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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
    Just finished this, oh wait a minute I'm still working on it. I always wanted one when they came out, bought this frame and rebuilt it. Bought the forks from Spain. going to have some fun on it this year.Attachment 816589
    Very nice. I remember lusting after either a San Andreas or a C-Dale SuperV.
    Ended up with a SV.
    BTW, are you sure you don't mean 1997 instead of 2007?
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    OK, while this isn't a DH bike, I thought this would be a good place to show off a great ebay find.
    An old school pair of C-Dale DH pants from the Missy and Miles Volvo/Cannondale era.
    Like new condition and they fit me perfectly.
    $5 opening bid took them.



    Now just need to find the matching jersey.
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    My '04 IH Downhill World Cup. Love this bike. It came with Boxxer fork,but I put Manitou Sherman Slider+ on it and Answer 780 DH bars recently.

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    I love that an '04 is considered "old school".
    My everyday ride is a much modified '01 Intense Uzzi.
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    Hi there, I just wanted to share my old DH rig. It's a 98 Kona Stab ( They used to hand make them back then.)
    I built it with Hanebrink 8 inch travel usd forks which pretty much disentegrated within 6 months lol.

    Cartridge leaked every month and had to be shipped back to the manufacturer. The spring guide shattered, the seals were awful and the lower/axle clamp even detached on the spring side mid run in Les Gets!

    The L and M cranks were nice and the hope v2s were great though. The Mavic D321s were/are indestructable.

    As were the Hope Big 'uns. The rear shock was a Fox Vanilla Rx and It had BETD travel plates to take it from 5.75 to 7 inches of rear travel.

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    I think in this pic it was built up with 2002 Rockshox at the time.

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    My bro rockin his 01 Schwinn Straight 8 at Mammoth.Old School DH bikes-mammoth2.jpgOld School DH bikes-mammoth1.jpg
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    This looks old.. But is this a true GT Bike? model?
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    I can't remember if I posted pictures and a breakdown of my latest addition. I think I did already post pics of it, so forgive my broke memory.

    Santa Cruz Super 8 ('02 or '03)
    Fox DHX 4.0
    '04 Marz Monster T
    Race Face cranks, bars, stem
    T.H.E. (Toby Henderson Enterprises) Hoops!!
    XO shifting
    Avid Code 5 brakes
    Brake Therapy Floating rear brake kit
    $800

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    Fuzzy cell pic of both rigs....and my '06 Fuel EX
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    Also a link to Kranked 2. One of my favorite Freeride Movies.

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    10 years old is "old-school"?

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    I think it is debatable. Mountain bikes in general have come a long way since their introduction to the market in the late '70's early '80's. So if we are speaking in terms of how long the mountain bike has been around, 10 years is essentially a third of its history or about a quarter since its invention. (is invention the right term for it?) To boot, UCI didn't adopt Downhill as a discipline until 1990.

    If we are talking the bicycle in general, which has been around since the early 1800's, then yes, not old school.

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    My Dinosaur...

    Old School Rocky Mountain Slayer. 8" Marzo Drop-Off, Raceface North Shore cranks and rings, custom KORE guide, XTR, and custom built 24" rear Single Wide...because I destroyed every 26" rear wheel I ever had.

    I'm just getting back into this...I wish I had my old DBRX6 with the Stratos MX6 to post up...but I sold it years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunch-Box View Post
    Old School Rocky Mountain Slayer. 8" Marzo Drop-Off, Raceface North Shore cranks and rings, custom KORE guide, XTR, and custom built 24" rear Single Wide...because I destroyed every 26" rear wheel I ever had.

    I'm just getting back into this...I wish I had my old DBRX6 with the Stratos MX6 to post up...but I sold it years ago!

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    Maybe you need a set of these bad boys!

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    Sweet looking bike! I was just thinking about the Reaper of that generation a few days ago!

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    Added r1 forks and azonic outlaw rims

    Old School DH bikes-image.jpg finally finished the bike change chain guide to truvativ r1 180mm forks and azonic outlaw rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    That STS LTS wasn't GT's downhill bike. It was a Lite "all mountain" bike. The Lobo was their DH bike of that era.
    Sorry, this is a little late.....but;

    Actually, this was one of 3 GT DH rigs at that time...they had the aluminium LTS-DH, the thermoplastic (carbon) STS-DH and the Lobo.....

    Check it:
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    http://mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge/PDF/GT/1998.pdf

    The "all mountain bike" was the DS "Duelsport"
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    That is Awesome!! The suspension on the RTS in the '97 catalog looks similar to the new Angle Optimized Suspension from GT.

