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    Name that Frame

    Picked up this frame off craigslist and put together the rest with spare parts for a friend who had a bike stolen. I have not been able to find anyone who recognizes this frame so I thought I would ask here. It feels really solid and should be a lot of fun to ride.




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    Mantis, or Haro......
    What does Marsellus Wallace look like, A BIT*H?

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    Mantis would be my guess too.

    How are the welds? Any chance it is someone's "garage" attempt at building a Yeti Ultimate project?

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    Welds are solid, doesn't appear to be a garage build but who knows.

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    There was a bike like this branded with the Alpinestars name back in about ooooohhhh.... 93'ish...

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    All of those came to mind so I checked them out. The Nishiki Alien and the Mantis used a bolt on rear triangle. The Alpinestars that I came across (the aluminum was the Al Mega) had flat top tubes. I have no idea what this bike is. You might want to post these pics in the Vintage/Retro board and ask them.
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    I'm gonna guess it's a Haro Extreme.

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    I don't think it's a Haro either. The bolt on dropout is what's throwing me.
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    Dexter. I think we should name it "Dexter".

    I don't think it's an Alpinestars. I have one of those in my garage.

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    It's definitely not a Nishiki. Those had a straight TT. It does resemble the Haro, but the cable routing is different. Haro had a rear brake on the chainstay, not the seatstay. This is really confusing! It looks exactly like the Haro and could have redone cable guides, but why go to that sort of trouble?

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    Funk?

    I was gonna say Alpinestars. Since everybody did an elevated chainstay bike it's hard to tell.
    I think Funk did a few as well. It has the big Funk like tubes.
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    HEY, I had one of those back in the day ('94~ish). It's a Haro Extreme, made out of 4130. I had an AMP linkage fork on mine IIRC. They also made an AL version of the Extreme called, you guessed it, Extreme AL (or was it AL Extreme). As flexy as that BB was, it still climbed very well.

    BTW, Yeti also made an elevated stay AL frame veeery close to this (I think Yeti was the originator of this design) w/ a one piece looped rear chain/seat stay like their FRO HT back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y
    HEY, I had one of those back in the day ('94~ish). It's a Haro Extreme, made out of 4130. I had an AMP linkage fork on mine IIRC.
    You iz smard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    You iz smard.
    Sorry man, didn't mean to treat you like your wife treat you when you talk. Just didn't see your post till after I threw mine up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y
    Sorry man, didn't mean to treat you like your wife treat you when you talk. Just didn't see your post till after I threw mine up
    Yeah, right. You're just trying to bring me down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yeah, right. You're just trying to bring me down.
    Me?
    Never!
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    Sorry, just not believing its an untampered with Haro Extreme. Show me another with the brakes on the seatstays and I'll believe you then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Sorry, just not believing its an untampered with Haro Extreme. Show me another with the brakes on the seatstays and I'll believe you then.
    Dude... you're not believing Pau11y?!? He HAD one, man...

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    Whatever it is, I'd shorten that chain up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Sorry, just not believing its an untampered with Haro Extreme. Show me another with the brakes on the seatstays and I'll believe you then.
    You're talking about the canti vs u-brake... I have no explanation for it. Later version perhaps?
    Mine was the steel u-brk version; can't say l'am 100% on the AL version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    Whatever it is, I'd shorten that chain up
    maybe its the crappy tensioner but that chain doesn't want to go much shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Dude... you're not believing Pau11y?!? He HAD one, man...
    I'm just saying 'zall...

    It does look aluminum, and I thought maybe that had something to do with the cable routing in a different place (makes sense to me, anyway). I tried to find a pic of the aluminum version, but I couldn't. So I thought that maybe Pau11y could produce a pic or explanation of the differences. Yeah, I'm being picky as hell. Maybe I should just resign to retro-grump's lounge and talk about the benefits of friction thumbies on a 6 speed cogset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Maybe I should just resign to retro-grump's lounge and talk about the benefits of friction thumbies on a 6 speed cogset.
    Hey, I still have a set of the old XT thummies! (can't remember if they're 6 or 7 spd tho)

    And no, not even going to bother finding a pic of that frame. It wasn't anything outstanding. If it was an old Mantis Pro Floater, I'll dig for those all day long (wanted one of those in a BIG way back in the day, but never was able to afford one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Maybe I should just resign to retro-grump's lounge and talk about the benefits of friction thumbies on a 6 speed cogset.
    Dude... I had a pair of 8sp friction thumbshifters. I LOVED those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Dude... I had a pair of 8sp friction thumbshifters. I LOVED those things.
    I had a pair of DX friction thumbies on a Yo Eddy in '92. I got laughed at because XTR had just come out and my friends thought I should have at least been able to get XT. They just didn't get the point. It was a Yo Eddy!

    Personally, I think indexing just succeeded in making it more difficult to set up the derailleurs correctly. Nothing wrong with thumbies (except you had to be on top of the screw that set the amount of friction).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    I had a pair of DX friction thumbies on a Yo Eddy in '92. I got laughed at because XTR had just come out and my friends thought I should have at least been able to get XT. They just didn't get the point. It was a Yo Eddy!

    Personally, I think indexing just succeeded in making it more difficult to set up the derailleurs correctly. Nothing wrong with thumbies (except you had to be on top of the screw that set the amount of friction).
    I went from some crappy ****mano indexed shifter *back* to the thumbies. It was like a revelation... sadly that was kind of the end of friction shifters... I should've bought 10 pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I went from some crappy ****mano indexed shifter *back* to the thumbies. It was like a revelation... sadly that was kind of the end of friction shifters... I should've bought 10 pair.
    My XTs have the friction option... $1,000,000 and they're yours
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    I had two Haro Extremes from back in the day. One a 1990 extreme comp with Tange Prestige steel, and a 1993 AL front/ bolt on steel stays: the one that they replaced my steel one when I broke a weld. They both had u-brakes. The earlier one rode better, but man did that BB flex. I might be able to post a pic of the frame in the next couple weeks, as it is in storage in a garage in Silverthorne.
    This one looks a lot like a Haro, but not either one I had. The top tube bend stands out as Haro feature. My later model had an H, in haro logo shape, stamped into the dropout area, anything like that on this model?

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    I have seen one of those before. I think it is an old old cannondale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y
    My XTs have the friction option... $1,000,000 and they're yours
    Hmmmmm Paul's thumbies for $100 or Pau11y's thumbies for 1 million.....

    Nice try.

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    Circa 92-93

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka
    Hmmmmm Paul's thumbies for $100 or Pau11y's thumbies for 1 million.....

    Nice try.
    Hey, thumbies still have a place. I set up a 2x8 race bike with a thumb shifter on the front derailler so I can adjust the trim constantly. Perfect race setup...direct, light, easy, adjustable trim.

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    You all should check out the vintage / retro / classic forum!


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