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12-13-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,448
Posted By swen0171

Awesome. I want every 22-24 inch 80s MTB I see,...

Awesome. I want every 22-24 inch 80s MTB I see, and I don't have a chrome one yet! I like that it has some rise on the stem.
12-13-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 58,216
Views: 8,503,944
Posted By swen0171

Good call and good eye to OP. I'm local and this...

Good call and good eye to OP. I'm local and this one held my eye for a sec but I didn't see the triple/long wheelbase. Good thing. Too many projects.
09-09-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,027
Posted By swen0171

Sorry I missed your question. Albatross bars....

Sorry I missed your question. Albatross bars. Thanks!
08-18-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 126,027
Posted By swen0171

A recent project for a friend. ...

A recent project for a friend.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1834/42302281810_bd69cf63a5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27s7fAo)
DB (https://flic.kr/p/27s7fAo) by Brynnar Swenson...
03-16-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 130,857
Posted By swen0171

Beautiful! Are those the open Jones bars?

Beautiful! Are those the open Jones bars?
03-08-18, 10:59 AM
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Posted By swen0171

And forks! That is a pretty bike. I had a tall...

And forks! That is a pretty bike. I had a tall blue one slip through my fingers a couple years ago.
03-04-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,454
Posted By swen0171

That is a great build. How do those bars feel? I...

That is a great build. How do those bars feel? I have a couple cruisers/MTB grocery getters that I've been tempted to try them on. And I love those shifters.
02-20-18, 05:37 PM
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Views: 3,021,191
Posted By swen0171

Beautiful cranks.

Beautiful cranks.
02-20-18, 08:45 AM
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Views: 8,503,944
Posted By swen0171

I don't know a lot about these but the...

I don't know a lot about these but the stronglight cranks and bar ends are cool. $160 seems like a good price.

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_cJGN7WzyY9d_600x450.jpg[/QUOTE]
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02-01-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,207
Posted By swen0171

I agree, what's the problem with putting up a...

I agree, what's the problem with putting up a thread about cool old mountain bikes? Is there a rule that if something has been discussed it can never be talked about again? I've been on this site...
02-01-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,092
Posted By swen0171

Late-80s and early-90s MTBs and early "cross...

Late-80s and early-90s MTBs and early "cross bikes" do a good job. Bars are not as high as they appear in this pic.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d10/ctifusion/XO-3_zps1rnk1ani.jpg[/URL]
09-10-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,755
Posted By swen0171

Thanks Hypno! I've already been to the local...

Thanks Hypno! I've already been to the local single track a couple limes, love it! I'll check out that site. Seems weird to me that BF is resistant here.
09-05-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By swen0171

Post in Classic and Vintage. There's a lot of...

Post in Classic and Vintage. There's a lot of Univega love over there and some early MTB love too. I have the 23-inch version in pieces in my garage. That'a a cool mixte and looks like a fun city...
09-05-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,755
Posted By swen0171

I am a long time member of the C&V forums (and...

I am a long time member of the C&V forums (and commuter) but I've been riding a fat bike lately. I was really surprised to find that there wasn't a fat bike forum on BF yet. If there is a Fixed Gear...
08-10-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By swen0171

That beats a Shigun 800 any day.

That beats a Shigun 800 any day.
08-07-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,801
Posted By swen0171

Love that color combo.

Love that color combo.
08-05-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By swen0171

Yes, I did measure the bearings wrong, or I...

Yes, I did measure the bearings wrong, or I thought I was giving the measurement that was not the fancy SR bearings and I got it backward. This was installed in a frame I bought and with a little...
08-04-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By swen0171

Thanks!

Thanks!
08-04-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By swen0171

Please help Identify Campy Bottom Bracket

Hi all,

This is out of my (small) areas of expertise, and I'm not sure it matters too much, but for curiosity sake I'm wondering what this BB is? And how you can really tell these apart. I've done...
07-29-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By swen0171

I agree. I had a Bianchi Max bike and it was...

I agree. I had a Bianchi Max bike and it was awesome fun. I agree that the chain stays look right and the top tube is clearly ovalized like MAX/MLX, bu that bottom bracket doesn't look right. I've...
07-29-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By swen0171

True enough, I love the XL mountain bike and I'm...

True enough, I love the XL mountain bike and I'm also tempted by most that I find (when they come up).
07-28-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By swen0171

So you gave up on the Kuwahara? Heart breaker. I...

So you gave up on the Kuwahara? Heart breaker. I would love one of those 24 inchers. Do you have a pic of the new one?
07-28-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By swen0171

Fading memory here but was MLX an early version...

Fading memory here but was MLX an early version of Columbus MAX tubing? That doesn't look like the right fork but it still looks cool. Congrats.
07-28-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,808
Posted By swen0171

Cool old MTB! The $$ value on these does not...

Cool old MTB! The $$ value on these does not represent how cool they are and how fun they are to ride. Enjoy!
07-28-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,103
Posted By swen0171

Pretty pedestrian compared to some of these...

Pretty pedestrian compared to some of these lists.

1993 Bridgestone XO-3
1981 Trek 613
1988 Fisher Montare
1986 Univega Alpina Uno
2010 Surly Long Haul trucker
2004 Rivendell Quickbeam...
07-28-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,103
Posted By swen0171

This thread makes me feel better.

