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01-31-15, 05:32 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Project progress: ...

Project progress:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7501/16115315048_d49a8d4d51_b.jpg
The camera wasn't able to catch the neon colours accurately in sunny daylight. Live the colours are slightly...
07-23-14, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Awesome. I have weak spot for bonded...

Awesome. I have weak spot for bonded mountainbikes. My 1st proper bike was bonded and they look distinctive, so that is probably why. Unfortunately never encountered the right Litage on the Dutch 2nd...
02-27-14, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Years ago I bought an old stock of AC boosters in...

Years ago I bought an old stock of AC boosters in multiple colors and a DH crankset with single machined ring. All very nice stuff. I remember seeing the boosters in the German BIKE magazin in the...
02-25-14, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

The SkyExpension is the Euro equivilent of the...

The SkyExpension is the Euro equivilent of the Miyata Elevation 12,000

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b179/VintageMiyata/H-BallMiyataElevation12.jpg
02-25-14, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Grafton brakes on the BikePro website >>>...

Grafton brakes on the BikePro website >>> http://www.bikepro.com/products/brakes/brakecanti/grafton.shtml

Grafton catalog on Retrobike >>> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/10879-2/Grafton.pdf
02-25-14, 06:25 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Close up pics, but you don't see much, as the...

Close up pics, but you don't see much, as the brakes sit hidden behind the burly boosters.

Grafton cantis, AC boosters

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3785/12745184663_d967c0b2d0_c.jpg
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02-24-14, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Sorry :innocent: Yes, I do ride it. I don't ride...

Sorry :innocent: Yes, I do ride it. I don't ride it like Herbold used to do with his bikes, but it sees some cyclepath on Sundays. For the vintage downhill experience I have a Verlicchi.
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02-24-14, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3810/12745087105_d0b...

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3810/12745087105_d0bb98dfc0_b.jpg

Speed is sweet.
12-31-13, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

I haven't found anything yet. I think they were...

I haven't found anything yet. I think they were Taiwanese and I vaguely recall they were elastomer forks. Not one of the main fork suppliers in Holland in the early 90s. Rock Shox, Manitou, Marzocchi...
12-31-13, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Another Chill Pill pic >>> ...

Another Chill Pill pic >>>

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8469/8361535655_5bb7b63712_c.jpg
12-31-13, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

A couple Onza catalogs >>>...

A couple Onza catalogs >>> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Onza/Catalogues/

I think I have some literature on Ballistic. Will have a look.
10-22-13, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Gazelle offered a model with the same frame: the...

Gazelle offered a model with the same frame: the Skyhawk. An all XT bike. It was Gazelle's top of the line offering for the production bikes. Above it sat the handbuilt in Dieren Champion Mondial ATB...
08-25-13, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Very nice RidgeRunner, oddjob2. I have a one and...

Very nice RidgeRunner, oddjob2. I have a one and two year younger RR. You can clearly see the evolution, even though there is only 2 years difference.
08-17-13, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

That will be in Arnhem. Hopefully we'll see the...

That will be in Arnhem. Hopefully we'll see the first result of his efforts upcoming spring.
08-17-13, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Overhere many in particlar small schools are...

Overhere many in particlar small schools are shutting down. A collector-friend bought an old school and is planning to establish a mountainbike museum. He has hundreds of bikes. In his collection are...
08-16-13, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Very nice. You have nice bikes. MTB's of this era...

Very nice. You have nice bikes. MTB's of this era are rare in Europe. My oldest bike is a Goat from '88. Oh ...and the answer on your quiz is Moots. The last pic gave it away. Looking forward to more...
08-04-13, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Nice :love: Hope you will be in the position to...

Nice :love: Hope you will be in the position to acquire it back some day.
02-12-13, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Thanks for sharing the Marin Team FRS. Brings...

Thanks for sharing the Marin Team FRS. Brings back memories from a yuppie making a mobile phonecall on his Team FRS, back in 1995. I were a fortunate cyclist too with my Koga SkyCarbolite, but I did...
02-06-13, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

@maym036 Yes, that's a Judy DH. I think the...

@maym036
Yes, that's a Judy DH. I think the Judy came available late '94, early '95. Iron Horse carried the FS Works from 1992 to '95 or even '96 - I don't know exactly, as there was no Iron Horse...
02-06-13, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

BUT Toby Henderson's Iron Horse had a blue seat...

BUT Toby Henderson's Iron Horse had a blue seat as well, so he is in good company :) >>

http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q359/MC-COMP/IHTom800w.jpg
12-08-12, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

You're Manitou is not unique in that. They pretty...

You're Manitou is not unique in that. They pretty much all do. One time I was offered a repaired Manitou FS. I didn't take it, but the seller hadn't much difficulties with finding a buyer for it.
11-18-12, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Cool! Show us some pics when done :)

Cool! Show us some pics when done :)
11-18-12, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Grove made two bar/stem-combos: - the...

Grove made two bar/stem-combos:
- the 'Hammerhead'
- the heat-treated 'Hothead'

The shown Assault has a Hothead. Detail pics of the Grove Hammerhead variation:
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11-17-12, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

There are older pics, but I have only a few of...

