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09-23-17, 10:17 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Yeah... what is it??? And is the little...

Yeah... what is it???

And is the little threaded tab for a Hite Rite?
03-10-17, 08:47 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Nice! I remember when those were new. Didnt...

Nice!

I remember when those were new. Didnt they have like 74d parallel frame angles?
04-23-14, 06:59 PM
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Posted By dgodave

WOW!!! That was my very first MTB, except...

WOW!!!

That was my very first MTB, except mine had the Deore setup including the weirdo offset bearing platform pedals.
10-18-13, 11:41 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Digging your pics here. Keep em coming. .

Digging your pics here. Keep em coming.
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10-18-13, 10:34 AM
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Posted By dgodave

I remember when I got my first mtb in 82(?) and...

I remember when I got my first mtb in 82(?) and thinking: "this is so cool but why did it take them so long to think of it?" All the relevant tech had been fully operational for about 30 years.
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10-18-13, 07:46 AM
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Posted By dgodave

I know. I agree. Its not equal at all. . ...

I know. I agree. Its not equal at all.
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But thats due essentially to design decisions rather than engineering decisions. The distinction is real, even though there's a gray area where they...
10-17-13, 06:05 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Of course there are. But there dont have to be,...

Of course there are. But there dont have to be, to have pretty much the same bike.
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Back in 82 they could have made wide rims and fat tires with zero extra technical innovation. Same with the...
10-16-13, 10:18 PM
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Posted By dgodave

None of those engineering innovations are...

None of those engineering innovations are essential to the function of the bike.
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What really matters are the design innovations: wheel and tire size, and frame geometry. This bike could have...
10-15-13, 01:09 PM
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Posted By dgodave

For me, the 29" wheels are really important for...

For me, the 29" wheels are really important for mitigating the lack of active suspension. And of course, the fat tires too.
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I love the simplicity and I love the way it rides. Its kind of heavy,...
10-14-13, 09:03 AM
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Posted By dgodave

I just want to throw my NEW mtb into the mix just...

I just want to throw my NEW mtb into the mix just to show how some bikes have recently stepped backwards, technology wise.
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This amazing bike is not at all far removed from my very first mtb...
06-06-13, 08:24 AM
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Posted By dgodave

I thought the Montare was a tig welded frame? ....

I thought the Montare was a tig welded frame?
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Whatever it is, it brings back a lot of memories. In the mid 80s I used to do regular Thurs nite rides with Gary F and his team, and a bunch of...
06-06-13, 07:50 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Thats just really nice. I do like the shifter...

Thats just really nice. I do like the shifter re-use a lot.
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06-05-13, 10:22 AM
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Posted By dgodave

The thing about mtb racing, back then and perhaps...

The thing about mtb racing, back then and perhaps now, is I had no idea I'd won until well after I finished. The Tahoe Roubaix (and lots of other races back then) was like 20 miles of backcountry,...
06-05-13, 10:06 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Dont know if this is appropriate here: vintage...

Dont know if this is appropriate here: vintage mtb race trophy from the only bike race I ever won.
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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7511792074_1959e15af5_b.jpg
06-05-13, 10:05 AM
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Posted By dgodave

You may even roughly suggest that. . (edit:...

You may even roughly suggest that.
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(edit: Are those the regular thumb shifters on road bars?)
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06-04-13, 09:23 PM
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Posted By dgodave

I want to follow this. i have the same bike,...

I want to follow this. i have the same bike, 1986. Not sure what to do with it.
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05-19-13, 05:11 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Oh, of course.

Oh, of course.
05-19-13, 03:08 PM
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Posted By dgodave

What do you mean "pg tubes"? (I see that on the...

What do you mean "pg tubes"? (I see that on the Tange decal, but not familiar with it.)
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05-19-13, 12:20 PM
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Posted By dgodave

I was thinking similar. But I dont really know,...

I was thinking similar. But I dont really know, and Shogun info seems to be pretty sparse online.
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At $30 each I was walking away. Then she said, how about 2 for 1 ? Couldnt resist that.
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05-19-13, 11:29 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Got these at a garage sale yesterday. Shogun...

