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    1998 Rock Shox Boxxer Pro...

    This was my dream fork back in the day.....here I am 14 or so years later finally able to afford 'em
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    how is that rare?


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    There were only a few thousands of them made.

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    Nice score on the fork. You outbid me.
    It is a nice fork- don't let the naysayers here keep you down- they mostly ride those klunkers that don't have suspension or at least they did when they were much much younger. (I think they wish they had suspension on their klunker of choice because it's way easier on older bones.)
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    Nobody said they weren't nice. It's just not rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    It's just not rare.
    Or remotely vintage, retro, or classic


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Nobody said they weren't nice. It's just not rare.
    Actually it is kind of rare. Do a search of the whole world for 98 Boxxer forks and you only come up with one or two. I did this search for the CT build.
    They might have made 3000 or so and many of them were only used in pro racing and subsequently destroyed then discarded for the next newest model available to the pro rider. They also sold them in more than 20 countries so that makes the chances of finding one like this one in good condition relatively rare.
    If they're not rare, find one for me in this kind of condition and I'll pay handsomely for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Or remotely vintage, retro, or classic
    according to most available opinions, 97 is the last year for VRC bikes. 98 is close enough to be considered here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    according to most available opinions
    lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    They also sold them in more than 20 countries
    Exactly, they weren't rare and by comparison to just about everything shown in this thread, aren't today. Since this is a forum that celebrates the period of small-time garage tinkerers and innovators you would be smart to realize that what was intended and what is represented in the 16 pages of this thread are parts that were rare in their day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Exactly, they weren't rare and by comparison to just about everything shown in this thread, aren't today. Since this is a forum that celebrates the period of small-time garage tinkerers and innovators you would be smart to realize that what was intended and what is represented in the 16 pages of this thread are parts that were rare in their day.
    I took your advice and read all 16 pages of this thread to get a better leg to stand on with this comment:
    More than 50% of the stuff in this thread isn't rare by any means. Sure, some of this stuff easily qualifies as rare and some of it should be in a museum somewhere. Much of it is truly junk from back in the day. Anything Tioga made was 100% crap back then and now. As much as I like Ringle products, they were way overproduced and every LBS in the early 90's had half a dozen of their products in every conceivable color. Look under "vintage mountain bike parts" on ebay and you'll find more Ringle products than anything else. Machine Tech sold things that broke, Kookas were "Krackas" or "Kreakers", and Topline made BMX stuff that people adapted to MTB.
    I get that this thread tried to celebrate innovation and the cool CNC stuff that was so prevalent in the 90's, but it also failed miserably with many horrible, poorly thought out and constructed bolt on parts that were so common in this era.
    When the new guy posts a Boxxer Pro with a 20mm thru axle and you say it's not even close to rare, it makes me wonder about you folks on here. Find another double clamp with a 20mm thru-axle that was made 25 years ago that made as big of a splash. Marzocchi was just getting into the market with some of the Bomber versions but there just wasn't anything else comparable to it.

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    I think the line in the sand would be suspension, riders forget most serious offroad bikes were fully rigid {besides springer seats} for the fist 10 years. www.Retro suspension site is what you want,

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    I'd say there are a lot of parts posted in this thread that aren't rare (then or now)...though a lot of it may be just as desirable now.

    That Rock Shox Boxxer fork is not rare and not something really considered vintage, retro, or classic within this particular forum. Might be VRC to the DH forum guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Find another double clamp with a 20mm thru-axle that was made 25 years ago that made as big of a splash. .
    Nice math


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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I took your advice and read all 16 pages of this thread to get a better leg to stand on with this comment:
    More than 50% of the stuff in this thread isn't rare by any means. Sure, some of this stuff easily qualifies as rare and some of it should be in a museum somewhere. Much of it is truly junk from back in the day. Anything Tioga made was 100% crap back then and now. As much as I like Ringle products, they were way overproduced and every LBS in the early 90's had half a dozen of their products in every conceivable color. Look under "vintage mountain bike parts" on ebay and you'll find more Ringle products than anything else. Machine Tech sold things that broke, Kookas were "Krackas" or "Kreakers", and Topline made BMX stuff that people adapted to MTB.
    I get that this thread tried to celebrate innovation and the cool CNC stuff that was so prevalent in the 90's, but it also failed miserably with many horrible, poorly thought out and constructed bolt on parts that were so common in this era.
    When the new guy posts a Boxxer Pro with a 20mm thru axle and you say it's not even close to rare, it makes me wonder about you folks on here. Find another double clamp with a 20mm thru-axle that was made 25 years ago that made as big of a splash. Marzocchi was just getting into the market with some of the Bomber versions but there just wasn't anything else comparable to it.
    What! I think Tioga is just as nice as control tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    What! I think Tioga is just as nice as control tech.
    you trolls are hard to beat.

    I messed up on the math. 15 years ago instead of 25. Either way it was a rare thing back in the day and is equally rare today. Obviously I can see you are all pro overseas manufacturing if you prefer Tioga (not made in the USA) vs. CT (obviously made in the USA). It's easy to see that many of you are biased towards the things that you personally collect and rightly so, because some of it is truly unique and worthwhile to collect, just like I collect USA made CT bikes and the new guy got his Boxxer Pro shocks after 15 years. These things are rare to us and thats really all that matters.
    Maybe you all should actually ride the bikes that you collect instead of polishing them and telling all your friends that you have a new garage queen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    you trolls are hard to beat.

