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FOR SALE:   ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUSION posted by: mc on 9/22/2002 at 10:11:45 PM
Rocky Mountain Fusion frameset only, one of their first models, used and in fair condition, $25


   RE:FOR SALE:   ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUSION posted by Joseph Cordova on 9/29/2002 at 8:43:59 PM
What size is your MTB frame? Is it a 1'1/8th head tube
JC






MISC:   Old Cannondale. What have I got? posted by: Greg on 9/17/2002 at 1:08:34 AM
I have an old Cannondale Alpine series mountain bike. Full Exage components. Sun rims. It is white with a graphic on the down tube that appears to be similar to a car tire print. Tange chrome fork. It has been used but is rock solid and rides like a dream. What model is this bike? SM M F. I don't know. Any guesses as to the age? Any thing would be appreciated. Thanks Greg







MISC:   Old Cannondale. What have I got? posted by: Greg on 9/17/2002 at 1:08:34 AM
I have an old Cannondale Alpine series mountain bike. Full Exage components. Sun rims. It is white with a graphic on the down tube that appears to be similar to a car tire print. Tange chrome fork. It has been used but is rock solid and rides like a dream. What model is this bike? SM M F. I don't know. Any guesses as to the age? Any thing would be appreciated. Thanks Greg







FOR SALE:   Antique Cook Bros. Cruiser Mtn Bike posted by: Dan Hament on 9/15/2002 at 6:02:53 PM
Have 25plus year old Cook Bros Racing bike. Cruiser frame was originally a BMX frame. Custom built into a 10 spd mtn. bike back in the late 1970's. Have owned myself since 1981. Really cool, classic bike. Looking for a serious buyer, can be seen on E-bay under Antique mountain bike in sports category, or contact directly for more info.







WANTED:   Desperately Need U-Brake posted by: JimW. on 9/11/2002 at 3:00:43 PM
My brother Dave and I have just finished construction on a wild
kustom recumbent trike. We have a problem though. It has a single,
lightly-loaded rear wheel, with the only braking a caliper brake
mounted under the rear chainstays. This, combined with a heavy
vehicle weight, means that braking is dangerously inadequate.

Does anybody have an extra, cosmetically clean, U-brake you could
sell us for a halfway reasonable price? It would be most appreciated.
If you have one, please e-mail Dave at Thanks.







WANTED:   WTB: Araya rm 25 rim posted by: Stephen on 9/11/2002 at 4:52:32 AM
Hello Friends,
I am looking for a straight Araya rm 25 Super Hard anodized rim from
the late 1980's.
What'cha got?
Thank You, Stephen







MISC:   Can anyone help me with an old Ward's bike? posted by: Mark Lebowitz on 9/6/2002 at 8:35:59 PM
I rescued an old Montgomery Ward Open Road ATB 1200 GT bicycle from the trash. I've fixed it up so I can use it as a beater bike. But I'm very curious as to when this bike was built. While there is plenty of information to be found about old Chicago Schwinns and even Sears Free Spirits, there appears to be virtually nothing on the Web about Montgomery Ward bicycles other than those built by Hawthorne in the '50s.

The bike I have says Open Road, with (in much smaller letters) Montgomery Ward right below it on the head tube medallion. The model, which appears in big, white letters on the down tube, is ATB 1200 GT. The chainstays have Shimano emblazoned on them, and, indeed, the drivetrain appears to be all Shimano. (The shifting is old-style friction shifting, and I don't know if index shifting was available yet when this bike was built.) The stamped metal brakes, however, have no name on them, and they're so chintzy that I doubt Shimano would have put their name on them even if they did make them. Now that it's fixed up, the bike actually rides pretty well, although I doubt anyone would confuse it with a high quality bike.

I did find a similar-looking steed when I did a web search; some guy had posted a picture of a 1989 Ward's ATB 1800 LX, which was probably the same bike with 18 speeds. My guess is that my bike is a year or two older, but that's only a guess. The serial number starts with 81, if anyone knows of a serial number chart for these bikes.

Can anyone help me find out when this bike was built?


   RE:MISC:   Can anyone help me with an old Ward's bike? posted by open road seeker on 8/5/2006 at 6:28:17 AM
I am having the same problem. I owned 2 bmx open road bikes but the internet does not seem to have absolutely any information of open road bikes ever having existed. Have you found out or does anyone know any information about this company open road and possible pictures of thier bikes.






FOR SALE:   1992 Fat Chance "wicked lite" posted by: jay on 8/21/2002 at 8:42:32 PM
custom WGBH channel 2 paint, mixed components LX , and Ti.
Estimits? intrest? Offers?


   RE:FOR SALE:   1992 Fat Chance posted by john loeschen on 8/26/2002 at 7:31:33 PM
Hi jay--I am interested in your fat chance. what size? what condition? what would you need to have for it? if you have a picture of it that would be great. You can e-mail me back at Loeschenla@aol.com

best regards,
John

   RE:FOR SALE:   1992 Fat Chance posted by Chad from Hollywood on 9/26/2002 at 11:44:46 PM
Hi Jay, this message is from a guy hopeful that your Wicked is a 17" frame. If it is, then please send additional details and a recent photo. Of the fifty ways to reach me:
cmiller@indemand.com (yes the PPV company), chad@strangecharm.org, 310-407-4623 (office direct).






FOR SALE:   1992 Fat Chance "wicked lite" posted by: jay on 8/21/2002 at 8:42:32 PM
custom WGBH channel 2 paint, mixed components LX , and Ti.
Estimits? intrest? Offers?







FOR SALE:   1992 Fat Chance "wicked lite" posted by: jay on 8/21/2002 at 8:42:32 PM
custom WGBH channel 2 paint, mixed components LX , and Ti.
Estimits? intrest? Offers?







