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09-26-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 221,907
Posted By SoCaled

I think confusion/impersonation was the priority...

I think confusion/impersonation was the priority for the person who built my - "Pinalized Rockma Comp"
...
04-21-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,048
Posted By gthomson

I'm sure it was a ton of work and money but it...

I'm sure it was a ton of work and money but it does look FREAKIN awesome. When you can take an old bike and make it look better than anything currently available - KA-BAM!!!

Would like to do this...
04-02-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 281,550
Posted By munkymack

The Black Prince 2.0

I've got a few more additions to make, at which point I'll do a proper photoshoot. In the meantime, I present for your approval: The Black Prince 2.0
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04-02-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 975
Views: 281,550
Posted By daverup

I think I posted an earlier pic of my 89...

I think I posted an earlier pic of my 89 Diamondback Axis, but here it is again, up to date.
...
02-28-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By victorm

Ritchey Ultra

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02-27-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By majmt

Maybe Costco only sold them in “economy” 4-packs....

Maybe Costco only sold them in “economy” 4-packs.

It does look like a lot of bike for the money and Wilbur’s mods look great.
02-27-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Mr. 66

A very impressive build.

A very impressive build.
02-26-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Bianchigirll

Love the spiderweb paint. What was the original...

Love the spiderweb paint. What was the original running gear? I’m guessing it isn’t a full ChroMo frame.
02-26-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By katsup

Here are two that I recently finished. One is...

Here are two that I recently finished. One is built for show (rides with the lady), the other is built to shred.
...
02-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By motochick

NOS Paramount find!

Yesterday, I drove two hours each way to buy my husband a 1985 Centurion Elite RS (because it has nearly the same paint job as my '86 Ironman, matching bikes are cool) but I somehow ended up with two...
02-13-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,168
Posted By 3speedslow

Using this winter time to change my cruiser....

Using this winter time to change my cruiser. First was the headset replaced with a nice Tange Levin CD unit. Ended up milling the ID to fit the 30.2 cups but kept the 27 crown race diameter.
...
02-12-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5,388
Views: 612,119
Posted By nikku

Cannondale M300

Ď94 M300. When I got it it was in pretty good shape, but bars and stem had been replaced as had the shifters. I loved the ride and have taken it in some pretty rough stuff. After abusing it for a few...
02-11-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,388
Views: 612,119
Posted By Dylansbob

Chuck M It's a hair chilly (48F) and the...

Chuck M It's a hair chilly (48F) and the recommendations are to wait until it warms up a couple more degrees, so of course I've started with the second coat. (I know I should have had a bucket...
02-09-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5,388
Views: 612,119
Posted By Dylansbob

Not vintage, but my theft-recovery minivelo has...

Not vintage, but my theft-recovery minivelo has become a for testing paint. I had bought it years ago at Nashbar for pennies and promptly had it stolen a few weeks after getting it. When I...
02-07-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 552,891
Posted By OTS

Pic Assist t351937 ...

Pic Assist t351937

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02-06-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By veganbikes

Honestly not a terrible thing, sure heavy but...

Honestly not a terrible thing, sure heavy but that can be over come in different ways but overall it looks like a decent bike. Cheap but not crap. Tange tubing is decent enough and it looks like...
01-24-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 479,168
Posted By jamesj

Just picked this up the other day. A New...

Just picked this up the other day.
A New Belgium FELT cruiser from 2010 number 270, I've wanted this model for some time. Pretty much original, missing grip ends but pretty much all there. love the...
12-27-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 975
Views: 281,550
Posted By sloppy12

Working on bringing this back from the dead. ...

Working on bringing this back from the dead.



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12-02-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71,677
Views: 11,666,434
Posted By sheddle

Various Specialized-s for $190 for the lot. ...

Various Specialized-s for $190 for the lot.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/bik/d/marysville-three-old-school-specialized/7415296051.html

...
11-17-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,311,906
Posted By dookie

This was an early Covid project... My '92...

This was an early Covid project...

My '92 Paramount Series 90 (owned since new), silver-brazed Prestige built by the Keirin guys @ Panasonic. Specialized BB-1 drops w/Nitto MT-11, XC-Pro 1x7s...
10-19-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 131,452
Posted By justcynn

I ...

I
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09-22-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By thook

:p FIFY

:p FIFY
09-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By mstateglfr

Thats just an Ultegra bottom bracket. But you...

Thats just an Ultegra bottom bracket. But you can use it with a 105 or Tiagra crankset too. Even Sora and Claris are HT2 now. Decide how much you want to spend and buy whichever crankset level...
09-02-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 131,452
Posted By esasjl

'98 Palomar

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09-01-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 131,452
Posted By pressed001

Looking back at the Tempest when I first built it...

Looking back at the Tempest when I first built it is pretty amazing. It is a nice memory to look back on. That was my first bike build and I have learned so much since then.

I decided a while ago...
08-18-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By fleslider

Yup definitely a 1987 Model. that font of the...

