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07-27-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By rob_ralph

Evapo-rust before and after pics. After pics is...

Evapo-rust before and after pics. After pics is from leaving these parts submerged overnight. Rinse and wipe the next day, I wont use anything else
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06-08-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,334
Posted By rob_ralph

Lot's of that here in So Cal too. When surfing...

Lot's of that here in So Cal too. When surfing through CL I select wheel size in the filter on the left side, that will eliminate all those kids bikes. The deals are less frequent now for sure but...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By rob_ralph

Paint still looks great. Mine was faded on the...

Paint still looks great. Mine was faded on the top tube and top of stem. Great pick up for him!!
06-08-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By rob_ralph

Last Friday was National donut day!!!

Last Friday was National donut day!!!
11-22-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fed739ae_f02a_494c_9477_b2af92da92c2_0565d362f8462abf1a970865ba4e319a74962ee4.jpeg
The Karakoram corral
10-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

The GT Karakoram corral..... ...

The GT Karakoram corral.....

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10-09-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,586
Posted By rob_ralph

saw your post and I have a 3TTT stem that some of...

saw your post and I have a 3TTT stem that some of the reply’s mention here. It was in a big box of parts I bought recently and it looks to be unused. I am not a road bike guy so I am looking to move...
09-05-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By rob_ralph

send PM

send PM
09-05-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By rob_ralph

Among all of disassembled/broken stuff, it was...

Among all of disassembled/broken stuff, it was mostly mtb parts, Cook Bros crank arm (R only), XTR shifter and hubs, Suntout xc pro crankset, deore dx shifters and hubs, 7/8 speed cassettes and a lot...
Forum: BMX
09-05-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,146
Posted By rob_ralph

Mike was one of the biggest air guys of his time

Mike was one of the biggest air guys of his time
09-05-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By rob_ralph

Stem ID

Recent puchase included a box of misc parts, wheels, etc. This interesting looking stem was included in the box. I'm a 90's mtn bike guy so this is unfamiliar to me.
Any ideas??

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08-04-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,127
Posted By rob_ralph

What is the Shimano contact info? Like to look...

What is the Shimano contact info? Like to look into it myself as well.
12-19-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

We'll see if Santa brings anything. Otherwise...

We'll see if Santa brings anything. Otherwise I'll just spin the rear wheel and break out the liquid paper. :beer:
12-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

A recent pick up in SoCal. Was missing a few of...

A recent pick up in SoCal. Was missing a few of the original DX components, but now complete.
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12-02-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 101,119
Posted By rob_ralph

Stable of 7 triple triangle....('89 Team...

Stable of 7 triple triangle....('89 Team Avalanche not shown)

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12-02-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4,509
Views: 455,481
Posted By rob_ralph

Picked this up about a month ago for only $40 but...

Picked this up about a month ago for only $40 but was missing brake calipers and didn't have any of the original DX components. I had a pretty complete DX set from another bike I parted out and got...
11-14-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,238
Posted By rob_ralph

Right place, right time about a year and half...

Right place, right time about a year and half ago. Found a Rivendell Romulus at a local Goodwill and gladly paid the $39.95 on the tag. Brought it home, washed it for a quick flip. Was a great boost...
10-31-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

What I've accumulated in the GT stable over the...

What I've accumulated in the GT stable over the last couple years.

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02-28-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,359
Posted By rob_ralph

ssshhhhhhhh!!

ssshhhhhhhh!!
02-20-18, 11:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,359
Posted By rob_ralph

I am in So Cal and have had pretty good luck...

I am in So Cal and have had pretty good luck flipping a couple bikes lately. Made close to $1000 on 3 bikes....

'90 DB APEX mtb - $50, sold for $300
'03 Rivendell Romulus - $39.99 (Goodwill),...
01-03-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By rob_ralph

No, that one was $20. It's a '92 GT Richter...

No, that one was $20.
It's a '92 GT Richter 8.0 and in November I found it's twin for $50
01-03-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,374
Posted By rob_ralph

My niche is 90's mtb (GT, Diamondback, neon,...

My niche is 90's mtb (GT, Diamondback, neon, splatter paint), I set the search value at $85 and go from there. If I see something I like my first qualifier is metal pedals...bikes with metal pedals...
01-03-18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,754
Posted By rob_ralph

On all the bike's I pick up on CL, I clean with...

On all the bike's I pick up on CL, I clean with gasoline and small paint brush. Once re-greased back together I clean with a degreaser from dollar tree and a baby bottle brush.
01-03-18, 12:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,842
Posted By rob_ralph

HA....my limit is $80

HA....my limit is $80
11-26-17, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

My latest addition....

My latest addition....
10-29-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,410
Posted By rob_ralph

When you see a neon or "splatter" paint job and...

When you see a neon or "splatter" paint job and actually appreciate it.
10-29-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,509
Views: 455,481
Posted By rob_ralph

Picked this up real quick. Ended up installing...

