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Old 02-22-10, 08:36 AM
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A 4th ring! You ought to be able to ride up a wall w/ that.
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Old 02-22-10, 02:39 PM
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1988 Stumpjumper that I picked up last fall. I just put the bars/shifters and fenders on. It's my take no prisoners road slushrider. I like it a lot; my only regret is that I went with cheap Nashbar road tires. If I'd known how much I'd like it, I would have gone with Paselas.

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Old 02-22-10, 03:51 PM
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Looks like my 86 shogun prairie breaker pro. I'll post some pics.
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Old 02-22-10, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
1986 Stumpjumper that I picked up last fall. I just put the bars/shifters and fenders on. It's my take no prisoners road slushrider. I like it a lot; my only regret is that I went with cheap Nashbar road tires. If I'd known how much I'd like it, I would have gone with Paselas.
Now that's what I am looking for. Fabulous bike. Have you done any distance riding with her?
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Old 02-23-10, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Now that's what I am looking for. Fabulous bike. Have you done any distance riding with her?
Can't say that I have. I did a couple 30 mi rides with the stock bars; just made the change to drops and took it out for a few miles yesterday. It's pretty comfy though. And easy to spot on a bike rack.
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Old 02-24-10, 08:09 AM
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I wanna build something like that stumpy, with my old Specialized! That looks coool, and fun to ride~!,,,,BD

Nice job!!
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Here's my 1994 GT Outpost. Its 16 years old( thats 40 in bike years) and heavy but it still tears up the roads, grass, mud or what ever else I can roll through. It is still a work in progress, I powdercoated the bike with glow in the dark powder and added some upgrades. The stickers and pedals are BMX but I like it. Some people say it's ugly and some people say it looks cool.


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Old 02-27-10, 08:25 PM
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Nice GT,dig that color and nice bikes all around.Really like this thread,hope to see more.

1980s Nishiki Expedition.Been using this the past few months,a bit small and ready to move on to another.Missed out on an Old School Miyata MTB recently here in TX.
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Originally Posted by aeleven View Post
Here's my 1994 GT Outpost. Its 16 years old( thats 40 in bike years) [SIZE="2"]and heavy but it still tears up the roads, grass, mud or what ever else I can roll through. It is still a work in progress, I powdercoated the bike with glow in the dark powder and added some upgrades. The stickers and pedals are BMX but I like it. Some people say it's ugly and some people say it looks cool.
I like the phosphorescent action. Not too fond of that heinous stem, however.
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Old 02-27-10, 08:35 PM
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1st year Schwinn Sidewinder

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Cool Sidewinder! I've read that they were made from reworked Varsity frames, does anyone know if there is any truth to that?
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Izzat 24"???? Nice!
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Old 02-27-10, 09:36 PM
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Old 02-28-10, 08:56 AM
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Cool Sidewinder! I've read that they were made from reworked Varsity frames, does anyone know if there is any truth to that?
That's what it looks like. 26" wheels.
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Old 03-02-10, 02:16 AM
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No glamor shot yet, need to wash/clean/lube and then take a nicer pic

Around 1992, Kona Hahanna
small size 16" but I may try to SS it as a beach/fun bike or bmx cruiser style 26"
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Looks like I got lucky...Bye bye sorentose and hello Orient Express...A lot has been replaced on it including the bar, rd, shifters rimset and I'm sure something else but I just got it home and snapped some quick pics. It should clean up nicely despite the decal damage. Time to get to work!

Edited to add there's even talk of running down the original manuel, receipt, bar and other goodies!! (crosses fingers)
I bought this one at a local garage sale in May of 2009 for $20. It's been great for me...

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Old 03-03-10, 05:32 AM
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^^Nice one...Three questions...Did it just come with one fender? How is that kickstand working out? And could I get a better look at how that rear brake caliper is set up? That may be why it only has one fender...Mine still looks like it did in the Jan. 31st shots. I put it on the back burner for now. I should be finished with it in another month or so. Thanx...
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^^ Oh that is sharp !

(FWIW, I sort'a like the one fendered look with that rack and contrasting bright chain wheel)
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^^Nice one...Three questions...Did it just come with one fender? How is that kickstand working out? And could I get a better look at how that rear brake caliper is set up? That may be why it only has one fender...Mine still looks like it did in the Jan. 31st shots. I put it on the back burner for now. I should be finished with it in another month or so. Thanx...
I added the fender after I bought it. I ride it frequently on a local trail which has a lot of trees along the way, and I was tired of trail dirt/tree stuff that the front wheel was throwing back. I have the rear fender, but have been too lazy to put it on, as the rack sort of serves as a fender of sorts. I'll get it on there one of these days.

Regarding the kickstand, you have a sharp eye. It was on the bike when I bought it, and I've never seen one like that. It attaches to the left rear part of the chainstay and the seatstay. Personally, I like it. It's very convenient.

Regarding the brake, you can see a picture of a similar one below:



It's a Suntour brake, probably made by Dia-Compe (Our family is friendly with a member of the family that owns Dia-Compe, and that is what I was told), and you can read about them here and there. It's called a roller-cam brake, and it's marked "Cunningham Design."

Auchencrow: thanks for the compliment.

Edit: There is a couple of those brakes on eBay now:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SUNTOUR-XC-POWER...mZ140381656982

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1st year Schwinn Sidewinder
I like it!

I wonder how the ride quality of your Sidewinder compares to my 1982 Ross Diamond Cruiser?

I just finished her and the first test ride felt good, steering was at least somewhat responsive and the bike didn't ride as tank like as I had thought it would.
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I really like what you did with that Ross.
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I bought this one at a local garage sale in May of 2009 for $20. It's been great for me...

That thing is slick of epic proportions.
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I am not sure whether I showed it already but this is the frame >>



...and this is the fork >>



Currently it is put back together (no pics yet) using the authentic WTB goodies like Toggle- and Rollercams and Grease Guard everything. I took to last years Old World MTB Championship >> www.owmtbc.org
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Originally Posted by raverson View Post
I like it!

I wonder how the ride quality of your Sidewinder compares to my 1982 Ross Diamond Cruiser?

I just finished her and the first test ride felt good, steering was at least somewhat responsive and the bike didn't ride as tank like as I had thought it would.
That was my very first attempt at a mountain bike. I literally broke every part of that bike except the wheels. I ended up learning to braze and putting cantilevers on it, along with suntour AG derailleurs, flat bars, a longer stem, SR Apex triple cranks...eventually the frame died, but the schwinn cimmaron that replaced it really never handled or climbed as well. This is the first Ross Cruiser that I've seen since!
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Those roller cams were a Charlie Cunningham (Of Wilderness Trail Bikes fame) and are very powerful when set up correctly. I have several sets of them. Unfortunately, I don't have any matching frames. That WTB Phoenix is beautiful, and the fork must be worh a fortune. You are a lucky man.
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