    I messed up on the math. 15 years ago instead of 25. Either way it was a rare thing back in the day and is equally rare today. Obviously I can see you are all pro overseas manufacturing if you prefer Tioga (not made in the USA) vs. CT (obviously made in the USA). It's easy to see that many of you are biased towards the things that you personally collect and rightly so, because some of it is truly unique and worthwhile to collect, just like I collect USA made CT bikes and the new guy got his Boxxer Pro shocks after 15 years. These things are rare to us and thats really all that matters.
    Maybe you all should actually ride the bikes that you collect instead of polishing them and telling all your friends that you have a new garage queen...
    You assume so muuuchhhhh. We all ride our bikes, silly. However, you're right. I should polish my bikes more. They are so dirty!

    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    These things are rare to us and thats really all that matters.
    And I believe you're wrong, it's not all that matters. Just being rare to the individual does not determine the rarity of the item itself from a group perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    you trolls are hard to beat.

    These things are rare to us and thats really all that matters.
    Maybe you all should actually ride the bikes that you collect instead of polishing them and telling all your friends that you have a new garage queen...
    Wrong. This is the VRC forum, not the "post up crap I wanted when I was a kid but couldn't afford back then" forum. There is nothing rare about a mass produced and distributed downhill fork. The only DH fork I would even remotely consider VRC is a Marzocchi DH-3; handmade, scary as crap to ride, and a whopping 3 inches of travel. VRC is when your XC bike, DH bike, and Slalom bike were one in the same.

    PS: Insulting widely respected members and moderators is not a good way to win an argument. Especially people like Rumphy and GOB....two members who are always encouraging people to get out and ride their vintage rigs just like they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    you trolls are hard to beat.
    Maybe you all should actually ride the bikes that you collect instead of polishing them and telling all your friends that you have a new garage queen...
    LOL! Show up to Keyesville with that CT of yours. We'll have to make an exception for it to run in the vintage class of course....but I'm curious to see how it stacks up to my klunker garage queen that I never ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    We'll have to make an exception for it to run in the vintage class of course....
    haha! That's right. It wouldn't technically even qualify for vintage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattkock View Post
    Lots of old parts....two sets of Sweetwing cranks 1995, one set of Cook Bros E-cranks 1996, the jumping pic is of a 1994 Specialized steel and alloy FSR and Lawill leader fork and was shot in 1996, there are probably more but I'm not looking at the photos right now so forgive me. Oh yeah, in the garage shot hanging right by the door is my first Mountain bike, a 1992 Raleigh Chill that I just got back after 17 years, COOL!





    The jump pic looks like the 2 minute loop at Memorial park in Houston from about 20 years ago. Sorry for the thread necro... Carry on.

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    that single speed looks cool, the black bike is neat too, but the other one is a pure death trap. is that an AMP research fork instead of a Lawwill Leader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    LOL! Show up to Keyesville with that CT of yours. We'll have to make an exception for it to run in the vintage class of course....but I'm curious to see how it stacks up to my klunker garage queen that I never ride.
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    haha! That's right. It wouldn't technically even qualify for vintage.
    a little far from home for me. but if any of you are ever out here on the East Coast, feel free to look me up for a ride. if you like, I'll let you use one of the CT bikes for the day and then you can tell me if it's worthy of your gaze.

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    I'm not really a VRC type as I didn't get into riding till around 1990, but I'll share what I got and you tell me if it's something folks in here would be interested by.

    I saved two components that I liked and built up a modern dirt jump bike and inspite of what some would say they work phenominally well. I took it out on a trail ride last Sunday and the bike just flat rips.

    I have an AMP research F4 80mm travel fork freshly refurbished by AMP, and a Tamer Pivot Plus suspension seat post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    how is that rare?
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    There were only a few thousands of them made.
    I love forums!

    You're busting my nuts for posting a clean set of Boxxer Pro's while a dude a couple pages back is posting tires!?!? Pure awesome!


    Oh and show me another set that are available now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAOS1 View Post
    I love forums!

    You're busting my nuts for posting a clean set of Boxxer Pro's while a dude a couple pages back is posting tires!?!? Pure awesome!


    Oh and show me another set that are available now.
    there is a reason people call VRC'ers retrogrouches but you are right. I bet there were thousands upon thousands of specialized Umma Gumma tires made. Hell there were probably thousands of white OnZa porcupines made but they are posted here.

    Still the "get off my lawn" is strong in here. Thick skins are needed to play here, many have learned this the hard way. Plus if you have a look at the Dark times threads you will see that a lot of people consider mountain biking to have entered dark times around the time Paul Turner crafted that first RockShox RS1 so a newer boxxer = teh evils.
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    Hey! We're not grouchy, we're big boned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Hey! We're not grouchy, we're big boned!
    actually I think that retrogrouch is an inappropriate term anyways, Shiggy is a retrogrouch, drop bars, thumbies etc but on a newer bike, just resistant to accept the newer technologies. Hell I am the definition of retro grouch, no suspension, few gears. No you guys are more like halycon riders, loving the best of the old days, collecting that which you couldn't have when you wanted but not grouches. Although that probably makes most of you my age, since I still have parts from this era from old bikes, and old bikes, etc hanging around. So yeah your all grouches, just not retro grouches. Do you all have a name you refer to yourself as?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    there is a reason people call VRC'ers retrogrouches but you are right. I bet there were thousands upon thousands of specialized Umma Gumma tires made. Hell there were probably thousands of white OnZa porcupines made but they are posted here.

