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WANTED:†††Rock Shox posted by: Michael Caditz on 7/16/2002 at 12:34:49 AM
Looking for Rock Shox RS1 or a rebuild kit for same!

MISC:†††Early Mountain Bikiing posted by: Andy on 7/13/2002 at 12:43:14 PM
Most folks think that mountain biking started in the late 1960s & 70s. Following is an account of the begining; OUTING magazine-Aug. 1893 'Cycling in the White Mountains', A rider, identified only as 'the Professor' writes "We trundled our 85lbs. pneumatics to the summit of Mt. Washington, then proceeded down the carrage road, but we were unprovided with brakes. When the grade became steep, our wheels attained an absolutely uncontrollable momentum. At such times the only thing to be done was steer for a heep of sand or a huckleberry bush, and sail into it with eyes shut and head down. On one particularly hard charge, the Professor went over the embankment and flew along with increasing momentum, then crashed with a farewell somersault, disappearing over the ledge! The Professor was badly stunned, having several broken bones and various cuts and bruises. He was carried by wagon to the base, where upon he raised his head, saying..."pretty fair form". Wow, that was 109 years ago. Now that's biking! the Professor was one tough dude, no helmet, no brakes, down mount Washington on a cycle weighing almost 100lbs. !

   RE:MISC:†††Early Mountain Bikiing posted by Ron on 8/31/2002 at 2:51:48 AM
I saw a documentary on PBS about a US Army experiment in the late 1800s to replace the horse with a bicycle. A group of about 20 Negro soldiers rode from their fort in Utah to Yellowstone Park.

MISC:†††value on Mattel Stallion posted by: Bo on 6/28/2002 at 10:04:16 PM
Anybody have an idea what a Mattel Stallion (I think it is a 1967) might be worth?

   RE:MISC:†††value on Mattel Stallion posted by Brian on 6/22/2003 at 2:29:53 AM
Did you ever find out what your 67 Stallion was worth? I have a 64 and am wondering the same thing. E-Mail me back please.Thanks.

   RE:MISC:†††value on Mattel Stallion posted by Scott on 7/16/2003 at 2:51:57 PM
Hello, I also have one and was wondering what it looks like complete. Does anyone have a picture?

Thanks, Scott

   RE:RE:MISC:†††value on Mattel Stallion posted by steve on 11/30/2003 at 3:27:52 AM
call me @ 314-517-2710 on mattel bike

MISC:†††Ritchey P-23 posted by: Dave on 6/27/2002 at 6:09:20 PM
Anyone have an idea of the value of a Ritchey P23 with full Suntour XC Pro in good condition is? Thanks.

   RE:MISC:†††Ritchey P-23 posted by john on 7/2/2002 at 8:50:27 PM

I do not know how much your bike is, but i had a p23
back in the day and looking to get another one.
is ther anybody you know who might be selling one??
if so let me know,

thanks , john

MISC:†††Bianchi Circa 1984? posted by: Thomas on 6/17/2002 at 9:59:08 PM
Hi all,

Great forum here...
A couple of years ago I acquired a Bianchi MTB. It's red 21" frame. Alloy rims(no quick release on front or back), It has the wide crhrome handle bars with built in "triangular" neck. Steel lugged frame. Suntour Mountech rear Derailluer and Alpine Gear front deraileur, index shifters, Dia Compe Cantilever brakes. Does anyone have info on this or know where I might find some info? BTW I'm looking for a Takagi( Tourney XT) 175mm triple crank to replace the worn one that I have.



   RE:MISC:†††Bianchi Circa 1984? posted by Stuart on 7/23/2002 at 5:55:11 PM
I purchased one of those in a candy apple BLUE in 1983 or 84. I guess yours is a candy apple RED. $525.00 Canadian. I was a roadie who thought it would be great to have such a "truck" like bicycle. The tubing was ishatawa 022, Specs very close to Reynolds 531. The chainstays near the BB were crimped due to my tightening a kickstand, best not ever squeeze a kickstand on any bike with decent tubes otherwise suffer the same fate...feel free to write me back, if you have any questions.

