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#1 2015-01-26 4:34pm

Cyryl
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From: Poland
Registered: 2015-01-24
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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?


"I've got cash in hand", means "I want what you have for sale and would like to buy it for the listed price". NOT, "ive got 20 cash."
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#3 2015-01-26 5:04pm

Cyryl
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From: Poland
Registered: 2015-01-24
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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
Posts: 4175

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
Posts: 41
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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
Posts: 3872
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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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