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    Here is something you don't see -- twice -- every day, a matched pair of road and MTB Otis Guy "Beamer" bikes.
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    yeah

    I have one for this thread.....



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    The last two entries have been awesome! I am totally biased, but the beat within an inch of death John Deere Tam takes the cake.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    yeah

    I have one for this thread.....


    I sold those when they were new. Nice bikes. Tom Teasdale probably built that.

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    We just got 30" of snow, but this thread just makes me want to ride my bikes so bad......

    That Fisher is awesome,worthy of both cable locks!

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    There sure are a lot of early Stumpys around here lately.

    This one belongs to a homeless guy in San Rafael, whom coincidentally I have known since the 'sixties. He bought it at a garage sale for $25, and from the look of the fork clearance it is first or second year of production. The owner was amazed to hear that this sort of bike is valued in some quarters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterendo
    HANK AND FRANK foil! They were my BMX heaven back in the day.
    I used to go into the H&F in Lafayette every now and then. Cool shop with the exception of Frank, total d!ck.

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    Here's a few pics of a new looking town bike that I spotted in Fairfax. Check out the frame mount buttons for a shoulder strap. The owner said he bought this bike new and rides to town and back on it.
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    This mystery bike looks like it was assembled from stuff the bike shop threw away. Maybe a purist can identify the cheap looking frame. Whoever assembled it loved bikes and did a neat job with limited resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This mystery bike looks like
    a Schwinn Paramount

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    Love those chainstays.

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    Awesome thread! Some great finds in here, good to see them still being used.

    Mine's not really a BCC, but it fits in...'84 Mongoose, a dark maroon rather than the more typical chrome I've seen. Got it for a song with all original bits on it, which I've kept other than the tires. The seattube required some welding to fix a tear but I've been riding it since I got it about seven years ago. It's being cleaned up now...other than the paint, everything's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki
    Oustside a local supermarket, 9.15pm tonight, slicks, racks and a decal over most of the name - but you couldn't miss that paint.


    That bike is still in use. I took some pics on the weekend in kensington martket and posted to CDN steel thread. I

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    I'm seeing them more and more. What makes this one remarkable is that to my recollection toronto only ever had 2 dealers (shop on mt pleasant and shop on bloor), plus the syncros seatpost is not in the least bit scuffed and the ritchey stem and height right were remarkably clean.

    Location - Queen West across from trinity bellwoods, almost in front of igor's old shop.
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    Wow.. Great thread! Local guy has one of those older Stumpys he's trying to sell.. Prolly a '90 If I could just find the cash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donk
    I'm seeing them more and more. What makes this one remarkable is that to my recollection toronto only ever had 2 dealers (shop on mt pleasant and shop on bloor), plus the syncros seatpost is not in the least bit scuffed and the ritchey stem and height right were remarkably clean.

    Location - Queen West across from trinity bellwoods, almost in front of igor's old shop.

    Very Cool!!

    LOL! That Manitou looks a little "rigid"

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    Yep.. she packed up real good!
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    Spotted this morning in Waikiki: nicely worn-in 'Dale with a surfboard rack on back and seatstay rollercams.


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    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
    One has to try hard to strip a Breezer of all its style points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
    Are the fenders and bottle cage handmade? Lucky owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera
    Are the fenders and bottle cage handmade? Lucky owner!
    The setback on the seatpost is DIY too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Maybe not the most classic or collectible of frames, but this @1983 Mongoose came right out of a time capsule. Saw it on a parked car today while on my way home from a ride.

    Gotta like the perforated rims with original reflectors and what look to be the original tires.
    Found a Mongoose All Terrain just like that at Goodwill for $20.00. Converted it to dinglespeed (two gear ratios). Commute on it to every day to school and work. Love those old school mountain bikes!

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    Ed Litton

    A nice surprise on the streets of San Francisco.
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    Cool Sweet fastback stays too.

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    Very cool. Along with Tom Teasdale, he built some of the post-TR Fishers I've heard.