WANTED:†††lawwill Procruiser posted by: DAN on 6/2/2002 at 5:23:06 AM
Hey, I'm hunting for a Lawill (sp?) ProCruiser. Complete bike or frame only in any restorable condition. Any help would be great! Thanks, DAN

   RE:WANTED:†††lawwill Procruiser posted by Keith Maclaren on 9/24/2003 at 9:22:26 PM
Hello Dan, (I just saw your note that is now more than a year old but) I have a ProCruiser that is nearly original; the hubs were replace with Phil Wood sealed bearings and the seat may not be original but I could find out as I bought it from the original owner, a bike shop tech, a few years ago and I could look him up. Hope you're still interested. Later, Keith.

WANTED:†††white tyres posted by: daniel on 5/27/2002 at 8:31:42 PM
I'm looing for white or at least white wall tyres for a vintage french bicyle size 26x1 1/2x 1 5/8 650B Semi Comfort Michelin. Does anyone knows where to get those ?
Seems to be difficult here in Europe. Daniel www.d.maier@virgin.net

   RE:WANTED:†††white tyres posted by Jorge ‹llfig on 12/30/2002 at 4:19:28 PM
St John St Cycles' got them
Att. Chris Bartrop, Export Department at www.sjscycles.com

   RE:WANTED:†††white tyres posted by Jorge ‹llfig on 12/30/2002 at 4:20:06 PM
St John St Cycles' got them
Att. Chris Bartrop, Export Department at www.sjscycles.com

FOR SALE:†††Diamondback Response Elite F/S posted by: Stephen on 5/26/2002 at 2:38:57 AM
Hello Folks,
I have a vintage 1994 Diamondback Response Elite in very nice clean condition.
Has very few paint chips and the front Manitou shock looks as new as the day it was made.
This bike came factory with some interesting tid bits like titanium Flite saddle,
titanium handlebars(175 grams), LX front crank and arms,LX front derailer, XT rear derailer, LX rapifire
shifters with brake lever built in.
There are other aluminum anodized extras. A beautiful bike for hundreds below new price.
I am selling for only $200. plus actual shipping with no handling fees.This bike cost $1650. when new in 1994!!
This is an excellent collector bike or just ride it and enjoy.
It has all original parts and tires are even original to the bike.
For more info and pics,please write me at the above address
and I will send info on Monday 27th in the afternoon.
Thank You for your time, Stephen

MISC:†††Schwinn Bantam posted by: Beth on 5/23/2002 at 6:58:18 PM
I have an old red Schwinn Bantam. It is a 20" wheel, red and has the bar that can go into the frame to make it a boy or girl bike. It's it excel condition.

Also have a Schwinn blue girls Junior Varsity, excel. shape. Just picked up a 1989 Schwinn Tornado.

Anyone Interested????

MISC:†††Cinelli Mtn Bike posted by: Tim on 5/21/2002 at 11:13:02 PM
In our local 'Buy & Sell', someone has a Cinelli mountain bike for sale. It is made of Columbus tubing, special for MTB's. Sounds as though many parts are updated, because I don't think Cinelli must have built mountain bikes for long. I know a Cinelli road bike is a hot item, no matter what age. Anyone else heard of a Cinelli MTB? Any thoughts on value? Thanks.

   †††Cinelli Mtn Bike posted by John E on 5/23/2002 at 7:25:04 PM
You are correct about their road bikes. I have never seen a Cinelli mountain bike, and until I read your post, I had never hoped to see one. [But I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather own than be one.]

