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Retro MTB Any old shool bikes outside the Fat world like Ritchey, Breezer, Salsa, VooDoo, Yeti, Bontrager, etc.

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Old May 26th, 2009, 8:01 AM   #1
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Default Steph's B-stone commuter

Well not all the bikes in the garage are American steel.

I have a thing for high quality Japanese bikes too.

This one is my wife's '87 MB-2 turned into a transportation bike. It was her off road bike until her Yo came along. The old school geometry and chainstay rollercams are much better suited for townie use.
It is a lock it to a post build: 1 x 7 with Deore cranks, thumbshifter, Cro-Moto bar, LX hubs, Raleigh Technium fork, Speedmax tires and full fenders.
A rack and some sort of basket/panniers/bags comes next, she wants to be able to ride to the farmers market on Saturdays but doesn't want to deal with pulling my trailer.
I took it for a post build spin that turned into a half hour ride, so I think that means it is a nice ride!
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Old May 26th, 2009, 8:17 AM   #2
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a few more pics
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Old May 27th, 2009, 6:48 PM   #3
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yeah that is nice!! I just passed up a 50's Sheapley Jet oveerr the weekend. had a rack and all.Even had the GoodYears still on it
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Old May 29th, 2009, 7:42 AM   #4
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Thanks Billy,
I scored a used Trek Interchange rear basket
http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&bShopOnline=0
so I'm getting her a Bontrager (Trek) rear rack to jive with the quick attach gimmick of the basket. (I know here I am with all my thumbies set to friction mode, going for a bike rack with gimmicks ) Maybe some grocery bag panniers??
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Old May 29th, 2009, 1:59 PM   #5
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sweet! last year, I built up a something similar (1992 Specialized Stumpjumper) for my fiancee.
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