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    Quote Originally Posted by guywitharitchey View Post
    fillet brazed grocery getter. high rider stem and rear rack.
    I really need one of those. What's the DL stand for?

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    Coooool










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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Sadly no. it's for Swami Records. I was startled to see someone who might be posting on both ~20 person forums I read.
    I am just glad there are 20 of us....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera View Post
    Coooool
    Way cool. My old Storm is getting similar use up in SF in the hands of a friend. I keep expecting to see it here.

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    full thunderbolt

    Don't know what DL refers to. .........deluxe?
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    not really VRC but its still funny to see. this guy rides this thing around UNC chapel hill campus all the time. Santa Cruz hard tail, not something i would want to leave locked on the bike rack lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by guywitharitchey View Post
    Don't know what DL refers to. .........deluxe?
    Look how rusty and slack jawed that chain is. Geese!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Look how rusty and slack jawed that chain is. Geese!
    If I was six inches shorter I think I would have left a note. Apart from the tires and stem the bike looks original and other than the chain in decent shape for an '88.


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    Where I work is literally inundated with bikes, as university campuses often are. I always let an eye stray toward the racks, but today I saw a student glide to a stop on this 'un. Says it belonged to his dad. I told him it was worth a fair it of coin and a bit about the history of it--and told him to keep it inside at night

    The fork is rare as heck and I really like the mix and match build. I barely suppressed the urge to offer him my wallet for it.
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    Looks to be a Wicked, but I didn't flip it over to check for a serial.
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    What model Fat is that Yo?

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    This awkward looking bike with the goofy bars and cushy saddle turned me right around when the old guy wheeled it past me on the sidewalk in front of the bank. It's more than blue collar gold or platinum, it is a blue collar diamond, specifically a Greg Diamond, hand-made and nearly thirty years old. Owner claims to be the original owner.

    The work is beautiful, the setup is...different. Note the Phil hubs.

    Stunning.
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    I spent a week in SF recently, and in my cold induced haze I walked right past this Fisher in Japantown. Unfortunately I only got two crappy cell phone pics. Logo looks similar to the 87/88 Montares on MOMBAT, so I'm guessing it's from around then? Modernish drive train didn't offer any clues.
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    Except for the brakes, it looks like the same Suntour Gruppo that I have on my two 1986 Redlines,(which also have rollercams), so the parts are probably stock '87-'88.

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    I love this thread! My brain is too sluggish today to comment on this interesting perspective on VRC MTBs but here is my town bike of the last 7 years. Since I got my '87 fillet brazed Bontrager this '90 Race is on trail duty and the former becomes the single speed. I suffer from 'way too nice beater bike syndrome'. Help! ;)
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    MB-2, work-horse commutified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    MB-2, work-horse commutified.
    Dude, you should be pillaging VRC left and right where you're at right now! Take advantage of those starving students to relieve them of the hidden gems.
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    .....I'm looking forward to a long summer of bike-hounding.
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    HOUND! HOW IS ELVIS?! Give him some kisses for me!

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    (From Saturday morning) .....I said CAMPING. He said "wot?"

    /threadjack off. someone get a mod in here to clean this mess up!

    (and, the song to go along with the quote above: Captain Sensible - Wot - - YouTube)
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    (From Saturday morning) .....I said CAMPING. He said "wot?"
    Awesome, I've been listening to the Damned a bunch recently. I'm totally stealing that line.

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    Eugene stumpie

    Here's a pic I got of this Specialized winter before last in downtown Eugene. Sure wish I had this in my collection!
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    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Here's a pic I got of this Specialized winter before last in downtown Eugene. Sure wish I had this in my collection!
    Awesome find! I have one more visit to make to Eugene, then my daughter graduates from UofO, so I probably won't go there again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Where I work is literally inundated with bikes, as university campuses often are. I always let an eye stray toward the racks, but today I saw a student glide to a stop on this 'un. Says it belonged to his dad. I told him it was worth a fair it of coin and a bit about the history of it--and told him to keep it inside at night

    The fork is rare as heck and I really like the mix and match build. I barely suppressed the urge to offer him my wallet for it.
    not a wicked.. not w/ those BB cable guides.. it's older.
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    Wonder what bike was attached to this wheel ? I want the tire


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    Spotted this nice ride in Fairfax yesterday. Not sure it belongs in this thread, but it belongs somewhere.

