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    1988 Columbine Mountain Prestige

    No need to play the "Name the Frame" game with this one, as I think more than a few guys have seen it already.



    I'm thrilled to have it.



    Lots of pics, enjoy:























































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    Finally someone bought it! damn nice bike

    Pull the rear wheel off and get some shots of the dropout filing
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Finally someone bought it! damn nice bike

    Pull the rear wheel off and get some shots of the dropout filing


    Here ya go H.
    (I'll try to get better pics later)












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    I was lusting after it too. Nice pick up ECS! Definitely wanted a closer look at it.
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    Great bike. Stem is very cool!

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    Mig,

    We definitely have similar tastes...too bad we don't live closer...we could share a garage.

    Lots of cool details on this one. Glad everyone else procrastinated on it.


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    John,

    Thanks.

    Stem was the icing on the cake...it puts me in a great position on the bike too.




    Steve

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    Stem goodness:













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    Pure class. Geometry reminds me of a wicked Fat Chance but it's on a whole other level of craftmanship and rarity.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    And I'm glad it was too small, otherwise I'd be posting the pics.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Oh my goodness that's nice. A buddy of mine has one of their road bikes, but I've never even heard of them making mountain bikes.

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    WOW!

    No idea they ever did MTB, but that's freaking fantastic.

    Didn't know it was out there, but glad it's too small anyway.

    Nice pick up, love that stem, nice touch......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Beautiful craftsmanship, I'm not familiar with this brand, how about some history for us that are not in the know?

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    It started with two brothers outside of Fort Collins building at the crossroads that is Bellvue, CO. They sponsored some of the local race teams with bikes back in the 1980s that competed in the Coors Classic. One of the brothers has continued the business, now in Mendocino, CA making frames with very ornate lug work and gemstones.

    Columbine Cycle Works

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    Best riding fork I've ever owned.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 1988 Columbine Mountain Prestige-img_1419.jpg  

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Don't mind me, I'm kicking myself over here
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    So many artistic touches from front to back.
    Nice win ECS!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Never heard of them before. Thanks for the history update DC and great catch, Steve. That bike looks amazing.

    Best regards

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    GP wilson drop outs? I have not seen such a beautifull steel mtb frame.
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    Very, very cool bike. Love it.

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    A first for me. Wow, one nice ride. I love u-brakes on the front!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    First class bike there. Steve, by my count your collection has some very unique and you've picked off some real gems.
    -eric-

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    have you ridden it yet? I see the side photo and think lush, green technical singletrack.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Thanks for all the positive comments guys...wish you all could see it in person...it's even better than in the pics.



    I'm very happy to report it rides as nice as it looks.

    It was sharp and quick, and felt like it had been mine for 30 years.



    Not sure what they called the color back in 1988, but I'm thinking "Appalachian Camouflage" would have been appropriate:






    It was very happy slicing through the trails:






    Not a great pic, but at least you can see my smile:






    Steve

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    Share a garage??? Have you counted how many bikes you have? I think you mean warehouse!
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    Those pictures and that bike make ME smile.
    Very cool and great to see it out on the trails.
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Problem now, once you find the perfect fit, handling and beauty, is finding interest in other bikes..
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Mig, I know your kidding, (sort of), but a warehouse would be nice. Maybe big enough for some indoor riding and maybe a ramp or two...

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    Doc, thanks. Your welcome to give it a spin when we have the next East Coast ride.

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    Colker, you are so right...was thinking the exact same thing while I was on the trail yesterday.




    Steve

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    Wow! It ended up with you. Awesome. It's beautiful, Steve.

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    Steve - you have put together a really nice collection of rare bikes. Another cool one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    Steve - you have put together a really nice collection of rare bikes. Another cool one.
    .. and he rides them.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Bump.


    Get used to seeing this damn icon.



    Steve

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    Sucks.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Often, the first thing I do when I rescue a vintage mountain bike is to take off the speedometer, so that I can better appreciate how it looks without spending a single dollar.

    Now, I can't appreciate how other people's vintage mountain bikes look at all, because a speedometer has been affixed which costs hundreds of dollars to remove?

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    upload to mtbr, sucka! :P

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