VINTAGE MOUNTAIN BIKES

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  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Was looking through the First Flight Website and found a few really sweet early mountain bikes.

    Here are a few of my favorites...


    1986 Breezer Series III
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    1982 Specialized Stumpjumper
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    1982 Ritchey Sierra
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    1983 Fat Chance
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    1981 Bruiser
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    Those are cool. It is great that FirstFlight hopped on documenting the early MTB's. Don' t forget you can buy a new version of the Stumpjumper(classic).
    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-hardta ... 27crx.aspx

    I know where there is a Stumpjumper frame just like that one. I might have to pick it up for fun.
     
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    Thanks for the link, I started mountain biking in the early 80s and raced from 1984 until the early 90s. It kinda makes me feel a little old when the bikes I thought were state of the art are now "Vintage" :shock:
    Like when you are listening to the radio with your kids and the songs from your youth are on the oldies station :D
     
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    I wondered what it would take to buy one of those Stumpjumper remakes.

    It's kind of ironic in a sense...buying an old MTB for a really high price with outdated technology.

    If I had the dough and the space I'd like to own one. :D
     
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    i raced xc when i was an early teen.
    i had the first specialized rockhopper with front suspension.
    came out in 92 i think.

    rockhopper fs - stood for future shock. shock was made by rock shox.

    great bike. wish i still had it. ended up giving it to a girlfriend in college.
    DUMBA**!

    hah

    i put a crap-ton of miles on that thing.
     
  7. Rat Rod

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    It's a bummer that they went and put new looking cranks and derailleurs on that Stumpjumper.

    I guess if they only made 200 of them they had to go with what is available.

    Just think of the aftermarket popularity of a new set of cranks that look just like the vintage TAs or Suginos...the fixed gear crowd would eat them up.
     
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    I agree on all accounts. If you remember Hugo 's been on one of them. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8315&p=86501&hilit=specialized#p85837

    I wonder if he ended up with it.
     
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    These may not quite be "vintage" but were our first MTBs purchased mid 80s I believe. Both Nishiki Colorados, different years. One had the Biopace chainring.

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    MMM...... I think I have a early stumpjumper like that one in the photo. I'll have to take a closer look.
     
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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: sweet!!!
     
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    One promise...lose the seat and that rack...ha ha. :D
     
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    You dont like that fine ergonomic designed glutomous porportioner :p yeah it will have to go even though I will admit I have one on my Peugoet its not bad...maybe I shouldn't admit it my buddy at the bike shop says he would be afraid of getting something caught :shock: and the rack, I wouldn't miss it. But the cool shoulder harness is factory gotta stay.
     
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    Speaking of Peugeots... Here's one we bought as a retirement gift for my Dad so he could ride with us. Probably late 80s also.
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    Dan I swapped out the photo for Lora. We definitely know it was the 80s due to the hair.
     
  20. Rat Rod

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    Scanned a few cool ads from a 1984 issue of Fat Tire Flyer.

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