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MISC:   Vintage ATB web site posted by: Jeff on 10/22/2002 at 3:26:13 PM
We have started a database of older mountain bike info @ www.firstflightbikes.com We have quite a few older catalogs and magazines and buy/sell/trade bikes and parts. We also have a Yahoo discussion group centered around the older mountain bikes. You can join from the web site if you are interested.


Thanks
Jeff
First Flight Bikes

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           RE:MISC:   Vintage ATB web site posted by Allan Richardson on 11/5/2002 at 10:49:38 PM
I am looking for iformation on cyclepro mountain bikes.

           RE:MISC:   Vintage ATB web site posted by bruce bunten on 2/26/2003 at 12:11:10 AM
I picked up a Columbia ATB "Trailrunner" I have it working enough to ride with my son in the mornings, however the back rim is very bent, and had to tinker a lot to get rear gears to work. Other wise it's prity cool. I have tried doing some searchs but have not come up with anything. I am looking for information. Any history, I would also like to know what kind of rims it will take and shifter. If I do replace they do not have to be original stock. I just like it and want to ride. Thanks for any information.
The only numbers I have found are on the bottem of the peddles. "8 or B? " I can not tell. "82180200" these do not seem to match up to any other numbers to identify. Any help you can give on bike would be appreciated. bruce




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FOR SALE:   1985 Specialized StumpJumper posted by: Dan Gardner on 10/12/2002 at 12:25:40 AM
I have a '85 Stumpjumper that I'm trying to sell or trade. The price is negotiable and will discuss any type of trade for another bike.

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           RE:FOR SALE:   1985 Specialized StumpJumper posted by karl on 10/21/2002 at 11:09:54 PM
maybe interested...what are you asking for it.

           RE:RE:FOR SALE:   1985 Specialized StumpJumper posted by Pete on 12/15/2002 at 12:51:25 AM
I would like to see some pictures of it but I do have a few bikes that I am willind to trade for it.




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FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by: steve on 10/3/2002 at 5:21:55 AM
i got this old specialized stumpjumper here. pretty sure its one of the original ones, from the pictures i've seen. its in fairly good shape, pretty much complete, except for the wheels and the left crank arm/ pedal. the front wheel is an old saturn rim, may be original, don't know. the bike is dark blue, and the serial# is M3H67956. i'd consider selling it, if any one's interested, but i would at least like to know what it's worth. any questions, e-mail me. thank you.

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           RE:FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by Trevo on 10/11/2002 at 5:18:20 PM
Not really sure you've got anything really special there. Probably not really worth much What size is it? does it have canti bosses? Would you accept a trade for it? I got Bins of parts and a buncha scwhinn frames,and a Ross 700c signature frame.

           RE:RE:FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by steve on 10/13/2002 at 5:49:52 AM
20" frame with canti bosses. I'll trade for any muscle bikes, parts, etc.

           RE:RE:FOR SALE:   stumpjumper posted by Bob Hufford on 10/22/2002 at 5:05:02 PM
Hey Trevo -- can you tell me more about the Ross Signature frame? Feel free to contact me off-line ...

Bob Hufford
Springfield, MO




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MISC:   Miyata ti Elevation 8000 - comment? posted by: Bård E. on 9/25/2002 at 5:20:43 PM
I just wonder if anybody could comment on the Miyata Elevation 8000 titanium frame, appr. 1995 model. Is it any good (for mountain biking and/ord heavy loaded touring)? How much should I pay for a used bike? (Rigid fork, XT specs 7 speed).

Kind regards
Bård E.

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WANTED:   mongoose phase II BMX FRAME posted by: robert on 9/23/2002 at 9:58:08 PM
hello , i am looking for a mongoose phaseII bmx frame. it is polished aluminum and was made about 1998. it is not a rare frame is not worth a million dollars. i am looking to build a copy of the bike my friend had before he died. his parents took his bike and built a memorial in their house with it along with his trophies and pictures. if anyone can help me i would appreciate it. so far, i have every part i need to do this project, but NO frame, thanks

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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

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           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




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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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           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.

           RE:MISC:   Can anyone help me with an old Ward's bike? posted by saralin on 6/22/2011 at 2:41:51 PM
I saw a post that said it was around 1981 that they got it from monty ward.. I had one that got blazed in a fire and am trying to come up with a replacement value...

by: 98.215.209.8




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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?

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           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).




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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.
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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.
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