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Old 10-23-11, 02:47 PM
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My '95 Balance AL450. I found it in pieces with an extra set of wheels at a garage sale this passed summer. It had mismatched shifters - one gripshift and one thumb. There was one RD bolted to the hanger and another hanging off the the chain. And the rear cantilevers were missing. After a a little scavenging and a new set of "triggers/levers" it came together quite nicely! With the paint stripped and just the alcoa 7005 aluminium sticker as a clue, it took quite a while to figure out what it was exactly but was pretty pleased with my score once I did!

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Old 10-23-11, 08:11 PM
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Nice winder!! You NEVER see those. I've seen exactly one in person. Lemon yellow, hanging in an old 18 wheeler trailer at a surplus yard. Everytime I asked about the bikes in the trailer, they said not for sale.,,,,BD
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Old 10-23-11, 08:36 PM
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Old 10-24-11, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
I love that Cimarron also, fantastic bike! I'm going to find one in my size someday...

I'm curious about the braze-ons on the Cimarron, it looks like mparker326's bike has lowrider mounts on the fork, but I don't think they're present on the 87 model. fas2c, does you fork have them?
The 87 Cimarron does not have lowrider braze-ons, nor does the 88 IIRC. I sold these back in the day. They returned for 89, when the Cimarron was repurposed as an expedition or adventure bike, with 5, count them 5 waterbottle mounts, including one on the stem. Here's my 87:

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Old 10-24-11, 09:22 AM
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A Hite-Rite^^^. Nice.
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Old 10-24-11, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by melville View Post
The 87 Cimarron does not have lowrider braze-ons, nor does the 88 IIRC. I sold these back in the day. They returned for 89, when the Cimarron was repurposed as an expedition or adventure bike, with 5, count them 5 waterbottle mounts, including one on the stem. Here's my 87:
Thanks for that info, I'll be on the lookout for an 89 Cimarron

Yours looks very cool, great patina!
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Old 10-24-11, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
Thanks for that info, I'll be on the lookout for an 89 Cimarron

Yours looks very cool, great patina!
Do you know about the late release color for 1989? The catalog showed just the red, but midyear they made a smoked beige run as well. Almost cool enough to get me off a red bike (most of the rest of my bikes are red).

In the pic, that's 21 years of steady use. Since then, no real change but for a pair of Speedplay Frogs when I couldn't get shoes that fit both my feet and the toe clips.

When looking at any nice Greenville Schwinn, check the tops of the seatstays for cracks. That's the reason for the large yellow section on mine. It's a quick fix at any (steel) framebuilder if you catch it when it's just a crack. My own framebuilder said, "But the failure mode would be gentle" as he was more curious to document its demise. I had to 'splain to him that I was not about failure when I was 20 or 50 miles from the nearest paved road. Fixed promptly!
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My 92 Olmo

This is a craigslist find. It is super clean. It's fast & smooth, the 7spd XT is an excellent group. I have lots of other vintage Mtn bikes that I'll post when I get pics.
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Old 10-24-11, 06:23 PM
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1982 Schwinn Sidewinder
I bought a sidewinder brand new when I was around 12 yrs old, 40 pounds worth of schwinns finest varsity based offroad goodness to keep up with the newfound clunker craze! THat was the first bike I ever had with >1 gear and I probably bought it because I liked all the blue anodized aluminum it was decked out with. I believe those are the original tire pattern that came with the bike, saddle may be a replacement?
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Old 10-25-11, 12:54 PM
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1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport

Let's hear it for high visibility.
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Old 10-26-11, 10:28 AM
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I remember that BALANCE bikes were made in Brasil...
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I picked this up over the summer. It's a Trek Y-11. It's in near perfect condition and rides amazing. I bought it because it was so ugly I couldn't resist it. I added new tires and had my LBS put shifters in. Only thing it needs right now is a better saddle.
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Old 10-26-11, 06:51 PM
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Schwinn High Sierra

Pictured as found. Bought for $50. PO added new tubes, tires, and had basic adjustment tune-up done at a LBS. ($90 later). Rides perfect. Nothing needs done, besides a light cleaning.

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Old 10-26-11, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by redcaymatt View Post
This is a craigslist find. It is super clean. It's fast & smooth, the 7spd XT is an excellent group. I have lots of other vintage Mtn bikes that I'll post when I get pics.
Olmo mtb? Cool. never seen one before.
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Old 10-26-11, 07:06 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.

Crashmo came by today and picked it up. I hope he has as much fun with it as I did.
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Old 10-28-11, 07:46 PM
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My 95 Trek, bone stock, except for the seat.
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Old 10-29-11, 02:53 PM
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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.
35 $ at a fleamarket. I have ungunked the right shifter so now it works great. Too small for me but a very solid MOR bike.
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Nice High Sierra! I wish mine had the original stuff on it, but my buddy stripped it before giving me the frame. It is doing just fine with the gear from a 91-93ish Trek 8000. It only weighs an ounce more than my 2009 P-1, at 30 pounds 6 ounces. My younger braver coworker wheelied it around the parking lot, and loved it, hehe. Going to be taking a pic of it tomorrow morning to show here. Black/silver LX and XT mixed with roller cams, looks pretty awesome IMHO.,,,,BD

EDIT: pics as promised!







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Old 10-30-11, 05:25 PM
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I built this up this past summer/fall but traded it for something else. It was my idea on a semi modern klunker with a vintage road loook. It was only setup as a 1x8 as it's setup with a american size bottom bracket and really kicks the cranks away from the seat tube for a front derailleur to reach that far. It's actually a Walmart Schwinn Point Beach and every single part stripped off and some vintage parts installed. The cool parts are the Ross bullmoose bar/stem and matching lugged chrome fork. Then with some little touches like a Campy NR headset, Colnago seat post clamp, GT saddle(faux brass rivets, perforated pleather). Surprisingly it was pretty light at around 25lbs. The fork wasn't bent but it gave the feel like there was some serious chopper rake as the wheel almost felt like it was flopping back and forth.
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Old 10-31-11, 08:53 AM
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that's really cool henry, did you paint it or did it come like that? kind of looks like the xo-1 paint job


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I built this up this past summer/fall but traded it for something else. It was my idea on a semi modern klunker with a vintage road loook. It was only setup as a 1x8 as it's setup with a american size bottom bracket and really kicks the cranks away from the seat tube for a front derailleur to reach that far. It's actually a Walmart Schwinn Point Beach and every single part stripped off and some vintage parts installed. The cool parts are the Ross bullmoose bar/stem and matching lugged chrome fork. Then with some little touches like a Campy NR headset, Colnago seat post clamp, GT saddle(faux brass rivets, perforated pleather). Surprisingly it was pretty light at around 25lbs. The fork wasn't bent but it gave the feel like there was some serious chopper rake as the wheel almost felt like it was flopping back and forth.
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Old 10-31-11, 01:49 PM
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Old 10-31-11, 01:52 PM
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Put the big boots on the Moulden and stripped the rack and fenders so we can play in the dirt... and the Specialized team tires are lighter than my slicks

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Put the big boots on the Moulden and stripped the rack and fenders so we can play in the dirt... and the Specialized team tires are lighter than my slicks

I've got a set of Specialized knobs, they are so much lighter than my slicks it's crazy!
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Old 10-31-11, 07:42 PM
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that's really cool henry, did you paint it or did it come like that? kind of looks like the xo-1 paint job
It's just rattle can. It originally looked like this
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