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    This Fisher and Bontrager parked together in front of the bakery suggest a couple who met while riding. The Bontrager has a Manitou Bomber fork, a kid carrier for the top tube, and a trailer for kids. Both bikes appear to be the same size, so I wonder whether mommy or daddy is pulling the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This Fisher and Bontrager parked together in front of the bakery suggest a couple who met while riding. The Bontrager has a Manitou Bomber fork, a kid carrier for the top tube, and a trailer for kids. Both bikes appear to be the same size, so I wonder whether mommy or daddy is pulling the kids.
    CSI Marin County...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This Fisher and Bontrager parked together in front of the bakery suggest a couple who met while riding. The Bontrager has a Manitou Bomber fork, a kid carrier for the top tube, and a trailer for kids. Both bikes appear to be the same size, so I wonder whether mommy or daddy is pulling the kids.
    The saddle and tires are a dead give away. Mommy is sporting the Fisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts
    The saddle and tires are a dead give away. Mommy is sporting the Fisher.
    Seems that way...

    Nice ones, either way. A Montare just like that is what got me (back) into VRC. Nice riding bike...

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    My friend is converting his old Marin Ti bike (built by Litespeed) into a town bike for his wife. That makes it appropriate for this thread. White Industries Seatpost QR.
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    shortly after CK took those pics of the Marin TI bike and left, we discovered two cracks in the frame, one on the chainstay and one on the top tube weld by the seat post-look closely at the pic of the seatpost QR and you can see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat
    shortly after CK took those pics of the Marin TI bike and left, we discovered two cracks in the frame, one on the chainstay and one on the top tube weld by the seat post-look closely at the pic of the seatpost QR and you can see it.

    oooohh..that sux!
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    My crossbike/alleycatbike/commuter/most efficient bike I own....

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    '93 Trek 930..

    There's something to be said about utilitarian worth of these older lugged steel Treks..







    This bike sat in it's previous owners basement for years. Found it on CL, score! $65 plus my labor to clean her up and overhaul her. Mass produced or not, these are great bikes!
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    my nishiki love

    i've had alot of blue collar specials, but this old cascade is my fav. theres nothing like the look of the cunny brakes
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    Breeze Twister. And Twister original owner.
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    He is nonplussed.

    Morgan

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    Or non-nonplussed.

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    Maybe just pissed.
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    Am I Blue-Cannondale Le Donk w Basket

    Perched outside of the Linda Mar(Pacifica, Ca) coffee stop.
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    Wicked Fat

    Made for each other...
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    Nice

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    This thread never fails to lighten my mood. Awesome.

    The stem on that Wicked is interesting, wonder what he pulled that from?
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    look at dem slicks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tick one
    look at dem slicks!

    Spesh ain't them?

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    Found this pictures I took a while ago. It is a pretty cool bike. Fishing pole tube on the rear, stem shifters, the colorful bits here and there and drop bars.








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    looks like a huffy/magna/pacific/murry. not quite a classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tick one
    looks like a huffy/magna/pacific/murry. not quite a classic.
    but 100% blue collar

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    Smile

    very true,

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    drop bars and roller cam mounts!
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    I think that maybe this last bike is my favorite this week. Box-store bike, well-loved and customized by the owner. Sort of a rat-rod concept, except that the point isn't to annoy and irritate, just get more utility out of a cheap bike.

    If your goal is to make a statement, I guess its important to own and ride a certain marque. OTOH, if you just need to "get there"...
    Isn't it interestimg that many of the original owners of these classic bikes we see bought them so they could "get there"?

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    Nice old GT locked up outside the drugstore. Grip-Shift, Manitou fork, etc.

    Owner sitting nearby said he assembled it while living in L.A. because he had raced BMX on GT bikes. Most recent modification was the fork about ten years ago.
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    Any deficiency in "classic" value of this nice old Scwhinn is far outweighed by its blue collarness. This is a workin' man's bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Nice old GT locked up outside the drugstore. Grip-Shift, Manitou fork, etc.

    Owner sitting nearby said he assembled it while living in L.A. because he had raced BMX on GT bikes. Most recent modification was the fork about ten years ago.

