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Old School Finnish Tunturi Mountain Bike

Old 07-22-14, 12:33 PM
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Old School Tunturi Finland Mountain Bike

This is for reference in case others may ever wonder about the Tunturi line of bikes. Getting back into M-biking and stumbled across this MB at a flea market for 25.00. I fixed the bike up and customized it for my likes. The Tunturi Co. is a very old company in Finland. They make quality bikes, mopeds and exercise equipment. However they mainly only sell to the European market, hence they are rare in the USA.

This is a 26'er model M 600 MB that is circa. 1988. I did see one of these with the original country of origin manufacturer sticker on it, these were made in Taiwan for Tunturi. The three main tubes on the frame are Chr Mo. Has Weinmann rims and a good Shimano set of components. The bike is quality and rides with smoothness and precision due to the fact that it was designed by a company that has much experiance in the design of bikes. I did take this bike on moderate single track expecting to be in for a rough ride after riding for so long on full suspension. I was very surprised that it was not a rough ride at all, in fact it did not hurt a bit. However on more intense singletrack full of drops and serious rocks it would no doubt be tough ride.

The bottom line is that this bike is not some incredible high end MB but on the other hand it is not a low end Huffy either. It sits in the middle of the spectrum and sometimes the middle is fun.
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Old 07-22-14, 02:34 PM
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Old School Finnish Tunturi Mountain Bike

Nice. I see Tunturi bikes all the time here in Sweden, and my daily ride is a Finnish Helkama. I never saw a Finnish bike in the USA!
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Old 07-22-14, 03:15 PM
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Yes, they are nice bikes. You can count on Europeans to design nice bikes.
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There is one with the same color scheme parked at the train station here. Looks like a solid bike
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Old 07-22-14, 09:35 PM
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Would it count if I'm a vintage Finn riding a vintage mountain bike?

Finland makes some some nice things.
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Old 07-23-14, 01:58 AM
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Sure that counts ! Ha ha..........
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