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Old 09-11-09, 11:18 AM
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Can I join the chrome Ross club?

Bought at a garage sale. Have not touched it since. Nice shape. Too small for me though. Nice Deerhead components.

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Old 09-13-09, 04:37 PM
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My daily commuter... a Schwinn High Plains with some component changes and 650B wheels. Nothing special, but I like the ride and the panniers aren't bad either!

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black Hardrock is my 7 year old's got it for $50... needs a little work...

sea green is mine got it for $100 it is almost new condition...

I'm getting tired of having almost as much seatpost out as in the frame... (mine is a 22" frame )

a 64cm Bombadil would fix this
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Old 09-13-09, 06:06 PM
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Here is a pic of my 1990 Diamondback Apex with a full Deroe DX group. Also included in this pick is my 1992 Trek 950 with Deore LX/XT group. Both of these rock on Singletrack. Both still see regular action and ride awesome. It is fun to see the looks of bewilderment from the full suspension crowd.
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Old 09-13-09, 06:08 PM
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1997 fully rigid Rocky Mountain Cardiac. My winter bike.
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Old 09-15-09, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
That GOAT is gorgeous!
Thanks, man!

You've got a pretty incredible stable, I lost some serious time staring at your blog.
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Old 09-15-09, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
Thanks, man!

You've got a pretty incredible stable, I lost some serious time staring at your blog.

And thank you

i need to find myself a Goat some day but there are hard to find in europe (The Netherlands)
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Old 09-15-09, 07:40 PM
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Bought this RockHopper when I was vacationing out in AZ several years ago. Went to the classifieds in the local paper as opposed to renting. Cleaned it up a bit and road the trails the whole week I was there. It was my road bike for several years but has been pretty lonely as of late.

Also a Haro Vector I just purchased at a swap meet for $50. It will be a 1x7 very soon. I just won a Manitou 3 for it on ebay which has been delivered but unfortunately has no rebound whatsoever. If I am stuck with it as is I have to get a rebuild kit for it.
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Old 09-17-09, 06:50 PM
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Not really my ride, but vintage nonetheless.......bought a pair of HardRocks last weekend. This one cleaned up pretty nicely.
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Old 09-23-09, 08:06 PM
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I love this thread...


gave the Bonty a little refresh today while waiting for parts for my current project. I think it came out quite nice:















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Old 09-24-09, 12:46 AM
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I had mentioned in an earlier post that we own a 1989 Nishiki Ariel. I've attached a few pictures of the bike. These pictures show it with the replacement, Suntour suspension fork, Bontrager saddle and Bontrager MUP tires. This is a pre-Cunningham era Nishiki, with a more conventional frame than the Cunningham design. The booklet in the pictures is the original owners manual. The original deraileurs are Shimano Deore as are the pedals, shift levers and cantilever brakes. The rear freewheel is shimano 6 speed but I can not tell if it is original or replacement. The chainwheels are Shimano Biopace. This bike is ridden weekly on the local MUP and is used by my youngest son on MTB trails. I'm thinking about restoring the bike with the original fork, seat and Nishiki pedal clips.
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Old 09-24-09, 04:57 PM
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Great thread. After reading all of that, figured I should share. Think some of you have probably seen these before:

1941 Schwinn DX Klunker build. Just finished project from this summer.
Before

After


1988 Ibis Avion.


Project 1980 Champion Cruiser. Early Cruiser to MTB conversion.

This is the way it looked back in 1981 after being converted from a BMX Cruiser to a MTN bike.


Neglected, this is my starting point now. I will eventually get it back to it's 1981 glory.


1985 Ritchey Aspen. Intrigued with dirt drops, I put this together this past spring.


1997 Kona Custom Ku. It's still a rider......


1985 Ritchey TimberComp. Another project just waiting for the right donor bike.


1983 Stumpjumper. Not sure if I will ever get this one back together again.
The parts are so cool, I keep taking them for other projects.


193? Prewar Schwinn C Klunker project. Actually have two of these. Putting together as Klunker projects.




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Old 09-24-09, 05:10 PM
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Here's a mountain bike I picked up at a police bike auction. I replaced the tires with slicks. It's a nice bike, but I can't get comfortable on it. I just changed the saddle from the one pictured, so maybe that will help.

It's a Cannondale sm700. I don't know when it was made. Does anyone?

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Old 09-25-09, 11:43 AM
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Here's a 1986 Bridgestone MB-2. Completely original:







Some cool details on this one. I really like the MKS platforms with the Christophe mini-clips.


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Old 09-25-09, 12:29 PM
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Here's a 1986 Bridgestone MB-2. Completely original:



Some cool details on this one. I really like the MKS platforms with the Christophe mini-clips.


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Beautiful.

It looks like it was barely ridden.
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Old 10-04-09, 05:16 PM
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This 1990(?) Giant ATX 760 looked terrible when I bought it--covered with mud, with rusty screw-heads everywhere. I was pleasantly surprised to find a really nice bike under all the crud. I doubt it saw much use, as I believe the vintage Timbuk II tires were original. The metallic-purple color reminded me of a can of grape soda, and the Zoom Brahma bar was pretty slick. All in all, a neat-handling old mountain bike!









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Old 10-04-09, 08:31 PM
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That's a beauty, epicurean.
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Here is my Bianchi Project 3 -- 700c wheels (29r) before they were cool.
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Old 10-05-09, 05:45 AM
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Here is some pics of an 88 rockhopper Comp I picked up today.

I've been on the scout for a Cro Mo Frame with Horizontal drop outs for a S/S whip.
Couldn't believe my eyes when this showed up on Gumtree here in Adelaide South Australia.
I've ridden it today and think it may just stay as is for the time, given it's pedigree.Specs are exactly as this http://mombat.org/Specialized_Specs.htm for an 88 comp.






Heres the best bit


Not bad for $50 Australian
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that's a nice bike but no U brake?
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Hey all, here is my '84 SweetHeart Cycles Motocruiser frame that I got from Lindwall Tool & Die that summer (got her bare metal..took her to Orange County for the white powder coat). She's now my utility bike - hence the fenders and leisure bars & new slicker tires. I broke the original fork at a race in '85... everything else is just as I raced her.
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Wow, nice piece of history. That belongs on a wall. Wanna trade?
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dzrthauler, I love it, especially the TA crank!

What rear derailleur is that?
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Originally Posted by dzrthauler View Post
Hey all, here is my '84 SweetHeart Cycles Motocruiser frame that I got from Lindwall Tool & Die that summer (got her bare metal..took her to Orange County for the white powder coat). She's now my utility bike - hence the fenders and leisure bars & new slicker tires. I broke the original fork at a race in '85... everything else is just as I raced her.
Interesting that you are not using the canti brake studs in the front and have a side pull unit mounted? Any particular reason, or was that what you had on hand?
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Interesting that you are not using the canti brake studs in the front and have a side pull unit mounted? Any particular reason, or was that what you had on hand?
When I pulled her down off the hooks last March she was set up as a single speed, rear brake rally racer that I ran in the '90's... couldn't find my box of stuff... so I had to make do... those bulldog front cals are from a pro redline BMX from '91... the rear dr is a poc Shimano Tourney model ($14.00) that got me back on the road and the fd is a scrounged basic model that I had to spread to fit the TA triple.
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