    Still the "get off my lawn" is strong in here. Thick skins are needed to play here, many have learned this the hard way. Plus if you have a look at the Dark times threads you will see that a lot of people consider mountain biking to have entered dark times around the time Paul Turner crafted that first RockShox RS1 so a newer boxxer = teh evils.
    Most of us have modern bikes in addition to the old ones we talk about here. We just don't talk about them here because they don't fit the focus forum.

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    So I should read more and post less? Maybe someone could school me with the proper definition of "vintage, retro and/or classic" when it comes to MTB geekspeak?

    I started on a rigid bike (actually went through 2) but after breaking forks, frames and bending spindles I was more than happy to make the leap to some springs.

    So to me, buying and geeking on "vintage, retro and/or classic" full suspension rigs with sexy anno parts is a lot more interesting than a modified beach cruiser that my great uncle Jack used to ride out into the woods to harvest his crop.

    As for thick skin and being new to a forum; This isn't my first rodeo, keep it coming....I'm kinky that way.

    And thanks for the welcome, I feel all warm inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I'd say there are a lot of parts posted in this thread that aren't rare (then or now)...though a lot of it may be just as desirable now.

    That Rock Shox Boxxer fork is not rare and not something really considered vintage, retro, or classic within this particular forum. Might be VRC to the DH forum guys.
    Your opinion is not the same as everyone else remember. I consider those forks VRC, and that model with the bosses for mounting brake posts is very rare.

    We all have different views about old bikes, why bother spending your time internet-beating someone down because you don't agree with their definition of VRC? I think people who like Sligshots are insane, but also let them enjoy living in their fantasy world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boy named SSue View Post
    Most of us have modern bikes in addition to the old ones we talk about here. We just don't talk about them here because they don't fit the focus forum.
    Wait you guys ride bikes too?
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    They sure look like Gravity Research canti's to me.

    There were a couple of similar designs around then though. Joe's brakes, Critical, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Do you all have a name you refer to yourself as?
    Assho!es.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    They sure look like Gravity Research canti's to me.

    There were a couple of similar designs around then though. Joe's brakes, Critical, etc.

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    I had it written on a slip of paper, which I had slipped into the bottom bracket of a controversial FS bike and sealed it up for safekeeping.

    I overhauled the BB this week, found the bike wanting, and came over to ***** about it.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    hhhaaa haaaa haaa. You made my day. I've missed you. I hope you're well. You have my email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baulz View Post
    Your opinion is not the same as everyone else remember. I consider those forks VRC, and that model with the bosses for mounting brake posts is very rare.

    We all have different views about old bikes, why bother spending your time internet-beating someone down because you don't agree with their definition of VRC? I think people who like Sligshots are insane, but also let them enjoy living in their fantasy world.
    Granted, my opinion is not.
    Defining that fork as 'VRC' is debatable. Depends on where its being posted....in a vintage retro classic mtb forum, its not really that vintage (compared to the vast majority of the bikes, parts, opinions, and subjects discussed here).

    This specific thread is about rare parts. I don't personally think that fork is VRC...or rare. Its reasonably accurate to assume the majority of other users of this forum will agree.


    I like Slingshots and riding them. I get sh!t all the time for it. I'm not posting one in this thread because its not rare. I can say my 92 Sling is a 1 of 18 produced for the pro riders that season...the paint is a little different. Still not rare. White OnZa Porcs....desirable. Not rare.


    Here's a picture of a Showa made Tioga Aviator fork that used to belong to John Tomac (lawyer tabs shaved off and all). Not many made, not sold to the public, and owned/used by Tomac. Its on the front of my (roughly) 1 of 60 Tomac Ti/Carbon Sig Raleigh. I'd say this is closer to being rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baulz View Post
    I think people who like Sligshots are insane, but also let them enjoy living in their fantasy world.


    What!? I love Slingshots..... not that I own one, but I've got my eyes open. I fully intend to enter that fantasy world someday.

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    What!? I love Slingshots..... not that I own one, but I've got my eyes open. I fully intend to enter that fantasy world someday.
    Dude, check our local CL. Should be your size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I don't personally think that fork is VRC...or rare. Its reasonably accurate to assume the majority of other users of this forum will agree.

    When you assume you make an ass of u...

    You don't like the fork, ignore it and move on. Let the people that want to enjoy seeing it do so. It doesn't take long to remember why I rarely look at mtbr anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Here's a picture of a Showa made Tioga Aviator fork that used to belong to John Tomac (lawyer tabs shaved off and all). Not many made, not sold to the public, and owned/used by Tomac. Its on the front of my (roughly) 1 of 60 Tomac Ti/Carbon Sig Raleigh. I'd say this is closer to being rare.

    I've seen these (in pictures, never in person) both with and without the silver and black "leg bands".
    Can you give me some insight on their purpose?
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    By Rumpfys classification, my CT bike is "Rare" because there were less than 100 made and I happen to own at least 4 of them. It also fits into the "vintage" category because it's in the allotted time period of 0ad to 1997ad that defines the category.

