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Please post your vintage bike that was :
Once owned and/or raced by MTB icons and/or appeared in magazines.
Barn finds that resulted in MTB history.

For example, I would be interested to see Tomac’s bike, or Julie Furtado’s GT race bike. Maybe Keith’s Bontragers personal bike.. stuff like that. Thanks
 

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I was really hoping people would have stuff to post in this thread. I love unearthed famous bikes.
Ex-Race bikes, Prototypes, Ex-show bikes, Magazine bikes.

I've done lots of replicas, but I only have one true 'famous' bike to share.

Its a work in progress.



 

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I was really hoping people would have stuff to post in this thread. I love unearthed famous bikes.
Ex-Race bikes, Prototypes, Ex-show bikes, Magazine bikes.

I've done lots of replicas, but I only have one true 'famous' bike to share.

Its a work in progress.
Hey, that's looking really nice! You need to get rid of those nylon toe straps. And you need what looks to be Shimano clips. I think I may have that exact cable hanger for the seat QR. Oh, those tires look like CyclePro Motivators... think I saw some on ebay recently.

Are you looking for a Race Hite?

I also expect a full mullet for the photoshoot when complete. Better start now.
 

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Hey, that's looking really nice! You need to get rid of those nylon toe straps. And you need what looks to be Shimano clips. I think I may have that exact cable hanger for the seat QR. Oh, those tires look like CyclePro Motivators... think I saw some on ebay recently.

Are you looking for a Race Hite?

I also expect a full mullet for the photoshoot when complete. Better start now.
Its coming along ok. I'm already deviating from the plan by using XC Pro thumbshifters. The X-Press was just too awful to use. I mean really horrific stuff. Even NOS was ****.

Otis said it was all stop of the line Suntour at the time, but I'm torn on the wheelset. Pics look like black XT's (Hyperglide cassette). Only Suntour option are XC9000 since XC Pro didn't come in black. To make things more complicated, the spacing on this bike is 130mm. So...there was...for a short period of time...a 130mm black XT hub that runs a 7spd cassette. Or run the XC9000 version. Since I've already deviated some, I'm open to the path of least resistance.

I'll change the straps, but the Specialized clips will stay.

Gladly take the hanger, Hite Rite I have.

Take a look at the pic below. Rear looks like yellow label GC Extreme, front...orange label somethingorother.

Great pictures ER.....
Thanks dude!

 

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Its coming along ok. I'm already deviating from the plan by using XC Pro thumbshifters. The X-Press was just too awful to use. I mean really horrific stuff. Even NOS was ****.

Otis said it was all stop of the line Suntour at the time, but I'm torn on the wheelset. Pics look like black XT's (Hyperglide cassette). Only Suntour option are XC9000 since XC Pro didn't come in black. To make things more complicated, the spacing on this bike is 130mm. So...there was...for a short period of time...a 130mm black XT hub that runs a 7spd cassette. Or run the XC9000 version. Since I've already deviated some, I'm open to the path of least resistance.

I'll change the straps, but the Specialized clips will stay.

Gladly take the hanger, Hite Rite I have.

Take a look at the pic below. Rear looks like yellow label GC Extreme, front...orange label somethingorother.

oh yeah, looks like a Suntour wheelset (and cassette) with Mavic rims in the tuxedo pic and XT hubs/Ritchey Vantage wheelset in the BQ pic (and a dif set of tires on each).

"Somethingorother" label might be a Specialized with the "Armadillo Protection" or whatever that was.

I think you should go with X Press. It's bad, but it's what was on it. I had to sell bikes with those shifters in the 90s! :)
 

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oh yeah, looks like a Suntour wheelset (and cassette) with Mavic rims in the tuxedo pic and XT hubs/Ritchey Vantage wheelset in the BQ pic (and a dif set of tires on each).

"Somethingorother" label might be a Specialized with the "Armadillo Protection" or whatever that was.

I think you should go with X Press. It's bad, but it's what was on it. I had to sell bikes with those shifters in the 90s! :)
Oooh ya. Silver hubs in the Tux pic. Nice. Sky's the limit now!

Yaaa...no on the X-Press. :p
 

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Awesome Rumpfy - Now that's what I am talking about.. Keep them coming., I may ask you in a new thread about posting pictures of your bikes in the background.. amazing.
 

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Sully has a few, doesn't he?
 

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Cadel Evans Cannondale

I had Cadel's hardtail Cannondale for a few years. I had Cadel sign the toptube at Sea Otter
It was the team Volvo Cannondale team bike.blue/ white paint with Australian flag graphics. I sold it on ebay around 2004, wish I never sold it.
 

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No famous bikes for me but I did snake the Salmon P-23 Team #8P5, from FB while he was waffling :D

<img src="http://ns10.reliablehosting.com/~kb11/p23team10.jpg">
 
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