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    bikes, guns, dogs....perfect

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    I'll bet he gets that all the time, first thing I thought, actually, Walmart.

    I have an *odd* local customer who has something similar that he vehemently defends as a non Walgoose......
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    As for that Stumpjumper, Saturae rims were Primo BITD. I used to have a stem like that although with less reach. I had to use an indoor trainer due to a vertebra fracture and simply couldn't bend over enough to use a conventionally proportioned bike.

    As the recovery proceeded, the stem was pushed down until it could go no further and then it was cut off on the bottom inch by inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    Or a downhill bike that "is sweet on the trails":

    Attachment 1088011

    custom downhill mtb
    The Goose is loose!!!! LOL

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    OMG...no words for this atrocity:



    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5773349772.html




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    OMG...no words for this atrocity:



    https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/5773349772.html




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    Well, the seller said it best. "Old school classic bike looking for new home. Bike was recently tuned up and is ready to ride."

    Oh man, I needed that laugh, and who knows this might just be a improvement over the original version. Lol.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Oh man, I needed that laugh, and who knows this might just be a improvement over the original version. Lol.
    It should be made official that it's the worst design ever to make it in a reputable brand's production bike.

    I never completely understood why nobody liked them until I rode one a few years back. The awfulness of that suspension while not on a perfectly paved road cannot be overstated...
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    I needed a laugh very badly right then, and this delivered in spades, thank you.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Glad you guys got a smile out of it.


    Pics from ad recorded for posterity in case it sells, lol, and the link goes away...



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    Don't think we have to worry about it being sold rather the ad expiring. For me, it's the kickstand that does it. I hear Gary Klein likes his bikes being ridden and not being garage queens but I can't imagine him saying, "Kickstands...now there is an idea I should have put stock on my bikes."

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    Anyone interested in a custom painted Schwinn?
    custom painted shwinn mountain bike

    "WTF? You used a Sharpie?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pharm View Post
    Anyone interested in a custom painted Schwinn?
    custom painted shwinn mountain bike

    "WTF? You used a Sharpie?"


    Painted fork stanchions seems like a bad idea.



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    Here's something nice. I know there are many, many fans of this rig on the VRC forum

    Mountain Bike

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    /or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatisaidwas View Post
    Here's something nice. I know there are many, many fans of this rig on the VRC forum
    um I am going with the or not part

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    um I am going with the or not part
    Yeah, how much does he want for it? $500? Uh, that's about $485 too much.

    /$15 for the parts.

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    Bonus points for humour.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/272464271098?_mwBanner=1

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    I had an isolator hub, weird idea and mine the elastomers were hard but had settled so the wheel bobbed

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    LQQK RARE RINGLE/EASTON RED ANODIZED MOBY DEUCE SEATPOST!! | eBay

    $256 and there is still 10 hrs to go...WTF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    LQQK RARE RINGLE/EASTON RED ANODIZED MOBY DEUCE SEATPOST!! | eBay

    $256 and there is still 10 hrs to go...WTF?
    OK? I have the same seatpost and I know it isn't even worth half that. Not sure that's legit.
    The Truth will set you free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    OK? I have the same seatpost and I know it isn't even worth half that. Not sure that's legit.
    Right? I have an NOS one in 26.8 and no one wanted to trade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer View Post
    LQQK RARE RINGLE/EASTON RED ANODIZED MOBY DEUCE SEATPOST!! | eBay

    $256 and there is still 10 hrs to go...WTF?
    The top bidder has a feedback of 1611 and number two has a 711 score, that usually is a sign that the bidding is legit. Maybe two people just had to have this? It has been know to happen.

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    He'll get it or close to asking price. The BMX Cook's freaks would pay that if it was a BMX stem.
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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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

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    Those stems have sold for $700-800. Not sure about the BMX stuff but haven't seen an mtb stem sell for $1200 but they will get really good money for it. So $1200 would be a surprise but not a big one.

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    Bontrager Race Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike Frame 17.5" Vintage 1 1/8" steer | eBay

    This one just aggravates me more than anything, but I swear 75% of every bontrager that doesn't have a Privateer sticker on it is listed as a race or race lite. Secondly $140 shipping, WTF, I could freight this or overnight it for less than that.

    This one is a late 98 or 99 Privateer and someone put the top sticker on backwards. It would be a great bike, especially since it's the only Bontrager with a 1 1/8 headtube, but not a race, and not worth $350, and not worth it to pay an additional $140 to ship it...
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    I sent the seller a note and he wrote back that it's a Privateer Comp and he'll change the listing. Good eye jestep.