Yup definitely a 1987 Model. that font of the Ascent was only for 1987. I had one when i was growing up got it new in 1987, although mine was red, the same color as the 86 model, but 1987 graphics...
08-09-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,187
Posted By zandoval

What a beautiful bicycle... The polished aluminum...

What a beautiful bicycle... The polished aluminum and chrome radiating cleanliness and care of manufacture.

I have been a little disappointed with allot of expensive quality bicycle components...
08-06-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,591
Posted By DorkDisk

I still ride a lot of 26ers. In the city, I am...

I still ride a lot of 26ers. In the city, I am untouchable for a half block. Then 700c passes me. In the woods, its more nimble and fun, where large wheels are smoother over bumps
08-03-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By Devilmedic

930. ...

930.
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07-31-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By Sir_Name

New shoes for the RockHopper :) ...

New shoes for the RockHopper :)

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07-20-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14,887
Views: 3,621,854
Posted By tyler_fred

An acquaintance wanted to get rid of this Diamond...

An acquaintance wanted to get rid of this Diamond Back, so I accepted it. I've got to figure out what to do with it. I believe it is circa '95 or '96.
He also gave me a new 8sp chain and a Minora...
07-19-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14,887
Views: 3,621,854
Posted By rustystrings61

FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus,...

FB Marketplace find - a 1988 Specialized Sirrus, which is allegedly the same frame as the Allez but with 105 parts instead of 600. Asking price was $65, $50 got it into my truck - and it's even my...
07-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By merziac

Some of the polishes and treatments now days can...

Some of the polishes and treatments now days can really bring bike whatever is left of the paint. This paint while faded looks to be in pretty good shape, I would do my best to revive and shine this...
07-11-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Hope this qualifies. ...

Hope this qualifies.
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07-07-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 1,235
Posted By mgopack42

Nbd

Still getting it set up. this is basically right out of the box... will get it on the (gravel) road this weekend! I will get a better picture after it is set up, but for now I will have to live...
06-28-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By Chach0

Here's another recent build that wasn't supposed...

Here's another recent build that wasn't supposed to happen... this started out as a parts bike for my chrome '86 frame but then this color grew on me so I had to build it too.... this is also an '86...
06-26-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,530
Posted By Deepcherry

I ordered them on the website, after consulting...

I ordered them on the website, after consulting with them about colour choices. I didn't see my colour scheme offered in the online shop but they were happy to create this order to my specifications.
06-20-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,691,831
Posted By DarKris

Well NBD was last week and despite a less than...

Well NBD was last week and despite a less than stellar experience with the bike shop I got it from I now have my first carbon bike

...
06-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By capnjonny

I have spruced up quite a few bikes with faded...

I have spruced up quite a few bikes with faded paint. Here is what I do

strip everything off frame and fork
wipe everything with paint thinner or wd 40 to remove the heavy grease.
Wash with ...
06-18-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By Deepcherry

The finest cutting compound I have used is Tamiya...

The finest cutting compound I have used is Tamiya Polishing 'Compound', it is a liquid paste cutting compound designed for plastic scale model polishing. Absolutely incredible stuff, and much more...
06-15-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By tendency

It's hard for me to say w/out seeing the bike in...

It's hard for me to say w/out seeing the bike in person. You'll first need to either remove what's left of the existing clearcoat (which can be done by gentle sanding or using a clear coat removing...
06-15-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,691,831
Posted By mikehuangsd

just finished this gravel build based on a...

just finished this gravel build

based on a 2007 Trek 7000 hybrid frame

700x42c tires
34t front, 11-40 back
L-TWOO levers
...
06-14-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By dbhouston

Beautiful bikes, and totally deserving of some...

Beautiful bikes, and totally deserving of some love. Did you see that era of Specialized MTN bikes getting some retro-love at Unbound Gravel this year?...
06-14-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By Kabuki12

I would try a wax based non abrasive approach as...

I would try a wax based non abrasive approach as bike paint is very thin and decals can be damaged easily. The wax will bring shine where possible without too much damage , in my experience of...
06-14-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,397
Posted By randyjawa

Were those bikes mine, I would start with the...

Were those bikes mine, I would start with the less aggressive approach - Mother's Cleaning Wax, to see if that achieves the results that I seek. Polishing compound would be next on my list but only...
06-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By Unca_Sam

I object to the destruction of a rare color!

I object to the destruction of a rare color!
06-09-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,982
Posted By USAZorro

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an...

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an instance when some guy responded to one of my Craigslist offerings about a dozen years ago. I was listing a fully overhauled 198x Schwinn Traveler for...
06-07-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By stucon

Nice Diamondback Apex

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06-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By Chach0

Here's a recent build on my end. 1986 Diamond...

Here's a recent build on my end. 1986 Diamond Back Ascent. https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/diamond0_4c11ee39b126769d0b9815e6f0317ca42fa705d7.jpg...
06-03-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8,269
Views: 2,660,885
Posted By AlmostGreenGuy

It's been a while since I've posted, so here's...

It's been a while since I've posted, so here's the current status of most of my vintage mountain bikes. There are plenty of others, but they haven't quite been refurbished yet. I've also got a couple...
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