VINTAGE MOUNTAIN BIKES

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  1. Bendix

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    low end mid 90's unfortunately..... :(
     
  2. bikeriderx

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    That's ok...I don't have much into it...Off to CL it goes!! Or to Goodwill... :mrgreen:
     
  3. shirk

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    198? Norco Mountaineer.

    It's almost identical to the Norco Mountaineer SL I bought in 1987 when I was in grade 6. I cut lawns and saved up every penny I could to buy the bike, I was 10 years old. Ended up trading it in on my next bike a 1993 KHS Comp. I found this bike at a second hand shop here in Vancouver BC a couple years ago.

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    I actually raced this bike in an event on the infamous North Shore trails of Vancouver. Did my best to look the part of a vintage rider, complete with gardening gloves and hockey helmet.

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    In riding a particular tricky section of trail called "The Stairs of Despair" my brakes finally gave out. I sent a rear canti into the spokes and destroyed the wheel and pulled off a brake boss. On the fronts I had already lost a pad.

    The poor frame is in need of repair, some parts will be poached off it for a commuter build I am working. Some day I'll restore it to full glory.

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  4. bikeriderx

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    How's this for "vintage"?
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    It's actually a blast to ride! I think I'll doll 'er up a bit...
     
  5. 41DX

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    always enjoy when this thread pops back up.

    My latest rider:

    1984 Ritchey

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  6. Bendix

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    some day i'll stumble onto a vintage ritchey. sigh.............


    the words to describe how cool that is aren't allowed on this forum 8)
     
  7. bikeriderx

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    Really nice!
     
  8. 41DX

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    I gotta admit, Ritcheys are my favorite bike. I still have three of the five that have made it into my garage over the years. As much as I would love to have come across any one, I probably just paid too much for them all. My goal is still to find an early MountainBikes era one with original frame/fork/and bars.

    Someday.....
     
  9. alan67

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    1991 Roberts DB

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  10. thekid

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    :roll: NICE ROBERTS ! the Mountain bikes in the 80's & 90's were so cool !
     
  11. GreatWhite00

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    Man, that Bruiser is rad.
     
  12. Beau

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    90's American M-16, XTR, Ringle, Monitou III, American Classic polished post and more parts to come.

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  13. Beau

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    1983 Schwinn Sidewinder. The second year Schwinn made a MTB.

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    1990's Cannondale SM800 Trials bike.

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    198? Kona Fire Mountain, Joe Murray

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  14. tartosuc

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    That sm800 is more from 87 or 88...
     
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    91'Marin Team Issue...92' Trek 950... still my 2 main rides.. :mrgreen:

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  16. Walker

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    My 90's Rhygin Juke, handbuilt in Boston Mass, serial # 210..
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  17. Hammond Eggz

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    My first mtn. bike, a '91(?) Diamondback Ascent. Funny, the thing that first caught my eye about this bike was the three cables running down the top tube - it just looked so cool. And dig that metallic purple paint, baby! :mrgreen: (with blue graphics, of all things!)
    Loved it then, still love it now. The best handling, most fun MTB I've ever had. Full Deore LX components. Got the full titanium fasteners, Velo titanium rail saddle, Qrank ti bar, and assorted ZOOM ti finish parts treatment within a couple of years after I got it (with clear Ritchey grips so the ti bar would show full-length!), and who knows how many tires over the years, but still in great shape:
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  18. TheFlyingDingo

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    i LOVE that pink cannondale
     
  19. 41DX

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    Certainly one of the coolest aluminum frames ever . Awesome build. This was mine back in 1990:
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    And a 93 project recently picked up on the local CL:
     
  20. thekid

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    my 1996 PRO-FLEX[​IMG]
     

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