1997 Standard Trail Boss
Beat up but still going strong after 18 years.
Few days ago I managed to catch up with my friend with whom I rode till about 2008 and asked him what's up with his old Standard, which i believed was 03'/04' 250s. He said that if I want, I can take it for as long as I want and if I'll like it, I can buy it from him since it spent last 6 years in basement anyway and it is not likely to change.
Next day, when I've put my hands on it I was a bit surprised when I noticed fluted seat tube and 1997 markings. I've got myself a trail boss! One of a kind in Poland in as it very well may be.
Unfortunately after all this years and who knows how many owners, it has become crippled. Here is the list:
-Dropouts are cut, bored to accommodate 14mm axle, and deepend to about 14,2"
-Pivots and all the brake stuff are rewelded from cs to ss because of microdrive
-"Seat clamp tube" is ridiculously cut
-Small crack on seat stay-seat tube junction
-Loads of dents from peggless grinding
As I'm writing this, I just got back from skatepark "test drive" and it rides great! It is long on both sides, but even after so manny years it still feels modern and 100% usable. I think I'll stick with it for some time, and see how it handles street abuse. If it will not be up to the task I'll have to rebuild it as a strict dirt mashine like it is supposed to be.
-G-sport wheels (Ribcages, marmoset, 10t ratchet)
-S&M Slam Bars
-Sunday night 2.1 forks
-Powerbite with Odyssey 30t MDS sprocket
-Fly mosca stem
Submitted by Cyryl