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Old 04-12-20, 02:19 PM
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Fully Mission Capable

I've added a front rack to my Peugeot Canyon Express, which I have dubbed "La Bte" (The Beast), and that has transformed this bike from a historic novelty into a fully mission-capable transport for precious commodities.



The rack seems perfectly suited to hold a 12-pack of beer or two 4-packs of bicycle-themed, locally-brewed cider:



The big tires, inflated to only 40psi, soak up the bumps well enough to prevent the dreaded spray when you pop the top. It's nice to be able to put this noble French steed to work.

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Bianchi Super Grizzly

Bianchi Super Grizzly & DB Ascent EX

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I've added a front rack to my Peugeot Canyon Express, which I have dubbed "La Bte" (The Beast), and that has transformed this bike ...
That's such a beautiful, well-sorted ATB right there. Love all the photos you've posted of the thing.
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Old 04-13-20, 07:35 AM
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Here is another vintage MTB. I recently completed the restoration, which honestly, was easy. This bike was in great conditions. Unfortunately, it is too small for me. Too bad because it rides really well.

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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
I've added a front rack to my Peugeot Canyon Express, which I have dubbed "La Bte" (The Beast), and that has transformed this bike from a historic novelty into a fully mission-capable transport for precious commodities.



The rack seems perfectly suited to hold a 12-pack of beer or two 4-packs of bicycle-themed, locally-brewed cider:



The big tires, inflated to only 40psi, soak up the bumps well enough to prevent the dreaded spray when you pop the top. It's nice to be able to put this noble French steed to work.

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Lovely bike, so nicely done. My Paris Express is the bike that got me back into riding eight years ago. It was my all-rounder for a while, but now it's been set up for errands and such. It's a little more lower-end than yours, but it's one of the French-made ones, it has a 21.1 stem and a Swiss-threaded BB. It's probably the most hassle-free of all the bikes I own. Anyways, like others have said, beautiful treatment there of a bike that really deserves it.
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Old 04-13-20, 08:16 AM
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Here’s a quick updated picture of my 93 Rockhopper. Now with a matching basket bag from Carsick Designs to fit my Wald 137 basket.


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Just added to my vintage collection. This is very rare to find in this condition. Look at the decals!!!



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Old 04-14-20, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
I've added a front rack to my Peugeot Canyon Express, which I have dubbed "La Bte" (The Beast), and that has transformed this bike from a historic novelty into a fully mission-capable transport for precious commodities.

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The rack seems perfectly suited to hold a 12-pack of beer or two 4-packs of bicycle-themed, locally-brewed cider:

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The big tires, inflated to only 40psi, soak up the bumps well enough to prevent the dreaded spray when you pop the top. It's nice to be able to put this noble French steed to work. .
That's a good looking bike. Question for those of you with front racks. Does it affect your steering much when loaded, or is it not noticeable? Reason I ask, is I've considered getting one for my Diamond Back. I have a rear rack with bag, but haven't committed to a front rack yet.
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Old 04-15-20, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
That's a good looking bike. Question for those of you with front racks. Does it affect your steering much when loaded, or is it not noticeable? Reason I ask, is I've considered getting one for my Diamond Back. I have a rear rack with bag, but haven't committed to a front rack yet.
I find that it definitely affects the steering. I had my front rack loaded up with about 17 or 18 pounds of groceries today, and it was pretty noticeable. Certainly not manageable, but steering accuracy was reduced. I still greatly prefer it over a rear rack though.
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I find that it definitely affects the steering. I had my front rack loaded up with about 17 or 18 pounds of groceries today, and it was pretty noticeable. Certainly not manageable, but steering accuracy was reduced. I still greatly prefer it over a rear rack though.
Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. Now to figure out what rack would work well with shocks.
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Old 04-15-20, 10:43 PM
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Ever wondered what an 89 IBOC Pro looks like naked, no? Neither did I but here's one anyway...

It looks a well put together frame. The original paint was beaten so stripping it really let's me see all the tin worm, more than can be seen in photos.





Good to see another IBOC being saved! keep us updated on the progress

heres my 1992 Pro (complete with Loopstays and Tolberone Top Tube!)
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Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Good to see another IBOC being saved! keep us updated on the progress

heres my 1992 Pro (complete with Loopstays and Tolberone Top Tube!)
I've had a closer look on pedal room at your bike. A very different beast indeed to the steel bikes.
My frames been cleaned up and primer sprayed so far. Just waiting on a new finer air cap for my gun to continue progress atm.
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Old 04-16-20, 02:31 PM
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Here is my 1992 Serotta T-Max...







