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Old 10-05-12, 06:04 AM
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Vintage Mountain bike - which forum to choose????

Okay, this always gets me. When I pick up a vintage mountain bike to play with, I'm always torn as to who might find it interesting, the C&V folks, or the Mountain Bike folks. And some folks sneak into both forums, you know who you are!

Anyway, here are some pictures of the Miyata Ti MTB I just picked up...on the C&V forum.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-can-I-keep-it
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Okay, this always gets me. When I pick up a vintage mountain bike to play with, I'm always torn as to who might find it interesting, the C&V folks, or the Mountain Bike folks. And some folks sneak into both forums, you know who you are!
A vintage mountain bike? Sorry, if it's not this year's fad, you have to have it melted down immediately and buy a new bike. And then immediately start a thread on what needs "upgrading".
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There's a third choice: 50+ forum - - even if the rider doesn't qualify, sometimes the bike might .
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I'm all too familiar with that problem. Most MTBers think that a 2010 bike is vintage already. Most C&V riders think that our bikes are marvels of technology that belong in the "futuristic bikes" section.
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I would probably say in C&V.
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Old 10-07-12, 06:01 AM
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Okay okay, just so everybody knows I ain't hatin' ! (American Public Schools alum...) The great story about this bike is that the day before I was poking around a bike shop, and the manager was showing me is "awesome closeout deal" mountain bike for $800 that looked like a truss bridge and weighed as much. Now I will be the first to admit the Miyata isn't a featherweight, but it was lighter than that jewel of technology, and I only paid a minority fraction and still got a bike - even after 20 years - that is noteworthy. Yes, I rock!
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Yes you ROCK! But excuse me if I'm prejudiced....
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Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
A vintage mountain bike? Sorry, if it's not this year's fad, you have to have it melted down immediately and buy a new bike. And then immediately start a thread on what needs "upgrading".
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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There's a vintage section over on MTBR.com that I find has more traffic and knowledgeable people.
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Originally Posted by jettore View Post
There's a vintage section over on MTBR.com that I find has more traffic and knowledgeable people.
+1 for the VRC forum at mtbr. Nuther place where you'll get some actual input on ol skool bikes is retrobike out of the UK.
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Vintage Mountain bikes are getting just as collectable as BMX bikes, it not as far as the BMX world but getting very close.
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Originally Posted by jettore
There's a vintage section over on MTBR.com that I find has more traffic and knowledgeable people.
There's a new season of Antiques Roadshow on PBS too.
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This is sitting in my basement. Haven't gotten around to melting it yet:

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Here you go... https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...mountain-bikes!
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I actually have a bike or two in that thread - I can't remember which ones I posted!
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I have a pile of 80's mt bikes i've saved from the scrap. They make great utility bikes.
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The bike is mechanically done now. I'm just working on some new decals from Velocals, and I will post pictures in a new thread. Apparently these bikes stayed under the radar, because the top tube graphics have been elusive thus far. I haven't been able to dredge up any sources or web images that show them in sufficient detail for reproduction. I guess that means my bike is *really rare*.
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Out here in the west we say, just go Utahan, you can have more than 1 thread vs having more than just 1 wife. Choose a bunch.

Great looking bike. It makes you look Legendary to have a classic! I am surprised at the number of older bikes I have seen this fall. Where do they all come from.
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Where do they all come from?
In Spokane, I think they've all come from craigslist. The former go-to repository of cast-off bikes - - the huge St. Vincent de Paul thrift store - - closed.
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Here you go. Chock full of vintage goodness:

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/
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