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    "Bikes of the Pros"

    Remember that feature every month in MBA? Heres an oldy: Russ Worley's Team Yeti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Remember that feature every month in MBA? Heres an oldy: Russ Worley's Team Yeti.
    I remember seeing a Fat Chance in gray with lots of blue components - I don't remember who's bike - in '93 (or so) in that section. I wanted that bike so bad!!! I started adding blue highlights to my gray KHS trying to make it look similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    I remember seeing a Fat Chance in gray with lots of blue components - I don't remember who's bike - in '93 (or so) in that section. I wanted that bike so bad!!! I started adding blue highlights to my gray KHS trying to make it look similar.

    I love the shoulder strap on this one . . .

    Reminds me of all the reviews where reputable magazine pundits would slam bike manufacturers for not adding bar ends as part of the normal spec - - - Now it's hard to find a bike that comes with them because they add too much weight . . . And remember the "3 inch LONG Travel kit" for the Rock Shox Mag 21 . . .

    Ah how times have changed . . .

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    Heck, I remember...

    ...seeing a review of a bike. They slammed it for not having Biopace chainrings!

    Oh, how the times change....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Remember that feature every month in MBA? Heres an oldy: Russ Worley's Team Yeti.
    I've got the mbaction review where they test ride all the mtb's from the first world's in Duranco.
    They spec out and test ride all the winners bikes. Ned's, Juli's, Herbod's, ect....
    I always loved 'Inside the Pros Bikes' stuff!
    Now the only thing I look forward to is the last page of the latest MBA

    I need to get a scanner....
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    Yeah, I think thats what it was called, "Inside the Pro's bikes". So, whats on the last page of the new MBA?? I havent looked at MBA in quite a while. Every once in a while when I get sent to the grocery store I swing by and scan through it......

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    ...seeing a review of a bike. They slammed it for not having Biopace chainrings!

    I remember Bridgestone catching a lot of heat from the magazines for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Yeah, I think thats what it was called, "Inside the Pro's bikes". So, whats on the last page of the new MBA?? I havent looked at MBA in quite a while. Every once in a while when I get sent to the grocery store I swing by and scan through it......
    In all the new MBActions, the last page is a 'retro' page where they pull out old pics and bits of info from MBA year's past.
    Naturally I find it to be the most interesting. Grab one and go right to the last page and skip the rest of the hardtail bashing.

    We should start 'Retro Mountain Bike Magazine'....just like vintage Muscle Car mags that do photo spreads on cool restored vintage. Should be enough of us out there...
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    Cindy's Klein Rascal MBA 1991 03
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    More scan's of the Pro's Bikes please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    We should start 'Retro Mountain Bike Magazine'....just like vintage Muscle Car mags that do photo spreads on cool restored vintage. Should be enough of us out there...
    Sounds like a project for CK........
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    And First Flight!

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    LOve the Pro's bikes feature on MBA. Remember Djernis Ritchey, John Stamstadt's KHS, Gene Oberpriller's Bridgestone, Juarez Adroit,
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    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    I'll try to do better scans - just a couple of shots with phone ...
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    I remeber those! loved the Marin.
    scared of the Clark Kent; how flexy is that bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post

    We should start 'Retro Mountain Bike Magazine'....just like vintage Muscle Car mags that do photo spreads on cool restored vintage. Should be enough of us out there...
    Between this crowd, the germans and the brits.. there is enough buyers. Do it w/ the german standards; those guys are true anal obsessive great meticulous builders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    We should start 'Retro Mountain Bike Magazine'....just like vintage Muscle Car mags that do photo spreads on cool restored vintage. Should be enough of us out there...
    Now that's a zine I would subscribe to

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    I could use a Klein Rascal.. Rumpfy, you still have one?
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    Man, I remember these issues...... Daryl Price's bike is the nicest of that bunch but then I always had a soft-spot for Marin.

