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MISC:Farmer John and his Cousin posted by: Lennart on 11/13/2001 at 11:22:00 PM
I have been using Tiogas Farmer John and Farmer John´s Cousin tires on my Trek MTB. I bought the tires in 1991 and they are cracking all over the place now. I guess I have to admit that I ride my bike only 5 times a year or so...
Does anyone know of a source where I can possibly find some NOS Farmer tires???
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MISC:   Advice on a pre'85 Stumpjumper posted by: Russell on 11/13/2001 at 9:07:05 PM
I have a Specialised Stumpjumper Sport XT, It is Black with white writing. It was made in Japan, which I know dates it to pre'85. But I want to be more specific on its heritage and value (if anything). It has the original bullmoose bars, shifters, mechs (with a moose head design), cranks (Tourney XT), headset (specialised). Pretty much original apart from cassette, chain, front wheel and seatpost I think. Original cantilevers and levers aswell. Fork is pre-unicrown. It rides really well, and actually feels great off road still. I'm in the UK, but the bike was bought in Canada so must have been imported over here. Were Specialised supplying bikes to the UK at that time or do I own the first Stumpjumper in the UK? Advice would be much appreciated.

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MISC:ÊÊÊGary Fisher RS1 posted by: Jeff on 11/12/2001 at 7:47:38 PM
Does anyone out there have any info about a circa '91 or '92 Fisher RS1? Its a full suspension setup with a Lawwill front fork and an elastomer rear -- it has mechanical discs front and rear. I just got one from a friends garage and I'm trying to figure out what's original. Thanks!

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WANTED:   1" susp. fork - mag, lawwill, amp, or others posted by: matthew hurley on 11/11/2001 at 6:31:46 AM
really need that old 1" fork you have laying around or hidden in closet. if you can dare to part with it please email me with what you have. thanks.

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           RE:WANTED:   1 posted by Michael on 11/23/2001 at 1:00:36 AM
Hey I have a 1995 Rock SHox Jusy DH that has a 1" Steerer but it only has about 140mm of Steerer as it was ordered for one of my bikes, installed and never used...it's virtually brand new and I even have a new XTR headset that I can sell with it...please contact me if you are interested.

Best,

Michael

           RE:WANTED:   1 posted by Greg on 2/23/2002 at 9:43:22 PM
Don't know if you got what you needed yet but I have a Manitou SX with adjustable pre load and adjustable oil damped rebound. 255 mm steerer left. 1 inch steerer. Have brand new headset to go with it. 80.00 dollars for both if interested. Thank you




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MISC:   Peugeot Information posted by: brenda on 11/2/2001 at 3:46:57 AM
I was sent to your site (can't wait to browse more) by a fellow bike forum member. My elderly father has a Peugeot (hiking buddy gave to him years ago, was no longer able to bike) and we are seeking information about it, pretty much uninformed about bike history. This is an Orient Express, don't know the year or how to find out, does appear to be a mountain bike if the tires are the clue, large and have the numbers 28 x 2/25. There is a sticker below the seat that says [#4130 CRMO-Steel SANIKA]
Any information will be much appreciated.

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           RE:MISC:   Peugeot Information posted by Jonathan on 11/3/2001 at 3:32:06 AM
The gearing is a good diagnostic trait for MTB's. If it has
3 chainrings (on the crank spindle) and 5 or more gear sprockets (cogs) on the rear axle spindle, then it is a mountain bike if it has 26X2.25 tires. The 4130 is a high quality steel alloy with chromium and molebdenum elements added to it.
This alloy is 5 times stronger than regular steel used in bikes. Peugeot made some MTB's, but not many are around me. The shifters will be useful to date it. The Shimano deore lx was on high qaulity bikes from the '80's and even '90's. With a name like "Orient Express", I'd suggest it's a touring MTB. Check to see if it has tabs for panniers (bags) and
fenders. Also, if it has brazed on fittings for 2 water bottles it is a touring MTB; especially if it has a long wheelbase
(42+ inches from axle-to-axle). Try the MTB.Review site for "bikes by manufacturer". One thing is certain, it's a higher quality bike if it has 4130 main and rear triangles and forks. Check it out.