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    My '99 Balfa BB7, with matching Vanilla R. Most of the other parts are from about 2005 when the previous owner built it up. I posted this up on pinkbike recently, but maybe it'll get more love in this thread =P
    From what I can tell it was the 8th production BB7 made, and it was only ridden once before I bought it.
    The thing I love most about the bike is how easy it is to peddle up the trail, for a 50# DH bike, it climbs better than my hardtail 29er....
    Also, why on earth did telescoping seat posts go out of style, that thing is literally the most convenient thing I own!

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    1999 FSR S-works DH 2004 Marzocchi Super T Pro, the rest is stock, believe that!!!! Frame welded, front fork bolt broke, fixed it, lets RIDE!!!!

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    Is 2005 "old"?

    I have this nice old DHR that has been hanging around after only one season of racing. I cleaned it up but cannot decide whether to build it up further or offer it for sale as is, sans brakes, shifter, cables, grips and pedals. Seems like a good starter for someone on a budget....
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    Old school Turner (2001)

    Took the old girl out of the shed yesterday.

    Hopefully I will be able to spruce her up and get out next summer... With new suspension bits.

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    Old School DH bikes-img_0048.jpg

    Sorry about the shitty quality of that photo, its all i got, my 1st DH bike back in a days, might be 1995, can't remember what was the model, some steel frame Specialized, with Marz DH3, Magura brakes and all the good stuff

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    Og dhs mc.

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    Team animal rode downhill on these!

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    That's weird

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    Old School DH bikes-manitou-dh.jpgOld school Manitou DH bike
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    rippin on my 07 kingfisher 2

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    My (2nd) THS-1









    Some Canadian steel. Odd bike. Never felt right on it. Beautiful welding/brazing.



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    A friend rode one of those for the 98 season. Said it rode nice and soaked up big hits like nothing else. Some scumbag stole it at the Worlds in Mte. Ste. Anne.

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    After breaking my 3rd GIANT full suspension frame this fall, I decided to shop for something truly BURLY to stand up to the riding I like to do. My budget won't allow for today's best technology so I went shopping on PinkBike's classifieds and got a killer deal on this 2006 Santa Cruz VP Free that just needed some TLC and a refreshing. The geometry on this bike already has me feeling more stable on the bike and I'm dying for this long winter to end so I can take it for a spin. This is a big step up from the 4" trail bikes I've had thus-far.

    I've added new Hayes Prime Pro brakes, a new KS E-10 dropper post, the 750mm TITEC bar off my old bike and a FOX DHX 5.0 Coil shock to replace the blown Progressive suspension shock that was stock. Still to come is a new drivetrain...rings, cogs, and chain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    My (2nd) THS-1









    Some Canadian steel. Odd bike. Never felt right on it. Beautiful welding/brazing.





    A friend rode one of those for the 98 season. Said it rode nice and soaked up big hits like nothing else. Some scumbag stole it at the Worlds in Mte. Ste. Anne.
    That Foes/ironhorse looks like it'll still take a beating, today. A testament to solid, simple design.
    Stupid, but sometimes witty. Occasionally brilliant. Slow and fat though.

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    here is my 04 Santa Cruz V10 rebuild in process


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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    here is my 04 Santa Cruz V10 rebuild in process


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    looks flexy
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    Why a monster t? Seem ill mated to the V10.

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    You also need to chop those bars in half to be era accurate. Looks good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftbjoe View Post
    You also need to chop those bars in half to be era accurate. Looks good though.
    It's looking like a lightweight build!
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    lol, its going be light and nimble as hell.

    thanks for the comments guys. ill keep the updates coming as i go, gotta sort out a few things
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    Quote Originally Posted by akacoke View Post
    lol, its going be light and nimble as hell.

    thanks for the comments guys. ill keep the updates coming as i go, gotta sort out a few things
    Love what you're doing to the classic V10. Don't cut those bars! BTW, what bars are those anyway? Thinking of just polishing mine or buying outright... can't decide.

    Oh, and when you update pics, can you do it at the end of the thread? Thanks.

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    yes, it will definitely be a new post.


    the bars are kore torsion 810mm, 15mm rise i think. for some reason i dont like riser bars on my suspension bikes this one the rise is very low. close to flat . i bought it brand new from a PB member's ebay store. and the decals were coming off during shipping. i could easily chip it with my figure nails. so i decided to wet sand and polish it. took me like an hour, but i didnt wanna go thru trouble returning it, honestly if i knew i wouldve paid more to get a chromag or spank polished bar. its worth it, but its just a lot of work involved
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    Old School DH bikes-burlington-20120507-00050.jpg

    Here's mine 2004 Canfield F1 - Plush since i put the 40 on it. Had the original White Bros 2.0 DH which was death.

