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MISC:   sekai 26in. mountain bike posted by: Billy on 11/13/2003 at 1:53:51 AM
Can anybody tell me about Sekai mt. bikes?
I have a light blue metallic 26in. Sekai mt. bike
with no serial# to be found,no file marks either,
stock paint,and most of all whats it worth & duz
anyone want to make an offer!
Billy

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MISC:   sekai 26in. mountain bike posted by: Billy on 11/13/2003 at 1:53:51 AM
Can anybody tell me about Sekai mt. bikes?
I have a light blue metallic 26in. Sekai mt. bike
with no serial# to be found,no file marks either,
stock paint,and most of all whats it worth & duz
anyone want to make an offer!
Billy

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FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by: josh on 11/11/2003 at 2:39:51 AM
How much if is bare lugged steel stumpjumper frame worth. I believe it is a stumpjumper sport but I am not sure. any help would be great. It looks like this one on firstflight bikes http://www.firstflightbikes.com/Lframe49.JPG
and is in similar shape. Any help would be great. if anyone is interested I will trade or sell thanks

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           RE:FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by Wilson Yee on 12/1/2003 at 7:10:23 PM
Hey there Josh, did you ever find out anything on the value of that stumpjumper? I also have found a 1984 stumpjumper sport, looks like the frameset that you linked to, except that my fork crown is much beefier. I'm having a lot of fun riding it but wondering how much it's worth before I damage it! Thanks, Wilson

           RE:FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by Tim on 3/10/2009 at 3:47:26 PM
I have seen a few 83/84's on craigslist lately for around $150 to $300. Think they go for the high side of that on the bay. Great history as the first mass produced Mtn Bike...
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WANTED:   Pre 1992 Kona Hei Hei posted by: zeck on 11/5/2003 at 8:59:16 AM
Looking for a 16-18inch Pre-92 Kona Hei Hei. Could not afford one of those beauties when they first came out. If anyone has one in good condition with the original ti project 2 fork, and mostly original parts, please email me.

Also looking for pre-92 Kona Explosif, and Offroad Toad in similar size and condition.

And Mountain Goat Stem in Yellow and Green splatter.

Any help appreciated. zeck@_DO_NOT_SPAM_starhub.net.sg
ps. take away the obvious. :-)

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WANTED:   CUNNINGHAM mountain bike posted by: Dave on 10/28/2003 at 5:02:24 PM
Looking for a Cunningham mountain bike. If youve got one or know of one, please let me know. Thanks!

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MISC:   Specialized Stumpjumper posted by: Mike Patterson on 10/21/2003 at 5:50:14 PM
i recently picked up a spec stmpjmper comp. It is white with a U-brake on the rear chainstays and cantis on the front ridgid fork with a one inch headtube. It has shimano Doere Lx components and Biopace chainwheels. !8 speed and there were no wheels, saddle or seatpost with it. My question; how old is this bike? Thanks....Mike

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           RE:MISC:   Specialized Stumpjumper posted by Bob Hufford on 10/28/2003 at 2:19:32 AM
Sounds like '88 or '89. Dig around here ...

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/specialized_specs.htm




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FOR SALE:   Early 90's Cannondale M400 posted by: Greg on 10/19/2003 at 2:19:48 AM
Early 90's Cannondale M 400.Frame fork stem and head set.I believe to be an extra large.It has a 31.5" standover height.Replaceable der hanger.Cro mo fork.Very good condition.Decals very good.Bought to build but realized it is to big for me.My loss your gain.First $35.00 takes it.I can be reached at 815-988-3181.Thank you!

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FOR SALE:   1989 Fat City Cycles "Monster Fat" Mt. Bike Frame posted by: Dan Alexander on 9/6/2003 at 3:50:54 PM
I am the original owner of this classic 20.5” (large) black steel frame. The frame comes with a 26.4 x 330 Syncros black seat post and black Ringle seat post clamp. I can send pictures if you are interested.

I have the original hand signed card with the signatures of the Somerville, Mass builders, including Chris. The bike has been well used and well loved. It has some scratches and small dings, but nothing a new paint job can’t handle. My wife is pressuring me to clean out some of my old bikes so I am reluctantly looking for a loving buyer.

Specs:
Serial number: 0079M2L
Seat Tube: 20.5” (52.5cm) C-C
Top Tube: 23” (58.4cm) C-C

Feel free to give me a call @ 503-292-3339 if you would like more details or to discuss a price.

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MISC:   m/b info posted by: luke on 8/24/2003 at 8:02:58 PM
hello ,does any one have an idea of a 1990,s huffy'spokane'
mountain bike with a 18 speed.
what i mean is , i have one and anybody know about them???
i love rideing it as it's easy to shift and after a 5 mile
trip,i feel i've barely ridden anywhere.
thanks luke

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FOR SALE:   Classic Klein website!! posted by: Jeff on 8/16/2003 at 10:31:14 PM
Stumbled across this website featuring Klein mountain bikes. Great pix including some prototypes!
http://www.engr.psu.edu/ce/martin/ver3/mountain.htm

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WANTED:   Wanted: 80s mountain bike parts, frames and tires posted by: Dave on 8/5/2003 at 6:24:42 PM
Hi,
Im looking for late 70s and 80s mountain bikes, parts, tires, etc to rebuild some of my old bikes. Im looking for old Onza Porcupine tires, Specialized Ground Control tires, Tioga Farmer Johns and cousins, old Suntour, Shimano, Campy, Huret, TA, etc. If you have anything let me know. Thanks!!