    MP-1000 on Redline cranks. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Spotted this nice ride in Fairfax yesterday. Not sure it belongs in this thread, but it belongs somewhere.

    MP-1000 on Redline cranks. Nice.
    The Cruiser Thread! That is some top shelf cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guywitharitchey View Post
    Don't know what DL refers to. .........deluxe?
    That's my all-time favourite mountain bike.

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    Spotted near the SB wharf-- a well worn Mountain Goat Route 66. The owner has rather recently got a new XTR drivetrain going, but the original Bruce Gordon racks are still going strong (and hella cool on the monostay). He said he had it rewelded and repaired numerous times and repainted once. the stem shows the original blue/black fade action, but my camera didn't really pick up the intense rainbow fleck in the clear. Dude said he'd been touring on it for decades.
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    Value Village '88 Stumpie Comp

    Caught this today at the thrift store here in Seattle; this is the bike I drooled over during the winter of '87 while living in remote SW Oregon during a short Job Corps stint. Still with original XT u-brake no less!
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    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    My first blue collar classic find! Kind of sad though. I shot it last month on the 18nth and on the 29nth I saw "stolen bike yeti" on craigslist. The guy was glad to get a copy of this pic as he didn't have one.
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    I saw this old timer today, locked up in front of a thrift store, of all places. Other than the tires and the plastic and tape toe clips, it all looked original.




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    '84 moots....

    saw this posted over on advrider.....

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    Ain't nothin' blue collar about an old steel Moots. Thanks for posting it. It's a beauty.
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    87 food delivery




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    Quote Originally Posted by Machianera View Post
    87 food delivery...
    Nice! Too bad the drop bars are gone.

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    I picked this '83 schwinn sidewinder in it's original form a few days ago and decided to make it a single speed and make a few more changes as you can see..... I used it for riding around town and very light trails. Love it.

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    Some great rides on here, I love this thread!

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    Rolled through the Fairfax Festival today and took these pics of a super clean Bontrager tow machine.
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    Spotted this older dude grocery shopping on an interesting bike. Had to ask what the bike was, and he said it's a WTB Phoenix.
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    Yeah, CC out shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Spotted this older dude grocery shopping on an interesting bike. Had to ask what the bike was, and he said it's a WTB Phoenix.
    Hard to tell in the pic...but Phoenix 69'er with CC Type I (or IV I guess) up front?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Spotted this older dude grocery shopping on an interesting bike. Had to ask what the bike was, and he said it's a WTB Phoenix.
    I just like that you're referring to this guy as an "older dude". He probably thought the same of you.

    That guy wins the exposed seat post contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville View Post
    That guy wins the exposed seat post contest.
    "That guy" is the reason for the contest.

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    Not being around Cali in the late 70's, I wouldn't know J. Phelan's spouse if he kicked me in the...

    But CK's comments brought me a grin. Thanks, from yet another old dude.

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    I'm pretty new to mtbr.com (I found the site researching vintage mtb's)

    This thread is totally awesome. It's great seeing bikes that have actually been used.


    Anyway, here's my dad's old mountain bike that he bought when it was new - a 1984 Columbia Trailmaster ATC (All Terrain Cycle). Made in the USA, lugged steel frame, bullmoose handlebar, MAFAC cantilever brakes with ACS levers... heavy! It has been sitting mostly idle in his carport for more than 20 years. He gave it to me recently so I cleaned it up and got it running again - it's 100% original except for the saddle and new tires. I found an old catalog photo of it online, too.














    Here's a pretty interesting bike I recently got from Craigslist - it's a very early 80's SE Racing OM Flyer 26" BMX cruiser that was modified into an 18 speed mountain bike by its owner at that time.

    It's got a bunch of cool old parts on it - Weinmann rims, Sakae 170mm crankset, Diacompe brakes and levers, Tuff Neck Pro stem, CW alloy handlebars, KKT pedals, etc.

    The guy got a lot of use out of it over the past 30 years so he figured it would need quite a bit of work to get it back in good shape. I plan on bringing it back to solid rider condition and will probably keep it.





















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    That OM Flyer would be worth some cash if you got it cleaned up, or make a cool "town bike". Here's one I saw today. Time to put on your thinking caps and figure out what it really is.




