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    I dig the Raleigh Technium! Those are some cool...

    I dig the Raleigh Technium! Those are some cool bikes. The one I had (below) didn't have internal cable routing - nice touch!

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    Just sold this beauty - history on it was a bit...

    Just sold this beauty - history on it was a bit vague, but it had full XT and a Tange Prestige frame and fork.

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    Looking forward to my third DGD!

    Looking forward to my third DGD!
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    Cool shots! Yeah, I almost forgot that GT made...

    Cool shots! Yeah, I almost forgot that GT made their own bar combos like that. Scott was well known for them (AT-2 and other models) and Zoom made the Brahma Bar. I actually still have the Brahma...
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    Sounds like a reasonable deal if it's ready to...

    Sounds like a reasonable deal if it's ready to ride with only a little cleanup and lube. If it truly has fully XTR, it's worth quite a bit parted out, actually. Most important question: What do you...
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    Madison Swap Meet, Sat. May 15

    I know only what I've read in the linked ad, but thought others might find this interesting:

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/2368562481.html

    Come to the first annual Bicycle Swap Meet.
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    Price is negotiable... $200?

    Price is negotiable...

    $200?
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    1992 Proflex 752

    I am selling a 1992 Offroad Proflex full suspension mtb. I am asking $250 and will consider offers.

    This is an early suspension design with a small bit of rear travel to absorb some of the bumps....
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    Thanks! It's on the long end of normal for its...

    Thanks! It's on the long end of normal for its age, which means ridiculously long by today's standards!
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    1988 Ritchey Super Comp

    Here's one I finally finished working on. It didn't need too much when I got it, but was on slicks (the horror!) and had some pretty nasty bar ends, etc. It also just needed a good clean and tune. ...
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    I must confess I've never ridden a URT suspension...

    I must confess I've never ridden a URT suspension bike...I've heard they have their ups and downs. They make great single speeds, though!

    Also, it's cool to see a Strata Shock. I thought they...
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    Very cool! Shocks have changed remarkably, but...

    Very cool! Shocks have changed remarkably, but the basic Horst Link/FSR suspension design hasn't...
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    Cool, it's one that hasn't been turned into this:

    Cool, it's one that hasn't been turned into this:
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    That placement offered big benefits as far as...

    That placement offered big benefits as far as strength/lack of flex, but the drawback of clogging with mud could more than offset the benefit. They work fine in most conditions and I still ride...
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    Also, this site should be able to address your...

    Also, this site should be able to address your elastomer needs. I ordered one for my 752 and haven't installed it yet, but it looks to be the correct size...
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    Cool one! I recently picked up a 752 (the "2"...

    Cool one! I recently picked up a 752 (the "2" means 1992 model year), primarily for the cranks...
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    Brings back memories! I raced a sprint car based...

    Brings back memories! I raced a sprint car based on a Tamiya Frog back in the mid-late 80s and swapped parts onto a Blackfoot for quite some time. I do hope the sale goes well - too many toys on my...
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    Longhunter is great for crappy weather because...

    Longhunter is great for crappy weather because it's quick. Well, it's quick until you're reminded the hard way that Stan's sealant that's probably been in there too long doesn't work very well when...
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    And some I no longer have...

    And some I no longer have...
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    Cool forum idea!

    I have full bike shots in my signature link, but here are a few teaser head tube shots from my current collection...
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    Frankly, the final price on that was quite...

    Frankly, the final price on that was quite reasonable!
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    Indeed - thanks to everyone involved!! My time...

    Indeed - thanks to everyone involved!!

    My time was worse than last year, but there might have been some, uhh, hangover influence. Either way, this has been a great time two years in a row!
  23. Oops, I forgot to post a 'sold' notice. Thanks...

    Oops, I forgot to post a 'sold' notice. Thanks for your interest, however.
  24. They're back up on Ebay: Fat: ...

    They're back up on Ebay:

    Fat:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1985-Fat-Chance-vintage-retro-classic-XT-Suntour-/130385326251?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Mountain_Bikes&hash=item1e5b9230ab

    Klein:
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  25. For sale locally

    Before I relist these, I'd like to offer them locally - here and on Craigslist. My asking prices are:

    1985 Fat Chance: $600
    1988 Mountain Klein: $600

    Offers are welcome. Details from the...
  26. Chain stay brakes were common between about 1985...

    Chain stay brakes were common between about 1985 and 1988 and were almost gone by 1990. The brake type is a u-brake and the link below contains a photo that will show you how they work.
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  27. Thanks very much (and to the others who...

