• 02-25-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    That's no big deal it's just a little surface rust that's all. Nothing that a little old fashioned elbow grease and some steelwool won't fix.;)
  • 02-28-2012
    vintagemtbr
    1 Attachment(s)
    Specialized neon ATB Cables.
    This is the only neon item I could find. I found these unused Specialized cables in a thrift store a few years ago.One day I might use them on a future bike build.
  • 02-28-2012
    jibbajabb
    Got to have the splatter paint.

    My 1992 GT Karakoram.

    (nevermind...have to have 10 posts to post an image. That's just silly.)
  • 02-28-2012
    BugeyedEarl
    Spotted this for sale on the side of the road, but didn't buy. I probably could have made some money selling the wheels. Oh well...

  • 04-04-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    This is me screaming!


    O< Bring back neon, bring back neon.....
    Π
    |
    _A_

    Is that the worst stick figure you have ever seen? The best I could do with a cell phone.
  • 04-04-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    Nice try ;)
  • 04-05-2012
    klasse
    barely qualifies, but I'll throw my Marin in the mix:

  • 04-29-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    barely qualifies, but I'll throw my Marin in the mix:


    Oh yeah that bike qualifies alright,that is one sweet ride.:thumbsup:
  • 05-18-2012
    durianrider
    classic thread. How about open it up to pre 1995 mountain bikes so we don't miss out on any cool Shogun, Mongoose IBOC, Diamond Back Apex photos eh? ;)
  • 05-21-2012
    ong
    Sorry, mispost.
  • 05-26-2012
    RaptorTC
    Neon needs to make a comeback. I'm sad that my generation missed out on all of this.
  • 06-23-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RaptorTC View Post
    Neon needs to make a comeback. I'm sad that my generation missed out on all of this.

    Sad but true it is something that had to be lived to get "it". Check out the initial post in this thread. Most missed the "bar ends" comment. Both neon and bar ends go hand in hand from the same era.
  • 06-23-2012
    trodaq
    Posted this elswhere but does have a little neon goin on

  • 06-24-2012
    Max Hc
    Here´s my Alkon Pirineos with some Neon Pink on it:





  • 06-26-2012
    mfh126
    My '92 Grove Innovations X frame:

  • 07-08-2012
    robpad
    5 Attachment(s)
    don't know if this qualifies but I found some of my old helmets from the 80s and early 90s Attachment 709038Attachment 709039Attachment 709040Attachment 709041Attachment 709042
  • 08-04-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by durianrider View Post
    classic thread. How about open it up to pre 1995 mountain bikes so we don't miss out on any cool Shogun, Mongoose IBOC, Diamond Back Apex photos eh? ;)

    Post it up!:thumbsup::thumbsup:this thread is open for all brightly colored older rides. And pre-1995 qualifies for that.
  • 08-06-2012
    breckenridge
    This is a great thread. I had gotten seriously into mountain biking in '96, so while I never owned a decently neon bike, there were plenty of them at the races and parts around the shop when I started working there. Lots of memories!
  • 08-26-2012
    Wyody
    5 Attachment(s)
    First Haro prototype rear suspension frame
    This was my first prototype I designed and built for Haro and there were a couple more until its final stage going to production. Then it became other manufactures exact same design like Iron Horse and Kona! that year this rear suspension I designed won two world downhill championships! more pictures of the other prototypes and the other productions soon to come.
  • 08-26-2012
    Wyody
    4 Attachment(s)
    Titan Titanium mountain bike frame
    Even thought this frame only has some fluorescent decals it is a very rare Titanium frame I help design for Titan. I also designed a rear suspension frame for Titan but the company was bought out by a company from Taiwan and it never made it to production but I have pictures some where of it!
  • 08-26-2012
    Wyody
    1 Attachment(s)
    Second Haro rear suspension prototype frame
    This was the second Haro rear suspension frame I design, and that is my dad and I out the Interbike show when it use to be in Anaheim Ca. back in the 1990's. we also mounted some huge prototype disc brakes!
  • 08-26-2012
    24pouces
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wyody View Post
    Then it became other manufactures exact same design like Iron Horse and Kona! that year this rear suspension I designed won two world downhill championships!

    This system of suspension was used by trek in 91 and the Iron Horse was a frame made by Verlichi in Italia ;)

    But so cool prototype :)
  • 08-26-2012
    Wyody
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 24pouces View Post
    This system of suspension was used by trek in 91 and the Iron Horse was a frame made by Verlichi in Italia ;)

    But so cool prototype :)


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 24pouces View Post
    This system of suspension was used by trek in 91 and the Iron Horse was a frame made by Verlichi in Italia ;)

    But so cool prototype :)