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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Caught this today at the thrift store here in Seattle; this is the bike I drooled over during the winter of '87 while living in remote SW Oregon during a short Job Corps stint. Still with original XT u-brake no less!
    My first real MTB was a Rockhopper Comp. I couldn't afford the Stumpy because the wife and I were saving for a house. That bike brings back memories.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    That OM Flyer would be worth some cash if you got it cleaned up, or make a cool "town bike". Here's one I saw today. Time to put on your thinking caps and figure out what it really is.
    not too difficult...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    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.
    Man I love that Girivin Fork set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newsboymerlin View Post
    not too difficult...
    It wasn't supposed to be (especially for you), if I wanted it to be a challenge I wouldn't have posted the shot of the rear brake.

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    There is a really cool green and white Brodie with a nice rigid fork (along the lines of a Fat box crown) living in the Tenderloin of SF in the hands of an urban outdoorsman. Nearly jumped off the shuttle to my friend's wedding to chase it down. I took my morning jog yesterday all around where I saw it trying to find it.

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    Brodie au naturale? I'll be on the lookout this weekend.....
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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I got all excited when I saw Yo-Nate-y posted on BCC, I thought you found the Brodie.

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    I was totally on the look out....but alas, I got nuthin but a Nishiki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    I was totally on the look out....but alas, I got nuthin but a Nishiki.
    Yo Nate... are there any distinct marks on a Nishiki, where is easy and positive to ID an Ariel and an Alien?

    I have seen a overpainted frame and want to know what it is?

    Thanks

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    I don't know the specific differences, but that is an Ariel. Was the Alien alu and the Ariel steel?
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    This thing was chillin' downtown Los Angeles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    I was totally on the look out....but alas, I got nuthin but a Nishiki.
    I hope you didn't have to spend time in the Tenderoin, if it weren't for that bike I would say there wasn't anything worth spending time there for.

    I think the Alien and the Ariel were both steel. The Alien ACX was the aluminum front, steel back one in a similar manner to the Mantix XCE. The rears look very similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I hope you didn't have to spend time in the Tenderoin, if it weren't for that bike I would say there wasn't anything worth spending time there for.
    It's really not that bad there at all. Some of the best ethnic food in San Francisco is there. Whole families are born and raised there. It's worth the effort to explore it (in the daytime ). Some great bars at night too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    It's really not that bad there at all. Some of the best ethnic food in San Francisco is there. Whole families are born and raised there. It's worth the effort to explore it (in the daytime ). Some great bars at night too!
    Don't confuse the Tenderknob with the Tenderloin. That said, I do miss Naan and Curry and the GAMH.

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    This is my favorite thread on MTBR.

    This was a daily rider that was brought into a shop that I worked at a while back. The woman who owned it was the original owner but didn't want to spend any money to fix it so I bought it off her for $25.


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    Saw this today. Not a bad townie.
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    I had seen this out of the corner of my eye while on my evening commute up LSD last night. Had to go back round and check it out. Original owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Ain't nothin' blue collar about an old steel Moots. Thanks for posting it. It's a beauty.
    Just joined the Forums, and saw this thread... she sure is a beauty!

    I have an '86 Mountaineer that I now use as my everyday commuter/ all rounder. She's
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    Also loved the post with CK, Joe Breeze and Chris Chance... anyone notice Chris' shoes? Remember Nike Poobahs from back in the day? Totally classic & retro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckevlar View Post
    I had seen this out of the corner of my eye while on my evening commute up LSD last night. Had to go back round and check it out. Original owner.
    I can't get the guy to sell it to me. At least he's using it though!
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    Cruising through town on the way to the dirt today, and ran into a guy I know who uses this old Cannondale for his sole transport-looks like about an '86, with Suntour rollercams, and thumbies.
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    Haven't been here much lately because I've been physically unable to ride for a month or so, and I don't care to think about it. I should be back on the bike in a few weeks, and what I had won't kill me.

    Saw this marginally classic early Fisher MountainBike in a customer's garage. It didn't appear to have been ridden recently, but it had a couple of custom touches suggesting it was once someone's pride, Brooks saddle and bar ends, bear traps and a Blackburn rack.
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    Cool ol Beater, Take care Chaz+smooth sailin in your return to health...

