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    Let's see those rare parts!

    We've got a nice well rounded bunch of 'official' threads with some amazing vintage. But, a fine rig is only as good as it's parts...so, what rare and unique part are you hiding in your closet?

    I'm a Tension Disc freak. I know they don't work all that well, but I love em' anyway.
    I'm at four so far...here are two that are built:

    The other two are new, unbuilt and in the factory box with wheel bag. (and no, I'm not selling!)

    And two pairs of Tioga Revolver cranks. Both new and unused, the blue pair are supposedly 'team issue' only...



    A couple pairs of Cook Bros cranks, a 1" RS-1, two 1" Judys, and a fine 1" SID. Any vintage mtb collector know's how important a 1" steered fork is!
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    latest eBay buys....

    Stem Forks Brake Levers

    I really love Machine Tech stuff, I have a pair of hubs, the Canti Brakes, a load of cable hangers, and now some Levers.... I am really holding out for a stem though

    eBay is evil...

    Djuc

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    Oh you like machinetech levers do ya? Yer gonne be in heaven once I get around to sticking "vintage" part listings into the classifieds (it'd be nice if they'd make a section for 'em), maybe I'll use the 'other' parts section for now). But a sneak preview...

    MachineTech ZeroFlex Levers
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/machine2.jpg">

    Topline MTN Cranks
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/topline.jpg">

    Neon color ODI Mushroom Grips
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    RaceFace and Odyssey threaded headsets
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/threaded.jpg">

    Magura HS-22 Hydraulics (the originals)
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    Tioga Psycho KR Tires (yes, the ones Tomac liked to use)
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/psycho.jpg">

    Anyone need some NOS Scott Unishocks (first model year, like Ruthie Mathes won her World XC championship on, NOT the recalled ones)
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/unishock.jpg">

    How about some 1 1/4 steerer NOS Tange Shockblades?
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    A complete front NOS Amp D-1 Disk brake kit
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    NOS Scott Bars anyone?
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/scottbar.jpg">

    That enough teasing for now?
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    DeKerf titanium Stem/barcombo:






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    To add a few...
    No, I am not retro.... I am way ahead of my time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Oh you like machinetech levers do ya? Yer gonne be in heaven once I get around to sticking "vintage" part listings into the classifieds (it'd be nice if they'd make a section for 'em), maybe I'll use the 'other' parts section for now). But a sneak preview...

    NOS Scott Bars anyone?
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/scottbar.jpg">

    That enough teasing for now?
    I do like that shorter Scott bar. You selling? $=?
    Nice.

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    DeeEight, I dont suppose youre selling the blue Machine Tech Levers are you?

    if so you have my mail....

    Djuc

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    Quote Originally Posted by
    I do like that shorter Scott bar. You selling? $=?
    Nice.
    Yep, I usually have a dozen or so ads running in the classifieds but I haven't listed any this month since I'm hoping Gregg will respond to my PM about adding a vintage section (which most of the stuff I usually list on mtbr qualifies as anyways) to the classifieds. Otherwise if I hear nothing from him, I'll stick 'em in the usual missmash of sections later in the week.

    In the meantime, my email's kroberge@ca.inter.net

    And Djuc, yes I'm selling the machine tech levers.

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    Hi,

    those Neon ODI Grips. Does anyone have a source for them? I hope that I'll finally able to finally build an 1988/1989 Yeti Racing Replica and I need them for this bike (neon pink on the left and neon green on the right).

    Best Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Staab
    Hi,

    those Neon ODI Grips. Does anyone have a source for them? I hope that I'll finally able to finally build an 1988/1989 Yeti Racing Replica and I need them for this bike (neon pink on the left and neon green on the right).

    Best Regards,

    Michael
    I would be the source for them as I sell 'em online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    NOS Scott Bars anyone?
    <img src="http://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/scottbar.jpg">
    LOL! I'm still using a AT-3 on my commuter bike. Works well actually as I have a road section on my commute that is exposed to the wind off the ocean.

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    Post that bar/stem pic on the DeKerf thread on the Cdn bikes board. I think someone was talking about one a while ago. I'm sure they would love to see it.

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    machine tech

    Quote Originally Posted by Djuc Wun
    Stem Forks Brake Levers

    I really love Machine Tech stuff, I have a pair of hubs, the Canti Brakes, a load of cable hangers, and now some Levers.... I am really holding out for a stem though

    eBay is evil...

