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    Thank you for this forum! (post your vintage)

    This is truly my new home.
    It was frustrating not being able to contribute to the mtb-news.de 'classic mtb' forum. A huge and very active forum, but all in German.

    Nothing better than a Vintage, Retro, Classic MTB, and what better place than MTBR for it!

    And on that note, my newly finished Yeti at the top of Jones in Los Gatos, Ca.

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    everybody thank rumpfy for this forum!!!

    He's been bugging us for this forum for a while! Err, I mean lobbying.

    Looks good!!! Based on the early response, looks like Rumpfy was on to something!!!

    francois

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    "everybody thank rumpfy for this forum!!!"-ultralord

    Nothing classic to post but it'sunna be fun looking. So thanks!

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    Yeah...I was kind of a pain about that...sorry...
    But, I'm glad to see there are other retro-nuts out there enjoying this new additon.
    It's a sickness really.

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    Rumpfy, Those are some REAL nice rigs! I too am into older bikes, but not as nice as yours. Thanks for the pics. While I am here, the rear wheel on your Yeti is extremely intriguing...do tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loonyOne
    Rumpfy, Those are some REAL nice rigs! I too am into older bikes, but not as nice as yours. Thanks for the pics. While I am here, the rear wheel on your Yeti is extremely intriguing...do tell.
    Oh boy...don't get me started...

    In the early 90's the Tension Disk (or Disc) became a trendy, albeit expensive, item on the trails. Used most notably by John Tomac and Greg Herbold, and to a lesser extent Ned Overend.
    The idea behind the disk is that it uses 'tension' as opposed to conventional spokes to create the wheel. Instead of steel spokes, they use carbon kevlar between two plastic films. It was supposed to be lighter in weight, create less rolling resistance, aero dynamic, and provide minor 'suspension' like qualities.
    In reality they are/were expensive ($500 for the disk not including hub and rim), loud, and don't hold true well. Not to mention they feel like you're riding with a flat tire.
    But...the cool factor, I think, is way up there.
    Part of the fun of vintage, is the hard to find, high end stuff.

    Plus, growing up I always wanted a Tension Disk, but could never afford it. Found this one after several years of searching. I don't ride it much as it is a 'fragile' wheel and never really stays true...but it's fun to ride anyway.

    I'll drop a few pics of other tension disks (none of which are mine):





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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    .........It's a sickness really.
    for sure eric .
    hope this forum will become famous for vintage retro classic bicycles (not only atbīs) - the conditions are very good

    hereīs my only "finished" classic ride, all the others are "projects":
    itīs a 1991 germans batbike ("germans" ist the brand of german moehren, former german distributor of yeti and many more).
    only about 80 build, fillet brazed columbus max or tubing.
    with accu trax, cook, bullseye, xt, salsa .......
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Thanks!

    Eric, if this is your idea and "lobbying" that got us this retro forum, thanks mate!

    Finally we have a place to hang out!

    cheers, fishy aka zeck

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    Can I post a beat up daily driver in here? 86(ish) Jamis Dakota with mostly original parts:



    And SSed for commuting



    I echo the thanks for this forum. Should be fun.
    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    I've always wondered about that bike. I've seen so much of it but I could never figure out what the big deal was...now I know!

    I see no reason why this forum won't become quite active.

    Quote Originally Posted by rasaldul
    for sure eric .
    hope this forum will become famous for vintage retro classic bicycles (not only atbīs) - the conditions are very good

    hereīs my only "finished" classic ride, all the others are "projects":
    itīs a 1991 germans batbike ("germans" ist the brand of german moehren, former german distributor of yeti and many more).
    only about 80 build, fillet brazed columbus max or tubing.
    with accu trax, cook, bullseye, xt, salsa .......
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    I don't think I can take all the credit, as I was pretty sure (completely sure now!) that there were others out there who felt the same way.
    Gregg and Francois were so kind as to serve this forum up for us (and put up with my inquisitory emails).

    But yeah...maybe a little bit of lobbying

    Quote Originally Posted by fishy
    Eric, if this is your idea and "lobbying" that got us this retro forum, thanks mate!

    Finally we have a place to hang out!

    cheers, fishy aka zeck
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    Thought I'd bump one of the oldest/first posts in the VRC forum...just for fun.


    Bringing it waaaay back...two years old. How far we've come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Thought I'd bump one of the oldest/first posts in the VRC forum...just for fun.

    Bringing it waaaay back...two years old. How far we've come.
    Oh, our little Eric is sooo grown up now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Oh, our little Eric is sooo grown up now

    I've learned a whole hell of a lot from everyone here over the last two years....but 'grown up' really isn't a very good description of whats become of me.


