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Old 02-26-12, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
Do I spy Suntour X-1 components on that Trek?
I always thought the X-1 was cool just because it was all stealth blacked out night ops looking.

Yes Sir, you are correct. Are those pretty decent components?
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I remember the sticker on my biopace chainring explaining the whole designed by a computer. I was like, wow, there's nothing like an 8-bit computer to understand knee stresses better than any dumb human ever could!

Between having a U-brake, Tioga T-bone stem and bars, Tioga Farmer John tires, and Biopace chainrings, I figured my 1986 Shogun Prairie Breaker Pro was the cutting edge of MTB tech.
Each year the manufacturers think they're at the cutting edge, yet they find at least one little thing to change it up every year. Right now it's tapered head tubes, suspensions with a brain, carbon fiber brakes, and 2x10 and even 1x10 drivetrains. It's all getting a little stupid if you ask me.,,,,BD

I had an 88 High Sierra with a behind the seat tube pump peg too.... I wish I still had that Kool Lemon roller cammed beast!
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93 8000 shx

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Old 02-27-12, 01:21 AM
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Who made the Mogul shock? It wasn't really Trek, was it?
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Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975
Yes Sir, you are correct. Are those pretty decent components?
I think they fell somewhere around the middle of the line for Suntour. About equivalent to Shimano's Mountain LX groupset.... My brother has a '90 Bridgestone MB-4 with X-1 components on it that I gave him a million years ago. It's still going strong.
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Originally Posted by Fred Smedley
93 trek 8000

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94 trek 8000

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These bikes were so ahead of their time, my 94 weighs around 27 lbs I just sold it to my girlfriend. the 93 in purple I sold to a buddy who doesn't mind purple. These are amazing bikes and I never pass up a chance to buy one. The 93 came in different fram sizes than every other year.
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Old 02-28-12, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
Lugged Unicrown Fork. The Business.

One of those odd duck, but still sorta special things.

My High Sierra has the lugged unicrown fork- and only one pump peg behind the seat tube.
yeah it's kinda funky.. it's also got some weird combination lug/weld joints.. the seat tube lugged at the top but welded to the bottom bracket, but the BB has lugs for the bottom stays. whatever though, i really enjoy this bike. just need a chain keeper for it
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Old 02-28-12, 12:39 PM
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I love any bike in Grabber Green.......
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1992 (?) GT Outpost
I bought this last year before i new anything about bike's.
My wife said if i didn't buy it, she would.
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Schwinn High Sierra(87 I think?) and MB-1(92, but has 93 year decals).







I have a lot to learn, in setting up these brakes

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wow roller cam in front? might just replace with ubrakes unless u want it to be period correct
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Originally Posted by frantik
wow roller cam in front? might just replace with ubrakes unless u want it to be period correct
The original owner replaced the rear with a Tektro brake, due to a broken spring. If I can find another spring, I'll put the rollercam back on the rear. The front seems to work real good.
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You can get NOS rollercam brakes from Bikestash.com, as well as the Suntour "third hand tool" that's supposed to be useful in setting them up. Rollercams stop my High Sierra very well!

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Thanks for the info, Chris.

Nicely modded bike you have. Looks like you found the largest size tires that will fit.
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Chris do you CX that machine?
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Thanks for the info, Chris.

Nicely modded bike you have. Looks like you found the largest size tires that will fit.
Thanks Roger, the tires are 2.4", but there's still a bit more room!

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Chris do you CX that machine?
No, it's my commuter, and I intend to do some rough-road touring with it.
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Old 03-02-12, 12:10 AM
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"Who made the (Trek) Mogul fork..."

Those were made by Showa, an experienced motorcycle suspension producer like Marzocchi, but from Japan. They are owned by Honda in whole or in part.
To bad that they left the party early! They make world-class suspension parts for MC's and also cars iir.
But, it would have been a big jump for them, as such a big company, to enter the bicycle market with all of it's product liability possibilities.
Trek went on to source (possibly better) forks from the familiar fork makers, and that was the end of Showa's bicycle fork business.
Likely the OEM market showed very slim profit margins, tolerated by the fork makers in part because of more-limited product-liability concerns and also because of the amortizing of development costs with their retail product line, which Showa apparently never developed, or at least never marketed in the US.

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My 1981 StumpJumper

I bought a clean StumpJumper frame and fork about 17 years ago, and it turns out that it's the 95th StumpJumper frame ever produced.

The frame itself is TIG welded, preceding the lugged frames.

It even precedes the early bi-plane fork crowned models with a hefty box crown that looks to have possibly been sourced from a tandem set.

The paint and decals are in great condition with the Specialized and Stumpjumper decals in reversed positions, as was done on those first models.

What a surprise finding out that this #T095*** frame was just sitting in one of my closets all of these years. Luckily I never built it up.
I am aware of two other registered examples under that number, posted to FirstFlight Bikes.

I am at least a few days from being able to photograph it, so before anyone posts about that...

Will be visiting my second NAHBS show tomorrow, after going to the first one in San Jose about 7-8 years ago. Can't wait.

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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
You can get NOS rollercam brakes from Bikestash.com, as well as the Suntour "third hand tool" that's supposed to be useful in setting them up. Rollercams stop my High Sierra very well!


Is there a thread on this bike? If there isn't, you should start one! It looks awesome. I want one.
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Originally Posted by dddd
"Who made the (Trek) Mogul fork..."

Those were made by Showa, an experienced motorcycle suspension producer like Marzocchi, but from Japan. They are owned by Honda in whole or in part.
Very interesting. Thanks for the info!
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I like the clean lines of the older steel MTB's, this photo captures that well. Nice bike also.
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Originally Posted by Harlan
Is there a thread on this bike? If there isn't, you should start one! It looks awesome. I want one.
Thanks Harlan, the thread is here. The current setup is similar to the photos on page 3 of that thread, but with front and rear racks.
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My sons 1990 Trek 930 fittest with Swabble Stelvio road tires for commuting.

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My sons 1990 Trek 930 fitted with Shwabble Stelvio road tires for commuting.


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