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#1 2015-01-26 4:34pm

Cyryl
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From: Poland
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1997 Standard Trail Boss

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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.
Curent Set-up:
-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


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#2 2015-01-26 4:41pm

sawdoff85
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From: The Republic of Texas
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Cool bike. What is cs and ss?


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#3 2015-01-26 5:04pm

Cyryl
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Chain stay/ Seat stay. Glad you like it:)

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#4 2015-01-26 9:29pm

Stoner71
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From: Armpit of California
Registered: 2010-12-11
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Awesome American made war horse right there. Hard not to love a well ridden Standard/FBM/S&M. coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool


Ummmmm..........Yeah.

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#5 2015-01-27 4:43am

Matiz
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From: Poland
Registered: 2009-09-19
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Thats My boy! let me be your guide big_smile

I'm Jelaous, But such a dirt frame is not for me hmm

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#6 2016-03-30 9:18am

cmc
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From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2009-05-05
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Re: 1997 Standard Trail Boss

Cyryl wrote:

-Pivots and all the brake stuff are rewelded from cs to ss because of microdrive

That was the first thing I noticed.  Seat stay mounts on a 1997 Trail Boss??? lol


20", 22", 24", 26", and 700c !

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