   RE:MISC:†††Cinelli Mtn Bike posted by Paul on 8/10/2002 at 4:59:57 PM

I own a Cinelli Mountain bike made of Columbus tubing that I purchased in Toronto, Canada the summer of 1990. I have never seen another like it and when I took it to a bike shop in Vancouver a couple of years ago the mechanic had never heard of Cinelli making MTB bikes either. It came with the very obscure "Mountain LX" groupo which I believe might have been an European groupo. I consider it more of a hybrid bike as it is a very rigid 21" frame. Any more information on Cinelli mountain bikes would be welcome.

   RE:†††Cinelli Mtn Bike posted by Greg on 8/13/2002 at 5:07:11 PM
Don't quote me on this but, I remember Cinelli building some MTBs (at least they showed them at the industry trade show in Atlantic City) in Italy when MTB sales were really booming....probably late 1980s. I recall seeing some of these bikes with Campy's Euclid and Centaur groups which puts them around 1990. Cinelli was distributed in the US for a short while by Fisher before they were purchased by Trek (early 90's?) and again, I believe they produced some mountain bikes at that point.

   RE:RE:†††Cinelli Mtn Bike posted by steve on 12/9/2002 at 6:41:41 PM
i own 2 cinelli mtn bikes. i called next machine w/columbus tubing and campy centaur or. group. the other is called ottomilla w/xc pro group. check out first flight bicycles web site for some info and a cinelli mtb in their museum. i may be selling my next machine in near future(Bobby Rahal used this bike to ride around the pits at the 1991 indy 500). anyone interested? retailed for over $3000 in '91

FOR SALE:††† posted by: rickey@knowlesbicycle334-756-7561 on 5/17/2002 at 6:12:15 PM

FOR SALE:†††New Concept posted by: ryan on 5/15/2002 at 3:01:07 AM
i am looking into designing a pedal car for adults. it will be based on a new 3 wheeled recumberent with front wheel steering and rear wheel drive. i am planning to make a fibreglass flaring kit in the style of a vintage car. any feedback on the flaring and 'big boys pedal car' concept would be much apreciated

WANTED:†††shimano deore xt 6 speed friction shifters posted by: rudy myers on 5/7/2002 at 8:38:04 PM
i have a right hand shimano deore xt m700 shifter that will not stay in gear.. i belive that the washer inside has broken. i am looking for parts to rebuil this, or if possible find a new shifter or shifters. i realy love these dinosaurs and would hate to part with them.. i would entertain a newer pair of 7 speed deore friction shifters.. thanks rudy

   †††shimano deore xt 6 speed friction shifters posted by John E on 5/13/2002 at 10:53:57 PM
You can use any thumb shifter with a friction mode. They pop up on eBay periodically at pretty decent prices.

   RE:WANTED:†††shimano deore xt 6 speed friction shifters posted by john on 7/2/2002 at 8:54:10 PM
i have a brand new set of shimano deore 7 speed thumbshifters. never used.
i believe i still have box. bought them back in 1992 or
1993. make offer. thanks, john.

WANTED:†††Info about my mountain bike posted by: Eve Stein on 5/7/2002 at 3:10:41 PM
I have a mountain bike that my cousin found me in 1983 or 1984.
It has 18 speeds and 24" wheels. The only marking on the tube
says 'CW ATB.' My cousin worked in a bike shop and charged me
$400 for the bike, which he told me was 10% over his cost.
It must be well-made because I recently took it in to have
the derailleur replaced and the guy at the bike shop said it
was a 'really cool bike.' Any ideas? TIA.

WANTED:†††Scott AT-4's anyone? posted by: Dave on 5/4/2002 at 11:34:59 PM
Can anyone help me locate a set of Scott AT-4 handlebars? They're the mountain bike bars that curve around to the front in a one-piece design. They are discontinued, but I know there must be an unused set lingering in someone's garage or attic. Will pay a reasonable price and postage. Any help greatly appreciated.

   RE:WANTED:†††Scott AT-4's anyone? posted by Kevin on 5/2/2003 at 4:32:29 PM
I am looking for a set of AT-4 Handlebars.