    Look like Ti OnZa's too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Look like Ti OnZa's too.
    Pointed skyward of course. Like any blue collar bar ends should be.

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    Well used Klein at the public library the other day. Rider rode it just like you see it: no post or seat.
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    Meeting friends at the Java Hut in Fairfax for a ride, what's that, a Cunningham with drops? Gotta get a photo. Tweed jacketed rider turned around...

    Hey, Jacquie.

    She joined us on the ride, so I'll put up the posed shot also. I think we kind of qualify as blue collar classics, and since I started this thread, who's gonna argue that?
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    I don't think many Hams have more mileage than that one! Good stuff CK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Well used Klein at the public library the other day. Rider rode it just like you see it: no post or seat.
    That is a Cindy Whitehead Challenge bike.
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    That Schwinn is probably a High Sierra in smoked pearl (not able to see any decals) That would make it a 1984 model, which was my first mtb.

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    I just want to fix that quick release for her. Or possibly it isn't too compatible with that fork. Either way it is too nice to be hanging down like that.

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    No mold was used when that woman was created. One of a kind.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin
    That Schwinn is probably a High Sierra in smoked pearl (not able to see any decals) That would make it a 1984 model, which was my first mtb.
    I was initially inclined to agree with you, but then realized the fork crown and handlebars are different than the 1984 Sierra / High Sierra. 1985 maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    I just want to fix that quick release for her. Or possibly it isn't too compatible with that fork. Either way it is too nice to be hanging down like that.
    It makes me grin to think that since the fork probably blocks the traditional position, somewhere in Charlie's shop there's an analysis to determine the next best place to put the QR handle.
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    If you run the QR on the other side of the fork it closes fine. That is how I run a similar QR on my Phoenix.

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    Wow. That sucks!
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    A couple of drive-bys, shot while driving.

    Not a bad looking Mongoose.

    No clear ID on the car-top other, and I'm sure someone here can help me out.
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    The recent Gary Fisher marriage in San Francisco included a bicycle procession six miles across the city. A truly astonishing event to ride in, a couple of hundred bike riders on all kinds of machinery including this Merlin and this Kona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting
    This pretty much was my dream bike when I was in high-school: a silver Race with Bontrager race light stem, Bontrager/Titec 118 bars and bar ends and other cool Bontrager goods.
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    The ride on top of the Volvo looks like a Merlin to me.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I see this bike buzzing around town often---finally saw it locked up!
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    Ibis

    Saw outside the gym in Chico.
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    Definitely not as nice as the Ibis, this @1984 Montare looks to be almost completely original.
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    A bontrager OR, as seen on Bay Street north of Bloor in Toronto. What makes this most interesting is the very few that ever made it to toronto.
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    A wicked fat chance seen on the streets of soho early July.
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    some nice parts on that Wicked
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Most Breezers are treated a little more nicely by their owners than this one. The fork paint is mismatched to the frame. And is there something about that seatpost?
    The front fender is made from a street sign and the SP is deliberately bent.

    I'm BBQing in San Anselmo's Memorial Park, and I see that my dining companion is riding this very same bike. My dining companion that day was none other than the inimitable Ms. Jacquie Phelan, and the "custom" work on the bike was done by Charlie Cunningham.
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    You don't see too many Fat Chance bikes in California, but I saw a couple today.

    Riding in Tamarancho I met a guy on this very nice Team Fat Chance.



    He was thrilled to meet another rider on a bike from the same company. He was even more thrilled because the other rider was Chris Chance, riding a titanium Fat Chance.



    Joe Breeze rode with us also. He's on the left, Chris in the middle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    You don't see too many Fat Chance bikes in California, but I saw a couple today.

    Riding in Tamarancho I met a guy on this very nice Team Fat Chance.



    He was thrilled to meet another rider on a bike from the same company. He was even more thrilled because the other rider was Chris Chance, riding a titanium Fat Chance.



    Joe Breeze rode with us also. He's on the left, Chris in the middle.

