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#76 2015-06-26 9:04am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

look what I found free on trash day.smile
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/for%20sale%20bikes/DSC00062_zpsavgcj3mw.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/for%20sale%20bikes/DSC00063_zpsvgvkgylc.jpg

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee232/FREESTYLE-FREEK/for%20sale%20bikes/DSC00059_zps3znh3pzf.jpg

BaldwookY wrote:

Is that a univega with a swapped fork ?

1985 Specialized Rock hopper with 990 AD brake post and Grateful Dead teddy bears stickers on it. but yes fork looks newer.

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#77 2015-06-26 9:31am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Had my Original hard rock sport since buying it new in 89 or 90. That was until I loaned it to my oldest son. Gone for good now.

Now I have this 84 to putt around the block on

http://airgunsforum.com/picture.php?albumid=36&pictureid=1936

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#78 2015-06-26 7:22pm

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1989 Merlin Titanium

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p584/laxboy1978/DSC_0307_zpsq5uvqnof.jpg

1990 Klein Attitude

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p584/laxboy1978/DSC_0215_zpsq7q7eclm.jpg

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p584/laxboy1978/DSC_0217_zpsb5i6yfrg.jpg

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p584/laxboy1978/DSC_0219_zpsoszb1pxu.jpg

93 Dean Titanium in progress

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p584/laxboy1978/DSC_0306_zps9o8gaz0o.jpg

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p584/laxboy1978/DSC_0313_zpsd3m1lmar.jpg

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#79 2015-06-26 9:43pm

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I`m working on this:

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#80 2015-06-27 3:23pm

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Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#81 2015-06-27 4:40pm

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That is an interesting Merlin. 1989 with top tube routed cables. In 1992, I enquired about top tube cable routing, and they said they would consider it as a custom option. Maybe someone had an inside line at the factory? Also, what is with the multiple cage mounts under the down tube?

I had a 1992 Merlin, that I recently traded in for a brand new Seven Sola S 29'er. I really liked the Merlin, but the 1" head tube was a little limiting.

Great Klein and Dean too!


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#82 2015-06-27 4:49pm

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Early 80's Speed and Research Outback. That is a Tange fork but came with a 26" Landing Gear originally. I just sold that bike to Scraplord recently.

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#83 2015-06-27 6:59pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

mcam wrote:

That is an interesting Merlin. 1989 with top tube routed cables. In 1992, I enquired about top tube cable routing, and they said they would consider it as a custom option. Maybe someone had an inside line at the factory? Also, what is with the multiple cage mounts under the down tube?

I had a 1992 Merlin, that I recently traded in for a brand new Seven Sola S 29'er. I really liked the Merlin, but the 1" head tube was a little limiting.

Great Klein and Dean too!

Yeah, this frame had the extra custom features. Seven are nice bikes, they are local to me.

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#84 2015-06-28 9:05am

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its-all-good wrote:

Early 80's Speed and Research Outback. That is a Tange fork but came with a 26" Landing Gear originally. I just sold that bike to Scraplord recently.

So you just didn't like it?


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#85 2015-06-28 9:47am

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stonie wrote:

its-all-good wrote:

stonie wrote:


That's bad a$$    yikes

What frame/fork and era?

Early 80's Speed and Research Outback. That is a Tange fork but came with a 26" Landing Gear originally. I just sold that bike to Scraplord recently.

So you just didn't like it?

Love it but it's a 23" frame. Way to big for me. Sean is a big dude, should fit him good.

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#86 2015-06-28 10:11am

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That thing is wild lookin!Nickle plated frame?


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#87 2015-06-28 10:32am

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LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

That thing is wild lookin!Nickle plated frame?

Yes. Was hand made in Bend Oregon. Cool local bike! Early 1982ish bike. MTB that has a American bottom bracket and uses a bmx size headset.

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#88 2015-06-28 11:52am

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Yep, kinda like the SE Enduro        smile


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#89 2015-06-28 11:53am

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its-all-good wrote:

stonie wrote:

its-all-good wrote:


Early 80's Speed and Research Outback. That is a Tange fork but came with a 26" Landing Gear originally. I just sold that bike to Scraplord recently.

So you just didn't like it?

Love it but it's a 23" frame. Way to big for me. Sean is a big dude, should fit him good.

Bummer it didn't fit you.
Then again I'm sure you you have found it a good home  smile


Gnarly is when it's beyond radical, it's balls out danger, & or perfection, & or skill or all of that combined. Nobody can shred like that guy, he's gnarly.                                        \m/  ( º . º )  \m/

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#90 2015-06-28 4:06pm

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stonie wrote:

its-all-good wrote:

stonie wrote:


So you just didn't like it?

Love it but it's a 23" frame. Way to big for me. Sean is a big dude, should fit him good.

Bummer it didn't fit you.
Then again I'm sure you you have found it a good home  smile

He has been trying to buy it from me for years. I finally gave in.

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#91 2015-06-28 4:34pm

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Here is a Univaga Rover Sport full Chromoly with a 3 and 3/8 head tube i turned into a bmx townie comuter,real light weight!

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/DSCN4703_zpsv7snok9z.jpg

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#92 2015-06-28 6:41pm

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#93 2015-06-29 11:06am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

The pawn shops around here have a lot of old specialized stump jumpers


Would like lots of bikes but the SE Hauler is one that has a lot of sentimental value to me. Anyone got one?

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#94 2015-06-29 1:48pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

The problem with collecting vintage MTB's is that there really is very little to no market value for them.
You need to find real diamonds in the rough that will keep their values.

