Rad retro MTB stuff [MTB of any discipline]

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Rad retro MTB stuff [MTB of any discipline]
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Posted: Mar 9, 2014 at 8:50 Quote
jaron-g1 wrote:
Oh ok that may explain it then I got it as a box of bits all pretty mint tho mostly stx rc stuff never had one of these back then but it's a quick lil ride that's for sure. Had my trusty cannondale which I did everything on Wink still got the big forks too ! I fitted these after a big off and mag 21s self destructed in a blood covered mess ! Ps that's a cat hair not a scratch Wink
Bullet zzyx I ran these after snapping my mag 21s still work ok and like anything if you look after it and it s a quality unit it lasts

Zzzyzzzx fork! I wanted one of those for the longest time that or the rat stigma.

Posted: Mar 9, 2014 at 9:56 Quote
My brand new never used 1990 Marin Palisades trail with full LX components. Got it for $65.

Posted: Mar 9, 2014 at 21:59 Quote
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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 at 11:01 Quote
1996 Bontrager Privateer Comp

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It has been updated with a more modern 9 speed drivetrain. The Quadra fork was a little beat up and I wasn't interested in trying to replace the elastomers so I switched to a Kona P2 rigid fork.

This is not my "vintage" bike. This is my one and only mountain bike. Because of the use, I decided to go resto/mod in resurrecting it.

Posted: Mar 20, 2014 at 15:05 Quote
Little collection of Hope from their early years
Amongst my most precious is the new Ti screw on with disc mount.Far as im aware its the only one in existence.

Why have 6 bolt when you can have 3 or 4 or even 5 bolt spiders

Posted: Mar 30, 2014 at 7:23 Quote
Any other 90's vintage Mongoose (Mongeese) out there? I picked up a couple over the winter. I paid $40 each for both. The 1995 IBOC Zero-G needed very little. Unfortunately, the front Panaracer Dart had 2 cuts in the sidewall, so I put on some new Panaracer Comets and also upgraded the brakes to some period correct Deore LX to complete the LX groupset already on the bike. It's a 22" steel frame Tange so I use it like a gravel bike, but it does go well on the dirt too.

The 1996 Rockadile was a different story. It was in pretty sad shape so I decided to do some mods. Mainly I put on some wide 2.4" Panaracer Swoops and converted to 9-speed. Used it for a snow bike and it does pretty well. Still a work in progress... More info here: http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/02/05/bikerumor-pic-of-the-day-longview-lake-park-kc-mo/

Posted: Mar 30, 2014 at 8:09 Quote
I have a treat in my trunk right now that I think all of you will enjoy. I have a co-worker who asked if I would work on his bike for him. All I knew was that it was a Klein from the early/mid 90's. With no expectations, he brought it in. HOLY HELL!!! This was a one of a kind Klein Attitude with custom paint, it was used as a show bike at an Interbike back in the day. He bought it from a rep in Washington. So this is a real deal hand built in Chehalis bike. It has full XT only three things not period correct, front wheel, seat and tires....
94 95 Klein Attitude full XT pads for brakes and seatpost included custom paint for a Klein interbike booth. Hand built in Chehalis WA. Integrated steerer stem bar...
the guy who owns it is willing to sell if anyone want to throw him am offer.

Posted: Apr 4, 2014 at 11:31 Quote
My 1991 Kona Cinder Cone. Sits at 9.7kg

My 1991 Kona Cinder Cone. Built as a fast commuter and for some offroad every now and then. Weighs 9.7kg.

My 1991 Kona Cinder Cone. Built as a fast commuter and for some offroad every now and then. Weighs 9.7kg. Close up shot of my XT cranks XTR rear hub and KHE Mac2 Dirt rear tyre.

Spec list:
Frame: Kona Cinder Cone 1991
Fork: Kona P2 1991
Bars: FSA XC270
Grips: BLKMRKT Hauck Lock Ons.
Front tyre: Nobby Nic
Rear tyre: KHE Mac2 Dirt (new)
Front hub: Suntour XCM +-1991
Rear hub: old XTR 950
Rims: Ayara rims +-1991
Brakelever: Shimano 600 (1978?)
Brake: XT v-brake
Cranks: XT Hollowtech II 170mm
Seatpost: Amoeba Titanium
Seat: Selle Italia San Marco

Posted: Apr 4, 2014 at 11:58 Quote
I posted this elsewhere previously but I think it may be of more interest in this vintage thread...

I loaded up some podcasts while traveling to pick up a new bike and found this gem with Gary Fisher. Some really good history/opinion as told by Gary Fisher.

Cycle Systems Academy Podcast:

Posted: Apr 8, 2014 at 13:05 Quote
I had to do a write up about my Marin. Enjoy!


Posted: Apr 11, 2014 at 10:22 Quote
1997 BH supra 200 tup
ready for the streets
ready for the streets

Posted: Apr 14, 2014 at 10:33 Quote
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Posted: Apr 14, 2014 at 10:50 Quote
Bottom-left Ti fork looks hot! Wondering what that would weigh..

Posted: Apr 22, 2014 at 6:19 Quote
pepperoni wrote:
1997 BH supra 200 tup
ready for the streets
ready for the streets

tell me about the position of your rear derailleur, please!

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