    Looks more like mountain bike aristocracy to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post




    Cool to see Chris still rocks the narrow bars




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Cool to see Chris still rocks the narrow bars.
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    Guess that answers the question about where Chris Chance is!

    So freakin' cool!

    I am amazed, that would never happen where I live!

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    I've got a target, too bad I am only in town for less than a week.

    Today on my ride in to work I saw an interesting bike pass by when I was at a light. Grey-green metallic paint, funny seat tube junction, Softride stem and fully commuter'd out. I came around and passed the guy, and "Hey, that's a really nice old Moots" because, damned if it wasn't a really sweet mid-80s Moots.
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    This Kona Pine Mountain probably belongs to one of the workers on a local construction project which, if true, gives it blue collar cachet. But the Maglite duct taped to the bars is the "classic" aspect.
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    So it's got blue collar and classic covered, what would you call the seatpost, vintage or retro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    So it's got blue collar and classic covered, what would you call the seatpost, vintage or retro?
    call it offensive.
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    Blue Collar

    Couple old bikes, blue collar bikes. First seen hanging off a school classroom while picking up the kid is a Scott Teton. Looks like a teachers daily rider. Classic colors. The second I saw outside a thrift shop and the owner (a bit below working class) was lamenting his flat tire. Nishiki Blazer Mountain Project with an electric tape covered field hockey stick attached. Classic battle axe carrier.
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    Ritchey Palo Alto - Blue Collar edition

    Locked to lightpost in downtown Redwood City. Pretty rough shape. Many broken parts but looked operational enough to get homeless guy around.

    I had never heard of Ritchey Palo Alto, but the smooth fillet brazing looked official.

    PS: I rolled the dice and left a note asking if he wanted to sell in case I could get a thrift store bargain here. He later called back when I was on phone with my boss; I asked if I could call back...he said sure. Called back, went to VM...

    ...So, just in case I hear back from him, does anybody have any idea on WIW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedPhatChance View Post
    Locked to lightpost in downtown Redwood City. Pretty rough shape. Many broken parts but looked operational enough to get homeless guy around.

    I had never heard of Ritchey Palo Alto, but the smooth fillet brazing looked official.

    PS: I rolled the dice and left a note asking if he wanted to sell in case I could get a thrift store bargain here. He later called back when I was on phone with my boss; I asked if I could call back...he said sure. Called back, went to VM...

    ...So, just in case I hear back from him, does anybody have any idea on WIW?
    he's a nice dude, but he wasn't interested in letting it go last time I talked to him(see post 477)

    I gave him some brake cables and spokes, he should have fixed those by now...
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    Nice to see we're stomping the same ground, Hollister!

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    Locked to lightpost in downtown Redwood City. Pretty rough shape. Many broken parts but looked operational enough to get homeless guy around.

    I had never heard of Ritchey Palo Alto, but the smooth fillet brazing looked official.

    PS: I rolled the dice and left a note asking if he wanted to sell in case I could get a thrift store bargain here. He later called back when I was on phone with my boss; I asked if I could call back...he said sure. Called back, went to VM...

    ...So, just in case I hear back from him, does anybody have any idea on WIW?
    Ritchey sold his bikes through Palo Alto Bike Shop around 1985 and sported Palo Alto decals. It's worth much more than thrift store prices.

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    College time....

    Saw this on a college campus this weekend in Minnesota. A Raleigh Crested Butte. Pretty unmolested and clean. Only thing I could see different was the saddle. Deer head derailleurs and Suntour XC peds.
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    Looks like an uncomfortable cockpit with the seat so far ahead.

    I have a very similar Raleigh Grand Mesa ("22" frame too) and the top tube seems so short.

    I wish mine was as well preserved.

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    Spotted this Haro Extreme E-stay bike on the back of a motor home near my house. It was covered with dust and modified with moon handlebars. Met the owner, who told me it was his Burning Man bike.
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    One of my customers today had this bike, a very early, probably '83 Stumpy in flawless condition, original saddle and pristine TA cranks.

