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    Show us your famous vintage bikes

    Please post your vintage bike that was :
    Once owned and/or raced by MTB icons and/or appeared in magazines.
    Barn finds that resulted in MTB history.

    For example, I would be interested to see Tomacís bike, or Julie Furtadoís GT race bike. Maybe Keithís Bontragers personal bike.. stuff like that. Thanks

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    I was really hoping people would have stuff to post in this thread. I love unearthed famous bikes.
    Ex-Race bikes, Prototypes, Ex-show bikes, Magazine bikes.

    I've done lots of replicas, but I only have one true 'famous' bike to share.

    Its a work in progress.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I was really hoping people would have stuff to post in this thread. I love unearthed famous bikes.
    Ex-Race bikes, Prototypes, Ex-show bikes, Magazine bikes.

    I've done lots of replicas, but I only have one true 'famous' bike to share.

    Its a work in progress.
    Hey, that's looking really nice! You need to get rid of those nylon toe straps. And you need what looks to be Shimano clips. I think I may have that exact cable hanger for the seat QR. Oh, those tires look like CyclePro Motivators... think I saw some on ebay recently.

    Are you looking for a Race Hite?

    I also expect a full mullet for the photoshoot when complete. Better start now.

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    Great pictures ER.....
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Hey, that's looking really nice! You need to get rid of those nylon toe straps. And you need what looks to be Shimano clips. I think I may have that exact cable hanger for the seat QR. Oh, those tires look like CyclePro Motivators... think I saw some on ebay recently.

    Are you looking for a Race Hite?

    I also expect a full mullet for the photoshoot when complete. Better start now.
    Its coming along ok. I'm already deviating from the plan by using XC Pro thumbshifters. The X-Press was just too awful to use. I mean really horrific stuff. Even NOS was ****.

    Otis said it was all stop of the line Suntour at the time, but I'm torn on the wheelset. Pics look like black XT's (Hyperglide cassette). Only Suntour option are XC9000 since XC Pro didn't come in black. To make things more complicated, the spacing on this bike is 130mm. So...there was...for a short period of time...a 130mm black XT hub that runs a 7spd cassette. Or run the XC9000 version. Since I've already deviated some, I'm open to the path of least resistance.

    I'll change the straps, but the Specialized clips will stay.

    Gladly take the hanger, Hite Rite I have.

    Take a look at the pic below. Rear looks like yellow label GC Extreme, front...orange label somethingorother.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Great pictures ER.....
    Thanks dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Its coming along ok. I'm already deviating from the plan by using XC Pro thumbshifters. The X-Press was just too awful to use. I mean really horrific stuff. Even NOS was ****.

    Otis said it was all stop of the line Suntour at the time, but I'm torn on the wheelset. Pics look like black XT's (Hyperglide cassette). Only Suntour option are XC9000 since XC Pro didn't come in black. To make things more complicated, the spacing on this bike is 130mm. So...there was...for a short period of time...a 130mm black XT hub that runs a 7spd cassette. Or run the XC9000 version. Since I've already deviated some, I'm open to the path of least resistance.

    I'll change the straps, but the Specialized clips will stay.

    Gladly take the hanger, Hite Rite I have.

    Take a look at the pic below. Rear looks like yellow label GC Extreme, front...orange label somethingorother.

    oh yeah, looks like a Suntour wheelset (and cassette) with Mavic rims in the tuxedo pic and XT hubs/Ritchey Vantage wheelset in the BQ pic (and a dif set of tires on each).

    "Somethingorother" label might be a Specialized with the "Armadillo Protection" or whatever that was.

    I think you should go with X Press. It's bad, but it's what was on it. I had to sell bikes with those shifters in the 90s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    oh yeah, looks like a Suntour wheelset (and cassette) with Mavic rims in the tuxedo pic and XT hubs/Ritchey Vantage wheelset in the BQ pic (and a dif set of tires on each).

    "Somethingorother" label might be a Specialized with the "Armadillo Protection" or whatever that was.

    I think you should go with X Press. It's bad, but it's what was on it. I had to sell bikes with those shifters in the 90s!
    Oooh ya. Silver hubs in the Tux pic. Nice. Sky's the limit now!

    Yaaa...no on the X-Press.
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    Awesome Rumpfy - Now that's what I am talking about.. Keep them coming., I may ask you in a new thread about posting pictures of your bikes in the background.. amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler View Post
    Awesome Rumpfy - Now that's what I am talking about.. Keep them coming.
    Ha, thanks!

    I know other people here have famous bikes too (Fillet brazed), I'd like to see them post as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I know other people here have famous bikes too (Fillet brazed), I'd like to see them post as well.
    I've been waiting forever for FB to post up some of those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I've been waiting forever for FB to post up some of those!
    I'm gonna do it for him if he doesn't get his act together.
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    Sully has a few, doesn't he?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Og

    I'm glad your taking your time and doing it right. It's destined to be a show piece again

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    Hey GOB, lets see your race bike again

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    Nice bike, Eric How about the Iron Horse?

    GOB's bike is pretty sweet as well.

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    Cadel Evans Cannondale

    I had Cadel's hardtail Cannondale for a few years. I had Cadel sign the toptube at Sea Otter
    It was the team Volvo Cannondale team bike.blue/ white paint with Australian flag graphics. I sold it on ebay around 2004, wish I never sold it.

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    Picture Jeff?

    I don't know if my Fat qualifies....

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    Bob Weir Fisher. Kinda similar to ER's OG, tried to build it up a close as possible to some old fuzzy pictures. Stem was separated from the bike at some point.



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    No famous bikes for me but I did snake the Salmon P-23 Team #8P5, from FB while he was waffling

    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Tinker Cannondale. There were lots of changes throughout the season so the build on this one was a moving target:





    More pics and details @ MOMBAT: 1997 Tinker Juarez Cannondale

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    Jacquie Phelan Phoenix



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    TR's Personal P-23 Beam Bike

    "Once owned and/or raced by MTB icons"

    I p/u this as a 26' wheel'd steed from TR, had him make it a 700c wheel bike(more my riding style, as I feel comfy ridin 120psi on dirt)

    Bein a nice guy(subject to 100% swing if any yodeler disparages my softride mounts) I'll not post the P-23 Team owned by a star I just p/u). But most of ya saw it on the Pic Friday thread anyway.

    Be nice(or not nice), and perhaps I'll post some others
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    Tom Ritchey touched my bike. Does that count?

    It don't mean a feng if it ain't got that
    shui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Tom Ritchey touched my bike. Does that count?
    As owner of Breezer #2, I don't think you need to stretch to qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Tom Ritchey touched my bike. Does that count?
    No.
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