    I might have made some good friends too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasaldul
    for sure eric .
    hope this forum will become famous for vintage retro classic bicycles (not only atb?s) - the conditions are very good

    here?s my only "finished" classic ride, all the others are "projects":
    it?s a 1991 germans batbike ("germans" ist the brand of german moehren, former german distributor of yeti and many more).
    only about 80 build, fillet brazed columbus max or tubing.
    with accu trax, cook, bullseye, xt, salsa .......
    I didn't know this bike belongs to someone on this forum. It has been my desktop for the last six months. I drool at your bike daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    I didn't know this bike belongs to someone on this forum. It has been my desktop for the last six months. I drool at your bike daily.
    here's another thread with it. German bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    I didn't know this bike belongs to someone on this forum. It has been my desktop for the last six months. I drool at your bike daily.
    thank you, here are a few other pics: http://www.shotmaker.de/mtb/germans/index.html

    the white powdercoated batbike with the stock roller cam fork, the black one as known with the accu-trax


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    Man, those Batbike's are hot. What's the history on those bad boys.
    WTB: Syncros 31.8 seatpost
    Syncros threadless 1"x120 or 130mm stem
    Syncros cranks 180mm preferred

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    it's an old thread but we LIKE old stuff..
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    fun threads

    i am lucky because i get to see all of rumpfy's acquisitions, projects, and creations in person. and see him ride them, especially the Tioga Disk Drive!

    geoffss

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    Bump....thanks Eric.




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    So quiet in here these days.

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    everybody's busy in their workshops!

    p.s. it was great to see some of you guys at NAHBS and see all the beautiful bikes. What a treat for us locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Bump....thanks Eric.
    Haha! I was so nice then.

    You are the king of zombie thread bumps ECS!

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    So quiet in here these days.

    I'll have some cool stuff to share soon.
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    Thanks VRC

    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Now we're talking H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    You are the king of zombie thread bumps ECS!
    Great bump, ECS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Great bump, ECS!
    Just as long as he doesn't bump the WTB-Trek topic again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Just as long as he doesn't bump the WTB-Trek topic again.
    I may never finish that bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I may never finish that bike...
    I'll take the stem
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    vultures!

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    Thanks Rumpfy.


    My earliest memories of VRC were used trying to decide if a thread with pictures was worth opening. Had to be worth the wait. s
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    Wow, ground zero for VRC on MTBR! Awesome.

    So, is this the right thread for people to post their 2004 Giant NRS to ask for a price guide?

    Grumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Wow, ground zero for VRC on MTBR! Awesome.

    So, is this the right thread for people to post their 2004 Giant NRS to ask for a price guide?

    Grumps
    Yes! Do you have a giant iguana you'd like $1500 for?! Please list it here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Yes! Do you have a giant iguana you'd like $1500 for?! Please list it here!
    Damn. I had one but I traded it for a Control Tech Team Issue. Still think I got gouged on that deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Damn. I had one but I traded it for a Control Tech Team Issue. Still think I got gouged on that deal.

    Grumps
    But there's only like 6 and they are worth $39820 because they are soooo rare so I think you made out okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post

    You are the king of zombie thread bumps ECS!


    It actually took a bit of hunting to chase this thread down for a bump.

    I thought if I could find the first post, maybe I could recapture a little bit of what this forum was like before FB took over....

    Judging by the posts, the jabs, and hollister's pic, I'd say it was worth the hunt.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Just as long as he doesn't bump the WTB-Trek topic again.


    DC with the rimshot!



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    Who's Rumpfy?

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    Hard to believe it's been 12 years. It does not seem that long at all.

    Lots of people have come and gone. Lots of bikes have been posted. Bikes that were new when this group started are now almost old enough to talk about in this forum. It's now almost as hard to find an 1-1/8" steerer fork as it is to find a 1" fork.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    In that time some of us went from having a dozen bikes to more than three times as many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    Who's Rumpfy?
    The VRC's most beloved character?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    In that time some of us went from having a dozen bikes to more than three times as many.
    I'd say my collection has come a very very long way in a dozen years, but not 3x as big. Knowledge is up. Cool friendships and experiences are up.
    Went from not being able to do a thing myself to...being almost an mediocre garage mechanic (you and H still saving my ass constantly).

    It's good to see a little resurgence in the VRC actually.
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    OK, I'm here to stand up for the Iguana first of all. Jesus, what a damn good bike that was. I had to hock my POS '91 Procaliber with a IRD suspension fork and progressive u-brake for back rent and a almost failed relationship while I was still living in that hellhole called Nevada City/Grass Valley.

    So, I rode the GF's Iguana like a bat out hell and discovered it was one damn great ride, and its a seriously VRC bike now.

    Lets face it, the amount of crap dissing the low end bikes here makes me feel like we have a truly classist society, wait at minute I guess we do. But if I post my '88 Ibis TrialsComp here it would get way more attention and praise even though it's a total POS vs the Iguana.

    I thought about bringing my 91 Ibis SS to the race today but I'm sticking with me new dualie, I'll be thinking about this subject for the next two hours as I get my assed kicked by the kids and a few older guys. This is nothing like the '90 Lemurian.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    The VRC's most beloved character?
    PedalBoy is no longer with us.

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    Thank You Don Corleone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    PedalBoy is no longer with us.
    or is he.

    what a fiasco.

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    what ever happened to the poster D'hoov? he seemed nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattBallman View Post
    what ever happened to the poster D'hoov? he seemed nice.

    Stan is like Beatleguise....say his name three times and he'll be here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Stan is like Beatleguise....say his name three times and he'll be here.



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    Yeah! Exactly! It's uncanny. It's almost that time in the year where he emerges.

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