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    Can't blame the saddle for pointing up.
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    RR. Everytime you add to this thread its with 5 or so pics. For her we only get 1?
    Shame on you!!!
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    Honest, I never noticed the saddle angle until I looked at the pic.

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    There is a saddle in this picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Honest, I never noticed the saddle angle until I looked at the pic.


    Oh well. Thanks for the wallpaper ;-)
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    What are you guys, Canadians?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    How much more blue-collar can you get than an XTR equipped, Gilco tubed Colnago burrito delivery bike?

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    Or a carbon fiber Trek to bring your falafel to your door?

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    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Boulder Starship

    I've seen this guy riding around before while driving home from work and managed to flag him down today. Said his previous bike was a Kestrel that got stolen. Sorry for the shot composition and shadows. His legs are not as nice as the previous spokesmodel.
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    great thread

    I have seen it all at SDSU...
    But this one is best..

    Calfee will fix it for 200 - 300 almost worth the effort...
    Kestrel MXZ Carbon Bike Frame, CAMPAGNOLO headset

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    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weinerts View Post
    I have seen it all at SDSU...
    But this one is best..

    Calfee will fix it for 200 - 300 almost worth the effort...
    Kestrel MXZ Carbon Bike Frame, CAMPAGNOLO headset

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    Yeah, this one has been on the SD CL off an on for a year. I don't know about fixing it. It had a very different carbon construction than most carbon bikes. These were pretty much foam of some sort that was injected into a mold. A couple of the mags back in the day cut them open and they had lots of irregular bubbles and voids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weinerts View Post
    I have seen it all at SDSU...
    But this one is best..

    Calfee will fix it for 200 - 300 almost worth the effort...

    I think you can find a working example for that same $300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weinerts View Post
    I have seen it all at SDSU...
    But this one is best..

    Calfee will fix it for 200 - 300 almost worth the effort...
    Something I always search for when I am buying a bike frame:
    "A small piece fell off the frame here:"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Something I always search for when I am buying a bike frame:
    "A small piece fell off the frame here:"
    Well, that was just a bonded on pump peg FWIW...

    Sort of an iconic frame. Now if I could just find a nice Nitro.

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    I cannot even tell you how much I want that Yellow Colnago, so sweet..... I keep my eye out just in case I stumble on one but they are few and far between. Only ones I have seen for sale wouldn't fit me.

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    I went into the restaurant and asked them about it. They were evasive about its origin, to say the least. I briefly considered making them an offer for it, but thought that the karma was just too bad as it was almost certainly stolen.

    That one was my size, and if I ever see another one and it is for sale I'd jump at it.

    I never got a picture of it, but for a while there was another restaurant in my neighborhood that had a Litespeed ti hardtail delivery bike complete with Cooks Bros cranks and wire Wald basket. Really a sad way for a nice bike to end its life!
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Definitely not worth the karmic hit but man it sure is pretty......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Well, that was just a bonded on pump peg FWIW...
    Sort of an iconic frame. Now if I could just find a nice Nitro.
    You should have tracked the SFO one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weinerts View Post
    I have seen it all at SDSU...
    But this one is best..

    Calfee will fix it for 200 - 300 almost worth the effort...
    Kestrel MXZ Carbon Bike Frame, CAMPAGNOLO headset

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    The close-up pics of the headtube show the headset a little....askew...especially the upper race...

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    XTR Colnago sounds like an awesome delivery bike! everyone else rides a cheeser and you get something smooth. You should be able to pull down plenty of tips and plenty of the aforementioned Ritchey riders.

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    Here's a 1987(?) Ross Mt. McKinley I saw locked up. I never liked Ross's (.833 stem! ugh!) but this one is really nice looking!

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    Check out the cool Cyclepro crud catcher:

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    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Here's a 1987(?) Ross Mt. McKinley I saw locked up. I never liked Ross's (.833 stem! ugh!) but this one is really nice looking!

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    I sold a few of these bikes...this is a fairly hard to find fillet brazed Ross if I am not mistaken.

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    Yep, it was full XT and nicely fillet brazed. Really very nice, until you get to that 2lb Ross dog bone stem.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Yep, it was full XT and nicely fillet brazed. Really very nice, until you get to that 2lb Ross dog bone stem.
    Thick fillets on those frames! Some have said (here on the forum) that those are bondo-enhanced but not so sure.

