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I'm hauling out my 1987ish Klein Pinnacle with an IRD gruppo for my bike club's 20 year anniversary ride and party. Kind of looks fillet-brazed because the painter filed down the welds. Probably wouldn't appeal to Klein buffs because its actually an original paint job. Mostly set up like it was then.

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I can't remember.....

I was a messenger 20 years ago. I rode a Diamond Back Ascent with a rattle can job. Basket and racks with a soup can wired in the basket so I could carry coffee to work and a 16 ounce can of my beverage of choice on the way home.

That bike got stolen from Harveys on 5th street while I was cashing my check. What the hell, I was on my way to rehab anyway.....
 

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Would be a white 1987 Raleigh Portage, 12 glorious non-indexed speeds on a high-tensile frame and fork with bullmoose bar/stem and some CST 26 x 2.125" knobbies, chromed steel rims, and bolt-on axles... all that you got for $239.99 cdn at the time. I MAY still have the handlebar someplace in my collection of junk. The rest is long gone.
 

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datawhacker said:
I'm hauling out my 1987ish Klein Pinnacle with an IRD gruppo for my bike club's 20 year anniversary ride and party. Kind of looks fillet-brazed because the painter filed down the welds. Probably wouldn't appeal to Klein buffs because its actually an original paint job. Mostly set up like it was then.

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What a pretty paintjob, I really like it..

20years ago, I was riding my 5 hand made frame (made 2 for me, 3 more as gifts), Ultra short 15" chainstays with out a bridge, chainstay bend downwards like on the Schwinn Kom-10's, super step 72/74 head and seat angles and a 24"top tube.

Parts basically whatever I can find, but mostly worn out XT parts since I was living in Colombia and spares were almost imposible to find.

sorry I don't have a better picture at the moment.


holding my frame in one of our favorite rest stops.
 

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Me too.
June 1988:

nice shot. I distinctly remember the pretty Rolls saddle perched up on that pretty Nitto 65 post and the rarish black ano M730 cranks. Looks like you put a Ground Control on up front too. Thats the first thing I did - took off that pinner Ritchey Force tire up front for something a little fatter. Here I am at the ripe old age of 15 at the Bear Valley Norba National I think:

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interesting date. well... i was doing a job outside the city and we were stuck w/ rain. we could not work so we were strolling around the sleepy mountain town when we passed a bike shop and i saw on it's window... a mountain bike. i fell in love w/ this vision. it used 24in wheels, bmx cranks, 3 speeds and those beautifull Fat knobby tires. handmade by an owner's friend who was into welding and he used straight gauge chromoly. it was a handmade cruiser.
i placed an order for one. mine came w/ ashtabula cranks misfit to the wrong BB shell and the 26in wheels were badly laced to bad rims. nothing worked well but i was hooked on the concept. a yr later i bought a gt karakoram and never quit riding.
i must have a photo of that biike somewhere.
 

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A have NO photos of it, but...

I did buy a new bike in '88 and found this interesting record of the purchase:

1988 Merlin Receipt.jpg

Component mix included:
- IRD "Progressive" U-Brakes front & rear
- IRD Stem
- Merlin Ti Bars
- WTB Fixed-Angle Seatpost
- Shimano Deore-XT for the drivetrain & hubs

I sold this bike in '92 to buy my 'Ham.

- Geoff H.
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
nice shot. I distinctly remember the pretty Rolls saddle perched up on that pretty Nitto 65 post and the rarish black ano M730 cranks. Looks like you put a Ground Control on up front too. Thats the first thing I did - took off that pinner Ritchey Force tire up front for something a little fatter.
Thanks. Nice shot on yours too. I ran Ground Controls front and rear on all my bikes until they were unavailable (then went to Smokes front and rear). I have always had trouble pinch flatting Ritcheys. I still have both my Rolls saddle and my Nitto post from that bike.
 

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DB Arrival

my old DB Arrival. I ordered it from California one afternoon in Colorado. The morning after next my boss (who had the little shop behind his house) heard a car horn honking in his driveway at 6:00 a.m., and when i showed up at 9:00 my bike was there, having been dropped off by 2 mysterious guys in a van!!! Had a lot of fun with that bike in Colorado and Wyoming. 6s XT was quite a revelation after a few years of Mountechs!
 

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my old DB Arrival. I ordered it from California one afternoon in Colorado. The morning after next my boss (who had the little shop behind his house) heard a car horn honking in his driveway at 6:00 a.m., and when i showed up at 9:00 my bike was there, having been dropped off by 2 mysterious guys in a van!!! Had a lot of fun with that bike in Colorado and Wyoming. 6s XT was quite a revelation after a few years of Mountechs!

ah, the purity of the old days. :) Great shots. and yeah, the "New" Deore XT was great stuff for it's time. I remember my buddy had an old Miyata that he hated the stock brake levers on. In high school there was a shop about a block away and every day we'd stop by at lunch to see if the exciting new M730 brake levers were in. Finally he gave up waiting and just got the XT Deerhead brake levers. :)

Oh, and that shop was a Diamond Back dealer so I saw a few of those Arrivals back then. I remember them well. Still ride with a guy that worked at that shop and the guy who got the levers for his Miyata.
 

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Twenty years ago I was riding the same bike that I ride today. I love my Potts.

Data: I look forward to seeing the bike(s) that you bring to Keyesville next year.
 

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This bike's brother. My first 87 Schwinn Sierra was Sebring red with a white saddle, grips, and hubs. Sold it to move up. Traded a pair of Oakleys for this black chrome 87 a dozen years ago. Yep, $300 blue collar POS that I'll never sell.
 

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I didn't own a bike between 1977 and 1993 so I guess I'll have to bookmark this thread and revive it in 5 years so I can post my rides.
 
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