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crazy vintage shiz

Sept. 12, 2014, 9:53 a.m.
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one of the og breezers on display at interbike

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Sept. 12, 2014, noon
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I should have taken a picture but I ran into a fellow on a Ritchey from the early 80's the other night in the Dunbar area. Recently repainted red. Thomaselli levers, Phil Wood hubs all original stuff he said.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Sept. 16, 2014, 6:18 a.m.
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Look who's on pinkbike: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/repackrider/

Sept. 16, 2014, 9:38 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 23, 2005

Look who's on pinkbike: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/repackrider/

He also posts on mtbr.

Sept. 21, 2014, 10:25 p.m.
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so after months of fruitless trawling craigslist for an interesting project i finally struck 'gold' this weekend

a lapierre porteur bike, mostly complete. jan heine and matthew grim ressucitated awareness of and interest in these about 7 years ago, and bike nerds have since been trying to make their own, or in some cases have custom ones madeā€¦ but this is the first original porteur i've ever seen: a 1950's french newspaper delivery bike, meant to handle well (look ma, no hands!) with 40lbs of paper strapped to a front rack, and the origin of 650b wheels. excited to get this thing back up and running :)

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Sept. 21, 2014, 10:32 p.m.
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Sweet bike nerd find.

Sept. 21, 2014, 10:59 p.m.
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http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bik/4675629426.html

looks clean for its age

Sept. 30, 2014, 3:49 p.m.
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if you've got $2,000 you don't know what to do with

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/pml/bik/4652905464.html

Shredding hypothetical gnarr

Sept. 30, 2014, 7:13 p.m.
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Joined: March 11, 2003

Bahahahahah

Is there a Vancouver in Taiwan?! I had no idea!!

Nothing sums up my life's achievements like my stuffed corpse, suplexing a cougar.

Oct. 8, 2014, 9:03 a.m.
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spooky

http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showproduct.php?product=95883[HTML_REMOVED]title=new-old-stock-spooky-pitboss-17-frameset[HTML_REMOVED]cat=7

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Oct. 8, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
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spooky

http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showproduct.php?product=95883[HTML_REMOVED]title=new-old-stock-spooky-pitboss-17-frameset[HTML_REMOVED]cat=7

OOoh. Nearly bought one of these a long time ago. Was it the Spooky Darkside? Not sure of that. Bought a Cove Stiffee instead. I remember the seatube easton decal said "Easton FS" tubing, as if they could only imagine people using that tubeset for Full Sus bikes.

Oct. 8, 2014, 2:38 p.m.
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I never got the appeal to Spooky stuff.

Oct. 8, 2014, 5:41 p.m.
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I never got the appeal to Spooky stuff.

It's all the love for Frank The Welder (Wadleton). IMO they did a good job of being an East Coast version of Cove Bikes, obviously without the actual shop.

I worked at a Spooky dealer BITD, and they built up into nice bikes. They had good distribution and support in the UK which made a difference for sure.

True story:

At one point one of their ads suggested that you could run over the back end of their Metalhead dirt jump/4x bike with a Hummer (back when Hummers were Arnie cool not Costco grocery getters). We had a customer who was super keen on this and wanted us to test it out. He came up with the idea that someone could stand on the back end of a frame and it should be fine. He was a big lad well over 200Lbs, so we weren't too keen on it being him.

We called up the Spooky dist and got the go ahead despite our major misgivings.
The lightest shop rat is pressed into duty - all of 110Lbs - and he works his way out to the dropouts after starting at the seat tube with the frame laying on the floor.
Amazingly it's all good. He makes it to the dropout and the frame is still fine. Until he flexes his foot a little like he's raising himself up on the balls of his feet, and as he relaxes the frame bends writing it off.

Apparently for some reason they thought that we'd put a wheel in the dropouts - what would be point of that? We got a new frame from the distributor, but we never got anyone to stand on it ever again.

TL;DR I worked at a place that sold Spooky bikes.

Oct. 9, 2014, 11:13 a.m.
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Added this one to my collection - Pretty much stock 1983 Stumpjumper Sport. Picked it up from the original owner who purchased it in Edmonton in 1984.

Play : Comox Valley Mountain Biking - www.cvmtb.com

Oct. 9, 2014, 12:16 p.m.
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Joined: May 28, 2005

those older stumpy's cruiser-up real nice

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

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