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    Nice Ritchey original owner

    Ritchey Annapurna

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    Also saw this one, also original owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by sansarret View Post
    Ritchey Annapurna
    Pretty tall bike. How big was the owner?

    I see he had to use the wrap-around clamp for the rear rack. I had mine built with eyelets.
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    That takes the cake……never seen a Ritchey that huge. Hit'in the deck at that height is going to hurt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Pretty tall bike. How big was the owner?

    I see he had to use the wrap-around clamp for the rear rack. I had mine built with eyelets.

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    What's the second bike? I can't quite make it out. The stem looks kind of interesting.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    What's the second bike? I can't quite make it out. The stem looks kind of interesting.
    Looks like a Ritchey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver King View Post
    Looks like a Ritchey.
    It is a Ritchey, sorry for the crap photos. The owner of the Annapurna was about 6'2" I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sansarret View Post
    It is a Ritchey, sorry for the crap photos. The owner of the Annapurna was about 6'2" I would say.


    He had to have been taller than that! Huge frame with that much post and super high rise bar set up...crazy big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    He had to have been taller than that! Huge frame with that much post and super high rise bar set up...crazy big.
    He was probably taller, i'm bad at guessing how tall people are. I'm 6' and he seemed quite a bit taller than me. Anyways it's a cool bike and a true blue collar classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sansarret View Post
    Ritchey Annapurna
    That is cool. Where is that - so wet? I'm trying to fight an impulse to just lay on a block of ice.

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    Vancouver BC, that last picture was from last winter,the sun is out now

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    Lots of cool bikes in Vancouver.

    I always think of Sansaretts when I think of that city. That and fenders.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    There was a Ritchey dealer doing brisk business in Vancouver in the '80s. Obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    There was a Ritchey dealer doing brisk business in Vancouver in the '80s. Obviously.
    Did you ever meet Grayson Bain back in the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    There was a Ritchey dealer doing brisk business in Vancouver in the '80s. Obviously.
    Did Tom handle those directly or did those go through MountainBikes?

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    The Canadian link is stronger than most people realize. A friend of Grayson had purchased one in Palo Alto and brought it back to Vancouver and once Grayson saw it he was all over it. He told Tom he would buy any stock Tom could produce. Rocky Mountain was formed in 81 and went full tilt. Besides the 4 stores Rocky owned there were at least 10 bike shops that sold fillet Ritchey's in Vancouver area. The 80' mountainbikes label are non exsistent, so I would say the connection happened in 1981. The growth of mountain biking in vancouver was so explosive bike shops couldn't keep the floors stocked.

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    RD Coyote

    Found this parked across the street for the last couple of days. A little worse for the wear & tear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    The Canadian link is stronger than most people realize. A friend of Grayson had purchased one in Palo Alto and brought it back to Vancouver and once Grayson saw it he was all over it. He told Tom he would buy any stock Tom could produce. Rocky Mountain was formed in 81 and went full tilt. Besides the 4 stores Rocky owned there were at least 10 bike shops that sold fillet Ritchey's in Vancouver area. The 80' mountainbikes label are non exsistent, so I would say the connection happened in 1981. The growth of mountain biking in vancouver was so explosive bike shops couldn't keep the floors stocked.
    must be such a great cycling communityt there...I'd bet they still cannot keep them floors stocked...with the booming freeride/downhill culture, its a whole new era.

    There's been a Reasearch Dynamics for sale locally for quite awhile now...seems nobody wants it..at least not for the asking price.

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    Today while driving I see this surly old dude with a beret ride by me. At a traffic light, I look over and see that he's riding an older Ritchey with a chainstay u-brake.

    On closer inspection, I realize he's riding a Ritchey Mixte Conversion (I think these may have been a limited production item), with duct tape tube caps and everything. I wonder how long this will last...

    (sorry for the crappy photos, I was driving)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddysnack View Post
    Today while driving I see this surly old dude with a beret ride by me. At a traffic light, I look over and see that he's riding an older Ritchey with a chainstay u-brake.

    On closer inspection, I realize he's riding a Ritchey Mixte Conversion (I think these may have been a limited production item), with duct tape tube caps and everything. I wonder how long this will last...

    (sorry for the crappy photos, I was driving)
    That is insane.

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    There was only 1 ritchey mixte, and that ain't it
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    If you look carefully, it looks like there may be some cross brace welded between seat-tube and down-tube.

