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Old 03-10-12, 02:11 AM
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Nice looking bike.
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Old 03-10-12, 03:02 AM
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Love the concept, bet she's fastest in her class. I decided that rather than wheel swapping, just get an inexpensive SS/FG.
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Old 03-10-12, 05:53 AM
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Specialized Rock Combo with 650Bs
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Old 03-12-12, 05:00 AM
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Nice conversion! Are there room for even bigger tires like the 42mm Hertre's with mudguards?
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Old 03-12-12, 07:27 AM
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Oops, sorry for through double post. I just caught that.
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Old 03-12-12, 03:42 PM
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RockCombo's were not conversions! They came from the factory with drop bars (Dirt drops, I believe) and bar end shifters. They are among the neatest bikes ever made, if you ask me.
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Old 03-12-12, 05:38 PM
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Got it tightened up and ridable (took a tire, a chain, a bottom bracket and about an hour of wrenching)-



I love this thing, I'm keeping it, got the matching XT RD [to the FD] coming tomorrow. I forgot how simple the fun was with toeclips, barends and thumb shifters.
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Old 03-12-12, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
Got it tightened up and ridable (took a tire, a chain, a bottom bracket and about an hour of wrenching)-



I love this thing, I'm keeping it, got the matching XT RD [to the FD] coming tomorrow. I forgot how simple the fun was with toeclips, barends and thumb shifters.
Oh man, I always wanted one of those. It looks beautiful!
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Old 03-12-12, 05:49 PM
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1986 Bridgestone MB-1. As my habit, I've taken good care of it. It's nearly stock, with only the normal parts that wear have been replaced.

I changed the stem and bars a couple of years after I bought it new. Note the hidden rear brake - a short lived fad. Street tires on it here:

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Old 03-12-12, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeRinger View Post
Oh man, I always wanted one of those. It looks beautiful!
Heh, thanks, it was waiting outside the CoOp I work at a couple weeks back, donated, and seeing how it was my size and I hadn't yet claimed one for my own, I adopted it. I have about $50 in it at the moment (there are some parts on there I had lying around- shifters, levers, saddle), I'm really happy the way luck led me on this one.
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Old 03-12-12, 11:03 PM
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Not my bike but I had to take a pic cuz you sure don't see these everyday.

Panasonic Mountain Cat:


Panasonic Mountain Cat by Lester Of Puppets, on Flickr
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Old 03-12-12, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Not my bike but I had to take a pic cuz you sure don't see these everyday.

Panasonic Mountain Cat:


Panasonic Mountain Cat by Lester Of Puppets, on Flickr
yea definitely something i dont see everyday:

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Originally Posted by jmccain View Post
1986 Bridgestone MB-1. As my habit, I've taken good care of it. It's nearly stock, with only the normal parts that wear have been replaced.

I changed the stem and bars a couple of years after I bought it new. Note the hidden rear brake - a short lived fad. Street tires on it here:

yummy.. don't normally like red bikes but that looks really clean
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Old 03-13-12, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
RockCombo's were not conversions! They came from the factory with drop bars (Dirt drops, I believe) and bar end shifters. They are among the neatest bikes ever made, if you ask me.
I'm fairly certain by 'conversion' they mean swapping the original 26" wheels to 650b...being that they also asked about tire size clearance. So, yeah.
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Old 03-13-12, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jmccain View Post
1986 Bridgestone MB-1. As my habit, I've taken good care of it. It's nearly stock, with only the normal parts that wear have been replaced.

