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MISC:   ride posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 5/2/2002 at 2:51:24 PM
would you like to come ride this sat may 4 we will have 300 or more bike riders this is an annual event here in valley alabama 30 min. from columbus ga. 1 hr. south of atlanta ga. I-85 valley lanette exitlots of fun & activities an auction at the local kroger gro. in lanette al. to raise money for valley haven school call 334-756-2868 334-756-7801 or the local bicycle shop 334-756-7561 hope to see you thare








WANTED:   info posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/28/2002 at 2:45:03 PM
anyone know about a girvin frontends look's like a gurder simulor to what was on the indian motorcycle but for bicycle also says vector on the stem and a yellow 2 peace rubber shock it's on a cannondale frame it diferent it for sale make offer 334-756-7561







MISC:   hike bike run posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/26/2002 at 3:29:03 PM
THE 26th ANNUAL HIKE/BIKE/RUN WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY may 4 in valley THE annually fund raiser for valley haven school for the handicaped ..WE EXPECT A LARGE GATHERING THIS YEAR ...THERE WILL BE MANY CYCLRIST RIDEING BACK FROM MONTGOMERY'S CAPITAL 100 MILES--A 22 MILE-- 11 MILE 5 MILE RIDERS WALKERS RUNNERS ALL AGES MOTER SCOOTERS TO -- AND I PERSONALY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US THIS YEAR MAY 4 HERE IN VALLEY AL. WERE ON THE BORDER GA & AL INTERSTATE 85 AT THE VALLEY LANNETT KING FORD EXIT TAKE FOB JAMES DR. TO FAIRFAX BYPAS THE SCHOOL'S ON THE RIGHT 1 HALF MILE THIS IS WHERE ALL THE EVENTS BEGAN & END EXCEPT THE 100 MILE RIDE WHICH ENDS AT THE KROGER GRO.IN LANNETT AL.THERE WILL BE A AUCTION WHERE ALL DONATED ITEMS WILL BE SOLD TO RAISE MONEY FOR VALLEY HAVEN SCHOOL GOD BLESS PLEASE COME PARTICIPATE YOU MAY CALL THE SCHOOL AT 334-7562868 OR 334-756-7801 OR US HERE AT KNOWLES BICYCLE SHOP 334-756-7561 TUNE YOUR BIKE & RIDE SAT. MAY 4 2002 IN VALLYE AL.YOUR PLEDGES ARE WELCOMED


   RE:MISC:   hike bike run posted by rickey on 4/28/2002 at 1:25:25 AM
also 300 miles from mississippi to valley al.






FOR SALE:   KLEIN posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 4/25/2002 at 8:51:33 PM
KLEIN MANTRA XT COMPONENTS $800.00 AS IS VALLEY AL 334-756-7561







MISC:   The feeling ain't there sometimes posted by: ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/20/2002 at 5:59:19 PM
It was ten dollars and I passed over it. It just doesn't turn me on and I didn't like any part of it.
It was a fine bicycle and I should have gone for it. A pal chewed me out, told me I was stupid not to get it. He's right too!
It was a Bridgestone M.T.B. with alloy rims and a Shimano 600 derailer. Great shape, excellent price for whole bike. Somebody else grabed it, I'm sure!

The fact that many people are stupid about bikes and don't ride or don't care for a particular bike or type of bike is a great thing to folks who are in the know about it.


   RE:MISC:   The feeling ain't there sometimes posted by Chris on 4/24/2002 at 12:27:11 AM
Yup! It was gone when I checked. I hope whoever bought it was happy, they got a whale of a deal.

   RE:RE:MISC:   The feeling ain't there sometimes posted by MC on 5/2/2002 at 12:57:10 PM
If you're that sad about it, I have a Bridgestone MB4 that I will sell you--cheap.






FOR SALE:   KLINE MANTRA posted by: rickey on 4/17/2002 at 8:40:02 PM
nice sweet i need to sell soon you know what it is would you give 1,000.00 or something of same value call 334-756-7561 valley alabama







MISC:   Stumpjumper posted by: darryl on 4/12/2002 at 1:51:41 PM
Few years ago I picked up a 1988 stumpjumper for $35. Restored to riding condition with addition of new rear U-brake, cables and brake levers. Rides like the champ it is. Frame is a little scratched up but has original Merz Magenta/DiNucci Green paint job. Has Deore group, Biopace crankset and index shifting. I also have the Specialized 1988 bike catalog which displays this bike in same paint job.Although a little heavy has a great feel on road and off-road. What is a bike like this worth?


   Stumpjumper posted by John E on 5/1/2002 at 11:37:21 PM
It sounds pretty similar to my 1988 Schwinn KOM-10. Assuming your Sj has good double-butted CrMo tubing, it may be worth $200-300, based on recent KOM-10 sales on eBay.






