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05-02-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By epicurean

Thanks for noticing the fork! Credit there goes...

Thanks for noticing the fork! Credit there goes to Harry Havnoonian, a very respected local frame-builder. When I bought the Tesch this past December, it had an inoperable Scott Unishock suspension...
05-02-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By epicurean

No, it's been well-ridden but well-cared for--I...

No, it's been well-ridden but well-cared for--I touched up the scratches a bit, so they don't really show up in the photos. Any chance you could post up some pics of your 101? In fact, I'd like to...
05-02-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By epicurean

My Dave Tesch LC-1 Mountain Bike

This is my Tesch LC-1 Mountain Bike. I hope there are some Tesch fans here!
I have a thread on MTBR's VRC forum with more pics and background here--
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=670445...
10-24-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 631,701
Posted By epicurean

Here's a 1980 Nishiki International I recently...

Here's a 1980 Nishiki International I recently flipped. Serial number is KJ24216. When I bought it, the original handlebars had been replaced with a Scott Drop-in bar, so I felt justified in trying...
05-25-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By epicurean

You got an awesome deal. Here in Philly, I could...

You got an awesome deal. Here in Philly, I could have easily gotten twice that for an MB-3.
05-23-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,843
Posted By epicurean

That's a nice bike for a hundred. Full LX and...

That's a nice bike for a hundred. Full LX and Quadra 21=Bombproof and reliable. I'd definitely keep the Quadra until (or unless) it stops working. Those type of elastomer forks are about as...
05-20-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By epicurean

That surprises me. In Philly, I can sell certain...

That surprises me. In Philly, I can sell certain MTBs for 200 no problem, mostly to college kids looking for good campus bikes. I'll look to buy mid-range Treks (model 830 and above) and...
05-09-10, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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...
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By epicurean

"Entry level" or not, no Fat Chance deserves to...

"Entry level" or not, no Fat Chance deserves to be dogged with that stem and saddle. It would probably be worth your time to swap those out before you flip it. The people most likely to appreciate...
Replies: 27
Views: 34,287
Posted By epicurean

Looks great. I predict a quick sale:thumb:

Looks great. I predict a quick sale:thumb:
05-02-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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. ...
05-02-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,057
Posted By epicurean

I took a chance on this Bridgestone MB-5, as the...

I took a chance on this Bridgestone MB-5, as the previous owner, for some reason, wrapped most of the frame with black electrical tape. The frame felt undamaged, but I assumed I would find something...
04-28-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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...
Replies: 15
Views: 18,017
Posted By epicurean

+1. I picked this one up cheap at a local bike...

+1. I picked this one up cheap at a local bike auction last year, intending to rehab and flip it. I realized that the components that most needed cleaning and adjustment were the ones most likely...
Replies: 27
Views: 34,287
Posted By epicurean

Nice blue one. I just sold the same bike in...

Nice blue one. I just sold the same bike in white ('89 1000 w/Blaze group), also for $300:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/Trek%201000%201989/Trek100019892.jpg

And for the...
04-13-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,057
Posted By epicurean

"Before and after" on a 1989 Trek 1000 (amazing...

"Before and after" on a 1989 Trek 1000 (amazing how much a terrible saddle can de-value a bike in some folks' eyes) :...
04-09-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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:...
Replies: 7
Views: 7,539
Posted By epicurean

Here in Philly, I'd bump the value to over $300...

Here in Philly, I'd bump the value to over $300 fully cleaned and overhauled. I've sold two '89 Aluminum Treks within the last year, a 1400 at $340, and a 1000 at $300. Both had a huge number of...
Replies: 27
Views: 5,375
Posted By epicurean

You drive a hard bargain! I'm amazed that that...

You drive a hard bargain! I'm amazed that that bike was still available in SoCal for the asking price, much less an even hundred. I guess the large size worked in your favor.
Congratulations,...
02-13-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By epicurean

The '92 catalog refers to the "BB" in BB-1 as...

The '92 catalog refers to the "BB" in BB-1 as "Basic Bridgestone," or "Best Buy." It was their least expensive model, certainly a world of difference from the MB-1.
Replies: 27
Views: 5,375
Posted By epicurean

If it fits you, my advice would be to grab...

If it fits you, my advice would be to grab it--that's a very nice bike at a good price. Those Deore thumbshifters and derailleurs are excellent components (the brakes and crankset are nice, too). ...
10-17-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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...
10-09-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17,866
Views: 2,802,015
Posted By epicurean

Check out the "Questions from other members"...

Check out the "Questions from other members" section of this ad:
...
10-06-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17,866
Views: 2,802,015
Posted By epicurean

Must be a tandem-theft epidemic. That stolen...

