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Old 12-05-22, 02:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
I had this built by the Montlake Bike Shop in 1994. I was looking for an AMP Research B2/B3 frameset, but couldn't find any shop that could get one. Fortunately these guys were able to get this frame in(Mongoose Amplifier,- a rebranded AMP B3). I planned on having them build it with XT or XTR, but the shop owner talked me into XC Pro.

This is pretty much how it looked in 1994, with the exception of tires and other consumables.
Awesome, I loved the AMP frame and forks back in the day. And XC pro is a great choice.
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Old 12-05-22, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Imazagi View Post
Awesome, I loved the AMP frame and forks back in the day. And XC pro is a great choice.
I also liked the AMP stuff

never had an Amp frame - but do have a Litespeed with AMP rear

the frame was a late 90's Colorado Cyclist closeout

XTR build (with XT compact crank) ... components were purchased at the Nashbar outlet back in the day when they had their big December sale

even found a titanium spring for the AMP shock ... also have a Risse for it

been ages since this bike has been ridden - but I believe it weighed in the 23 lb range
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Old 12-05-22, 11:03 AM
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2002 Klein adept nos?

found on CL and looking it over closely there is zero wear on any part. some patina on the side appears possibly damaged in shipping when new.chain still has the goo & lots of dust matter from what I believe was long term storage.bought w/no wheels,post,clamp,brake hoses cut off.never know what you will find on CL.seller claimed it was part of a purchase with other bits.
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Old 12-05-22, 11:40 AM
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Wow - that looks to be in pristine condition! GOOD FIND!
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Old 12-05-22, 12:38 PM
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It's nearly 20 so I'll consider it somewhat vintage
Say you have this bike. it rides great. It's nothing special, but it's almost 20 years old with less than 20 miles on it
Ride it or not?

2004 Cannondale F400 Feminine
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Old 12-05-22, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund View Post
It's nearly 20 so I'll consider it somewhat vintage
Say you have this bike. it rides great. It's nothing special, but it's almost 20 years old with less than 20 miles on it
Ride it or not?

2004 Cannondale F400 Feminine
What's that saying? If the seat fits, ride it?
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Old 12-06-22, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by '02 nrs View Post
found on CL and looking it over closely there is zero wear on any part. some patina on the side appears possibly damaged in shipping when new.chain still has the goo & lots of dust matter from what I believe was long term storage.bought w/no wheels,post,clamp,brake hoses cut off.never know what you will find on CL.seller claimed it was part of a purchase with other bits.
Jesus. Be still my beating heart...
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Old 12-06-22, 03:54 PM
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A hearty "Yes" to the bike, and a horrified "No" to the tractor seat. ::whispers:: The horror. The horror.

Originally Posted by Schweinhund View Post
It's nearly 20 so I'll consider it somewhat vintage
Say you have this bike. it rides great. It's nothing special, but it's almost 20 years old with less than 20 miles on it
Ride it or not?

2004 Cannondale F400 Feminine
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Old 12-07-22, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mrv View Post

Picked this up from a BF member over the summer. Turning it into my all road touring bike.

Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500 1989.
Twins!

1989 Panasonic Mountain Cat 4500:

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Old 12-10-22, 04:40 PM
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Not mine, for sale in Los Angeles - A little steep I think?
but look at the crazy splatter paint and rear brake line guide
https://offerup.com/item/detail/413c...7a7ea83?q=bike


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Old 12-10-22, 04:56 PM
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Here are a few of mine:


1991 Fat City Cycles Wicked Fat Chance

1994 Norco Nitro

Fishlips Toxic Tuna, steel version

1997 KHS Summit X

1996 Trek 930

1985 Peugeot Canyon Express

1989 Panasonic MC-4500

Curtlo Epic Mountaineer built 2003


Go easy on me about the Curtlo; its almost 20 years old now so I think that at least makes it vintage, if not classic. I don't like drop bars and skinny tires so I don't have any C&V road bikes to offer - I'm a flat bar fat tire kind of guy.... Although the past several years I've really embraced the swept bar for comfort. Maybe because I'm getting old, like every one of these bikes?
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Old 12-10-22, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
What's that saying? If the seat fits, ride it?
Seat came with the bike, unfortunately the LIV seat was absconded with by REI along with the original seatpost.
":we can get rid of that for you". A brand new seat, I bet they did.
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Old 12-10-22, 07:32 PM
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What can you tell me about this paint job? Mine does not look like that!
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1985 Peugeot Canyon Express
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Old 12-10-22, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Schweinhund View Post
Seat came with the bike, unfortunately the LIV seat was absconded with by REI along with the original seatpost.
":we can get rid of that for you". A brand new seat, I bet they did.
Then it should have been time to talk with the store manager, "that's ok, you can provide me with a Brooks for my trouble".
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Old 12-10-22, 10:33 PM
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What can you tell me about this paint job? Mine does not look like that!
I had it powder coated several years ago.
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Old 12-11-22, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Here are a few of mine:


1991 Fat City Cycles Wicked Fat Chance

1994 Norco Nitro

Fishlips Toxic Tuna, steel version

1997 KHS Summit X

1996 Trek 930

1985 Peugeot Canyon Express

1989 Panasonic MC-4500

Curtlo Epic Mountaineer built 2003


Go easy on me about the Curtlo; its almost 20 years old now so I think that at least makes it vintage, if not classic. I don't like drop bars and skinny tires so I don't have any C&V road bikes to offer - I'm a flat bar fat tire kind of guy.... Although the past several years I've really embraced the swept bar for comfort. Maybe because I'm getting old, like every one of these bikes?
very nice collection of vintage moutain bikes
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Old 12-11-22, 12:26 PM
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Agreed, looking for a Nitro just like that. Or a TNT.
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Old 12-11-22, 02:42 PM
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rescue from the basement is complete !

weighed 21.8 lbs without pedals ... not bad not bad

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next up - Schwinn Paramount PDG90
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Old 12-11-22, 04:08 PM
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Closeup of that FD cable routing please?
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Old 12-11-22, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Closeup of that FD cable routing please?
I would encourage you to quote in an ask so they/we know who.
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Originally Posted by t2p View Post


next up - Schwinn Paramount PDG90

You guys can't read my mind? I was so excited to see that interesting derailleur cable routing I simply didn't quote it...

So... Could you please post up some closeup pics of the FD cable routing on this? Thanks! Looks like the perfect thing to include in my "Show me something interesting" thread...
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Closeup of that FD cable routing please?






1st pic shows seat tube lug with integrated cable guides (for FD and rear brake)

2nd pic shows pulley (for bottom pull FD cable routing)

3rd pic shows head tube lug with integrated cable stops / guides
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pic of drive side of seat tube lug showing integrated cable guide for RD

( this is another similar frame / bike - PDG 70 )
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rescue from the basement is complete !

weighed 21.8 lbs without pedals ... not bad not bad
that is pretty nice,more a light weight. Imagine the weight with crossmax wheels and full XTR gear,even much less.
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