FOR SALE:   Single-speed mountain bike posted by: Jeff Thomas on 3/30/2002 at 1:59:54 AM
I have a rare survivor- it's an old (70) Schwinn Mt. Tamalpais 'bomber' bike with a Bendix coaster hub. The wheels are steel, with 120 guage spokes. It came from Mill Valley, at the bottom of Mt. Tam. I have no idea what it's worth, and it can't be 'documented', but it's real. Bikes like this started Mt bikes in Marin County in the '70's. Anyone interested? E-mail to jbt56@hotmail.com. Also interested in talking to those who remember these.







MISC:   Peugeot Sun Valley posted by: Bryant on 3/28/2002 at 5:30:44 PM
There is a Peugeot Sun Valley Mountain Bike at the local thrift shop for my buddy. it is missing some parts, and I figure it would caost about $50 to fix up. It is an 18 speed, sturdy (raed heavy) frame, chrome wheels Shimano SIS shifters and derailleurs. I didn't know Peugeot made mountain bikes, and I can find nothing on the net about the Sun Valley. Anyone ever hear of it and is it worth fixing??


     Peugeot Sun Valley posted by John E on 4/2/2002 at 8:06:44 PM
Until someone stole it, my son has a 24"-wheeled 18-speed Peugeot US Express mountain bike, made in Taiwan, almost definitely by Giant. I suspect the Sun Valley is a newer adult version of pretty much the same thing. If it fits you well and if you want a good beater bike or a casual use trail/mountain bike, go for it, but do not invest alot of money, time, or emotion into it. The one redeeming grace of these rebranded Giants is that they use ISO-standard (not French or Swiss!) BBs and headsets.

   RE:  Peugeot Sun Valley posted by Robert on 4/16/2002 at 5:26:59 PM
John, So they are made by Giant? I am assuming that is good. I don't know anything about Giant so what range are these in? Like GT MTB quality or???
I got a Peugeot MTB a year or so ago for 20.00 and am rebuilding it presently. I has "standard" bottom bracket.
Came with Sachs derailleurs and steel dbl. front crank chainring.
Upgrading to Suntour derailleurs, Shimano triple crank, slicks, fenders, Blackburn rack, black epoxy type paint done by a friend. When I blasted the old paint at work, brazing looked really nice at BB . Head was lugged. I am looking forward to getting it together in a couple of weeks.
Sorry to ramble on.






WANTED:   1" size suspension fork posted by: Andre on 3/19/2002 at 9:29:38 PM
I am trying to find a relatively high performance (around 3lbs.) front suspension fork in the 1" sterrer size (threadless) Any ideas?


   RE:WANTED:   1 posted by R. Mittmann on 3/21/2002 at 8:27:54 PM
Try a RST-Fork. You can find it in German shops..

   RE:WANTED:   1 posted by Dan Shuman on 3/29/2002 at 5:49:24 AM
Marzocchi will custom make you a 1" steerer on most of there forks and some of laste years models are available in 1". I also have a MAG21 SL in 1" and a Judy SL w/ Englund air cartridges in 1"






WANTED:   American Bicycle Manufacturing posted by: Stephen on 2/28/2002 at 4:02:50 AM
Hello friends,
I wanted to ask if anyone out there has information
as to when "American Bicycle Manufacturing" in St. Cloud ,MN
started making bikes?
I realize they quit making bikes somewhere around '95.
Also I would be interested in buying articles, decals,
pictures, or brochures having to do with their bike they
called the "Montaneus" which was made around the mid eighties.
If you or someone you know has anything you think I would be interested in,
please feel free to write me at

I will be grateful for anything you can help me with.
Thank You,







MISC:   Yeti from Agoura Hills, California posted by: Michael Staab on 2/25/2002 at 11:34:23 PM
Hi,

just found this page today through google when I searched for "classic" Bikes. I made an german website about Classic Mountain Bikes from the 80's and early 90's about two years ago and was always wondering about an collector scene in the USA.

I started mountainbiking in 1987, which is pretty early for germany. Mountain Bikes began to get into the showrooms of german dealers in about 1985 and they go my attention right from the start. Since I was in school back then I could not afford one till January 1987.

My main interest are Yeti Bikes from the late 80's. I know that Yeti started business in 1985 and there are some collectors in Germany who had the luck to get Bikes from the 80's with the 1" BMX Headset. I could by my first Yeti FRO ( 1 1/4" Headset ) from late 1990 back last year and restored it to original Spec. Pics can be found on my page www.mtb-classic.de. But I dream of an 1989 or earlier FRO, preferably in 17,5" size. Are this bikes very rare in the states? Did they reach an collectable status right now and how much are the asking prices?

