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05-20-10, 07:06 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's my 1991 GT Avalanche Team. Tange Prestige...

Here's my 1991 GT Avalanche Team. Tange Prestige Concept frame with full XT group. It even has the original Ritchey Megabite 2.0 Kevlar tires and A'ME grips. It's a recent ebay pick-up--I'm happy...
05-09-10, 05:23 PM
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Posted By epicurean

A very cool project. I would love to find one of...

A very cool project. I would love to find one of those. Glad to see it getting the proper treatment!
05-09-10, 05:21 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Awesome bike. Please repost when it's all...

Awesome bike. Please repost when it's all cleaned up. I really like those chrome Rosses. That bike will never go out of style!
05-09-10, 03:33 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Those are all Avocet "Racing" saddles. Most...

Those are all Avocet "Racing" saddles. Most early '90's Bridgestones came with either the Avocet Racing or "Touring" saddle. They come across Ebay fairly regularly. They're one of my...
05-02-10, 06:47 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's a couple more Bridgestones I've rehabbed...

Here's a couple more Bridgestones I've rehabbed lately, a 91 MB-5:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/Bridgestone%20MB-5%201991/BridgestoneMB-519919.jpg

...and a 1992 MB-4. ...
04-28-10, 07:13 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Elev12k, your Phoenix is beautiful. How many...

Elev12k, your Phoenix is beautiful. How many bikes are in your permanent collection? I seem to love them all.
04-28-10, 07:12 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Yes, I recall coming across your pics on the "old...

Yes, I recall coming across your pics on the "old hybrid" thread while I was researching mine--yours and not many others. I agree that they are rare, "ahead of its time..." was how I phrased it in...
04-09-10, 12:26 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Great find for 25 bucks! I rehabbed an '89 950 a...

Great find for 25 bucks! I rehabbed an '89 950 a couple years back. I would have kept it were it a bit larger. Here's how it turned out:...
10-17-09, 09:15 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's an '89 Bridgestone MB-4, shown with...

Here's an '89 Bridgestone MB-4, shown with knobbies and in commuter trim:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/BridgestoneMB-415.jpg...
10-04-09, 05:16 PM
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Posted By epicurean

This 1990(?) Giant ATX 760 looked terrible when I...

This 1990(?) Giant ATX 760 looked terrible when I bought it--covered with mud, with rusty screw-heads everywhere. I was pleasantly surprised to find a really nice bike under all the crud. I doubt...
09-25-09, 11:43 AM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's a 1986 Bridgestone MB-2. Completely...

Here's a 1986 Bridgestone MB-2. Completely original:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/86MB-25.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/86MB-2.jpg...
11-25-08, 11:59 AM
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Posted By epicurean

Love that "aero" position. I can imagine you...

Love that "aero" position. I can imagine you passing some lycra-clad tri-geek with your flannel shirt flapping in the breeze. That would be awesome.

And yeah, why would someone throw out...
11-25-08, 11:29 AM
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Posted By epicurean

There's a bike under all that gear? It's cool to...

There's a bike under all that gear? It's cool to see an old rig still getting it done big time! Semper fi!
11-18-08, 03:29 PM
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Posted By epicurean

I'm intrigued by that Cook Brothers crank. I've...

I'm intrigued by that Cook Brothers crank. I've never seen one with a middle ring that large--almost looks like half-step road gearing. Did you customize the setup?
11-18-08, 03:20 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Beautiful stuff, Defiant. Thanks for posting...

Beautiful stuff, Defiant. Thanks for posting those! Anytime you want to post up more pics here, please do. My two favorites are the Serotta and the full-suspension Boulder Defiant. Your namesake,...
10-29-08, 02:06 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Sheldon Brown archived the catalogs here: ...

Sheldon Brown archived the catalogs here:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/index.html#catalogues

Don't forget those pics!
10-21-08, 08:26 PM
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Posted By epicurean

That chrome Mongoose is an awesome find! A very...

That chrome Mongoose is an awesome find! A very important early Mountain bike. Those drilled Araya rims set it off. First Flight Bikes has one in their "museum" collection, here:
...
04-26-08, 09:41 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's a neat Specialized Rockhopper I recently...

