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Old 11-20-20, 04:10 PM
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90' Marin Pine Mountain. Full XT build.

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Old 11-20-20, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
90' Marin Pine Mountain. Full XT build.
Nice! I have the same bike, but with the neon pink rigid fork.
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Old 11-20-20, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
Nice! I have the same bike, but with the neon pink rigid fork.
I may be off on the year. I'm not finding the bike with 7speed xt thumbies anywhere. Looks like it would have been DX with triggers in 90.
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
I may be off on the year. I'm not finding the bike with 7speed xt thumbies anywhere. Looks like it would have been DX with triggers in 90.
I think 89 is correct. Iíll double check the date codes on my components, but I wanna say they where all 89 when I first tried looking up info. Mine is also full XT, originally 7 speed thumbies, but Iíve converted it into a drop bar setup.
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Old 11-21-20, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
I think 89 is correct. Iíll double check the date codes on my components, but I wanna say they where all 89 when I first tried looking up info. Mine is also full XT, originally 7 speed thumbies, but Iíve converted it into a drop bar setup.
Hey curbtender, I just checked and confirmed all the original components on my Pine Mountain are stamped "N" which equals 1989. Here's mine in current drop bar commuter mode.


1989 Marin Pine Mountain
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Old 11-21-20, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Updated pic of my '89 Apex. It's more road than trail. I absolutely love this bike and wouldn't trade it for any other mtb, vintage or modern.
Always thought that smoke paint scheme and straight fork just looked... right.
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Old 11-22-20, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
Picked up this 1994 Parkpre Team 925 for the wife as a new trail ride. I didn't know much about them, but they have a pretty cool history. Solid components and that classic 90's MTB look and colors. Should clean up nice and look like new.
All finished up and looks pretty good I think.

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Old 11-22-20, 09:36 PM
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so that's where all the karakorams got off to!!
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Old 11-23-20, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by squarenoise View Post
Hey curbtender, I just checked and confirmed all the original components on my Pine Mountain are stamped "N" which equals 1989. Here's mine in current drop bar commuter mode.


1989 Marin Pine Mountain
This came out fantastic. A lot of Marin paint schemes make me think of Landsharks, yours included.
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Old 11-23-20, 11:57 AM
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Klein Fervor

Here's my Klein! Considering that the Leader fork was manufactured by Control Tech, another Washington State brand, I have thought about how cool it would be to build this up with as many WA parts as possible... but that would get spendy pretty quick, so I'll probably just leave it close to its current state. Also I haven't gotten to ride it much since I bought it heading into fall and the fork needs a rebuild from Risse Racing.



So shiny...

So... radial

Maybe I'll post pics of my boxes of interesting parts at some point as well...
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Old 11-25-20, 07:10 PM
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I posted pics of this bike earlier in this thread, but it was in "street" configuration. I've got a cruiser for paved trails now, so I thought I'd put some off road tires back on this. Then I noticed the shift cables were rusty and I decided to rebuild it and install the bars/stem I had bought for it years ago but never installed.

Here's a "before" picture



And now it's current look. I finished it just in time to hang it back up for winter. I have ridden in the cold/snow, these days I choose not to. I don't like blackwall tires on it, but I couldn't find any "economy" gumwalls.


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Old 11-27-20, 08:36 PM
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Old 11-29-20, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by brandenjs View Post
All finished up and looks pretty good I think.

I worked in a shop in Colorado Springs back in 1993/1994 that sold these. I drooled over them plenty back then, and now I'm drooling again! This looks so lovely, you've done a great job!
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
I worked in a shop in Colorado Springs back in 1993/1994 that sold these. I drooled over them plenty back then, and now I'm drooling again! This looks so lovely, you've done a great job!
Agreed, super clean!
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Old 11-29-20, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
I worked in a shop in Colorado Springs back in 1993/1994 that sold these. I drooled over them plenty back then, and now I'm drooling again! This looks so lovely, you've done a great job!
Thanks, it's a cool piece of the 90's mtb boom. I'm not a huge fan of bar ends, but they seem to fit this one. Fun ride!
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Old 11-29-20, 08:13 PM
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Here is one I got this weekend Ladies Mongoose ATB from around 1985.
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Here's my '91 Bridgestone MB-2.
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Got this this morning from cl for $40. I'm more of a touring bike guy but wanted a trail bike if I found something interesting.

