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08-29-13, 10:23 AM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

That's a great looking Ross! I love those Sugino...

That's a great looking Ross! I love those Sugino 50.4 cranks.



You might notice a difference on longer rides. I'm 6' and I usually ride 170mm cranks. On a few older mtbs I've picked up and on...
04-30-13, 10:42 AM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

Nice score. What's the story with that bottle...

Nice score. What's the story with that bottle cage mount? It looks pretty cool, does it require a 4-bolt stem? Any manufacturer/model info on it?
04-20-13, 07:19 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

My first bi-plane fork!

Picked up a 1984(ish) Stumpjumper Sport XT yesterday.

At 20.5", it's a little too small for me, but the price was too good to pass up and it should work well for my girlfriend (possibly as-is, but...
02-21-13, 12:01 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

The 85 catalog says they came in 18", 21", and...

The 85 catalog says they came in 18", 21", and 23".

I'm really enjoying the way mine is built up now. The only things I'm not crazy about are the really slack geometry (70/70) and the really long...
02-20-13, 11:26 AM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

I stand corrected! Very cool, that looks like the...

I stand corrected! Very cool, that looks like the Univega welding to me. Looks like it produces some nice results.
02-19-13, 11:52 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

That first picture is fillet brazing. Although...

That first picture is fillet brazing. Although you can see the color there from the brazing, fillet brazing actually creates a completely smooth surface. That Univega is tig welded, it's just not...
02-19-13, 07:24 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

I know there is fillet brazing, is fillet welding...

I know there is fillet brazing, is fillet welding something different?

I don't think that Univega used fillet brazing on any of their frames. What you are seeing is probably just some nice...
02-14-13, 02:26 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

http://images.craigslist.org/3M83Fd3Hd5Ge5E55H4d29...

http://images.craigslist.org/3M83Fd3Hd5Ge5E55H4d29807a3662a0911bcc.jpg

Those are some heavy looking welds.. they don't really do it for me but I guess maybe they have to look like that because of...
01-27-13, 02:42 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

Prestige + XT + celeste splatter paint job =...

Prestige + XT + celeste splatter paint job = great score!



How does he like those vuelta zerolite wheels? I've thought about ordering them to get a lighter wheelset on my cimarron, but I was...
11-07-12, 02:43 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

The larger of these is an '85 and has a regular...

The larger of these is an '85 and has a regular Tange MTB tubing sticker and two bottle mounts on the downtube. The smaller one is an 86, doesn't have a tubing sticker, and has one bottle mount on...
11-07-12, 02:15 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

They're multiplying! ...

They're multiplying!

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5869/dscn2228sm.jpg

I bought one of these Diamondback Apexes off craigslist for the Deerhead parts and then a month later another one...
07-11-12, 10:36 AM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

Anybody see this 88 Cimmaron go for 400+ on ebay?...

Anybody see this 88 Cimmaron go for 400+ on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280915804750

Are we witnessing a resurgence in the value of vintage mtbs?
07-02-12, 06:15 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

That's a beauty! When you lock up, do you do...

That's a beauty!

When you lock up, do you do anything special to secure that brooks (cable lock)? I'd be worried about someone popping the quick release and just walking off with it. I recently...
05-09-12, 03:16 PM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

Chris: Nice High Sierra, that looks like a great...

Chris: Nice High Sierra, that looks like a great setup! I'm loving the black chrome finish, it looks even better in person than in photos.

realestvin: Ha nice, the high angled stem and the riser...
05-09-12, 08:59 AM
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Posted By mainstreetexile

Despite trying to not buy any new bikes, this...

Despite trying to not buy any new bikes, this followed me home for cheap from the parking lot of the trexlertown swap meet last weekend:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5484/schwinnsierra.jpg
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