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Old 09-02-21, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by garryg View Post
Hows bout a 1984 Stumpjumper Sport ...
Is that one of the 17-inchers with the 24" wheels?

Nice-looking bike.
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Old 09-02-21, 12:17 PM
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Why yes it is.
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Old 09-02-21, 02:32 PM
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1987 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Seller tells me that the blue/white fade paint job dates it to 1987. Bike has a good deal of the original Shimano M730 series components. They all pretty much date to 1986.



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Old 09-02-21, 03:53 PM
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^^^ That hideous crankset though. No taste.
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Old 09-02-21, 05:56 PM
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AT200 Ironhorse steel.

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Old 09-03-21, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
^^^ That hideous crankset though. No taste.
If you ride wearing pants, you would appreciate it more.


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Old 09-05-21, 08:01 PM
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My 198(x?) Kuwahara Apollo. Got it in the spring and have only just recently gotten it into a more or less ridable state. It was pretty beat up. Still needs a bit of work, but didn't want to invest too much into it until I decide what I want to do with it. I had bought it with the intent of converting it to a gravel style bike - adding drop bars, updating the drive train - but I'm not 100% sure if I'll go down the route..I'm really liking the Suntour Power Shifter levers. Friction shifting has never felt so good.

In the meantime, it'll serve as my daily rider while I shift my focus to fixing up my road bike. Probably the only things I'll do short term are:
  • get a slightly longer seat post - the one it came with was pretty short, I stole the one in the picture from my road bike. I could use another inch I think
  • try and source some shorter straddle cables. The brakes are dia-compe and take the double ended cables. The readily available Jagwire ones are way to long. I can make it work on the front, but the back is iffy - using the old cable right now, but it's not in great shape. I was able to find a company in the US that has some, but they charge $30 USD to ship them to Canada. If anyone knows a Canadian source for these, that would be appreciated.




I have a Siera Grande 1985 with a deers head FD. And glorious

Kuwahara Siera Grande Buller River mouth
chrome forks. Same Fred Deeley Cycles origin, but somehow made it to New Zealand. Just shows you how good old ATB's were at crossing continents and oceans. Anyway geez I like it.
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Old 09-07-21, 04:50 PM
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A lady I ride with was looking for a bike to trail ride. She was having a hard time finding something new in her price range. This came up at a bargain and I told her I'd keep it if she wasn't happy with it. The cables were not routed right so I guess someone had worked on it and then just stopped riding it. 2003 GF...
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Old 09-09-21, 06:46 AM
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91 Stumpjumper

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Old 09-11-21, 09:39 AM
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The Wheeler Acquisition (With apologies to Robert Ludlum)

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I'm preparing a classic roadbike to trade for this:



1993 Wheeler Comp-Line 6600. Anybody here know anything about these? There's not much on the interwebs...*
Mission Accomplished: I traded a Raysport Turismo handbuilt custom roadbike for the bike you see above. The Raysport had served its purpose; I converted it to an English-style light roadster with Sturmey Archer drivetrain and entered it in the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour. The custom-butted 531 frame was quite a bit lighter than the olde English Raleighs and Hercules, and the way I set it up made the tour thoroughly enjoyable. Please excuse the off-topic photo, but it helps me tell the story.


This was the first frameset that I soda-blasted, painted, and assembled with premium components into exactly the bike I envisioned, and it performed brilliantly.

This bike won the All British Cycling Event's "Gravity Race and Day-Old Pastry Joust" and "Best English Custom" as well. So I had gotten all the value I needed from it, time for someone else to enjoy it. I stripped off the racks and bags and traded it to a friend of mine for the Wheeler 6600 Comp.

Yesterday, I began converting it to my vision of the perfect MTB Street Conversion. I finished it this morning, and here it is:


I got rid of the lame plasticky LX underbar shifter/brake combo and installed Deore XT thumb levers and separate ProMax brake levers as Gawd intended. I mounted those to a SOMA Mustache II handlebar on top of a stem extender.

The steerer presented a real challenge, as it was some kind of hybrid threaded steerer, with about 1.25-inch of threadless 1-inch tube up top. I've no idea what that was called (1993 vintage), but it needed some improvisation to build it up right. So I ordered a 25.4-28.6mm (1-1 1/8-inch) seatpost adapter shim, cut that down to size, and fitted an extender on top of that.


Even with the steerer-extender, this setup yields the most athletic riding position of all my bikes. I plan to cross-post to the "Vintage MTB To Upright Bar / Urban Bike Conversions" thread, but I'm not really sure if it qualifies.