           RE:RE:MISC:   Peugeot Information posted by brenda on 11/8/2001 at 1:47:36 AM
Thanks Jonathan'' The bike does have 3 chainrings, but the tires clearly say 28 x 2.25, as opposed to 26. That has been questioned, so I looked again, 28 for sure. The shifters really baffle me. For lack of better description, they appear to be small metal levers to push or pull, located on each side of handlebars. I am only familiar with my Schwinn Sierra, which has twist bars indicating the numbers. I see no numbers on the Peugeot, just the metal levers. It does have 2 fittings for water bottles, no fenders, but a carrier rack on rear (could have been installed later) as well as the long wheelbase and main and rear triangles you mentioned. I am about to check the MTB Review'' Thanks again''
b

           RE:RE:RE:MISC:   Peugeot Information posted by Jonathan on 11/8/2001 at 6:20:42 AM
Twenty-eight inch wheels on a MTB? Interesting to see that on any bike. I have 28x1.5's on my commute bike which is a '60 Bottechia touring bike. That bike you have must be great for level 3 touring (long haul with lots of stuff, self-contained). Are you going to use it?
I'll see what I can find out from bike buffs around here. Look for a follow post on this thread. It might be a limited edition bike that was a market experiment. Was it bought in U.S.?
Check the bottom bracket (lower intersection of the 2 triangles) for a serial number. It will be stamped on the big cylinder that houses the crank spindle. It might be on the underside.

           Peugeot Information posted by John E on 11/8/2001 at 6:03:41 PM
Son #2 has a Taiwan-made Peugeot U.S.Express, with 18-speed Shimano thumb-lever shift and 24" wheels. It sounds like a juvenile version of your bike, although you have superior frame tubing. I agree that the 28" tyres are an oddity for a mountain bike in the U.S., but I think the size is still used in Europe and Asia. (The old British road-braked 3-speed roadsters, such as the one Sean Connery rides in "Finding Forrester," use 28" tyres.)

           count the freewheel cogs posted by John E on 11/8/2001 at 6:05:52 PM
The number of freewheel cogs on the rear axle can also help date a bike. VERY rough conversion table: 5: pre-1975; 6: late 1970s/early 1980s; 7: late 1980s; 8 or 9: 1990s.

           RE:count the freewheel cogs posted by Jonathan on 11/12/2001 at 6:23:41 AM
Great little algorithm for dating...sooo analog! I tested that on my bikes and it was 100% reliable for dating, except I have changed to 5 speed
clusters (NOS $8 sunraces) and friction-shift derailers on the road bikes. I like the indexed/friction hybrid for MTB's. THe shock tends to shift the friction-shifters when you least want it to.
What bike maker dosen't have Taiwan branded manufacturers? How come they are so good at making bikes? My brother beats the heck out of his Giant "rincon se" and still has no problems. I mean, THAT's a MTB and for under $400, too (on sale).




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MISC:   What happened to steel frames?...more posted by: Josef on 10/28/2001 at 11:48:47 AM
Why aluminum frames instead of steel? I haven't seen too many old school aluminum MTBs these days.Back then there were concerns about strength and fatique on aluminum frames.They were too stiff.They're still stiff.Have aluminum tubes improved that much to replace steel?What about costs? I still see plenty of old steel rigs on the trails.Dent a steel tube,replace it.Dent aluminum and it's time for a new bike.Bikes are expensive these days!
Why 42t or 44t chainrings?Is it because of clearance due to running shocks? I'm glad RaceFace still make 48s.New bikes are too slow.I usually spin out before I can get decent speed.
AND....what happened to Ground Controls?That was a great tire! Why can't Specialized or WTB make this tire again,with the classic tread and modern,lightweight compounds like the Hutchison Mosquitos?
I'm glad U style rear brake stays are still around.Sorry.I must be getting old.

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           RE:MISC:   What happened to steel frames?...more posted by Jonathan on 11/3/2001 at 3:53:56 AM
I can't imagine why the average guy would go for aluminum tubing when Chro/Mo 4130 or similar steel is tough stuff. Racing I can't say, but my
Specialized RockHopper is the all ChroMo steel rigid-frame that is indestructible. All the attached
stuff gets trashed along the way, but the frame is begging for more. Aluminum is a fad, except for racers, IMHO. Those Ground Controls are still around.
I moved up to Specialized kevlars which are better tires.
Panaracer pro are tough tires for under $40. The new Specialized have beefier sidewalls, which means there's parity between tread wear and side disintegration caused mostly by weathering.
I just threw out a Grnd. Cntrl. tire that had good tread, but rotten cords which caused two tube failures before I figured it out. Listen for that squeaking noise under a load. They looked fine
when I stood off the bike and looked at the tires. When I got on and moving the tube bulged out which made the pressure drop due to the increase in volume that was created.
MTB's were cheap for a while in the thrift stores, but guys are saying they are getting harder to find...the good steel-framed ones that is to say.