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    NOw, does anyone here have the Onza titanium crankset? No?.. Losers.
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    I'm proud that I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    NOw, does anyone here have the Onza titanium crankset? No?.. Losers.
    We do

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    Kirk "Colorado Pinecone" Montgomery

    Ask me how Kirk"Colorado Pinecone" Montgomery got his nickname.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm View Post
    Ask me how Kirk"Colorado Pinecone" Montgomery got his nickname.....
    So Sully. How did Kirk "Colorado Pinecone" Montgomery get his nick name?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Kirk "Colorado Pinecone" Montgomery

    Well, Kirk was a rather large cowpoke at 200+lbs, his digestive track was hinky to say the least(ya didn't wanna get too close behind him on his dh runs)
    The combo of stress,eating disruptions of travel,etc, caused Kirk particularly intense lower digestive track duress at many events in 89-90ish.
    His quote below, caused his being occasionally alluded to(by me and few select others) as"The Colorado Pinecone"

    "Gddamn it, I'm so backed up, it feels like I've got a Colorado Pinecone cuttin it's way through my exit chute"






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    So Sully. How did Kirk "Colorado Pinecone" Montgomery get his nick name?

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    Lifted from another thread but figured it belonged here too ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm View Post
    Well, Kirk was a rather large cowpoke at 200+lbs, his digestive track was hinky to say the least(ya didn't wanna get too close behind him on his dh runs)
    The combo of stress,eating disruptions of travel,etc, caused Kirk particularly intense lower digestive track duress at many events in 89-90ish.
    His quote below, caused his being occasionally alluded to(by me and few select others) as"The Colorado Pinecone"

    "Gddamn it, I'm so backed up, it feels like I've got a Colorado Pinecone cuttin it's way through my exit chute"

    Thanks........I think.
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    what i always thought interesting was the weight of pro bikes; no BS 26lbs on Tomac's bike. It has ti bolts all over. Everything is massaged down to be as light as it can..
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Do it w/ the german standards; those guys are true anal obsessive great meticulous builders.
    Not totally...there's an arm of them that tends to turn them into canvas's for individualized paint schemes and they totally ruin them.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Anyone have pictures or scans of Don Myrah's Steelman?
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    Here is one ow insane Wayne Croasdale's bike.
    I am paging through '89 through '95 issues of recently acquired Mountain Bike Action magazines and will post these as I have time.
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    Looks like a Ritchey painted w/ KHS colors...
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    Here's an old thread with lots of scans as well.

    Old School Heros! (70+ Photos, 56k death)

    And also a bunch of 'inside the pros bikes' scans.

    Inside The Pro's Bikes (Vintage Edition)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Here's an old thread with lots of scans as well.

    Old School Heros! (70+ Photos, 56k death)

    And also a bunch of 'inside the pros bikes' scans.

    Inside The Pro's Bikes (Vintage Edition)
    NICE!!!

    That'll save me a lot of unnecessary paper cuts and scanner blindness ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    NICE!!!

    That'll save me a lot of unnecessary paper cuts and scanner blindness ...

    Yep! It took me a while to find it. Forum search feature blows.
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    this thread needs a bump!
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Here you go:

    Yeti SB5 Lunch Ride and SB6 Team Replica roll out - Mtbr.com

    I kid...I'd like to see more pro bikes in one handy spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    We should start 'Retro Mountain Bike Magazine'....just like vintage Muscle Car mags that do photo spreads on cool restored vintage. Should be enough of us out there...
    It was as good of an idea more than a decade ago as it is today. Would love to see something like that.

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    Does anyone have a scan w/ Gene Oberpriller´s Bridgestone?
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    Couple old action shots of Geno on his Bridgestone....
    Pics snagged from Geno's FB page
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm View Post
    Couple old action shots of Geno on his Bridgestone....
    Pics snagged from Geno's FB page
    The muddy pic is iconic.
    Greg Le MOnd on the front in the first pic.
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