetest-riding bike I've ever been on. Frame is a combination of Reynolds 531 and Tange steel. Original WTB roller-cam brakes (pre-Suntour), hand-rolled Wolber Super Champion rims cut down to 26", Deore XT group except for hubs, which are Dura Ace, including rear Uniglide freehub. (The cheesy aero bar is not original, of course).
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Salsas are one of my favourites. Funny thing is seeing more older MTBs pop up on US boards, as here, in Europe, the boom started years later.
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Here is mine. Not very vintage after putting on a fixed back wheel.

This is an 84 or 85 Univaga Alpina Ultima. Riding it again i can hardly believe we could do the stuff we did on these things...long wheel base low trail....it is rough to ride on the technical stuff.
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Regarding that fixed set up: Do you use it off road? I would think the bottom bracket is a bit low for such shenannigans! I have a couple of older 80s era MTBs, one which I run as a single speed, and would love to have a go at fixed gear off-roading but I know I would need at least 12" of bb clearance.
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Ok, finally got around to taking some pictures of the bikes.

Here's my 1985 Cannondale SM600



And my 1987 Raleigh Mountain Tour

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Is it an optical illusion, or is the front wheel on the Cannondale larger than the rear? What are they 24"/26"? 26"/29"?
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nick,

Is it an optical illusion, or is the front wheel on the Cannondale larger than the rear? What are they 24"/26"? 26"/29"?

No illusion. 24" back/26" front was a Cannondale gimmick for the first couple of years of mountain bike production.
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My 1993(ish) Giant ATX 760. Still in service as a commuter/foul-weather bike.

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Originally Posted by nick burns
No illusion. 24" back/26" front was a Cannondale gimmick for the first couple of years of mountain bike production.
I'm guessing you ride the Raleigh more.
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Originally Posted by Elev12k
My rides. I do actually ride them.
Wow....very impressive. I have a soft spot for Miyata!
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
I'm guessing you ride the Raleigh more.

Well, the C'dale actually rides pretty nice, and climbs like nobody's business.

These days the Raleigh's pretty much my heavy snow commuter.
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Well, the C'dale actually rides pretty nice, and climbs like nobody's business.

These days the Raleigh's pretty much my heavy snow commuter.
Was judging by the clipless pedals. With the 24" rear wheel, I imagine the C'dale could make it up small cliffs.
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Wow....very impressive. I have a soft spot for Miyata!
I've ridden Miyatas since the early nineties and I never wanted something instead of them. Their buildquality is second to none for a massbuilder and they also compare favourably to many non massbuilders. The top notch ones are probably also more exclusive than those of some non massbuilders.

Sad things went wrong for Miyata in the US early nineties. Is it some were a bit heavy (but sturdy!), a marketingcommunication flaw or an unfavourable $/Yen exchange rate? Probably a combination of those 3.

High quality Japanese bicycles rock! In the early nineties were I live people favoured Marins with MarinLite stuff over Panasonics with Japanese quality components allover. Of course, Marins were much better



You have one? (a Miyata)

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[QUOTE=Elev12k]Cool frame still going strong! You can have it listed overhere BTW: [url]

Nice site, he didn't re-post the pic of my build -maybe too altered.
Also the # and metal makes it early P-series type not Ascent\Comp.
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'91 Trek 830 Antelope. 35 lbs. of cromoly fun. It's my daughter's now, thus the seat position. The original owner put slicks on it and did the MS150. It was at about 120 miles that he realized he needed a new bike. I've had it ever since.
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friend of mine saw that very same bike in the Snake River under the Gem Dam bridge. He came back with a home-made hook and a loooong rope and fished it out. getting it was cool, but I think that it was in the water since about 1983...it was a goner.
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While it's no Ritchey or Spoogialized it sure has the oldskool flavor. (83'?) Takara picked up for $15.00 at a yard sale. It looked like a copy of the first Stumpy when it came to me. The BMX stem w/ riser bar put the riding position way too upright so I upgraded to a bullmoose .The Brooks saddle adds a touch of period class. Unfortunately I let the original wheelset (Ukiah rims I think) get away before I knew better.
The beauty of this beast is I don't mind thrashing it in the Mi. winter, whereas if it were something nice it would just be sitting in the "museum" (ie. basement).




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Originally Posted by cyclodan
While it's no Ritchey or Spoogialized it sure has the oldskool flavor. (83'?) Takara picked up for $15.00 at a yard sale. It looked like a copy of the first Stumpy when it came to me. The BMX stem w/ riser bar put the riding position way too upright so I upgraded to a bullmoose .The Brooks saddle adds a touch of period class. Unfortunately I let the original wheelset (Ukiah rims I think) get away before I knew better.
The beauty of this beast is I don't mind thrashing it in the Mi. winter, whereas if it were something nice it would just be sitting in the "museum" (ie. basement).
Gotta love those old dia-comp cantilevers, they'll keep the brush trimmed back on the singletrack!
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Gotta love those old dia-comp cantilevers, they'll keep the brush trimmed back on the singletrack!
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