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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    I had an old Hoo Koo E Koo that I liked quite a lot.
    I keep some bikes for my girfriend and I in Maine, Oregon, and CA. I love working on and upgrading them. Pretty much all hard tail mountain bikes. There is one Specailized Epic that I bought when I lived in Valdez, AK. My girlfriend's bike in Maine is a Hoo Koo E Koo. It has a frame built in the USA. I stuck some carbon bars on it, and I'm looking for an upgraded wheelset. My bike there is a Giant Ranier, but I added XT hubs with Mavic 717 wheels, LX crankset, Fox Fork, and all kinds of other upgrades. In Oregon, there are 3 Shwinn Homegrowns. Two are later ones, 2001, I think. One of them I bought new. Those frames were built in Oregon. One is about a '96, with a Yeti built frame. Two have Fox forks, and upgraded wheels. My girlfriend's is a bone stock 17". There is also a 1959 Hawthorne 3 speed there, which cost me 15 bucks at the Salvation Army. The Sturmey-Archer hubs are date stamped. In CA, I have a cheap "Access" frame from Supergo (now owned by Peformance). It has a bunch of random parts but works really well. My girlfriend's bike there is a 2005 or 6 Specialized I bought new. Upgraded forks, crankset, wheels, shifters, etc. I've built up a couple from parts and given them away to relatives. I don't ride as much as I used to, and I weigh a lot more than I used to. It is still one of the few things I like to do that is good for me. I like to set them up with high presure lightweight fast rolling tires, so they roll really well for mountain bikes.

    Here is the Epic somewhere on Mineral Creek road in Valdez:

    Current rideable bikes: 1973 Norton Commando, 1975 Norton Commando, 1976 RD400 Café
    1978 GS1000E Skunk, 1980 GS850G Maroon 1 each, 1980 GS1000G Black with Samsonite (In OR), 1 each 1980 GS1000G Black w/ 1100G motor and Samsonite (In Maine), 1 each 1981 GS1000G Red w/ Krausers (in So Cal), 1982 Yamaha XT250 (In Maine) A bunch of bikes recwntly sold and given away. Some sold at giveaway prices. Anybody want an RD400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
    Okay, since you other guys are posting your bikes I'm going to post up mine (sorry Bill).

    The frame(s) were assembled and painted by yours truly. It took me about four frames before I dialed in the geometry just the way I wanted. The red bike has some miles on it - maybe 25k, the black one just a couple thousand. Had a truck pull out in front of me on the red one which caused a wreck, but I was able to tweak it back into shape and I pocketed some insurance $.

    Sadly, I've gotten kind of fat since my good biking days. I keep saying I'm going to start again and I will...eventually.



    You really do great work.
    Current rideable bikes: 1973 Norton Commando, 1975 Norton Commando, 1976 RD400 Café
    1978 GS1000E Skunk, 1980 GS850G Maroon 1 each, 1980 GS1000G Black with Samsonite (In OR), 1 each 1980 GS1000G Black w/ 1100G motor and Samsonite (In Maine), 1 each 1981 GS1000G Red w/ Krausers (in So Cal), 1982 Yamaha XT250 (In Maine) A bunch of bikes recwntly sold and given away. Some sold at giveaway prices. Anybody want an RD400?

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    My bike collection consists of 2 Kleins, a cinelli and a cheap mountain bike sold by performance. I got the first Klein in 1988 and it's got way too many miles on it. I only ride it rarely. My cinelli is a 1990 model and I've repainted it 3 times. I ride it weekly and it's my training and touring bike setup with a triple and stout wheels. My other Klein is a 2000 model I've only been in the rain 4 times on. The paint changes color as you walk around it, it was called chameleon. It's still a good fast light bike.
    The MTB is a cheap POS called Access I got for banging around the woods. I have little attachment to it.
    1981 GS650G , all the bike you need
    1980 GS1000G Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely

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    1959 Hawthorn 3 speed, with 1967 Ford Cortina GT behind it.

    Current rideable bikes: 1973 Norton Commando, 1975 Norton Commando, 1976 RD400 Café
    1978 GS1000E Skunk, 1980 GS850G Maroon 1 each, 1980 GS1000G Black with Samsonite (In OR), 1 each 1980 GS1000G Black w/ 1100G motor and Samsonite (In Maine), 1 each 1981 GS1000G Red w/ Krausers (in So Cal), 1982 Yamaha XT250 (In Maine) A bunch of bikes recwntly sold and given away. Some sold at giveaway prices. Anybody want an RD400?

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    1974 Volkscycle


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