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Old 03-07-09, 09:51 PM
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Another pic of the Univega, now that I've cleaned it up a bit. The swept-back bar is far more comfy than the flat bar it came with, and I'm starting to like the Gripshift setup.

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Old 03-08-09, 03:23 AM
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Nice bike about what year is it?
My guess is somewhere around 84 or 85..

Oops, I didn't realise I'd already responded.

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Old 03-10-09, 07:50 PM
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Another old mtb...


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I hope this fits in the retro sense. Thanks to this thread, I was able to ID the frame!

It was a Miyata Shredder, unsure of the year. 1 1/4 head tube, TIGed, splined triple butted steel. Parts are now on a newer non-vintage, steel hardtail. I plan to bring the shredder back into service when I obtain a 60mm suspension fork.


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Old 03-10-09, 09:37 PM
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Maybe I can help you identify the year of that Miyata or at least get close. I picked up this Miyata Shredder at a church yard sale. After cleaning, lubing and taking it on a ride, I decided to flip it. Based on the Shimano date codes on the derailers, I decided this is a 1990.

I noticed you've got a FOX fork on that Miyata, geez you're really serious about making that back into an MTB. The 1 1/4" head discouraged me from trying anything exotic.
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Old 03-10-09, 09:42 PM
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Maybe I can help you identify the year of that Miyata or at least get close. I picked up this Miyata Shredder at a church yard sale. After cleaning, lubing and taking it on a ride, I decided to flip it. Based on the Shimano date codes on the derailers, I decided this is a 1990.

I noticed you've got a FOX fork on that Miyata, geez you're really serious about making that back into an MTB. The 1 1/4" head discouraged me from trying anything exotic.
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
Another old mtb...
mmmmmmm Mountain Goat
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Old 03-11-09, 12:00 AM
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Cool thanks! Yours was the one that tipped me off as to the name, as I couldn't find it in the catalogs. Now I see its the alternate color for the green one. Mine came with a rusty old 60mm low end rockshox with an 1 1/4 threaded steerer, which I figured was stock, but apparently was an upgrade. I saved it from going to the dump. I'll post some pics when its running again.

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Maybe I can help you identify the year of that Miyata or at least get close. I picked up this Miyata Shredder at a church yard sale. After cleaning, lubing and taking it on a ride, I decided to flip it. Based on the Shimano date codes on the derailers, I decided this is a 1990.

I noticed you've got a FOX fork on that Miyata, geez you're really serious about making that back into an MTB. The 1 1/4" head discouraged me from trying anything exotic.
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Old 03-11-09, 09:33 PM
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How did you get the Fox fork to work with the 1.25" head tube? Reducers?
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Old 03-11-09, 09:49 PM
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Yes, this one, and it worked perfectly.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Wheels-Mfg-Headt...3%3A1|294%3A50
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Old 03-11-09, 11:16 PM
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Yo Eddy

From the last year of production
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Old 03-11-09, 11:25 PM
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96 gt karakoram ive had since new, since i was 12. winter rebuild with an 01 manitou sxr i got for free, v brake in front, new bar,headet,stem, grips, seat, chain cassette and chainrings. almost there. deore lx with rapidfire, butted tange frame.


sorry i dont have a clearer shot. ill post it when its 100% dialed.
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Old 03-11-09, 11:32 PM
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I don't usually do this but...

O.M.G!
read: long pauses where the periods are.

is that a paul RD? What kind of cranks? tell me you have a syncros hardcore BB in there too!?
That bike is THE SEX.

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Old 03-12-09, 07:09 AM
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And could you please post pics of the brakes? That is a sweet bike. jim

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I don't usually do this but...

O.M.G!
read: long pauses where the periods are.

is that a paul RD? What kind of cranks? tell me you have a syncros hardcore BB in there too!?
That bike is THE SEX.
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Concerning the Yo, thanks for the comments.
The RD is a Precision Billet Proshift - it looks alot like the Paul doesn't it? Was made in Chico California, maybe it was Paul's neighbor huh? It shifts very nicely. I've heard they are delicate but I've had it on for 5 years now and haven't had any problems. I wish I could find a matching FD to go with it.

The crank is a square taper Race Face Next LP. Nothing special about the BB just a run of the mill Shimano.

One of these days I am going to replace the fork with a steel one made by Chris Ingleheart. The Spicer is too flexy. It looks cool though.

The brakes are Paul Love Levers and Motolite Calipers. Here a picture of the calipers:

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Old 03-22-09, 10:31 AM
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Steve Potts roadside find

pp

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I like that Potts! fantastic find, gutlesswonder
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If and when the guy who threw that Pott's away, finds out what it's worth, he'll have a friggin heart attack.

On that Proshift RD: I have a take-off NOS one that has the frame mount bolt stripped a bit at the threads. Anybody know if another RD has the same mount bolt specs (or know where to find a new one)?
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Gah. Had my old Stumpjumper out on the trails today. Caught a tiny twig in the rear derailleur and it pulled it into the spokes. Hard. I limped it home with a couple of gears, but I have not had the heart to even look at it since. I fear the wheel and the derailleur are gone. I hope I did not bend the frame.

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Mock it if you like, but this thing got me back into riding again and I'm not getting rid of it any time soon.



A 1980-something Huffy Mt. Storm.

Right now it's awaiting another crank and a replacement saddle.
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1980 Schwinn

Got it going again after being hit by a car..........
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Originally Posted by gutlesswonder View Post
Steve Potts roadside find:





Anyone know where to get roller cam brakes?

Wow.
If you don't want to take on the restoration, clean it up and put it on eBay with good photos and a nice description and you can fund your bikes for a year
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Old 03-22-09, 07:44 PM
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1994 Stumpjumper FS Ser# 94B0786

When I got this off of CL, the previous owner had Altus shifters with V-brake levers installed and they didn't pull the LX canti's too well. I found a set that matched the rest of the LX drivetrain and now it's back to original. Under 26 lbs.
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Are you freekin kidding me!!!???!?!?
A Steve Potts brazed frame roadside find? By roadside I assume you mean thrift store of CL for crazy cheap....

Tha frame has more heritage and class than probably 90% of the other rigs on this forum. You are one lucky lucky soul.

The closest I ever came was a 1987 Wicked Fat Chance from the Salvation Army for $40. Regrettably, I got stupid and sold it a few years ago. Wish I still had that frame - in spite of the hammered pressed-in BB bearings.
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