    Djuc

    Hello have you the crank set?!?!?!?
    Very nice and rare!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    There it is again! I'm a Machine Tech fan too, and this is the second time i've ever even heard of the legend of their crank. The first fellow to mention it worked for titec, and he looked long and hard for a photo of one, but could find nothing. Andrea, do you have any pictures? Anyone?
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    I was a machinetech dealer from the company's debut till their demise and there never was a crank listed in the catalogs. Now they might have prototyped something and had its pic taken for a magazine, but after the rear hub defects and having to come up with v-brake and levers at the same time, they wouldn't have had the resources to do a crank for production runs and none made it to the canadian distributor that's for sure.

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    Hmm. I've heard about 90% good reports about the rear hubs, and the other 10% were anything but flattering. I have a set that have clearly been ridden very hard for nearly a decade, and are rock solid, with some pretty worn parts.

    I recall at around the same time, at a certain large bike MFG I worked for, we figured if we only got 20% of our product back through warranty we were doing pretty well. I think we were usually up around 25% most of the time though. There are two ways of looking at this. One is, every company is going to get broken or defective product back, and while less is obviously better for everyone, in something so chaotic as putting a person on a bicycle and sending them into the world, it has to be expected, anticipated, and planned for. What becomes an issue is how much anyone wants to put up with it. The counterpoint is, when you're paying twice as much for a pair of hubs as a pair of say, xtr's, you'd expect twice the innovation, sure, but also twice the precision and quality control as xtr.
    A lot of those little guys were prototype machining shops, and not really experienced in mass producing anything either. As crummy as some of the reputations got, it may have stemmed from people comparing a small company in its infancy to an 80 year old institution.

    Of course, I'm a hopeless romantic, or an idealistic hippy (depending on who you ask), so I love the worst squealing set of grafton brakes better than anything shimano ever did. Sometimes it's about more than the end result.
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    machine tech crank set

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Hmm. I've heard about 90% good reports about the rear hubs, and the other 10% were anything but flattering. I have a set that have clearly been ridden very hard for nearly a decade, and are rock solid, with some pretty worn parts.

    I recall at around the same time, at a certain large bike MFG I worked for, we figured if we only got 20% of our product back through warranty we were doing pretty well. I think we were usually up around 25% most of the time though. There are two ways of looking at this. One is, every company is going to get broken or defective product back, and while less is obviously better for everyone, in something so chaotic as putting a person on a bicycle and sending them into the world, it has to be expected, anticipated, and planned for. What becomes an issue is how much anyone wants to put up with it. The counterpoint is, when you're paying twice as much for a pair of hubs as a pair of say, xtr's, you'd expect twice the innovation, sure, but also twice the precision and quality control as xtr.
    A lot of those little guys were prototype machining shops, and not really experienced in mass producing anything either. As crummy as some of the reputations got, it may have stemmed from people comparing a small company in its infancy to an 80 year old institution.

    Of course, I'm a hopeless romantic, or an idealistic hippy (depending on who you ask), so I love the worst squealing set of grafton brakes better than anything shimano ever did. Sometimes it's about more than the end result.


    In few days I looking for the pix on an old MbAction and I post it on the forum.

    Ciao

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    I for one have NEVER heard of the Crank, as far as I know they only made Brakes, Levers (both canti and V) hubs, and a couple of different stems - have I missed anything?

    most people I know hate their stuff, I love it, it is one of the things I would collect without putting any on a bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djuc Wun
    I for one have NEVER heard of the Crank, as far as I know they only made Brakes, Levers (both canti and V) hubs, and a couple of different stems - have I missed anything?

    most people I know hate their stuff, I love it, it is one of the things I would collect without putting any on a bike...
    wheel skewers, QR and 5mm allen bolt style.

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    Do you have any of the QR's or a pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djuc Wun
    Do you have any of the QR's or a pic?
    not that i can recall, might be pics of skewers on the bikepro buyers guide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    not that i can recall, might be pics of skewers on the bikepro buyers guide.
    Not that I found, but they did have these Machine Tech photos.



    From:
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    Both From:
    http://www.bikepro.com/products/hubs/hubs_machine.htm

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    machine tech crank set

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    There it is again! I'm a Machine Tech fan too, and this is the second time i've ever even heard of the legend of their crank. The first fellow to mention it worked for titec, and he looked long and hard for a photo of one, but could find nothing. Andrea, do you have any pictures? Anyone?

    MBAction june '95

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    found the issue, and that reminds me...

