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Old 10-19-11, 08:57 AM
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Wow. Elev12000 that Koga Miyata frame looks nice! Plus without and bits on it you can build it to suit - I get remorse if I want to change anything. I am going to get new wheels, but stay 7 speed and keep the existing LX group. I got this bike a few years ago and used it as a lunch rider and commuter, all the while going through different bikes to find a fast trail bike. Even have a 29er frame in a box. When I bought this Miyata I bought it big, it fits me more like a road bike, and I love the cockpit on it. It is almost identical to my main road bike in dimensions. However I put some 2.1 fast MTB tires on it (Love these Ritchey Speedmax) and road it on my local fire-trails and this bike smokes! Well having the tires running pretty high PSI helps as well! The only change I may make is putting a carbon flat bar on it.
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Old 10-19-11, 09:09 AM
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Great bieks and a wonderful thread. Thanks all.

Here are two of mine -- '88 Fisher ProCaliber SS and 90 ish Litespeed. BTW, I have another ProCaliber frame for sale if anyone is interested.



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Yep, it looks exactly like that, except mine is going to have black/polished Deore LX. It's looking pretty spiffy so far. Just picked up a set of Juego De Fuego's, and a new chrome steel QR seatpost binder.,,,,BD

I thought the tig welding came before the fillet brazing, but my 84 Sierra is tig welded..so
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Old 10-19-11, 11:29 PM
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Old 10-20-11, 09:39 AM
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The "Walt-squared"

1996 Walter Croll outfitted with a Waltworks custom fork.

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Walt does some fine work.

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So did Walter.

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I know where a 90's Trek 7000 right now for a sweet heart of a deal. Would it be worth it to mess with. A little rough but not bad.
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Old 10-21-11, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffman
1996 Walter Croll outfitted with a Waltworks custom fork.

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Walt does some fine work.

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So did Walter.

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That is a wild looking fork ! I likey
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Jeffman - never heard of Walter Croll bikes - but now I wanna hear more. That's a beauty!
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Jeffman - never heard of Walter Croll bikes - but now I wanna hear more. That's a beauty!
Thanks for the compliments. I purchased the bike from its original owner, who bought it directly from the Walter Croll shop in 1996. Information on Croll bikes is a little scarce, but here's what I've gathered ... Walter Croll was a small custom frame manufacturer in Minneapolis during the late 80's and early 90's. His shop specialized in some highly regarded lugged steel road and track frames, then produced a handful of mountain frames shortly before closing the doors around 1996. I believe the Croll name was bought by another company who continued to produce bikes under the brand for a few years. That's about the extent of my knowledge ... perhaps someone from the Twin Cities can provide more information.

The bike itself is fantastic. It originally came with an old school Manitou suspension fork, but I am really digging the new Waltworks.
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Marin Indian Fire trail - 1992 i think, nothing original except seat post, really fun to ride.
I wanted straight forks and threadless, but suspension corrected versions were all i could find for my budget so it looks a little goofy

Had it single speed with a chain tensioner and got lucky and found the magic ratio without too much effort.
(This thread is responsible for my current fascination with old mountain bikes, thanks for all the cool posts)
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Old 10-21-11, 04:29 PM
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finishing up the Litespeed. It's ridable now ! just waiting on an XTR FD and a few things.
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^^Very pretty bike. I've been trying to find gumwall MTB tyres but no success so far.
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I think it was Charge that was making some. Lemme google a bit.

Hmmm, the sidewall looks a little dark in these pics, but these are the ones I was thinking of.

Looks like Wiggle might have them in stock.

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/charge-splas...MTB_Tyre-Black

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Old 10-22-11, 12:11 AM
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Page 69 on this thread is giving out a major WARNING !!!!!!! Maybe a Trojan Horse bug ?
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[QUOTE=LesterOfPuppets;13398497]I think it was Charge that was making some. Lemme google a bit.

Hmmm, the sidewall looks a little dark in these pics, but these are the ones I was thinking of.

Looks like Wiggle might have them in stock.

Thanks for that, turns out from wiggle there discontinued but Monza imports distributes them in Australia so I'm on to them.
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Damn, so the "10+ In Stock" on wiggle isn't accurate? Bummer. I wouldn't mind getting a few of those on my bikes.

Glad you found a source though!
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2 tone '86, tig'd front end, no pump peg, low rider mounts.
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Not vintage, but classic MTB. Pair of Homegrowns.

'97 factory suspension XT


'01 Homegrown
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Old 10-22-11, 08:34 AM
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spinergy made a disc compatible rev-x. i must have missed that back in the day. i want one now...
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
^^Very pretty bike. I've been trying to find gumwall MTB tyres but no success so far.
I can send you an ebay link, for a set of early 90's Ritchey speedmax tires with gumwalls
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Old 10-22-11, 07:11 PM
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Here's my old Trek 950, from 1991:



For the first five years it was a city bike, then for the next five years it was a dirt bike, then it sat for a while, and for a couple of years I was using it to tow a trailercycle. It was getting kind of ratty, so I replaced it with something modern. Now, it just sits, which is sad. So, if there's anyone in the Atlanta, GA area that wants it, it's yours. I believe it's a 20 inch frame size. I'm 5' 11' with a 34 inch inseam and it's great for a knockaround bike, but it was a bit tall for these tight Eastern trails. I'm not real interested in shipping it, but if someone wants to come and get it, all I'm asking in return is karma.

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Check my blog in my signature for loads of vintage bike pics.

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Originally Posted by mikeetow
I can send you an ebay link, for a set of early 90's Ritchey speedmax tires with gumwalls
Thanks but you inspired me to look at ebay's US site and I've bought them.
When received I'll show off my Peugeot MTB.
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