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Old 12-03-2018, 11:41 AM
spacemen3 spacemen3 is offline
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Smile Who's a Fan of Classic Mountain Bikes?

Mantis Pro-Floater
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:43 AM
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Nishiki Alien
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:44 AM
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Gt sts
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:06 PM
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Those are some pretty funky old-school mountainbikes. Nice!
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:22 PM
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I love that Alien. It makes me feel nostalgic about being the age when that was new.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:23 PM
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Love them all but particularly the Nishiki - I would love to have a belt drive bike.
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:51 PM
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I had one of those GT STS and I think it was a similar vintage as that shock and silver headtube lug look to be about the same as my bike had.
Rode great but was the squeakiest FS bike I ever owned. The pivots howled nearly from day one.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:27 PM
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That is a first generation STS and it has squeaked from the first day I owned it. Its been a ton of iterations but I think this is my favorite version of it.
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Old 12-03-2018, 07:50 PM
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My wife's '92 Cinelli 'The Next Machine' with road tires because she only rides on paved trails. Full Campy components.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:00 PM
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My wife's '92 Cinelli 'The Next Machine' with road tires because she only rides on paved trails. Full Campy components.
Very cool indeed. Elevated chainstays and Campy!
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:35 AM
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I love how you integrated bar wrap and grips on the bullhorns. A unique looking bike for sure.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:39 PM
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That Mantis could convert anyone into being a fan of classic mountain bikes. I own a '94 or so Gary Fischer Hoo-Koo-E-Koo, which got a lot of love in the Santa Cruz mountains.
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:52 AM
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1992 Specialized S-works Stumpjumper

Carbon tubes, steel lugs, Suntour XC pro everything. So sweet.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:45 PM
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Love them. That Alien was ahead of it's time. A Ross Mt. Hood, bull moose bars, chromed with Suntour Roller Cams (apologies Cunningham) with one under the chainstays and Accushift (along with the first wins in the Tour and the Giro by LeMond and Hampsten) was where the addiction truly took root, for me.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:25 AM
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Yes a big fan of vintage mtbs.

Owner of a brodie and a dekerf.

Was recently offered a Ritchey Annapurna, but could not justify the cost just for the sake of ownership of such a gem.
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