Must be a tandem-theft epidemic. That stolen Schwinn post came not long after this post concerning an all-too-rare recovery:

We have a happy ending! After our tandem BikeE2 was stolen we...
10-04-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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...
09-18-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,567
Posted By epicurean

Awesome pick-up for $75. That is going to clean...

Awesome pick-up for $75. That is going to clean up beautifully! It reminds me of the '89 1400 I snagged earlier this summer. In '89, the 1200 and 1400 were virtually identical save for the fork...
09-17-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,567
Posted By epicurean

If we're strictly talking vintage steel, the...

If we're strictly talking vintage steel, the touring models would probably be at the top of the list, perhaps the 720? The 520 has good name recognition because it's the only Trek tourer that has...
09-17-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,157
Posted By epicurean

For me, it’s the same appeal that a stubby...

For me, it’s the same appeal that a stubby “stick-shift” lever has in a sports car. There’s nothing extraneous about it, you have to know what you’re doing to use it well, and not everyone can...
09-16-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,157
Posted By epicurean

Shimano 105 on an '89 Trek 1400: ...

Shimano 105 on an '89 Trek 1400:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/DSCF0209.jpg

Suntour shifters on my '84 Trek 520:
...
09-09-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By epicurean

I use Naval Jelly all the time--it's great stuff....

I use Naval Jelly all the time--it's great stuff. I've even used it on chrome, although they don't recommend it. I'll just leave it on for a shorter period of time, and give it a quick scrub and...
09-06-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 336,856
Posted By epicurean

Beautiful work, and for a good cause. Good Karma...

Beautiful work, and for a good cause. Good Karma in spades--nice job!
09-06-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,350
Views: 336,856
Posted By epicurean

Here's an old Raleigh mixte I picked from the...

Here's an old Raleigh mixte I picked from the neighbor's trash. It cleaned up nice enough to make a local college student very happy:
...
09-04-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By epicurean

Love 'em! Here's my RB-2: ...

Love 'em! Here's my RB-2:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/RB-2.jpg





I'm not sure about earlier years, but as TL179 mentioned, the RB series were advertised as being...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By epicurean

Good luck! For what that one picture can tell,...

Good luck! For what that one picture can tell, it looks like a nice bike.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By epicurean

I think you'd better get your offer in pronto. ...

I think you'd better get your offer in pronto. Nothing's worse than doing laborious research, getting more excited by the minute, realizing that this is indeed exactly the bike for you...only to...
09-03-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By epicurean

I also think that's a great deal. Enjoy it, it...

I also think that's a great deal. Enjoy it, it looks very nice!
09-03-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17,866
Views: 2,802,015
Posted By epicurean

Definitely. And I think that some people pass...

Definitely. And I think that some people pass on a really low priced bike because they think it can't possibly still be available. More than once, I can recall thinking, "...oh well, I'll send an...
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By epicurean

I'm not an expert so won't venture an exact year...

I'm not an expert so won't venture an exact year or model number, but here in Philadelphia, 80's era Japanese lugged-steel roadbikes in that condition can easily sell for between $200 -$250 (often...
09-02-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,687
Posted By epicurean

I have learned more about bikes in the past two...

I have learned more about bikes in the past two years of flipping than I had the previous two decades of riding. There's no better way to expose yourself to a wide variety of wrenching challenges. ...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By epicurean

Lots of good advice in this thread. For what...

Lots of good advice in this thread. For what it's worth, I recently sold this completely rehabbed '89 1400 for $340 on Philly's Craigslist. (Basically the same as an '89 1200 except for a bonded...
01-01-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By epicurean

Since I'm the only one who should ever be...

Since I'm the only one who should ever be changing my tires, I usually write the following on my rim-strips: "This bike may be stolen. Call xxx-xxxx for reward information." I figure if the bike is...
12-14-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,765
Posted By epicurean

Perhaps the problem is those other bikes were...

Perhaps the problem is those other bikes were misidentified as 1993 models? Yours definitely looks like a '93--with a lugged frame and horizontal top tube. The bikes with sloping top tubes are...
12-08-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,057
Posted By epicurean

Some more... Frame was all stickered-up: ...

Some more...

Frame was all stickered-up:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/DSC05303.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/DSC05307.jpg
Only authorized...
12-08-08, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,648
Views: 590,057
Posted By epicurean

A 1994 Trek 970, as it came out of the shipping...

A 1994 Trek 970, as it came out of the shipping box:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/DSC05301.jpg
After:
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u92/epicurean_rider/DSC05384.jpg...
11-25-08, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,605,643
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...
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