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    Hope Finally, a right size 92 Bravado

    Been looking for one of these for a while since I missed out on Team Avalanche (dark blue one) earlier last year. 18 inch (I think) 1992 Bravado, I believe all original (maybe except a super clean Vetta seat...). I don't think the original owner ever changed cables or adjusted anything since he bought it. Straddled across, and it seem to fit me ok, with stretched cockpit of the early 90s. Lots of dust, grease, and some more dust... It'll take a while to clean - fine by me.

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    I like this yellow but every scuff mark shows. Groove tube, check.

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    3D forks, check.
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    Mixture of XT and DX. There is a definitive quality differences between XT and DX, especially hubs - this one has a good old metal (I think) dust cap covering loose bearings, compared to actually sealed bearings of the XT, perhaps it was a year before XT hubs came out?

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    Smoke front and back, too bad they are cracked at every single knobs.

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    My plan is to take it completely apart, clean/scrub/grease and ride it. Aint it pretty - even with a full of grime.

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    Nice find! The yellow is a killer colour!
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    I doubt you guys care, but old near-dead tires make disturbing squeaking noise with every bump. Don't ride such tires hard. I noticed with this original set up, the handling is really twitchy (long stem + short handle bar, I suppose), and squeezing brakes resulted in a loud acoustic harmony that doesn't really slow down the bike all that much. I found a new appreciation in 20 years of bike technological improvement like disc brakes and suspension forks. I caught lots of "man, this guy can't afford a decent bike..." looks since most folks around here sport 29ers and carbon fibbers. But the 7-speed is unbelievably forgiving and accurate even with a bent hanger, and this frame rocks!

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    After the ride, I started taking it totally apart. For those wondering what 18 inch Bravado frame weighs - 5.5lb. That's almost a full one pound over my 95 zaskar.

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    Hey Hatake, would love to see the pics but the links are broken. Any chance you could re-post them please?
    Been looking for an 18" 92 Bravado myself but people rarely post the sizes on Craigslist. Would be good to see yours to compare.
    Cheers

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    Actually, no need. Turns out they're still on your Photobucket:

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    Hatake....love that Bravado!

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