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Edit Added: Thought I would add some specs, if anyone cares. These pics are about 6 years old after I first built it; but this is my normal MTB rider and not much worse for wear. I don't build bikes to re-create an original as few original bikes can't be improved upon. I like the old stuff and I build them the way I want to; and with good components without paying "vintage" NOS prices. The Serotta is quick and handles great (41" WB) even with the longer Marzocchi fork. Weighs 28lbs complete with pump.

DX-650 hubs to Matrix Mt. Titan rims.
B-124 crank, (have an XT-730 that I will throw on one day), 24/34.
Marzocchi Z-3 Fork with 1" steerer and hard to find cable hanger.
XTR Canti's.
XT-760 RR rear derailleur, XT-737 front derailleur.
STX-RC 8 speed shifter to re-spaced 7 speed cassette.
Suntour XCD 4050 thumb (palm) shifter.
120mm Salsa stem.

It now has MG-1 pedals and a Spot chainring guard.

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Old 04-16-20, 05:45 PM
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Iron Horse, not mine but getting an overhaul from me. Pretty cool, pretty heavy at 30.5lb. but seems well made, says full CR-MO, A frame, forged rear DO's, Exage hubs and FD, Altus RD, crank, shift/levers. Made in Taiwan.

Love this color and would have really liked to see it when it was new.

New seat, pedals, grips, tires and probably chain, cables, grease, etc.

Seems like Iron Horse devolved to Wally world level and I kind of thought that's all they really ever were until the fairly nice road bike showed up in "looking for" thread a couple weeks ago and now this so they started with somewhat good intentions but......

Only a couple pics turned out, I'll get more, maybe.



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That is a great looking bike. What brakes are those?
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First good ride on the 95 Hardrock in more than a few years. Im exhausted!


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That is a great looking bike. What brakes are those?
Thanks! Everything still stock.

Think these are Shimano BRM501
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Old 04-16-20, 09:24 PM
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Early to mid 90s? Kona Lava Dome that my wife bought me for my birthday oh so many years ago. Having Suntour should help age it. Sorry it's so dirty, but it is lovingly used! Derailleurs, wheels, brakes and shifters are original or replaced by identical parts. Stem and crank are recent replacements to my aging body (higher bars and lower gears).





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I'm not a mtb guy, but I do have a pretty nice Trek 800 Antelope that I use with the kids when riding around campgrounds and such.
I saw this Haro Extreme on CL for $20 (and less than a mile from my house), and figured I should buy it. Early 1988, Tange MTB tubing, Shimano Deore XT throughout, everything except the saddle is 'date correct'. The guy rode it to meet me when I bought it. I rode it around my back yard and it seemed pretty nice. It is rather ratty, but has been cleaning up well so far. It's ~5 lbs lighter than my Trek, so I think the Trek will be sold off.



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I'm not a mtb guy, but I do have a pretty nice Trek 800 Antelope that I use with the kids when riding around campgrounds and such.
I saw this Haro Extreme on CL for $20 (and less than a mile from my house), and figured I should buy it. Early 1988, Tange MTB tubing, Shimano Deore XT throughout, everything except the saddle is 'date correct'. The guy rode it to meet me when I bought it. I rode it around my back yard and it seemed pretty nice. It is rather ratty, but has been cleaning up well so far. It's ~5 lbs lighter than my Trek, so I think the Trek will be sold off.
My daughter lives on Haywood near the interstate exchange there. She was working at West Asheville Market until they had to cut hours a couple of weeks ago. I love that area. She is about to move to Hendersonville, though.
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Bianchi Super Grizzly & DB Ascent EX

Oooh, color me jealous of your Super Grizzly. 👍 Ive seen a few in decent shape, but never tall enough. 😒😉
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Oooh, color me jealous of your Super Grizzly. 👍 Ive seen a few in decent shape, but never tall enough. 😒😉

Feast your eyes.
Like a lot of the old steel bikes in Canada, the Bianchi got a lot of time in storage.
Dirty but no rust. And too small for me but I couldn't resist it.
I have some new off-road bikes but still ride my old GT sometimes...
My wife likes the Bianchi a lot and is going to clean it up when the weather warms up.
It was minus 5˚ C this morning. That is 23˚ on the fahrenheit scale.
I put a rear carrier and a set of really smooth high-pressure 26 X 1.5" tires on the Super Grizzly and she just uses it for errands and casual road riding.







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Above 0 C is above 32 F, so not 23F more like 41
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My 93 (I think) Trek 950. The only mountain bike I have at the moment. I'm going to paint the lugs because lugs are amazing.




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Above 0 C is above 32 F, so not 23F more like 41

Right you are....

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