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    Jestep, you most definitely could not overnight it for $140. Making a guess, here, but the person probably put in a dimension, making a WAG or possibly a really big bike box, that made it oversize, which jumps up the price quite a bit.

    If this is something your interested in, suggest the person look at bikeflights.com and do the homework for them. Quick check for selecting a mountain bike with a generic weight of 65 lbs, three day is $62.

    I believe bikeflights benefits from volume discounts which the seller would not. Most people don't ship bikes very often and the ebay calculator is pretty lousy, so help the seller out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    Finally a bike that doesn't get lighter if you just take a dump.
    Latitude 61

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    Is it composting? Great way to burn some calories while taking care of business!
    The Truth will set you free.

    ....but it might offend you first!

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    wheelie-friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    Now that is a true WTF

    Although it could be a fun thing to ride around on

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    Nishiki moutian bike

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    Feels vintagey but it's not the elevated chainstay model. Either way those tires are really something.

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    Those look like Sweetskinz tires.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=swee...=1200&bih=1776

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    I need some of those for my fat bike! Or maybe they would make some for a Gator Fade Klein.
    Latitude 61

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    Less isn't MOAR

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    Balance XR650

    What's this statricks.com? Never heard of the site, but this add looks fishy to me. Especially after checking out the value on bicyclebluebook.com.

    Deore DX

    ***Rare, Vintage Balance XR650 Mountain Bike w/ Deore DX***

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    Did someone Kentucky pay $3,971 for this bike?

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    Bicyclebluebook.com value:

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    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.
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    The wheel is a extension of the foot

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    Bicycle blue book sure seems substantially off on vintage bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Bicycle blue book sure seems substantially off on vintage bikes.
    Bicyclebluebook.com is substantially off or did you mean statricks.com is substatially off? Cause I don't think there is anything special about this balance bike to warrant a $3k to $4k price range. Bike blue book looks to be spot on with a $100 and $200 price range.
    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.
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    Dang it my Ritchey P-21 is only worth $600 according to Statricks.com, wish I had a Balance XR-650

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    Winner winner chicken dinner!

    I'm particularly partial to the Spinergy Titanium rims....

    https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/bik/6089587978.html
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I tried to explain to the seller 6 months ago but it's still here, now $400 cheaper. I guess they think it's partly a trek due to the TREK labeled chain stay protector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    I tried to explain to the seller 6 months ago but it's still here, now $400 cheaper. I guess they think it's partly a trek due to the TREK labeled chain stay protector.
    Delusions of grandeur. That bike was never close to $3,300. Hell, it wasn't even made in this century.

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    Rare 1998 Porsche FS, Mountain Bike Graphite Gray ~ Free Shipping in USA Only | eBay

    im pretty sure this bike has been on ebay for years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbarlow View Post
    I'm not sure what's worse, the photoshopping or the fact someone actually bought one...
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    Seriously though..... looks at the sweet integrated kickstand. I also love the ripped off Jaguar logo....

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    What a piece of shit! But it's been all over the world.

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    There it is. The ugliest off the shelf bike I've ever seen.

    Normally it takes 3 pairs of bar ends, an adjustable stem, a padded cruiser saddle and Spinergys on a Klein Mantra to get near that level of repugnance.

    Grumps

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    That is something else! makes me want to burn one, don't see any bulls eye tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    That is something else! makes me want to burn one, don't see any bulls eye tho
    Hubs in the last picture.
    Latitude 61

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    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-img_2636.jpg

    This proflex has been for sale for about the last 6 years now. I am amazed the seller is still reposting it on CL at the same price for this this long now. A few years back I offered him $120. Don't really know what it's worth, but that's what I was willing to pay. Sure is not worth $1,120 in my opinion considering I bought a 854 for $20. Needless to say he didn't bite.
    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.
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    ^ Reminds me of a road bike that has been on my CL for a few years. It's at a pawn shop and I think they must have really gotten taken on it. Originally the ad mentioned how great it shifted (you could see in the photos it had been converted to a single speed) how it was full Dura Ace (despite seeing Ultegra in the photos) and all these carbon parts (including the seat post that was silver). I emailed them and pointed all this out. They ignored it. I think they finally started posting it as a single speed but they were still obviously trying to recover their money.
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    New favorite!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Specialized....c100005.m2219

    Specialized big hit downhill bike
    Complete Custom built setup
    One off build
    No expenses spared

    Specialized frame / Showa kxf front end
    Shimano Xtr derailer / Shimano Dxr cranks
    Sun ringle rear wheel / excel mx front wheel
    Fox rear shock / front 12" travel kxf Showa forks
    Kxf triples / Hays Hydraulic disc brakes Welgo Magnesium pedals
    pivotal seat & post

    THIS IS A BIG ATTENTION GETTER PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED ME WITH
    TRADE OFFERS AND TO TAKE PICTURES.
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    He didn't mention the people stopping him were on dirt bikes...