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    Until you mentioned that brace I hadn't noticed it has no top tube
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    That is insane.
    haha. I wonder why they left such long stubs when the cut out the top tube? More chance of an injury?

    Probably feels like a Slingshot.

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    My sons classmates mother was riding this home the other day.
    Stopped her to get a better look, of the bike, and had to take photos.
    Very cool paint which the cell phone picks do no justice to.
    Looked up Obrian on the web and realized he is a local builder. Full XT. Told her I would buy it if she ever wanted to sell. Would make a great Dirt Drop convert with that stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    My sons classmates mother was riding this home the other day.
    Stopped her to get a better look, of the bike, and had to take photos.
    Very cool paint which the cell phone picks do no justice to.
    Looked up Obrian on the web and realized he is a local builder. Full XT. Told her I would buy it if she ever wanted to sell. Would make a great Dirt Drop convert with that stem.
    Cool bike. At a minimum, the front tire should at least be rescued from being worn bald by the sidewalk. Or better yet, maybe find her a nice used comfort bike and swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    My sons classmates mother was riding this home the other day.
    Stopped her to get a better look, of the bike, and had to take photos.
    Very cool paint which the cell phone picks do no justice to.
    Looked up Obrian on the web and realized he is a local builder. Full XT. Told her I would buy it if she ever wanted to sell. Would make a great Dirt Drop convert with that stem.
    That thing is rad! Hopefully she sells it to you. Any more pics of the mom too? So far so good. And an FJ60 in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    That thing is rad! Hopefully she sells it to you. Any more pics of the mom too? So far so good. And an FJ60 in the background.
    FJ62.
    Mom is okay, bike is much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    That thing is rad! Hopefully she sells it to you. Any more pics of the mom too? So far so good. And an FJ60 in the background.
    A bottle of wine and some tissues and you'll be good.


    Very neat bike by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    That thing is rad! Hopefully she sells it to you. Any more pics of the mom too? So far so good. And an FJ60 in the background.
    I think you need that bike. Frame builder is sibling to Gordon??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    I think you need that bike. Frame builder is sibling to Gordon??

    Exactly! He likes bright pink.
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    Blue Collar Classics

    I ran into the top tube hacker today. He's an old guy from Yugoslavia. Looks like he's seen a lot in his life. Anyhow, it turns out he has more than one custom mixtie. He called it a working bike. Check out the technology:
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    When I saw that first bike I assumed some idiot cut through the top tube of a bike to steal it.

    This is so insane it just leaves me with endles questions.
    Why would he think that would work?
    How can it be that it actually does work?
    Why leave those jagged stubs there?
    How many bikes has he done this to?
    Why not just get a womens bike?
    And how uncomfortable was it for you to stop this guy to take pictures of his bike. I tend to give crazy a lot more space than that.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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    Blue Collar Classics

    I get along pretty good with the surly Eastern Europeans. I was fully kitted up in my euro road bike gear after a road ride. I figured it was just one enthusiast admiring another enthusiast's gear....like we do everyday on MTBR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddysnack View Post
    I get along pretty good with the surly Eastern Europeans. I was fully kitted up in my euro road bike gear after a road ride. I figured it was just one enthusiast admiring another enthusiast's gear....like we do everyday on MTBR.
    Did you tell him to keep his hacksaw away from Ritcheys in the future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Until you mentioned that brace I hadn't noticed it has no top tube
    That's an angry inch, alright.

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    Here's another one in the same vein. What's under all those hose clamps? Who can say.

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    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Spotted today in Ft. Collins. The whole bike shots didn't come out but you get the drift.
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Spotted today in Ft. Collins. The whole bike shots didn't come out but you get the drift.
    Nice! Sorry I missed that one. I was a block from there about 2 hours ago.

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    I figured you'd appreciate that one Mike.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Always sweet to see another Moots...

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    Steel Moots, cool!

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    A YBB at that. I'm not sure how long he produced it in steel. Not long or many I'm sure.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Jeff, thanks for posting. The Moot's steel YYB has alway's been one of my favorites. Your post prompted me to pull out my April 1991 Bicycling magazine. Featured is a Moot's YBB, but with a rigid adjustable rake fork. I wonder if the one you came across was upgraded to a suspension fork.
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    You can see the marz in one of the photos.