           RE:RE:MISC:   What happened to steel frames?...more posted by Jonathan on 11/3/2001 at 4:03:22 AM
The U-brakes were only around 1984-86 it seems to me. I have a touring mtb which is a Miyata TerraRunner that has the U under the chainstay. Except for the inconvenience of servicing it, the stopping power is great and they don't fade! THe Extreme riders may bring them back into the evolutionary chain, as they are tough brakes.

           U-brakes and steel frames posted by John E on 11/8/2001 at 6:13:55 PM
My Schwinn Project KOM-10 (June 1988 production) has Tange prestige d.b. CrMo, an under-chainstay U-brake, a SunTour Rollercam brake in front, and motorcycle-style Shimano brake handles. With KoolStop pads all around, my braking power is excellent. I also run a "full-size" 110/74mm crankset with 48-40-24 rings and a seven-speed 13-26 freewheel. I operate the SunTour XC derailleurs with SunTour thumb shifters in friction mode, and have Shimano pedals with toeclips. I have greatly enjoyed this bike for several years and have no desire to "upgrade" or update anything. After tearing up the sidewalls on a few Ground Control tyres, I am trying a set of gum-coloured Raptors, with good results to date.

           U-brakes posted by John E on 11/8/2001 at 6:17:28 PM
By the way, sometime before the 1989 model year, Schwinn moved the brake mounting bosses, such that later KOM-10s take standard cantilever brakes, seat-stay mounted in back, of course.

           RE:U-brakes posted by Jonathan on 11/12/2001 at 7:25:21 AM
Those Ground Conrol tires are made witha black sidewall that resists the uv deterioration. I have switched to Panaracer pro
tires (1.95 in.) which are better offroad, but slower on the blacktop. I think the next set will be the Ground Control blackwalls.
Really strnage thing happened with the GC's. While riding across an orchard my tire rear went down. I noticed that the tube was stuck to the inside of the tire, which is indicative of long wear.
The tube had sprung a leak at a seam. I put a new tube on and pumped up to pressure (60 psi). I started out across the orchard to a blacktop road where I noticed a
wavy action indicative of low tire pressure. I stipped immediately and checked the rear tire. The pressure seemed just fine. I got on and started out, when I immediately noticed the
sloppy action from the rear tire. I stopped again and checked the tire. Again, no problem. This scenario repeated a couple more times, causing some interest in trying to figure this out.
I checked the tire very carefully and noticed some barely exposed cords on a section of the sidewall. When pressure was applied on the frame, the tube started to just poke out a slight amount.
Now, it dawned on me that the drop in pressure was a result of increased volume caused by the bulging
tire. The old tube had weakened and failed under this insidious condition. The new tube maintained integrity under the same condition, but most likely near the yield point. I reduced pressure to 40 psi and "limped" back home. The front tire was fine. The only factor that I can think caused the difference is exposure to sunlight. On the porch, the rear tire was getting a megadose of sun in the afternoon, while the front was in the shaded part of the overhang. The rear tire sidewall deteriorated, while the front stayed fine. The leftside of the tire was really decayed, which was the side hit by the sun. And, now I'm waiting for the next surprise; there is no limit to what you can stumble across that's a new problem to solve if you ride long enough!

           RE:MISC:   What happened to steel frames?...more posted by Josef on 12/30/2001 at 1:44:40 PM
Thanks for the responses guys.I guess one thing I need to clarify is the U-brake stays.I meant the U-shaped frame stays,like what's on the Schwinn M1/M3,old Nishiki/Raleigh Technions/Moongoose IBOC Pros and Teams.I think they transmit more power then the traditional seat stays on diamond framed bikes.The U-Brakes on the other hand where great brakes except fpr the clearance issue.Odyssey came out with a slimmer profile that had more mud clearance.On Ground Controls; I liked the tread pattern of the original GCs because they hooked up well.I now use Hutchinson Mosquitos and Pythons.Great tires and highly recommended.Feel great on a light-weight steel rigid.Thanks again.

           RE:MISC:   What happened to steel frames?...more posted by ron finck on 5/16/2002 at 4:36:04 PM
I totally agree about steel.
I recently purchased (2yrs) a Rocky Mountain Blizzard, since it was one of the last quality steel bikes readily available and not custom priced.
I had been riding a Mountain Goat Deluxe, which is now rigid again and sigal speeded. It makes a great town bike, and a fun fare weather off roader.