    Do I even want to know how he attached the fork to the bike?
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    partial HONDA motor bike
    Incomplete Custom setup
    One off build
    Several expenses spared

    frame / no front end
    Single rear wheel / no front wheel
    Fox rear shock / no forks
    Hydraulic rear brakes
    seat

    THIS IS A BIG ATTENTION GETTER PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED ME TO ASK ME WHAT THE HECK I WAS THINKING AND TO TAKE PICTURES.

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    RC bringin' the LOLz.

    I actually appreciate the DH bike. I mean, it's good for nothing other than throwing yourself off a cliff Red Bull style, but the fact that someone has done something outside the norm is cool, for my money. I would ride that. I wouldn't want to own it, but I'd love to let it rip on DH course just to see.

    As practical as a screen door on a submarine, but good on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
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    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    It wasn't as worthy for this thread as I originally thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    It wasn't as worthy for this thread as I originally thought.
    lol, I was just playing with it due to the name of this thread.
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    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    It wasn't as worthy for this thread as I originally thought.
    Tell the truth, you had second thoughts because you want to buy the bike and didn't want to "out it" to the forum.

    Was it a Klein Mantra with Spinergy wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Tell the truth, you had second thoughts because you want to buy the bike and didn't want to "out it" to the forum.

    Was it a Klein Mantra with Spinergy wheels?

    Grumps
    You got me. Plus, it had a riser bar with bar ends.

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    GT fans - don't look...

    No. Just no.

    It's only a late model GT Avalanche, but it was an innocent bike that didn't deserve this.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/chopper-...wAAOSwhzRaUgUZ

    "Reluctant sale of my gt avalanche heavily modified mountain bike.. custom built in my garage with parts from America sick bike parts and a few oz shops Jake's bike parts.. screaming roo and more.. flat slide carb.high comp head. polished intake. New rings. 8 speed manual shift jack shaft box. Free spooling crank. Sprung seat. Chrome mud guards. 9 volt chrome headlight. Double sleeved chrome forks. triple clamp head gear. Big ape bars does feel quite awesome to ride.. does go quite fast depends on ur bike skill level. 2litre tank has little leak somewhere easy fix needs a good polish up.. owes me 2400$ pick up kalkallo area hume hwy.."

    And for reference after the ad goes away, because this sick puppy is sure to sell in a heartbeat...

    The Official WTF outing thread, Craigslist, eBay etc-s-l1600-4.jpg

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    I just had an epiphany, this is the first mention of "sick bike parts" and "sick bikes" I've seen. I think these could be the next really big thing in the industry.

    Just like we have gravel bikes for riding on gravel, winter bikes for the winter, downhill bikes for riding down hills, we'll have sick bikes for riding when you're unwell. Off. Not right. Not all there. N+1!

    Remember, you heard it here first. When the time is right move this post to the Sick Bike Forum and make it a sticky.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    ....we'll have sick bikes for riding when you're unwell. Off. Not right. Not all there. N+1!
    We already do.

    Bikes for when you're sick or weak



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    Wow. Didn't know that was there. I am not a fan of those things.

    It would probably have helped if my introduction to them had been someone with a physical challenge, or a long hilly commute instead of a couple of mullet-ed vape bros with suspended licences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    No. Just no.

    It's only a late model GT Avalanche, but it was an innocent bike that didn't deserve this.
    Yep, late model, though, it still makes me sad


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    At least you will look cool riding to the Dole office to pick up free money before hitting the bottle shop on the way home :/

    This is why DUI is bad thing folks. Ends up defacing innocent GT's.