    Thanks Rumpfy for letting me join the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    By Rumpfys classification, my CT bike is "Rare" because there were less than 100 made and I happen to own at least 4 of them.
    "At least" 4? What? You're not certain? Isn't is cool when you have such a collection that you're no longer sure what you've got!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    By Rumpfys classification, my CT bike is "Rare" because there were less than 100 made and I happen to own at least 4 of them. It also fits into the "vintage" category because it's in the allotted time period of 0ad to 1997ad that defines the category.

    Thanks Rumpfy for letting me join the club.
    If I say I like it and give you the validation you so obviously and desperately crave, will you shut up about your crapsicle? LMK, Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyButterfly View Post
    If I say I like it and give you the validation you so obviously and desperately crave, will you shut up about your crapsicle? LMK, Thx.
    Hey Butterfly- come out of the closet and admit that you really do like it.

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    What cranks are those on the last bike? Morati Ti? Nice looking ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I've seen these (in pictures, never in person) both with and without the silver and black "leg bands".
    Can you give me some insight on their purpose?
    Compression knobs up top, rebound down low (IIRC). Fork doesn't feel any better or worse than a Mag20/21.

    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    By Rumpfys classification, my CT bike is "Rare" because there were less than 100 made and I happen to own at least 4 of them. It also fits into the "vintage" category because it's in the allotted time period of 0ad to 1997ad that defines the category.
    Thanks Rumpfy for letting me join the club.
    Still doesn't mean its a great bike. Actually, I never really had issue with the CT itself. So far I'm finding that people who own them are pretty weird and argue funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyButterfly View Post
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    LOL!
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    Thanks for the compliments Rumpfy.
    I actually don't think the CT is the greatest bike, just a really cool one with some interesting history and that it's extremely comfortable to ride.

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    Old king headset thats been sitting on my desk for about 20 years. Its purple, pre laser etch cups and its for an evolution 1 1/4 size. Its never been on a bike. Bought it to go on a Yeti I had a long time ago and some dirtbag stole that bike before I put this on it.

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    I don't know who made this Ti stem, but a lot of effort went into it. It might be an industry sample. The quill bolt is hidden down low like a ControlTech or Zoom stem. There is a carbon fiber insert glued inside the quill to stiffen it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Compression knobs up top, rebound down low (IIRC). Fork doesn't feel any better or worse than a Mag20/21.


    Are there really any compression or rebound adjusters on that fork?? Might be compression at the top, but that version does not have adjustable rebound. As for the "leg bands", the fork is air sprung and those adjust the air volume which controls the spring curve. Fork too progressive? Increase air volume and vice versa.

    And I'm also pretty sure Tomac was the only one to shave off his lawyer tabs. Most everybody did that back when those first came to be as they were so awful when you were used to not having them. I still shave them off on all my modern forks as well. It's a lost art now.

    Oh, and Control Tech full suspension rules. Best bike ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    It's a lost art now.
    LOL!

    Kids these days, can only operate a smart phone not a Dremel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    LOL!

    Kids these days, can only operate a smart phone not a Dremel.
    There's gotta be an app for that!!

    I like to use a flat file. Takes a little longer, but much cleaner.

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    Isn't it an Ibis stem? I'm not sure they ever did carbon inserts, but the finish and design look like an Ibis stem to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    I don't know who made this Ti stem, but a lot of effort went into it. It might be an industry sample. The quill bolt is hidden down low like a ControlTech or Zoom stem. There is a carbon fiber insert glued inside the quill to stiffen it up.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Isn't it an Ibis stem? I'm not sure they ever did carbon inserts, but the finish and design look like an Ibis stem to me.
    Same buried handlebar clamp bolt, but the clamp itself is not barrel shaped.

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    I kick myself for giving a pair of those bull horns away, those are tasty

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    those Cucamonga cranks are possibly the craziset ive ever seen awesome

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    those were the hubs i drooled over when i was a kid, so tasty

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    I totally forgot about the slingshot frames, so wierd. what is the tension on the cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    And I'm also pretty sure Tomac was the only one to shave off his lawyer tabs. Most everybody did that back when those first came to be as they were so awful when you were used to not having them. I still shave them off on all my modern forks as well. It's a lost art now.

    Oh, and Control Tech full suspension rules. Best bike ever made.
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    I love the Machine Tech stuff too! Looking to trade some Zeroflex cantis to make a set, I have 1 silver and 1 black and would trade for the other to make a set.

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    What are "Lawyer Tabs"?

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    Lawyer tabs are a bit of extra metal on the fork drop out that holds the wheel in the drops if the quick release skewer comes loose. Most racers would file or sand them flat to save time in unscrewing QR say 4,5, complete revolutions when changing a flat. They are really are a face saver if your QR gets knocked open. I paid the price with a nasty injury.

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    I hate them. I just filed some off a new Surley crosscheck fork last week. Hadn't done that in a several years!

