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#1 2015-04-26 8:25pm

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From: Independence, KY
Registered: 2013-12-27
Posts: 203
Bikes: 11

1991 MCS Magnum XLX

1991 MCS Magnum XLX

This was a craigslist find.  The seller was selling several bikes under a single ad and the cover photo was of a Huffy.  When I clicked on the ad and saw the other photos, one of them was a bike listed as a GT but I instantly saw the distinctive rear drop outs of an MCS.  I arranged a meeting with the seller and went to see his "GT".  When I got there, it was rough.  Assembled with a mismatch of crappy parts and worse of all, at some point in the past, somebody had crudely ground-out the drop outs to accept 14mm axles.  I was so disappointed that I only offered the guy $40 for the whole bike which he agreed to much to my surprise.  I got it home, stripped it down, and cleaned-up the frame and fork.  The only parts I decided were worth salvaging were the DK cranks.  The Mongoose stem, DK sprocket, and front wheel were good enough to sell and I just chucked the rest.  The F/F has next to no rust but is peeling badly in several places.  Given the issues with the chrome and drop outs I didn't want to dump a lot of money into this build.  I had a few early to mid 90s parts laying around and for the rest I picked up the cheapest parts I could while trying to stay period correct.  All in all I'm glad I found it, saved it, and made it my own.  smile

Parts list:
MCS Magnum XLX frame
MCS fork
Primo stem
Dyno bars
Porkchop headset lock
Viscount Gel seatDyno seat postOdyssey Posi Stop seat clamp
Odyssey Pitbull brakes
Tektro Talon lever
DK 175mm cranks
Profile SpiderSugino chain ring 39TSedis chain
Odyssey Triple Trap pedals
JP hubs
Sun rims 1.5" (unknown model)
Kenda Comp III tires
Dicta freewheel 14T
AME grips



#2 2015-04-27 2:23pm

Pro MemberRetired ODSY HRDR
From: North Cackalacky
Registered: 2011-09-25
Posts: 16535
Bikes: 14

Re: 1991 MCS Magnum XLX

Nice save. I'm glad it has a good home. cool

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