Got these at a garage sale yesterday.
Shogun Prairie Breaker 2
Shogun MTB1
Dont know what I want to do with them yet. $15 each.
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Any idea what year these might be from???
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04-04-13, 08:02 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Nice and sparkly. . I used to own an M1000. ...

Nice and sparkly.
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I used to own an M1000. Same vintage. Light and snappy... if a little harsh. Great bike.
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04-02-13, 08:47 AM
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Posted By dgodave

This is probably my favorite thread. . I...

This is probably my favorite thread.
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I bought my first mountain bike in 1982 or 83. Cant remember exactly. But I have a lot of positive associations with those times.... and those bikes.
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12-07-12, 08:12 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Nice. . (Can you get us a drive-side pic of...

Nice.
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(Can you get us a drive-side pic of that bike in the sign?)
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08-19-12, 08:58 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Thats cool. . I did the 1985 version of the...

Thats cool.
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I did the 1985 version of the race for which the Rockhopper is named.
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08-12-12, 09:18 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Its a special bike for The Mountain That Rides. ...

Its a special bike for The Mountain That Rides.
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07-11-12, 04:06 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Yes. . When we were teenagers, me and a buddy...

Yes.
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When we were teenagers, me and a buddy used to dumpster dive Gary's shop/corporate office in San Rafael. We got a bunch of those decals, plus half used team tires and so on. We we sooo...
05-14-12, 09:10 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Ooh. I like that one. .

Ooh. I like that one.
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05-14-12, 08:41 PM
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Posted By dgodave

As long as people are going crazy with the High...

As long as people are going crazy with the High Sierras. An '87, I think.
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Garage sale $25. After riding it I cant believe I actually thought twice about buying it.
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03-24-12, 08:14 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Nice. I have one of those. Raced the hell out...

Nice. I have one of those. Raced the hell out of it in the 80s.
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02-19-12, 08:36 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Well, yeah. .

Well, yeah.
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02-19-12, 12:49 AM
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Posted By dgodave

There were some way early tries at suspension. ...

There were some way early tries at suspension. It would be fun to include those.
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02-18-12, 09:18 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Wow. Nice. Memory lane..... .

Wow. Nice. Memory lane.....
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10-26-11, 07:03 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Olmo mtb? Cool. never seen one before. .

Olmo mtb? Cool. never seen one before.
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10-24-11, 09:22 AM
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Posted By dgodave

A Hite-Rite^^^. Nice. .

A Hite-Rite^^^. Nice.
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10-13-11, 01:00 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Made by Maruishi perhaps? .

Made by Maruishi perhaps?
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10-12-11, 07:04 PM
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Posted By dgodave

How cool^. Who made the Terranaut? .

How cool^. Who made the Terranaut?
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08-08-11, 08:44 PM
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Posted By dgodave

First Ive seen of that.... And I grew up around...

First Ive seen of that.... And I grew up around old Ritcheys, riding with the Marin County old timers as a teenager.
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08-08-11, 09:29 AM
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Posted By dgodave

Whats is an H series? .

Whats is an H series?
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07-21-11, 09:07 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Its actually really fun to ride. Bit of a beast,...

Its actually really fun to ride. Bit of a beast, but no too much. And that 1st generation 6speed SIS still works like a charm. I'm really impressed with the sheer durability and stoutness of these...
07-21-11, 05:29 PM
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Posted By dgodave

Thanks. I like getting the mail on this bike. ...

Thanks. I like getting the mail on this bike. The rollercams are quaint, but I've had them for years on my Ritchey Ascent, and I dont really like em except for novelty value.
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07-21-11, 01:59 PM
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Posted By dgodave

....oops

....oops
07-21-11, 01:58 PM
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Posted By dgodave

I bought this lovely Schwinn High Sierra at a...

I bought this lovely Schwinn High Sierra at a garage sale a few weeks ago. Mechanically perfect with very little wear. $25 for a very solid tank of a bike:
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