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MISC:   Long live the Rigids! posted by: Josef on 10/28/2001 at 10:02:14 AM
I own a 1993 Specialized Stumpjumper,a veteran XC race bike.Still a very fast bike.It's cool to race against the new duelies and hardtails on the technical trails.As much as I like new technology in mountain biking,I think rigids are still superior to anything out there today due to their simplicity and lightweight.I can outclimb and outsprint hardtails and XC duelies.No lock-out,no pedal feedback and it's light at 22.5lbs.I raced roadies on this bike.Imagine a roadie motoring full tilt only to look back and see an old school rigid eating his rear wheel and then blowing past him.Rigids rule.See you out there.

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           RE:MISC:   Long live the Rigids! posted by Jonathan on 11/3/2001 at 4:11:37 AM
Yeah, man; especially after you get the course dialed in, you can rip without pogoing all over the trail; why give up all that energy to the
suspension on the climbs.




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FOR SALE:   KAWASAKI MOUNTAIN BIKE posted by: Kevin K on 10/24/2001 at 12:33:55 AM
Hi. I've recently purchased a nice used Kawasaki full suspension mountain bike for my son. Local dealers know nothing of the bike( some even say it doesn't exist )This bike is in Kawasaki's racing colors, complete with those funky green plastic fenders like on Kaw dirt bikes. Any info on this is great. Thank you, Kevin

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           RE:FOR SALE:   KAWASAKI MOUNTAIN BIKE posted by Cal on 10/24/2001 at 12:47:55 PM
20" wheels? Aluminium? If so, it is a very collectible "BMX".

           RE:FOR SALE:   KAWASAKI MOUNTAIN BIKE posted by Kevin K on 10/24/2001 at 2:46:29 PM
Hi,no it's got 24" wheels/tires and the frame is steel.Looks pretty cool though. Kevin

           RE:FOR SALE:   KAWASAKI MOUNTAIN BIKE posted by Jeff on 10/24/2001 at 10:18:35 PM
I saw these at a local Sam's Club a few years back. They had a few different mountain bikes and a BMX bike there.

           RE:FOR SALE:   KAWASAKI MOUNTAIN BIKE posted by Kevin K on 10/24/2001 at 11:35:22 PM
Hi. Yea, makes sense. I spoke with a Kawasaki dealer that told me they sold these bikes a few years back for about $400-$500 dollars. I think the bike is more along the lines of a discount store than a $400 up bike. Well,some of the decals are missing which is mostly why I'm looking for info on it.Thanks, Kevin




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MISC:   What Do oyu know of a Sekai Atb26? posted by: dave on 10/4/2001 at 2:05:29 AM
i have been given an old slightly beat up black sekai atb26 bike. Does anyone know anything about them? Thanks for any info you have.

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           Sekai Atb26? posted by John E on 10/15/2001 at 2:53:20 PM
Sekai [Royale] = SR, a longstanding Japanese brand better known for its cranks and other components. Please post a thorough description and component inventory, and someone here can probably pin down the production date to within a few years.




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MISC:    1989 Schwinn Mesa runner value posted by: giksaw on 10/1/2001 at 1:18:40 AM
maybe someone can help me with the information.
I had Schwinn Mesa runner which was stolen.
i need to pay back it's value to my friend who lended it to me.
so how much it worth??
he bought it in 1989 usa and their condition was good.

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           RE:MISC:    1989 Schwinn Mesa runner value posted by j.nile on 10/2/2001 at 3:08:33 AM
Why don't you ask this fellow who posted something about a Mesa Runner on another discussion group. E-mail jmkkk5@cs.com for details. He may be of help to you.


           firstflightbikes.com posted by John E on 10/15/2001 at 2:55:32 PM
Check firstflightbikes.com's Schwinn mountain bike data page. For price calibration, the top-of-the-line Schwinn mountain bike that year, the KOM10, was priced a little over $900.

           RE:MISC:    1989 Schwinn Mesa runner value posted by Josef on 10/28/2001 at 9:52:37 AM
I had a Mesa Runner back in 1988,bought new at $199.00,on sale.These days,I see them at swap meets and thrift shops for $40.00 tops and decent shape.It's a low-end model with low-end components.Good luck




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FOR SALE:   Infinity Mountain bike posted by: Jaks on 9/29/2001 at 7:48:34 AM
Who makes "infinity" mountain bikes?