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    Very nice! I have the matching Safe hydraulic hose guides the mounted to cable stops. I used them to run the Magura HS11's on my San Andreas back in the day.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwing View Post
    Ever seen a set of these before? The shifter is an old Sachs twist shifter, but attached to these are the real beauty's:

    "SAFE Products" manufactured Hydraulic Shifter Cables

    Turn any shifter line into a hydraulic shift line. All that is needed is a short short run of cable on the shifter and derailer at each end which connects to the hydraulic cylinders. Very trick! When they weren't leaking fluid, they ran great, especially in the mud. They felt ultra smooth when working properly. At 200 bucks a line in the early 90's they were definately pricey way to click a derailer!

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    Early 90's White industries hubs

    Let's see those rare parts!-white-industries-rear.jpgNot sure rare how these babies are but im thinking rare enought to post here. Pretty crappy picture my bad. and now im going to polish them. I have the front one as well, but figured on crappy picture is enough
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    Girvin Vector 2 on a 91 M700

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    I found this beauty at a local vintage store and set about getting it rebuilt to riding conditions and it worked out great. I am new to this forum and this is my first post here because this is the first bike I have owned I felt was worth sharing.

    The bike is a 1991 Cannondale M700, the front fork is a Girvin Vector 2. I replaced the elastometers with the proper springs with the help of a bike shop out in Colorado that had parts for these forks(plus some pretty cool vintage mountain bikes on their site also) vectortworeplace this is their website if you're interested.

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    When I took to my local bike shop for the mechanic to look at his first words were "this is alot of crazy here". I took it as a compliment. Since then it has been fully restored and is ridden fairly regularly as a commuter/recreational bike.

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    Very cool bike! Check the seat/chain stay for cracks regularly if you take it off road. Warrantied many of these back in the day. If yours has survived this long it's probably going to be fine. Again, cool bike!

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    THanks! I don't do much offroad riding on this bike but i will definitely keep an eye on those.

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    Boxxer Pro

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    1998 Rock Shox Boxxer Pro...

    This was my dream fork back in the day.....here I am 14 or so years later finally able to afford 'em
    Very cool, I'm running a set of those on my Enduro. I got mine as a warranty replacement for some Judy DH's I broke ina race at Squaw Valley Ca


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    Getting back to stuff that is truly rare, how about some prototype Avid Tri-Align brakes? No deburring, no anodizing, and some subtle differences in the machine work. The clean parts on the left are production versions for comparison.

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    And what about a Star headset, which has to have the lowest stack height of all time at only 18mm?

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    A brand new 1" Rebound fork that I got from Rick the owner of Wheelsmith in Palo Alto when I was working there in 1998 or bouts..

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    DC, that is a baller headset. When was it made?


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    The Star headset is not super old. I first saw a threaded model in 1999, but it might have been developed earlier. There are 38 loose ball per cup, so it's not so user friendly.

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    some 3dv stuff:

    NOS Ringle Cages
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    NOS Control Tech Control Stix
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    NOS Chris King Headset
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    New (not NOS) Chris King Hubs from a recent limited run
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    NOS Answer Hyperlite
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    ...and Paul Brakes (used, with NOS moon units)
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    I've got a small pile of parts that are definitely retro (still using my xc pro thumbies in the woods) and a few rare oddities courtesy of 2 summers working in a LBS in the mid 90's-

    Magura HS 33 Silverlines on my fathers 93' Cdale M700, complete w/1.25" Tange threaded Ti headset (found at bike shop that had a complete Campi Record OR group under glass). Nothing unique about the frame other than that it's survived years of pounding under my father.

    4 bolt disc Coda Hugi hub, now retired with a cracked flange after countless miles in the woods and later on the road.

    Most of a Joe's rear derailleur, missing the mounting and original barrel adjuster bolts.

    20 year Chris King 1.25" threadless headset that gained it's oddity status (to me at least) that was at times was converted to a Devolution for use with a Girvin Carbon Crosslink smart fork or with a Manitou 4 (Gripnut conversion). Both forks are long gone from my fleet but are still in service with those who bought em. Somewhere I have a Girvin Vector II with a twisted leg...

    Cook Bro's F series crank with a rounded over taper and a spare spider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post

    And what about a Star headset, which has to have the lowest stack height of all time at only 18mm?
    Cane Creek AER is the same...12mm lower cup, 6.2mm upper cup.
    Not vintage in any way shape or form though.
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    Love the Rebound fork. Was trying to remember the name of that thing a few weeks back.
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    Forks have gained a ton and more of torsional rigidity since those days, but the Rebound fork still seems like a viable concept, in functionality if not in marketability. Wonder how it'd be with modern materials, more travel, and an up to date shock.
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    I hate it when this thread grows cold...

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    of arguable rarity, but indeed less common.
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    Carbonio disc hubs... new in the box.





    Race Face SL100 carbon crank... prototype that I received from the designer and builder (who is also my neighbour).



    Arvon LD stem... after nearly 30 years we still build these.



    I had some Dynamic Composites carbon clincher blanks from 1998 here but they went back to the shop to be drilled and given eyelets... we are looking at putting these back into production.
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    Sorry, sixty fiver. Keep on truckin'. LD stem in chrome! I like those cranks. Can't imagine they would last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Sorry, sixty fiver. Keep on truckin'. LD stem in chrome! I like those cranks. Can't imagine they would last long.
    Nothing to be sorry about.

    Those cranks are the same model as what I have on my RM Blizzard and those have been taking a pounding for a long time... besides being designed to be lighter and stiffer than the Race Face forged cranks they also have to be tested to the point of destruction.

