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Anyone out there have any Xizangs, Zaskars or Pyclones (or whatever they were called)?? I loved those frames... never had any...

OK so i love the signature tomac, and my yeti and fats... but realy this is my all time fav frame...:

(hope its not too big)


 

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I have a first year Xizang exactly like that one, but currently fitted with a later (~97) Marzocchi Bomber. I have a lot of vintage bikes but the Xiz is the one I ride all the time. They're great.
 

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I have a 1992 Team Avalanche. This was the steel frame version that came with XTR M-900. I rode that bike 1000s of miles... Still loving it.
 

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sallen said:
I have a 1992 Team Avalanche. This was the steel frame version that came with XTR M-900. I rode that bike 1000s of miles... Still loving it.
I used to have a '91 Team Avalanche. No longer own it though.

<img src="https://www.eandsweb.com/me/pics/bikes/104_0483.JPG">
 

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I have one too..

But...it's a Timberline, all steel frame and Shimano Deore components...I really love this bike, I even want to upgrade it/modify it to an urban assault/commuter...But...

Where can I find old pull brakes?...or a 7-speed cassette and derailleurs ??

I'll post a pic tomorrow..
 

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AAWWEE!!! too bad i just bought a house, my girlfriend woul;d kill me...
 

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Why, did he make funny sounds?
Ya, hopefully someone will chime in thats heard him. I think its on the exhale he lets out a kind of high pitch sound. Almost like girls tennis but higher pitched. :) Kinda hard to put into text. Definitely distinct. You can hear him coming and going.

I asked him about it a few years ago and he started laughing about it and said people ask him if thats his normal deal all the time. He said thats what happens when hes going hard... Hes a real nice guy. He and his wife. He used to go pretty darn good back in the day!
 

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Ya, hopefully someone will chime in thats heard him. I think its on the exhale he lets out a kind of high pitch sound. Almost like girls tennis but higher pitched. :) Kinda hard to put into text. Definitely distinct. You can hear him coming and going.

I asked him about it a few years ago and he started laughing about it and said people ask him if thats his normal deal all the time. He said thats what happens when hes going hard... Hes a real nice guy. He and his wife. He used to go pretty darn good back in the day!
I'll have to have you do a reenactment next time I see you.

Tammi Jaques still his wife? I always thought she was mildly hot.
 

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here is some stuff that I needed an excuse to post.

Couple of items from amongst the hundreds of POS's at our last police bike auction.

Saw this and had to have it. Vicious bidding war ensued and I had to fork out 27 bucks to take it home.
24" BMX GT


This was the sleeper, we knew that under a thick coat of spray paint (the painter didn't miss a spot, got tires, cassette, hubs, spokes, etc.) it was a GT, Alu, 7 sp. XT, Mag 21, our fingers were crossed that it was a Zaskar. Late in the auction so fatigue had set in and we got it for 25. Some of the spray job had been removed in this shot, and a few parts switched so we could take it for a spin, but you get the idea.


Turns out it was an avalanche. We stripped, polished it, and scored a sticker set.


Good friend and infamous Boulder Army Store patriarch :D ripping it up on the finished product. Probably never been ridden like this before.
 

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check harriscyclery.com for that kind o' stuff.
OldFatDan said:
But...it's a Timberline, all steel frame and Shimano Deore components...I really love this bike, I even want to upgrade it/modify it to an urban assault/commuter...But...

Where can I find old pull brakes?...or a 7-speed cassette and derailleurs ??

I'll post a pic tomorrow..
 

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I'll have to have you do a reenactment next time I see you.

Tammi Jaques still his wife? I always thought she was mildly hot.
Ya Tammi is his wife. They had a little girl. With both of them as parents their kids should put out some horsepower! :)
 

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I used to have a '91 Team Avalanche. No longer own it though.

<img src="https://www.eandsweb.com/me/pics/bikes/104_0483.JPG">

Why did GT hold on to the U-brake thing for so long? Its my least favorite part of my team avalanche....

BTW - My first mountain bike was a 1988 GT Tequesta with Suntour XCE
 

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GT Karakorum K2

I'm not sure how old this one is but I'm thinking about 1987/88,all Suntour XCE. I found this one in a pile of bikes on the side of the street,dumped there by a home owner cleaning out his backyard.
I cleaned it up and pumped the tires and she was ready to go.But during a recent ride the bottom bracket started to make really loud grinding noises sounding like a mountain lion in heat. It just happened to be at the same trail where a mountain lion was spotted a week earlier. I'm pretty sure the trail users weren't amused. :D
 

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