    Like this?
    Thats it. Please tell me you have a frame to go with that fork? I can just stare at their old steel bikes forever ; they have so many cool features. I don't want to talk them up too much, then others will want one

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    Sure do but not ready for prime time yet.
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    Sure do but not ready for prime time yet.
    That is soo cool, YBB or Mountaineer? I had to settle for an early Ritchey with an actual Moots ST.

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    Enough thread drift Shawn....
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    That is soo cool, YBB or Mountaineer? I had to settle for an early Ritchey with an actual Moots ST.
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    Aww, how come, Jeff?

    One more, then back to our regularly scheduled program...


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    Is that yours? I like those Moots. They look like the perfect expedition/touring bikes.

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    Is that yours? I like those Moots. They look like the perfect expedition/touring bikes.
    GOB,

    Yep, it's mine. They make a great touring/ expedition bike, especially with the Moots Mounts for the brakes... 26" to 700c in twenty minutes flat!


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    Spotted this Ritchey passing through downtown Fairfax today. An '84 frame with a Koski fork, a newish saddle and about a '94-95 group. It's his daily ride...
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    Very nice, Fairfax Pat.

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    That bike looks a little to well kept and coordinated to be a blue collar bike...but damn, I wish that was my around town bike. Nice find in the wild!

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    Spotted in Berkeley this morning.



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    I would guess that top tube/ seat tube failed some point it looks like tig welds there

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I would guess that top tube/ seat tube failed some point it looks like tig welds there
    There were some TIG'd bikes. Some made in Japan (with some finish brazing done in the US) and I think one or two years they were entirely made in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Spotted in Berkeley this morning.
    Damn, sometimes it hurts to see some of the bikes in this thread spending the rest of their days as ever-worsening rust buckets doing commuter or grocery duty when there are a lot of people out there who would take great care of them. It's funny how attached people get to their bikes too - many people would rather keep riding their blue collar classics into a dumpster than trade it out for something more appropriate and allow the bike to be restored by someone else.

    I've left notes on a lot of bikes but I've never gotten a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    I've left notes on a lot of bikes but I've never gotten a response.

    Me either. I probably shouldn't start the note with 'I want to put your bike between my legs'.
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    I'm more of the hey, as long as it gets ridden category. Tom made like 1.239 frames a day anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Me either. I probably shouldn't start the note with 'I want to put your bike between my legs'.
    Neither "I want to lube that thing right.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    I've left notes on a lot of bikes but I've never gotten a response.
    I have had better luck when seeing a bike a want while driving and then just quickly pulling off the road and hopping out to make an offer. I find the erratic behavior scares people just enough to get them to make poor decisions.







    Kidding of course (about the scaring part), but I did score a completely original first production run (before the first official model year) rockhopper for $40 and a car ride that way. Kid was glad to sell it because it was "such an old bike" that didn't have suspension like his roommates mongoose. He told me he took it out of his parents basement from a bunch of stuff they were bringing to the dump a few days before. Condition was pristine (aside from storage marks), maybe ridden 50 miles at most.

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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Owner obviously cares about it by the way it is locked and the paper to keep the tt from getting marred...that being said, I'd have waited til he got there and tried to pry it from his hands.



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    I thought that was the note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    I'd have waited til he got there and tried to pry it from his hands.
    Can you imagine how tall this guy is?
    Sent from the future to destroy the past.

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    Cross-shifted rasta Bonty outside restaurant in SF. Appeared to be a staff commuter bike.

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    MB1, Pioneer Square neighborhood, downtown Seattle.

    Story: as I was taking this photo, a (homeless?) guy in the window behind it looked at me and rubbed his thumb, index, and middle fingers together, signaling "money?" to me. Could not have been worse timing: I was visiting out of state, juggling kids en route to airport with no time to spare, no room in my car, and not enough time to do anything about it. In retrospect, probably should have offered the guy $50 and then dropped it off at a nearby bike shop to ship, but I didn't think about that until later. D'oh.

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    Yo Eddy outside bar in downtown Palo Alto.

    As I stopped to take this photo in front of a bar, the (not homeless) owner came outside to chat. After a bit I asked him if he wanted to sell, and he said no. I said, what if you could name your price? He said sorry. I ended up at that same bar 3 hours later, saw him there still drinking, and so bought him a round and asked him one last time just in case. Nada.

