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Anyone Still Have Their '90's Steel Mountain Bike?

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Old 04-27-12, 09:43 PM
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I've only had mine a few years (it was given to me), a '92 or '93 Rocky Mountain Fusion.

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Old 04-27-12, 09:45 PM
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I still have a 80's Giant Rincon I bought new that came with Shimano XT and cheap wheels, not sure why the bike came like that because it wasn't spec'd in the catalog that way. But the XT stuff has been pure junk I'm constantly adjusting it, add on top of that a heavy frame and fork. But the bike has taken a beating and the frame could care less, even the cheap wheels have held up.
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Old 04-27-12, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
What's the new color?

I have thought about painting mine over the years but the groovy '90's splatter has a certain charm.

Thanks for the info on Tange.
Stealth grey... spent last summer sourcing out black parts and have a few waiting for when the new p-coat is done.

It is a beautiful hand built frame that was made here and has seen over 20 years of use and the stock enamel is flaking away... it is time to refesh the paint.

The 90's spatter is pretty cool and if the paint is good there is no reason to change it.
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Old 04-27-12, 10:53 PM
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It can't do any harm... That's a really nice setup. It must be a threaded fork with some kind of threadless adapter stem....
Yeah, Velo Orange adapter.
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Old 04-27-12, 11:34 PM
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Old 04-27-12, 11:55 PM
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I still have the one I bought new in '91 from a place in town that offered free tuneups for life...until he went out of business a year later. lol

It's a ParkPre "Hammer". In fact it's what got me back into cycling and commuting ~4 years ago. I remember cleaning it up and realizing the shifters were shot so I took it into a local shop where they put on new shifters and tuned it up. Put the semi-slicks on there and commuted on it for several months until I realized I "needed" something better....i guess that's the way it goes.

I have to say it's still in pretty good shape for as much as I used it back then and rides really nice.

Anyway, here it is:



...complete with the original "scrot bag" seat bag my friends used to refer to it as.

Dig that splatter paint job! I think I did a pretty darn good job of matching the bottle holder. lol





Tange stickers...(I still have no idea as to what those mean)





I've thought of giving it away or selling it over the years but glad I didn't. Every time I take it for a ride around the neighborhood I'm reminded how nice it rides. These things really do make for nice commuters. Hard to imagine it's over 21 years old and I'm 21 years older!

If you've still got one of these I would love to see some pictures!
I have the same bike, only 1988 i think. Has the Deore Dx thumb shifters. Picked it up at a yard sale over a year ago. $40.00, love the way it rides.
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Old 04-28-12, 12:44 AM
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I just gave this one away.



Now, I wish I had not.
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Old 04-28-12, 01:11 AM
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I just gave this one away.

Now, I wish I had not.
I was looking forward to seeing this bike built up with an IGH and a belt drive...
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Originally Posted by LAriverRat View Post
I have the same bike, only 1988 i think. Has the Deore Dx thumb shifters. Picked it up at a yard sale over a year ago. $40.00, love the way it rides.
That's a great deal
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I was looking forward to seeing this bike built up with an IGH and a belt drive...
Yeah, but other projects took over. If I had not built my disc brake equipped, bad weather commuter, I would have.

The person I gave it to (my coworker), was very appreciative and he uses it to commute to work now.
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I have a 90s Canadian-made Peugeot mountain bike. I bought it around 2008 to serve as a backup and winter commuter. I put slicks on it for the street. I don't ride on ice.


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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
I just gave this one away.



Now, I wish I had not.
I love the ascetics of these frames...they really stand out in the crowd. They made the chain stays higher to
eliminate 'chain-slap' over rock-garden type trails....am i wrong?
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Old 04-28-12, 07:11 PM
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I love the ascetics of these frames...they really stand out in the crowd. They made the chain stays higher to
eliminate 'chain-slap' over rock-garden type trails....am i wrong?
I believe you are right on.
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Old 04-28-12, 07:19 PM
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still got my 1999 Huffy MTB. Added slicks, fenders, racks. Riding strong. :-)
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'92 Bridgestone MB-5.
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Got this new back in 1989 and still have it. Was my main mountain bike for several years, then did double duty as a commuter too, then a back up mountain bike, then a commuter again, and now it's my back up commuter. This thing has been abused many times and it's still going strong. Currently it doesn't get used much, but I can't imagine letting it go.

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Old 04-28-12, 09:44 PM
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I still have two Nishiki Bravos. No Pictures but nice solid bikes.
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Inspired by this forum I rescued a 1999 Diamondback Wildwood from my rear neighbor's scrap metal pile. Paid $6 for it. It's my first project bike. I'll only use the frame and fork as nothing else seems usable. Well, except the seat which I will re-vinyl. I have it stripped down except for the crank and seat post, both of which I'm having trouble with. Just ordered a Park Tools crank removal tool that I hope helps. For right now the seat posts works good for a vise handle for the sanding-to-bare-metal step. Eventually I'll put drop bars and skinnier tires. But right now I'm learning components and what goes with what. I think I will be turning to here for some help on down the line. Ordered a building book that is on its way. I'll paint it myself as I have experience in that. It's all hi-ten steel with a chromoly seat tube. The welds look good and no major dents or cracks. Fun so far. I'll see what happens.
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Old 04-29-12, 10:31 AM
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ftimw - You should make sure that seatpost will come out before you put much money into it, they can make your life miserable if they get stuck...
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This is my inherited 32 pound 1995 Giant Rincon mountain bike with a steel alloy 18” frame. I upgraded everything on this bike. OEM had limited 21-speed gearing (42/34/24 and 14-28 freewheel), but now it has a wider range 24-speed gearing with 48/36/26 170mm crankset and Shimano 11-32 cassette), so the only remaining OEM parts are the frame, handlebars, and rear canti brake (I upgraded the front brake to an Acera V-Brake, which made an incredible improvement in braking and feels like I have power brakes). I just recently achieved an 18.3 MPH average speed. The tires are Bontrager 26” 2.0 smooth rolling street tires, which have been excellent. I love this bike!
Very cool bike and a great backdrop!
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Amazing how many bikes you can have over the years just using the same frame and changing out bits and pieces as they wear or break. Especially w/ a mtb where if you use it as intended, you'll end up replacing everything on it eventually.

The pic's a few years old since it's now sporting ergon grips instead of Ourys, a new RD after the original got caught in the rear wheel while mtbing, and Crank Bros. Mallets instead of the Shimano SPDs in the photo.
I like that Haro Vector, they're great looking bikes!
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Old 04-29-12, 02:20 PM
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love seeing these old bikes still being put to good use!
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My Winter bike is built up around a Stump Jumper Sport frame from the 80's, with a broken dropout, so free..

bought parts one at a rime,,

... it asks for Paint this summer..

Update: Nope, just sat in the basement, now that I have a house with a basement.


Mounted with studded tires at the ready..
In a location that Ices up once in a few years for 2 weeks at most..







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Old 04-29-12, 02:50 PM
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Got this new around '94, it's been through several changes.
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I've still got my 95 Trek, still going strong.

I just bought one last week that's exactly like yours.

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