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tDuctape

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 23, 2008
105
10
Ryderwood, United States
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Finally a topic I can share a little bit about here on the CABE. A vintage mountainbiker who trolls here regularly just because I enjoy everything about old bikes, here are a few of my favorite steeds:

1941 Schwinn retro klunker build:

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1979 26" Double Downtube Champion BMX cruiser converted to a MTB early in it's life with the addition of a der hanger, bash guard, cable guides, and water bottle braze ons. Teaser photo. Project bike and still collecting correct parts:

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1984 Ritchey TimberWolf:

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1987 Ritchey TimberComp converted with an era correct WTB dirt drop cockpit. Simply my favorite bike:

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1988 IBIS Avion. After acquiring and admiring this little creampuff for a couple of years, too small for me to to ride, I just traded it away to someone excited to get into vintage Mtn bike collecting:

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Prewar Schwinn C frame that I am converting to an era correct klunker. When I put together the DX, I cut corners and used some parts that weren't available during the klunker heydey, Thus the need to start over with the "C". Slowly collecting parts that were available and used during the late 70's up on Mount Tam:



These are a few of my favorites. It would be fun to see pictures of the MTB projects hiding in your garage.

Enjoy the ride,
T
 
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Andrew Gorman

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 15, 2008
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Pasadena (Hastings Ranch), United States
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I'll have to take a picture of my daily diver- a 1983 Univega Land Rover Sport. I think the best fate for this bike would be to be turned into a klunker- BMX cranks, drum brakes and motorcycle/moped handlebars.


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cruiserbikekid

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 12, 2010
193
25
Vancouver BC Canada
#3
My Klunker

I've got 3 piece BMX cranks with 9/16 pedals, dual tandem drum brakes with a 3spd on alloy MTB rims and kevlar tires, this girl is fast and nimble and heavy,( reminds me on an ex-girlfriend)
one of my favorite riders....the bike I mean

rolling heavy metal.
Neil
 

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JOEL

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 22, 2006
2,032
726
Birmingham, United States
#4
I picked up this 1982 Stumpjumper a couple weeks ago. It is in great condition and only missing the seatpost (WTB: SR Laprade 26.8 - LONG fluted seatpost).

The serial number is from late in 1982 and it has the lugged frame with th first generation component group.

*Before Picture Added* in response to the next post. This is how I found it.

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tDuctape

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 23, 2008
105
10
Ryderwood, United States
#5
I picked up this 1982 Stumpjumper a couple weeks ago. It is in great condition and only missing the seatpost (WTB: SR Laprade 26.8 - LONG fluted seatpost).

The serial number is from late in 1982 and it has the lugged frame with th first generation component group.
Nice find. 1982's are pretty hard to find with a production run around 1000 bikes. It wasn't until 1983 that Synard released about 40000 Stumpjumper Sports thus introducing Mtn bikes to the masses....A total ripoff of an early Ritchey frames. The price point difference was huge.
Mafacs, Maguras, TA's... Your bike looks to be in great shape. I do have an 83 Stumpy Project in the to do pile. When I picked it up it had been living a life as a commuter:

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Enjoy your project,
T
 
M

mtn goat

Guest
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Hello all, newbie to the forums here. Though I don't race any longer and ride far less often than i should, i still have most of my rides. Some nice stuff posted, friend of mine has a pink/purple Klein, same bars, he has a set of rockshox on it now.
Here's my first love, the one that got away. 1984/5 Mongoose ATB PRO 600. Drilled Arayas, Suntour XC pro components, Cunningham roller cam brakes. I went through so many front forks and bars/necks that it went to standard canti's up front because I couldn't get forks with the right boss locations for the rollers after awhile. Still have most of the bits for the front brakes and the original xc shifters and bits of the derailleurs. Sadly I sold her on back in the late 80s. Found what town it lived in a few years later and almost got it back. I'd know her in a heartbeat because of some frame damage and mods around the rear dropouts. Quarry cliff jumping up around Brewer Maine circa 1987 or so.
 

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ericbaker

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 31, 2010
289
4
#11
Was Mountain Klein a predecessor of the Klein brand... Or a parralell line early on? Or something completely different.

They must be the same to some extent because the frame construction is near identical with the press fit bb, boxed rear stays, and now that I see the mission control setup I am convinced, although a bit confused because I thought the mission control branded bar/stem came out after the Klein branded one that came on my 1990 pinnacle... Hmm
 
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tDuctape

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 23, 2008
105
10
Ryderwood, United States
#12
The Mountain Klein was the first Klein Mountain bike Gary offered for sale. I might be wrong but I am pretty sure it was first offered in 1984, if not deffinately by 1985.
 

Green Dragon

On Training Wheels
Feb 26, 2011
6
0
Vestal, United States
#14
newbie intro - ie are these vintage ?

Where to start ... I'm new here at the CABE.. been into old bikes for ages, took years off ( marriage,divorce, cars,dating, etc ), now got the bug again and dug into the old stash in my dad's basement.
( note: when you have a small 1 br apartment, it helps to have a muscle car restorer, bodyman father with 3 bay garage and full walk in upstairs loft and every tool known to man :) ) .

So.. reason for this forum post.. ran into it and truthfully, never thought of mountain bikes as 'vintage'. but I have a few I picked up along the way, for parts, in lots I bought, etc. and it got me thinking. why not :)

pics attatched - dirty and need cleaned up, but here is a couple I have - worth rebuilding ? ( and where do I get info on correctness,parts,etc ? ) .

Nishiki Blazer and a Diamondback . ( more to come ? )

~ AL
 

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ericbaker

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 31, 2010
289
4
#16
I just picked up two Manitou HT frames from the same original owner, no cracks anywhere on either suprisingly, but both have a couple dents. one '95 and a '97

love the FS
 

Zephyr

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 5, 2010
375
0
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
#17
I have a few MTB at this time. Only one saw the moutains.
This is a CCM Eagle from mid to late 80's. This one I got not a while ago. I got for free at recycling depot. Nothing was wrong with it just needed a new rider.
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This one I got in 1994 as my birthday gift. A CCM Black Ice. It went to the mountains and saw many km of road and even tried out on some freestyle and I had to stop because getting new rims was getting too expensive. I still have the guy and the original set of tires (Kenda) and a set of road tires. Same chain, same everything except the wheels. The picture is not of mine but it give a good idea of the bike look. Should I mention that I moved 2 bikes with my across the country and this one was one of them. They made them with bigger frame which fitted me just right. Even my Eagle doesn't fit me that well.
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I like my CCMs!
 
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Zephyr

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 5, 2010
375
0
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
#20
I finally got around to take a picture of the good old 1994 CCM Black Ice bike. It's on city tires at this time.

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