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Old 04-29-10, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by corkscrew
Is that housing stop really modeled after a human hand? Nice rides BTW.
Yes it is they called it "THE HANDJOB"
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Building it up like a touring thing I think.
Also trying to find some info on it if anyone knows anything
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Nice work corkscrew, that Nishiki is a beauty!
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Originally Posted by Rob Glatfelter
Building it up like a touring thing I think.
Also trying to find some info on it if anyone knows anything
I'd start by looking in mid-to-late 80's Schwinn catalogs, there were probably only a few MTB's in their lineup with chromed stays and fork tips. Very nice!
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The blue Schwinn is exactly like one my old coworker had. It was kitted with full Shimano Exage, 21 speed, 400 level stuff. A wonderful bike, and I would guess late 80's.
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Originally Posted by gwhunter
Yes it is they called it "THE HANDJOB"
I was sure you were pulling my leg, but Wikipedia to the rescue. Might also be the only time I'll ever type that into google whilst working.

They are also remembered for their sculpture-like "hand job" cable hanger, which resembled a fist reaching up and grabbing the rear brake cable. The Hand Job took an overlooked part of every other bike and made it a focal point for an Ibis, and as such symbolized the company.
Nice work corkscrew, that Nishiki is a beauty!
Thanks! We got it at the local bike co-op for $45. Looked pretty roughed up too. Amazing what a few hours of work with new grease/bearings, and a wash and wax will do for a bike.

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[QUOTE=corkscrew;10742284]I was sure you were pulling my leg, but Wikipedia to the rescue. Might also be the only time I'll ever type that into google whilst working.

Isn't this forum great ? looks like you learn something new everyday, HE HE
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
I'd start by looking in mid-to-late 80's Schwinn catalogs, there were probably only a few MTB's in their lineup with chromed stays and fork tips. Very nice!
Found one!
Google brought me right back to these forums but a whhiiiilllle back.
Turns out its an 88 Sierra, and that Exage stuff I had on it was indeed original.
Guessing if I want to put a 2 gear road crank on here I'll probably have to get a longer BB?
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Rob,

I'd guess the stock BB spindle might be OK. Yeah, road doubles have larger rings, but mtb cranks sport triple rings, so it may just net a wash on length. Slap that road double on there and see what it looks like.

I'd bet that whole frame is chrome plated under the paint.
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Rob,

I'd guess the stock BB spindle might be OK. Yeah, road doubles have larger rings, but mtb cranks sport triple rings, so it may just net a wash on length. Slap that road double on there and see what it looks like.

I'd bet that whole frame is chrome plated under the paint.
No need to bet, it totally is, I'm kind of tempted to strip off that blue.
We'll see once it's all together, might be a little while til I can afford everything I want.
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Originally Posted by Rob Glatfelter
Building it up like a touring thing I think.
Also trying to find some info on it if anyone knows anything
Rollercam/U-Brakes under the chainstays on a Schwinn?


(I should qualify that with 'a Schwinn that's not a Paramountain or a KOM)
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I wouldn't strip the paint Rob, unless you're planning on recoating it in the same pattern - the chrome is usually not finish grade on bikes with paint-over-chrome, except where it's meant to be seen.

It would look brilliant with a nice translucent powdercoat though...
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Here's a couple more Bridgestones I've rehabbed lately, a 91 MB-5:


...and a 1992 MB-4. I'm going to keep this one for a while, as it "goes" well with my '92 RB-2:





...and with my 1989 MB-3:

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my G fisher pro.caliber. circa ~1992 awesome colors.
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dec of 79 Schwinn SpitFire 5 speed
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getting overhauled with correct derailer and shifter,also new tires
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Originally Posted by Rob Glatfelter
Building it up like a touring thing I think.
Also trying to find some info on it if anyone knows anything
I almost got a mint one just like that a couple of years ago. A beautiful frame with the slanted chrome. Post it when you're done!
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What Avocet saddle is that? Do you have a stock of NOS saddles in your garage? Or did they come with the bikes? Seems like the perfect vintage Mtb saddle
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hi! this is my klein fervor, built some time in early 90s but i would like to pinpoint the year (can anyone help?). components are shimano XTR M900 (92-94). I have owned it for ten years and fitted pace carbon forks (to replace judy sl), carbon bars and bontrager stem plus a few like-for-like 8-speed XTR bits. a really nice bike, very light (21.7 lbs) and quick (not for sale!). frame number is: k 20L1094485. i still use it but it's not abused like it used to be. i'm amazed how well it survived my many crashes on the ice plus bashing it over rocks and through deep mud etc. frame is still perfect and wheels are still straight and true, though the braking surface on the rims are now very concave (already had the back wheel re-built a few years back and it needs it again but i'll re-use the xtr hubs of course! for the record, my first mountain bike was a 1987 dawes wildcat, bought at halfords in sheffield for 280 pounds. sold to a friend 15 years ago and he still has it.
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Originally Posted by swen0171
What Avocet saddle is that? Do you have a stock of NOS saddles in your garage? Or did they come with the bikes? Seems like the perfect vintage Mtb saddle
Those are all Avocet "Racing" saddles. Most early '90's Bridgestones came with either the Avocet Racing or "Touring" saddle. They come across Ebay fairly regularly. They're one of my favorites, because as you said, they go great on a lot of vintage bikes.
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Ross Mt Hood I picked up yesterday for $50. Not with the Brooks though,
and it had some weird heavy duty cruiser bars on it. I was lucky to have such
an extensive collection of junk in the garage, lol. I HAD a set of Ross
21.1 bullmoose bars, hehe. What are the odds

Nope, not even cleaned up yet.. It will be blinding when I am done. Very
minimal rust, barely enough to cause pits. Should look sweet.. And as a side
note, this is no junker. Forged drops, portage strap braze ons, 4130 tig welded
frame, Dia Compe canti's, Weinmann rims with sealed hubs The only thing I may
really change is tires/cables and possibly the shifting components,,,,BD




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Ross Mt Hood I picked up yesterday for $50.
Awesome bike. Please repost when it's all cleaned up. I really like those chrome Rosses. That bike will never go out of style!
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Originally Posted by texastwister
getting overhauled with correct derailer and shifter,also new tires
A very cool project. I would love to find one of those. Glad to see it getting the proper treatment!
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My '88 Kuwahara Shasta... now that winter is over we can look forward to hitting the trails and doing a little XC riding.

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I'm not sure if this is considered vintage yet, but here is my Mongoose Amplifier. I use it for everything...at the moment.





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