    Thanks very much (and to the others who commented, too)!

    I'm considering parting with the Medici and the Diamondback Overdrive. The Ritchey was my last 'pride and joy' project and I really like...
  28. Fixed! Thanks for the heads-up!

    Fixed! Thanks for the heads-up!
  29. 1985 Fat Chance and 1988 Mountain Klein for sale on Ebay

    I am reluctantly selling two of my vintage MTBs to make room for other projects. Both are currently on Ebay, with links below. Local pickup is certainly welcome!


    Fat Chance:...
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    Update appreciated! I didn't know you'd closed...

    Update appreciated! I didn't know you'd closed until today - loaded up my car with a wheelset to be built, as well as one wheel needing a spoke replaced, then was looking up the phone number to call...
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    Thanks for the info - I'm heading to MB today...

    Thanks for the info - I'm heading to MB today with a few people and may just go through on the way back. I'm in Sylvan Park, so not too far away. I'm interested in both the MTB opportunities and...
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    I've heard about Cheatham before and am...

    I've heard about Cheatham before and am interested - where's the best place to go and where do you park? Thanks for any info...
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    I'm in the same boat - looks like rain may hold...

    I'm in the same boat - looks like rain may hold off until Sunday, so I'm hoping Monty Bell is good, but haven't been out there to see how it looks. If it stays sunny today, that should help...
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    I do miss the longer downhills of Southern CA (I...

    I do miss the longer downhills of Southern CA (I realize that's Bay Area...). Still, I probably get a better interval workout here with the up and down. There, it was up for 30 minutes or more,...
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    My girlfriend and I did it last year for 5 months...

    My girlfriend and I did it last year for 5 months or so, but did a modified version, as we didn't do the diet strictly, we followed their 'cardio plan' and we probably averaged 4 to 5 days per week...
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    Thanks for all the replies! Harpeth it will be -...

    Thanks for all the replies! Harpeth it will be - that's pretty close to my office, too.

    I'm going to have the frame powder coated locally (Nic's) and will also check with Harpeth on a frame...
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    Wheelbuilder recommendations?

    I need to have a wheelset built up for an early Ritchey project I'm finishing soon. Any recommendations? I have the correct hubs and rims - just need spokes (not concerned about correctness there)...
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    A lot of good points have been made. Personally,...

    A lot of good points have been made. Personally, I agree aluminum is better left to suspension frames, given the better ride of steel and titanium. There are a few carbon 29ers out there, but...
  39. Thread: Skewers?

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    A lot of times, they come with the hubs, but...

    A lot of times, they come with the hubs, but Salsa's likely the most common aftermarket supplier for skewers and seatpost clamps/QRs. They have steel and Ti versions and, as mentioned, lots of...
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    Good times and looks to be good trail! Next...

    Good times and looks to be good trail!

    Next time, I'll have fresh batteries in the GPS so we'll have a clue how much trail we cleared...
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    Count me in on this one! I've also recruited a...

    Count me in on this one! I've also recruited a friend and rider from work. Where is the new trail?
  42. Thread: Demo Bikes

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqP3SE4k2qg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqP3SE4k2qg
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    Those were still in production not long ago, but...

    Those were still in production not long ago, but I don't see them listed on a2z's site anymore.

    Here's one on Ebay:
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    Got a ride in on a vintage rig today at...

    Got a ride in on a vintage rig today at Longhunter today - great stuff when you do a couple laps. Pardon the crappy phone picture (or unsteady hand).
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    Another Verizon vote here. I just picked up a...

    Another Verizon vote here. I just picked up a Droid last night and love it, so far.
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    Hopefully they didn't change it from 2009 to...

    Hopefully they didn't change it from 2009 to 2010. Either way, a low-priced caliper is a nice thing to have around for bike part measurements: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004T7UG
  47. Thanks for the info. I can swap bars, but will...

    Thanks for the info. I can swap bars, but will have to undo a nice cork wrap job that was done not too long ago! :stupid_me:
  48. I'm interested in trying CX. I have read other...

    I'm interested in trying CX. I have read other rules before that indicated no bar ends were allowed. Is that the case with this series? I ask because I have a '93 Diamondback Overdrive (700C...
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    I use Maxxis rim strips, but I'm not sure they're...

    I use Maxxis rim strips, but I'm not sure they're available anymore. They're pretty much the 'official' version of the ghetto strip made with a tube. I got 'em with my lightly used wheelset and...
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    I think WTB only made one full suspension model:...

    I think WTB only made one full suspension model:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=3481573&postcount=20
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