    <img src="http://yoda.densan.ca/kmr/bikes/joes.jpg">

    My Joe's rear derailleur, which I'm practically hoarding as the spots I list it for sale, I've got the price set rather high.

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    propos machine tech: i used the cantilever brakes, i picked up a blue one for forty bones just as v-brakes were coming out. they worked pretty well, and looked the part, too. i still have the brake sitting in my basement. the thing was, the pivots didn't seem to hold up long, mine are reasonably wobbly. argh.
    i would kill to have a set of the zeroflex 2 cantis, which were even coller-looking than the originals.
    tim

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    oh my, I dont think I will sleep again untilI have a pair of those cranks, or at least see a colour picture!

    I'm in love........

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    Some of my rare parts are, World Class titanium bb, SLR brake levers I think these were the best, nuke proof hubs. You might see them on my web site.

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    Are Hi-E mtn bike hubs rare?

    I found this pic of a road bike front hub on the net.



    The set I have black anodized center tubes.

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    Found that there is a new rear road hub on ebay (came up in a google search).

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...category=56197

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    MachineTech Cranks.

    Quote Originally Posted by alasa
    MBAction june '95

    Andrea
    Of all the luck. Those look an awful lot like a certain pair of cranks I'm working on at the moment. Anyone know how I might get in touch with any of the Machine Tech guys? I need to have a chat before going any further on these, or they'd have a pretty good case in court...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Of all the luck. Those look an awful lot like a certain pair of cranks I'm working on at the moment. Anyone know how I might get in touch with any of the Machine Tech guys? I need to have a chat before going any further on these, or they'd have a pretty good case in court...
    Machinetech went bust several years ago, and didn't hold any patents either that I can recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigH
    Are Hi-E mtn bike hubs rare?
    not particularly, the 30 hole ones are but only because its an unusual model w/high-low flanges, 20 on drive side, 10 non drive side, sunrims made the matching rims, and Dave's Wheels used to sell 'em as recently as a year or so ago. The advantage? less weight than a 32 spoke wheel, with 10 pulling spokes on the all important drive flange (the one carrying most of the torque) which is more than on a 36H hub, laced 2X as I recall drive side and radial non-drive.

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    Yep, but it'd take all of about five seconds for someone to come out of the woodwork, papers in hand, once my cranks hit print. I'm not going to risk anything on this, cause I've been on the other end of one of these deals, & it's never good for anyone in the end.
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    Dave's Wheels are where I got mine about ~12 years, after reading an article in MBA about a Ti GT Ziazhang (sp) they built up with light parts.

    Wheels I have are:
    32 hole, 3 cross drive, radial non-drive rear
    28 hole radial front
    Rims are Sun CR-17 (Chinook) think?

    I'm still using the front wheel on the commuter. The rear hub needs a new bearing, but you have to de-lace on side of the wheel to change it, so I haven't got around to it.

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    My stratums... 1996...I guess they are rare. Actually, those 2 are not mine but Ive got the same ones and one of them I actually bought form the person who took this pic.


    and here are some crazy coda magics that I wish were mine:
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    pineapple bob...

    Speaking of old weird hubs, what am I ever going to do with this???
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Speaking of old weird hubs, what am I ever going to do with this???
    That thing is amazing! I want it! Who made it?
    Herro prease

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    My stratums... 1996...I guess they are rare. Actually, those 2 are not mine but Ive got the same ones and one of them I actually bought form the person who took this pic.
    There's a stratum on ebay right now but its seller is one of the guys who doesn't combine shipping and charges $15US for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    That thing is amazing! I want it! Who made it?
    For some reason I'm thinking either Ulterrain's second hub design, or Union USA. They're not Pulstar's thats for sure.

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    The only pic of my Retro parts...

    Is this picture of my Westpine Neutron Front hub 9and I guess my 1998 Sid is sort of retro).
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    I was a westpine dealer and never bothered to get one of their hubs for myself. They weren't particularly light and they came out at a time when I was looking for seriously light hubs.

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    Pineapple hub

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRedMantra
    That thing is amazing! I want it! Who made it?
    That is a Pineapple hub made by Clark-Kent, we have 3 of them. I laced one up using a full radial lacing and just got the picture of one using a twisted lacing. Might try that one next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    That is a Pineapple hub made by Clark-Kent, we have 3 of them. I laced one up using a full radial lacing and just got the picture of one using a twisted lacing. Might try that one next!
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    Now I remember, the double pull and side flanges were designed specifically for twist lacing.

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    Hmmm... man didn't realize my stuff was rare or retro...