They are almost completely technology driven, and its seldom that any bikes from even a few years back can compare to a new one on a useability level, its not like BMX/Cruisers where style is a major key. People only buy MTB's to ride, minus a very, very few bike collectors getting into MTB's.

I laugh at my local craigslist when I see late 90s Giants/Trek/Big S low to mid spec bikes listed for what a newer, better tech bike goes for. You'd be a GD mentally challenged person to buy a 90s hardrock for $200+ with V brakes and 20 year old worn cogs when you can get Hydro Disc x9/10 speed bikes that have better parts, geo, weight for $300 new at the shop.

You can only ride one bike at a time, so having 2 dozen of them isn't realistic to most, and with little positive future outlook, your looking at something that 99% of the time only depreciates, which in effect limits the number of people who want to invest into them, your looking mostly at people that want them purely for other reason's than $, unlike the cesspool of overpriced vintage BMX out there. I wonder how many people would really nut themselves over a Hutch or whatever if they weren't worth more than a hundred bucks. I have no issues with spending a few thousand on a good bike that I'll use, but for me, to spend that much for a carpet queen to look at, I don't get.

Enjoy and ride your bikes for what they are, not for what they are perceived to be worth, those are the bikes that pay the rent. smile

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#95 2015-06-29 3:11pm

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There is certainly collector market for mountain bikes. I have seen some very rare models such as Cunninghams and Yeti C-26's get close to $15,000. High end and lower production brands and models go for big bucks. There is also a huge market in Europe for these bikes. Rare WTB parts from the 80's go for obscene prices. The difference between bmx collecting is that your average, run of the mill mountain bike has little collectibility. It is the stuff that was expensive back in the day that is desirable now, as people want to have the stuff they couldn't afford or only saw in magazines.

As you said, a 20 year old Trek ain't worth anything.

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#96 2015-06-29 6:19pm

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laxboy wrote:

There is certainly collector market for mountain bikes. I have seen some very rare models such as Cunninghams and Yeti C-26's get close to $15,000. High end and lower production brands and models go for big bucks. There is also a huge market in Europe for these bikes. Rare WTB parts from the 80's go for obscene prices. The difference between bmx collecting is that your average, run of the mill mountain bike has little collectibility. It is the stuff that was expensive back in the day that is desirable now, as people want to have the stuff they couldn't afford or only saw in magazines.

As you said, a 20 year old Trek ain't worth anything.

What about Mantis,they were pretty cool and ahead of there time,Flying V,first to do Elevated chain stays,2 pc frame like Auburn,front half aluminum rear chromoly.I use to ride with Richard Cunningham the owner from time to time.They were the bike to have in the mid to late 80's

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#97 2015-06-29 7:00pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

king stinger wrote:

laxboy wrote:

There is certainly collector market for mountain bikes. I have seen some very rare models such as Cunninghams and Yeti C-26's get close to $15,000. High end and lower production brands and models go for big bucks. There is also a huge market in Europe for these bikes. Rare WTB parts from the 80's go for obscene prices. The difference between bmx collecting is that your average, run of the mill mountain bike has little collectibility. It is the stuff that was expensive back in the day that is desirable now, as people want to have the stuff they couldn't afford or only saw in magazines.

As you said, a 20 year old Trek ain't worth anything.

What about Mantis,they were pretty cool and ahead of there time,Flying V,first to do Elevated chain stays,2 pc frame like Auburn,front half aluminum rear chromoly.I use to ride with Richard Cunningham the owner from time to time.They were the bike to have in the mid to late 80's

The Valkyrie from Mantis was and is my favorite MTB design.  Kind of a Quadangle feel to it.

http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae164/machosouza/ValkyrieSide_zpscl74ckgz.jpg

Cunningham was a genius.  He dropped so many cool innovations in the late 80's/early 90's, it's nuts.


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#98 2015-06-29 7:03pm

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Mantis is highly sought after, as he was a big innovator. His bikes from the 80's go for big bucks.

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#99 2015-06-29 7:57pm

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socaldude wrote:

king stinger wrote:

laxboy wrote:

There is certainly collector market for mountain bikes. I have seen some very rare models such as Cunninghams and Yeti C-26's get close to $15,000. High end and lower production brands and models go for big bucks. There is also a huge market in Europe for these bikes. Rare WTB parts from the 80's go for obscene prices. The difference between bmx collecting is that your average, run of the mill mountain bike has little collectibility. It is the stuff that was expensive back in the day that is desirable now, as people want to have the stuff they couldn't afford or only saw in magazines.

As you said, a 20 year old Trek ain't worth anything.

What about Mantis,they were pretty cool and ahead of there time,Flying V,first to do Elevated chain stays,2 pc frame like Auburn,front half aluminum rear chromoly.I use to ride with Richard Cunningham the owner from time to time.They were the bike to have in the mid to late 80's

The Valkyrie from Mantis was and is my favorite MTB design.  Kind of a Quadangle feel to it.

http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae16 … 74ckgz.jpg

Cunningham was a genius.  He dropped so many cool innovations in the late 80's/early 90's, it's nuts.

Cool,most the guys in the group we rode with were on Mantis,I remember that one,funny thing is i rode a Wicked Fat Chance from your neck of the woods.

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#100 2015-06-30 3:18am

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Three vintage MTB's I would love to own are:

1) Mantis Pro Floater. An early leader in full suspension
2) Fat Chance Yo Eddy. One of the best steel frames ever made.
3) Ibis Cousin It or Uncle Fester tandem.

I really want to find one of those tandems. smile


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