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Old 08-08-09, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBSONATOR
40 bucks off of CL, Univega Alpian Uno 90's (Lawlee Design) w/full exage Rides great

Chrome bikes are purdy!
Good score
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Old 08-08-09, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Elev12k
That is a very nice bike cs1

Not so much Techniums where I live. You rarely see a DynaTech, but Techniums are really like a hen's teeth. My Technium was bought in Israel and moved with its owner to Holland later.

What model Technium is that? Chill?
Yes, it's an 89 which was the first year for the cantis in the rear, straight fork and 1" headset. I've got an earlier frame with the curved fork and U-brake. It's no where near as nice as the one I just posted. Originally I bought it for the group. When I got it the bike was so nice I just couldn't strip it out. I'm looking for some original bars and grips.
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I just wanted to say I love this thread.

I'm currently building up one of the new Ti Ibis Mojos, but this thread has given me a lot of inspiration to try to assemble a modern classic.
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Old 08-14-09, 12:22 PM
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Early Hardrock

Can anyone date this bike for me. I received as a gift twenty some odd years ago, but do not know yesr model. I don't know how to add picture here. The bike is Teal with pink lettering. Suntour with thumb changers
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Old 08-14-09, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pdalon
Can anyone date this bike for me.
Photos would help, but you can try to date the components here:

https://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm#suntour

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Klein Attitude 1990 in Team - Dolomite colours
build as a single speed right now but will get it's original gear(s) back
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Old 08-25-09, 06:46 PM
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Dun dun dun I just got this. lol

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91 Trek 700, rigid frame MB. Nice and light, but a pretty stiff ride.

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Proflex 854 (1994)

** sorry about my English, it's not my first language **

PRO FLEX 854 (1994)





A lot of people in the industry told me that PRO FLEX have been one of the first to release a full suspension bike. People of my age (36) and a bit older are often stopping me on the street: " WOW so much souvenir, THE GIRVIN FORK !!!! "
It seems that at that time it was a real revolution.... the first bike using shock!!!

See here: https://www.proflexusa.com/history.php

This bike was a high-end bike frame using XT deraillers & Brakes, LX shifters & Crankset... full chrome shock absorber. At that time in 1994, retail price here in Canada was 2500$ ... probably something like 5000$ today !!! ** The shifters & handbar arenít original **

The yellow part are made of polymer. My weight is 200 pounds and when I stand up on the bike and put my weight on the front wheel and give a swing, the polymer squeeze for about 2-3cm.

In 1994 they were using this bike to do downhill (Suicide Inc. !!!) ... today it's good enough to jump the boardwalk and climb on the lower one about 5 inch high !!!!

As you could see, it's in real great condition, most of these bikes are dead cause the polymer parts were degrading with the weather and UV.

My bike have probably have been stored in a garage for years, that's why it's still in good shape today.

This winter, Iím going to pay a professional shop to glass blast it (same as sandblast, but higher quality work using glass instead of sand). They're going to repaint it in the original colors to restore it exactly as the original. I've accurately reproduce the decals and I'm actually looking for a place to print it on water slide transferring paper.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Even if PRO FLEX have been in front of their time and innovative, they stay in business for only a couple of years. They have been bought by -=K2 Bikes=- that havenít used the brand for years, so never developed around this bike.

This year 2009.... They reintroduce PRO FLEX !!!! Visit https://www.proflexusa.com/
It is still high-end bikes.... costing a lot of $$$ !!!

There's a complete topic about this revolutionary bike, just take a look at: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1448
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On the pro flex, look up suspension seatpost on the internet, there are suspension seat posts that use the elasomer bumpers similiar to the Girven ones, they are new and fresh, and cheap, buy different combinations of the grade (firm, soft etc...) and experiment.

https://www.bikeparts.com/productsear...ategoryID=1456

I am using some of these for my test frame FWD tricycle.
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WOW,I do love this thread, 80's mtbs are what gave me the sickness(Bike-itus).Now I just love em all.
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Old 08-30-09, 03:18 PM
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Sometimes the old ways are best..

