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Is anybody a fan of vintage chromoly steel butted mountain bikes or hybrids, either in stock or comfort-bike setup?  

 

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Don't think I'd term myself a fan, but I still have mine, even though it hasn't been ridden in probably two decades LOL. It's a Marin Eldridge Grade done in white with neon pink, green and yellow spatters.

Adios,

Pizza Bob

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On 10/7/2019 at 6:49 PM, Pizza Bob said:

Don't think I'd term myself a fan, but I still have mine, even though it hasn't been ridden in probably two decades LOL. It's a Marin Eldridge Grade done in white with neon pink, green and yellow spatters.

Adios,

Pizza Bob

I have a Marin Bear Valley.

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with Aluminum Alloy frames as long as you realize that the stress adds up.  

However a light double or triple-butted chromoly frame may lose some of the energy when riding, but the ride is sweet with that spring in the frame.  

I agree, just ride.  I love riding in the autumn when the leaves are changing and there is a slight chill.  I imagine that hunters would be able to find Pizza Bob.  My Marin is a a titanium gray.  I also have a vintage Rockhopper, and I would love to get a Trek 750 Hybrid.  I would also like to find a nice Trek Singletrack 950 or 970. 

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On 10/7/2019 at 7:18 PM, Displaced Texan said:

I’m not a fan on chromoly frames, but I have a vintage Giant ATX 890 John Tomac aluminum frame. 
 

I modernized the gear train, fork (Rock Shox Reba Team), and wheelset. 
Slick ride and surprisingly light!

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 Nice.

I only knew about John Tomac because of his son Eli who just won his third outdoor  450 motocross championship.  Kid is super tough.  Endurance of a freight train.  Gets a lot of it from his dad.

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My old boss had a brazed (I believe) steel Bontrager in "Pink Camo" that I would love to own.  I'd want the frame to hang on the wall as I have not ridden in years.  Probably kill my self trying.  I came relatively close back when I did ride and I have a lot more weight to have land on my neck going over the bars nowadays.  

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Given my mobility and balance issues, I'm not sure that I could still competently ride a bicycle, however, I really didn't want to give up riding - so, while I have put in very little time on my new conveyance - I still wanted to have the option of whether to ride or not. This was my solution...

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Catrike Trail

Adios,

Pizza Bob

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I have a Mongoose Pro from like the early 2000's (don't know if it qualifies as "vintage"?? It's still serving me well and I love how it handles and rides.

Two things I really like is the monoshock rear suspension that I can dial in to change the ride, along with the adjustable front shocks. The other is the disc brakes, that aren't affected by water and mud.

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