    Yes and it was copied by Trek, Iron Horse, Kona and every one else who saw it the first and second prototypes at the 1990 and 1991 show, they also saw it in the different magazines before the shows that the Derby corporation who own Haro at that time show it to, and the whole frame design was brought to the manufacture of Marzocchi suspension(which at that time was only motorcycle susp.) to have a shock built for it since there was no mt.bike shocks being manufactured yet! when it got there in Italy Haro said my design was shown to Verlichi who in turned made the frame for Haro, But the design was also given to Iron Horse and Kona!!! I have drawings of this design dating back to 1988 but I personally like other designs I had instead! but this Haro designed of mine was picked by Dean Bradley the product manager of Haro at that time because he liked the idea/design that allowed the suspension to be locked out under pedaling because of the main pivot location, thinking it was good for climbing! I liked my other designs allowing a more of controlled active suspension, because I was a motocrosser and believed in active suspension, which I designed and sold to a company called Crestonepeak bikes out of Colorado. They showed it around to different magazines who said it had " Too much travel" that it was not necessary lol! it only had 6"'s of travel in the rear but that was too much for 1990 I guess! that design I had the Suzuki linkage designed in to it kind of, and my around the axle pivot design that was used later by Trek and still being used today by them!
  • 08-26-2012
    unicrown junkie
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's a Rock Hound I saw in Whistler two days ago. It is a little faded now, but that's what you get with those yellow and pink colors when they've been outside for a few decades!
  • 08-26-2012
    YYZ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by J Ro View Post
    Does Day Glo Yellow count? Note the painted to match thumb shifter pods and water bottle cage.


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    Man that marin is awesome. gotta love em.
  • 09-07-2012
    sbolt
    3 Attachment(s)
    Diamond Back Ascent EX
    New to the forum. At the age of 44, I decided I wanted to get back into cycling, especially here around town. I found this old (1992?) Diamond Back on Craigslist for $75.00. A cyclo computer was included . I cleaned up the drivetrain, greased the wheel bearings, and I went kind of nuts on parts over the last two weeks:

    Drop bars
    mirror
    bar extender
    lights (required)
    Airzounds horn (loud!)
    shock absorbing seatpost
    Kenda K838 tire on front, the rear tire is on the way.

    I am glad I bought this instead of going to Walmart or Target for a bike. Even thought I lack experience and I know the technology has made quantum leaps over 20 years, I think this bike feels solid. With the drop bar and just a slick front tire my cruising speed has increased from 12 to 14 mph, up to 14 to 17 mph. I'm Happy.:D

    The Kenda K838 feels so much better that the knobby. The rear will be here next week. I can enter a sweeping 90 degree left turns at the traffic signal doing 16 or 17 mph, no braking even after it rains. The knobby was not giving me that confidence.
  • 09-07-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Here's a Rock Hound I saw in Whistler two days ago. It is a little faded now, but that's what you get with those yellow and pink colors when they've been outside for a few decades!

    Nice! :thumbsup:
  • 09-07-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Here's a Rock Hound I saw in Whistler two days ago. It is a little faded now, but that's what you get with those yellow and pink colors when they've been outside for a few decades!

    Gotta love a bike with its original tires.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sbolt View Post
    New to the forum. At the age of 44, I decided I wanted to get back into cycling, especially here around town.

    Wow! You've added everything known to mankind on it except racks and fenders. Good for you for getting back on the bike.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sbolt View Post
    I am glad I bought this instead of going to Walmart or Target for a bike.

    Me too!
  • 09-07-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sbolt View Post
    New to the forum. At the age of 44, I decided I wanted to get back into cycling, especially here around town. I found this old (1992?) Diamond Back on Craigslist for $75.00. A cyclo computer was included . I cleaned up the drivetrain, greased the wheel bearings, and I went kind of nuts on parts over the last two weeks:

    Drop bars
    mirror
    bar extender
    lights (required)
    Airzounds horn (loud!)
    shock absorbing seatpost
    Kenda K838 tire on front, the rear tire is on the way.

    I am glad I bought this instead of going to Walmart or Target for a bike. Even thought I lack experience and I know the technology has made quantum leaps over 20 years, I think this bike feels solid. With the drop bar and just a slick front tire my cruising speed has increased from 12 to 14 mph, up to 14 to 17 mph. I'm Happy.:D

    The Kenda K838 feels so much better that the knobby. The rear will be here next week. I can enter a sweeping 90 degree left turns at the traffic signal doing 16 or 17 mph, no braking even after it rains. The knobby was not giving me that confidence.



    Good choice! And welcome aboard I think you're on tbe right track with your attitude. It's about personal fun not the latest and greatest top of the line bike. Hey if you are going retro there is nothing better than a neon ride.:thumbsup:
  • 09-08-2012
    mattytruth
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wyody View Post
    Even thought this frame only has some fluorescent decals it is a very rare Titanium frame I help design for Titan. I also designed a rear suspension frame for Titan but the company was bought out by a company from Taiwan and it never made it to production but I have pictures some where of it!