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    I have a cannondale super v freeride that I love, but it's pretty heavy and the rear shocks don't lock out. I was thinking of getting a cannondale super v raven 2000 that's available used cause it's a carbon fiber frame and has lock out suspension, but the travel is a little less. Anyone care to weigh in?

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    I've got an '05 Giant Faith 2 that is still kicking.... I keep it around as a spare rig or a loaner for my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benmillstein View Post
    I have a cannondale super v freeride that I love, but it's pretty heavy and the rear shocks don't lock out. I was thinking of getting a cannondale super v raven 2000 that's available used cause it's a carbon fiber frame and has lock out suspension, but the travel is a little less. Anyone care to weigh in?
    Pics,pics,pics!

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    my lil scott high octane. bought it for little money, restored it as much as i could
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    Lovin' the old bike

    I ride a 2001 Santa Cruz Bullit. The frame's still rock solid, and the guy I bought it from had it custom built with some sweet extras: D321 rims, a 3" Gazzaloddi front tire, and Hayes purple brakes. Not a bad bike for $450 and $200 worth of parts. I'd love to ride a new DH, but until then the Bullit will handle pretty much anything I can give it. Sorry the pic uploader is screwing up on me so I can't get any pictures on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prairiedownhill View Post
    I ride a 2001 Santa Cruz Bullit. The frame's still rock solid, and the guy I bought it from had it custom built with some sweet extras: D321 rims, a 3" Gazzaloddi front tire, and Hayes purple brakes. Not a bad bike for $450 and $200 worth of parts. I'd love to ride a new DH, but until then the Bullit will handle pretty much anything I can give it. Sorry the pic uploader is screwing up on me so I can't get any pictures on here.
    I've got those same rims and brakes on my '01 S8! The brakes are a little tired, but wheels are strong as ever.

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    D321's on my straight! Have held up 10x better then the old sun tingle double wife's and Mammoth rims I once had!
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    Cool pics! Brings back memories from when I first got into downhill when I was a kid I loved my chumba wumba bikes,

    Racing my chumba wumba Zulu in 2002

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    Hi Everyone, just trying the revive the thread. I'm buying a 2006 Sta Cruz VP free tomorrow.. see below:

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    Seahag i was wondering how much you purchased the vp free. To be honest, i really wanted to buy a newer bike but i just bought a new hardrock and upgraded the parts for xc.. now i'm really digging the single tracks and DH and can't use my hardtail for it. So i'm buying this.

    seller says its got new wheels and boxxer dual crowns. Looks like they are boxxer world cup ones. The guy is looking for $775. decent deal? comments would be welcome

    I'm also looking at a specialized demo 2006.. $750 pretty bone stock but it's located far away it would be a 4 hour trip so i might go with the vp free.

    btw this is a medium 19" frame and i'm 5'6 but the top tube length of 23.2 inches work for me based on measurements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arvboy View Post
    Hi Everyone, just trying the revive the thread. I'm buying a 2006 Sta Cruz VP free tomorrow.. see below:

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    Seahag i was wondering how much you purchased the vp free. To be honest, i really wanted to buy a newer bike but i just bought a new hardrock and upgraded the parts for xc.. now i'm really digging the single tracks and DH and can't use my hardtail for it. So i'm buying this.

    seller says its got new wheels and boxxer dual crowns. Looks like they are boxxer world cup ones. The guy is looking for $775. decent deal? comments would be welcome

    I'm also looking at a specialized demo 2006.. $750 pretty bone stock but it's located far away it would be a 4 hour trip so i might go with the vp free.

    btw this is a medium 19" frame and i'm 5'6 but the top tube length of 23.2 inches work for me based on measurements.
    I'd go for the SC over the Demo, but it only has one fork on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arvboy View Post
    Hi Everyone, just trying the revive the thread. I'm buying a 2006 Sta Cruz VP free tomorrow.. see below:

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    Seahag i was wondering how much you purchased the vp free. To be honest, i really wanted to buy a newer bike but i just bought a new hardrock and upgraded the parts for xc.. now i'm really digging the single tracks and DH and can't use my hardtail for it. So i'm buying this.

    seller says its got new wheels and boxxer dual crowns. Looks like they are boxxer world cup ones. The guy is looking for $775. decent deal? comments would be welcome

    I'm also looking at a specialized demo 2006.. $750 pretty bone stock but it's located far away it would be a 4 hour trip so i might go with the vp free.

    btw this is a medium 19" frame and i'm 5'6 but the top tube length of 23.2 inches work for me based on measurements.
    I picked up my VP Free on Pinkbike's classifieds for $500 CAD...about $470 in USD. Course I had to pay about $75 to ship it from B.C. Mine had blown the stock shock, so I picked up a FOX DHX 5.0 coil from another Pinkbike user for $140. I added a dropper post and updated the brakes to a new set of Hayes Prime Pros...so all total I have around $900 invested. I love the bike. It allows me to ride much more agressively than my previous trail bikes did and the long suspension has saved my ass when I got in too deep a handful of times already. If you are getting it fully functioning for $775 I'd say GRAB IT!!