    Will have to get some pics up in the near future.

    List includes...

    Nuke Proof Carbon Hubs (Atom Bombs) with Ti Spokes and Bonti Rims. (Look for this on Ebay soon.)
    Nuke Proof Superflys with Spline Drive. (In use on the hardtail.)
    Amp F-4 Carbon. (In use on the hardtail)
    Machine Tech Front Hub (I've already had offers on this one... freaky) (In use on wife's bike)
    Vetta Tri Shock Tublar Ti Saddle (and other Vetta saddles) (In use on dually and one in storage)
    First Generation XTR pods. Magura Clamps. (In use on hardtail)
    Second Generation XTR pods with precision Billet Clamps. (Storage)
    Different Intergrated Bars/Ends - Generic Bahrma's, GT, Scott. (Two in use, two in storage)
    Avid Tri-Align III's. (One in use on hardtail, One set in box - hehehe)
    Hershey Longneck V's. (In use on wife's bike, another brake in storage)

    Might be a few more hiding in the bottom of the box, but that's the crux of 'em.

    Will have to get some pics up soon.

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    Ive got some old stuff

    Here s some stuff I have laying around.
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    Pineapple hubs... mmmm.... got a mini review from a British MTB mag, MTB PRO May '95 it says:

    "PINEAPPLE HUBS: I saw these first at Annaheim 1994 show and thought they looked incredible. Now, CAD are bringing in these fruity beauties. The idea is that yo can build a really strong triangulated, snowflake wheel. Your wheelbuilder will hate you though. "

    RRP in the UK was: 120 front, 160 rear....

    so there we go....

    Djuc

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    Dia Compe SS-5 levers

    and Straddle Rod
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    Ahhh, Magic Motorcycle....

    Actually those are Magic Motorcycle pre Cannondale purchase. And while they are cool as hell there's no point to riding them as chainrings are impossible to find.

    What I'd love to see/have is a pair of the Magic Motorcycle wheels!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    Actually those are Magic Motorcycle pre Cannondale purchase. And while they are cool as hell there's no point to riding them as chainrings are impossible to find.

    What I'd love to see/have is a pair of the Magic Motorcycle wheels!!

    Tell me more about this Magic wheel............................................. ........................
    Me curious.

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    Well they were kinda like the original Spinergy wheels except instead of carbon blades they were aluminum. Custom machined hubs and rims and used an ultra-compact custom cassette...I know the small cog was 9T and I think the largest was 18T.

    Circa 1992??

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    Machine Tech Stem

    Here's my bike. I guess the rare parts are the frame, bar and fork. It's a Schwinn Project Underground with a Look Fournales fork and a Klein Stratum 90 bar.

    My other rare parts include a Joe's similar to the attached pic, and an all black one like the black and blue one posted by DeeEight.

    I've been looking for a Machine Tech stem like this for some time now... the other stems they made are kind of ugly.
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    1989 Rock Shox

    Here is my 1989 RS1 (Rock Shox 1) that is still in us today!
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    Custom one off crank bros seat post

    Made sometime in the late 1980's?

    Sinfully light





    Rest of my old stuff is old and almost used up!

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    Do you mean Cook Bros?

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    Indeed posted pre coffee. Friend had ity built, somehow its in the box here now. Well time to get a ride in before it pours. Then tomorrow maybe some sand dune riding =)

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    some XC Pro...

    I had these on an old Fisher SuperCaliber. Neon Yellow with a black top tube and a yellow zig-zag running down each side.
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    Critical Racing stem

    That Machine Tech stem reminded me of this Critical Racing stem I had on my Mantis
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    Skullcrack. That is crazy as well, I don't know what.

    The fisher SuperCaliber in Yellow with the zigzag was my first real bike, after years of beating the tar out of an 87 trek 800 frame & piles of similarly junk componentry. I remember picking it up, seeing the teal/chrome CR-7 (mantis xcr copy) next to it, & thinking the full aluminum was a substantial upgrade. There was a $200 RS-1 upgrade available, but I bought it rigid and put an order in for the new Mag 20's instead. They finally came in, and it was about 6 more months before I saw another suspension fork out there. Everyone saying "how stupid..."

    Check this out. Go to ebay right now, and type in Critical Racing...

    And now I ride Mantis frames...
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Just for show, not for sale.

    For your enjoyment.
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    Its a Breeze.

