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Old 01-10-11, 10:33 PM
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1990 Ritchey P-23

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Old 01-10-11, 10:34 PM
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ritcheys are always cool.

what length are those cranks?
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Old 01-10-11, 11:40 PM
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That Bonty is top notch.
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Old 01-13-11, 10:12 AM
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My first bike build! It actually works (sort of...) Got this mid '90s (?) Mikkelsen frame off of CL at least a year ago. Had a donor bike and just needed the skills to transfer the parts. SRAM X-7, Firex crankset, Avid BB7 in front, Single Digit 7 at rear. I believe it is a Reynolds frame, though custom builder Bernie Mikkelsen in Alameda, Ca could have used a mix. I wanted a light fork and thought I would give one of these a try, subtle they are not. I am pondering the use of black fingernail polish or Testors paint at some. My seatpost hasn't arrived, but I had to give it a spin so that is a temp (and hastily installed). I will have to get better pictures of this in the wild but for now I am happy I got it assembled and it basically works. Just need to fine tune the derailleurs and the brakes. BB7's give me fits. The V-brake in back works great, but do V-Brakes have lots of slack? I don't see how I could get it tighter.
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Old 01-13-11, 03:27 PM
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This is a Diamondback Sorrento DX, low end but presumably "deluxe" in some way (?). Oddly enough I've only been able to find one other pic on the web for this model. It matches the specs for 1996 model according to this site:

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...o+DX&Type=bike

Straight gauge cro-moly, nothing fancy, but feels really solid. I got it to get me thru winter and slowly upgrade to turn it into a touring bike in the spring.
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Old 01-13-11, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
1985(ish) Ross Mt. Something. I could never nail that part down -doesn't seem to match any of the Ross Mt. bikes.
Mt Whitney http://mombat.org/1984_Ross_Mt_Whitney.htm
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Old 01-13-11, 05:16 PM
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I think it is a Mt. Hood.

Not only does it have Horizontal Dropouts but these are what came on it. It doesn't match the Mt. Whitney at all:

Headset: Ross Professional
Shifter controls: Shimano EM (friction)
Brake controls: Dia-Compe
Brakes: Dia-Compe 980 Cantilever-type
Wheelsets: Weigmann Patent 26 x 1.75 Aluminum rims with Maillard hubs marked "85" 36-spokes.
Saddle: Avocet Gelflex
Seat Post: Sakae aluminum w/ Sakae QR
Front Derailleur: Shimano early Deore –not stag head. Looks just like a stag head but has mountains on it instead of Stag
Crankset: Sakae CR 180mm w/3 Chain Rings, 28-39-48 (larger 2 rings marked SR305 and SR341)
Pedals: SR model SP452 “Bear Trap” alloy
Bottom Bracket: Hatta High Cup
Rear Derailleur: Shimano early Deore –not stag head. Looks just like a stag head but has mountains on it instead of Stag
Shimano "perfect" 5-speed Freewheel
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Old 01-14-11, 02:00 PM
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My late 80s (88, I think) Bianchi Grizzly. This picture was taken several years, moves, tune-ups and parts changes ago, but it's still a great all-arounder and my daily rider.

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Old 01-14-11, 03:19 PM
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Nice Bianchi!
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Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
1985(ish) Ross Mt. Something. I could never nail that part down -doesn't seem to match any of the Ross Mt. bikes. Only one set of bottlecage braze-ons on the downtube.


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Old 01-14-11, 04:50 PM
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Neither is all that stock any more. I think both Stumpjumpers are from '86. The black is a Sport, the Blue is the "real" SJ. A few alloy parts on the blue bike became steel on the "sport" model.





The blue frame is obviously a smaller size. It has vertical rear dropouts, the sport has horizontal. Both bikes fit well equipped and adjusted like you see.
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Old 01-14-11, 05:24 PM
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1992ish Trek 6000

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Old 01-14-11, 05:26 PM
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Wow, that Trek's virginal. Is it stock except saddle?
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Old 01-14-11, 05:33 PM
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Thanks

I posted it over on the Catch of the Day thread here.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Dump!/page242

The brakes, seat/post, and wheels are not stock.
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Old 01-15-11, 07:35 PM
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This is the BEST thread on this site. I totally forgot about those Paramount dual suspension designs!

And that is a beautiful Scott ^^^

It's been a long time since I've ridden a limo style MTB. I should get one just to refresh my memory. Seems like looooong wheelbase and crappy brake levers are the only two serious minuses with the Scott, although long wheelbase is probably a plus for some trails.

I guess some folks hate thumbshifters, but I always liked 'em.

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Old 01-18-11, 07:44 PM
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Pulled the Timberlin out of the garage to get to another bike and snapped a few pics while it was out. Fenders are clearanced for some studded snow tires I had on it for awhile a few years ago.
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Old 01-19-11, 10:12 AM
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This is the BEST thread on this site
It is fun. Chuckk that Paramount is pretty sweet. Roger M's Trek is nice too. It is a bit more modern looking, plus it's probably light. I posted my '87 Bianchi Grizzly on the previous page, thing was in perfect condition. I don't like riding offroad until the ground dries, not much of a "mudder", so I have only ridden it on pavement, but that bike rolls with authority. I am wanting to get some Continental Travel Contacts for it and see how it does on the local fire roads.
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ISO a rear triangle for a proflex 755. I came into this frame for nothing. Previous owner decided to spread the rear triangle and attempt to make a belt drive. I guess it didn't work. Wondering if anyone has any parts laying around they wouldn't mind parting with. The hope is to post it here after I slap it together. Thanks.
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Old 01-23-11, 10:03 PM
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Lovin the 1992ish Trek! My husband had a very similar model back in the day. Wish we had kept it.
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Old 01-23-11, 11:08 PM
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I stumbled onto this thing at a house demolition a few years ago, from what I've been told it's the same as a Nishiki Pueblo. I tossed the steel bars in favor of alloy bars and also a new longer aluminum seat post was in order. The rest is all original. It was sold by a local bike Schwinn shop nearby. Its badged as a Hunter Cherokee. I've yet to be able to find any real info about the brand name online. There's a newer company called Hunter but it's not the same. There are no numbers on the frame anywhere.

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Old 01-23-11, 11:12 PM
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I picked this up yesterday



In it's present form...

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Old 01-24-11, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by texastwister View Post
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I love that Sawtooth! I had an opportunity to buy on a while ago and foolishly hesitated (I think the color did it, and they all seem to be the same hue.) The Sawtooth has some nice features more often seen on touring bikes, low-rider mounts, spare spoke holder on the chainstay, etc... Nice find!

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I stumbled onto this thing at a house demolition a few years ago, from what I've been told it's the same as a Nishiki Pueblo. I tossed the steel bars in favor of alloy bars and also a new longer aluminum seat post was in order. The rest is all original. It was sold by a local bike Schwinn shop nearby. Its badged as a Hunter Cherokee. I've yet to be able to find any real info about the brand name online. There's a newer company called Hunter but it's not the same. There are no numbers on the frame anywhere.
I've read that Hunter bikes were also sold at the high-end range by some sporting goods chains. I've seen a few Hunter road bikes that looked pretty nice...
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Old 01-24-11, 02:42 PM
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^ I assume Eric Buell's company designed the rear suspension?
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