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    Okay, so these are not really BCC, but they are pretty cool.
    These are on display at the Power House pub in Haily, ID.
    Billy, the owner, is a acquaintance of mine from BITD when I lived in Sun Valley.
    Last time I was in the pub he showed me a 1993 gator Attitude that was mint and hinted at the other VRC bikes he had in the shed. He now displays them outside for all to see. And no, they are not for sale.

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    The first two are cool!

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    Why would someone who owns a Ham (and Salsa) bother with owning a Haro?
    Cool pics!
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    The canti's in the front qualify it for blue collar?
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    ..another salsa with that seat cluster..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    Power House pub in Haily, ID.
    Great pub BTW! I love all the awesome Belgian beer they have. I'm heading there in a few weeks for some riding, beer drinking, and hanging out with friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Great pub BTW! I love all the awesome Belgian beer they have. I'm heading there in a few weeks for some riding, beer drinking, and hanging out with friends.
    Better hope the fires have died down. The day we left the smoke was so thick. Couple of trails we road have now burned. fingers crossed.

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    Fires are bad here in Washinton too, on the east side anyways

    Hopefully the guy that owns the pub brings those things in at night...just saying
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    JRA after riding the trails, and I saw the guy on the Ritchey. Sprinted ahead so I could ambush him for the photo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    This guy got evicted, and he left a lot of stuff. His landlord said I could have the bike.

    It's a Funk, obviously stolen because the Serial # was ground off. I did my best to find any reports of a stolen Funk, but without success, so I gave it to my friend who turned it into his street bike.


    Is this the same funk and funk cycles?

    And what was up with the design of this and the nishiki?

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    Search elevates chainstay, plenty of info and pictures there.

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    Bike mess bike.

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    In a pawn shop, Salsa La Raza.Blue Collar Classics-salsa1.jpgBlue Collar Classics-salsa2.jpg

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    On the car carrier. Allsop stem.Blue Collar Classics-mb1_1.jpgBlue Collar Classics-mb1_2.jpg

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    Shot with camera out the truck window as Mr. Fisher passed me on a roof rackBlue Collar Classics-fisher.jpg. Sure looks like a Koski fork, but I didn't get a chance to inspect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
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    Gary hisself had a picture of that exact model on Twiiter yesterday. Ironic or the same bike?
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    This perfect Ritchey is a lot older than the nineteen-ish kid who parked it in front of the coffee house. I knew it had to be his dad's and it was, although it had come to his family through an inheritance from an even older cyclist. Parked in the garage for decades before the kid broke it out.

    He knows what he has, and he is off to college with this as his main ride. I told him to lock it up very carefully. The kid was meeting a friend, and before they rode off, the friend shook my hand and told me he was a big fan of "Klunkerz."


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    That bike is gorgeous! I still have a Girvin Flexstem in my garage for a stead worthy.
    Hopefully one day one will fall my way.

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    i'd love to get my hands on one of those headsets, but i gave the wrenches away twenty years ago. real clean bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    He knows what he has, and he is off to college with this as his main ride. I told him to lock it up very carefully. The kid was meeting a friend, and before they rode off, the friend shook my hand and told me he was a big fan of "Klunkerz."
    College is not a good place to keep a nice clean bike like this one. Its as good as stolen. Nice to see (the friend) knows his MTB history though. Not enough people new to the sport know its lineage.

    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    i'd love to get my hands on one of those headsets, but i gave the wrenches away twenty years ago. real clean bike.
    Both easy enough to get still. In a pinch, traditional wrenches work fine. I agree, great headset. Several of my bikes have them.
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    Really makes you want to build him something innocuous and then give him beer... uh, book money rather...... that thing is totally going to get poached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datmony View Post
    Really makes you want to build him something innocuous and then give him beer... uh, book money rather...... that thing is totally going to get poached.
    Most thieves probably don't know what a Ritchey is. Not knowing how the thieves are after these days, aren't they looking for something with at least some killer shocks?

    That said, that's an Ascent, so not too terribly valuable or rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Most thieves probably don't know what a Ritchey is. Not knowing how the thieves are after these days, aren't they looking for something with at least some killer shocks?

    That said, that's an Ascent, so not too terribly valuable or rare.
    I told him it was among the less collectible of the Ritcheys, but it is beautifully maintained and mildly customized. His dad had tried to sell it and had not got an offer he liked, so the kid is off to college with it.

    UCSC if you're looking for it.

