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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brauluver » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:03 pm

Got It :D

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Gness » Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:21 pm

My 1993 Bianchi Nyala with phat Schwalbe Big Apples :D

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:46 am

Thought I should post something productive on this good forum rather than trawl the for sale section and imo this thread is bumpworthy.
Here are the bikes I have found since getting back into riding after a huge break.
The Ground Control is my daily and the DBS is a slow moving project as a winter bike.
I really wanted the little Proflex to be the wifes bike but she much prefers the Barracuda so it was parted out a while ago, awesome bike though, I hope to find one in large one day.
Reading this forum and the UK retrobike forum I get the feeling that I'm not alone in the struggle to keep the bike population in the house in check.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby timbercomp » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:30 am

hey, nice rigs there!! That Barracuda looked very Breezer Twister-esque until enlarged. I like the specialized a lot.

Retrobike continues to redefine fanaticism each time I read it.

I'm sure there are more retro mtb builds on the way or finished out there, so lets see them!
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby digitalhippie » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:49 am

Been putting together a timeline of my MTB's...

1988 Apollo Everest - story here

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1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker Expert - story here

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1991 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp - story here (my ride until 2010!)

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby munga » Tue May 31, 2011 12:38 pm

1997 Specialized S-works Team Edition
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just picked it up. 18" frame. most of its xtr drivetrain has been swapped out over the years it seems, but new stuff is only a click (and half a dozen bikes) away!
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby hitchhiker » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:19 pm

There's some nice bikes in this topic

Here is my contribution

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Given to me by a girlfriend in the early '90s to replace a bike stolen from Uni. Now normally spotted riding to the park with a kid seat on the back

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I got this one more recently and use it for the commute
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:52 pm

Another excuse to drag this thread up from the depths.

- 1997 KHS FLEETWOOD.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Kempie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:00 am

jp80 wrote:And i am satisfied.


I would be too!!!
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Fletch » Sun May 13, 2012 7:59 pm

I have a similar bike, mine is a mongoose Zuma, looks very much like the same frame and similar internal geared hub.Image
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 14, 2012 6:54 am

Can't get pics up atm but i have an early 90s Shogun Prairie Breaker, a mid 90s Giant Sedona, and a late 90s Specialized (which i am about to put on ebay, so i won't put any pics here until it's gone).

Also have a Marin Muirwoods steel frame which has a stuck seatpost, stem and BB, free to good home?
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Big_Chuck » Fri May 18, 2012 11:06 pm

Here's my old bike, not as fancy as some here with XT bling.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby gordy » Sat May 19, 2012 3:34 pm

My '91 Peugeot Kings Canyon.
Full Deore Dx, including pedals. 531 tubing. Like new.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Sat May 19, 2012 5:43 pm

Fletch wrote:I have a similar bike, mine is a mongoose Zuma, looks very much like the same frame and similar internal geared hub.Image


Cool. I'd love a large frame, twice the chance of finding one now.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Sat May 19, 2012 5:44 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Can't get pics up atm but i have an early 90s Shogun Prairie Breaker, a mid 90s Giant Sedona, and a late 90s Specialized (which i am about to put on ebay, so i won't put any pics here until it's gone).

Also have a Marin Muirwoods steel frame which has a stuck seatpost, stem and BB, free to good home?



Would love to see pics of the Prairie Breaker when you get the chance. I had a trail breaker in '91 and LUSTED after the Prairie in the catalog.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Sat May 19, 2012 5:46 pm

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So Minty!
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Sun May 20, 2012 8:51 pm

Slow6 wrote:Would love to see pics of the Prairie Breaker when you get the chance. I had a trail breaker in '91 and LUSTED after the Prairie in the catalog.


Here you go, pretty poor condition sadly but she's out of the weather now and waiting patiently for her turn.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby mitzikatzi » Sun May 20, 2012 10:08 pm

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1993 Shogun Praire Breaker Expert.
Xplora wrote: Do not get cheap SPDs, your body will hurt you.

trailgumby wrote:29ers are awesome.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Mon May 21, 2012 2:37 pm

Thought that was a before and after for a sec. A prairie breaker will turn up with my name on it one day.

For now this is my new toy.. Finished it over the weekend.

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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby ldrcycles » Mon May 21, 2012 7:33 pm

:shock: :shock: Holy Macaroni, what a stunner!!
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby trailgumby » Mon May 21, 2012 7:58 pm

That is a seriously cool bike. :D

The KHS Fleetwood up top is pretty sweet too. The light-coloured tyres set both bikes off really well.

How many gears in the hub on the KHS?

I had a ride on AUBicycles' late-90's vintage Stevens hardtail on the weekend. Skinny tyres at high pressures, narrow bars, a very "forward" position and a grand total of 1" travel on the RS Judy fork made things, erm, interesting :lol:
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Mon May 21, 2012 8:22 pm

here's a link to the original spec for the Fleetwood. I got it pretty much there except for the red x-lite bars.
http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=1997&Brand=KHS&Model=Fleetwood&Type=bike
It has a 7speed Nexus hub, heavy as hell but has the very cool feature of being able to change gears at a stand still.
I came across the frame on ebay and had the tyres in a dark corner of the shed so started the build for my better half. Thankfully she loves it, I built her up an old proflex 445 ages ago but she never shared my 90's mountain bike fetish and didn't seem to enjoy the bum up head down riding position (I enjoyed it just fine :lol: ) She gets on much better with the cruiser frame and I got to play collect 90's bling.. everyone wins.

Thanks for the comments on the Proflex chaps, It's fun to ride but gee it's twitchy.
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby Slow6 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:40 pm

Cute little $25 E-Stay with a cool paint job on Gumtree in Melbourne.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bulleen/ ... 1006604235
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby juggs » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:55 am

is 96-97 retro ?
I had a break for 10 years as successive kids came along and sold my bikes but kept this
firstly as it was the most expensive bike i bought ($2500 in 96) and it had some attributes i loved
as it is there with the 2.1 knobbies it weighs 11kg and is very stiff which i loved for fast flowing fire trails

Most of my riding was the oaks firetrail we use to do it once a week over summer, did it many times at night as well which was a hoot

i dragged it out again a month ago in a bid to get some fitness back and did 700 odd kays till i tried to relive my youth and jump off a wall and the front forks collapsed lol
i managed to find on ebay a spring kit and a new seal kit for the princely sum of $50 so will have it back up and running shortly

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http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=1997&Brand=Mongoose&Model=Comp+SX&Type=bike#.UFT41qMr3ns

Bicycle Type Mountain bike, front suspension
MSRP (new) $1,250.00
Weight Unspecified
Sizes Large, medium, small
Colors Blue
Item ID 69032

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Aluminum
Fork Brand & Model Rock Shox Judy C
Fork Material Magnesium, triple-clamp crown
Rear Shock Not applicable

Components
Component Group Shimano Deore LX/STX
Brakeset Shimano Deore LX V-Brake brakes, Avid SD-1.9 levers
Shift Levers Shimano STX RapidFire SL
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX top-swing, top-pull/bottom bracket mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT GS
Crankset White Industries Expert, 24/34/42 teeth
Pedals Mongoose clipless
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-LP26, 113 mm spindle
BB Shell Width 68mm English
Rear Cogs 8-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
Chain Shimano CN-IG51, 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Mongoose Ultralite, 30.6 mm diameter
Saddle Selle Italia Future
Handlebar Mongoose Pro Series
Handlebar Extensions Mongoose
Handlebar Stem Mongoose TSS
Headset 1 1/8" threadless Tioga ST2-E
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Re: Retro MTB Tribe

Postby brettels » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Something I picked up recently....

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