    In keeping w the Fisher theme of BCC steeds...
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    Lugger Fisher?
    Different..
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Trek Singletrak 930

    I believe it's a 1995. My associate rides just about 20 miles round trip for work. His only mode of trans. All original minus tires and i believe chain. Note the vice grips (not serving a purpose as Qr is in place) and waterproof seat cover.
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    Ummmm....Just so you know, of all the threads here in VRC land most try to keep the bikes to 93 vintage and older especially in this thread. Note the pics pictured before yours.
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    Sorry about that! In New Orleans there really are not many Vintage bikes left. Mountain especially! Katrina sorted that out for us. I am shocked to see this one. Had to be brought to town by a College student.

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    Nawlins? Cool, I'm right up the road in Biloxi. Where there also aren't many vintage MTBs. Or any kind of MTBs. There used to be a Ritchey Timberwolf on the rack at Joes Bicycle on Tulane Ave. must've been a 23" or bigger. That was before Katrina, but I don't think he got any water so it might still be there.

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    Some Norcal handmade bikes being used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Some Norcal handmade bikes being used.
    What's the green one behind the Bernie Mik?

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    Odd way to mount a headlight on the grey bike. Seems out of place with the visible components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    What's the green one behind the Bernie Mik?
    I thought maybe it was a Hunter?

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    Spotted this well-taken-care-of mid 80's Diamondback Mean Streak in downtown Berkeley this evening:



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    Cool DB. Here's an 80s MB-2 in a very nice color scheme---this would be such a fun townie.
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    My friend Aaron, who owns Otis Guy SN#023, shown in my post #246 of this thread, moved to Chicago.

    Called me to say he was riding his Otis bike the other day and another rider turned around and chased him down for a look at the bike. Aaron asks him if he knows anything about the bike. Dude says, yeah, made in Fairfax California.

    Aaron asks whether dude has been to Fairfax. Dude says no, he's lived in Chicago all his life, but he knows about Fairfax, Repack and Charlie Kelly. Amazed to find Aaron is a personal friend, says he has communicated online with me about bike stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    My friend Aaron, who owns Otis Guy SN#023, shown in my post #246 of this thread, moved to Chicago.

    Called me to say he was riding his Otis bike the other day and another rider turned around and chased him down for a look at the bike. Aaron asks him if he knows anything about the bike. Dude says, yeah, made in Fairfax California.

    Aaron asks whether dude has been to Fairfax. Dude says no, he's lived in Chicago all his life, but he knows about Fairfax, Repack and Charlie Kelly. Amazed to find Aaron is a personal friend, says he has communicated online with me about bike stuff.
    It doesn't surprise me he chased him down. I live between Chicago and Milwaukee, and we just don't see VRC mountain bikes around here, let alone something like that. The bikes you've posted in this thread that you seem to regularly encounter in the bike racks around town are very rare around here. Especially anything higher end or earlier than the late 80s.
    And of course he knows you, you're famous.
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    Saw this upgraded cruiser downtown Fairfax today.
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    Saw this locked up at a nearby store. Not the way I would have set it up, but at least it is getting ridden.
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    Saw these two while walking around Crested Butte today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville View Post
    It doesn't surprise me he chased him down. I live between Chicago and Milwaukee, and we just don't see VRC mountain bikes around here, let alone something like that. The bikes you've posted in this thread that you seem to regularly encounter in the bike racks around town are very rare around here. Especially anything higher end or earlier than the late 80s.
    And of course he knows you, you're famous.
    I'm in suburban Cleveland, OH and VRC mountain bikes are like Bald Eagle sightings, almost non-existent. VRC road bikes are everywhere though. It seems the mid west is really devoid of VRC mountain bikes.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    [QUOTE=CS2;9650705 It seems the mid west is really devoid of VRC mountain bikes.[/QUOTE]

    Not so, you need to frequent the right places. Stop looking at the bike racks at the Gurnee outlet mall It may not be So Cal, Marin Countyish or Colorado but there were lots of nice mountain bikes sold in these parts back in the day. I still see lots locked up just never have a decent camera with me. Me thinks CK must keep his good camera on him at all times
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    Sorry about the suck photo. The bike was hanging in a wall above my head, next to a skylight. Not really blue collar because the guy knows what he has. He also has a FS 29er that he doesn't take such good care of.

    Owner bought the bike in 1982 and still has the receipt I wrote for him when he picked it up.
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    I have seen these the past couple of weeks.
    The 1st is a Cannondale M700 with plenty of 3DV.
    The 2nd is a 1990 Klein Attitude that was a my sons school the past 2 days. Has seen better days.
    The 3rd is a mystery. What do you all think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    I have seen these the past couple of weeks.

