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Old 12-30-22, 10:17 PM
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IDK if this is vintage enough. But it's a 26" hardtail. These were limited production from Ellsworth in 2006.
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Old 01-02-23, 11:11 AM
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It blows me away how awesome Klein frames looked like! They were well ahead of their time. No matter one's opionion about internal cable routing.
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@steine13, and here's my RockHopper Sport from 1992!



Getting ready to start the Critical Mass ride.
​​​​​​​I love the paint they chose for this era of the RockHopper. I recently picked up a fully stock 1995 RockHopper Ultra in the more subdued Avocado color.

What's your opinion on the DTH tires? I want to replace my knobby tires with something slicker for the pavement and these are high on my list.
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Old 01-04-23, 08:39 AM
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I have a 1995 Rockhopper in avocado. I put 1.75 Schwalbe Land Cruisers on. They roll smooth on pavement and give me stability when exploring gravel roads and dirt trails. I haven't ridden my road bike since the improvements to the Rockhopper.

Check to see if your crank arms are covered by the Shimano recall. Mine were and I got a new group set, FD, and chain for free including installation at the local Specialized dealer. Google Shimano crank arm recall for information on how to proceed. Because it's a recall, not a warranty issue, it doesn't expire.


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Old 01-04-23, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by VanCityNovice View Post
​​​​​​​I love the paint they chose for this era of the RockHopper. I recently picked up a fully stock 1995 RockHopper Ultra in the more subdued Avocado color.

What's your opinion on the DTH tires? I want to replace my knobby tires with something slicker for the pavement and these are high on my list.
I love my DTHs; fast and squishy, and they look awesome! The cool thing about the Princess's paint job is that it's possibly the world's most subtle fade; I think they simply put black primer on the back and white on the front. Took me weeks to realize it wasn't just lighting.

I'd love to see pics of your Ultra!
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
I love my DTHs; fast and squishy, and they look awesome! The cool thing about the Princess's paint job is that it's possibly the world's most subtle fade; I think they simply put black primer on the back and white on the front. Took me weeks to realize it wasn't just lighting.

I'd love to see pics of your Ultra!
​​​​​Wow, that's a fun fact! How did you figure that one out?




The ultra looks like this right now but I'm planning on throwing some CrMo Siskiyou bars on it once I retire it for the summer.
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Old 01-04-23, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by VanCityNovice View Post
​​​​​Wow, that's a fun fact! How did you figure that one out?
Looking at photos. If you look at the pic I posted, the back half does look a bit darker.

What a gorgeous Ultra! Is it a bit small, or do you like the aero position?
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Old 01-04-23, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Looking at photos. If you look at the pic I posted, the back half does look a bit darker.

What a gorgeous Ultra! Is it a bit small, or do you like the aero position?
That's fair, I never would have guessed that's how they accomplished it though.

Uh oh, is the seat position that bad? Somehow it seems to feel pretty good when I ride, but I might have to look into a frame swap, haha.
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Old 01-04-23, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by VanCityNovice View Post
That's fair, I never would have guessed that's how they accomplished it though.

Uh oh, is the seat position that bad? Somehow it seems to feel pretty good when I ride, but I might have to look into a frame swap, haha.
Nah, if you like it, ride it. The primer thing is purely speculation.
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Old 01-07-23, 02:52 PM
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Old 01-09-23, 11:14 PM
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Old 01-11-23, 10:44 AM
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Here's my Serotta Colorado ATX. Original paint. Such a smooth ride.


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Old 01-11-23, 11:25 AM
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That's a real beauty.
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Old 01-11-23, 11:28 AM
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Hard Rock - Winter Tires SO FUN!
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Old 01-11-23, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DCilliams View Post
Here's my Serotta Colorado ATX. Original paint. Such a smooth ride.


Amazing paint job!
I presume those are Rene Herse/Compass tyres? Looks lush!
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Old 01-11-23, 12:22 PM
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Old 01-11-23, 12:25 PM
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cool! what is that bracket on the seat post?
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cool! what is that bracket on the seat post?
It's called a "Hite Rite" and is basically a manual dropper post
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Trek 920 CL Find

1994? Triple butted OX CRO-Mo frame
Perfect paint, everything works perfectly
Infrequently ridden and always garaged
$100
Due for a clean/polish/overhaul/consumables

Trek 920
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1994? Triple butted OX CRO-Mo frame
Perfect paint, everything works perfectly
Infrequently ridden and always garaged
$100
Due for a clean/polish/overhaul/consumables

Trek 920
The font on the Trek downtube decal suggests later than 96. The wishbone stay supports that theory. Maybe 98 - 99 if I were a guessing man. Date codes can guide you in the right direction, as will the serial number. Probably on the bottom of the bottom bracket. Either way, dang that's a nice bike! I think these were the very last of the US made frames.
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Old 01-12-23, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
The font on the Trek downtube decal suggests later than 96. The wishbone stay supports that theory. Maybe 98 - 99 if I were a guessing man. Date codes can guide you in the right direction, as will the serial number. Probably on the bottom of the bottom bracket. Either way, dang that's a nice bike! I think these were the very last of the US made frames.
1998 as far as I can tell. So strange to see a quill stem on a decent bike so late in MTB history. Rigid fork is kinda strange for that era too.
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Re: Trek 920 CL Find

I couldn’t find much online info about the 920’s. Will have to clean off the serial # and look it up. I bought it from the original owner and the only apparent mod was a set of haro pedals and removal of the dork disc…

Will circle back and post what the serial # reveals. It’s really a sweet bike with very little wear.
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