I picked up this old Mountain Goat last year, and in an attempt to make it feel like my current singlespeed, gave it a short high stem and a pair of Mary bars. It was comfy, but something always felt a little.. "off" or "wrong" about it. While chasing down a creak (turned out to be the seatpost, but..) I decided to swap out bars and stem and see what I could do about making the bike feel right.
I picked up a Surly Torsion bar at my local shop and used an old old 135mm mtb stem with it.

It worked. The bike feels like it's supposed to now. Nice long low stem, flat bars, with the only nod to modern times being the massively wide bars and the accompanying 15į*sweep.

Have a picture or two:



Now that I know it feels right, I can get around to trimming down all that excess cable housing.
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Finally got some pictures taken after a good cleaning and tuneup. This is the bike that I found next to the town recycling center dumpster last month.

1996 Scott Arapaho

The only thing I changed was one broken brake arm (had a matching Shimano set in my stock), and I initially patched a tube but finally sprung the $4 for a replacement. My daughter took it over after being my testrider, and will not let me sell it!

It is every bit as good looking in person as it shows in these pictures. Amazing what people will throw away!
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I find almost all of these bikes absolutely hideous.

But there is this one. It's been on CL for months that I know of, maybe longer:








Reply to: sale-medn2-1343042219@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



Extremely Rare Bianchi/Campy/Martini Mountain Bike ($3500) $1750

15.5” Bianchi Martini racing Tean Issue Mountain Bike.
Handcrafted in the Reparto Corsa Factory with Columbus Genius Tubing
Rock Shox Judy SL Titanium fork (Orig. $600)
Mostly Campy parts:
Campy Crank
Campy Brake levers
Campy Front deraileur
Campy Rear derailleur
Campy Shifters
Campy Headset
Campy Hubs
Campy Seatpost

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That GOAT is gorgeous!
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54.27 miles on my 1985 Nishiki Kodiak on my weekend adventure,hit a few trails getting to the camp site,it plugged along with the 'high $$" rigs
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I remember those Campy OR brake levers. Nice craftmanship, and you could adjust them six ways from Sunday. What I couldn't figure out then and still don't understand now is how on earth they actually made it into production. They were so big and so impractical that I'm amazed someone, somewhere along the way, didn't put a stop to the nonsense. Compare those to the old XT 4 finger version and the Campy's are 20% larger! That brake quick release is absolutely ridiculous! Still though, you could rebuild the shifters which I don't think you could with Shimano's stuff....
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There's some really awesome bikes in this thread.

However, this is my favorite- from McDave's 3 year old post on page 10:




That sun flash just adds that touch of *magic* to it.


My bike is a c.1987 Schwinn High Sierra in the mighty black chrome. I'll try to get some daylight pics sometime soon...



The tires have been replaced, I think the chainrings were replaced- it was hit by a car in 91, and I don't remember what all damage there was. But the most of it is stock- including the SunTour roller cam brakes...




Just out of curiosity- what would have been any sort of option to mount to those... umm... "mounts" showing above the rollers in that pic?


The bike my wife has been riding is a c.1990 Trek 820.

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Those "mounts" are also known as rack braze-ons. In other words, you attached your rack struts to those. There should be some corresponding braze-ons that look like little threaded donuts on the rear dropouts.

Love that Schwinn, by the way. Looks to be the sweet fillet brazed version, not the sweet lugged version.
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I missed the McKinley before. My goodness that is a gorgeous chrome bike!!!
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Is '98 considered vintage?

Specialized Rock Hopper Comp FS

https://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...p+FS&Type=bike

It rides perfectly fine for me.


And out on the trails

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Here's mine again, with some upgrades.
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Those "mounts" are also known as rack braze-ons. In other words, you attached your rack struts to those. There should be some corresponding braze-ons that look like little threaded donuts on the rear dropouts.

Love that Schwinn, by the way. Looks to be the sweet fillet brazed version, not the sweet lugged version.
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