    The 3rd is a mystery. What do you all think?
    No clue who might have built the CX bike, but it sure is a sweet frame.
    Looks like a homebrew chainring guard (grinding wheel special edition).
    Hopefully the owner won't have to adjust saddle height any time soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    I have seen these the past couple of weeks.
    The 1st is a Cannondale M700 with plenty of 3DV.
    The 2nd is a 1990 Klein Attitude that was a my sons school the past 2 days. Has seen better days.
    The 3rd is a mystery. What do you all think?
    The 3rd bike is hot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    The 3rd bike is hot!!!

    Yeah.. that is cool.

    I have a Steelman mtb that is a mix of lugs and fillet brazing with a similar seat cluster. I think Brent also used straight-blade forks on occasion (although the one's I've seen have had lugged crowns).

    Just an observation. No expert here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Yeah.. that is cool.

    I have a Steelman mtb that is a mix of lugs and fillet brazing with a similar seat cluster. I think Brent also used straight-blade forks on occasion (although the one's I've seen have had lugged crowns).

    Just an observation. No expert here.
    Good point. The Steelman forks on the Bonty cross-lites were a lot like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Good point. The Steelman forks on the Bonty cross-lites were a lot like this one.
    Check out the Steelman CX here:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...ers-83515.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    Nailed it.

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    If it wasn't already bad enough that I look at bikes everywhere I go, this thread has made it worse. I think that's a good thing :-)

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    Saw this ancient Peugeot downtown today-the bars, brake levers and Gripshift shifters make a good utilitarian upgrade-the owner was a skinny guy with a French accent...
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    Outside the school where I work in Flagstaff. Owner said he bought it new when he was in college.
    Nice cranks. Cool stem.
    Enjoy.
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    Here's my Craigslist gem. Late 80's Diamondback Apex. All original except tires & saddle! I mostly commute on it but have had it on every trail my 29er has been on.

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    Saw this today and thought of this thread. I always thought Proflex was a rather unfortunate name. Not sure about the exact vintage, but I dig the crazy bars with one normal LX shifter and a little bar end shifter placed strategically on top. Note the thrashed out elastomer shocks, lol.


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    Nice light setup, showing you where you have been...

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    The paint on that Fisher is excellent - want!

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    Jasper blue collar types

    Had the recent good fortune to take the train from Winnipeg to Vancouver. We had a brief stop at Jasper, here are two older Rocky Mountain's I found in the bike rack at the train station. One still has old Suntour and a a Mag21, a Vortex or Altitude I think from circa 90-91 maybe.
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    This was parked on my ex-neighbor's front porch back in August. I had seen it around town (Encinitas, CA, I've since moved to NY) a few times before, but never had a camera with me. When it showed up 20 feet from my front door I finally got a couple of shots of it. Not bad for a commuter bike, at least you know you'll be seen .




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    My (almost) thirty yr. old Ross MTB

    This is my Ross I bought in 1984.
    I used to commute downtown the first couple years that I had it.
    Now my son rides it to the local pizza joint for a slice. It's my little Panzer on the weekends.
    Spray-bombed Spa Blue, Nakano hubs, Sun rims, one-piece crank, bullmoose handlebars.
    New Shimano TX, Avenir paddle grips, lime cables, Uno short bar ends, WTB Velociraptors (fr/rr),
    Fox wedge bag, BMX brake levers, old frame bag, springy saddle.


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    This battered Cannondale looks to be nearly original.

    The bonus is the road bike that was parked next to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    The bonus is the road bike that was parked next to it.
    ..with a Burley trailer hitch too. Double bonus

    I don't see nearly enough of Ed's frames around. Good spotting

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    WOW....thaks for all the great reading and eyecandy....this is what I love about the VRC scene...real bikes ridden for ever.

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    Decent coffee/shopping cruiser material





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    That is frickin' awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Decent coffee/shopping cruiser material


    So how long did you hang around waiting for the owner?




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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Decent coffee/shopping cruiser material





    No kidding, Awesome

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    A few recents:

    Park Pre Team 925 and a sleeper Cannondale with (nearly) full XTR.
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    And even better. ... .. ..
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    Damn...This thread has made me realize how much I need a Ritchey

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    A 90's titanium hartail like that ^ is a grail bike for me...jealous!

