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    1985 Cunningham Racer "Kirby"

    Been a busy week, lots of driving, but all worth it!!

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    Wow, one of the coolest bikes in MTB history, IMO. Jealous.

    Is it just me, or does the bike rack seem a little out of place on one of the era's most cutting edge and extreme racing bikes?

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    I am too jealous, a dream for me:-)

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    I begin to understand and really appreciate the fine art behind these stunning machines.
    All the welding work seems not to be grinded (is that the correct wording?)

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    Before we get into how cool the bike is, let's hear the backstory. Please don't tell me it was a CL find?
    Last edited by shawnw; 12-09-2013 at 07:16 PM.

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    Fantastic bike. I'm not sure I'd even clean it.

    +1 FlyingV. I'm coming around to what differentiates a particular mountain bike as a piece of functional art vs just an old bike. I think GOB's recent Fat Chance thread was my turning point.

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    Fantastic bike. I love that someone put a rack and a bell on it. How cool is that?

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    Nice one! Curious as to what the standover is. Gotta be one of the highest I've seen I think. Could hurt an Adam's Apple on that top tube.

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    Cool, aluminum, 2 26" MTB tires, what, $200 on the open market probably?

    Sorry, thread snark bleed over, can't help myself...

    Gorgeous bike, yes, we need the backstory.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Monster head tube. Short top tube. Or at least it looks that way.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Very cool!!

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    very very nice!

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    Maybe this will help connect the dots on the story...

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...29143020556777

    "A rare pair of Vintage Cunningham custom alloy bicycles emerged from a cellar and made it into the hands of Second Spin Cycles. These types of bikes were the beginning of an evolution"


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