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    1985 Stumpjumper Team? Says they converted rear roller cam to cantilever rear brakes. At least it's lugged, but that doesn't give me much confidence. It's supposedly set up like the original with drop bars? Not sure how to take this listing. He mentions that the bike has been altered by a master mechanic, but cmon man! How far did the "alteration" go? I don't see the cable guides down by the crank either. Maybe he just used a different lugged frame....... I painted a rockhopper comp orange once. maybe I should have listed it as an X0-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sapo Rojo View Post
    1985 Stumpjumper Team?
    I think it's probably legit. Those spoon-style seat stays with the "s" were used on the lower-end Comp and the higher-end Team, but not on the basic stumpjumper. But the chain stays were shorter on the Team.

    However, I think they relinquished any rational excuse for asking such a price, the moment they altered the frame and re-painted it a slightly-off color.

    Plus it's not a "large," by any measure.
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    Keith, good info. I think it's probably 85 Stumpy "Sport" (you said comp) painted pink. As you point out the seat stays match on those models. He shaved/filled in the seatpost water bottle cage mounting holes, or just took the pictures so you can't see them. And, the tubes look wrong to me. The "real" Team frame looks like a road bike. This one looks a little too beefy. Those rear cantilever mounts look square like stock. Wouldn't a "master builder" doing a new install use something better than that?

    I won't complain about the price, but I don't like something like that being passed off as original or real. People come across a real one and they'll think it's the fake.

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    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bi...495924387.html

    Not going to lie, I'd pick this one up in a heartbeat.... '85 Team Comp hand built by the man himself.... No need to ask about the original forks & bars, seller doesn't have em.

    Looks just a little on the ridiculous side right now...
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    I wouldn't change a thing on that. But it could do with some purple anno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Not going to lie, I'd pick this one up in a heartbeat.... '85 Team Comp hand built by the man himself.... No need to ask about the original forks & bars, seller doesn't have em.

    Looks just a little on the ridiculous side right now...

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    The Dog ate your bike?

    Not sure what type of animal made those bites, but they ate most of the seat body!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Not sure what type of animal made those bites, but they ate most of the seat body!
    and more!

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    Remember, there's always quilting and knitting if pedalling becomes too tough.

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    Angry significant other, jealous of all the time spent outside...

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    https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/b...576468860.html

    MOAR TRAVEL!
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    Looks like it has a wheelbase of a hot wheels car.

    Gawd you want the rebound set right on that or it would turn into a ejector seat.

    Still, I'm sick of pedal strikes. I might go for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Still, I'm sick of pedal strikes. I might go for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    the crushed saddle makes me think there have been quite a few drops to flat on that one. Pedals are probably still primo though!
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    Ok, I'm not going to post the link otherwise someone is going to contact this guy. He can ask whatever he wants...and it is a beautiful stem.... the fun is at the bottom.

    " Ringle Zooka Stem
    Brand new in box
    Mountain stem for 1" (25.8 mm) handlebars, 1 1/8" steer tube (fork) diameter, 120 mm stem length, 10 degree stem rise
    Beautiful
    Red
    Clamp on style for easy handlebar install & removal
    Has a few anodization chips on the bottom near the steer tube part of stem- very inconspicuous area that cannot be seen unless you put bike upside down and you look at that area real close
    Handmade in USA
    Includes box and and matching red steer tube cap
    I am original & only owner of this collector's item
    $2,300 (twenty three hundred) "

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Mountain stem for 1" (25.8 mm) handlebars, 1 1/8" steer tube (fork) diameter, 120 mm stem length, 10 degree stem rise
    ....
    $2,300 (twenty three hundred) "
    1" is 25.4mm, not 25.8mm. Otherwise, seems fair.

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    just search CL for "sick", "Legit", or "awesome". the things you find are all of the above.
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    [QUOTE=jestep;13784769]Anyone have a clue what this is?

    "RTS" by GT aparently. But I'm having trouble visualizing how the suspension works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
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    Anyone have a clue what this is?
    "RTS" by GT aparently. But I'm having trouble visualizing how the suspension works.
    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    GT RTS for rocker tuned suspension. Very nice bike that is shown actually, especially with the era spin wheels.

    The suspension was a high pivot pull suspension with a growing chainstay length. That way the chain tension acted as a sort of anti-squat and the rear wheel rotated away from the impact allowing it to balance out the anti-squat effect. I think in practice it meant a lot of feedback through the pedals, especially under big hits and had a lot of the active bits directly at a point where the rear tire was depositing dirt and crud and was in need of clearance (though not dissimilar to any number of current designs with low linkages located here).

    Neat bikes, just didn't stand the test of time.
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