    The alloy casting for the arms looks skeletal (and is hollow) when there is no carbon insert... I have seen the blanks and will probably have those here to ogle too.
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    I would guess a wheelset like this is rare these days because so many of them were put to good use back in the hay day.

    Sturmey Archer SAR 3's w/gold rims (rear is faded) purchased at Fat Tire Trading Post way back when.




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    Oh my...I built hundreds of those wheels!

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    My bottle opener died quickly. There was also a wind chime
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Let's see those rare parts!-20130804_194103.jpgI've got a set of caramba foible barrel cranks that I still use on my primary bike. Ill try to upload some pics.
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    Those Caramba cranks are rare because most of them...

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    Paul pulled out all the stops to recreate a 1980's stem for my 1989 CX bike. He used 80's materials and even found an original decal. The stem is un-filed fillet brazed just like my frame. Here is a pic of Paul and my bike, can't wait to get the stem on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Nothing to be sorry about.

    Those cranks are the same model as what I have on my RM Blizzard and those have been taking a pounding for a long time... besides being designed to be lighter and stiffer than the Race Face forged cranks they also have to be tested to the point of destruction.

    The alloy casting for the arms looks skeletal (and is hollow) when there is no carbon insert... I have seen the blanks and will probably have those here to ogle too.
    Are those any different than the Next LP cranks? The woven carbon is a decal for show - the actual carbon core is a different piece and not woven.

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    Im not sure if this is appropriate for this thread but how about a mid 90's F400 with Spin Rims? I have had these almost 20 years and only have seen 2 other sets on the trails.
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    Pretty damn cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Paul pulled out all the stops to recreate a 1980's stem for my 1989 CX bike. He used 80's materials and even found an original decal. The stem is un-filed fillet brazed just like my frame. Here is a pic of Paul and my bike, can't wait to get the stem on.
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    Yeah man, that's one cool bike.

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    This thread hasn't seen any action in a while and I don't think I've ever posted these before, so without further ado...

    Got this stem from a fellow VRC member. I don't think we ever decided who made it, maybe a Precision prototype?



    This isn't exactly a "part", but still rare being 1 of 1. This is the artist's proof of the silk screen art for a Mantis t-shirt. See if you can translate the story it's depicting.



    WTB Specialized Team Issue saddle in Umma Gumma and perforated, not too many of these around.




    and I'll close with this pile of crap (not mine unfortunately):


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    I've seen a Sugino 846 stem that looked at least similar (don't recall if it had the curve to it) at a local shop. Very rare apparently.

    This is the only thing "846" I could pull up with an image search:

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    Also on Ned's Sugino disc
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    This isn't exactly a "part", but still rare being 1 of 1. This is the artist's proof of the silk screen art for a Mantis t-shirt. See if you can translate the story it's depicting.
    Aw man! I used to have one of those shirts - I loved that shirt!
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Still riding that seat on my commuter. Probably my favorite ever. It is not in good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    This thread hasn't seen any action in a while and I don't think I've ever posted these before, so without further ado...

    Got this stem from a fellow VRC member. I don't think we ever decided who made it, maybe a Precision prototype?


    That might be a Kooka. I have one that looks very much like yours. Since about '94 I've been missing the little wedge that clamped it onto the steerer tube and it's been sitting in a box ever since.
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    Many probably already saw these on flea bay, but I thought I'd post them here for posterity. You don't see these every day… and apparently they "turn a mtn bike into a road bike"




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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Many probably already saw these on flea bay, but I thought I'd post them here for posterity. You don't see these every day… and apparently they "turn a mtn bike into a road bike"



    $1000us! Holy Smokes! That is crazy!

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    Plus another $1000 to have them correctly installed and adjusted at your LBS!

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    Custom WTB Titanium Handlebar

    These WTB titanium handlebars were one of three custom ordered with a whooping 26" width, seven degree bends, 1/16" wall thickness, with a weight of 320 grams. This has Halaburt-spec all over it.

    Can anyone figure out what they were intended for?

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    Here are a few things you don't see every day. The top pull bolt-on xt derailleurs were especially hard to find.

    The Adventure Components crankset is not a common item either. Rings are 19/29/46. The 19t granny ring is a
    one-off prototype.

    The last picture is a set of IRD 5-10 Cantilever Brakes. Haven't seen another set anywhere, ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixbikes View Post
    Here are a few things you don't see every day. The top pull bolt-on xt derailleurs were especially hard to find.

    .

    That answers a question for me...I have one of those modified to fit on a clamp for a Manitou...always wondered about it.



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    NOS Control Tech Cantilevers.



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    I've been on a purple binge lately. Wish I hadn't let these IRD Widget Brakes go. The Moots Titanium Stem was a lucky find for the $35 I paid!
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    Found another NOS one <yawn>


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    Nice! A buddy of mine gave me a set of those, sans instructions. I haven't put 'em on a bike yet. Any chance you could post the instruction sheet?
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by logbiter View Post
    Nice! A buddy of mine gave me a set of those, sans instructions. I haven't put 'em on a bike yet. Any chance you could post the instruction sheet?
    Thanks!

