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    1. Member VR6JetPilot's Avatar
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      08-14-2007 12:24 PM #26
      man, these bikes brings back some memories.
      i used to dream of owning the yeti arc.
      and i use to run those onza porcs.......after the first ride, 1/2 of the tread would be gone!

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      08-14-2007 02:19 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by VR6JetPilot »
      man, these bikes brings back some memories.
      i used to dream of owning the yeti arc.
      and i use to run those onza porcs.......after the first ride, 1/2 of the tread would be gone!

      ha, they were like pencil erasers!

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      08-14-2007 02:28 PM #28
      LOL....exactly!
      just for kicks here's my old manitou...

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      08-14-2007 07:49 PM #29
      Hahahaha...I had one of those Manitou's as well. I cracked the sht out of the rear though. So sad...

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      08-14-2007 08:15 PM #30
      my buddy bought mine for his wife.
      she was hit by a car.
      she's fine. the bike......not so much.

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      08-15-2007 02:39 PM #31
      I was riding in Brian Head, UT 2 weekends ago and a guy from my church rolls up with this bike!
      I was joking with him about how I remember it for sale way back in the day, and he mentioned that he bought it brand new while he was still in college!

      Does anyone have pics of that Cannondale/CODA bike from the mid-late 90's?
      It looked like a sideways cross- had 4 points- 1 to the headset, 1 to the BB, 1 to the seat, and 1 to the back wheel.
      I think the front suspension arm went backwards then forwards, like this: <
      It was a "concept" bike that never made it to production, and I never heard about anyone riding it, but it looked cool...
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      08-15-2007 10:59 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by UKGTI &raquo;
      okay, here are some more.
      Herbold madness. Man this guy had to put up with some junk. Look at all the Ringle and brake boosters. How many of us remember the hydraulic rim brakes?

      I started mountain biking around 20 years ago. I still remember my first bike, an 18-speed Miyata, "spline triple-butted" tubing, and ancient Grip Shift. I also had a set of friction shifters on it for a while.
      So, yeah, I remember Magura hydro rim brakes.
      I also remember Bio-Pace, Hite-Rites, original Manitou shocks, 1" threaded headsets, Ringle QRs, Onza pedals (I used the black rubber inserts and loved those pedals.), Suntour and Campy ATB components, Mountain Tamer Quads, Grip Shift Bass Worms, Browning Auto Shifters, Moots Mounts, Bontrager BERTs, Paul's Moon Units cable hangers, Trek's DS-2 and DDS-3 forks, and Profile "aero" ATB bars.
      Truth be told, I'm still quite happy with some of the classic stuff.
      My rigid smooth trail/street bike is a Cali-built GT Xizang running XC Pro thumbies with Shimano 8-spd stuff.
      My regular hardtail is a Steve Potts-built WTB Phoenix with older 8-spd Deore XT stuff and XT thumbies using the mystery click for all 8 gears and a Rock Shox Judy.
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex
      I'm not grouping everyone together - I would have said everyone in this forum is a moron.

    8. 08-15-2007 11:02 PM #33
      I just won an Ebay auction for a Judy XC to replace my current one. This one has the coil springs in it, so hopefully I'll get some use out of it.
      Dave.

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      08-15-2007 11:33 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by speedn16v &raquo;
      T I've been trying to find a solution to fix my collapsed Judy XC fork. So far a couple lost eBay auctions, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
      Dave.

      Have you looked into things like the Englund Total Air Cartridges? Englund stopped making them a few years ago, but you might still find one around. Risse also makes some replacement cartridges for the Rock Shox.
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex
      I'm not grouping everyone together - I would have said everyone in this forum is a moron.

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      08-15-2007 11:37 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by UKGTI &raquo;
      Biopace. One of shimano's few failures.

      Yeah, and don't forget their funky air shifters from a decade or so ago.
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex
      I'm not grouping everyone together - I would have said everyone in this forum is a moron.

    11. 08-16-2007 12:40 AM #36
      Quote, originally posted by DonL &raquo;
      Have you looked into things like the Englund Total Air Cartridges? Englund stopped making them a few years ago, but you might still find one around. Risse also makes some replacement cartridges for the Rock Shox.

