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OK, I'll try this again, the last thread disappeared, likely someone thought it was a For Sale ad - it's not.

I've gotten back to MTBing in the last few months after a few years off (job, kids, etc etc) and I've still got my old full-rigid Park Pre Hammer P (circa late80's/early 90's, I bought it used). Someone told me to just give it away to some day worker but I see that vintage/retro bikes have a following so I'm wondering if this bike has any potential or desirability or if I should just toss it. Some specs:

- 3x7 gears
- Early 90's XT shifters/brake levers
- Original LX derailleurs
- Fairly recent V brakes (used to have the old Patterson (sp?) servo brakes!)
- Ritchey wheels
- Tall (21"?) frame
- flat bars
- Scott bar ends

Interesting note: I rode the bike once earlier this year on a ride that included a long somewhat technical downhill singletrack run and "boingy" guys thought I was insane but I kept up with many of them. The guys that followed said that I was incredibly smooth and took good lines - I told them I had to! I find that I ride on my new front-suspended hardtail very much "lighter" than most who have come up with suspension their whole biking lives.
 

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I always found the parkpre bikes to be a bit on the hefty side, and their habit of using names of other companies models, or faking a titanium frame by polishing and clearcoating a prestige frame to be annoying also. But that's just me.
 

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Namlak said:
I've gotten back to MTBing in the last few months after a few years off (job, kids, etc etc) and I've still got my old full-rigid Park Pre Hammer P (circa late80's/early 90's, I bought it used). Someone told me to just give it away to some day worker but I see that vintage/retro bikes have a following so I'm wondering if this bike has any potential or desirability or if I should just toss it.
If you like it and want to keep riding it then do. ParkPre isn't a bike that currently draws a lot of interest, but if you like it, who cares?

I have an old Peterson self energizing brake in my parts bin that I never could make work without it squealing.
 

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DeeEight said:
I always found the parkpre bikes to be a bit on the hefty side, and their habit of using names of other companies models, or faking a titanium frame by polishing and clearcoating a prestige frame to be annoying also. But that's just me.
Ahem. I have said prestige frame, and I love it (and don't think it's hefty at all). The finish was super durable. I'm a couple weeks away from building it back up, and I'll be sure to post it here so you can enjoy it!

Also, Parkpre did have a full on Ti bike also.
 
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