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    Late 80's early 90s karakoram with matching stem. Original owner he rides every day on it (the guy looked to be in his early 70's).
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    saw these two old Schwinns downtown today-owners were down from up North for the Turkey Day ride-although not on these two bikes. They have a motorized rear hub and disc brake added...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    saw these two old Schwinns downtown today-owners were down from up North for the Turkey Day ride-although not on these two bikes. They have a motorized rear hub and disc brake added...
    Pure awesome

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    i love this thread. its funny when you see a homless guy on a bike thats prob worth like 100 bucks and he is collecting cans...

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    Blue-collar McMahons are like weeds in this town.
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    that's crazy! you've seen two of these in a month and I've never even seen one.

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    Locked up outside a local drinking establishment the other evening. Brooks springer saddle and nice cranks.
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    My city sucks. If I used a cable lock, my bike would be gone in 20 seconds, 10 if it's nighttime.

    Found this the other week. Forgot to post it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    My city sucks. If I used a cable lock, my bike would be gone in 20 seconds, 10 if it's nighttime.
    That neighborhood watering hole is only about 15' x 15'. He could probably watch the bike from every seat in there.

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    The bars on that Rocky Mountain look to be ready to take a core sample.

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    Out of revenge for that hideous thing that should be a saddle...
    You call it a saddle, I call it a bar stool. Po tay toe, po tat toeeeeeee

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    I call it a bar stool.
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    You call it a saddle, I call it a bar stool. Po tay toe, po tat toeeeeeee
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    Going through Downtown today, I I saw this nice Breezer one speed town bike a retired mailman rides.
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    Nice, Pat. His smile says it all. Thanks for posting.

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    The bike is an obscure model and only mildly interesting other than being pretty old. The saddle area seems to have been neglected to the point of, "Hey, how do you ride that thing?".

    What got my attention was the paleolithic Blue Collar Tool Kit (tm) clamped to the seatpost, if that's really a seatpost. It looks like papier-mache. I thought the Vise-Grip (tm) Universal Klunker Tool went extinct along with coaster brakes, but here it is, being used in the traditional fashion.

    I would have got better photos but the owner was eying me suspiciously from inside the bank.
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    Sometimes a BCC is just sad, and this is one of those times. Saw this '80s Wicked Fat Chance chained up in front of the coffee house. Not many Fats made the 3000 mile trip to Marin County, and most that did received better care than this one, which was someone's pride and joy BITD.

    Now it must be in the hands of a different owner, who let the Phil hubs go to rust and added the kickstand. Nice set of '80s controls, and what look to be Ringle QRs, correct me if I'm wrong.
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    You're right, RR. I can't believe it's just locked by the front wheel and he or she has managed to not get it stolen all these years.

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    That is sad. Someone needs to rescue that poor FAT.

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    Someone should take it and leave a Walmart Next sitting on the front wheel in it's place.

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    Worst of all it looks like an elusive large.
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    I want the pedals on that FAT

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    I saw then 2 hours ago

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    Dibs on the stem and headset!
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    talk about blue, not to sure of model but lots of options
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    saw these two old Schwinns downtown today-owners were down from up North for the Turkey Day ride-although not on these two bikes. They have a motorized rear hub and disc brake added...
    Hey that's Danue owner of HUCK bikes, They have electric bikes because they probably rode those down from Vancouver, he looks a little tired.

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    You wanted blue? ok I know it's only an Assent.
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    That's looking a bit more white collar than blue collar.

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    I think he took it literally.

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    I take blue collar classics to also mean high-zoot bikes of yore doing blue-collar duty now.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I go to work on that thing daily in the summer and if you look close there is a bob trailer QR on the rear hub that I take my mason tools to the job site with. cheers. R

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I go to work on that thing daily in the summer and if you look close there is a bob trailer QR on the rear hub that I take my mason tools to the job site with. cheers. R
    I love stories like that! Take a picture of your bike like that next summer.

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    I was inside the bank when the guy locked this outside. I didn't get a chance to talk to him to get the history of this bike, but it is about as nice a BCC as you will find.

    Edit: Until I looked at the photos, I didn't realize he had only locked up the bottle cage. I could have stolen the bike with an allen key.
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    ^^^Jeez! I look everywhere I go and all I see is crap. Its like you're living in the past!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    ^^^Jeez! I look everywhere I go and all I see is crap. Its like you're living in the past!
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    That Landshark is sweet.
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    Land Sharks are really sweet. They all seem to have killer paint too!

