• 11-24-2012
    Jayem
    D8's bike?
  • 11-24-2012
    Kiwiplague
    Could be an AMP Research B3.
  • 11-25-2012
    TiGeo
    Ok, sorry, I didn't look close enough to notice it actually says AMP on the rear dropout..so my Wal-Amp comments are off..disregard..looks like a B3 to me.
  • 11-25-2012
    AZ
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    Look at it with one eye closed.
  • 11-25-2012
    TiGeo
    Dude...that is it or damn close. This also explains why it needed canti mounts clamped to the seat stays.
  • 11-25-2012
    Drummerboy1975
    Close, but no.
  • 11-25-2012
    kingbozo
  • 11-25-2012
    roadie scum
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Close, but no.






    Sorry but that is as close a iteneration of yours as you are going to get. Email AMP w/ pics and ask them. You're welcome.
  • 11-25-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Still not it, check out the gussets at the end of the toptube of the OP's. It is most definitely an AMP suspension design. But during this time frame there were several companies using that design.
  • 11-25-2012
    TiGeo
    That AMP is absolutely MONEY! Love the skinwall Smokes.
  • 11-25-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    That AMP is absolutely MONEY! Love the skinwall Smokes.

    Yeah definitely a cool looking vintage bike. But one of the worst suspension designs ever.
  • 11-25-2012
    Drummerboy1975
    As I posted earlier, it has an Amp swingarm, but what the frame is, thats still up in th air.
  • 11-25-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    As I posted earlier, it has an Amp swingarm, but what the frame is, thats still up in th air.

    Yeah that post was in reference to the the photo of the AMP. Your frame is definitely not an AMP but one of the several companies that used that suspension design. The mystery rolls on.
    Edit: Unless your frame is an AMP and some gussets were custom welded on to it. Just a thought, because those AMP frames were very prone to cracking.
  • 11-25-2012
    TiGeo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Yeah definitely a cool looking vintage bike. But one of the worst suspension designs ever.

    Oh man, I don't think so...the Horst Link is the basis for some of the designs still in use! The thing I remember about them is the flexiness of the rear end.
  • 11-25-2012
    Drummerboy1975
    On the one I have, the cable for the RD runs through the chain stay....
  • 11-25-2012
    GelatiCruiser
    Where did it come from or where did you find it? Any history on it at all? Might help narrow it down.
  • 11-25-2012
    NateHawk
    it looks like the 2000 B3 had the right curved TT and seat tube gusset, but can't tell about the HT gusset.

    AMP Research 2000 B-3 All Country XT Full Suspension Bike Reviews

    I don't think we'll find anything that looks right with the clamp on brake post mounts, because AMP was playing around with its 3 bolt disc brake

    this one is about the most similar pic I have found, but I don't know what year it was.

    http://www.bikepro.com/products/amp/b3.jpg

    BikePro.com /Buyer's Guide / Amp Frames- Bicycle Parts at discount prices / the Buyer's Guide / Bicycle Parts at their finest! / Professional Bicycle Source / Bike Pro

    <IMG src="http://www.plasmabunny.com/albums/nigel/amp_front_brake_3_bolt.jpg" width="500"></IMG>

    Note that the derailleur cable does run through the chainstay.

    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...h/P1030036.jpg

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...nt-479017.html

    sifting through google images, I can't find any verified 2000 models of this bike aside from the tiny mtbr thumbnail. A lot of other manufacturers who used this frame design (Mongoose, Litespeed) used square tubing in the rear triangle, presumably to reduce the flexiness. they also ran the rear derailleur cable down the seatstay.
  • 11-25-2012
    Drummerboy1975
    Thanks Natehawk!!!
  • 11-25-2012
    Drummerboy1975
  • 11-26-2012
    Drummerboy1975
    Any more idea's???
  • 11-26-2012
    2fargon
  • 11-26-2012
    2fargon
    Bad with link, sorry. Google "2000 AMP Research B-3 Laguna Beach Classic"
  • 11-26-2012
    2fargon
    Having a hard time finding a photo that doesn't suck
  • 11-26-2012
    2fargon
    The bikepedia page for that bike shows a picture that looks very similar to me, though I'm not sure if the pic is actually of the B-3 Laguna Classic
  • 11-26-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 2fargon View Post
    The bikepedia page for that bike shows a picture that looks very similar to me, though I'm not sure if the pic is actually of the B-3 Laguna Classic

    I wouldn't hold Bikepedia as being a bike Bible as some think. I found 3 mistakes on a description of one bike I recently looked up. If they can make 3 mistakes on one bike I can just imagine how many mistakes there are amongst thousands of bikes.