The ride is very sporty, and the handling is razor sharp with the Primo Racer slicks. I think eventually I will go to something fatter, but I'm not sure what that will be yet. I plan to commute on it Monday, and I'll post an update if y'all want. That's all I've got for now.
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Old 09-13-21, 10:22 AM
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My collection of vintage mtb’s


1992 Nishiki Kodiak with XT/DX components

1992 Trek 950 with DX/LX components

1991 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp with full XT

1991 Gary Fisher Procaliber with XC Pro/Comp components

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Old 09-14-21, 10:08 PM
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stumpjumped


How I got it



sandblasted - welds looked good on this maybe a LITTLE underfilled




made a rack for it out of 4130 with an integrated cable stop, rack connects at tabs that i welded onto the fork





all painted, added a lion head badge






Found an incredible set of sun fade mavic wheels, albatross handlebars. It's heading to buffalo, ny so it'll be rusted out and broken in a few years but i'm happy wit how it came out : )
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Old 09-15-21, 02:01 AM
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Commuting With Mr. Wheeler

Shot these on my way home Monday:







Definitely not a long-distance tourer, yet. The bike is willing, but my core muscles are going to need improvement. I guess the only practical way to do that at my age is to just keep riding this bike on longer and longer trips.
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Old 09-21-21, 09:44 PM
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Old 09-22-21, 08:03 PM
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Saved two Kuwaharas from being scrapped - found them close to where I live about a month apart last Summer although it took me until just recently to finally gather some missing / broken parts and set them both up to ride. The gray bike is a Cascade I believe, has rear vertical dropouts and a sculpted seat stay cap which indicates something a bit higher up in the model range, should be a 1984 /85 but have yet to check the serial number. I basically used whatever parts were on hand. I thought of using the original Suzue high flange hubs with Araya rims but they were a bit rough so purchased a pair with small flange hubs and quick release instead of the solid axle and nutted ones the bike came with.


The Specialized street tires certainly make the bike ride faster, interesting that there is no tread and a true " slick " design. Using a mid 90's front and rear derailleur ( XT ) and Sugino triple crankset with lower gearing. Not sure if the stem and Nitto bars are original but the Suntour thumb shifters should be what was spec'd back then. KKT pedals of course and Dia Compe canti brakes. Currently using a 7 speed cassette. The steering tube was bent but not the frame or fork blades which was a bit odd, until I straightened it the bike was unrideable, probably why it was left next to a garbage bin.

It was " fun " removing all the reflective tape applied to the frame - made the bike look quite homely frankly.


The Magenta coloured Kuwahara is a base model and a mixture of different parts - had no rear wheel but still retains the high flange hub front. Both are nice riding and perfect for trail use. Glad I found them in time.
























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Old 09-29-21, 10:34 AM
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Here are the latest offerings from Vince's bunker, a 1990 Nishiki Mystic and a 1982 Rocky Mountain Sherpa 'Super Scooter', both in mostly original shape. The funny thing about the RM is if you have a look at the chain stay, the whole bike was dark red and the orange is the result of UV. Kind of a neat effect. This one was a complete basket case, with all bearings seized.
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Old 10-11-21, 12:20 PM
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Specialized Hard Rock GX Sport - not sure of the year...
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Old 10-11-21, 02:12 PM
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Specialized Hard Rock GX Sport - not sure of the year...
Mid to late 90's....
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Just finished this late `90s - early `00s Diamond Back Apex:


Deore LX groupset with FD delete and Microshift indexed 8-speed thumb-shifter. Perfect gearing on the middle chainring for the winter commuter this bike will eventually be.







I've got the studded Schwalbe Winter Marathon tires ready to go on, and the Planet Bike fenders over those. I think this bike will be superior to my last winter ride: a 1990s Barracuda A2B:



But for now, on tarmac, it handles like it's on rails! Those Kenda Retrospec tires are super-grippy, if a bit heavy.
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1991, 1989 and 1992
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1991, 1989 and 1992
Nice collection, and I like that there are no shocks on them. All you need now is a 90 to fill in the gap.
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Nice collection!
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The weather is finally starting to cool off. This is around the time I start looking for trails to ride. These are my MTBs:

1988 Stumpjumper Comp

1992 Trek 950

1992 Stumpjumper

1993 Bridgestone MB 1
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Old 10-15-21, 06:19 AM
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Could use an 88 and a 93 in my group 😉
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