    Catch a Breezer
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    The hub

    Carbon hub
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    Your Great Grand Daddy's Machine

    This is not your father's bike
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    TNT cranks

    TNT Performance Products HDS cranks Blue non-drive/Green drive/Polished spider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobKreyole
    For your enjoyment.
    I can remember wanting that frame so badly in '97. I met some guy out in CO riding one who raved about the ride quality.

    One comes up on ebay every now and then...there was a brand new one last year. One day I'll pick one up.

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    Fork

    Check out the fork in the center.
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    Check out the fork in the center.

    Cool, it would be an Amp Research F3 carbon I believe. I am riding an aluminum legged version on a Rock Lobbster single speed at the moment. Good fork. It worked out great for me as a slight compromise between suspension and rigid.

    Great use of the gun rack by the way.

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    Bullseye cranks...

    Going strong since '87, even survived multiple heat/cool cycles to free a siezed pedal spindle.


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    Brakes

    The box of stops

    spread out

    Near new Mag Lites

    Speed Controllers

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    Downhillers here to represent . . .

    Shimano Airlines DH Shifting System . . . . because there aren't air bottles big enough for a 25 mile xc ride!

    Can't fault Shimano for lack of creativity . . . they bravely went where no component maker had gone before on this one . . . and probably never will again!
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    XC guys are not to be out done on trick retro-shifting . . .

    Ever seen a set of these before? The shifter is an old Sachs twist shifter, but attached to these are the real beauty's:

    "SAFE Products" manufactured Hydraulic Shifter Cables

    Turn any shifter line into a hydraulic shift line. All that is needed is a short short run of cable on the shifter and derailer at each end which connects to the hydraulic cylinders. Very trick! When they weren't leaking fluid, they ran great, especially in the mud. They felt ultra smooth when working properly. At 200 bucks a line in the early 90's they were definately pricey way to click a derailer!
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    Thats really cool. They ahve something like that on the machinist website. Except I think they use the rapid fire type shifter.
    Herro prease

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    Amp Research F3 carbon fork

    That fork can be had at a reasonable price if anyone is interested.

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    How reasonable? $50?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobKreyole
    That fork can be had at a reasonable price if anyone is interested.
    If so I'd be interested.

    I picked up 2 of them for $100 when they were discontinued; one broke and I got rid of the other when I changed frames. But they were great forks.

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    hehe.. SAFE rules. I still have the MBA issue where they review 'em.

    Don't know how rare they are, but I have a set of the Syncros forged aluminum cranks. I'll just post a pic of my XC bike.. 1997 IF Deluxe, first year they went to 853. The aforementioned cranks, a Nuke Proof bombshell front hub, Avid Arch Supremes, white bro's Ti bar.. what I think is a pretty rare selle san marco seat.. I also have a Girvin Cross-Link Elite, one of the good ones with the Noleen coil-over. That's about it, I think. Oh yeah, also have one of the original Syncros hinged stems, but the hinge on the face is busted..


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    Hershey Racing cranks

    Some sweet machining on these...
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    Idea! more cnc machine magic . . .

    And the industry wonders why mtb sales have fallen off?! bring back the ano, cnc'd, neon, radical, old school excitement . . . a lost art form!
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    XC/Pro



    This was still in service until I converted to singlespeed. Now, it sits waiting.

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    Those shifters are the best!

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    TWP Levers

    These are a set of my TWP levers for Magura rim brakes.
    You can also see a Precision Billet clamp that you could use on the original XTR shifters. The original XTR shifter/ brake combo was screwed together. If you went to another brake lever (like Magura's) you could still use you shifters. Of couse Shimano pop-riveted them together ofter that so they could not be separated.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by LQQK
    These are a set of my TWP levers for Magura rim brakes.
    You can also see a Precision Billet clamp that you could use on the original XTR shifters. The original XTR shifter/ brake combo was screwed together. If you went to another brake lever (like Magura's) you could still use you shifters. Of couse Shimano pop-riveted them together ofter that so they could not be separated.
    Very cool levers LQQk!

    Always wanted to own a pair of those. I had the first magura version back in 94 right after Tomac started riding them. Use to get very strange looks riding them. Kind like the look you got riding discs in 95 or so - that great double take that was priceless.

    Those TWP's a really nice! hope to have a set some day. I think one or two other companies also made a magura replacement lever - maybe kooka? can't remember.

    -mtnwing

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    This old stuff is awesome! I would love to own some of these old parts that are tougher than a lot of today's parts!

