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#26 2015-01-17 5:45pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

highspd wrote:

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40 … G_2780.jpg

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40 … G_2781.jpg

Here is my 1990? Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo I bought new. I quickly destroyed the factory Suntour cassette rear hub. So I fell back on my BMX knowledge base and ordered Bullseye hubs.  Gave this bike to my brother in 2000 when I bought the Specialized shown below. 2000 Rockhopper. He never used the GF and I got it back last year. (future project?)

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40 … G_2782.jpg

I've always dug the Hoo Koo E Koo.  Not only is it a cool bike, but I love saying "Hoo Koo E Koo"!


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#27 2015-01-17 5:47pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

thewhitelarrybird wrote:

Fat Chance built with xtr m900, grafton cranks, velocity rims laced to ringle hubs, irc yeti tires, klein carbon bars. Killer retro build.

http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af2 … 9b88ca.jpg

Bought this frame from craigslist, never seen one, can't find much info about them. But built it up with mostly blue ringle stuff, kooka cranks, xtr m952, amp suspension fork.

http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af2 … ab5eee.jpg

yikes That Fat Chance is killer!


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#28 2015-01-17 7:16pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

LIVE TO RIDE wrote:

SKIRTPAT you SS yours?

It is now, I'll get some pics of it tomorrow


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#29 2015-01-17 10:56pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/DSCN1742_zpsf22e5090.jpg
http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/P7221191.jpg

88 GT Hybrid 24,mountain bike cruiser with GT Fork lifter stem and cool stock cruiser bars
http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/P2070434.jpghttp://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/P2070436.jpg

My king Sting wheels
http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/P2100459.jpghttp://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae125/kingstinger/P2100458.jpg

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#30 2015-01-18 5:07am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Very cool Hybrid.

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#31 2015-01-20 8:55am

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https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UmYuJyzVKz4/VK2pxhTcM7I/AAAAAAAAABE/EOyVXWWxzGY/w752-h564-no/100_2598.JPG
94 DB Topanga S.S. conversion. 35/17 gearing, Tru-Temper chro-mo main frame and fork. I've done a few city rides but nothing off road yet.

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#32 2015-01-20 9:39am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

That's a crazy lookin Nishiki frame Jeff,that GT is killer!!


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#33 2015-01-20 9:43am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

I was in a shop not long ago that is like a museum, loaded with nos Mountain Bikes & frame sets and parts.


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#34 2015-01-20 1:35pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

I have a 1995 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo Grateful Dead Bike and 1996 Fisher Klunker - both are NOS in their original boxes.  I don't know if anyone wants pictures of carboard. 

Also have a 1995 Gary Fisher Cronus which I rode (and still ride) the crap out of.  The frame, Judy XC fork, seat and post are the original parts.  Wheelset is Spinergy Superstiffs. I can get a pic over the next few days of this bike.

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#35 2015-01-20 4:00pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Nevets wrote:

I have a 1995 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo Grateful Dead Bike and 1996 Fisher Klunker - both are NOS in their original boxes.  I don't know if anyone wants pictures of carboard. 

Also have a 1995 Gary Fisher Cronus which I rode (and still ride) the crap out of.  The frame, Judy XC fork, seat and post are the original parts.  Wheelset is Spinergy Superstiffs. I can get a pic over the next few days of this bike.

yikes WOW.  That's a nice stash.


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#36 2015-02-01 8:19pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Wheres all the 80s mountain bikes!!??
My wifes Mongoose ATB,Just gotta find the seat!   lol

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/mnmhowes/DSCN5479_zpsc6b8d34b.jpg

My Diamondback that Ive been sittin on for a while

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk7/mnmhowes/DSCN5478_zps3f81afc2.jpg


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#37 2015-02-04 6:26pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

I still have my '95? Gary Fisher Paragon. Bought it new


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#38 2015-02-04 6:28pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Old green Giant ATX 870 with Rock Shox Indy SL.  I think its a 1990.


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#39 2015-04-10 12:19pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Here's mine.  Might be the only one like it in the USA.  I bought it brand new in 1992 at a bike shop in Fussa City Japan while I was stationed at Yakota AB in the Air Force.  The bike is all original; tires, grips, seat and all...  The only thing I added was the Cateye light (required for riding on an Air Force base in the dark. 