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    Some of the first bar ends
    These ones were made by Moots

    And these were made by Didn


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    Early Potts Stem

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    What is that piece of plastic

    Well its Joe's Combo Patch kit!
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    EDCO competition 1 1/8 '' headset with locking mechanism for the top nut around 1995




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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixbikes View Post
    I've been on a purple binge lately. Wish I hadn't let these IRD Widget Brakes go.
    Hi,

    did I get these from You on the bay?

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    Now, this is 1 of a kind. Got this from Charlie. He made this in the 80's and used it as a template for all his Fixed Angle seat post. It's marked MASTER down the side. One of the coolest parts I own for sure.
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    And one seat post to rule them all. The Master.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Now, this is 1 of a kind. Got this from Charlie. He made this in the 80's and used it as a template for all his Fixed Angle seat post. It's marked MASTER down the side. One of the coolest parts I own for sure.
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    Very cool post, but may I see the rest of that bike please?



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    Phil BB can "for Mountain Cycles"

    The first gen Phil bottom brackets are certainly not very rare, but there might not be too many of these cans still around for the 130mm spindle length.

    Kinda curious why it is labeled "for Mountain Cycles" instead of "for Mountain Bikes" ... maybe so no one would get confused and think this BB was appropriate for an early 80s Ritchey MountainBike (which had press-in BB) ... or maybe just out of deference to the MountainBikes brand.

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    130mm was for all those TA cranksets in the day

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    Syncros Forged Crankset - Made in Canada
    With original chainrings and matching Ti BB(a bit grubby in this shot)

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    w.i. freewheel hub



    1991?

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    A friend turned me on to this. Thought I'd find it interesting. I do. No idea if this ever was marketed as I have never seen one in the wild or otherwise. Just thought I'd share and see if anyone knows anything about it.
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    IIRC those were on hybrids not on MTBs .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Dog View Post
    Syncros Forged Crankset - Made in Canada
    With original chainrings and matching Ti BB(a bit grubby in this shot)

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    I always thought those syncros alum. cranks looked very much like m737 shimano. That's not a bad thing since the originals look good and work really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasumichin View Post
    w.i. freewheel hub



    1991?
    Pretty. Is your derailleur hanger bent?

    Nice Syncros crankset.

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    thats ok it only 5 sp

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    Do bmx parts count? I've got some PMC cranks on my old GT, no bearings required, just has a sleeve and orings to hold the oil film inside! I've never seen any others when I used to race or for sale since then.
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    some weird crazed desert dweller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Do bmx parts count? I've got some PMC cranks on my old GT, no bearings required, just has a sleeve and orings to hold the oil film inside! I've never seen any others when I used to race or for sale since then.
    For sure. A ton of people here started off on bmx and trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    For sure. A ton of people here started off on bmx and trials.
    Cool I'll try to get some good pics and post them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    IIRC those were on hybrids not on MTBs .
    Could very well be. You can't see the quill part because it's covered by a shim that takes it from a 1" to 1-1/8". A hybrid would make more sense, certainly by today's standards anyway.

    This is another stem from the same source. Looks more like a MTB or possibly road design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Pretty. Is your derailleur hanger bent?
    The picture was taken in macro mode, which probably distorts the view. The derailleur shifts well.
    The older Ti dropouts (this is 1991) are quite sturdy but I also installed a lightweight aluminium derailleur bolt to have an predetermined breaking point.



    Another pretty rare part:


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    Didn't see the original post, I do like those bat brakes. Actually 2 pics of really cool parts.
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    Wow its crazy seeing some of these parts that I had forgotten about, I worked in bike shops from 96-03 and remember a lot of this cool stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasumichin View Post
    Another pretty rare part:

    Pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasumichin View Post
    Another pretty rare part:

    You should be showing the whole rare part, the bike...i guess that is the Punisher, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasumichin View Post
    The picture was taken in macro mode, which probably distorts the view. The derailleur shifts well.
    The older Ti dropouts (this is 1991) are quite sturdy but I also installed a lightweight aluminium derailleur bolt to have an predetermined breaking point.
    Lets see more of the whole McMahon!
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    Not the rarest stuff, but still fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not the rarest stuff, but still fun.

    Sweet! Makes me all tingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    You should be showing the whole rare part, the bike...i guess that is the Punisher, right?
    Yes, the extreme performance products (literally) punisher and although it is not exactly rewarding to post pictures of singlespeed conversions on this board :



    For rarity, please notice the extensions on the brakearms of the decelerators in front; these should be rather unique.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Lets see more of the whole McMahon!


    ... with fairly short stem which is adapted to the preferences of my mother. On this bike, she is wearing out tires, brake pads and bb bearings in the bohemian mountains for seven years by now.
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    Early Ritchey Bullmoose with negative rise.




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    He really liked those negative rise stems.

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    Weird German wheels with carbon spokes and Edco internals....
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    I love it a Ritchey YBB!!

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    yup, a softail. Among the first 100 made! Pic taken yesterday

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    Who makes these brakes?

    These brakes were on an older 90's mountain bike and i cannot identify them...they look a little different than avid tri align...
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    Brakes?

    Who makes these...
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    Those look like Marin brakes. Took apart a pair of those to cannibalize parts on another set of brakes that combined Avid, Paul and Marin parts. Here's a pic. The arms were machined out of an old crank arm.
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    youre right...they may just be marin....saw a few pics when i searched images...
    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixbikes View Post
    Those look like Marin brakes. Took apart a pair of those to cannibalize parts on another set of brakes that combined Avid, Paul and Marin parts. Here's a pic. The arms were machined out of an old crank arm.

