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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I said, sounds great, but do not give those pedals to the guy who fixes your bike. Give them to me.

    Holy crap, those pedals are worth more than most of my bikes



    My freinds only bring my Magnas...I need better freinds.




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    Goooooooooooooaaaallllll!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Goooooooooooooaaaallllll!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Awsome! Even the cages are minty.


    Hello Ebay....




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    Those will clean up nicely.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Drop em in a bucket of Evapo-Rust...all of the oxidation will disappear, and the bearing grease will stay intact! It's what I do with all of the pedals I buy that are rusty.

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    A couple of posts back I showed a 1984 Montare that was then a basket case. I got the Hutch pedals, and then the owner had it cleaned up for use at Burning Man. Here it is, with Biopace and deer head Deore, functional but not collectible.
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    She needs a smaller bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    She needs a smaller bike.
    She couldn't beat the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    She needs a smaller bike.
    Maybe you could trade her for one of yours.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy
    Maybe you could trade her for one of yours.
    My bikes don't have permission to go to la playa.

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    At least the rust will be gone when she gets back.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Sitting in the coffee shop having a cuppa joe with my P-21 parked outside, and this guy rolls up on this showroom '85 Timber Comp. With kickstand.

    Says he's the original owner, picked it up after it sat in the LBS window for two years.
    CK, I have to say this is my fav bike you have posted so far. I always look forward to your contributions. It's so cool that you [one of the founding fathers] are
    so passionate about bikes. Keep the post coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    My bikes don't have permission to go to la playa.
    You need to let them out to have some fun once in a while.

    I think this thread should be retitled as "Cool bikes CK sees around the Bay Area that you'd never see anywhere else."
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    Well-used Bontrager parked outside The Scoop (best ice cream in...the known universe) in Fairfax. Accessories include SPD, child carrier, mirror and light clipped on the bars.
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    Waiting for my friend in Fairfax for a ride up Mount Tam, I ran into other two friends, both named Chris, who always ride together on Sunday. Usually it's road bikes, but today they were on MTB and they joined us.

    Chris used to own the Fat Tire Trading Post, and he was on this very nice Manitou.

    No, not that Chris. The other one.
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    I know, I know, non drive side shot... this was taken before I had learned the ways of the bike forum interwebs...

    simpler, cleaner version...
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    Short commute bike

    A lot of rust on this MB-1. Single speed drive train.
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    Short Commute

    Oh, I forgot to mention, it's single speed because the rear derailleur died.
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    Maybe rusty, but I wouldn't call an MB-1 with Ritchey fork a blue collar bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin
    Maybe rusty, but I wouldn't call an MB-1 with Ritchey fork a blue collar bike.

    In this particular thread, its the use of the bike, not the quality of the bike that gets the 'blue collar' designation.
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    Spotted over the weekend in the parking lot at a 'cross race in Austin.

    A wise man once said: "Always Ride"

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    It's been so long since I found any, I thought the supply had dried up.

    Yesterday I was waiting for some friends in the water district, and a couple of older gentlemen rode by on a beautiful pair of Blue Collar Classics. I was regretting not getting any photos, but then they stopped at a car parked a hundred yards away and started loading their gear, so I rode over for the pix.

    They had no idea who I am or any interest in the subject, even though I mentioned that I had known Steve since long before he ever built a bike.

    Rider #1 had the Potts with Allsop stem, Type II fork and roller-cam.

    Rider #2 had the Ti Merlin.
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    Ooh. There we go.

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    Boner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    It's been so long ...the Potts ...the Ti Merlin.
    These two are blue collar? Sheesh, I'd love to see the bling-bikes then!
    Ride.

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    My first post.This is a great thread.
    Though,it makes me sad that I sold my 1989 Bridgestone
    MB3. The bike ( bought at the first of this year) was all
    orginal.If I had to guess I would say the bike had less than
    600 miles on it.

    Couldn't bare the thought of changing the things
    I didn't like on it so I sold it

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    These two are blue collar? Sheesh, I'd love to see the bling-bikes then!

    In the case of this thread, 'blue collar' refers to bikes (usually desirable ones) that get ridden, used, and abused.

