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    Out on the gray JT ...

    Lesson number 1) Toe clips are not the same as clipless;
    Lesson number 2) Wear toe-clip appropriate footwear which have cleats (I still have mine);
    Lesson number 3) Pedal "flip & slip" takes a bit of practice when you haven't done it for 20+ years;
    Lesson number 4) I still love this geometry, handling, feel and ride ...

    I learned these lessons on my first outing on my steel Mongoose JT Sig while hopping a dirt mound I've hopped countless times on other bikes - with clipless pedals

    It was a GREAT ride otherwise and that first episode forced me to pay more attention to my foot position for the next few obstacles.

    Rapidly regained control ...

    ...but all of you know the feeling of having a foot or feet unintentionally lose contact with pedals while sailing through the air with the greatest of ease.

    A few cell phone pics. Black Prestge bars on the way and still looking for ODI Mountaineer grips.
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    ODI Attack grips Attack MTB Grips
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Thanks Banks.
    I have a set of Grab-On MTN-1 grips on a Ti Powerbulge bar right now but would like to throw on some of the original spec Mountaineer grips when I put the Prestige bar on. If I can't find the Mountaineers I'll stick some Attacks - my favorite.
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    That bike is so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    That bike is so cool.
    No one knows better than you!
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    Looks good put together.

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    The bike is out in the woods but I don't see a trace of dirt on it. I think it's all done with Photoshop.

    Seriously, that 'goose looks beautiful. Simple, elegant and beautiful. Nice work.

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    I have been looking for one for quite some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    The bike is out in the woods but I don't see a trace of dirt on it. I think it's all done with Photoshop.

    Seriously, that 'goose looks beautiful. Simple, elegant and beautiful. Nice work.

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    Drat, you got me ...

    Seriously - I usually take the pics at the beginning of a ride. You can't imagine how many times I am half way home before I remember "damn I forgot to take some pictures".

    But you're right - had I taken photos afterwards, given the rain we have been having here in NJ, there would be little doubt about riding.

    It really REALLY is a great ride.
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    Awesome (I would lose the pie plate though)............
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    THAT is a bike that I'd love to have! I had one back when they first came out. It was my first "real good" bike. The frame was basically a production Prestige copy of the Wicked Fat Change that Tomes was really riding the previous season.

    I eventually tweaked it bad going through a culvert in a cyclocross....wrinkled the top tube and the down tube. All of the parts got swapped over to an American Breezer frame that I never liked as much. sigh.

    I've got a few photos of me on that bike somewhere. A shoebox archeology mission is in order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Lesson number 1) Toe clips are not the same as clipless;
    Lesson number 2) Wear toe-clip appropriate footwear which have cleats (I still have mine);
    Lesson number 3) Pedal "flip & slip" takes a bit of practice when you haven't done it for 20+ years;
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    I'll second that. It's not so much the crash that hurts but the embarrassment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot View Post
    THAT is a bike that I'd love to have! I had one back when they first came out. It was my first "real good" bike. The frame was basically a production Prestige copy of the Wicked Fat Change that Tomes was really riding the previous season.

    I eventually tweaked it bad going through a culvert in a cyclocross....wrinkled the top tube and the down tube. All of the parts got swapped over to an American Breezer frame that I never liked as much. sigh.

    I've got a few photos of me on that bike somewhere. A shoebox archeology mission is in order.
    Ya gotta find and post those photos here!
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    Nuttin' but metal, some rubber, leather and s****load of agression baked in those prestige tubes. That my friend, is a bike.
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    I didn't know JT Jim Thorpe had bicyclers named after him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    I didn't know JT Jim Thorpe had bicyclers named after him!
    Are you kidding? He invented mountain biking!. Heck, he invented mountains!
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