Here's a neat Specialized Rockhopper I recently came across. I had to replace the rear derailleur, but all the other mechanical bits are original, including the DX rapidfires. A really...
04-06-08, 10:16 AM
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Posted By epicurean

Very cool! It's always nice to see an old MTB,...

Very cool! It's always nice to see an old MTB, that might otherwise be relegated to the dustbin, reborn into such a purposeful machine. That bike looks ready for anything. It has the same classic...
03-29-08, 10:32 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's a Mongoose Hill-Topper from 1987. Suntour...

Here's a Mongoose Hill-Topper from 1987. Suntour drivetrain and a Sakae "Oval-Tech" crankset.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/Mongoose1.jpg...
03-15-08, 06:18 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's a Trek 7000, circa '89-'90. The parts mix...

Here's a Trek 7000, circa '89-'90. The parts mix varies in age, as I built it up from an Ebay frameset. The result was a really nice-riding, lightweight bike.
...
11-17-07, 02:34 PM
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Posted By epicurean

This is a 1991 Coyote Four from Research...

This is a 1991 Coyote Four from Research Dynamics. A nice-riding old bike from a little-seen company. Oversized butted Tange frame with LX components.
...
11-03-07, 07:20 PM
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Posted By epicurean

1986 Specialized Rockhopper. ...

1986 Specialized Rockhopper.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/Rockhopper1.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/Rockhopper2.jpg...
10-18-07, 06:02 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Perhaps so. Effective marketing indeed... ...

Perhaps so. Effective marketing indeed...

But the frame is certainly "Nicely welded."
10-18-07, 05:41 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's an early 90's Raleigh Tangent. Full LX,...

Here's an early 90's Raleigh Tangent. Full LX, pretty much all original.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/Ralieigh1.jpg...
09-09-07, 07:14 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's a Fuji BLVD XC, I suppose from the early...

Here's a Fuji BLVD XC, I suppose from the early 80's. Suntour "Power Thumb" shifters, Suntour derailleurs, Dia-Compe brakes, Sugino triple, Nitto bars and stem. This bike was a joy to...
07-31-07, 11:12 AM
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Posted By epicurean

Here's my Nishiki Ariel. This restoration took...

Here's my Nishiki Ariel. This restoration took longer than I anticipated--I hate overhauling bottom brackets, and most of the steel screw heads were rusty. I'm not exactly sure of the year,...
04-30-07, 08:03 PM
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Posted By epicurean

I'm just about finished with my '89 Trek 950. ...

I'm just about finished with my '89 Trek 950.
Before:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/950before.jpg

After:...
04-26-07, 08:48 PM
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Posted By epicurean

McDave, this bike looks awesome. It screams...

McDave, this bike looks awesome. It screams rugged simplicity with just the right dash of color...
04-26-07, 08:24 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Well, my new project arrived yesterday--an '89...

Well, my new project arrived yesterday--an '89 Trek 950. About $90.00 on ebay. It's especially exciting when a poorly-listed bike arrives, as you hope you did a good job of "reading between the...
04-23-07, 01:51 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Wow! You've done it again, Elev12k... That...

Wow! You've done it again, Elev12k...

That is a beautiful Cannondale--it makes me proud to live in Pennsylvania. 20 years old and it still looks ready to rock and roll! Thanks for showing it.
04-21-07, 09:03 AM
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Posted By epicurean

Thanks Jeff! I love the pic of your 8000, and...

Thanks Jeff! I love the pic of your 8000, and would love to show mine--but it's at the in-laws' in Connecticut right now. I'll be sure to post it here soon.

I recently obtained an '89 Trek...
04-20-07, 10:22 PM
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Posted By epicurean

Another view of my MB-3. I begged my wife to let...

Another view of my MB-3. I begged my wife to let me bid on it in late 2005. She agreed, with the condition that it would be my Christmas present. When I finally got to open the box, I was the...
04-20-07, 05:21 PM
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Posted By epicurean

I apologize for the hugeness of that first photo....

I apologize for the hugeness of that first photo. For some reason, it wouldn't accept the resized pic.
04-20-07, 05:14 PM
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Posted By epicurean

I've been enjoying this thread for a long time,...

I've been enjoying this thread for a long time, and finally got around to figuring out how to post pics, so here goes:

My '89 Bridgestone MB-3. Won on Ebay for a little over $200.00. The...
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