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Old 04-13-12, 01:12 PM
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Is anyone interested in a 1982 Diamondback Ridge Runner, 54cm, near Santa Barbara CA? I'd go get it but I just don't have the money right now. https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/bik/2956086349.html
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Old 04-13-12, 01:26 PM
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I just converted my MTB ... not sure I'd consider it vintage, but it started life as a 1996 Trek 6500ZX ...





Now it's mainly an urban cruiser, capable on gravel trails. Running a 1X7 with a Retrospec 44T chainring up front.
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Here's a Flikr link to a pic of an Apex like I used to have. I think the forks were called pepperoni or something like that. Note the snazzy paint job. That one is faded, so I hope you guys understand I stripped and repainted blue within 6 months.

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Thanks. Those're some majorly cool tires, not too expensive either, $50-ish for a pair from England. They have some with blue reflective camo that's tempting.
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Old 04-13-12, 09:06 PM
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Steve Bauer Zonda.

Replaced the original arayas with these 5 star aliminum mags, mags made in Italy

Just have to put a slick on the rear wheel.
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Old 04-14-12, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by pitbull007
Steve Bauer Zonda.

Replaced the original arayas with these 5 star aliminum mags, mags made in Italy

Just have to put a slick on the rear wheel.
WOW thats HOT! The bike and the wheels are made for each other! That is a real head turner! Congrats!
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Old 04-14-12, 07:25 AM
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Thanks sd8450, I had bought a raleigh mtb just for the mags and once i cleaned them up I knew they were a match made in heaven.
The only problem is that they are very heavy , but who cares
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Old 04-14-12, 11:12 AM
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My 1992 Cannondale M800 Beast of the East.

All Shimano LX group except for rd which will be replaced with correct one in a week or so. Killer V head set with a Mag 21 Rockshox fork. I'm looking for an original Pepperoni fork if anyone has a lead on one. Original Ritchy wheels.











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Originally Posted by ill.clyde
I just converted my MTB ... not sure I'd consider it vintage, but it started life as a 1996 Trek 6500ZX ...





Now it's mainly an urban cruiser, capable on gravel trails. Running a 1X7 with a Retrospec 44T chainring up front.
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Nice C'dale! Reminds me of my somewhat older SM1000, I took it on a long urban ride yesterday, jumping curbs, riding through rooty medians, etc. The most fun I've had in a while.It was gone for two years, and I'm very glad it's back! I have that same M21 fork, and if the steerer tube is long enough I may install it. The awesome chrome fork I found was slightly tweaked during it's absence, sigh.,,,,BD


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Nice bike Bikedue!
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Old 04-15-12, 06:42 PM
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1987/88 Peugeot "U.S. Express" 10-speed MTB with fully chromed frame & fork...haven't started to mess with it yet.


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hxzero, I would be interested in that Ridge Runner. I would PM you but I don't have 50 posts yet. Let me know.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by 69tr6r
hxzero, I would be interested in that Ridge Runner. I would PM you but I don't have 50 posts yet. Let me know.

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An enterprising fellow would figure out how to get 50 posts in a hurry...

Find an out-of-the-way forum (like one of the local/regional sub-forums) where nobody is watching and then just keep replying to a thread over and over again
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer
1987/88 Peugeot "U.S. Express" 10-speed MTB with fully chromed frame & fork...haven't started to mess with it yet.

I have one of these in beat up black that I was going to junk ( it's bad). I like the chrome model much better although I wish they were built with better components & built in derailleur hanger, at least like my Orient Express which I think was the next model up. At this point any tall MTB I find stays around for awhile until I decide if I like it or not. I would do that chrome Pug up in a heart beat, first thing I would change would be that hideous crank set, what were they thinking.

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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4
I have one of these in beat up black that I was going to junk ( it's bad). I like the chrome model much better although I wish they were built with better components & built in derailleur hanger, at least like my Orient Express which I think was the next model up. At this point any tall MTB I find stays around for awhile until I decide if I like it or not. I would do that chrome Pug up in a heart beat, first thing I would change would be that hideous crank set, what were they thinking.

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The components definitely need an upgrade. Can't figure out why they would chrome the frame, and put low-end components on it? The crank set has a double, which I am thinking about changing to a triple. It does move nicely, though, with the double. I was just happy to find a tall frame MTB with this type of frame geometry. The chrome plating was a plus. I was thinking of rebuilding it as some type of LHT clone for light "take it with you on vacation" touring.

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Isnt that those Bestec cranks on the chrome pug? Also found on DiamondBack FleetStreaks in 87-88 models? The ones with the little clip spiders at the end.
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A few pickups last month.
Early '90s Burley Bongo tandem. (as found)


'80s (never could narrow it all the way down) Ritchey ascent I believe.
Tig welded. dura-ace hubs, 600 headset, XT shifters/derrailluers.
Unfortunately too big for me.




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Just picked up this 1987 Panasonic MC-6500. I'll post better photos once I've had a chance to go through the entire bike and bring it up to snuff. Here it is as it arrived...

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Just picked up this 1987 Panasonic MC-6500. I'll post better photos once I've had a chance to go through the entire bike and bring it up to snuff. Here it is as it arrived...

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Originally Posted by pitbull007
Steve Bauer Zonda.

Replaced the original arayas with these 5 star aliminum mags, mags made in Italy

Just have to put a slick on the rear wheel.
Damaged Judy....
you need new elastomers...
Nice frame, not so much the mags...
enjoy
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That BoE needs a Peperoni fork
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Originally Posted by ZeRinger
Just picked up this 1987 Panasonic MC-6500. I'll post better photos once I've had a chance to go through the entire bike and bring it up to snuff. Here it is as it arrived...

very nice... reminds me of my diamondback apex.. even has the rollercam brake in the rear
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Some really nice Mountain bikes showing up here lately, I got away from them for a couple of years as I tried to make the switch to road bikes but I have come full circle and a MTB style frame just fits me better. I'm a Clyde and I like to ride hard and a hard tail MTB holds up to me better for the way I like to ride. If I had bikes like these when I was a kid I really would have hurt myself a lot more then what I did jumping bikes with 26 1 3/8" sized wheels and light weight frames, they would crumble upon impact from a hard landing when hill jumping.

I am loving that tall Tom Ritchey looks like it would fit me well, it's hard to find MTB frames bigger then 21" around here and would love to find something in a 22 or 23" of this quality. Also that 1987 Panasonic MC-6500 also looks like a nice catch and looks to be in great shape.

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Originally Posted by 4funbikes
A few pickups last month.

'80s (never could narrow it all the way down) Ritchey ascent I believe.
Tig welded. dura-ace hubs, 600 headset, XT shifters/derrailluers.
Unfortunately too big for me.

Just right for me ... Sweet!
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