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    Moots Mountaineer S/N 587

    Like no other bike that I own, this bike has absolutely no inclination toward racing, and has about every option you could get from Moots back in 1985-86. Also, not many of my bikes can make this claim, but this one is almost 100% original, right down to the cables and cable ends. I replaced one rusted fender bolt and a few washers, and added one Moots accessory (can you guess?). The handlebars and fork indicate that other accessories (lights?) might have been removed at some point to reduce clutter.

    So many cool little details on this one. Check out the funky cable ends, and the beeswax in the bolt heads to prevent rust. Someone was planning a trip to Nepal or something.

    Crankset: Shimano 600 black ano
    Rear Derailleur: M700 Superplate
    Front Derailleur: Shimano 600 Arabesque
    Brakes: M700 black ano
    Shifters: M700 black ano
    Levers: Magura Shorty
    Bar and Stem: Moots
    Grips: Grab-on
    Saddle: Brooks B-33
    Pedals: Shimano platform
    Racks: Blackburn
    Fenders: Rich Cast
    Headset: Shimano 600
    Hubs: Phil Wood
    Rims: Araya RM-25
    Tires: Avocet FastGrip

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    Oh My!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO
    Oh My!
    I'll second that!!

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    my oh my, look at that saddle.

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    That is in the top 5 of all the bikes I've ever seen on here. Stunning!

    That fork!
    5 is the old new black; 6 is the new new black...

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    Hot damn! That thing is just stunning.

    I'll bet Rumpfy gives it points off for not having knobbies though

    So it came with a Golden Arrow 105 double FD for that triple? I assume it works fine, but it surprises me....

    Thanks for posting, the small details alone make it worth spending time ogling
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Awesome bike! Fork and stem are particularly cool, but I love the whole thing the way it's built.

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    ...and now I have to add a Moots to the dream garage. What a stunning bike!

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    This is beautiful.

    Should have pressed harder on the one I found hanging, abandoned at a closing shop those years back.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Calling First Flight Bikes

    I hope Jeff post his Mountaineer so we all can enjoy

    Moots Mountaineer's are by far the ultimate Adventure bike.

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    [QUOTE=MendonCycleSmith]Hot damn! That thing is just stunning.

    I'll bet Rumpfy gives it points off for not having knobbies though

    He might be safe....they are vintage Avocet Skinwalls

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    "So it came with a Golden Arrow 105 double FD for that triple?"

    Whatever Kent had available I think. Shimano 600 Arabesque? It's similar in shape to a Shimano M700 Deerhead, but the emblem is missing.

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    That thing is amazing!

    Oh, and excellent photos too.
    A wise man once said: "Always Ride"

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    I'm floored.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    BOOOYAAAA!

    That's what it's all about.


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    Lovely indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury
    "So it came with a Golden Arrow 105 double FD for that triple?"

    Whatever Kent had available I think. Shimano 600 Arabesque? It's similar in shape to a Shimano M700 Deerhead, but the emblem is missing.

    what took ya so long? sure is a nice one.

    Kent really liked Shimano stuff. I still need to scan my Moots stuff. Lots of good info there.

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    Damn...That`s killer! Absolutely love it!

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    Thanks all.

    "what took ya so long? sure is a nice one."

    Waiting for you to post your Yeti and NOS Potts. The rack thread motivated me.

    Surprisingly, the one non-original component is the Moots road handles, which had been removed at some point.

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    Very, very cool. Is it my imagination or do the seatstays curve mildly towards the dropouts? At any rate, it looks very comfortable. Was it designed to be a touring bike, or did you build it up as such?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury
    Surprisingly, the one non-original component is the Moots road handles, which had been removed at some point.
    Glad you had a set to put on there. Wouldn't be right without them.

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    "Was it designed to be a touring bike, or did you build it up as such?"

    It's all original save one rusty bolt and a few washers. The Moots handles were generously donated off this bike,

    http://www.43bikes.com/stumpy85.html

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    Best bike here in a loooong time!

    Very cool.

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