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Old 03-09-20, 05:11 PM
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I've change my Sakae to 42t single speed at the front. It's much less problematic and quieter which makes for a more enjoyable ride.


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Old 03-12-20, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
I've change my Sakae to 42t single speed at the front. It's much less problematic and quieter which makes for a more enjoyable ride.


Badass. You have any shots of the whole bike?
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Old 03-13-20, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by antmaster5000 View Post
Badass. You have any shots of the whole bike?
From a earlier discussion, I think this is jbchybridrider's 1989 Sakae Litage: Older Aluminum Bikes, show yours.
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Old 03-13-20, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post

Last is a Diamondback Apex. It belongs to a friend, but I'm doing some maintenance on it for him. Needs new cables, chain, and a new front derailleur. He commutes to work with it, so I'm trying to convince him on a set of road tires. Overall, it's a pretty sweet bike. A mix of Avenir and Shimano M735 Deore XT components.

Pardon my question here, but that looks like a Diamond Back Axis, not a Apex. Axis were higher end than the Apex's . Looks to be a 1991 model.

BTW, Nice stable of vintage MTB's there!
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Pardon my question here, but that looks like a Diamond Back Axis, not a Apex. Axis were higher end than the Apex's . Looks to be a 1991 model.

BTW, Nice stable of vintage MTB's there!
Oops. My bad. Definitely an Axis, and an Axis thatís giving me fits. The previous owner really cob jobbed it. Wrong length bottom bracket, and other such atrocities. Every time I think I have it working, I find something else wrong with it. Uggghhhhhhh. Wish me luck.
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Old 03-14-20, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
Oops. My bad. Definitely an Axis, and an Axis thatís giving me fits. The previous owner really cob jobbed it. Wrong length bottom bracket, and other such atrocities. Every time I think I have it working, I find something else wrong with it. Uggghhhhhhh. Wish me luck.
Sounds like you just need to strip it down and take nothing for granted when you reassemble it.
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Old 03-14-20, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Sounds like you just need to strip it down and take nothing for granted when you reassemble it.
Thatís a bit extreme. Taking something completely apart to ďfixĒ it, seldom fixes anything. Address the ďproblemĒ rather than disassemble the system. If, for example, there is a problem with the crank, address that problem but you donít need to remove the fork to do so. By all means go over the bike and assess what issues might be present but fix those issues and leave the rest of the bike alone.
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Old 03-14-20, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Thatís a bit extreme. Taking something completely apart to ďfixĒ it, seldom fixes anything. Address the ďproblemĒ rather than disassemble the system. If, for example, there is a problem with the crank, address that problem but you donít need to remove the fork to do so. By all means go over the bike and assess what issues might be present but fix those issues and leave the rest of the bike alone.
Yeah, sure, for the first time and the second time. If you find new stuff after the second time, you'll save time pulling it apart and putting it together correctly.
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Old 03-14-20, 12:41 PM
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Old 03-14-20, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
I donít know. I havenít yet found a 22 inch frame in a model I like, thatís in good condition. The 22 inch frames are rare as henís teeth where I live. Even finding 20 inch frames can be difficult.
That does seem to be the case, I see a lot of small frame mountain bikes around here too. Not sure why? Weight? Rigidity? Aggressive posture?

Needless to say, Iím happy to have found a Miyata with a nice large frame:

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I just bought this Gios and Olmo bike at an estate sale yesterday (saturday). It is in an excellent condition - as new in every aspect no scratch and too dusty. Unfortunately, both the Olmo and Gios are too small for me. I am still researching them. I plan to sell both in the near future (not necessarily together), but as a frame and fork or complete.

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Old 03-14-20, 06:51 PM
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Wow, that is one blingy mountain bike. I love the green headset on the red paint.
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Wow, that is one blingy mountain bike. I love the green headset on the red paint.
Yes. Indeed. its blingy in a tasteful way. The previous owner was a bike enthusiast. There were 3 other bikes, including a Pinarello, Wanta (never heard of this) and a Felt. Unfortunately, the asking prices were out of my spending plan. Unfortunately, it seems like the owner was a small guy (physically), but a big bike enthusiast/rider. I couldn't resist and thought I should buy it perhaps someone else who values bikes would get it from me. It is in excellent shape. When I got home, I immediately took photos and stored it in the attic until when I have enough time to surface clean the bike. I will post photos when tires are full of air and its cleaned - bring it out of its shell.

The bike is in excellent condition indeed - it pains me that I wont keep it. The seller through in 20 tubeless tires for free. Usually my wife does not even notice I have a new bike. This time she noticed it and questioned my spending :-)
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Originally Posted by antmaster5000 View Post
Badass. You have any shots of the whole bike?
Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
From a earlier discussion, I think this is jbchybridrider's 1989 Sakae Litage: Older Aluminum Bikes, show yours.
A few current shots from today with the new setup. Ive had another bike restored and sitting more than 5 months I haven't ridden yet, I'm just enjoying the Sakae so much.


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'88 Raleigh Technium "The Chill"

First year for The Chill, only year with the chainstay U brake and monopost seat stay. Picked up for $60 from my favorite CL seller. Added the new grips, seat and shorty fenders this week, awaiting some cushy street tires and I should be good!





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Seduced by Vintage MTBs

The first was this 1996 ParkPre Pro 825 that I acquired from my local community bike co-op, I found the 'Zokes DH3 fork in a box of susp forks in the corner, and the Deore crank in another box:



Then I found this Bianchi Super Grizzly Reparto Corse on Ebay, and given my pariality to Bianchi bikes, the ParkPre found a new owner and I acquired the Griz. Digging through my parts bin I found an early model Hayes Unique caliper that matched up perfectly with the caliper bosses on the 'Zokes Bomber Atom fork.


But, when a friend gifted me this 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp M2, that had hung un-used in this garage for 33yrs, I had to let go of the Super Griz to make room. The tires were cracked, so I replaced them with the period-correct Panaracer Smoke and Dart. Otherwise, its completely original:
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Originally Posted by tp4surf View Post
The first was this 1996 ParkPre Pro 825 that I acquired from my local community bike co-op, I found the 'Zokes DH3 fork in a box of susp forks in the corner, and the Deore crank in another box:



Then I found this Bianchi Super Grizzly Reparto Corse on Ebay, and given my pariality to Bianchi bikes, the ParkPre found a new owner and I acquired the Griz. Digging through my parts bin I found an early model Hayes Unique caliper that matched up perfectly with the caliper bosses on the 'Zokes Bomber Atom fork.


But, when a friend gifted me this 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp M2, that had hung un-used in this garage for 33yrs, I had to let go of the Super Griz to make room. The tires were cracked, so I replaced them with the period-correct Panaracer Smoke and Dart. Otherwise, its completely original:
Panaracer smoke and dart?! That's about 1/2 the value of the frame alone for Ebay prices!
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Early 90s Trek 970

Hi - found this bike on my local CL. Only thing I did was change the grips which were torn and wrapped in electrical tape. Maybe not the rarest beast but it's a beauty.
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But, when a friend gifted me this 1997 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp M2, that had hung un-used in this garage for 33yrs,
23, not 33 years old! You scared me for a second.
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Sold a couple of years ago...Iím over it...letís move on...
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My (rebuilt) 1994 Breezer Thunder.
I love that color scheme & where the white accents are located - great looking bike. I have a pair of Smokes too, but I wish the gumwall were a little larger.
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Picked up this 1991 Apex to keep me busy during quarantine. Came with a Mt Zefal frame pump which didn't make the photo.
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Been riding the Stumpjumper for my commutes during the pandemic.

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