    Super entertaining thread.
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    But instead of hauling a BOB trailer, those two were on a proper trail ride---- not that I minded seeing them!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Vva#3(?)

    this bike was left behind (wouldn't fit in the car) with a lady in crested butte in 1982. she needed and deserved a good bike. she now rides it to work every day at the C.B.museum (which happens to house the mountain bike hall of fame). the original owner is the second to last in in line the first stumpjumper ad.
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    one more from the butte

    original owner. went from top shelf ultra mountain bike to touring bike to highend townie. owner hasn't driven a car since 1977.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    In the case of this thread, 'blue collar' refers to bikes (usually desirable ones) that get ridden, used, and abused.

    Super entertaining thread.
    Gotcha. Agreed - love this thread.
    Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    this bike was left behind (wouldn't fit in the car) with a lady in crested butte in 1982. she needed and deserved a good bike. she now rides it to work every day at the C.B.museum (which happens to house the mountain bike hall of fame). the original owner is the second to last in in line the first stumpjumper ad.

    Steep front end and loooong stays. Love it!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Ritchey's I've encountered




















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    Quote Originally Posted by sansarret



















    Yowzer,
    I think I am going to take the wife for a road trip up to BC next weekend. We will just troll around the markets and such in Vancouver and see what we can find . Nice bikes......
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    The brown Ritchey is killing me..
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Indeed! That first bronze and the last pink one are awesome!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Indeed! That first bronze and the last pink one are awesome!
    The bronze one is great but the Annapurna with the biplane is damn sweet too. Fake lugs and a biplane, oh hell yes.

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    A bit older than some of the other blue collar bikes 'ere ....
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    MountainBikes did a lot of business in BC with Jacob Heilbron, who later started Rocky Mountain Bikes and became the Canadian Ritchey distributor. No wonder there are so many there.

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    Isn't that...

    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    A bit older than some of the other blue collar bikes 'ere ....

    ...more like a blue shirt with a yellow collar?
    Ride.

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    While maybe not "legitimate", since it was for sale in a bike shop when I saw it, this Jet Stream is certainly a "blue collar" used rig. Basket in front, no front brake, single speed conversion using an XT derailleur as a tensioning device, and that Magura hydraulic brake in the rear!
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    That's a strange assortment on that thing!

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    here's most of one,

    working on this one. got a bad crack in the downtube,
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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    working on this one. got a bad crack in the downtube,
    You need to talk to CC about doing the repair.

    But unless you plan to use it to deliver newspapers or to commute on it, is it really a BCC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    While maybe not "legitimate", since it was for sale in a bike shop when I saw it, this Jet Stream is certainly a "blue collar" used rig. Basket in front, no front brake, single speed conversion using an XT derailleur as a tensioning device, and that Magura hydraulic brake in the rear!
    Guitar Ted FTW.

    That's what I'm talkin' ABOUT!

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    While a little lacking in "classic" value, this Rockhopper is off the charts in "blue collar" values.

    Moon bars with mismatched thumbies and rear view mirror. Tractor saddle. Plastic alligator on front fender. MAILBOX on Blackburn rack for hauling freight and rear mudguard.

    Check, check and check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Check, check and check.
    Plastic gator pic, added to wallpaper folder, check.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    My bad, I just realized that it's a five-speed and the item on the left side is a bell.

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    Its got one of my favorite tire set ups.
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    yikes.

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    Here's my late 80's Jamis. Nothing's original on it except the seat post clamp and headset.


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    the front "thumby" is a bell. is this an "art bike"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag
    the front "thumby" is a bell. is this an "art bike"?
    I had noted and corrected that.

    I don't know anything about this bike other than the fact that it was chained up outside the movie theater when I was on my way home from a ride yesterday. Would you have stopped for a second look?

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    There is so much of this blue collar type stuff in downtown Santa Cruz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    There is so much of this blue collar type stuff in downtown Santa Cruz.
    Lets see photos!

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    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.
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    Pro class rims...those were the days.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    I've got an '84 All Mountain Pro in the basement with those rims, but mine are ano black. I wish I had that guys fork! I need one like that to make mine period correct. Mine has a roller cam brake on the seat stay too. Nothing special, those Mongeese, but mine was a bike that I did two long self supported tours on and it is kinda special to me because of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    I've got an '84 All Mountain Pro in the basement with those rims, but mine are ano black. I wish I had that guys fork! I need one like that to make mine period correct. Mine has a roller cam brake on the seat stay too. Nothing special, those Mongeese, but mine was a bike that I did two long self supported tours on and it is kinda special to me because of that.
    I think you mean All Terrain Pro ;-)

    ...strictly downhill...

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    Yep! Shoulda checked the name before I hit submit, eh?