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    WTB copy made in Taiwan, rebadged as Marin Lites and on most mid to high end Marins.
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    yeah, i saw a lot of those as well wtb....so they made them for marin huh? not worth much huh? collectible or not ?

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    how 'bout these ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
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    I want some!!!

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    Roger's Stem


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    My nos Grafton speed traps...
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    grafton made some amazing things.

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    Dope! Thanks for sharing sjb1970.
    Looking for/WTB : Grove Innovations Assault Fork, Grove Innovation Hammerhead Stem or Hothead Bar Stem

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDEADGOATX View Post
    These brakes were on an older 90's mountain bike and i cannot identify them...they look a little different than avid tri align...
    One possibility, apart from Marin brakes, are SRP "The Brake". If they have titanium hardware, then they might be SRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoarrior View Post
    Roger's Stem

    That stem is really cool.
    Who was "Roger"?
    Production or one off custom?



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    ECS, think Roger Durham. That weld on the side doesn't remind you of something with BMX roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    That stem is really cool.
    Who was "Roger"?
    Production or one off custom?



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    He did and still does motorcycle stuff, from BMW to Harley Davidson, production and custom, for racing, traveling, oldtimer spare parts, and so on.
    And in the 90s he did make custom mtb frames and stems. The bike stuff on his page does not look that vintage. He used to make cool aluminium mtb hardtail frames and different types of stems, both quite rare. I never saw one in reality, only on pictures. So when i saw this stem i had to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    ECS, think Roger Durham. That weld on the side doesn't remind you of something with BMX roots?
    Reinhard "Roger" Guhr, he's german and has motorcycle roots.

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    Sure looks like a Bullseye crank, but then again it is aluminum.

    My bad.

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    Probably not too rare, but plenty cool.



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    Let's bump this thread

    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Not so rare I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeDumler View Post
    Judy
    Looks like a run of the mill Judy DH? Does it have a clever backstory? Wouldn't put it past ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Looks like a run of the mill Judy DH? Does it have a clever backstory? Wouldn't put it past ya.
    How about the R&D department's prototype of the Judy DH, which has sand cast lowers (larger diameter than production model) and was tested and raced on by The Missile?

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    Old school cool. Sorry for the sideways pic. Please rotate your head 90* counter clockwise, or your monitor 90* clockwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    For sure. A ton of people here started off on bmx and trials.
    Dismantled the bmx bike for storage and was reminded of this thread

    Look Ma no bb bearings! bb tool, extra shims and o-rings and an old PMC sticker too lol







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    Some other odds and ends, I think the GT pro series pedals are pretty rare and the true Elf bars too. The ProForx are funny I guess the sponsored Pros back in the day used to make them rigid because they were so inefficient.











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    Not sure how rare but still pretty cool.
    Ionic Billy CNC Crankset.
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    Maybe not so rare but some fun colors - have the rasta and some normal kooka colors too
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    what can I say they belong together

    got the hardest pieces now to find the rest
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeDumler View Post
    How about the R&D department's prototype of the Judy DH, which has sand cast lowers (larger diameter than production model) and was tested and raced on by The Missile?
    I'd say that def qualifies Lee! Very COOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    He really liked those negative rise stems.

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    Good thing he is a bike designer and not a fashion guru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Good thing he is a bike designer and not a fashion guru.
    Well, it was 1979.

    Incidentally, the guy he is pictured with was of some significance to Bay Are cycling history. The bike behind Tom is a Jack Taylor Roughstuff with 650B wheels, and I can only guess that they were talking about how superior those wheels were to 26".

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Good thing he is a bike designer and not a fashion guru.
    Actually, both outfits would be totally hip right now.
    -eric-

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    people dressed like that in the early 90's, but the shorts were longer.

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    nash,

    back in the day Nashbar stem in fashionable 3dV & odyssey seat clamp.Let's see those rare parts!-p5pb15538273.jpg Let's see those rare parts!-p5pb15538263.jpg Let's see those rare parts!-p5pb15556703.jpgLet's see those rare parts!-p5pb15556710.jpg
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    still have these laying around

    Let's see those rare parts!-bullseye.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_ralph View Post
    still have these laying around
    Got two pair of those hanging around. One came on a bike a guy was selling. I wasn't sure I wanted it or not and he said, "Hey, I've got an NOS set of those Bullseye wheels I'll throw in." Sold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjss View Post










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    yes yes yes!!!!

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    if those bullseyes are 36 hole and up for grabs, I'd like to get in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigglez View Post
    if those bullseyes are 36 hole and up for grabs, I'd like to get in line.
    I actually will be moving them......they are 32h. Came off a Trek 8900

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    Paragon Machine Works DH Rings

    Found NOS rings and bash guards in 60T and 56T. Kinda cool.

    Let's see those rare parts!-dzw1ed.jpg

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    Found NOS rings and bash guards in 60T and 56T. Kinda cool.

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    is that 60 to 30? what magic derailleur do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiverDC View Post
    Maybe not so rare but some fun colors - have the rasta and some normal kooka colors too
    Damn, I always loved kooka cranks. They were stiffer than graftons and didn't break like the cooks bros.

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