Picked this up real quick. Ended up installing new elastomers and passing it on.
10-31-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 38,692
Posted By rob_ralph

I have had a great time picking up old GT's here...

I have had a great time picking up old GT's here in So Cal for next to nothing......the 2 pictured I got for $20 each. They were both really dirty but a blast to tear em down, regrease/lube...
01-02-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,422
Posted By rob_ralph

Mongoose had some decent mountain bikes late 80's...

Mongoose had some decent mountain bikes late 80's early 90's.....Tomac rode them (with a mullet) in the early years of NORBA.
The middle bike is an IBOC Pro, came with a complete Deore DX group.
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12-30-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,764
Posted By rob_ralph

Really good used bikes are out there for sure....

Really good used bikes are out there for sure. Just picked up this '91 Karakoram Elite for $40. Early 90's GT, Diamondback or Giant with Deore LX, DX or XT components are good bikes that you can find...
12-30-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

A nice find for Christmas, but they are starting...

A nice find for Christmas, but they are starting to add up. Good thing I found a bike rack at the thrift store
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12-21-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By rob_ralph

How did that DB Accent clean up for you? There is...

How did that DB Accent clean up for you? There is one out here in SoCal just like yours...even blue, asking $20
12-20-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,711
Posted By rob_ralph

I;m an 80's fan. Wild, crazy and bright. 494287

I;m an 80's fan. Wild, crazy and bright.
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12-17-15, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

There is a frame available in So Cal if you're...

There is a frame available in So Cal if you're interested......

GT all-terrain bicycle frame (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/bik/5326267307.html)
12-08-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,069
Posted By rob_ralph

I own several '90-92 mtn bikes. Love 'em, but...

I own several '90-92 mtn bikes. Love 'em, but only buy one's with Deore LX/DX/XT components and have not paid more than $65 for any of them.

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12-04-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,034
Posted By rob_ralph

This one just came up in SoCal. Fully rigid,...

This one just came up in SoCal. Fully rigid, Tange tubing, Deore DX components.....

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5342523404.html
12-04-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,846
Posted By rob_ralph

I did the Specialized sit test at a LBS...it...

I did the Specialized sit test at a LBS...it directed me to the Henge MTB saddle. I went cheap and got the "sport" model ($35) and could not be happier with it on my full rigid Karakoram. Recently...
12-04-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63,928
Views: 9,840,624
Posted By rob_ralph

Here's another that popped up in SoCal. Great...

Here's another that popped up in SoCal. Great bike for the price....IMO

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/5342523404.html
11-29-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,034
Posted By rob_ralph

Giant ATX 770, 780 series GT Avalanche,...

Giant ATX 770, 780 series
GT Avalanche, Karakoram
Mt. Shasta (made by GT) Pechanga, Tempest
Diamondback Axis, Accent EX

I have purchased 4 bikes in the last year with DX/XT components here in...
11-29-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,915
Posted By rob_ralph

In that year, the only group better than DX was...

In that year, the only group better than DX was the XT. I personally like the DX components and only buy the old bikes that have that group. Did you purchase the DX group you have or strip it from...
11-21-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,754
Posted By rob_ralph

About those bargains.......picked this up two...

About those bargains.......picked this up two weeks ago. $20......YES $20
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11-21-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,879
Posted By rob_ralph

Have 4 now, all acquired over the last year....

Have 4 now, all acquired over the last year. Worked a LBS when I was younger and these were all the rage. Ridden all but the Avalanche to date, she still needs a few things.
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11-19-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7,939
Views: 2,286,398
Posted By rob_ralph

'91 GT Avalanche 488950

'91 GT Avalanche
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Views: 9,889
Posted By rob_ralph

They are both '91, have seen a few more pop up...

They are both '91, have seen a few more pop up recently here in SoCal, great bikes. Everyone I've picked up was sold because the front shifter didn't work, so I have become pretty good at...
Replies: 17
Views: 9,889
Posted By rob_ralph

They are both '91, have seen a few more pop up...

They are both '91, have seen a few more pop up recently here in SoCal, great bikes. Everyone I've picked up was sold because the front shifter didn't work, so I have become pretty good at...
Replies: 17
Views: 9,889
Posted By rob_ralph

Just recently picked these up. Paid $60, 60, 65...

Just recently picked these up. Paid $60, 60, 65 and 20.....all rigid, all Deore DX. The Mongoose may go to a friend soon, the others are gonna hang around a while.488876488877
Forum: Commuting
11-18-15, 06:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 93,541
Posted By rob_ralph

488805488808 Used to work a LBS late 80's-early...

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Used to work a LBS late 80's-early 90's in So Cal, just getting back into it. Picked these up recently......Love these bikes!
09-07-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,001
Posted By rob_ralph

Hey Tigman, did you end up getting that Zaskar??

Hey Tigman, did you end up getting that Zaskar??
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