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FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by: nick on 8/31/2001 at 8:35:10 AM
never built, perfect 18" frame, custom color, mantis profloater

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           RE:FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by Shayne on 9/14/2001 at 6:37:47 PM
Please send me pictures, year of production, serial number, and vital measurements. Thanks.

           RE:FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by ron on 2/22/2002 at 1:16:14 AM
Do you still have this bike?
What are you asking?

           RE:FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by Wayne Chapman on 3/18/2002 at 7:10:22 AM
Is this still available?

           RE:FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by Lore on 7/24/2002 at 12:58:09 PM
Do you still sell this bike? Which price? Do you have any picture of it? Let me know...
Lore

           RE:FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by dani lutz on 4/27/2004 at 7:24:02 PM
i have a mantis pro floater frame, for more informanton please contact me!


dani

           RE:FOR SALE:   mantis pro floater posted by dani lutz on 4/27/2004 at 7:26:54 PM
i have a mantis pro floater frame, for more informanton please contact me!


dani




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MISC:   Schwinn date codes, late 1980s posted by: John E on 7/30/2001 at 12:04:31 PM
Since everyone's Schwinn serial number / date code charts seem to stop in the early 1980s, I hereby present one later data point. My Schwinn KOM-10 has a mid-1988 headbadge number (1528) and a frame number of F804069, which would indicate a return to the early 1960s scheme of letter = month (Jan. = A, June = F) and first digit = last digit of year (8 = 1988). This system would apply only to U.S.-built frames.

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MISC:   Womens style Corsaro posted by: Alan on 7/29/2001 at 9:53:21 PM
I have a mid-80's womens syle Corsaro Mountain bike. The name plate says Corsaro America. I bought it new as a complete bike. It has a mix of middle quality parts with suntour XC derailers and a five speed rear cluster. A tag indicates Main Tube/Corsaro/Cro-Mo Steel. Does anybody know anything about this kind of bike?

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           RE:MISC:   Womens style Corsaro posted by Hunter Williams on 7/1/2004 at 5:19:54 PM
I too have a Corsaro brand bike, but mine is a road bike that I bought second hand. It is quite a nice bike, but I can't find a darn thing about the manufacturer. If you know of anything about this brand, please let me know.




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MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by: Don on 7/23/2001 at 12:45:09 PM
I have a Schwinn Cimarron ATB I bought about 1984 and I am wondering if it is worth anything on the collectors market. It has SunTour XC components mostly with Shimano Deore XTdrivetrain (Biopace rings), canti brakes and thumb shifters. No suspension stuff at all. All this stuff is original equipment. The reason I am asking is it has a lugged frame, as this was their top of the line at the time, I think. The downtube decal says 4130 CroMoly and the bottom bracket and seat tube are lugged. The head tube if fillet brazed. I am short so this is a very small bike.

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           RE:MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by Don on 7/23/2001 at 5:06:41 PM
Upon closer inspection after reading all these posts! Head badge is Schwinn Chicago and the number stamped on this is 0176. Was this bike made in the USA?

           RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by Cal on 7/25/2001 at 6:51:21 AM
All Schwinns with a headbadge that says Chicago are made in the USA.

           RE:MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by Ray on 7/26/2001 at 10:40:35 AM
I am not sure if you can assume that the nameplate "Chicago" means made in the US. I believe that the Chicage nameplate may mean assembled in the US. I base this off of the lugged Schwinn bikes of the 80s that I know were made in Japan by Giant but still have a Chicago plate on them. I have seen LeTours like this.

           RE:MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by Dr. Bob, Bicycle Therapist on 8/23/2001 at 8:18:03 PM
Hi Don, Cal, and Ray,
My wife has a green '1985 Schwinn Cimarron, that is completely original and probably has <100 miles on it. Its head badge also says "Chicago." Pretty nice bike for the times.
As far as the Cimarron being the top of the line back then, I think it was, at least as far as the general public was concerned.
I lived in Durango then, and Ned Overend was racing on a Schwinn Sierra, and with it, was tearing up the competition, most of who were on much nicer rides(!!). Schwinn noticed this, and started sponsoring him, as he worked at the local Schwinn shop, too. Later, I was talking with Ned one day at the shop, and he showed me the red Paramountain that Schwinn had made for him. The first Paramount version of a mountain bike! I told Ned to never get rid of that bike as it was a landmark bike; but if he did, to sell it to me! (Naturally.)
Later that season I talked with other Schwinn team riders, who showed me their Paramountains. I can't remember if Schwinn ever put them into production. Anyway, what I am getting at is, there was a nicer model than the Cimarron back then, but only available to Team Schwinn, as I understand it.
I will see if I can find out if Ned still has that bike.
I would like to exchange e-mails and digital pics with anyone with any cool bikes of this era.
Bikes are great, huh?
Bob