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    Hopefully Fillet-brazed is right and nobody realizes what it even is. Definitely not terribly rare but also not something you just want going to some hack on a college campus......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Most thieves probably don't know what a Ritchey is. Not knowing how the thieves are after these days, aren't they looking for something with at least some killer shocks?
    That said, that's an Ascent, so not too terribly valuable or rare.
    No, but its clean and doesn't look like a Walmart beater...

    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    I told him it was among the less collectible of the Ritcheys, but it is beautifully maintained and mildly customized. His dad had tried to sell it and had not got an offer he liked, so the kid is off to college with it.
    UCSC if you're looking for it.
    Ah, its close! I'll keep an eye out for it.
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    I wonder how well the front brake works seeing as how the stop in connected to the suspension stem?!? Very clean ride otherwise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    I told him it was among the less collectible of the Ritcheys, but it is beautifully maintained and mildly customized. His dad had tried to sell it and had not got an offer he liked, so the kid is off to college with it.

    UCSC if you're looking for it.
    I went to UCSC and bike theft didn't seem to be what it was at other schools. The campus is isolated from the rest of the town so non-students don't really go there. On a typical day in the late 90's you would see a couple of Bonty's and SC's locked up around campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    I wonder how well the front brake works seeing as how the stop in connected to the suspension stem?!? Very clean ride otherwise!
    That part doesn't move. Though I have seen people on Retrobike setting up builds using stem cable guides and ....sus forks.
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    Fisher CR-7 locked up near the library.

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    Rear mech looks original

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    Classic controls.

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    That was then. This is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Fisher CR-7 locked up near the library.

    That was then. This is now.

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    That was a hot bike back in its day. A copy of the Mantis XCR (?). Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    UCSC if you're looking for it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    I went to UCSC and bike theft didn't seem to be what it was at other schools. The campus is isolated from the rest of the town so non-students don't really go there. On a typical day in the late 90's you would see a couple of Bonty's and SC's locked up around campus.
    Yeah, I went to UCSC too and too bad my diamond back wasn't stolen.

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    Spotted this old low end Ritchey with original equipment owner downtown today...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FairfaxPat View Post
    Spotted this old low end Ritchey with original equipment owner downtown today...
    Here he is from my post #907 in this thread.


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    Yesterday afternoon there was a small grass fire near my house. About half a dozen high school kids with bikes were watching the action. One of the kids was on this bike.

    I asked him whether he knew what an awesome piece of machinery he had, and he did. He was on the Drake MTB team, and he says his family has another Fat Chance. Told me it was his dad's first MTB. "My grandpa bought it for him."



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    Wow, we're old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Yesterday afternoon there was a small grass fire near my house. About half a dozen high school kids with bikes were watching the action. One of the kids was on this bike.

    I asked him whether he knew what an awesome piece of machinery he had, and he did. He was on the Drake MTB team, and he says his family has another Fat Chance. Told me it was his dad's first MTB. "My grandpa bought it for him."



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    very cool. I've seen several vintage machines go by while watching the HS races. Couple of the Drake kids ride OG's.

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    This might count as a no-collar classic, I don't know, but I just had to post it anyway. As seen at the local McD's, there's a Huffy under there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    very cool. I've seen several vintage machines go by while watching the HS races. Couple of the Drake kids ride OG's.
    It's probably just a coincidence, but both of Otis Guy's sons attend Drake. I wonder what they ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Yesterday afternoon there was a small grass fire near my house. About half a dozen high school kids with bikes were watching the action. One of the kids was on this bike.

    I asked him whether he knew what an awesome piece of machinery he had, and he did. He was on the Drake MTB team, and he says his family has another Fat Chance. Told me it was his dad's first MTB. "My grandpa bought it for him."
    Coolness. More kids need to know their mountain bike (and mountain biker) history i think. Refreshing when one knows what they have.
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    On my bike today headed for the trail, and I stopped for a minute to talk to a cycling friend. There was another dude standing there, and my friend introduced us, but I wasn't paying much attention to him until I saw him get on his bike. Here it is. He says he sent Fat Chance a beer can and asked them to match the color with the paint, and they did. It's one-owner one-speed.

    Check out the logo on the bike stand. Seems appropriate,.



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    That Fat Chance is a great looking bike. I love how clean it is, and the colour.

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    Saw this at a local pawn shop over the weekend. 1995 Pro-Flex 957 with carbon swing arm, carbon Girvin fork, ape hanger bars and a Lazy Boy for a saddle. Comfy grocery getter.
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    Mike, if the price is right that might make a decent flip. Those forks do well, especially the carbon ones.


