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MISC:   Hoo Koo E Koo Converted Touring posted by: Keith on 3/9/2009 at 5:01:05 PM
I'm looking at a fully rigid Hoo Koo E Koo converted into a touring/commuter. I'm guessing that the frame is from the '80s. Components as follows:
Shimano XT hubs
Mavic X 517 32h rims
Hutchinson Gold top slick tires 26x1.2
Ritchey WCS drop bars
avid shorty 6 cantilevers
Shimano RSX brake levers
Shimano Road Triple 105 crankset w/matching derailleurs
Dura-Ace bar end shifters
Ritchey MTB clipless pedals
Nice saddle, front/rear racks, handlebar bag, seat bag w/patch kit, computer w/hrm, and planet bike fenders.

I really like the old Hoo Koo E Koo bikes and I'm thinking this conversion will suite my commuting/utility cycling well. The bike is in excellent condition and the seller is asking for $550. What do you think?
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           RE:MISC:   Hoo Koo E Koo Converted Touring posted by jj on 3/10/2009 at 3:57:22 AM
Great bikes, but that price looks pretty high.
Look at the Hoo Koos in the Used Price Guide above.
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           RE:MISC:   Hoo Koo E Koo Converted Touring posted by Tim on 3/10/2009 at 3:20:50 PM
I bought an 87 HKEK new while in college (think it was for around $700 out the door). After 20 years I Still have it. Used it for commuting/racing/cruising/etc..... Currently it has fenders,rear rack, and skinny tires. Fine bike for the era. I believe $550 is steep for this bike. Should be able to find a comparable late 80's bike in decent condition on craigslist etc fairly easily for less than $200.
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           RE:MISC:   Hoo Koo E Koo Converted Touring posted by Keith on 3/11/2009 at 6:17:23 PM
Thanks for the advice. I tested the bike tonight and didn't like it at all. Very short cockpit and twitchy. Plus the condition was much more worn than described in the ad.
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           RE:MISC:   Hoo Koo E Koo Converted Touring posted by sergio on 8/27/2009 at 3:50:02 PM
hi friends, can you pls tell me a little something about this hkek fisher bike that i have?its a bright orange color,funny looking frame s/n fs91101059 dont know year,value or anything for that matter.thanks s.s.
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           RE:RE:MISC:   Hoo Koo E Koo Converted Touring posted by T.Klumpp on 6/7/2010 at 3:54:03 PM
Hello - I have a similar one and looking for answers also. My father purchased two sometime around 1987 1988, but they have the bright orange - not stock colors as I know for those years, and the riding marlin logo on the shaft leading to seat post. Sound familiar? Did you find out details as I would like to know as well.
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AGE / VALUE:   69 Schwinn tandum posted by: try1897 on 2/17/2009 at 6:30:45 PM
I'm going to restore a tandum 69 schwinn . All I have is frame forks and a few odds and ends . This is a job that is intended to make a fun bike and not a restored classic or anything like that ...in fact I think I'll use new parts and make a "Better" bike that runs and stops better... Any IDEAS ??? as to what I should do? Three piece cranks? Disk brakes? I do have a set of Worksman rims 26 " Clincher 36 spoke 11 g / .120 26 x 2.125 welded chrome / steal. (thickest made for a bicycle) So they are only a one gear coaster but have new axel and bearings and new spare of same. Need the rest if anyone has parts for sale let me know..... Tom
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   69 Schwinn tandum posted by try1897 on 2/17/2009 at 7:45:53 PM
What I ment by the rest was any of the rest of the bike like seats, bars,fenders , sprockets , brakes , etc. etc. etc. ..... Tom
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           RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   69 Schwinn tandum posted by jj on 2/18/2009 at 4:36:20 AM
Could be a pretty big project, but parts should be easy to find. The toughest part to find might be the front seatpost because I think it had something like a stem piece on it to hold the rear handlebars.
Some of them had drum brakes which did improve the stopping power.
I'd go with the heaviest duty alloy rims you can find (heavy duty mountain bike rims) because they are a lot "stickier" and give brake pads something better to grab on to.