1989 Topanga
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Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
The Serial number is 19T62 there is no tet or tt on the bb shell.. So I'm not sure who built the frame.
I was under the impression that The Montare was tig welded.. But I'm just getting into this vintage thing... I think I'm going to have a problem
Zombie posts but I was looking at my old catalogs and looking at various serial numbers. 19T62 is a 1985 19 inch Chrome Yellow Mt Tam. You could have bought it at Fisher's Indian Summer sale in fall of 1985 as a bare frame for $459 (down from $609) or built out for $919 (down from $1185). Nice bike. I have a 1985 Comp (18C8) I have had since new and I also had a 1985 Montare I bought new but sold off long ago.

Now there are lots of errors in some of the posts about this bike and Fisher's in general. In 1985 (as per Fisher catalog) there were only four models available, two domestic filet brazed, the Comp and Mt. Tam (designated by a C or T in serial number) and the tig welded, Japanese-made Excalibur and Montare. Those are the only models in 1985 Fisher catalog (never seen a filet brazed Montare, no reason for one as it was the Japanese-built equivalent of Mt. Tam...just like the Excalibur was a Japanese-built Comp). Who made all the 85 Comps and Mt. Tams is a good question. Tom Teesdale comes into picture with Fisher about this time and his frames are indeed marked "TT" or "TET" which is separate from the serial number, generally off to one side of bottom bracket shell. I have seen more of his marks on 86-87 Fishers and his frames often don't have the fastback seat stays like you see on earlier Fishers. My 85 Comp lacks Teesdale's mark and it has fastback seat stays. Folks who have seen my 85 Comp tell me its one of Ritchey's though Ritchey broke from Fisher in 84. Around where I live (a few blocks from the original Kelly and Fisher shop in San Anselmo) you hear that Fisher still had Ritchey frames in 1985 which were painted and marked with new "Fisher MountainBikes" label with the silhouette of Mount Tamalpais behind the "FISHER" lettering. One line of evidence supporting this premise is that the flyer from the Indian Summer Sale (which includes a listing of bikes by model, size, serial number and year) includes several 1985 Mt. Everest models, a model not in 1985 catalog and also a model offered by Ritchey in 1985 (and when he was working with Fisher previously). The Fisher Everests I have seen all look like Ritchey's and they all had very high levels of fit and finish including custom CyclArt paint jobs (remember the Fisher Zebras, Tigers, and Camo jobs?). My 85 Comp also has a CyclArt paint job and the fit and finish equals that of my Ritchey Palo Alto tandem. Maybe Gary or Charlie can weigh in here.




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Old 11-30-20, 07:56 PM
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Here's my Klein!
Maybe I'll post pics of my boxes of interesting parts at some point as well...
Please do!
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Alpinestars CR D300

Not the most special, nor the sexiest name for a bike, but I like how this one rides, and for a mere 35 euros I couldnít let it slip by.
STX group set, a bit of rust but totally useable.

Soon enough it shall get the full strip down, and a little polish on the dull paint.





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Old 12-05-20, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by 3dvvitch View Post
Here's my Klein! Considering that the Leader fork was manufactured by Control Tech, another Washington State brand, I have thought about how cool it would be to build this up with as many WA parts as possible... but that would get spendy pretty quick, so I'll probably just leave it close to its current state. Also I haven't gotten to ride it much since I bought it heading into fall and the fork needs a rebuild from Risse Racing.



So shiny...

So... radial

Maybe I'll post pics of my boxes of interesting parts at some point as well...
Oooohhh...a Mert Lawwill ControlTech Leader Fork, as good as an excuse as any to go down the internet black hole to learn about Lawwill. His son is a Shimano Ambassador too I think. Great dude with big design skills to progress mountain biking through the ages.

The guy is a total stud and worth learning about:
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/now-th...wwill-dh6.html
https://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycl...and-innovator/
https://mmbhof.org/mert-lawwill/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mert_Lawwill
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no longer in the stable, but pics are forever... '93 MB-1


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