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Old 04-09-10, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
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!
Great find for 25 bucks! I rehabbed an '89 950 a couple years back. I would have kept it were it a bit larger. Here's how it turned out:


It's been awhile since I've added to this great thread. Here's some of my recent projects:
A 1991 Haro Extreme



A 1991 Bridgestone MB-4



A 1991 Bridgestone MB-6


And a 1997 Trek UAV 2



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One good trek 930 deserves another.

picked this one up on austin in sparkling condition at a pawn shop for $ 70, maybe alittle to much but it already had road tires on it and the chain was shinny.

The seat and peddles have to go any ideas on proper replacements?
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Epicurean,

Thanks for the compliments! Your pic was one I stumbled upon whilst doing a search here on BF for 950 Trek - very nice indeed.
This one's got plenty o scratches and wear, but fortunately no dings/major deformities. Apparently it has spent some considerable time outdoors judging by the "haze" on the finish and the tree seeds/cobwebs/leaves crammed in every nook and cranny. PO made life easy for me by applying liberal dose of grease to steer tube and seat tube, allowing post and stem to literally slide right out.

Size on this seems decieving to me. Seat tube measures 17.5" CTC, but top tube measures ~ 22.25" CTC - just about right for my 5-10" frame. We'll see how it fits once I can swing a leg and take it for a ride.
Considering a drop bar/9 speed STI conversion.....
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me & my buddy

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My 1995 GT Aggressor I bought new. I used it as commutor for a while, then just beat the crap out of it. One day the forks broke and it sat forgotten for a while. Recently I dug it out and completely upgraded everything except the crank. Upgraded to 8 speed shifters, Deore RD, new forks headset, stem, bars, ect. Rides like a dream. It now gets ridden regularly

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My 1993(?) Stumpjumper. Tange Prestige tubing, frame made in Japan, all Deore LX. 25 pounds (impressive to someone who used to ride a 34 pound "road bike"). I think this is probably the nicest vintage bike I've ever bought. It now has slick tires and townie bars on it though... sorry! I'm still figuring out this whole "adding pictures" thing.
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Ha! That's not photoshopped is it? jim

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me & my buddy

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That is really me & my buddy standing in the woods, but it could be that my friend, who is a professional photographer, did some retouches.
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1988 Giant Iguana. It won't be mine for long, just 'til I can get it under someone small who will fit it.
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I've always admired the yellow and purple also. Too bad this one's too small. It's the only mountainbike I've ever been on with toe overlap!
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Originally Posted by epicurean
And a 1997 Trek UAV 2
I have that same UAV II, in excellent original condition. I have only seen a couple other UAV II's, I imagine their fairly rare.
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Here is my buddy, the bike leaning against a tree in post 1207

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Originally Posted by raverson
I have that same UAV II, in excellent original condition. I have only seen a couple other UAV II's, I imagine their fairly rare.
Yes, I recall coming across your pics on the "old hybrid" thread while I was researching mine--yours and not many others. I agree that they are rare, "ahead of its time..." was how I phrased it in the CL ad...

This bike was ahead of its time. Trek only produced it for one year, and savvy buyers paid about $1300 for what amounts to a carbon-fiber-framed, 29” wheeled cross-bike built-up with a 700c Manitou fork and lightweight mountain bike components. There was nothing like it at the time; but today, the magazines and catalogs are full of bikes that aspire to this ideal. Call it an adventure bike, all-weather commuter, lightweight 29er, flat-bar cross bike, touring mountain bike, or an Urban Assault Vehicle…just don’t call it a hybrid--unless you’re saying, “…Baddest. Hybrid. Ever.”
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Elev12k, your Phoenix is beautiful. How many bikes are in your permanent collection? I seem to love them all.
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Hi guys been away a while but thought I'd share my Pace RC200 with you...love this bike and have been lucky enough to of owned it for over 5 years....good to see you on here E12

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That is one strange bike. Could I pester you to post some more photos of it? And what stem is that?