    There must have been a transitional model with this rig. I see the one you have pictured has a chain stay mounted rollercam, and roller cam/unicrown fork. Mine was not like this. It came with a Bull Moose bar, plate crown fork, cantilevrs up front, and a seat stay mounted rollercam out back. Otherwise, your pic showing SunTour AT derailluers matches up with mine, and the rims are what I have as well.


    Anyway, I thought that was a bit curious.

    Uhhh......back to the regularly scheduled program here folks! Sorry for the diversion!

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    I think you mean All Terrain Pro ;-)

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    This is a little more on the collectible side.

    Across the street from where I took the photos of the Mongoose is a coffee house.
    Today the original owner of this 20 year old Salsa with what appears to be a Switchblade fork rode it there for a cuppa, and your faithful MTBR correspondent was there to document the event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This is a little more on the collectible side.

    Across the street from where I took the photos of the Mongoose is a coffee house.
    Today the original owner of this 20 year old Salsa with what appears to be a Switchblade fork rode it there for a cuppa, and your faithful MTBR correspondent was there to document the event.
    Bontrager fork. Sweet bike. Keep them coming CK.

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    I am constantly blown away by the quality of vintage bikes in your fair city/village. Thanks for sharing......I love that SALSA!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer
    I am constantly blown away by the quality of vintage bikes in your fair city/village. Thanks for sharing......I love that SALSA!!!!!
    I would bet that if you lived in Hawaii you would find a lot of classic old surfboards, and if you're looking to collect classic skis, check out Squaw Valley. Since mountain bikes became available here 30 years ago, a lot of riders are on their third or fourth generation, retiring "classics" to the garage or turning them into town bikes.

    Others, like the Salsa rider, have loved one bike all their lives and haven't worn it out yet.

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    That Salsa is so rad. Ross Shafer really was on something good.
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    I dig it.
    In fact my own Salsa is enjoying a similar retirement.
    Sent from the future to destroy the past.

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    Ya, Bontrager Comp fork. Build looks pretty close to all original except the brakes.

    Salsas are one of my favorite riding bikes. Really underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Ya, Bontrager Comp fork. Build looks pretty close to all original except the brakes.

    Salsas are one of my favorite riding bikes. Really underrated.
    Yeah, a Salsa is super high on my want list. Trade my Trimble for your Salsa ER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    Yeah, a Salsa is super high on my want list. Trade my Trimble for your Salsa ER.
    The problem is that I know my Salsas ride great. Too risky to trade away a stellar bike for an unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    The problem is that I know my Salsas ride great. Too risky to trade away a stellar bike for an unknown.
    True, I put your red and black one way above any Trimble to be honest. Didn't realize you had more than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue
    True, I put your red and black one way above any Trimble to be honest. Didn't realize you had more than one.
    Ya no chance on the red/black. I have a jelly bean that rides fantastic too.
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    No where near the caliber of that Salsa (and I agree--I love mine!) but here a few local rides I spied recently. At first the red one gave me a happy jolt. Tell-tale lines and all...
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    This Merlin Ti bike is more "white collar" than blue collar, since the original owner still uses it for its intended purpose, but I couldn't pass it up without showing it to this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This Merlin Ti bike is more "white collar" than blue collar, since the original owner still uses it for its intended purpose, but I couldn't pass it up without showing it to this forum.

    Hey, it's riding in the back of a pickup-can't get more blue collar than that.

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    Merlins look and ride so right, while Litespeeds are just the opposite, in my opinion. I'll never quite understand how Litespeed got so popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Merlins look and ride so right, while Litespeeds are just the opposite, in my opinion. I'll never quite understand how Litespeed got so popular.
    Because they were "welded in an oxygen free environment, and they are the *only* company to match their tubing to their filler metal". Amongst other BS marketing ploys....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    This one-owner 1982 Ritchey was too big for the woman who bought it from me, but she is still riding it.







    that very nice!!!!


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    Nike bike, wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Merlins look and ride so right, while Litespeeds are just the opposite, in my opinion. I'll never quite understand how Litespeed got so popular.
    When I was shopping for a new custom bike back in 1990 there was no internet. I had ridden a Yo Eddy and wanted a Ti frame that mimicked that bike and I also wanted rack mounts and top routed cables. I called Merlin, and whomever it was I spoke to was an having a bad day. He acted like he was doing me a favor to even be talking to me. He did not want to do any custom work and then quoted me a big number to make a frame for me. I then called CBO, who was working with Litespeed at the time. They said it would be no problem to have a frame made to my specifications.
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    Interesting. It's amazing how easily one lousy employee can push business away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Merlins look and ride so right, while Litespeeds are just the opposite, in my opinion. I'll never quite understand how Litespeed got so popular.