    He said he had another one that was older in another location.
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    Did you tell him not to cross chain it like that, jesus!

    I thought only first year 82's had the TA and Mafac stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Did you tell him not to cross chain it like that, jesus!

    I thought only first year 82's had the TA and Mafac stuff?
    '82 would have had Tomaselli brake levers and a Huret rear DR. He said equipment was original.

    I didn't notice the chain until after I shot the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    '82 would have had Tomaselli brake levers and a Huret rear DR. He said equipment was original.

    I didn't notice the chain until after I shot the photo.

    Every '82 I've seen was spec'd with a Suntour rear mech, either an AR or ARX.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cousineddie View Post
    Every '82 I've seen was spec'd with a Suntour rear mech, either an AR or ARX.
    Yep. Including mine, which is one of the earliest...

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    You guys think it's '82, maybe it is, but the guy said he had an older one.

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    Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics - it was nighttime and I was in a bit of a hurry. Spotted this outside my local Safeway.
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    That bike is begging for a rescue. Great to see it getting use though.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Bummer...I'm lookin' for one of those too.

    Wait...JTM, you're local to me I think. Which Safeway!?
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    Breezer Series V?

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    I think the owner may work there. Here's a hint: it's a new store, and it's on the peninsula!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    I think the owner may work there. Here's a hint: it's a new store, and it's on the peninsula!
    I think I can find it.
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    And then change your sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Breezer Series V?
    They're cheaper anyway.

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    And then change your sig.
    Not until I get a III.
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    Shouldn't you be out practicing your drift-cornering?

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    I'm ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Shouldn't you be out practicing your drift-cornering?
    I was thinking the same thing......

    Time to carbo load!
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    Saw this well ridden (late 80's?) Fat outside the Baltimore Museum of Art recently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by babbalanja View Post
    Saw this well ridden (late 80's?) Fat outside the Baltimore Museum of Art recently.

    The museum curator decided it's not art... as i said before.
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    i love this thread. i cant help but notice a ton of these are in the bay area. i work in san francisco. i have to drive in the city alot. just moved here. and i swear, this city is the mecca for vintage bikes. road and mountain. they are everywhere ! i love going to haight on a busy night. so many sweet bikes.

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    Pink Bike

    Seen outside the local KMart. Alternating shifters. Bottle holder on bars. ?? seat.
    Did not see owner. I wonder what it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDAAND View Post
    Seen outside the local KMart. Alternating shifters. Bottle holder on bars. ?? seat.
    Did not see owner. I wonder what it is?
    Looks like a Nishiki Alien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donk View Post
    I'm seeing them more and more. What makes this one remarkable is that to my recollection toronto only ever had 2 dealers (shop on mt pleasant and shop on bloor), plus the syncros seatpost is not in the least bit scuffed and the ritchey stem and height right were remarkably clean.

    Location - Queen West across from trinity bellwoods, almost in front of igor's old shop.
    Just imagine all the nice bikes Igor must have had and let rot. What ever happened with his "collection"? Police auction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDAAND View Post
    Seen outside the local KMart. Alternating shifters. Bottle holder on bars. ?? seat.
    Did not see owner. I wonder what it is?
    Clearly its a side by side for little people.

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    Not BCC, but seen on the streets:


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    Outpost

    With waterproof seatcover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Not BCC, but seen on the streets:

    What kind of shifters are those?
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    This thing had the old school smart light weight build.


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    Quote Originally Posted by outside! View Post
    What kind of shifters are those?
    They look like SRAM X.0 or X.9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher View Post
    sram x.0
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    Spotted this old Paramount in San Rafael. Once a top-of-the-line race-ready bike, now reduced to freight hauling. Beautiful lugwork, nice old Deore derailleur...and a severely bent chainstay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    and a severely bent chainstay.
    Those lugs are pretty, thanks!

    I could be wrong, but wasn't the chainstay bent that way from the factory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Those lugs are pretty, thanks!

