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Old 03-26-11, 11:25 AM
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Cool Show me your hybrid-ized rigid mountain bikes!

I think the title says it all. Show me your vintage/old/generally rigid mountain bikes that are performing street duty.

Here's my Raleigh Bighorn



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Old 03-26-11, 11:43 AM
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Mine's not that vintage, but just as hybridized.

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Old 03-26-11, 12:31 PM
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Not the first thread on this topic, but I always like another chance to show off my hybridized Marin Bobcat Trail. I picked it up back in 2010.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Mine's not that vintage, but just as hybridized.

No, that's old school. MTBs only date back to mid-eighties. Yours is from the mid-nineties.
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
No, that's old school. MTBs only date back to mid-eighties. Yours is from the mid-nineties.
The Stumpjumper debuted in 1981. Some of those Northern California boys were making pretty good numbers before then, even.

* my brake levers, shifters, rear wheel and rear derailer are from the late 80s, though.
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Originally Posted by Junior88 View Post
I think the title says it all. Show me your vintage/old mountain bikes that are performing street duty.

Here's my Raleigh Bighorn



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1980's ?
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Old 03-26-11, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
1980's ?
I think so. I haven't found out an exact date. If you could help me out, that would be awesome.

I changed the thread to be more accepting. Nice bikes guys!
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You might be able to look up date codes on some of your components at vintage Trek:
https://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You might be able to look up date codes on some of your components at vintage Trek:
https://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
Thanks so much! Using that site, I have dated the bike as a 1985.

Awesome
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Nice! Are the stem and bars one piece ('bull-moose" style)? The brake levers look like motorcycle levers. Many early mountain bikes did have motorcycle levers on them. I had Tomaselli levers on my 1986 Ross Mt. Hood (not stock).
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Nice bike! I had drop bars on my Ross Mt. Hood before I put flat bars (and the Tomaselli levers on it).
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Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
Nice! Are the stem and bars one piece ('bull-moose" style)? The brake levers look like motorcycle levers. Many early mountain bikes did have motorcycle levers on them. I had Tomaselli levers on my 1986 Ross Mt. Hood (not stock).
They are indeed bullmoose bars. I think they may be motorcycle levers, sure feel like it.

Hey Sixty, I've heard you might like my other bike:



1984 Kuwahara Sierra. My dad's baby he had since new.
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how about a roadified hybrid?
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I just whipped this one outa the shed the last time I rode it was about 20 years ago off course with the mandatory dust and cobwebs.
Its a genuine giant innova hybrid and would love to rebuild it.

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I feel left out and I want to play too.
I had this bike back in 1995 in Australia. That's the oldest hybridish bike I have pictures of.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
...Its a genuine giant innova hybrid and I HAVE to rebuild it.

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Fixed. Your obsession with bike building and spending money can't be broken. This can be next weekend's project.
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Originally Posted by Junior88 View Post
They are indeed bullmoose bars. I think they may be motorcycle levers, sure feel like it.

Hey Sixty, I've heard you might like my other bike:



1984 Kuwahara Sierra. My dad's baby he had since new.
These are really beautiful bikes that sat very high in Kuwahara's lineup and I can see the Fred Deeley sticker on the seat tube... Fred imported Kuwahara / Apollo bicycles into North America through Vancouver, B.C.

This was one I had a few years back that now lives with my friend... this is an '85 Siera Grande with dual Apollo / Kuwahara branding and "Siera" is how it is spelled out on the top tube.

Gorgeous bikes.

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Fixed. Your obsession with bike building and spending money can't be broken. This can be next weekend's project.

I risked my life dodging redback spiders getting that out. All it needs is a front wheel and shifters to ride, every thing else is there or maybe I can get some vintage campagnolo components.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
I had a few years back that now lives with my friend... this is an '85 Siera Grande with dual Apollo / Kuwahara branding and "Siera" is how it is spelled out on the top tube.

Gorgeous bikes.

That is quite gorgeous
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My early 90s Raleigh Tomahawk in various stages of evolution:



Currently being used as the family cruiser. Hoping to attach a tag-along bike for my son this year.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
That is quite gorgeous
I bought this grimy and dirty bike from a yard sale and after some hours of cleaning and polishing found this other bicycle underneath... it didn't have a scratch on it and virtually no wear to the drive train.

This was their top of the line bike in '84 (was an even nicer bike)and in '85 was close to their top model and was fitted with a full Deore Stag's Head group with a Deore cold forged crank and the beautiful Sansin high flange / Araya double walled wheels Kuwahara used on their better models.

This was about as nice a mountain bike you could buy in the mid eighties and was the last year friction derailleurs were used as in '86 Shimano introduced indexed shifters.
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For now, I've got this, a 1995 GT Pantera:


I have a 88'-89' Trek 8500 frame I'm gathering parts for. I think it should be very fast and light once I build it up, although I still have to decide on a few things like what type of handlebar setup I want.
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Old pic. I've since Dynohubbed and B&M Cyo-ed it as well as put on fatter road tires.
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For now, I've got this, a 1995 GT Pantera:


I have a 88'-89' Trek 8500 frame I'm gathering parts for. I think it should be very fast and light once I build it up, although I still have to decide on a few things like what type of handlebar setup I want.
I love GT bikes... they seem to hold up so well.

That Trek 8500 should be a rocket... these bikes just seem to want to go faster and faster but are so rigid that you really have to watch your tyre sizing and pressure lest you lose a few fillings.

Sold a similar Trek 7000 last fall and can see why they really blew the doors off the competition when they came out.
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