    I love my two Litespeeds - a 1996 Pisgah and a 1994 Obed. They were great bikes back then, and compared very favorably to Merlin, Moots, Dean, etc. Especially considering their relatively low price, which is one of the main reasons they were so popular in my area.

    Nowadays, you can pick up a mid-90s Litespeed for around $500, which can't be said for the other brands.

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    I saw an excellent blue collar classic yesterday:





    Thanks, Charlie.

    Here's some more, definitely not working-class tho:





    I wish I'd gotten a better shot of J.P. Morgen's bike. It was a wild suspension design from bygone days, you guys would have loved it.

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    A picture from my ride this afternoon. With studded tires, my '91 Team Avalanche has become my "snow bike."

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    It's been a while since my BlueCollarMeter registered a hit, but I got a strong pulse yesterday

    Had a piano customer in Mill Valley who lived very close to the Railroad Grade. He had a lot of bikes, but these were the best. First, his regular cruiser, heavily WTB influenced including a Type II fork and roller-cams. The Y-stay frame was unusual, and he said he built it himself.

    Second is his one-speed that he described as his "Repack bike." Leading-link front end, bear trap pedals. Told me the frame started life as an old Kona.

    I asked whether he knew I was a mountain biker, and he said yeah, he had been on my website that morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Had a piano customer in Mill Valley who lived very close to the Railroad Grade. He had a lot of bikes, but these were the best. First, his regular cruiser, heavily WTB influenced including a Type II fork and roller-cams. The Y-stay frame was unusual, and he said he built it himself.
    What an intriguing bike. I'm not sure if I am more envious that this guy lives right on the flank of Tam, or that he has the wherewithal to build a cool frame like that.


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    That's an unusual gearing set up as well on that beat up brown bike. Awesome stuff once again SeeKay!
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    Some people are Bridgestone people, some aren't, but this is a nice example from the mid '80s, with original wheel reflectors still in place, Biopace and Deore, Avocet saddle and the hitch for the nearby Trail-A-Bike.

    From the look of the chain, I'm guessing it hasn't been ridden recently.
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    Well, that was embarrassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Well, that was embarrassing.

    Where are the photos? I cant' see them!

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    Saw this @ 1985 Fisher with original reflectors still in place and a very interesting means of securing the basket, which was not a stock item with this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    Saw this @ 1985 Fisher with original reflectors still in place and a very interesting means of securing the basket, which was not a stock item with this bike.
    I had such a mad teenage crush on these Fisher's with the matching bullmoose bars ... one of these days I'm going to pick one up. That was the bike I could never afford in 1985, now I spend that bikes market price every time I go to the grocery store. (Not sure which state I prefer ...! )

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/44081829@N08/5348018406/" title="Paul's 930 by ephsea, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5009/5348018406_aaeebf9ec4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Paul's 930" /></a>
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    this thread is just the best. Thanks for this.
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    I just noticed that the basket on the green Fisher is identical to the one on the Bridgestone I posted above it.

    Coincidence? I think not.

    On the Bridgestone the basket is resting on the front tire, so maybe the blue twine on the Fisher serves an important purpose.

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    The owner of this mid-eighties Schwinn has been riding it as long as I have been aware of him. "Michael" washes windows, and uses his bike to get around to his jobs.

    It's a clean machine.
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    Here's a 1990 Kona Cinder Kone I see around my neighborhood. I love this bike - it looks like it's been ridden every day since it rolled out the dealers door. Oh, and it shows that the true beauty of these splatter paint jobs is how well they can hide 2 decades worth of abuse! (Unfortunately they are hideous until they hit the 10 year mark! )
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    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    10 of these Kona Cinder Cones - same splater paint-Suntour components - were rentals in Sun Valley, Idaho along with same year SlingShot bikes...

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    Blue Collar Paydirt! Wow, I'm in awe of this 1983-ish Stumpy.

    Check out the "patina" on the rear mech! Original pedals, probably cheap MKS, are long gone, but everything else looks original.

    Blue collar doesn't get any better than this one.
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    Exactly like mine, sans the Mike S signature. And a HANK AND FRANK foil! They were my BMX heaven back in the day. Nice one, Repack Rider. Package on the way.

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    Nice! It even has a GC on the rear.

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