      Yeah, those are getting hard to find too. I had lost an auction for the similar Rock Shox kit. But now I'll have a newer XC [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      http://cgi.ebay.com:80/Rocksho...wItem

      I need to post a pic of the Zoom Fastrack bars on the bike too
      I'm kinda trying to keep it vintage. The Trek Radar computer I had croaked. I liked it, since it had a temp display. Did a race at 102F Ritchey pedals from that era are pretty cheap now too. I can replace the cheap Performance ones.

      Dave.


      Modified by speedn16v at 11:42 PM 8-15-2007

    12. 08-16-2007 01:40 AM #37
      Cannondale has had some dumb looking **** in their days but these were, in my opinion, pretty cool.



    13. 08-16-2007 02:11 AM #38
      Back in the day I wanted to build a wheelset with the new anodized spline drive spoke nipples No more stripping the nipples, but good luck finding a spoke wrench in a hurry.

      Dave.

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      08-16-2007 02:29 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by travisorus rex &raquo;

      a lefty with a headshock? and did this design come out be for softride?
      ill admit i would take any of those.

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      08-16-2007 10:24 AM #40
      THIS is the bike I was talking about- I thought it was a one-off prototype!
      Quote, originally posted by andylyco &raquo;
      Does anyone have pics of that Cannondale/CODA bike from the mid-late 90's? It looked like a sideways cross- had 4 points- 1 to the headset, 1 to the BB, 1 to the seat, and 1 to the back wheel...It was a "concept" bike that never made it to production, and I never heard about anyone riding it, but it looked cool...

      Quote, originally posted by travisorus rex &raquo;
      Cannondale has had some dumb looking **** in their days but these were, in my opinion, pretty cool.

      Those other 2 Cannondales are funky!
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    16. 08-16-2007 12:43 PM #41
      Yeah, it looks like it is sitting in some dudes house collecting dust. What a shame.
      QUESTION FOR ALL. Does anyone remember the suspension seatposts that were CDC machined? They worked the same way a "thudbuster" does but do it with much more style.

      Oh yeah, how about this great idea.



      Modified by travisorus rex at 9:45 AM 8-16-2007

    17. 08-16-2007 06:35 PM #42
      Someone actually brought one of these into work a few weeks ago (I do a part time thing at a local Performance).
      It still had the battery operated "Smart fork" in the front, with a vertical Azonic stem (never seen one like it). The rear shock was no longer a "Smart shock". It was replaced with some odd Romic looking device.
      The bike had some sweet 5-spoke composite wheels, but the drivetrain had been replaced with full Shimano Deore.
      And just to point out the obvious, the carbon fibre frame was two separate pieces bolted/screwed together. *SCARY*

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      08-16-2007 09:54 PM #43
      those forks were actually pretty bad ass. Really stiff and tracked well. I had a friend who swore by them. Course this was back in 94.

    19. 08-16-2007 11:13 PM #44
      Kore stems used to be the shiz....Now they are bargin bin

      Dave.

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      08-16-2007 11:39 PM #45
      for 100 pts, anyone know what KORE stands for. It is an acronym.

    21. 08-17-2007 01:42 AM #46
      Kurke Off Road Engineering?

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      08-17-2007 01:55 AM #47
      nein

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      08-17-2007 11:34 AM #48
      Quote, originally posted by travisorus rex &raquo;
      Yeah, it looks like it [Cannondale/Coda concept bike] is sitting in some dudes house collecting dust. What a shame.

      That is sad. I wouldn't take it on any hardcode downhill bomb runs, but I sure would take it out on group or charity rides. I'd treat it like an old exotic car- use it, but gently.
      Quote, originally posted by travisorus rex &raquo;
      Oh yeah, how about this great idea.
      The FRANKENSTEM!!! My neighbor had one of those when I was in high school- with the right spring rate, it wasn't too bad. Over time the bushings would wear out and there would be just a little slop, but for the "travel" you got, it was decent. I enjoyed riding it!
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      08-17-2007 12:49 PM #49
      KORE
      Killer off road equipment.
      Pretty cool company.

    25. 08-17-2007 03:42 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by UKGTI &raquo;
      KORE
      Killer off road equipment.

      Meh' I was close...

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