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Old 03-20-10, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jetsnation
1992 kona explosif pro with original factory rasta paint.
Nice Bike; that looks pretty cherry. 1990s Konas are my favorite bikes.

The paint on the old Explosif Pro was custom, just like the Hot - you could get any paint scheme you wanted.
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Old 03-20-10, 12:41 PM
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I had given up on Mtb-riding, at least the offroad side of it. Last year I built up a far too small Kilauea frame I had lying around. Because of the superlong toptube it fit OK and I just loved the way it handled singletrack. Now I have bought a modern hardtail and consider entering some races. Kona's rock !
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My old Park Precision, circa 1990. Was a gift from teammate at the time, so don't know all the particulars. I believe the paint job is by John Slawta of Landshark. He was doing a lot of these fade & spatter paint combinations at the time.

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Old 03-20-10, 08:27 PM
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MMMM Custom Kona's:
A bit newer than some of yours, this one has been my primary hardtail rider for about a decade. I recently took it all apart to clean and replace. Sitting as a bare frame on my workbenck right now. The frame is cleaning up nicer than I ever remember it looking. Need to rebuild the Z1 so it keeps the oil on the inside.
1997 Custom Ku:

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Old 03-20-10, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ish
Yeah, that paint scheme on the Ritchey is awesome.
Wish I could say it was original, but don't think the Camo Blue was ever done on a Ritchey that early. D and D first did this frame for Tom in Forest Green. They got it back in 1990 and repainted it with the current Camo Blue scheme.
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Old 03-20-10, 10:06 PM
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I've commented on that Ku before on another forum.
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Old 03-20-10, 11:52 PM
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I finally am getting it cleaned up and giving it a little love. . Such a worhorse, I rarely give it attention.Look forward to riding it soon....
Clean it up take a pic, and then get it dirty again.....
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I recently found an '84 Schwinn Sierra in decent shape at a thrift store. I'll post pics up soon.
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Originally Posted by Aemmer
MMMM Custom Kona's:
A bit newer than some of yours, this one has been my primary hardtail rider for about a decade. I recently took it all apart to clean and replace. Sitting as a bare frame on my workbenck right now. The frame is cleaning up nicer than I ever remember it looking. Need to rebuild the Z1 so it keeps the oil on the inside.
1997 Custom Ku:
That's a nice bike. Kona didn't make a lot of aluminum back in the day. Those were pretty expensive too. I think the custom frames at that time were made by Altitude Cycles in Chico California. Tom Teesdale in Iowa was building some of the Hots I believe.
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1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp that I got off of craigslist for the low low price of $0.00 I am planning on cleaning it up and letting wify ride it around unless its worth selling. its really dirty but I don't really see too much if any real rust on it, most of that brown scratches off with a fingernail and the color is underneath. These photos are as I got it last night and I haven't touched it yet as far as cleaning or anything, I figure it will need new tires and tubes (it has the original tires on it) new cables and lots of cleaning and scrubbing and hopefully it comes out decent and I can't complain on the price.






Rear brakes are underneath and have a little gizmo that says Shark tooth on it that seems to keep the chain where it needs to be.


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This is the rear rim, both are marked GX28 along with this

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Old 03-21-10, 02:39 PM
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Nice. That was from back when the Rockhopper Comp was pretty much the same bike as the Stumpjumper.
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Originally Posted by illwafer
Rattlecanned by yours truly.


Exactly how I set up an 89 Diamond Back. What do you think? Once I started riding a vintage MTB with big tires, swept back bars and a comfy WTB seat, I'm hooked
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Originally Posted by Push
1988 Specialized Comp Rockhopper that I got off of craigslist for the low low price of $0.00
Cool bike, but even bigger kudos to your weight loss, very impressive. Everybody wants to lose weight, but you are one of the few that did it. Keep it up.
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Old 03-29-10, 09:21 AM
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1990 Klein Pinnacle

This thread made me pick this up. And, it was a bad week so I traded in my CV steel Daily Driver for this 1990 Pinnacle to cheer myself up. Mostly original-mission control bar/ stem,fork,Suntour xcd hubs and bits.

Nothing beats a new old bike.In spite of the Gumby green paint I am really enjoying it so far.

A few kids said they liked my bmx "cruiser.WT????
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I don't care much for mountain bikes on the whole, but that Klein is wonderful.

Hey, could you folks help? I have a 1991 SM700 in excellent condition. What's the ball park street value?
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My current works-in-progress can be found here, and I'd like some information on it and just a few nice words and some gawking, too. When it's done, I'll post it in this thread.

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Thanks noglider.

Being car-free,it helps to hop a curb to dodge the local traffic on this so has come in handy.

Bano_mole : Cool bike,but I really really like that Sierra.Rode my Uncle's back in day.

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It does look a little BMX cruiseresque. It would look even moreso like one if it was single speed.,,,,BD
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Could be the,eh, angle of the pic there too.



Maybe some camo stickers from Cabela's or Academy slapped all over it are in order....
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Nahhh, stop by the hardware store and pick up a can or two of flat black JKJKJK!!,,,,BD


And I have to ask! Who does your dog's hair!!
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Nahhh, stop by the hardware store and pick up a can or two of flat black JKJKJK!!,,,,BD



And I have to ask! Who does your dog's hair!!
LMAO Dude ,thats too funny. He's real sensitive about that so I'm gonna type quietly...Walmart "salon" on the cheap.

Actually,I considered that, but the whole flat-black-bad- boy thing is played out mostly. That and i wear black all the time,mostly.
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Originally Posted by jetsnation
Cool bike, but even bigger kudos to your weight loss, very impressive. Everybody wants to lose weight, but you are one of the few that did it. Keep it up.
Thanks I still have a ways to go but were getting there!

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1984 Schwinn Sierra

Found this in the thrift store about 6 weeks ago. It needed tires/tubes and a front brake cable to be rideable. I still haven't torn it apart, cleaned it, etc, but it rides very nicely. I've put about 500 miles on it so far.



4130 Chromoly main tubes.
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Not sure but...

Not quite sure if it is vintage but...

1997 Cannondale Super V 700. It has been ridden a ton and planning on going out tomorrow!
Before upgrades last year. STOCK


upgraded chain, rear cassette and tires.


It now has rapidfire shifters, new handlebar, bar ends, grips.
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Thrift store find...

25 bux with broken shifters but pretty nice everything else.

89 Trek 950 with full Mountain LX components.

Love those lugged mtbs!











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