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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   69 Schwinn tandum posted by David on 2/18/2009 at 7:28:13 PM
A 1969 Schwinn would be a "Twinn" tandem, which is very different from the "Town and Country," which had English 3-piece cranks. For the Twinn, I'm sure you'll need Ashtabula cranks and bottom brackets. If you want to make something "better" than the original Twinn, I think you might be better off rethinking the whole project and starting with a better frame.
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           regarding value of 1989 - 1990 trimble inverse 4 mountain bike posted by robert ukitis on 4/23/2009 at 2:01:13 PM
hi i have a 1989-1990 trimble inverse 4 carbon fiber mountain bike #391 very clean and original everything 100% working order i am trying to find an aprox value thank you. color is white with yellow, blue, green. decails and auto signature of original manufactuer brent trimble
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MISC:   Rockhopper posted by: Phil on 2/17/2009 at 9:32:30 AM
I found an old Rockhopper mountain bike. Not a Specialized Rockhopper, just Rockhopper.
It looks pretty old, is very light (chromoly frame, alloy everything else).
Anyone know the history of this bike?
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AGE / VALUE:   thanks posted by: Gary Main on 2/16/2009 at 10:49:51 PM
Thaks, I love the old Mt bikes, I have a Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, with U brakes, hard tail, in seafoam green, one of the first ones made. Have various other vintage Mt bikes
And quite a bit of older parts.
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           RE:AGE / VALUE:   thanks posted by Tim on 3/10/2009 at 3:30:30 PM
Gary,
I remember the seafoam green choice. I went for the blue. Still have mine also. Fun bike that has lasted many miles.
Tim
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MISC:   I can't remember what I had for breakfast, posted by: Vin - Menotomy Vintage Bicycles at OldRoads.com on 2/15/2009 at 7:43:15 AM
let alone why we removed this discussion area 5+ years ago.
But it is back now.
-Vin
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           RE:MISC:   I can't remember what I had for breakfast, posted by Vin on 2/15/2009 at 7:48:13 AM
test reply
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           RE:MISC:   I can't remember what I had for breakfast, posted by try1897 on 2/17/2009 at 6:28:47 PM
What's breakfast?
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           RE:MISC:   I can't remember what I had for breakfast, posted by Tim on 3/10/2009 at 4:04:32 PM
Thank you for restoring the forum.
Tim
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WANTED:   Mafac Tandem Canti's and other old-school MTB stuff posted by: Kevin, aka KDawg on 9/24/2004 at 7:44:08 PM
I was wondering if anybody knew where I could pick up 2 old school '80s MAFAC KGL-5 or HC-5 Tandem Cantilever Brakesets in NOS/NIB/SIB unused/unmounted condition for sale? 4 cantilever brakearms to a set. Also where can I pick up some Sugino Mighty Tour or Super Mighty Tour 175mm crank arms (2) and spider cranks (2) and the Sugino Mighty Competition 110/74mm 46T, 36T, and 26T chainwheels up for a triple with Tioga Triple Chainwheel Mounting Bolts, Suntour VX Front Derialleur, Suntour XC-II 9/16"x20T BMX Beartrap Pedals, Ukai 26x2.125" Aluminum Alloy BMX Cruiser Rims, Nitto Bullmoose Tig-Welded Bar/Stem Combo, Grab-On MX II BMX Grips, Avocet Touring M2 and W2 and/or Avocet Racing M2 and W2, SR Sakae Laprade Seatpost, and spoke Protectors and Suntour New Winnner Ultra-7 7-Speed Freewheels, and necessary old early 1980s Sugino parts for the triple build-up. I need enough of these parts to make two bicycles. I want all parts in NOS/NIB/SIB unused/unmounted condition if possible. Email me at coolkevin366@yahoo.com if you had come up with a match to my description. Maybe some Tuf-Neck PowerDisk 46T BMX Chainrins also, if possible. Thank you!

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MISC:   older mtb bike, how to convert to a ISO fork? posted by: Lisa on 6/7/2004 at 8:05:55 PM
Hi, I purchased an older 26 folding MTB. It has a BMX
size headset. I was told that you can upgrade this via
of just replacing the front fork with an 1 inch ISO fork
and installing an ISO locknut. Is this that simple?

