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    It is a slick tire day at First Flight Bikes!

    Both of these bikes arrived today from different owners. These are a couple of quick cell phone pictures before we get 'em polished up. 1992 Trek 9500 with a complete XTR kit (seat post even). Nothing spectacular but we might replace the 9000 in the collection with this one since it is clean and a nicer, more original bike. The second one is a 1989 (must be late in the year with 1990 model year parts) Mountain Goat Deluxe. It appears as if this one wore slicks from day one, very clean.
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    That's a funky paint job on the Goat. I've not seen a rainbow goat head on the head tube before.
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    Dig the rainbow Goat.
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    didn't you guys end up with the matching rainbow wtr?
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    Is that uncommon to have a standard unicrown fork on a Deluxe? Seems like just about all the ones I've seen have Goat Head forks other than the really early biplane ones.
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    rock on Jeff, LOVE the Goat!

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    God help me, but I just love a 7-spd era vintage mountain bike with the skinny Fat Boys on it.

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    Beautiful, Jeff! Love the Goat!

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    Is it just me, or is that seat cluster arrangement a bit sexier than the usual?

    Must be the ethereal quality of cell phone pics.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    Is that uncommon to have a standard unicrown fork on a Deluxe? Seems like just about all the ones I've seen have Goat Head forks other than the really early biplane ones.
    This one is a late 1989 and the Goat head forks were gone by then.

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    Why is no one talking about that Trek!? What a gem!!!!!!!!!
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    With the title on this thread I expected to see more Kleins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    didn't you guys end up with the matching rainbow wtr?
    We had a couple of shots at it but didn't end up with it. Would have been kinda cool to have the pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Why is no one talking about that Trek!? What a gem!!!!!!!!!
    It is M900 XTR Gotta find something mildly good to say about it.

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    I can't read the decal on the Mountain Goat's slicks. What are the tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoebben View Post
    I can't read the decal on the Mountain Goat's slicks. What are the tires?
    Specialized Fat Boy 26 x 1.25, probably the coolest old school slick tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight View Post
    Specialized Fat Boy 26 x 1.25, probably the coolest old school slick tire.

    Totally!
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight View Post
    Specialized Fat Boy 26 x 1.25, probably the coolest old school slick tire.
    Coolest slick tire period!
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    Ritchey Moby Bite was pretty cool for a fat slick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Why is no one talking about that Trek!? What a gem!!!!!!!!!
    We did some OEM brakes for Trek back then and they sent us that exact bike to use as a demo. I rode it around the parking lot a few times and was amazed that a frame could flex that much. Went out with a friend on a trail ride after that. I made my friend ride the Trek boinger up the hill while I rode my Supercaliber. At the top, we switched rides.

    Lo and behold, the Trek still flexed like a noodle on the downhill; so much so that it was a bit scary! Wasn't sad to see the Trek go home.


    The Goat, on the other hand, is beautiful. We have a bunch of Goat frames hanging from the rafters at work, all of them with cracks around the seatstays. Bummer, as I'd love to build one up as a townie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucktruck View Post
    We did some OEM brakes for Trek back then and they sent us that exact bike to use as a demo. I rode it around the parking lot a few times and was amazed that a frame could flex that much. Went out with a friend on a trail ride after that. I made my friend ride the Trek boinger up the hill while I rode my Supercaliber. At the top, we switched rides.

    Lo and behold, the Trek still flexed like a noodle on the downhill; so much so that it was a bit scary! Wasn't sad to see the Trek go home.


    The Goat, on the other hand, is beautiful. We have a bunch of Goat frames hanging from the rafters at work, all of them with cracks around the seatstays. Bummer, as I'd love to build one up as a townie.
    Yep, Trek wanted to get those into hands of dealers and we got one in as an employee/demo/sample. Rode it exactly one time, miserable bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight View Post
    Specialized Fat Boy 26 x 1.25, probably the coolest old school slick tire.
    In the summer of '87 Paul Tomasberg showed up at the Pewder Creek Time Trial outside of Davis with a pair mounted on his WTB.

    We all stared at the damn things like they were from another world...


    I always preferred the first generation Nimbus 1.4 tires myself. But those Fatboys were the first for sure!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Speaking of slicks, there was a very good mountain bike racer in Bellingham named Jim Sullivan (Sully), who rode all over Galbraith Mountain on slicks, all year long. Now, it turns out that Northwest Washington in the winter is what the layman would call "wet". Didn't bother Sully. We all rode with him just so see the inevitable violent crash, but no. He never fell because of the tires... talk about bike control!

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    Those Fat Boys made my Yo Eddy feel like a super motard dual sport bike when it got commuter duty for a few years. Loved 'em.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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