What will it be at Happy Ride - Vintage Style??

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Mudflaps
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What will it be? Choices, choices...

Fat Chance, Merlin, Sketch, IRD semi? (1984, 1988, 1990, 1990)

What's a boy to do? Fat would make my neck hurt it's so stretched out, so that's out. Merlin - always a pleasure. Sketch - h'mmm. IRD semi stroker - haven't been on it, or worked on it in a while. Sketch wins!

 

Tim

dirtydown
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The best I could come up with is building up my first mtb frame, 2000 Gary Fisher Big Sur.  The disc brakes mounts required some engineering and fabrication on the part of Davey and Richard.  I had just unburied this frame to build a winter bike the day I read about the Vintage ride. 

This is why I consider myself second generation DOD.  Tim could have been my dad.  However, those early experimental bikes Tim was riding are now known to have caused pre-mature sterility.

Nick Glazener

DOD Dumpster Day Care Daddy

slowleego
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I'm going with my '94 Breezer. Also have some new "in the box"Sidi Cyclocross shoes.

Lee

Davey Sprockett
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My 1984 Diamond Back Mean Streak is on loan / displayed at the Westfir Lodge. I'll leave it up there.

I've given or thrown away all my bikes older than my 1994 custom Co-Motion mountain bike. How many Co-Motion mountain bikes have you ever seen? I imagine a person could count every one ever made on the fingers of one hand. Hen's teeth, I tell ya.

Davey Sprockett

King of the Wild Front Tire

Time to ride

Radam
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The 1989 Rockhopper is long gone... but still have a 1993(?) Stumpjumper with FutureShock and XT SIS thumbshifters I'm hoping to get running and tote out there. 

-Adam. 

Jolly
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The oldest I can come up with is a 2000 Trek 4500. I'm fairly new to MTBing as it turns out.

Jolly

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Sir Bonksalot
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Alright Disciples, this ride is getting closer. Hopefully those cantilever brakes are getting aligned, 26" tires are getting pumped up, and those steel rigid forks are getting polished. It might be a hot one on Sunday, so bring lots of water. We might break out into a couple different groups - faster/slower. This will be the first time my Gary Fisher will have touched dirt in a very long time - decades - so I'll be taking it slow while I try to recall how I ever rode with bars so narrow and stems so long. 

PLEASE don't hesitate to show up simply because you don't have vintage gear - this is partly a celebration of DoD's 30th, and also a celebration of all things vintage. You don't have to have a classic car to enjoy a classic car show, and you don't need a vintage bike to show up to this. I will bring frosty N/A beverages and snacks for the end of the ride. Maybe bring a chair. Judging by the bikes I've already seen getting prepped for this, it should be a great time with lots of vintage eye-candy and a blast-from-the-past ride experience. I'll be bringing copies of DoD's newsletter from March and June of 1994. 

 

 

 

 

 

- Jeff Green

DoD Secretary

 

 

tbmaddux
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I can't make it, but I did meet a couple guys who were kinda lost in the middle of Mama Tried, looking for the south parking area, and so I took them down to the end (might as well have some fun) and then back up Silver Bullet and Micronet(? I think) then to the lot. I told them about DoD and the Happy Ride. They already looked pretty vintage, so hopefully they'll come out and fit right in!

Jolly
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Does being a "vintage" rider count?

Jolly

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slowleego
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You bet Jolly. See you out there. I pulled--out my three beauties, and I think one of them will actually be ready to ride.

Think I'll bring at least two to the ride.

94 Breezer Lighting with an absolutley "trick" build for the day. (I may cheat and ride clipless, although Shimano did have the "mighty" 747 models available at that time)

92 Klein Rascal (needs a rear der. cable, which seems easy, but old Gary Klein put his through the downtube, and the design was less than perfect, making cable replacement a challange to say the least)

84 Specialized Rockhopper. Sad Panda here. Broken Avocett(original seat) fried brake pads. Oh well.

Fun stuff.

 

Lee

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Sir Bonksalot
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For some vintage inspiration and a reminder of how far we've come... 

https://youtu.be/e5cx6YQoBhE

 

https://youtu.be/O_FvXIF2J3o

 

 

 

- Jeff Green

DoD Secretary

 

 

slowleego
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One last blast from the past......

Wish I still had that Santa Cruz Tazmon

 

Lee

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Sir Bonksalot
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Ok - I've got food and beverages for tomorrow. In fact, I'm bringing my tabletop BBQ grill and we'll grill up some tasty brats (not to be confused with the children) to go with chips, fruit, and beverages. 

There's a contest tomorrow as well - there's no way to prepare for the contest because it's about what you know, not what you bring. The prize will be pretty sweet - it's nothing you can buy, but is IS DoD branded. 

 

- Jeff Green

DoD Secretary

 

 

Davey Sprockett
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That was a fun ride and a fun bunch o'peeps! Thanks, everybody.

Davey Sprockett

King of the Wild Front Tire

Time to ride

Sir Bonksalot
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A great turnout! Thanks to everyone who shared in the throwback ride today. 

On another note, this wayward helmet found its way in the truck. Email me at jazznsax@yahoo.com if it's yours or you know who it belongs to 

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- Jeff Green

DoD Secretary

 

 

Jolly
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That helmet belonged to the dude on the Cannondale.

Didnt catch his name.

 

Jolly

Freedom is never found in safe places.

 

 

Sir Bonksalot
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Ah thanks - I've connected with him on FB. It'll find its home now 

- Jeff Green

DoD Secretary

 

 

Rider1405
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Great weather for August at Whypass made for a great ride, loved the theme.

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