    It...doesn't even look to be locked by the bottle cage....you could have stolen it with nothing but a lack of morals!
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    I think he got the bottle cage in the padlock clasp along with both cable ends. Amazing an idiot like that still owns it.

    That is one glorious zebra rasta paint job. Surprised that didn't catch on!

    It's like Eddie Van Halen meets Bob Marley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Land Sharks are really sweet. They all seem to have killer paint too!

    It...doesn't even look to be locked by the bottle cage....you could have stolen it with nothing but a lack of morals!

    Good dialogue line.. i think i will steal it.

    CK could leave a note telling how the bike does not fit since stem should be 130mm and seatpost should extend 8in above seat tube. That would be morally excellent. "Fit Police".
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    Actually, if that's a parking meater in "locked" to, you could have just lifted it up and over the top of the meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundoggy View Post
    It's like Eddie Van Halen meets Bob Marley.

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    those old silver control-tech stems with the inverted face-plate graphics are likewise quite rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    those old silver control-tech stems with the inverted face-plate graphics are likewise quite rare.
    road bike stem,
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    I can't even fathom a place that people can get away with locking their bikes like that. Even cheap bikes get this treatment:
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I can't even fathom a place that people can get away with locking their bikes like that. Even cheap bikes get this treatment:
    That really sucks no matter how much the bike cost. I'm amazed at all the really nice bikes in this thread that are just locked to light post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    ^^^Jeez! I look everywhere I go and all I see is crap. Its like you're living in the past!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb49 View Post
    I think you mean All Terrain Pro ;-)

    With the reverse pull front derraileur to really mess with your head?



    I just read 18 pages of this thread, time for bed, and the best part is, there ares till many pages to look through tomorrrow with breakfast!


    Thanks for all the pics guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    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.

    Yea, I'm grave digging this thread for sure, but, is the owner of that bike named Al? Him and Steve D. built some frames with that same Y seat stay...

    If so, I built this chopper in that shop, on tam, not far from the railroad grade...




    But it may be a different guy/shop as well.

    FWIW, my chopper has the current land speed chopper bike record, 48 MPH down teton pass, I have it geared up now so I'll theoretically top out at 60 MPH, on paper at least...

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    48? On that? On Teton pass to boot...
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    Well, we did want to be safe so we stopped at the stagecoach to get ready before the run.

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    The paint job on the landshark is just awesome....for me the fork takes it to the next level. I don't throw this word around a lot, but that is definitely swass as all hell.
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    The Ascent is probably the least collectible model of Ritchey, but it's still a pretty nice bike. I spotted this one locked up outside the Salvation Army thrift store in San Rafael, and at first glance it looked well care for, with Brooks leather saddle and original '80s controls.

    Then I looked closer and saw the missing front brake and the careless replacement of the rear brake cable, and I came to the conclusion that this one is not in the hands of a collector.
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    I wonder if he notices the thwap thwap thwap of the brake cable hitting the tire. :|

    Thanks CK. I, for all, appreciate your efforts in this thread. My attention span is getting shorter and shorter and pictures are what I like best these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    The Ascent is probably the least collectible model of Ritchey, but it's still a pretty nice bike. I spotted this one locked up outside the Salvation Army thrift store in San Rafael, and at first glance it looked well care for, with Brooks leather saddle and original '80s controls.

    Then I looked closer and saw the missing front brake and the careless replacement of the rear brake cable, and I came to the conclusion that this one is not in the hands of a collector.
    Stem looks fillet brazed though. Probably worth more than the frame and fork!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Stem looks fillet brazed though. Probably worth more than the frame and fork!
    So the Force stems are of value?
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    I had one of those Ascents, an '89 that Steve Larsen gave to me while he owned Wheelworks in Davis for awhile. I did some demo work in the shop and that was my going away present when I left town.

    Rode nice, that I do know. But like an idiot I had it stolen in Oaxaca in 2004. Complete with a Phil Wood cassette hub no less.

    I really miss the XT shifters most though, even more than the Phil hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    I had one of those Ascents, an '89 that Steve Larsen gave to me while he owned Wheelworks in Davis for awhile. I did some demo work in the shop and that was my going away present when I left town.

    Rode nice, that I do know. But like an idiot I had it stolen in Oaxaca in 2004. Complete with a Phil Wood cassette hub no less.

