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Old 07-29-10, 02:20 PM
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Wow

Are they both the same size? 22"?
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I've been delinquent in posting my 22.5" 1989 Diamondback Ascent EX here.



My current commuter/utility bike. The original LX shifters had snapped pegs where they fit into the holders, so it has a mismatched pair right now, a black Light Action for the front and a green "Shimano SIS" one for the rear. I have a matched pair of the green ones, whatever they are, but the Light Action one has given me no grief, whereas there are some clicks in the friction mode of the green one. I've never serviced one, but I should quit putting it off.

The original aluminum rings were worn, so a steel set is on there for now. I found an aluminum set, but figure for the time being steel is fine.

There is some surface rust that I need to address as it is my all weather bike, doubly so now that I've moved near the ocean.
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Old 07-29-10, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by guzziee
early 81 and an 82.
Wow! How early? I have a mid-1981.

That '82 looks early '82 also.
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Old 07-31-10, 12:41 PM
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85 mogoose atb

wish I'd taken a picture when I got it in Jan, was a mess. still need to respoke the pro class rims. It was fun to build while stuck inside during the cold months, and rides nice even with junior on back.
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Old 07-31-10, 03:39 PM
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Just picked this Specialized Hardrock sport up for less than a case of beer, anyone have an idea on what year it may be? it is in incredible shape for the price paid (imho)







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Here is my 1995 GT Tequesta upgraded with LX V-Brakes, LX Brake Levers, LX Rapid Fire Plus Shifters, and Bontrager Race Lite Stem......



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Originally Posted by Push
Just picked this Specialized Hardrock sport up for less than a case of beer, anyone have an idea on what year it may be? it is in incredible shape for the price paid (imho)







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that's a great deal for a case of beer. unless it was a case of chimay or some other ridiculously priced ale. I'd guess it's a 1990 or there abouts but if you do a little research on the components you should be able to nail down an exact year.
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Old 08-04-10, 09:07 PM
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A Trek back from the dead, and a question about Raleigh MTB

Picked up this 1990's Trek 830 last winter from a seller who was the original owner and listed it on CL as a "project bike." I could tell he loved the bike and had ridden it hard, especially when I started looking at the project. The jockey wheels in the derailleur were worn down to little stars, the teeth on the chain rings were hooks, and inside the bottom bracket was a mix of grease, bearings and bearing cage pieces. But with parts from Ebay and a couple donor bikes, it has become my daily ride, and I can see why the seller enjoyed it so much. It's comfortable, speedy, and built like a tank. I'm not a kid, but I enjoy zipping by other people on the trail on this well-worn bike. (You have to pardon the "Magna" saddle--it was in reach and servicable.)
Then a question about a "Raleigh USA" M-20 I pulled out of the dump a couple weeks ago. Appears to be a cut above the dept store bikes, with Shimano components and a 3-piece crank. Seems a little heavy. Any guess about the age? Does it have any value for a flip, or should I give it to a new home?
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Old 08-04-10, 09:38 PM
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M-30 approx 1996. Tough to get good resale for low end MTBs - this thing's MSRP $269.

Oops, you said M-20. I think it may be the same year.
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Old 08-20-10, 10:14 PM
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This is a Bianchi Barrage. I don't know anything about it, other than it may have been a Canadian model? It was made in Taiwan and has very cheap components on it.

Had been left outside for too long by the PO. The only positives I can say so far are:

It's unique(maybe)
It's big enough for me





Oh..and I finally got the chain freed up enough to run it through the gears on a stand.
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Old 08-21-10, 04:25 AM
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Why didn't you just get a new chain?
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Originally Posted by cs1
Why didn't you just get a new chain?
That would be throwing "GOOD" money after "BAD"
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Old 08-21-10, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by cs1
Why didn't you just get a new chain?
Just got the bike yesterday

Originally Posted by Fred Smedley
That would be throwing "GOOD" money after "BAD"
I'm thinking along these lines.. lol
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Old 08-21-10, 07:51 AM
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Have posted this in a couple of other threads. A Nashbar Terra XT, given to me by a friend, said he used it to tour Alaska during the 80's.

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Old 08-21-10, 09:41 AM
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I have an 85ish Stumpjumper, it is all original Suntour xc except the brake levers (I might have a set) rims are original has the Biopace rings even. I put slicks on it as a commuter.
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Old 08-21-10, 12:57 PM
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Mid-80's Fuji. Found on a garbage pile missing the front wheel. Nice rider, but sold since it was too small.

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Here's a pic of my son's Specialized Stumpjumper Sport. Think it's a 1983.

When we bought it, the former owner gave us four sets of NOS Specialized tires he'd been saving!

The bike rides like a dream, although we've only used it on wilderness two lane roads and gravel.



Here I am taking a break at the headwaters of the mighty Mississippi in Lake Itasca State Park last weekend!



The Stumpjumper could take us almost anywhere, but not across the rocks.

Shorts worked well here though, as the river is only a foot or two deep at this point.

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Old 08-26-10, 08:10 AM
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A 1993 Scott Comp Racing - 7 spd rear, Shimano Deore LX. Hasn't been run in 8-10 yrs and just got it road worthy yesterday.
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Road worthy? Sorry I couldn't resist.,,,,BD
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Old 08-30-10, 04:39 AM
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80 something Hardrock - not sure about age but I rec. as a present around 88-89.
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Old 08-30-10, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by guzziee
early 81 and an 82.






Nice,
Missed these when they posted. are the other photo's still available?
Classics. The lull before the storm of mass produced mtb's right there....
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Old 08-30-10, 10:52 AM
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Here is one I have been working on for a while. Ritchey TimberComp with a WTB dirt drop conversion. First Generation Suntour roller cams front and rear, white label XT groupset. Ground controls on RM20's.









Still fiddling with the build, I think I will change around a few things. Going to loose the Campy headset and levers for some
era correct Shimano 600. Don't think the white really worked so will re do it with black tape, cables and Regal saddle. The strong seatpost is certainly correct for that era Ritchey but I am right on the max height line and if I find the right black post from the era with a little more length I will go with it.

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1990 Schwinn Frontier
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Trek 930 Commute Mode

Just tossed the slicks, rack, lights on my 93 Trek 930 for commute mode.
Headlight is a tactical flashlight mounted in a homemade PVC clip on that can pivot and swivel. Almost too bright.
Just love this bike.
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