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    Our family stable of '90s rigid mtb's

    Hello all.
    I started riding off road in the late '80s and have a fondness for older rigid-fork mountain-bikes. My kids are growing up and we all wanted to ride together as a family so I started looking on Craigslist. We found treasures for sale in people's garages for short money!
    I found near perfect Specialized bikes for my wife and myself (Hardrock with a threaded steer-tube for her, and a Rockhopper with 1 1/8inch threadless for me)
    I recently graduated my 8 and 9 year old to 24 inchers and found a couple beauties, this stunning 1 1/8 fork Trek for my Son and a threaded fork Rockhopper for my girl. I also grabbed a Nishiki "Hill Razer" 24 for 15 bucks which will be added to our fleet soon for their friends to ride. (Somewhat heavier but still solid bike)
    We set about "re-styling" them as retro urban-commuter hot-rods and the kids and their friends love them! (borrowed a bit from the bmx community on tire selection for the 24's)

    Bike makers didn't really offer many options in the 24 inch size so this required more patience. I hope this trend catches on as (at least for me) these bikes reflect back to a fun time, where it was more about form than "stylely widgets" and cheaply conceived features.
    Thanks for looking and have a great day.
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    Wow! Sweet! Love it!

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    Man, that's what I like to see.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Very cool, not many things I would rather do than ride with my kids. I really like them purple tires.

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    Nice! Spreading the vintage love. Bikes look to be in great shape, very nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    I really like them purple tires.
    Too bad they don't come in 26"
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Excellent post. Great job.

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    I like!
    "You go up the hill, you go down the hill."

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    Very cool! I currently have my 7 year old nephew living with us, and although not a mountain bike, he is rockin a sweet 20" yellow and blue 1980 Huffy Pro Thunder from my vintage BMX collection. We ride almost every day and he loves that bike...He also gets quite a few looks from the kids riding around with the "new" style BMX bikes.

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    Great looking bikes. I'll have to start browsing Craigslist now.

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    early 90's Nishiki "Hill Razer"

    Hello all.
    I finally received tires I was waiting for to complete this early 24 inch early '90's 1" fork Nishiki "Hill Razer" for my kids to thrash on.
    Upgraded the shifters & upgraded the brakes to DX V-brakes. This one came out super-cool ( & clearly has the best model name of them all)
    Have a great day.
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    Always great to see kids riding rather than gaming.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    I now have a strange urge to fit coloured tyres to all my bikes - awesome!

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    Awesome! Those old bikes aren't dead, they're just lonely!

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    1990's GT_palomar_24_inch..my kids' baby zaskar

    Hi all.
    Just got done cleaning up this '90's GT Palomar I grabbed from a guy on Craigslist over here in SoCal.
    This bike came out gorgeous! (my wife made this tire choice, which is perfect)
    Can't wait for my kids & their friends to start thrashing on this.

    Have a great day!
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