    I Love your cable stops! really cool.
  • 09-08-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Wyody View Post
    Yes and it was copied by Trek, Iron Horse, Kona and every one else who saw it the first and second prototypes at the 1990 and 1991 show, they also saw it in the different magazines before the shows that the Derby corporation who own Haro at that time show it to, and the whole frame design was brought to the manufacture of Marzocchi suspension(which at that time was only motorcycle susp.) to have a shock built for it since there was no mt.bike shocks being manufactured yet! when it got there in Italy Haro said my design was shown to Verlichi who in turned made the frame for Haro, But the design was also given to Iron Horse and Kona!!! I have drawings of this design dating back to 1988 but I personally like other designs I had instead! but this Haro designed of mine was picked by Dean Bradley the product manager of Haro at that time because he liked the idea/design that allowed the suspension to be locked out under pedaling because of the main pivot location, thinking it was good for climbing! I liked my other designs allowing a more of controlled active suspension, because I was a motocrosser and believed in active suspension, which I designed and sold to a company called Crestonepeak bikes out of Colorado. They showed it around to different magazines who said it had " Too much travel" that it was not necessary lol! it only had 6"'s of travel in the rear but that was too much for 1990 I guess! that design I had the Suzuki linkage designed in to it kind of, and my around the axle pivot design that was used later by Trek and still being used today by them!

    Woody, Very interesting story and those are some great shots. I really like the green bike. I think if you post these at the end of this thread more people will see them. :thumbsup:
  • 09-19-2012
    SpinDirt
    Wow! This thread is crazy colorful.
  • 09-23-2012
    Benzosol
    Felix,
    This FUNK is just Vicious. One of the coolest bikes ive seen.

    Ben
  • 09-24-2012
    manbeer
    Not nearly as cool as some of the bikes here, but i picked this nearly mint 91 Trek 6000 up a few years back and its been a work in progress. She doesn't get the attention she deserves as i'm up to 27 bikes now and a girlfriend who's patience is wearing thin

    here's an old shot from basement cleanout number 1 last spring next to a lot of 3dv



  • 11-22-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    A resurrection of a thread that needs more contribution.
    I know there must be some more of these beloved bikes that need to be posted, so don't be bashful. I have something in the works that I am going to be springing on all of you very shortly. Via this thread she should fit in like a glove. I think you will be amazed with what I'm working on. I'm just giving everyone a chance to get their sunglasses because you're going to need them to view this beauty.
    edit: my plans fell through, couldn't purchase it quick enough. Someone else snagged it.
  • 11-22-2012
    jaxes88
    Favorite thread!!!! Love the old neon bikes. At my campus there's a neon orange GT outpost that I really like. I really want to get some of those oakley razorblades sunglasses but unfortunately they never really got cheap as ebay will confirm.
  • 11-23-2012
    mr pinga
    Here's my girlfriends Clockwork Orange

    Still used most weekends

  • 11-24-2012
    literocola
    That Orange is awesome, its even more awesome Magura HS11/33's with Evo mounts.Thats got Euro MTB written all over it!
  • 12-01-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    O<<"Bring back neon,bring back neon"
    \|/
    _ A_


    That's me trying to get the message out. Sorry that's the best I could do with a cell phone.
  • 12-01-2012
    jaxes88
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    "Bring back neon,bring back neon"

    I couldn't agree more, this whole flat black on everything trend these days is so boring
  • 12-02-2012
    shekky
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jaxes88 View Post
    I couldn't agree more, this whole flat black on everything trend these days is so boring

    you all asked for it. the crazy yellow decals on the wheels and forks had to go, though.

    2011 marin pine mountain 25th anniversary edition:
  • 12-04-2012
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    you all asked for it. the crazy yellow decals on the wheels and forks had to go, though.

    2011 marin pine mountain 25th anniversary edition:

    Nice! :thumbsup:
  • 12-05-2012
    A-Ray
    1 Attachment(s)
    Here's my late 80's Klein Pinnacle. I have changed the post and saddle from this hideous combo...
  • 12-08-2012
    singlespeedtoday
    I just acquired this beast and brought it back to life! Total cost $22.

    Before.


    After.


    First ride.


  • 12-08-2012
    jaxes88
    Love it! That's a great color. Good to see it going in the woods, how does it ride? you did pretty good for 22 bucks, fenders alone are worth more than that!
  • 12-08-2012
    singlespeedtoday
    Thanks man! I was blown away with the ride quality, it fits me like a glove.
  • 12-08-2012
    jaxes88
    Good to hear. You should make a video of it, so hard to find videos of neat old bikes being rode in the woods.
  • 12-09-2012
    CCMDoc
    These are the only two bikes of mine with any neon:

    Here is one:




    And my other:

  • 12-09-2012
    singlespeedtoday
    I'm working on a short video of it. I should have enough footage to put something together soon.
  • 12-09-2012
    jaxes88
    Looking forward to it! Also could you please send me the original resolution of that pic where it's leaning against a tree, or a link to it? Thanks, it makes a great wallpaper.