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    Sometimes, things just work out

    So a nice guy stopped by the shop last week and had a few bikes he needed to offload. Two I just put in my used inventory on consignment, but the last one, I simply paid cash on the spot for.

    He can't ride anymore due to cancer, but wanted to see his vintage stuff go to good homes. I wish him the best in the time he has left.

    With at in mind, I was going to do a conversion for fun to a something like the Canningham, but decided I had all the elements to keep it close to his original build, but take a few odd notes out of the spec. It came with the FlexStem which had purple accents. He must have used that theme and added a 3DV anti chain suck device. I simply took the theme a little farther with a few orphaned bits I had floating around, and think I hit a tasteful balance, if there is one when dealing with 3DV....

    So clean you could eat off it, and the only ding is the non driveside cup of the Ritchey Logic Pro BB got water in it, so it's ugly, but cleaned, fresh DuMonde MR grease, and a set of stainless loose 1/4" balls replacing the beat down carrier set, and it feels really nice under foot.

    Haven't bothered to find the year, but it's a Beast of the East, that apparently missed the sticker. I've wanted one in my size for years, and I love it.
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    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Re: Sometimes, things just work out

    Nice :thumbup:

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    Cool that you found a bike you always wanted, I think there were a couple of years ( could have been just 1) where they didnt label the 800 as Beast of the East. Of course, I could be wrong.

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    Nice! I think most of these frames did not get the "beast" decal. I had a 1989 B.O.T.E purchased new in 1990. I liked it despite the fact that I usually despise the ride of oversized aluminum bikes. Can't say why really, it was just a fun bike. (Soooper high BB!)

    Mine was all XT with a Switchblade fork and a T-Bone stem. At some point I got my hands on a WTB Speedcam rear brake for it and upgraded the BB to a Phil Wood. Maybe mine is still out there somewhere ....
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Looks like a 1991 SM1000 frame with SM2000 build kit.
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Looks like a 1991 SM1000 frame with SM2000 build kit.
    Wasn't the 2000 XC Pro? Built a bunch BITD, can't recall for the life of me though.

    It's a warranty frame as he broke the previous one after a few years. It got ridden for a few months then he bought a new bike and it sat, hence the condition.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers

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    Sometimes, things just work out

    Nice! Should make a fun project for you. I think joe steel enjoys riding his.

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    1- crankset is sexy.
    2- i had just placed a sm regal on my mtb and opened this thread w/ a regal on your bike.
    3- purple and silver> sweet.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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