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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.

    -eric-

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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 .......
    -eric-

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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
    -eric-

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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
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    it's an old thread but we LIKE old stuff..
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    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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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!

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