    I could be wrong, but wasn't the chainstay bent that way from the factory?
    You're not wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    You're not wrong.
    QFT

    I wanted one of those bad. Pretty pricey at the time though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Those lugs are pretty, thanks!

    I could be wrong, but wasn't the chainstay bent that way from the factory?
    it has the original fork.. w/ less rake.
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    CK's post reminded me that I haven't posted my commuter in this thread. It has shown up a couple of other places, but seems appropriate here, especially in light of the above Paramount.

    Yes, the chainstays were like that from the factory.
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    Team XTR...Nice!
    Those Paramounts handle very, very nice.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    like it, sgltrak!

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    Not interesting enough for its own thread, but certainly of interest to those who read this forum. My wife makes custom pillows. She made this one from a couple of screen print samples for a t-shirt by original Repack poster artist Pete Barrett. The front is an original Repack race poster.
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    Those pillows are great. Shoot, a t-shirt would be neat.

    Here's a workhorse of an old DiamondBack, spotted in downtown SB.
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    Thats cool, I have never seen any Camo paint jobs on TR road bikes before. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Thats cool, I have never seen any Camo paint jobs on TR road bikes before. Thanks for posting.
    Not a road bike, just has slicks and drops.

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    Looks like Shawn needs to be sent back to remedial VRC classes.

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    Looks like Shawn needs to be sent back to remedial VRC classes.
    Your right, what time should I come over?

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    Not a road bike, just has slicks and drops.
    Holly Crap, what an idiot, I should have looked a little longer.
    I hope you left a note asking for the original bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Your right, what time should I come over?
    You should come over and hang out with me. Although you'd be disappointed in the fact that I only have one ritchey and you've met it already.

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    You should come over and hang out with me. Although you'd be disappointed in the fact that I only have one ritchey and you've met it already.
    And we'd rather Shawn not diversify.
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    Kuwahara Sierra XT. All original apart from bars & saddle.
    Sent from the future to destroy the past.

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    I'd rather have the Salsa behind it!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    No, that's mine.
    Sent from the future to destroy the past.

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    Finally got one to show!

    A customer rolled this in pretty much as you see it, but with dead shifters and a badly blown out RD and hanger, non-replaceable type of course.

    He's been using it since purchased new, and is now his main commuter on the local mup.

    Grabbed my EVT True Arc since it does the nice grab from both sides of the hanger thing. Was able to slowly work it back into proper position, no cracking, hell, the paint didn't even rumple.

    Are these 6000 series? I have to assume so with that kind of elasticity.

    Freshly decked out with V brake lever second gen XT dual controls (the good version), requisite rapid rise RD, 9 speed 12/25 and chain, the beast plies that path with abandon once again.

    Figured stuff posted here was allowed wider berth in terms of slicks, and oddball upgrades. Hey he rides the crap out of it at least.
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    paint looks in great shape for a beater.

    Nice clamp, MCS. That guy makes amazing products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Nice clamp, MCS. That guy makes amazing products.
    Yeah! Love EVT's stuff.

    My only claim to fame? See the last pic? How the octagon tube is welded? That used to be about 2 inches longer. Every time I bent over to look at the other side of the bike, I'd whack my head on the turn handle.

    I called Brett and chatted with him, he realized he'd done the same thing before and just never thought about it, and thus, quickly shot me out this modded handle to try. Worked great, and is now the length that all clamps are made with

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    Interesting "spacer" under the stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Interesting "spacer" under the stem.
    I was waiting for someone to spot that!

    The idea is really really bad, but the execution and function are flawless, well, as much as can be when you butcher a stem to make a headset spacer I guess.
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    A (very) Blue Collar Christmas


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    Was cruising through town today when this Stumpy caught my eye. I talked to the owner, who bought it new in 1986 and still rides it daily!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    ...I talked to the owner, who bought it new in 1986 and still rides it daily!
    My 2nd MTB was an '86 Stumpjumper. That looks like an '88. Specialized Specs

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    The owner said he bought it in '86 with 10 other people at his work, to get a group discount. It looks like it has a U-Brake on the back, which makes it at least an '87. Perhaps it was late '86 when they bought the bikes and they were '87 models?