           www.firstflightbikes.com posted by John E on 8/31/2001 at 8:16:48 AM
www.firstflightbikes.com has data on Schwinn mountain bikes of the 1980s. During the last two years of that decade, Schwinn's top-of-the-line mountain bike was the Team Issue Project KOM-10, which had Tange Prestige II tubing and a Schwinn team/Paramount red-white-and-blue paint job. It may be "obsolete," but I really enjoy riding mine!

           RE:MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by j.nile on 9/10/2001 at 10:01:38 PM
I remember that up to 85', they were Schwinn's top mountian bike. The frame featured many braze-ons, so they were well suited to deck out for touring. They also had these beautifully done ovalized lugless joints behind the head tube and at the bottom bracket, and the angles were more upright than other mountian bikes that would soon follow.
I bought a Cimarron lightly used in 85, while search for a sturdy touring bike. I didn't change it much, except I converted it to drop bars, changed the tires and put a pair of Suntour CX Comp pedals on it. Then in 86', I rode it about 4000mi from Utah to Alaska. I lived on that bike with 45lbs of gear for three months and it was about the best thing that ever happened to me. I really got to know that bike, and I have not felt a more reliable steed underneath me since. But alas, in 89', while I was returning to Texas after touring the Olympic Pennisula, UPS lost her. It kind of tore me up for awhile. In four years, I racked up nearly 10k miles on that forest green friend of mine; more miles than I had put on any one bike before. I think they are bulletproof as far as touring goes, but they lack the ability to do tight turns offroad. I'd love to have one to replace the one I lost, so if anyone out there would consider parting with their Cimarron...well, I don't think words alone could express what it would mean to me.

           RE:MISC:   Schwinn Cimarron posted by cogs on 2/11/2010 at 7:15:32 PM
i own a schwinn cimmarron, red in color, not sure of the year. i can't remember what year i bought it. but its been a good bike, in its early years i road it 50 miles a day. still all orignal. cogs 2/11/10
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           RE:RE:MISC:   Schwinn Paramountain posted by Bill Jacobsen on 10/15/2010 at 11:01:54 PM
Hi I came across your site. The first Mountain Bike I bought was a Schwinn
Ned Overend, signature, "Paramountain" I bought it in Mission Viejo Calif.
Brazed frame, with rear cantilever brakes, they had a wedge type action, still have them. they were under the chain stays. I moved to big Bear where Ned was a legend there along with Team big Bear. I paid $450.00 for the frame, they said it was the best there was. They said it was the best for that time. I have ridden it everywhere in Big Bear. I use to take it to Apple Valley down the old Coxey Truck Trail.. I could not get it stopped down the steep hills, so I mounted another set of brakes on the seat stays. Yes two rear brakes. this was b/4 v-brakes and disc. then I rebuilt it again, without brakes under the chain stays, just v-brakes. Now I am rebuilding it again with disc brakes. Every body that has ridden the bike loves the geometry. Unfortunately after the rebuilts I have no decals. I have been searching for another...
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            Schwinn Paramountain posted by Stuart on 3/29/2011 at 2:25:21 PM
I have a laser yellow Ned Overend Paramountain. I built it up to race in the 80's with Phil Wood hubs and BB, Suntour ultra-light seatpost, Avocet titanium rail seat, Salsa Titanium bars, Deore XT 7 speed thumb shifters, Deore XT U-brakes, Specialized 180 mm triple crank, Shimano clipless pedals, Diacompe brake levers and Ritchie hard anodized rims with 14/15 ga DT spokes. This made for a nice light bike, even for the 22" size. I ended up putting narrow slicks on this bike as a road bike. I purchased a KOM in a 21", which was essentially the same bike for racing. I still have the Paramountain, but sold the KOM (sniff) to a tall lady friend years back.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot: until few weeks ago, my primary mountain bike is a lime green R-80 paramountain. I believe this is the last year they were made. It is outfitted with Cooks Bros 180mm cranks, Syncros seatpost, stock titanium railed saddle, deore XT hubs, and 7 speed Grip Shift. All other parts stock. A great bike in perfect condition. Sat in my basement for 15 years!
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