1992 Giant HardLine 7000.

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/matrutledg/Giant%20MTB/Giant%20Hardline%207000%20p02_zpsryy4j519.jpg 

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/matrutledg/Giant%20MTB/Giant%20Hardline%207000%20p03_zps7zp1dwv7.jpg

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/matrutledg/Giant%20MTB/Giant%20Hardline%207000%20p07_zpskvgnun0f.jpg

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/matrutledg/Giant%20MTB/Giant%20Hardline%207000%20p04_zpsaazo33y4.jpg

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd471/matrutledg/Giant%20MTB/Giant%20Hardline%207000%20p09_zps59imgp80.jpg

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#40 2015-04-10 2:21pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Do Japanese care if it was designed, or even made in the USA?

Seriously, just curious     smile


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#41 2015-04-10 5:57pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

My opinion of the Japanese people is that the younger generations have embraced westernization and probably wouldn't think much of that sticker, or might even think it was pretty cool.

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#42 2015-04-10 6:07pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

It's really hard to think that 1997 is vintage but I guess it has been 20 years passed.
Here is my 97 Cannondale Super V500. Early on it got the fork and bar swap to the next up model style. It has had a wheel change, seat, components upgrades and pedals. I have most of the original stuff but I like the way it is now. Fun bike still!
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/11804903685_4b4ddcd518_b.jpg


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#43 2015-04-10 8:18pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

This is a great thread! Looking at these photos brings me back to when I obsessed over mountain bikes. I have, and still ride my 1995 Team Marin. Only bought one bike and never plan to buy another as this one fits like a glove. Not much is still original as I thrashed it pretty hard. I will post up pics soon.

Anybody ride the Grip Shift still? I still love it over any other shifter set-up.


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#44 2015-04-11 11:39am

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

soulride...My wife and I still have our Gripshifts on our mtbs. I ride a '97 Stumpjumper and my wife rides a '96 Rockhopper. They both still have the Rock Shox Quads. big_smile

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#45 2015-04-11 5:23pm

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My bike above came stock with the grip shift, I liked them okay but found I would slip gears here and there when hitting rough terrain. Changed them out and have no interest in going back. Neat idea but found them to be sensitive for off road.


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#46 2015-04-11 7:18pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

JPinFL wrote:

soulride...My wife and I still have our Gripshifts on our mtbs. I ride a '97 Stumpjumper and my wife rides a '96 Rockhopper. They both still have the Rock Shox Quads. big_smile

Awesome! The stumpjumper would have been my next choice had I not picked up the Marin. I really like those. That is great that your shocks are original and still working too. I put a Manitou on mine shortly after buying and it seized up on me 5 or 6 years ago. Still haven't changed it out but will keep it rigid with the original fork when I do.

DamageInc - Mine were pretty tight and you had to twist them with decent amount of force. Also, I rode the outside of my bars so it wasn't a problem for me.


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#47 2015-04-11 11:19pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae32/scrumblero/IMG_20101221_091522.jpg


91 Marin, 92 Trek and just got an 86 Jamis.

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#48 2015-04-14 9:04pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Here's my Photo page of my MTB rebuilds:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/114830499@N08/sets/

I like to take very early MTB frames and redo them with modern upgrades.  I usually re-do a few braze ons, and build up the bike with my idea of what makes them a great bike.

There's a 1982 Omega MTB 1800 in there that I found in a trash pile and turned into my winter commuter.  Fatty tires, polished aluminum fenders, and lots of silver with a new light blue metallic paint job with silver lettering.  The lettering was a font I created from a 1922 silver dollar.  I love the way it looks.  I used the silver dollar as a head badge and named the bike "Liberty".  I think it has a beautiful 1940s silvery diesel punk kind of look.  I love riding it.  It's a tank, and perfect for my 8 mile commute on bike paths through the woods in the dark in Nov-Feb.

The 1982 Diamondback Ridge Runner has a new chain stay protector brazed on, and I replaced the rear derailleur cable stop so I could use a modern derailleur.  The Ridge Runner had a funky front-pull derailleur that made it hard to use anything but a retro derailleur.  I found a new in box MTB Bull moose stem and handlebar, and built up new wheels.  The paint job uses the same font as the winter bike.  As you can see, It has a bumblebee theme.  I built this up as a pure trail bike for exploring the Sierras (I live in Folsom, CA).  It's definitely light and rugged.

Both bikes have new cable stops.  I don't like the look of the "whole cable sheath" routed though loops, so I filed off the loops and put stops on.

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#49 2015-04-14 9:11pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Oh yeah.  The ridge runner frame came without a fork, so I had a really cool fork built for it by Joel at Clockwork Bikes.  It's a perfect addition.

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#50 2015-04-15 6:09pm

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Re: Vintage mountain bikes.Whos gottem??

Very cool bikes, Sam. Love the little touches.

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