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Hi guys been away a while but thought I'd share my Pace RC200 with you...love this bike and have been lucky enough to of owned it for over 5 years....good to see you on here E12

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Is that one of the triangular tubed bikes?
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Pace did everything differently. They were the first at so many things. I'd love to find one some day...
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Lester,

Could you tell me if that Giant Iguana is triple butted cromo? I've an old Giant with the same purple decals on a grey base color, but I can't remember what model it is since I resprayed it due to general ugliness/rust spots.
Mine was full Mountain LX with thumbshifters (pre Rapidfailure) before I decided to turn it into a townie/grocery getter:



S/N if it means anyting to anybody:





Fork legs appear to be ovalized:


Thanks!
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If yours came stock with LX, it's a higher model than the Iguana, I'd imagine. IIRC, my Iguana claims double butted CrMo main tubes only. I'll confirm tomorrow morning when I get back to work.
The Iguana's Suntour XCM group was generally found on bikes $300-$450 back in the day.
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Originally Posted by epicurean
Elev12k, your Phoenix is beautiful. How many bikes are in your permanent collection? I seem to love them all.
Thank you. Yes, I appreciate her too. Not only the aesthetics btw. The ride is very good. On your Q: Still too many, I do not know exactly.

Of course the WTB comes with WTB's own patented Grease Guard system. Through the Grease Gooser gun the grease enters through ports, travels through circuits, presses old grease out ...and viola your bearings run with fresh new grease



The following parts use Grease Guard:
- WTB New Paradigm hubs
- WTB New Paradigm headset
- WTB New Paradigm bottom bracket
- WTB Toggle- and Rollercam
- Suntour XC Pro pedals (Suntour acquired license from WTB)

The tail of the frame is 140mm wide and the hub is the matching example for this frame. This is done to reduce dish and creating a stronger wheel. They initiated this with the introduction of the 8 speed system.

The fork is a Type II with Speedmaster studs for in this case the Toggle cam brake. The rear uses a Roller cam that sits mounted under the chainstays. The Phoenix with studs for the cams was officially denoted with 'Phoenix SE' (SE for Special Edition).



A Race Face EX 4130 stem is holding a Groovy Cycles custom bend ti bar. The Race Face stem is not the only Canadian touch to this bike. The other is the Syncros crankset.




This WTB has been a project I worked quite a while on. This was how it looked when I picked it up >>


Setup as commuter for someone who used it to pedal between his home and his work: musician at Amsterdam philharmonic.

I decided I wanted it to look different and setup for another surpose.

Good inspiration >>


Bugatti T57c Atalante. Old Bugatti stood for Arte - Forme - Technique. Actually the WTB Phoenix is its equivilent on two wheels and human powered.

The result >>


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Deep gloss black with mouse grey lower section of Type II fork.

The lettering is accurately sprayed on in mouse grey with a silver outline (dt).



The Phoenix frame is handcrafted by Steve Potts, one of the three founders of WTB. The other being Mark Slate and Charlie Cunningham. Frame design of the Phoenix is heavily influenced by the later. From late70s/early 80s on Charlie Cunningham contributed a lot to the way how our mountainbikes looked like in the upcoming decades.

The frame is extremely slooping. A 15" counts as Medium. The philosophy is that the slooping top tube delivers clearance for manouvrability and that the configuration of the relatively short OS tubing in the tight triangles deliver efficient power transfer, while the long seatpost offers some vertical forgiveness. Viola.

The frame is put together using the welding and brazing technique. Brazing for example with the fillet brazed chin at headtube-downtube connection for improved impact resistance and durability.

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Here's my 1989 Giant Iguana with the XCM group, the tubes are only marked "Cromo Main"

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Here are two of my beauties.




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Originally Posted by gwhunter
Here are two of my beauties.
Is that housing stop really modeled after a human hand? Nice rides BTW.

I just overhauled this early 90's Nishiki Cascade for a friend. She's currently using it as a commuter, and will be adding slicks, racks and fenders.
Its a fairly nice bike though, full Tange 4130 steel, Deore LX components. She's happy with it though, which is what matters.

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