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 5, 2018 at 22:59 Quote
That's sweet! Love suspension stems!

I remember when Girvin & Softride were the only cats around. Back then I must have been 11 or 12 years old and wanted one so bad. By the time I could afford a good bike let alone a aftermarket products elastomer forks were all the rage. Suspension stems passed me by until recently. I've had a chance to buy, rebuild and sell quite a few awesome old school suspension products. Only ones I keep are marzocchi though. They last.

The fork from this one is still being used my a good friend. He loves it! Miss the frame though...just not enough space..
RM9

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 at 12:48 Quote
Hey guys,

I just found an early 90s, steel, Giant ATX frame that I want to build up.

I don't know too much about square taper BB's. I need to find a square taper crankset for this bad boy. Are there any compatibility issues I need to consider? Or do square taper cranks simply work with all square taper BBs

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 at 15:12 Quote
pdon wrote:
Hey guys,

I just found an early 90s, steel, Giant ATX frame that I want to build up.

I don't know too much about square taper BB's. I need to find a square taper crankset for this bad boy. Are there any compatibility issues I need to consider? Or do square taper cranks simply work with all square taper BBs

Generally they do, if you avoid Campagnolo and some very niche products. But there are different spindle lengths. Older cranks tend to need longer spindles.

XT or DX cranks from the early 90s need 122 to 126mm spindle length.

Square taper BB's also come in either 68mm or 73mm BSA and 70mm ITA. You will likely need a BSA BB. You can use a 73mm BB in a 68mm frame, by putting a spacer on the driveside. 68mm BB in a 73mm BB housing will not work.

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 at 23:15 Quote
Here is my retro ride...1996 Litespeed Obed, this is the first time the frame has ever been built up!

Posted: Mar 21, 2018 at 7:20 Quote
pyromaniac wrote:
pdon wrote:
Hey guys,

I just found an early 90s, steel, Giant ATX frame that I want to build up.

I don't know too much about square taper BB's. I need to find a square taper crankset for this bad boy. Are there any compatibility issues I need to consider? Or do square taper cranks simply work with all square taper BBs

Generally they do, if you avoid Campagnolo and some very niche products. But there are different spindle lengths. Older cranks tend to need longer spindles.

XT or DX cranks from the early 90s need 122 to 126mm spindle length.

Square taper BB's also come in either 68mm or 73mm BSA and 70mm ITA. You will likely need a BSA BB. You can use a 73mm BB in a 68mm frame, by putting a spacer on the driveside. 68mm BB in a 73mm BB housing will not work.

Thanks guy,

Super helpful.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 at 14:30 Quote
thedad71 wrote:
my 1991 Kirk Revolution, mostly original parts fully restored and now my runaround bike
My latest project completed. Kirk Magnesium from about 1993. Either original parts or of the same era. Very pleased with it.

Are these cast magnesium, or did i make that up. Looks dead futuristic for the time.

(cancel that just seen the decal on chainstay)

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 at 14:32 Quote
Pretty close to my ultimate spec on this build.
Will maybe swap the shock for an Avalanche in the future but the Manitou is functionally sweet as a nut.

Yeti Lawwill DH9 Avalanche Marzocchi Shiver DC Manitou Swinger Ti coil Hope Mono 6ti 225 205mm discs XTR-M952 BB crank shifter mech Avid Rollamajig MRP Yeti rollers Hope headset Mavic D321 on 20mm front amp rear hubs Thomson post Charge saddle RaceFace bar ODI Yeti grips.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 at 15:38 Quote
Im running zee cranks 36t
Atx team
pdon wrote:
Hey guys,

I just found an early 90s, steel, Giant ATX frame that I want to build up.

I don't know too much about square taper BB's. I need to find a square taper crankset for this bad boy. Are there any compatibility issues I need to consider? Or do square taper cranks simply work with all square taper BBs

Posted: May 30, 2018 at 10:33 Quote
1992ish GT RTS - I need some bushing for the rear suspension bottom linkage. I will post more pictures later
1992 GT RTS
  1992 GT RTS

1997 Kona A'HA
1997 Kona A HA stars amp bars set up as beach cruiser.
  1997 Kona A'HA stars & bars, set up as beach cruiser.

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 21:31 Quote
Seeing a pic of that Giant ATX is bringing back floods of memories of my teens and mountain biking, i love it!

Just finished my post modern rebuild of an Orange C16r -

Before -

how it arrived...

After -

finished

I love the simplicity of a rigid mountain bike, only thing is I now don't want to get it too dirty haha!

Posted: Jun 6, 2018 at 1:57 Quote
Ruffryder01 wrote:
Seeing a pic of that Giant ATX is bringing back floods of memories of my teens and mountain biking, i love it!

Just finished my post modern rebuild of an Orange C16r -

Before - (...)
After - (...)

I love the simplicity of a rigid mountain bike, only thing is I now don't want to get it too dirty haha!

Beautifully done! Wink

Posted: Jun 23, 2018 at 12:43 Quote
Yo. Just wanted to abuse the use of this forum. I have a set of Manitou SX Carbon Forks from 1996 for sale on eBay. I need them gone soon as I’m moving to Switzerland and don’t want to bin them since they are kinda rare and still work fine last time I checked. Link is https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273317217986

Sorry for abusing the forum but I need to sell this. Soooooo sorry not sorry

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 at 13:17 Quote
Is '96 vintage enough? Fisher XCaliber. Currently my Judy XC's elastomers have turned to dust. If anyone here is selling late 90's-early 00's suspension forks, I'm a motivated buyer.


Posted: Jul 20, 2018 at 14:53 Quote
http://www.bikerecyclery.com/suspension/?sort=newest

This could help you out.


 
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