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Old 07-12-2006, 01:42 PM   #136
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PS - I dug around and found a pic of the old Trek.

Not bad. It'll make someone happy.

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Old 07-12-2006, 01:45 PM   #137
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I have a 1984 Schwinn High Sierra that was one of the first mass produced mountain bikes.....

Worth more today than when I bought it.

Pic of slightly modded one.



I live at the best pace in the world to ride it...At the Beach, The Bike Path is flat runs like 10 miles along the sand from Sunset to Newport, no cars or stop lights and and lotsa scenery...
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:55 PM   #138
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I have a 1984 Schwinn High Sierra that was one of the first mass produced mountain bikes.....

Worth more today than when I bought it.

Pic of slightly modded one.



I live at the best pace in the world to ride it...At the Beach, The Bike Path is flat runs like 10 miles along the sand from Sunset to Newport, no cars or stop lights and and lotsa scenery...

That's cool, I recall I had a ROSS (which actually used to make great MTN bikes, also one of the few companies that even did), thing was all chrome, and very trick parts. They had mountain names...(?)

Also had a Nishiki back in 83/84 MTN bike. People used to stop me and ask what the hell kind of bike that is...
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:59 PM   #139
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That's cool, I recall I had a ROSS (which actually used to make great MTN bikes, also one of the few companies that even did), thing was all chrome, and very trick parts. They had mountain names...(?)

Also had a Nishiki back in 83/84 MTN bike. People used to stop me and ask what the hell kind of bike that is...
Roommate in college had a Nishiki Alien. 'Interesting' bike.

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Old 07-12-2006, 02:15 PM   #140
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My first MTB was a Peterson (Rivendell) designed Bridgestone in 88.
The same model came with drop bars in 87.
I made many component changes and had front shocks on it for a couple years.

I rode the hell out of it for 12 years untill I got my DBR XR8.

Found a cool site with a bunch of old bstone info.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgestone/


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Old 07-12-2006, 03:44 PM   #141
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Not bad. It'll make someone happy.

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Didja notice the wide-ass handlebars on that thing?
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #142
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Didja notice the wide-ass handlebars on that thing?


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Old 07-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #143
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Bikes I lusted after when I was new to mtn biking:


Bridgestone MB-0 (and/or MB-1)


Stumpjumper

but NOT this color scheme

Yeti


Grove Innovations



Check out the size of that DT!!! AND its a STEEL bike!

all right, that's about it for now... back to making phone calls.

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Old 07-12-2006, 05:11 PM   #144
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http://skwidd.smugmug.com/photos/81151685-M.jpg

if you can't make up your mind between frame materials.

sorry for the shitty photo.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:42 PM   #145
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Well it looks like I got REAL LUCKY.

I'm not going steel aluminum, or carbon.

I found me a BASSO Titanium with all Dura Ace compos, and a brand new set of KSYRIUM mavic hubbed rims with bladed spokes.

Sweet. And all for the price of a nice dinner.

My Dad's heavy into cycling, so I call him and ask him what type I should buy/does he know anyone selling a good used. He just bought another super bike of sorts so he says I can have his Basso (technically hold onto it since he doesn't want to sell it but doesn't use it anymore).

I'll post pics tomorrow.

I'm riding in the am
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:10 AM   #146
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Well it looks like I got REAL LUCKY.

I'm not going steel aluminum, or carbon.

I found me a BASSO Titanium with all Dura Ace compos, and a brand new set of KSYRIUM mavic hubbed rims with bladed spokes.

Sweet. And all for the price of a nice dinner.

My Dad's heavy into cycling, so I call him and ask him what type I should buy/does he know anyone selling a good used. He just bought another super bike of sorts so he says I can have his Basso (technically hold onto it since he doesn't want to sell it but doesn't use it anymore).

I'll post pics tomorrow.

I'm riding in the am
Holy bajeebus.



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Old 07-15-2006, 01:32 AM   #147
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Congrats on the new bike. Ti is the way to go... unless you go steel. I won't even ride an AL bike unless it is fully suspended.

I'm looking for a new steel frame myself.

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I miss roots, rocks, mud, and leaves. Out here they don't got NONE of that!



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Yeah, but we've got wicked downhill almost everywhere out west.

You can get a lot more technical stuff with rocks and roots if you ride in the Sierras. Downieville, Rock Creek, 008, etc..

I'll admit though.. east coast riding is cool.. just not enough sustained downhills for me though.

As a member of the original Bike Magazine Heavy Pedal Tour in 2000 I rode a prototype Cannondale Lefty, a prototype Harro, and an Ellsworth AEON. I'd take a Kona, Rocky Mountain, or Ventana over any of them but they were free to ride and abuse.

I liked the Harro for all around and mostly downhill, it was a tank. The Cannondale could climb like a monster.. but I found it's geometry skittish on the high speed downhills. The Ellsworth AEON was a sweet ride but the company dicked over one of my friends; so, I mostly rode the Harro. I was bummed when we had to give em back.


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Old 07-15-2006, 01:51 AM   #148
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Well it looks like I got REAL LUCKY.

I'm not going steel aluminum, or carbon.

I found me a BASSO Titanium with all Dura Ace compos, and a brand new set of KSYRIUM mavic hubbed rims with bladed spokes.

Sweet. And all for the price of a nice dinner.

My Dad's heavy into cycling, so I call him and ask him what type I should buy/does he know anyone selling a good used. He just bought another super bike of sorts so he says I can have his Basso (technically hold onto it since he doesn't want to sell it but doesn't use it anymore).

I'll post pics tomorrow.

I'm riding in the am
A "Basso" you say. Does it come "loaded"?
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:34 AM   #149
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Holy bajeebus.




I know, crazy right.

I almost never asked him too? I figured he had a friend (he's prez of a big bike club) who might have a good deal....

He dropped it off last night, so I brought him and Mom out to dinner.

I forget what NEW bike he just purchased but i heard it was very expensive, and very light...


Basso just needs a good cleaning, new seat, maybe a new stem, and some bar tape. The Dura Ace is sick
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:56 AM   #150
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So I took it out for a spin this morning, and realized it's in desperate need of a few things. All new cables, full tune up, and most likey a new stem/repack of headset. Rear brake was locked shut from rusted cable.

So I dropped it off at the bike shop and rode the MTN bike instead.


Basso will be a refreshed mid week, psyched to start using it.
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