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    19" frame on a 5'6" dude, though...if the only reason you're not checking out the other bike is that it's a 4-hour drive, consider you only have to do that drive once. I'd drive pretty far to get the proper bike

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    I'm trying to fix up an axonic xtension,can you tell me what rear hub width they need?
    12MM X ? .Mine doesn't have replaceable derailuer hanger. They are hard to find any details on, if anyone know's a link? What hole do most people use in the rear linkage? Mines got manitou metel shock without canister and bomber 888rc forks. Thanks

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    Conejo Bikes DH and Freeride!

    The Conejo AP/5.... A USA designed, made, and machined bike that had 4.5" to 7.5" of travel and was a very basic design! A free ride and dh bike with long travel, elevated chainstay, with a passive pivot active suspension. There was talk before they stopped producing bikes that they were working on a DH frame that was dual shock with 12"-14" of rear travel called the "Harvey"! Another rumor is the company is considering restarting production of their bicycle frames in aluminum and titanium with production in Arizona. Old School DH bikes-picture-861.jpgOld School DH bikes-picture-884.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    OK, while this isn't a DH bike, I thought this would be a good place to show off a great ebay find.
    An old school pair of C-Dale DH pants from the Missy and Miles Volvo/Cannondale era.
    Like new condition and they fit me perfectly.
    $5 opening bid took them.



    Now just need to find the matching jersey.
    I have the same pants but blue. I have the matching red jersey to your pants. Size XL. I could part with it for the right price. Let me know if you are interested


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    My 2005 Kona Coiler Primo..my monster truck..solid bike.

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    I recently picked up a Rocky Mountain DH Race series bike that I plan on getting tune up. I'm hoping all it needs is a tune up but is it worth fixing if it needs more? The frame has been signed by Wade Simmons, a local (BC, Canada) "Godfathers of Freeride" but haven't confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NShoreNeil View Post
    I recently picked up a Rocky Mountain DH Race series bike that I plan on getting tune up. I'm hoping all it needs is a tune up but is it worth fixing if it needs more? The frame has been signed by Wade Simmons, a local (BC, Canada) "Godfathers of Freeride" but haven't confirmed.
    I wouldn't put more money into it. Riding that thing down North Shore trails is gonna be tough. I don't doubt that Wade signed that, but what's a signature worth?

    Ride it til it breaks, buddy! =) You have the most awesome trails... lucky!

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    Thanks for the reply. This is my first DH bike and not going to get into anything gnarly. Bought it to ride it. It didn't cost me much. If I do break it what front/rear shocks are available as cheapest replacement?

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    XS Speed

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    1996 rocky mountain XS Speed. Spent all its life as an everything bike.
    Super deluxe rear shock is toast and needs replacing but unsure what to do as its 170mm eye to eye. Still my favourite ride...it still does the odd trip out here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamtaro View Post
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    1996 rocky mountain XS Speed.
    I like your bike, but I like even more the sentiment you express towards it and that you still ride it on occasion

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    Anyone got a pdf manual for a '08 GT DHI Pro?Cheers

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    Hope Frame identification

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    Hi all, I have problem, I bought nice full suspension frame to replace my hardtail. But seller don't know what is it. Nobody can tell what brand/make is this. There's no serial numbers, any stickers. It's simple single pivot, but with a lot of travel. I bought it with 200mm DNM Raimon shock, but it's a bit small and there fits 241mm shock. There are two more holes under actual position shock mount, it change geometry a bit. Frame has needle roller bearings. Seatpost size is 31.8mm, and 1,1/8" steerer tube. I bought it without dearilleur hanger, it's unusual because it must be mounted on inner side of frame. But i found very simillar on the internet, on that site they say it fits various Votec frames (here is link: http://pilo.co.il/d422-derailleur-hanger-for-votec#.VUvSbI7tmko ). In my opinion paint is original, or very good panted because it's under steer's, bearings etc. Simillar to RB Bandit, DunCon Transalp, Cannondale Super V DH, Sekim but more heavy, solid, massive and with bigger travel.
    I think it's all. There are all photos of bike/frame in full resolution : https://drive.google.com/folderview?...1E&usp=sharing

    Thanks in advance, I'm hope somebody know something about it
    Sorry for bad english...