There are older pics, but I have only a few of the Yo in its current setup. In these pics the V-brakes were just replaced by Crystal Design cantis with Grafton FatFinger hangers. Suntour XC Pro...
11-17-12, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Nice Fat Chance score :thumb: Don't know...

Nice Fat Chance score :thumb:

Don't know whether I've put my slightly younger example up already, but here it is:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7618092100_40ff2555b9_b.jpg
08-12-12, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Nice bike, but it is later than '94

Nice bike, but it is later than '94
08-09-12, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

The elevated chainstay design offered the...

The elevated chainstay design offered the possibilty of creating a shorter rear end. Rings vs tire clearance was no longer a constraint. Next to that it also eliminates chainsuck.

It wasn't a Koga...
08-09-12, 03:28 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Very interesting. We didn't have welded steel...

Very interesting. We didn't have welded steel bottom of the line Miyatas (Koga-Miyatas) like this in Holland. On the other hand the US didn't have the welded aluminum e-stay.
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07-24-12, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

In the dunes that seperate Holland from the North...

In the dunes that seperate Holland from the North Sea.
07-23-12, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

I do not know whether it is 'that one', but I...

I do not know whether it is 'that one', but I acquired it through Mp a couple weeks ago. Located near Rotterdam. I've taken a look, but I don't find one near The Hague.
07-23-12, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

'Rude Rudy' is not my first Verlicchi. I already...

'Rude Rudy' is not my first Verlicchi. I already have a Verlicchi and I covered many enjoyable miles with it. Here the proof:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m52/elev5k/IkopVerlicchi1800.jpg
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07-23-12, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Thx for the kind words. The paint is called...

Thx for the kind words. The paint is called Aquamarine fade or Aquafade. With the many clears the paint still has a very deep gloss after all those years. First class Serotta quality.
07-22-12, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Thanks. Rude Rudy was built by the Italian...

Thanks. Rude Rudy was built by the Italian manufacturer Verlicchi. Rider Dave Cullinan piloted his Verlicchi, a frame similar to this one, to the UCI Downhill world title in Bromont in 1992. It was...
07-21-12, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Most recent pic of my Yo ...

Most recent pic of my Yo

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7618092100_52ad1eee47_h.jpg
07-21-12, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

New project : Rudy Project :) ...

New project : Rudy Project :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7610984016_c6dd52fb9b_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7610974390_843815e79e_b.jpg
05-26-12, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

My Yeti Ultimate uses the same outer able push...

My Yeti Ultimate uses the same outer able push movement. Koga-Miyatas of MY91 came with the same system too. Btw with your mech it looks like the mech is modified with a Weinmann brake calliper bit...
05-08-12, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Very nice. Nice Kooka cranks too.

Very nice. Nice Kooka cranks too.
10-12-11, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Very nice. My 1st proper MTB had a frame like...

Very nice. My 1st proper MTB had a frame like that, but with carbon tubing in front triangle and titanium tubing in the rear triangle. Same lugs, same geometry. My Koga ValleyRunner is a frame like...
02-24-11, 05:03 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

No, not yet. As soon as I have them I put them up...

No, not yet. As soon as I have them I put them up here. The Gazelle project is nearing completion. It has a classic style geometry and Campagnolo Euclid gruppo.
02-24-11, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

the abominable snowman and his favourite diner

Nice !

We do not have Miyata MTBs of that era overhere.


My current project is a Gazelle Champion Mondial ATB, but this will be next one >>
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11-22-10, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/94/234350819_9dd3d6...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/94/234350819_9dd3d63555_b.jpg

You can view more pics of it under this photo link. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92056929@N00/)
07-29-10, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

That's early. That's nice :love:

That's early. That's nice :love:
04-29-10, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Thank you. Yes, I appreciate her too. Not only...

Thank you. Yes, I appreciate her too. Not only the aesthetics btw. The ride is very good. On your Q: Still too many, I do not know exactly.

Of course the WTB comes with WTB's own patented Grease...
04-28-10, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

Here is my buddy, the bike leaning against a tree...

Here is my buddy, the bike leaning against a tree in post 1207

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4560851993_a556a5b716_b.jpg
04-25-10, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

That is really me & my buddy standing in the...

That is really me & my buddy standing in the woods, but it could be that my friend, who is a professional photographer, did some retouches.
04-14-10, 04:25 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

me & my buddy ...

me & my buddy

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4521945354_94a53cf6df_o.jpg
03-04-10, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

I do know the final result and I can unveil also...

I do know the final result and I can unveil also that is beautifull. I'll have to snap some pics. The forks will be quite pricey, but from a French connection I heard that Steve could still make him...
03-03-10, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

I am not sure whether I showed it already but...

I am not sure whether I showed it already but this is the frame >>

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/3107501880_a2f0666930.jpg

...and this is the fork >>
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08-08-09, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Elev12k

That is a very nice bike cs1 Not so much...

That is a very nice bike cs1

Not so much Techniums where I live. You rarely see a DynaTech, but Techniums are really like a hen's teeth. My Technium was bought in Israel and moved with its owner...
08-08-09, 03:40 AM
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Posted By Elev12k

Sourced this bike for a Girl I am regularly...

Sourced this bike for a Girl I am regularly riding with. It is an early 90s Raleigh USA Technium Instinct >>

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/3791849640_131f503eba_b.jpg
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