Best Regards,

Michael







MISC:   Suzuki posted by: Ken on 2/23/2002 at 7:39:05 PM
Does anyone remember a mid 1970s SUZUKI made BMX style bicycle that had both front and rear shock absorbers??


   RE:MISC:   Suzuki posted by PaulO on 2/27/2002 at 3:40:28 PM
I'm aware of Kawaski (aluminum) and Yamaha full suspesion BMX. Not sure about Suzuki.






MISC:   Raleigh Scout Mountain Bike posted by: Margot on 2/17/2002 at 4:22:59 PM
I'm thinking about purchasing a Raleigh Scout Mountain Bike....don't know the year of the bike. I haven't bought a bike in 20 years. Anyway.....it's got 24" Femo Aluminum Rims, Quick Shift Grips, Shimano SIS gears (6 front, 3 rear), Power Triangle Low Pro Body - Black. Sticker made in China. It's lightly used...needs a tune up. What do you think a fair price would be.


      Raleigh Scout Mountain Bike posted by John E on 2/20/2002 at 8:44:37 PM
A couple of years ago, I paid $40 at a yard sale for a comparable Peugeot U.S.Express for son #2. I doubt that the Raleigh is worth any more than that.






MISC:   FORECAST posted by: ERIC on 2/6/2002 at 1:50:55 AM
DOES ANYONE DARE TO GUESS IF MOUNTAINBIKES OF "TODAY" WILL EVER SEE THE POPULARITY OF THE STINGRAY ETC. NOW...?
WHAT BIKES WOULD YOU LIST ON YOUR PREDICTION? WHAT WOULD YOU BANK ON?............JUST CURIOUS WHAT YOU THINK


   FORECAST posted by John E on 2/7/2002 at 10:00:04 PM
I don't know, but I am holding onto my 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10, in case it ever gets discovered by collectors. Some of the early Ritcheys, Fishers, etc. are becoming collectible.

   KOM frame on eBay; cheap posted by John E on 2/11/2002 at 9:26:45 PM
If anyone is interested, a guy in Los Angeles is selling a 19" KOM frame on eBay. Price, with less than 12 hours to go, is still below $15 for a full Tange Prestige II frame.

   RE:MISC:   FORECAST posted by Joel on 2/15/2002 at 7:43:36 PM
The very early mountain bikes are becoming collectable now. As for the future, who's to say. My guess would be that early innovations (index, shocks, clipless,..) and evolutionary dead-ends (like U brakes) will be the things to collect. Parts would also be a good investment since they will all be worn out on that garage sale bike.

   RE:RE:MISC:   FORECAST posted by ChristopherRobin2@starmail.com on 4/24/2002 at 12:34:20 AM
Study pictures of the early stuff and keep an eye out. Already these are being tossed out, traded, sold at yard sales. A girlfriend will be selling the stuff the old boyfriend left at her place and she won't know a darned thing about it. Thats good for you, bad for the boyfriend. She just will want to sell it so she can buy some makeup or that lovely pair of leather pumps she wants. She looks at me and say's "Darned if I know, He loved that bike!" The English 3 speeds are not seen so much. It's mountain bikes everywhere now so you gotta recognize them. Seperate trash from treasure.
Look at the books, study the pictures. If I wake you up at
3 a.m with a picture of a bike from page 34 will you be able to tell me what it is?

   RE:MISC:   FORECAST posted by Pete on 7/13/2002 at 9:02:25 PM
With some mixed feelings, I hope so... Mixed because I have two late '80s bikes that I don't want to get rid of (for sentimental reasons) but that don't get used much and would be tempting to sell, if values rose to a level hard to ignore.

1986 or 1987 Cannondale 24/26 SM800 or SM900(?)--- bought it when I graduated from school (after having spent a whole New Year's Eve on one on Colorado Ave. in Pasadena looking for the owner, a friend, so I could return it to him. Fell in love with it and, with my first job, I bought one which I took to Hiroshima with me when my first job landed me there for 1 1/2 years. Hot pink, er,... uh, Mulberry with fluorescent yellow trim with a 6'4" Gaijin on it made for very curious crowds, especially of schoolkids, in the mountainbike-less Hiroshima of 1987).

The other bike is a 1989 Stumpjumper, a wedding present from me to my wife. We're still together but the bike has seen next to no use since a dog and, then, kids entered our lives. Needs major mechanical tuning, if not restoration, but still looks beautiful.

Not looking to sell, but does anybody know what these are worth (or will be worth) so I can treat them with the appropriate level of respect.

By the way, I have a 1999 Marin Rift Zone (Full suspension bike) that is incredible (for the price, especially) and I have to believe that these bikes will, too, become sought-after when my kids get older.

Pete