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    My wife had a Panasonic 6500 that was virtually spec for spec the same as that and it was an 87 model year bike.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Bridgestone MB-5 parked unlocked in front of the library.
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    Diamondback with spatter paint job. The fork is not original but most of the rest is.

    Reflectors still in place on the wheels. Amazing.
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    Spotted today at Oak Park, SB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Spotted today at Oak Park, SB.
    Just guessing you left him a note?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Just guessing you left him a note?
    For an Ascent? No way. Thats the Tequesta of Ritchey's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    thats the Tequesta of Ritchey's!
    Excuse me, I don't have any idea what you're talking about, what's that? I've never owned one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Excuse me, I don't have any idea what you're talking about, what's that? I've never owned one of those.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    Excuse me, I don't have any idea what you're talking about, what's that? I've never owned one of those.
    What Yo-Nate said.
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    Spotted a few days ago

    This was parked outside of Barnes and Noble at Eastridge Mall. If you're a 49er fan then check out the front wheel closely.

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    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    I'll see your Klein and raise you a neon paint job. Spotted this morning in San Anselmo.

    Oregon plates. Here to poach our trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    The front fender is made from a street sign and the SP is deliberately bent.

    I'm BBQing in San Anselmo's Memorial Park, and I see that my dining companion is riding this very same bike. My dining companion that day was none other than the inimitable Ms. Jacquie Phelan, and the "custom" work on the bike was done by Charlie Cunningham.
    Wow so this is Ms. Jacquie Phelan's bike!? Awesome! Were you able to get an autograph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Wow so this is Ms. Jacquie Phelan's bike!? Awesome! Were you able to get an autograph?
    Hahahahahaahaha!

    Maybe they could trade autographs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Wow so this is Ms. Jacquie Phelan's bike!? Awesome! Were you able to get an autograph?
    A couple of years ago when the Specialized press camp was in town and I had taken the journalists on a guided tour of Repack, Jacquie rode past the crowd as we took lunch in a Fairfax park. Seeing a huge group of cyclists, she stopped to see what was going on. Upon being told that the world's cycling press was in attendance, she whipped out a stack of postcards bearing her likeness (she calls them 'boastcards') and shouted, "I'm Jacquie Phelan. Does anyone want my autograph?"

    I may be one of the few remaining cyclists who DOESN'T have Jacquie's autograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    A couple of years ago when the Specialized press camp was in town and I had taken the journalists on a guided tour of Repack, Jacquie rode past the crowd as we took lunch in a Fairfax park. Seeing a huge group of cyclists, she stopped to see what was going on. Upon being told that the world's cycling press was in attendance, she whipped out a stack of postcards bearing her likeness (she calls them 'boastcards') and shouted, "I'm Jacquie Phelan. Does anyone want my autograph?"

    I may be one of the few remaining cyclists who DOESN'T have Jacquie's autograph.
    I've got those! You mean I'm not the only one?

    She cracks me up. A very nice lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    I may be one of the few remaining cyclists who DOESN'T have Jacquie's autograph.
    Join the club me either. Actually, the one time I rode with Jacquie (last spring) I asked her for one of her cards, but she was out. She gave her last one away the day before and needed to get more printed, so no card for me.

    I DID, however, get your (CK's) signature at Repack last year!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Hahahahahaahaha!

    Maybe they could trade autographs?
    Sorry I guess I'm not failure with who he is. CK= Chris King?

    Someone catch me up to speed here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Sorry I guess I'm not failure with who he is. CK= Chris King?

    Someone catch me up to speed here!
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    The time I ask for Jacquie, she sign my arm...funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Sorry I guess I'm not failure with who he is. CK= Chris King?

    Someone catch me up to speed here!

    Nope. Repack Godfather and man about town Charlie Kelly.
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    Oh ok, thanks everyone!

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    Was riding Hoo Koo E Koo today when these two guys showed up.
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    That guy was short.