    I really miss the XT shifters most though, even more than the Phil hub.
    I like Oaxaca. Thoght of spending time there.. had to stay 6 mo in Queretaro up north and it's the most boring/ conservative city i ever been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I like Oaxaca. Thoght of spending time there.. had to stay 6 mo in Queretaro up north and it's the most boring/ conservative city i ever been.
    Colker1, you are cracking me up! I loved my one and only visit to Queretaro, but then again it was for just a whole whopping 24 hours. They have a lot of great trains to watch there.

    The biking is certainly better in Oaxaca, and I kicked myself for losing that Ascent at the beginning of my trip, I missed out on a lot of good rides.

    BTW, just got back from Chihuahua, man I LOVE that town, seriously.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    87 StreetStomper

    This is the production bike that started it for me with Specialized, the 1987 StreetStomper. From Davis to Hayfork, to riding the Sierras and the Cascades, I sure beat the hell out of it.

    I didn't know at the time it wasn't the most beefy of bikes, but Specialized great warranty program allowed me to break two of them before upgrading to the 88 RH Comp and then a Stumpie Team shortly thereafter.

    Here is a true blue-collar classic at the WSF ferry dock in Port Townsend, Washington. Spotted last weekend, sure was nice to see an old friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    So the Force stems are of value?
    Not all are fillet brazed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Not all are fillet brazed.
    But those that are?

    I figured, "production" regardless, wasn't all that sexy....
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    Another definitive BCC. I chased this guy down to get a photo of the bike, but somehow the shot of the whole bike didn't save. We talked for a minute or two before he noticed I was also riding a Ritchey. (An hour earlier a guy crossing the street yells at me, "Awesome bike, dude!")

    Original owner, says he is on a second repaint, this time done by a custom motorcycle painter. He says it's his "everything" bike, and it looks the part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Another definitive BCC. I chased this guy down to get a photo of the bike, but somehow the shot of the whole bike didn't save. We talked for a minute or two before he noticed I was also riding a Ritchey. (An hour earlier a guy crossing the street yells at me, "Awesome bike, dude!")

    Original owner, says he is on a second repaint, this time done by a custom motorcycle painter. He says it's his "everything" bike, and it looks the part.
    What year/model would that be? Interesting non-fillet seat cluster. Ascent maybe?

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    Shot through the windshield. Looks like about '83 to me, but I will defer to the experts.
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    This is what BCC is all about. Met "Greg" out riding on Mount Tam. Greg was on his one-owner 1985 Stumpy Sport. Said he had to replace the rear hub, rear brake and front derailleur since he bought it new, but there he was, out riding dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    This is what BCC is all about. Met "Greg" out riding on Mount Tam. Greg was on his one-owner 1985 Stumpy Sport. Said he had to replace the rear hub, rear brake and front derailleur since he bought it new, but there he was, out riding dirt.
    That poor guy has probably never picked up a mountain biking magazine or spent time on these forums. I'm a little jealous.
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    Saw this Ascent Comp kid hauler locked up on a deck outside of a condo when I was showing property the other day. Complete with rear rack, trail-a-bike bracket, perforated white Turbo saddle, Soft Ride stem, and 6 speed XT components. Sorry for the crummy phone pic.

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    Rode to the top of Tam yesterday. Right at the top of Eldridge Grade, this guy came riding up on his Yeti, that he bought new in '94. Better him than me on that bike on upper Eldridge-gotta give him points for toughness...
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    A 970 makes a superb campus bike.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Saw this B-stone outside the local grocery store...

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    The current Mayor of Fairfax rode this bike part way up to the Lakes today-he rides it a lot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    The current Mayor of Fairfax rode this bike part way up to the Lakes today-he rides it a lot...
    I don't consider myself a single-topic voter but I would have a hard time voting for anyone that rides that bike.

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    the milk crate says it ALL! someone,hook this brother up!

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    Riding my P-21 through Sausalito yesterday, I passed a young woman on this Ritchey Ultra bike. Pulled her over to get a quick pic, she says it's her boyfriend's bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Riding my P-21 through Sausalito yesterday, I passed a young woman on this Ritchey Ultra bike. Pulled her over to get a quick pic, she says it's her boyfriend's bike.


    I'm having a hard time focusing on the bike...

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    Yeah the angle on her saddle is distracting me too
    Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised

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