FOR SALE:   2000 Specialized stumpjumper fsr xc posted by: Greg on 8/11/2002 at 12:56:09 AM
For sale. 2000 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC. Large. Ridden a dozen times. Maybe 100 miles on it.$750.00 firm or would trade for a decent Cannondale road bike. Thought full suspension was for me but will stick with the hardtail I already have. Thank you.


   RE:FOR SALE:   2000 Specialized stumpjumper fsr xc posted by keith on 8/14/2002 at 8:58:25 PM
Greg e-mail the particulars on your bike and a picture if possible.

   RE:FOR SALE:   2000 Specialized stumpjumper fsr xc posted by Ben Sherren on 5/14/2003 at 6:31:43 PM
Send me the specs (any upgrades) and pics. Where are you located?






MISC:   1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport posted by: Jeff Bean on 8/3/2002 at 5:42:57 PM
I have recently pulled my 1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport out of storage and retirement. Getting new rubber, brake pads, grips, chain for new life as old-school urban assault commuter vehicle (have a 2002 Specialized Hardrock with front shock, aluminum frame for the trail). Some folks have spoken of the "first" ever Stumpjumper residing in the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. Can anyone on these boards relate when Specialized first began making commercially available mountain bikes? (Their customer service staff is not too dialed in on this topic.) I bought the bike new for $599 back in the day from a San Diego shop as a diversion from heavy road training. Loved it ever since but marriage, children and too much work pulled me away for a spell. It's a classic w/ straight gauge tubing, chrome bull moose handle bars and "bear claw" pedals. Any and all thoughts welcome. Thanks in advance.


   First Stumpjumper dates to 1982... posted by Russ on 8/14/2002 at 6:18:34 PM
Just found this at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame site:
# First fat-tire bikes widely available under $1000.00: There were two; the 1982 Specialized Stumpjumper, made in Japan for Specialized Bicycle Imports of San Jose, California and the Univega Alpina Pro, also made in Japan for Ben Lawee, owner of Lawee Inc. parent company for Univega in Long Beach, Ca. These bikes, which first appeared at a bike trade show in September 1981, became available in 1982. The price for the Stumpjumper was $850 and the Alpina Pro was $695. Over the next two years, thousands of these bikes were sold.

   RE:MISC:   1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport posted by Trevor on 9/19/2002 at 2:04:10 AM
Those bikes are beautiful. Iam actually converting the first bike I ever owned (a 98 Hardrock Sport) Into a dedicated singel speed. I took off all the braze ons. Fender crap,rack eyelets,and all cable guides. Iam gonna braze on full routing guides and paint the beauty UPS brown. I think I might get CRC "one Fu*king Speed" stickers for it. Evertime I see any older specialized thought I am very attracted to it. Usally I want it.






MISC:   Mountain Goat Deluxe posted by: Nick Stearns on 7/20/2002 at 10:14:58 PM
I have an early 80's vintage Mt. Goat Deluxe frameset with relaxed old school geometry, oval fillet brased steel tubes, custom painted by Jeff Lindsay...camo top and sky bottom like old B-52's. Forks have Mt Goat heads forged into them. Components are mostly high end American made pieces from the mid-late 80's: WTB, Bontreager, Cook Bros, etc. It's been close to 10 years since I've ridden this bike. Anyone have any idea what it is worth or where I might advertise it? It really is some amazing workmanship. Seems like it should be in a museum...


   RE:MISC:   Mountain Goat Deluxe posted by Darryl on 7/27/2002 at 1:29:23 AM
You might try ebay. Most bike listings receive about 200 to 1000 inquiries.

   RE:RE:MISC:   Mountain Goat Deluxe posted by Joe on 4/23/2003 at 11:30:14 PM
Im interested...

It would look good hanging next to my WiskeyTown Race TEAM.

Joe
Chico CA

   RE:RE:MISC:   Mountain Goat Deluxe posted by Joe on 4/23/2003 at 11:30:39 PM
Im interested...

It would look good hanging next to my WiskeyTown Race TEAM.

Joe
Chico CA






FOR SALE:early Hybrid aluminum/steel frameset?... posted by: Kenny on 7/19/2002 at 9:06:55 AM
I have a hybrid aluminum/steel frameset perhaps 80's vintage. No decals or visible markings. Anyone know know of such a beast? Kenny


   RE:FOR SALE:early Hybrid aluminum/steel frameset?... posted by Greg on 8/13/2002 at 5:11:56 PM
There was a "production custom" builder in California the build an aluminum front triangle, chromoly rear triangle mountain bike in the pre-suspension days under the name Mantis. I believe the design was licensed (or adapted) by Nishiki - they might have even bought Mantis before they were bought by the company that owns Raleigh in the USA.






MISC:   NISHIKI INQUIRY posted by: Ryan Erlandsen on 7/16/2002 at 6:20:41 PM
Hi, I just picked up a Nishiki Hybrid bike at a garage sale for $10. I am brand new to biking and was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me what model my bike might be. The man I purchased it from said he purchased it in 1989 in Japan when he was in the military. It's Gray and has 27" steel rims and says "PLAY" in the same letter font as the Nishiki name. Thanks for any help you can give.

Ryan E.


   RE:MISC:   NISHIKI INQUIRY posted by Randy Lovelace on 8/27/2003 at 2:47:46 PM
Just bought a Nishiki 27" rimed 10sp - "Sport", black dk. burgundy frame, all Shimano gearing, and der. DiaComp brakes. Bought it for $5 last night on my way to work when the Lotus Elan I was riding had the left side of the 3 peice break (actually looks like the bolt had worked its way off and is now lost...{appears to be 14mm})

Good luck with yours.