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    Something new

    Well this holiday i am extremely grateful for a friendship developed here on VRC. I got into this hobby because I like old mountain bikes but along the way, I have developed some fantastic friendships. One of these is with a fellow collector who went out of his way a few weeks ago and after several logistical emails, phone calls, and text messages, drove several hours to pick up and ship a bike for me. Awesome stuff and developing these relationships is a pretty cool part of the hobby. Thank you SW!

    Now, not as good at this as EastCoastSteve, my passions are well documented here on VRC so we want specifics. I will fess up after the master ECS has spoken himself so no denying if one of you guess in the first ten minutes.

    Whats in the box:

    Don't you love it when things like this show up?




    Dead giveaway or Red herring?

    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Haha, you're killin' me Tim!

    This is exactly the kind of thread this forum needs...teamwork, fun, and a classy bike.

    Paint is pretty...is the builder from the NorthWest?




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    SW lives in California.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Nice Mafacs.

    My skills aren't as refined as most here, but it looks like a rather Potts-esque fork to me.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    I'm not allowed to guess.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    No your not, and I wish I would have cleaned that spec of dirt out of the scallop before taking the picture.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Blue still shines. They don't make paint like they used to.




    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    This cool frame needs a bump....



    Love the blue.

    Fork crown is sweet.

    Dropouts look familiar....


    How's about a hint for us amateurs?





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    The blue frame, Mafacs and TA crank look a lot like an 81 Stumpjumper. But the fork is off a bit.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    It's off a lot
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Custom Potts

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    Awesome! Glad you landed it. And it's great that so many guys on this forum help other guys feed their bike addiction.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Not the kind of help some of us need.

    Great bike tductape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Custom Potts
    Much closer guess than a Stumpy!
    -eric-

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    Univega Alpina Sport?

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    Congratulations! You deserve it. Combines the best of your favorite builders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    This cool frame needs a bump....



    Love the blue.

    Fork crown is sweet.

    Dropouts look familiar....


    How's about a hint for us amateurs?

    Steve
    It's old, and was sold new by a long haired hippie type that is now better known as an eclectic dresser.

    Things are getting busy at work. Will post more pics when I have opportunity.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Oh, and the fork was built by someone else.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    It has to be a Scott. Says so on the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Dave View Post
    It has to be a Scott. Says so on the box.
    Scott Contessa! What do I win?

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    fillet Fisher/Ritchey potts fork although the frame fillets at the head tube don't look as polished as a Ritchey maybe because it was for Gary and didn't bother to sand them, just a guess

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    Did anyone guess Univega yet?



    Aaaahhhh, shoot
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    Long hair hippie type makes me think Gary or Ross...

    Fork crown (other than the scallops) reminds me of my MT. Tam and the Stevenson...


    Steelman-built Fisher?



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Long hair hippie type makes me think Gary or Ross...
    But I don't think Ross is known for being a snappy dresser....

    No disrespect to the wardrobe selections of Mr. Shafer of course!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Alright T....since you've narrowed your hunts down to a very select few, and since its not a Koski or aluminum, it must be another boring old Ritchey

    Time for some more pics! And some details...I'm guessing it's pretty special.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    But I don't think Ross is known for being a snappy dresser....

    No disrespect to the wardrobe selections of Mr. Shafer of course!
    I see pictures of people in the 70's and I hope it doesn't come back. Only Steve McQueen pulled it off.

    Anyway... where is DUCT APE.

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    Verbal lashing from the moderator. Ouch.

    The answers are all in the pictures. Those rear dropouts, tapered seat tube. Any Ritchey collector would recognize this thing. TA cranks, and Mafac brakes... Must be early. A close look at the head tube shows it is not butted. That blue color was one of two color options for the 1982 McKinley.

    Of course no Ex Hippie dresses Snazzier these days than Gary Fisher himself who was selling these cream Puffs along with our own VRC frequenter Charlie Kelley BITD (sorry CK original owner says GF chocked up this sale).

    What we have here from my sleuthing is a 1982 McKinley (RISMBT, probably not as purdy as your Competitions finish work) with a Steve Potts Type 1 fork (well no other fork looks like that, and the seller told me the story of Steve making it for the bike). Sorry, no camera tonight but let me see what I can find already taken by SW or myself:

    https://oldmountainbikes.com/catalog...kes1982_09.jpg





    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    And yes, I am happy to say, the paint is as nice as it looks in the pictures. As shiny as Gary Fisher's dinner jacket on a Friday night.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    Verbal lashing from the moderator. Ouch.
    Awww.

    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    Any Ritchey collector would recognize this thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    (sorry CK original owner says GF chocked up this sale).
    CK will chime in that he built the wheels. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    taken by SW or myself
    Major props to SW for helping out a fellow forum member. He's the best and so is Ductape.

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    Great looking bike, Tim!

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    Ya wow totally unmolested love the rims and fork and paint, buy the look of the chair he or she had an animal pet of some kind that was hungry or teething.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Much closer guess than a Stumpy!
    I used a disclaimer on the fork. Seriously, I just picked up an 82 that had all the same components but a lugged frame. There is a member who has an 81 TIG welded that is similar but the fork is much different.

    Then again who did Mike Sinyard steel his original design from? If you guessed the bike in the box you're correct.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Never new what the ring was for until I read CK's book.
    Something new-ritchey.jpg

    It's a beauty Tim, if it was up to my kids I would keep the bike and lose your #

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    Duct Tape, that's really nice. Glad you got it and appreciate it.

    And Shawn, I'm not buying the book, what does the ring do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Duct Tape, that's really nice. Glad you got it and appreciate it.

    And Shawn, I'm not buying the book, what does the ring do?


    Ping,

    I think I remember reading it was for a rubber boot, sort of like Bontrager eventually used...but I thought the groove was only on the Everest models.

    Hollister?


    Steve

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    Wonderful bike. Those Type I's might be one of my favorite forks.
    -eric-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Wonderful bike. Those Type I's might be one of my favorite forks.
    What every Cunningham should have?

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    Yes, from what I read the ring or grove was designed for a rubber boot to keep the elements out of your seat tube, but it never came to fruition.

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    Hey Tim, Ill trade you the OG for it.

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    What, no kickstand ??!!
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