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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. Cunningham Racer.

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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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    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

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





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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?


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Tom Ritchey touched my bike. Does that count?

    No. But the fact that you own it has to make it somewhat famous (or maybe only after you sell it to someone else).
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayne View Post
    no.
    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Tom Ritchey touched my bike. Does that count?

    I'd say ya

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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.



    That is sweet Rumphy.
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    Around May of 2008, Bike magazine had a feature called "Faces of Slickrock" or something close to that. I currently ride the bike pictured in here.
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    I really dig that bike ER- I don't think there is a cooler OG out there.

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    Here are a couple....

    Tracy Smith raced on the Cunningham team and this is his bike from around 1988. I have some race photos that I need to scan so I will add those at some point.





    Koski Trailmaster #2 that was owned by Marc Horwitz and it powered the tofu mobile and NORBA raced.





    apparently the bike is somewhere at the bottom of this "stack"




    Retrotec #1 raced by Bob for the first 3 years of his racing career.


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    Awesome Stan,, Love the Cunningham. Check out the rake on that fork..

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    One of my favorite Hams. Great set of pics SL!
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    Great bikes, MJ.

    I'll post up mine, but a few need a little work before photos.

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    Sweet, Stan Lee! My second favorite Ham! Love that Trailmaster. The wide rims look perfect on there.

    Ping, so funny that you posted a frame that was raced by....YOU!

    FB, quit stalling. Let's see them.

    Rumpf....any day now, slowpoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssulljm View Post
    "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
    That bike has a wonderful presence about it and I find the stem and beam on that bike particularly pleasing esthetically. Please post more old bike pictures.

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    How about you Girlonbike?
    Anything?
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Love the Ham. I want...

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    Thanks guys and gal! DL, I assume you have a bunch of stuff that most of us don't know about? This is kind of your focus, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee View Post
    Thanks guys and gal! DL, I assume you have a bunch of stuff that most of us don't know about? This is kind of your focus, correct?
    Not necessarily, but a few just sorta fell into my lap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Love the Ham. I want...
    Who are you what have you done with Shawn1000Ritcheys?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    How about you Girlonbike?
    Anything?
    Hmmm....maybe I'll ask Heidi for pics of her racing it.

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    Replicas





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    This isn't a famous bike, but I have Chris Herting's custom FRO that he built for himself.

    <a href="http://s348.photobucket.com/albums/q342/415yeti/?action=view&current=424ac6be.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q342/415yeti/424ac6be.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a>
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    415M3 -Still a famous bike. Thanks for sharing.

    Jeff - What a coincidence, after my last replied I was wondering if a JF GT bike would appear.. Everyone should play the lottery today..

    Thanks all for keeping this thread alive with famous bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler View Post
    415M3 -Still a famous bike. Thanks for sharing.

    Jeff - What a coincidence, after my last replied I was wondering if a JF GT bike would appear.. Everyone should play the lottery today..

    Thanks all for keeping this thread alive with famous bikes.
    Ironically I was just looking at a aluminum Yeti and rememberd how much I liked the steel one better, and look what just got posted...I'm 41 yrs old to this day I have yet to buy a lottery ticket. I have never been a big gambler.

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    I like the 95 Juli replica!


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    I like this thread in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Ping, so funny that you posted a frame that was raced by....YOU!
    You bet, I was kicking ass on the Slickrock that day and that bike has a long and storied racing career, even winning now and then...and the whole package of rider and bike appealed to a photographer..and voila.

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