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Old 12-02-11, 12:34 PM
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New boots and panties

My formerly NOS, never-been-ridden, 1984 Team Competition. Unobtainium tires, saddle, peddles, brake pads swapped out.



She be sweet!
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Old 12-02-11, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
She be sweet!
Yeah she be! So jealous ...

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Old 12-03-11, 02:38 PM
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I grabbed this Giant ATX 760 from the town dump day back in October. It was about the most ate-up bike I've ever seen: middle ring worn to nothing, chain worn out, cassette chewed up, front derailleur cage worn through on the inside, brake levers gouged, frame scratched and tired but not dented, every bearing gritty and loose, tires and brakes used up, and absolutely caked in filth. The last owner used this thing HARD. But it was a quality frame with good components (Deore LX), so I decided to rebuild it.







I stripped everything off the frame, tossed some of it, cleaned up what could be salvaged, and started refurbishing. I cleaned and sanded the frame before priming and painting it. Bars, seatpost, brake levers, and pedal cages got new paint as well. New crankset, chain, cassette, brake pads, grips, cables, bearings, front derailleur, plus some tires I had lying around and I ended up with this:



Haven't ridden it yet aside from a few spins around the driveway; hopefully I'll get it out on some local fire roads tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
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Old 12-03-11, 04:01 PM
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Great save and resurrection, O2 Pilot!
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Old 12-03-11, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by frantik View Post
damn i want that peugeot... awesome paint and super relaxed geometry

i would put on vbrakes and friction thumb shifters though



agreed, i'm not into vintage mtb's that much or mtb'ing in general, but that's an awesome looking bike, i like the picture with the slicks. the paint job is so awesome and soooo 80's
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Old 12-03-11, 06:54 PM
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Neither of these are mine, but I scored the first one for a friend, a 1988 Stumpjumper that looks like a low mileage bike.



Same friend picked up this Ross Mt. Hood at a flea market recently, but the Stumpjumper is a better fit for him:

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Old 12-03-11, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13 View Post
agreed, i'm not into vintage mtb's that much or mtb'ing in general, but that's an awesome looking bike, i like the picture with the slicks. the paint job is so awesome and soooo 80's
Speaking of sooo 80s, my 1986 prairie breaker pro:


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Old 12-04-11, 12:40 PM
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very nice
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Old 12-05-11, 08:09 PM
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I've been taking a liking to these vintage mountain bikes more and more, and I believe that Shogun has put me over the top! Thanks !
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Old 12-05-11, 08:46 PM
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My latest little bit of off-road awesomeness:
A 1990-ish Cannondale M800 "Red Shred"
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Wow! That thing is nice. Now how about a proper pose with it ?

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Old 12-05-11, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
What's going on with the stem on the Ross above? The fork looks original, but at the same time it looks like a stem that is placed at the end of an over-long steerer tube. I'm not especially knowledgeable about Vintage MTB stems, but something doesn't look right with the set-up. Tell me I'm wrong.
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Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
My formerly NOS, never-been-ridden, 1984 Team Competition. Unobtainium tires, saddle, peddles, brake pads swapped out.



She be sweet!
Wow, that's really nice.

And that's a great album. (New Boots and Panties, that is. Your title didn't come through in the quote.)
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Old 12-05-11, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
What's going on with the stem on the Ross above? The fork looks original, but at the same time it looks like a stem that is placed at the end of an over-long steerer tube. I'm not especially knowledgeable about Vintage MTB stems, but something doesn't look right with the set-up. Tell me I'm wrong.
I believe it's a quill stem, with that spherical joint that's meant to sit flush with the headset.
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Old 12-05-11, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Wow! That thing is nice. Now how about a proper pose with it ?

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Old 12-06-11, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
Wow! That thing is nice. Now how about a proper pose with it ?
I think I would hurt myself....

Besides, who wants to be identified as a poser?
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Old 12-06-11, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by hxzero View Post
I believe it's a quill stem, with that spherical joint that's meant to sit flush with the headset.
Yep, it's a quill. It's also as heavy as it looks. Heavier even. The one I had for a while was anyway. I would think hey that's a cool piece and would look great on an old mtb. Then I would pick it up, and go nahhhhh,,,,BD
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I don't know if it's the official term for them but we always called that stem a dogbone.
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Wow, that's really nice.

And that's a great album. (New Boots and Panties, that is. Your title didn't come through in the quote.)

Thanks. The bike is so new, I'm still afraid to take if off any path. . . yet.

It (the album) is rather obscure. Few, very few, know it. I love it, but admit that I abuse the title for things like this.

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Originally Posted by KOBE View Post
I don't know if it's the official term for them but we always called that stem a dogbone.
Yes, I believe the dogbone stem was a rough knockoff of a Cook Bros. design. Ross used them on their MTBs around the mid 80's and they have a .883" size steerer, which is probably why they're typically intact on these bikes...

Originally Posted by LeicaLad View Post
Thanks. The bike is so new, I'm still afraid to take if off any path. . . yet.

It (the album) is rather obscure. Few, very few, know it. I love it, but admit that I abuse the title for things like this.

I love that album also, I found it on vinyl years ago along with the Live Stiffs compilation.
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88 Jamis Dakota - all original down to the crazy U brake under the chain stay.



And much to wife's excitement, I broke it down today to clean and regrease everything.


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J.P. Weigle, sliver brazed, built for a former CAT 1 road racer, who had it set up as a fast commuter. I did a partial period correction (knobby tires, MTB bars and stem) but left on a nifty set of Sachs shifters. The color makes it look more modern than it is.

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Gary Fisher Marlin, not sure if the sloping top tube makes it vintage or not, no idea what year it is (7-speed on back).
Currently deciding what I'm doing with it, just a hair small for me, was thinking of drop bars and making it a tourer/commuter.
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If that saddle height is right, then the bike's not too small for you. Perhaps a different bar/stem would put the bars where you want them - higher or farther out front, depending on what you mean by small.

Possibly a 1996 in Emerald Green.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
If that saddle height is right, then the bike's not too small for you. Perhaps a different bar/stem would put the bars where you want them - higher or farther out front, depending on what you mean by small.

Possibly a 1996 in Emerald Green.
Feels a bit short in length. Effective top tube length (if measured level) is around 56cm which is where I like road bikes, so maybe I'll swap a drop bar on there and see how it feels. I might check the seat to handlebar length on my Timberlin to compare it to.

Someone PM'd me and got me searching, and yep looks like '95-'96 timeframe per a data sheet I found.
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