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Old 05-27-21, 03:30 AM
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[QUOTE=flangehead;22066081]I bought this from a neighbor and cleaned it up for my daughter to use.



1987 Schwinn Sierra

Sweet "Black Chrome"
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Just stumbled across this thread and thought I'd share my latest project - cross-post from the MTB forum I guess! I hope rebuilds of vintage/classic MTBs still count for this thread?!

A neighbor gave me a 1994 Specialized HardRock to do whatever I wanted to with it. Here's what I did...

Here's what it looked like when I got it:



Here's the glamour shots I took today to post it for sale. Hope you like how it turned out as much as I do!









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Old 05-27-21, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
Just stumbled across this thread and thought I'd share my latest project - cross-post from the MTB forum I guess! I hope rebuilds of vintage/classic MTBs still count for this thread?!

A neighbor gave me a 1994 Specialized HardRock to do whatever I wanted to with it. Here's what I did...

Here's what it looked like when I got it:



Here's the glamour shots I took today to post it for sale. Hope you like how it turned out as much as I do!









You did that to sell it?? It's fantastic!
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Old 05-27-21, 05:15 PM
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Old 05-28-21, 10:34 AM
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Here is my triple butted bridgestone mb4. I had it powder coated.
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Old 05-28-21, 10:39 AM
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Here is my rock hopper drop bar conversion. both are very smooth. This one needs just a little more seat post and then she will be perfect.
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Originally Posted by 36Chambers View Post
Here is my rock hopper drop bar conversion. both are very smooth. This one needs just a little more seat post and then she will be perfect.
I'm going to assume you are not trolling here: Captain Obvious says, "If you need more seatpost than that, the bike is waayyy too small for you."

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Old 05-28-21, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
You did that to sell it?? It's fantastic!
lol - well, I like a good project, and if I'm going to try to sell it, might as well really make nice for someone to shred on. Hopefully someone will snag it soon - I don't have any room in my garage to keep it!
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I just paid $50 for this 1991 Diamondback Apex. It’s too small for me but I couldn’t resist. Shimano Deore DX and Avenir components. I’ll probably clean it up and regrease it and sell it to a friend for $50 to get her back into bicycling.
Very nice bike. If she doesn't like the straight bar (i.e. anyone not a downhiller), a good swept bar would likely appeal. I love my V-O Porteur bar; I find it quite comfortable for longer rides.
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Old 05-29-21, 02:25 PM
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1989 Kona Cinder Cone

New paint, decals and clear coat. Mostly LX mountain parts. Avid Shorty 4 brakes. 3x8 friction shift.
Had no parts, just a frame and fork with half the paint gone. It lives again!










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Originally Posted by Crankstank View Post
New paint, decals and clear coat. Mostly LX mountain parts. Avid Shorty 4 brakes. 3x8 friction shift.
Had no parts, just a frame and fork with half the paint gone. It lives again!










Not bad!

The Kona Cinder Cone in its natural habitat. Frame serial number points to Fairly manufacture in 1989.
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Old 05-29-21, 08:11 PM
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Gary Fisher Glitch Gumee as I got it yesterday and after some clean up
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Old 05-29-21, 10:29 PM
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^^^^^ Quick stem paint job?

I have one of those, frameset only, sitting in the basement; this reminds me that I REALLY should build it up. Do you think the Altus driveline and the linear pull brakes are original?
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Old 05-30-21, 05:41 AM
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^^^^^ Quick stem paint job?

I have one of those, frameset only, sitting in the basement; this reminds me that I REALLY should build it up. Do you think the Altus driveline and the linear pull brakes are original?
I painted the stem and bars, the bike had spent some time sitting outside before I got it. I have no idea what is original on the bike, someone put street tires on it so maybe more has been changed.
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Old 05-30-21, 12:35 PM
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1983 Ritchey Annapurna. More detail in a post about the bike.

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Fillet brazed goodness!
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Ross Mt Hood Hi Tech

Complete impulse purchase in November - dazed by chrome. Lol 😂
instead of a before picture just think “crud”.






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Alls you need is a chrome chain...nice example.
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Alls you need is a chrome chain...nice example.
Thanks 😊
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It's been a while since I've posted, so here's the current status of most of my vintage mountain bikes. There are plenty of others, but they haven't quite been refurbished yet. I've also got a couple of Stumpjumpers on the way for future projects. Always lots of projects going.

1993 Rockhopper


!984 Stumpjumper Sport XT


1991 Hardrock


1993 Hardrock


1990 Trek 950


1994 Trek 930
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Old 06-03-21, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by DQRider View Post
I'm going to assume you are not trolling here: Captain Obvious says, "If you need more seatpost than that, the bike is waayyy too small for you." .
That's kind of what I was thinking too?
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Old 06-04-21, 07:44 AM
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Here's a recent build on my end. 1986 Diamond Back Ascent.



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Old 06-04-21, 09:32 PM
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Here's a recent build on my end. 1986 Diamond Back Ascent.



wow I love it
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^^^^ +1, cockpit trifecta (bull moose, thumbies, motorcycle-style brake levers).
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Old 06-05-21, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
It's been a while since I've posted, so here's the current status of most of my vintage mountain bikes. There are plenty of others, but they haven't quite been refurbished yet. I've also got a couple of Stumpjumpers on the way for future projects. Always lots of projects going.


1994 Trek 930
What kind are those fenders and where did you get them?
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