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    Plus you'd have those cool ape-hangers to use on your next project
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    That poor,poor 957.

    It needs a hug and some singletrack.....
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    Saw this. I like this color combo all right. Latey but still a goodie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Saw this. I like this color combo all right. Latey but still a goodie.
    How tall's the owner?

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    Spotted in Berkeley. Parts are bit more classic than the frame...



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    Can't remember if I already posted this, but spotted by a local college campus.

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    . . . . He says he sent Fat Chance a beer can and asked them to match the color with the paint . . . . .
    I believe I could guess which one.
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    I moved a piano for this young man, and he had this bike on top of his truck. As this forum goes, it's barely "collectible," because it was an inexpensive bike even in its own day, and there are lots of old Rockhoppers.

    Exactly my point. There are lots of old Rockhoppers. Like every mountain bike of its era, this is a knockoff of a Ritchey MountainBike. It turns out that this design was so simple and so robust that even a cheap version of it like this one is in use thirty years later. You can find a lot of Rockhoppers out there, but you don't find a lot of cheap road bikes in use thirty years later.

    There's more. This bike is owned by someone who RIDES it. You can tell by the saddle, a nice replacement for the no doubt worn out original, and the pedals, clips and straps. (Gotta get a set of grips though!) I asked the owner about it, and he said it had been his dad's bike, but it was his now.

    So I said to him roughly what I wrote two paragraphs above this one. The young man said that he had been in Fairfax the day before, with the bike on the car. A man walked by, then stopped and admired the bike also. It was Gary Fisher ("...THE Gary Fisher!"), who told him exactly what I told him a day later.

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    I loved all of my old Pro flex bikes. I even found an old electric scooter in the trash that had a spring that perfectly replaced the elastomer. I wish I still had them.

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    OK, this is certainly not what I think of as a classic - but it is certainly blue collar and was locked up outside so I couldn't think of a better thread to share this in.

    WTF is this? I spoke to the owner for a quick minute as he was walking out, and he said "it's custom, it has motorcycle brakes" and then he had to run off somewhere other than standing and talking to a random bike geek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    OK, this is certainly not what I think of as a classic - but it is certainly blue collar and was locked up outside so I couldn't think of a better thread to share this in.

    WTF is this? I spoke to the owner for a quick minute as he was walking out, and he said "it's custom, it has motorcycle brakes" and then he had to run off somewhere other than standing and talking to a random bike geek.
    Looks like a scaled up Yamaha Moto Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outside! View Post
    Looks like a scaled up Yamaha Moto Bike.
    Yep, that looks like it. This one has a few extra gussets, but it's pretty darn close.

    Thanks for satisfying my curiousity!
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    It's a motorbike frame with cranks, fairly obvious.
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    That Landshark looks like it's had a headtube repair or replacement.

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    The Landshark has a rat rod feel with the Unpainted head tube repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Sweet fade on that Ibis!
    And looks to be mostly original...

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    Here'smy Mountain Sport, I think it fits this thread. This bike was traded in for a new bike at the shop where I worked in the spring of '93. I have seen a 24 in version here in steamboat but I've never seen another one, or know anything about it. I used it for a commuter/bar bike, for years, then gave it to my sister to use on the Denver bike paths around her town till it quit working. When I got it back the middle ring's teeth were worn off, the chain was not in the rear deraileur correctly and destroyed, one broken spoke, and the cranks barely turned. I've rebuilt it as much as possible to keep it running on the worn stock parts, and replaced the rear deraileur, and chainrings. I think the fenders are worth more than the bike, but love riding it. Anyone know anything about Mountain Sport? Blue Collar Classics-image.jpg

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    This thread is awesome! Please don't stop. I've seen and wrenched on some of these classics in the north Florida area, unfortunately more nishikis than Ritcheys. Since finding this forum in May I've learned more about MTB history than I did working in bike shops in the late 90s. I never knew Ibis had a history going back to nearly the beginning. Makes my '98 Mojo that much more special to me. You all have rekindled a "need" for a vintage beater. I'm sure my wife won't understand.
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    Ouchtown, me!

    I had one of those cromo Ritchey stems on a mid 90s Cannondale. 1 1/4" too. That thing cut some spectacular half moons in my knee on a particular endo crash Good looking part, but it's the reason the next Cannondale wore a Syncros. I like stems with smooth backsides now!

