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Old 03-23-12, 09:42 AM
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Icky! Even worse than Pacific (rim) bicycles! They were bought out by the Rand toy company and when the Ross "Toys" didn't sell very well they stopped marketing them.

Such an ignoble end for one of the MTB mass-produced pioneers in the early 80's
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Speaking of Ross - here's my Mt Hood ready to do some camping




And took my Ritchey Ascent out to the gravel trails today. Still a great bike to ride - did a monster power slide just to relive the old days.

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Old 03-23-12, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Littorina
1994 Barracuda.
(most of the parts are not period-correct though).

Oh man, I love your Barracuda! I hope to find one someday
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Nice Mt. Hood.

Mine isn't really a Mt. Hood any longer:



It's a city hauler.
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Old 03-23-12, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Amesja
Such an ignoble end for one of the MTB mass-produced pioneers in the early 80's
It really is a shame. RIP, Mountain Goat, Klein, Fat Chance, Rictchey Saracen, Muddy Fox and all the other good ones.
Thats why we need to save them from eternal damnation (Scrap Heap).


Here is my way too small 1995 Gary Fisher Tassajara. I really have to clean her up this summer. Rear tire failed on ride last fall and we havent been getting along well considering I had to walk back 5 miles to my car.


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Old 03-23-12, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Amesja
Nice Mt. Hood.

Mine isn't really a Mt. Hood any longer:

It's a city hauler.
Looks great. It's a long way from it's humble mountain bike days.
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Old 03-23-12, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by YoKev
Oh man, I love your Barracuda! I hope to find one someday
Thanks! I was pretty excited to find this one.
It's a lower-end model but still a really fun ride.
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Old 03-24-12, 01:35 AM
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To the untrained eye, that looks like a rare edition of a Univega.
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univega alpina is univegas top end mtb i think.. i would rock that so hard
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Originally Posted by frantik
univega alpina is univegas top end mtb i think.. i would rock that so hard
Wel there's a couple for sale here.

One of them the guy hit the "crack rock" so hard.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/bik/2910664336.html

Rare.... Univega Alpin A Ultima: This is the one that started it all, I bought this new in 1985 when nobody I knew ever saw
a Mountain Bike. Only 1 owner. The bike is an 8-9 condition because I actually used it, mostly street cruising, hardly used
off road. Almost completely original. I added Bike Rack, Comfortable Seat, and I put smooth tires on it. Bike has never
been stored outside or Garage only stored in a room environments. This bike may have been the 1st production Mountain Bike.
$1200 or best offer, serious inquires only please.
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Knock a zero off, and I'd be there in ten minutes. He may be full of it, but it's still pretty cool.,,,,BD
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Snapped a couple of pics of the 1000 with the new tires and grips. It rides just as nice as I remember it. The new koolstops squeak a little but only on the rear. Gonna try sanding them, or maybe they just need burning in.,,,,BD



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Originally Posted by Grim
Wel there's a couple for sale here.

One of them the guy hit the "crack rock" so hard.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/bik/2910664336.html

"This is the one that started it all, I bought this new in 1985 when nobody I knew ever saw a Mountain Bike."


Heh. Riiiiiight.

This guy led a very sheltered life if he thinks that's a true statement.
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thanks for the comments guys. I paid $80 for it as you see it. Though i removed the bar ends and swapped the pedals and brake levers/ rear brake, its as i bought it. Univega Alpina Comp. theres on thats not on that list in the earlier pages!
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Early 90s midrange with late 90s midrange update (bought this bike when I was 12, doesn't really fit, but I'm not about to let it go)-



Been riding this more, to be honest (finally got that xt RD to match the front)-

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Originally Posted by IthaDan
Early 90s midrange with late 90s midrange update (bought this bike when I was 12, doesn't really fit, but I'm not about to let it go)-


Very nice.

Do you know what size that frame is? I'm trying to estimate by comparing the tubes to the wheels and garage door.

Thanks.


PS: if you ever want to sell that bike for a small fortune, don't forget your old buddy spike...


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That's an 18" I'm 6' and the cinelli is a... 20-21", haven't found a sticker on it. I think I have 4 different generations of LX on that trek.

For reference this '91 mb-4:



Is either a 16.5" or an 18.1"... I think.

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Originally Posted by YoKev
Oh man, I love your Barracuda! I hope to find one someday
I had a chance to get one a year ago and passed - now that I know more about them I wish I hadn't.
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Originally Posted by blilrat
And took my Ritchey Ascent out to the gravel trails today. Still a great bike to ride - did a monster power slide just to relive the old days.

Nice. I have one of those. Raced the hell out of it in the 80s.
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Old 03-25-12, 12:25 AM
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I've been following this thread for months and months now and it's about the best one on BF i reckon!

anyhoo i've been meaning to post for a while.

My Team Marin, made in the USA, bought in Germany and made it's way down under, i bought it from the original owner. Early 7 speed STI, full XT all round, great bike.


My Miele that i bought in from the USA, full XT 7 speed.


I think this was also an older Team Marin frame only that i built up with 8 speed XTR gear, great lightweight bike that's fun on the trails, it's the only one i ride in the dirt.

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Here's my 1999 Raleigh M30. Bought it new back then, it has been literally around the world, ever since I've been in the military, and has never let me down. Getting ready here to hook the kids trailer up for a ride.

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My wife has a solid-forked C30 and she loves it. She bought it new a dozen years ago and it's the only bike she wants -ever. I've tried to entice her to ride vintage 3-speeds, road bikes, mixtes -a whole host of other options in addition to that boring cross bike. She wants nothing of that -not interested. The only bike she wants is that pedestrian C30. It's not a bad bike and will probably last her well into her retirement as long as I keep it in tune and replace parts one at at time as needed. The M30 is a nice bike as well.
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Prototype QUINN made by Yeti.

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1984 Ritchey Mt. Tam (I no longer own this one)


wow...look so nice
 

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