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            Wanted: 80s mountain bike parts, frames and tires posted by John E on 8/26/2003 at 7:16:29 PM
Good luck finding those Specialized Ground Controls. I really liked them, too, but the sidewalls rotted out very quickly.




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FOR SALE:   1983 or 84 Stumpjumper Sport posted by: Ned on 8/1/2003 at 3:52:37 PM
I have an orginal Stumpjumper Sport '83 or '84. It is in solid condition. I'm interested in it's value and possibly selling it. Does anyone know the '83 specs/components?

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           RE:FOR SALE:   1983 or 84 Stumpjumper Sport posted by Billy on 10/10/2005 at 5:27:30 PM
Hey There,
I've got an '83 that's perfect as well. I'm not sure the bikes have much value yet. They sold for $750.00 and 499.00 for the Sport originally. The '82 bikes are highy sought after because of their rarity. If the bike has the first generation parts ie Mafac canti brakes, T/A crankset etc. it's worth something, if not $200.00-$300.00 range is probably about correct.
Ride on,
Billy




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MISC:   Univega mountainbike posted by: Elvis on 7/30/2003 at 1:54:40 AM
Hi all. Just picked up a Univega mountainbike, old style rigid frame, cantilever brakes, all suntour XCM components.
The bike rides okay and i am looking forwards to taking it into the woods by the passsaic river but Testing it this evening i noticed the chain skipping for no apparent reason. It shifts fine so the fact that the chain skips when going up hill puzzles me. Any ideas what's wrong? the gears and derailieurs all seem fine. Any suggestions appreciated!

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           RE:MISC:   Univega mountainbike posted by JONathan on 8/5/2003 at 2:56:13 AM
Have you investigated the possibility of the chain being stretched beyond it's working limits? They'll skip teeth on the smaller cogs especially. Might want to look at the teeth wear on the cogs, too. Chainrings while you're at it. A mew chain worked wonders for me, except it may wear out faster with the old tired cogs and chainrings grinding it down faster. Good Luck, JONathan

           RE:MISC:   Univega mountainbike posted by Dave on 8/5/2003 at 6:23:47 PM
What has happened is someone replaced the chain and left the old freewheel and chainrings on. They no longer mesh perfectly causing the chain skip under load. Put back on an old stretched out chain or try and find the old chainrings and freewheel in new conditions. They all have to be the same age to work together properly. Theres nothing wrong with putting back on an old chain. Its just a little less efficient.....

           :   Univega mountainbike posted by John E on 8/26/2003 at 7:20:29 PM
"Theres nothing wrong with putting back on an old chain. Its just a little less efficient..... "

I respectfully disagree, Dave, because an elongated chain will wear out aluminum chainrings rapidly and because an elongated chain is a weakened chain. Chain sideplates do not stretch, but the pivots wear, causing the apparent "stretch." When a chain reaches 100.5 percent of its original length, i.e., 24 half-links measure 12-1/16" instead of exactly 12", it is time for a new chain. Chains are cheap; worn-out chainrings and falls resulting from chain breakage are not.

           RE::   Univega mountainbike posted by CMJ on 11/18/2003 at 2:30:14 AM
While you're both correct, maybe this person just needs to get by. If he puts the old chain on, the bike will move I just wouldn't want to trust it under high stress. Since the old chain and gears have worn out together, as long as the teeth around already "cresting", I've found that a [lubed] drivetrain can still squeeze out a few more hundred miles. Sometimes that's all a student living on the cheap needs.

Lighten up ;)

           RE:RE::   Univega mountainbike posted by CMJ on 11/18/2003 at 2:34:37 AM
I meant, "...as long as the teeth AREN"T already..."

Sorry




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FOR SALE:   Breezer frame posted by: Matty B on 7/19/2003 at 6:02:59 PM
I have a old Breezer frame I want to sell.It's a Lightning Frame classic black/white colers.This was a complete bike bought in 93 or so ,i have the fork but i won't be able to get that untill the end of aug. is anyone interested in this frame?

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           RE:FOR SALE:   Breezer frame posted by chris on 7/31/2003 at 7:45:14 PM
hi there,

i need some more information on this breezer lightning frame.

what size is it?
price?
in which condition is the frame / fork?
could you send it to switzerland?
have you got any pictures?

thanks for your help

greetings chris




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MISC:   Raleigh Seneca posted by: Brewboy on 7/15/2003 at 9:35:09 PM
I just picked up a Raleigh Seneca Mountain Tour frame on ebay. Anyone out there know anything about this bike? It has a Shimano Deore front der. on it.

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