I changed the stem and bars a couple of years after I bought it new. Note the hidden rear brake - a short lived fad. Street tires on it here:


This thing is gorgeous. It's just so clean and simple. Very elegant. If it had some more rack mounts it would make an amazing touring conversion.
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Old 03-13-12, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
I'm fairly certain by 'conversion' they mean swapping the original 26" wheels to 650b...being that they also asked about tire size clearance. So, yeah.
Ah. Missed the 650b bit. Must have gotten all red in the eyes when someone called a RockCombo a conversion and it blurred my vision. Either way, they are cool cool bikes.
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Old 03-15-12, 02:54 PM
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Reposting since I decided to strip my 1991 Klein Pinnacle to the bare necessities from this:



To this:

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^ yum
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Old 03-16-12, 06:45 AM
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I think in those days Klein only made two models - the Pinnacle and the higher end Adroit. Someone correct me if I've got it wrong... Very tasty indeed Slammin.
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I think in those days Klein only made two models - the Pinnacle and the higher end Adroit. Someone correct me if I've got it wrong... Very tasty indeed Slammin.
Don't for get the Fervor, we still have 2 complete NOS Fervor's & a Pinnacle & 2 Fervor frame sets in stock at the shop I work at. One of the Fervors is full XT 7spd with the Mission Control handle bars & I think the other one is 7spd LX, we also have 2 new pair of Mission Control handle bars left. We have quite a few NOS Mountain Bikes & frames left over from the late 80's to the mid 90's that just didn't sell even with the pricing being half off. I was going to build up a NOS Cannondale 3.8 with a Pepperoni fork this summer but I have been thinking of the Pinnacle instead.

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Picked this one up last Sunday. Needs a good cleaning, a little stem adjustment and I'm going to put slicks and a new saddle on it, but it's neat. 1988 Schwinn Project KOM:
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Mid-80s Japanese Bianchi Grizzly (just this side of rideable for me, sizewise):


I posted this one a while back, but here's my everyday rider, a 1985 Panasonic Pro-ATB:


By the way, here's an unsolicited testimonial for Forte Gotham tires. I've had a pair on my Italian-made Grizzly for several years with nary a flat, and had them on the heavily-used Panasonic for the last year with the same result. They run well, look good and are inexpensive and tough as nails.
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Originally Posted by The MAX View Post
This thing is gorgeous. It's just so clean and simple. Very elegant. If it had some more rack mounts it would make an amazing touring conversion.
Old Bridgestones are great candidates for this. My MB-2 posted earlier in this thread is my townie/tourer and is wonderful in that role.
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Old 03-16-12, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
Got it tightened up and ridable (took a tire, a chain, a bottom bracket and about an hour of wrenching)-



I love this thing, I'm keeping it, got the matching XT RD [to the FD] coming tomorrow. I forgot how simple the fun was with toeclips, barends and thumb shifters.
Oh wow...

Adding this to my list of bikes I would love to have. I agree with you on the fun of an old rigid bike with thumbies.
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Originally Posted by Glennfordx4 View Post
Don't for get the Fervor, we still have 2 complete NOS Fervor's & a Pinnacle & 2 Fervor frame sets in stock at the shop I work at. One of the Fervors is full XT 7spd with the Mission Control handle bars & I think the other one is 7spd LX, we also have 2 new pair of Mission Control handle bars left. We have quite a few NOS Mountain Bikes & frames left over from the late 80's to the mid 90's that just didn't sell even with the pricing being half off. I was going to build up a NOS Cannondale 3.8 with a Pepperoni fork this summer but I have been thinking of the Pinnacle instead.

Glenn
That Pinnacle gave me an instant high. Wow can you PM me what your shop is asking for it and where you are located I might have to stop in when I'm in the area. As for the 91 models there was the Pinnacle, Rascal, Attitude and Adroit, with the pricing following the same order $$$ to $$$$. Rascal was formerly Top Gun which debuted in 1989 until Klein got slapped by Paramount Pictures because of the movie of the same name.

Here is my newest Pinnacle 88 XCD still need to clean and strip her. Note the rear brake under chain stays and BMXish geometry.


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Glenn, those are MC2's and not MC1 correct? The Pinnacle XCD had Sakae stem riser roller. A Mission Control with noodle would be a sweet upgrade.
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