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    my advice is to build hers first!

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    Sweet bottle cages on that Rockhopper as well.

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    There's a new-ish sandwich shop in Town, and the owner leaves this "old beater" around, as the shop bike, for the employees to run deliveries on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamkeith View Post
    There's a new-ish sandwich shop in Town, and the owner leaves this "old beater" around, as the shop bike, for the employees to run deliveries on.
    Offer to get them a new bike, with more better gears, in exchange for the old beater.

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    Here's something you don't see everyday in Berkeley:




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    In Steamboat

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    I've seen this old Cannondale around a bunch - I love how much of the paint has been scrubbed away by the locks.

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    Wow, I just found this thread. Awesome bikes, was thinking wish I had a vintage bike. Does this count? I just gave a 9800 to my son, upgraded to newer XT & XTR. I have all of the original parts. Pic from the interweb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastplace29er View Post
    Wow, I just found this thread. Awesome bikes, was thinking wish I had a vintage bike. Does this count? I just gave a 9800 to my son, upgraded to newer XT & XTR. I have all of the original parts. Pic from the interweb.

    I'd say it counts. Probably a vintage Trek thread on here you could add it to.

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    This one came home with my wife last night, was found sitting at the curb about 2 AM last night after her shift at work. If it had lasted closer to dawn the scrappers would've grabbed it first.

    I've never heard of the brand but it looks to have been in the $3-500 price range when new. Has Shimano 200 on it and biopace. It has a nice vintage marbled sort of paint job on it. I'm really hopng the fork isn't bent, it kind of looks like it might be. It'll be a single speed with an ENO hub before it rolls again.

    I'm digging it even though it's a cheapie. Should be fun.
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    Nice pick up!

    Got your wife well up to speed I see, don't think mine would have done that. I can here her now as she wanders off, shaking her head, another bike? Really?
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    My wife is the opposite. She's brought home several, but this is the first one that didn't get fixed up and set at the curb with a "free" sign on it.

    There was also a disassembled pre-war Shelby she got at a yard sale. That one has a cracked frame so it should probably be junked too except it's absolutely patina perfect.
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    Sticker says "Titan Cycle Products, Stockton California". I wonder if there is any relation to Titan that made these.

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    In fairness, I should add that one would have to look at my barn at home, and my shop, and then decide whether she has a point or not!

    Happy to look at that Shelby if you just want a bit of TIG laid down so it can be ridden. Of course, if it's cracked right at the brazed joint, not so simple....
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    Quote Originally Posted by outside! View Post
    Sticker says "Titan Cycle Products, Stockton California". I wonder if there is any relation to Titan that made these.

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    Happy to look at that Shelby if you just want a bit of TIG laid down so it can be ridden. Of course, if it's cracked right at the brazed joint, not so simple....
    I'll look at it the next time I think of it. IIRC it looked like a head-on crash because the head tube wasn't round and it's either the top or down tubes that has a crack in it. It's a shame there was no fork with it because I'd put it together just as a show piece, it's even got the original tires, saddle, and grips.
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    nice nimbus! Where did you spot these guys?

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    I'd never put it on a rack like that though. It's way too wide.
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    Another Steamboat bike. Mantis!
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    I saw that one on the 4th this year.
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    Wow. Great Moots. You Colorado guys are pretty lucky.

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    I just gave away a stem very similar to that on Tuesday. I bought it so that I could use a trainer in the winter after fracturing a vertebra. Of course, it's not that different of a riding position than a lot of city bikes in Holland

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    ...and only held to the rack with that skinny cable, thank goodness for honest people.

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    Apologies for the non-drive pic, I was in a hurry but wanted a pic -

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    A great stumpjumper, today's client was second owner, first owner didn't ride it for 25 years

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    A great stumpjumper, today's client was second owner, first owner didn't ride it for 25 years
    My 89 Rockhopper Comp is sporting the light blue version of that paint scheme.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Original owner.

    Fade to white.
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    Seen at the Claremont train station what appears to be a '92 or '93 Klein Adept that someone is using as a commuter. Has some nice bits on it including a carbon Judy fork.

    Claremont actually has a fair number of old bikes floating about, I also saw a MB-1 chained to a pole the other day.

    Sorry for the bad pic but there were a lot of bikes locked to this rack.
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