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Old 03-16-12, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by cog_nate
I posted this one a while back, but here's my everyday rider, a 1985 Panasonic Pro-ATB:
I saw someone riding one of those last weekend, outfitted in a very similar fashion. A cool and uncommon bike!
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Old 03-17-12, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
...we still have 2 complete NOS Fervor's & a Pinnacle & 2 Fervor frame sets in stock at the shop I work at. One of the Fervors is full XT 7spd with the Mission Control handle bars & I think the other one is 7spd LX, we also have 2 new pair of Mission Control handle bars left. We have quite a few NOS Mountain Bikes & frames left over from the late 80's to the mid 90's that just didn't sell even with the pricing being half off.
That's crazy! Maybe it should go to eBay. Those Mission Control bars are highly desirable. I wish I could afford an early-90s Klein.
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Old 03-17-12, 02:51 PM
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+1 on the eBay for the NOS Kleins. There are folks that will pay good money for mint-condition Kleins and their proprietary parts.
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It's BACK!!!! Yeah I know this is the old pic from when I found it, but I just had to spread the news! As of yesterday evening I have this sweet hunk of aluminum back in my hands once again. I sold it about 2 1/2 years ago to fund my move to Lake Charles. I am going to go over it good this time! New cables, bearings, vintag perfect condition Tioga Psychos, etc etc. I even have the decal set I ordered back when, before Dorel bought Cannondale. Since it has no model indication on it anywhere, I can only guess it's an 88 SM1000 with the XT and Nitto stem, etc. It feels great to have it back!,,,,BD

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I picked up this SSJ yesterday at a garage sale. I have seen the specs for the Stumpjumper years, but cannot determine the year of mine. I would sincerely appreciate your help in obtaining an approximate year. Thanks as always!

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I like the bike, but the only thing I can't stand is those bars! :-) I like the ones from the early 80's SSJ.

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Old 03-18-12, 09:39 PM
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Scott AT-2 bars. I love 'em. They look dumb with grips and no end plugs though. Get some Profile cork tape in red/white/black and wrap the bars just like a road bar. It looks awesome. As for the year, it's a 1994. Manitou 3 fork released in 1994; you can check online catalog scans: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/...kes94_Mini.pdf Pedals are Onza, SPD-compatible. You can get springs for the fork if the original elastomers are shot, which is likely.
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Old 03-18-12, 09:45 PM
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Those optical indicator lx levers came out in 94. I think the rest of that lx is a mishmash of two generations- the cranks match the shifters, but the deraileurs and brakes are the generation before. The manitou 3 was already out by then. Betting 94 or 95, think v-brakes came around in 96.

Why aren't your front cantis bolted on?

I hated those onza pedals.
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Old 03-19-12, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Those optical indicator lx levers came out in 94.
"Correct" I bought these LX brake/shifters as 1994 NOS, they look the same.

"Edit" Maybe not correct, these are not optical so the ones above must be later ?


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Old 03-19-12, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake
RockCombo's were not conversions! They came from the factory with drop bars (Dirt drops, I believe) and bar end shifters. They are among the neatest bikes ever made, if you ask me.
True and my question was referring to the fact that it was converted from mtb-tires (559mm ERTO) to 650Bs (584mm ERTO)!
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Old 03-19-12, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan

I hated those onza pedals.
Oh, remembered it was most amusing riding with my mate's in freezing temp's...
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Flash, a friend of mine gave me this link when I was trying to date mine. Based upon all of my components being from 1987, I can likely infer that my entire bike is a 1987. Hope it helps. https://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm.


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Did some companies share frames? That Bridgestone frame looks very similar to my 1987 Diamondback. Even has the "hidden" rear brake. Maybe a bunch of companies were on the same design track at the time.



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Edit: Nevermind. I just noticed your frame is lugged and mine isn't. Must just be design similarities.
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Old 03-19-12, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by s1xty7



Did some companies share frames? That Bridgestone frame looks very similar to my 1987 Diamondback. Even has the "hidden" rear brake. Maybe a bunch of companies were on the same design track at the time.
Sixty,

The idea behind chain stay brakes (hidden) was that the chainstays were stronger than the seat stay and provided better braking. But in wet or race conditions because of the location, the brakes were often prone to failure in the wet and mud. Also when jumping obstacles, bush, barks etc, tended to get caughtin brakes. So while a good idea on paper based on frame strength, it was not practical for racers in real world conditions. High end builders like Klein and Fisher were doing it, so monkey see, monkey do, all other frame builders did it. It usually dates a bike to around 86-89 when it was highly popular. Later model went back to seat stays.
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How about some love for my (1996?) Kona Lava dome? Admittedly the "colourway" I've gone with is a love-it-or-hate-it proposition, but with the original 16-year-old gumwall Scratch-n-Sniff tires finally rotting off the rims, and the hand grips ripped and shredded, I had to do something. So that funky burnt orange and blue color scheme on the frame inspired me to get a bunch more blue stuff to retromod this thing. (eBay is a wonderful, dangerous place.) A guy I ride with calls it the "Denver Broncos Cheerleader Clown Bike." Apart from the added blue stuff, it's bike-store stock. I got it from the original owner, my sister.

Alas, a couple months after I fix it up, another buddy gave me a screaming deal on his larger and more modern mountain bike (has a front shock! Woot!) and now this one feels way too small for me and my freakishly long legs. Size matters, since my rides are getting longer and a cramped 18" frame is problematic for me. I'll
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Old 03-19-12, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BluesDaddy
Scott AT-2 bars. I love 'em. They look dumb with grips and no end plugs though. Get some Profile cork tape in red/white/black and wrap the bars just like a road bar. It looks awesome.
Same here - covered mine in a straight black tape with plugs. Almost thinking a double layer of tape would be perfect as it's a little hard on the hands while riding the bumpy, rocky roads here.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
...Apart from the added blue stuff, it's bike-store stock.
That stem came on it?
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"That stem came on it? "

I was wondering about that too. It may be an 'upgrade' the LBS did for my sister when she bought it. The bike was a bit small for her, as well. I have a different one that's not so tall (along with a flatter bar) that I found about my shop one day; it may have come with the bike. My sis stored a bunch of her stuff in my shop when she moved back here ten years ago, which is how I ended up with the bike in the first place. She sold it to me when I asked her to come take it away.
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1996 GT STS 2 + Fournales forks, Caramba Sidewinder CNC cranks, HS 33 hydraulic brakes





1995 Ibis Szazbo - Frame only + alps 4 shock now unfortunately for sale....

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1996 GT STS 2 + Fournales forks, Caramba Sidewinder CNC cranks, HS 33 hydraulic brakes





1995 Ibis Szazbo - Frame only + alps 4 shock now unfortunately for sale....

Wow, bike porn indeed!
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Those a both crazy high-tech! I guess the guy from the marketing department was out sick on the day that Ibis was picking a name for the new model...
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Weird name awesome frame though. I just don't have time to do anything with it at the moment so I've put it up on the Bay to sell.

Someone else can finish it off...

Here's my other bike, A Mountain Cycle San Andreas. Not sure if I put it up already.
Some new parts on it to modernise it a bit though

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Thanks for your time and help! I truly appreciate it!

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1994 Barracuda.
(most of the parts are not period-correct though).

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Old 03-23-12, 09:26 AM
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Nice preRoss example. I thought Ross folded, anyhow someone is still selling New barracudas on ebay and they seem to be still shipping to Europe.
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Isn't the Ross name now owned by the Pacific (rim) bicycle company?
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