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    ... nice brakes and a real rare hub

    ciao
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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by floibex
    ... nice brakes and a real rare hub

    ciao
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    Uy yuy... That brake is soooooo... ahhhhhh.. Really, that's borderline pornography there... I'll probably get fired for looking at it at work...
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Hey Ive got one of those hubs. Ultralight and pretty rare. Its on a 560gram front wheel. Im a bit scared to use it. Mine is the updated version with the spacers over the axle. They are from around 95-96. If anyone is interested Id sell the wheel for cheap.

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    How much do you want for that Shimano airlines system?

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    Some very nice pics up there!

    A few of mine:

    Box levers - designed by Danny Sotello (Onza) in '97.



    DT Hgi Titanium hubset - titanium axles and cassette body.



    Morati crankset.


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    floibex,
    those are the bad-aest brakes i have ever seen in my life.
    i know this is a very long shot indeed...but any chance you might know anyone else with a set of those brakes? i am dying to try one out, and would be willing to trade stuff, too.
    in the thoroughly unlikely case you have the slightest interest in either cash or a swap, email me at stFFim@ufl.edu. (remove the caps)
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Yes indeed, that just jumped to the number one spot in my "where the hell was I when that came out???" list.

    That lever and the machine tech brakes on ebay at the moment are enough to make me want to go back to riding cantis, if purely for aesthetics.
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller
    floibex,
    those are the bad-aest brakes i have ever seen in my life.
    i know this is a very long shot indeed...but any chance you might know anyone else with a set of those brakes? i am dying to try one out, and would be willing to trade stuff, too.
    in the thoroughly unlikely case you have the slightest interest in either cash or a swap, email me at stFFim@ufl.edu. (remove the caps)
    happy you, they are for sale.

    I'll forward this post to a friend, he will contact you..

    ciao
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    ... to stay a little bit sleepless
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    Ohhhh ohhhh...I want tthem more....

    I need to complete my westpine collection... don't have the rear scissors brake.

    email me at kroberge@ca.inter.net

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    floibex,
    don't taunt me like that! PLEASE just make sure your friend gets in contact with me! if i don't have get those brakes i will eat a pound of salt and die a horrible death!
    tim.
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    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    uphiller, don't do this!
    and if you do it, don't tell it to me I will feel guilty 'till the end of my days

    maybe we should organize a "battle for brakes" at the us/canadian border, in the middle of lake superior when the ice had gone, on singelspeed driven watercrafts, gearing 0,5:2 ...

    ciao
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    I want one of those!!!

    I used to have one on my old Marble Peak that was stolen back in 95. God that was one beautiful piece, albeit flexy.

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    got some Machine tech QR's, I now have, NOS Qr's, NOS Hubs front and rear, Brake levers, 2 sets of Canti's and 5 cable hangers.

    I agree with D8, Machine Tech I would (and do) collect not even to put on a bike.

    Has anybody got any McMahon stuff to show?

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    someone else can go for the westpines...

    my offer was rejected and since the seller wants more than the wholesale was on the things brand new a decade ago (I was a westpine dealer), I'm not interested in 'em.

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    Hershey Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by SkullCrack
    Some sweet machining on these...
    I have had a set of these Hershey cranks on one of my bikes for about 10 years, they have taken a lot of abuse and still look good.
    Also have various brakes and hubs on some of my bikes too. The guy that owned Hershey, Greg Gutierrez, was a friend from the LBS in So Cal whan I lived there. His background included bikes and tool-making, a good combination for someone in the CNC chi-chi business. He also did a lot of design and manufacturing work for other bike and component companies.

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    What no caramba double barrell cranks?
    I thought those were the single most trick a$$ part I ever seen.

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    carumba double barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    What no caramba double barrell cranks?
    I thought those were the single most trick a$$ part I ever seen.
    as you wish . . . just picked these up to go on my outland vpp!

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    cha ching!
    WTB
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    somebody sell me a pair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    What no caramba double barrell cranks?
    I thought those were the single most trick a$$ part I ever seen.
    here you go.
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    Hey "TheBronze", I have two pair of Caramba Double Barrels if you are serious...

    I have a pair of red ones w/ silver spider and a blue pair with green spider (the red ones are only good for single ring, though, as the spider is off by a little bit - the blue and green ones are good for all three rings). Let me know if you are really interested in a pair, you can email me directly through here (or anyone else that has to have a pair!). I'd be interested in trades as well.

    By the way, I'm an old-schooler in terms of being on this board - I was Big Daddy from way back in '99, but for some reason I cannot sign on anymore (new-fangled forums must've screwed things up for me!).
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