This thread makes me feel better.
07-28-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 35,811
Posted By swen0171

Bridgestone XO-3 at lunch. Built this out of the...

Bridgestone XO-3 at lunch. Built this out of the parts bin a few years ago and it's still working.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4325/36091184411_0cc9015f78_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WZfKJc)XO3...
07-28-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,696
Posted By swen0171

I don't have one but I just got a black 1988 F/F...

I don't have one but I just got a black 1988 F/F in the mail yesterday.
07-26-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,708
Posted By swen0171

Awesome bike. I'd get one if I didn't have 3-4...

Awesome bike. I'd get one if I didn't have 3-4 other bikes that do most of what that bike does. I also think it's ok to post Rivendell and other classic modern bikes here (especially if they have...
07-26-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,699
Posted By swen0171

Hard to say exactly why but this 1988 Fisher...

Hard to say exactly why but this 1988 Fisher Montaro has been getting the most miles this summer, even though it's my slowest bike and heavy. And even on longer 30+ mile rides. It's just so much fun...
07-26-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By swen0171

Thanks!

Thanks!
07-26-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By swen0171

Good to know. I pickep up a nice 1986 Shogun...

Good to know. I pickep up a nice 1986 Shogun recently with a mix of Shimano 600 and Diacompe, etc. that is too small for me. Knowing that this frame had a weak parts build makes it even easier to...
07-25-17, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By swen0171

Thanks! That was what I was missing. Not sure if...

Thanks! That was what I was missing. Not sure if i"ll try to bring it back to original but it's great to know exactly what it is.
07-22-17, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By swen0171

Thanks for the response. I think the Brava was a...

Thanks for the response. I think the Brava was a Japanese made frame? I've narrowed this one down to an 1989 Campione D'Italia but I'd love to see a catalogue picture or get a parts list.
07-21-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By swen0171

Help Identify Bianchi

Hi all,

I "won" this on the bay this week and don't have it yet, but I'm wondering exactly what I bought. It's pretty obvious that it's an Italian made, mid-80s Bianchi with Columbus Cromor, which...
07-21-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By swen0171

Hi! This is a forum about vintage bicycles,...

Hi! This is a forum about vintage bicycles, mostly without motors. Not to imply that someone here doesn't have the answer. But it does bring up a question about the relationship between early bikes...
07-16-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,039
Posted By swen0171

Love it! My favorite era for off-road...

Love it! My favorite era for off-road touring/light MTB use/grocery getter. I agree that the most important thing, IMHO, is the biggest set of quality modern tires you can fit. Big Apples work good...
07-16-17, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 168,312
Posted By swen0171

Stylish leather and twine top tube patch? As if...

Stylish leather and twine top tube patch? As if you're protecting the frame from pull-back bars...
07-15-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 168,312
Posted By swen0171

Any MAX frame would be worth a fix, or just ride...

Any MAX frame would be worth a fix, or just ride it? That's a stout frame.
07-14-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By swen0171

Late-80s Centurion LeMans? Others here could give...

Late-80s Centurion LeMans? Others here could give you an exact date I bet. Those are nice mid-level bikes. The stem and bar-end shifters were added later, but both would be a benefit for many riders.
07-14-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 168,312
Posted By swen0171

I don't know but I won't rest until I replicate...

I don't know but I won't rest until I replicate that dude's look.
07-14-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,570
Posted By swen0171

I also dig the crackle. I've got my eye on a...

I also dig the crackle. I've got my eye on a black one from this era. It's been a while since I've had a true road bike and my last one was a Bianchi Proto (MAX). Can't find one of those again I bet.
07-14-17, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 168,312
Posted By swen0171

Received the BOX on Wednesday but finally had...

Received the BOX on Wednesday but finally had time today to dig through it!!

This cracked me up. I especially appreciate the proper use of the comma:
...
07-13-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,125
Posted By swen0171

Given that I just picked this up I guess I also...

Given that I just picked this up I guess I also have to say 80s-90s Japanese, even if it's too small.

And anything cool for under $100
...
07-13-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,125
Posted By swen0171

Mostly because I like to have a project going....

Mostly because I like to have a project going. But lately I'll grab any tall (23 inch), quality 80s MTB as long as it's not crazy priced.

They are just too much fun.
...
07-11-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 168,312
Posted By swen0171

So excited for my first box of crap! I've been...

So excited for my first box of crap! I've been sorting my crap for the last couple days, so many crappy options for the box!
07-11-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,502
Posted By swen0171

Slight variation on the theme here but I just...

Slight variation on the theme here but I just picked up a old suntour "333" down tube cable stop so I can switch to bar-end shifters.
07-11-17, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By swen0171

I don't know anything specific, but that green...

I don't know anything specific, but that green one looks cool to me. I like the tall head tube and pretty early sloping geometry. Exactly the type of bike I'm into building and restoring right now....
07-09-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 58,216
Views: 8,503,944
Posted By swen0171

I noticed that one too, and my size.

I noticed that one too, and my size.
07-05-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 37,540
Posted By swen0171

It's the early Univega MTB with the 21.1 quill...

It's the early Univega MTB with the 21.1 quill like some early BMX bikes and beach cruisers. I always referred to them as 7/8s back in the BMX days, I guess as a way of saying it was smaller than...
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