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    Mongoose AMP research (early 90's).... I cracked the frame and forks so many times, but AMP warranty was great. Mammoth was my first ever DH race... took 2nd in the jr. men... not bad for FL kid only riding quarry pits in FL.

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    ive got a spooky project x im in the process of fixing the front wheel on

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    I'm still riding my 2001 Kona Stinky Five. I still use it for DH and FR as well as general around town riding. I even ride to and from work (just over 2 mi) like 4 days a week. As you can see I replaced the OE Fox Vanilla R coilover with a Manitou Swinger Air 4 way which is super plush and has never bottomed out. Great pedal platform. I replaced the OE Z1 fork with a '03 Marzocchi Z1 FR with the venerated HSCV cartridge and full oil bath. I keep thinking about getting a newer bike (this weighs about 50lbs) to save weight etc and then I go out on my Stinky and come back with a huge grin on my face. This bike is just so much fun. Old School DH bikes-uploadfromtaptalk1439211880524.jpg

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    Nice Stinky! Always like them, never had one

    Quote Originally Posted by thepearl View Post
    ive got a spooky project x im in the process of fixing the front wheel on
    This bike always blew me away...back in 1997/98 I was racing DH at Ski Plattekill in upstate NY. The Spooky dudes were always at the race and we'd raise hell at night...place had camping in the parking lot....They were still kind of protoryping that rig at the time...one dudes name was Jack and the other guy's name was Chris...I was hoping to starting riding "for" them the following season, but I ended up moving to Colorado..I was racing my GT LTS DH...see below, still got it..good times
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    Nice Stinky! Always like them, never had one

    Quote Originally Posted by thepearl View Post
    ive got a spooky project x im in the process of fixing the front wheel on
    This bike always blew me away...back in 1997/98 I was racing DH at Ski Plattekill in upstate NY. The Spooky dudes were always at the race and we'd raise hell at night...place had camping in the parking lot....They were still kind of protoryping that rig at the time...one dudes name was Jack and the other guy's name was Chris...I was hoping to starting riding "for" them the following season, but I ended up moving to Colorado..I was racing my GT LTS DH...see below, still got it..good times
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    My San Andreas with a 5 bolt triple and Dc Shiver. 1" bar.
    Still hanging in the rack

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    here are mine












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    231mm rotor - lol


    my latest and last DH bike



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    Here is a 2005 Astrix Havoc frame that I am thinking about building up.

    I cannibalized it a few years back to build up a Yeti 303 RDH.

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    Coming out of the wood works here.

    My Coiler will be turning 10y/o in a few months.
    Still my regular ride and all stock except for brakes and routine maintenance (fork services, tires, occasional derailleur adjustment).

    Bike is a tank.

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    First time poster long time lurker. Adding my Kona to the mix


    yes i spent a ton of money on updating it but I really love this bike.

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    Hi, I just bought a 2003 Specialized Big Hit... any advise on what I need to do to get this rig ready for some serious riding?




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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    2 stinkys
    The black one - is that same bike frame on ebay? Looks hawt.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Here is my finsihed build of the 04 v10

    its 52lbs!!!

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    ^^ that's badazz.

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    I love that bikes from yesterday were mostly all still built from 7005 series aluminum, 7-9" of travel and hydraulic brakes and for the most part can be built with today's components. just like today's dh rigs! Although today's bikes are slightly lighter
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    Foes, cannondale, intense, turner, mountain cycle , gt, all 6000 series
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    Great thread, I rebuilt a 2006 Kona Coiler Deluxe last winter and rode Highland with it this summer: it killed it, I can't believe that back when I had this bike and lived out west I didn't ride it on the Shore...it's easily as capable at the Dirtbag I had and 10 pounds lighter.

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    1998 Haro MX-3

    Picked up for $275 because I love the Judy XL, the rear coil shock came apart, mounted (backward) a Fox air shock and couldn't believe the plush! So some other things happened- built wheels for disc brake and installed a Saint 2x9 integrated shifter set.
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    Sold my V10 nick name tank , it will be forever missed.

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    the OG V10 is easily one of my favorite bikes ever...


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    here is my other DH old skool kona stab supreme . selling this one too. getting into fat biking more. dont need this much bike
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    2006 Kona Coiler Deluxe, nearly complete rebuild in 2016 and killing it in it's second season with me. Coincidentally, the XTerra is also an '06 and is still killing it.

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    I had them and they turned out to be the most durable ones compared to the ones now.
    Nice sticky and wide.

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