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WANTED:   Vintage mountain bike brochures and catalogs posted by: Brian on 3/5/2004 at 10:21:35 PM
Wanted pre-90 brochures and catalogs from following makers: Mountain Goat, Steve Potts, WTB ,Cunningham, Mantis, IRD, Cook Bros., Brodie, Salsa, Bontrager, Koski, Moots, Rock Lobster . Thanks

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MISC:   test posted by: test on 12/13/2003 at 7:12:47 PM
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FOR SALE:   Vintage Ritchey posted by: dave on 12/13/2003 at 5:06:10 AM
Ritchey for sale. Red Ascent Comp with all original components. Mostly XT, Suntour Roller Cam rear brake and Suntour pedals, Dura Ace hubs, Araya rims, bullmoose bars, Avocet seat. $365

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           RE:FOR SALE:   Vintage Ritchey posted by Tim on 3/10/2009 at 3:26:29 PM
Do you mind emailing me pictures? More info.
Thanks for your time,
Tim
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WANTED:   Raleigh Elkhorn posted by: Dave on 12/13/2003 at 5:00:13 AM
Looking for a 18-20" Raleigh Elkhorn. Please email me if you have one. THanks.

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FOR SALE:   1982 Stumpjumper fork and mafac canti's posted by: Stephen on 12/6/2003 at 5:02:40 AM
Original Stumpjumper fork and mafac cantilever brakes (front and rear) good condition. Write for pictures and any question you may have. $30. plus shipping.

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           RE:FOR SALE:   1982 Stumpjumper fork and mafac canti's posted by Kevin on 5/27/2004 at 9:32:45 PM
I am interested in the fork and mafac brakes! Is the fork plus both sets of brakes $30+shipping? Man, your cool! Can you send me photos of these because if they are still for sale, I might buy them! So can you send photos to my email address? Thank you!!

           RE:FOR SALE:   1982 Stumpjumper fork and mafac canti's posted by Tim on 3/10/2009 at 3:28:45 PM
I am very interested in the fork/brakes and or the rest of your 82 stumpjumper.
Thanks for your time,
Tim
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FOR SALE:   B.M.X. All Terrain MTB posted by: MC on 11/25/2003 at 6:09:40 AM
FS: First generation chrome model, 26" drilled wheels, email for details. Serious offers only.

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           RE:FOR SALE:   B.M.X. All Terrain MTB posted by ken on 11/27/2003 at 12:36:38 AM
do you have any pictures,if not possibly describe it the best you can.thanks,ken..

           RE:RE:FOR SALE:   B.M.X. All Terrain MTB posted by mc on 12/5/2003 at 3:52:01 AM
Email me. I cannot post pics to this site.




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FOR SALE:   Breezer Storm frameset for sale posted by: Dan Gerber on 11/24/2003 at 11:32:18 PM
I've got a Breezer Storm frameset i'd like to sell. It's a '94 that I bought new in '95. 17.5", purple and white. i have the priginal rigid fork that cmae with it, that has never been used. I also have the little bottles of touchup paint for it. This is a Ritchey logic tubed frame, very nice ride! i can email pics, or answer any questions you may have.

Thanks,
Dan

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           RE:FOR SALE:   Breezer Storm frameset for sale posted by Dan Gerber on 11/24/2003 at 11:42:09 PM
Correction on the frame size: it is 18" C-T. Sorry about that.

-Dan




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MISC:   Gary Fisher Klunker posted by: Mike in TX on 11/21/2003 at 10:56:53 PM
Anybody have any idea how long the Klunker was offered? Was it considered a 'limited edition' bike or anything like that?
All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.

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           RE:MISC:   Gary Fisher Klunker posted by scooterendo on 7/21/2004 at 8:14:07 PM
Hey there,
Yes, there were supposed to be 'limited production'. I don't know how many were made. I've got one from '96. They might have made them in '97 as well, but maybe they were just left over stock from '96. I know some came with 7 speed R/F STX shifters and levers and some came with 7 speed old Gripe Shite. The rest of the tranny was STX. Pretty low-end stuff. Mine came with GS and I swapped out for some old Suntour thumb shifters. I'm upgrading with old-skool stuff every chance I get. I love my ride! I grew up in Fairfax, CA. so I'm a little sentimental about such things. Peace. Long live Repack!

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