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    Here's my Alpina Uno

    I picked it up in 1990 and it's rarely ever riden. Not because I'm trying to preseve it but for too many other reasons. Or maybe they were excuses. I've only been getting really into bikes again for about 5 months. Maybe now it'll get some use when I'm not on my FS on the Phx. trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RV2011 View Post
    I picked it up in 1990 and it's rarely ever riden. Not because I'm trying to preseve it but for too many other reasons. Or maybe they were excuses. I've only been getting really into bikes again for about 5 months. Maybe now it'll get some use when I'm not on my FS on the Phx. trails.
    Maybe you didn't ride it because the bike is 2 sizes too big for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Maybe you didn't ride it because the bike is 2 sizes too big for you?
    That's kind of disturbing that you know what size bike I should be riding. Just kidding of coarse, but I do wish it had a smaller frame. I only use this bike on bike paths and such. Paved or well groomed so it fine for that type of ride. Would be good as a commuter as well. It's a pleasure to ride, (on a smooth surface).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV2011 View Post
    That's kind of disturbing that you know what size bike I should be riding. Just kidding of coarse, but I do wish it had a smaller frame. I only use this bike on bike paths and such. Paved or well groomed so it fine for that type of ride. Would be good as a commuter as well. It's a pleasure to ride, (on a smooth surface).

    Well, if you're nervous about getting high centered on that top tube and risking your manhood in an unplanned dismount, I'm guessing the bike is too big.
    Or you're blowin' out your knees and not getting the maximum usage out of your pistons running the saddle that low.

    Either way, something isn't right.

    Just sayin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Well, if you're nervous about getting high centered on that top tube and risking your manhood in an unplanned dismount, I'm guessing the bike is too big.
    Or you're blowin' out your knees and not getting the maximum usage out of your pistons running the saddle that low.

    Either way, something isn't right.

    Just sayin'.
    My knees are are fine and most importantly so is my junk, but thanks for your concern. The geometry is like any 10 spd. road bike I ever had and that's why I use this bike as stated. I've noticed that the majority of the bikes I see on here with similar geometry also have their saddles in a similar posistion. I know several wrongs don't make a right though. I was just here to display the bike and enjoy looking at the others as well. Bottom line it's a nice old bike that all.

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    If that saddle is the right height for your legs, the bike is too big for you. But I'm curious, where are the other giant mountain bikes with too-short riders and 10 speed geometry you've seen here on MTBR?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Parked in front of the Goodwill store in San Rafael.
    You must work for Pete Garski?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    If that saddle is the right height for your legs, the bike is too big for you. But I'm curious, where are the other giant mountain bikes with too-short riders and 10 speed geometry you've seen here on MTBR?
    Maybe he means Stan's bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RV2011 View Post
    My knees are are fine and most importantly so is my junk, but thanks for your concern. The geometry is like any 10 spd. road bike I ever had and that's why I use this bike as stated. I've noticed that the majority of the bikes I see on here with similar geometry also have their saddles in a similar posistion. I know several wrongs don't make a right though. I was just here to display the bike and enjoy looking at the others as well. Bottom line it's a nice old bike that all.
    I disagree about the majority of bikes here having a similar set up, but ok!
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    Perhaps the majority of bikes are found in that condition...

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    Is a beat-up DeKerf towing the dog a Blue-Collar Classic?



    Re-assembled as a mountain bike today, so to test ride it I towed the dog to the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Is a beat-up DeKerf towing the dog a Blue-Collar Classic?



    Re-assembled as a mountain bike today, so to test ride it I towed the dog to the beach.
    Absolutely. That's rad.

    Are you the Tashi on the Swami forum by and chance?

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    Thanks SSue. Nope, that's not me - there's a forum for Swami's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Thanks SSue. Nope, that's not me - there's a forum for Swami's??
    Sadly no. it's for Swami Records. I was startled to see someone who might be posting on both ~20 person forums I read.

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    Thunderbolt

    fillet brazed grocery getter. high rider stem and rear rack.
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    "All the hallmarks of a Yeti" You talking about the bike or the rider?

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