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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:52 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:39 am
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Location: bristol
Hello all.just discovered your site and it is ace...a real antithesis to the weird stuff they produce today!
Anyway...just aquired today....1987 GT Tequesta...original...full STX..as new...original pads, tyres,....amazing blue and yellow splatter paint job...no marks and no rust. Just pulled apart to clean and inspect..original headset and bearings as new....just amazing.
AND...1987 Specialised Hardrock FS..not pulled apart yet, but totally as new..dark green..yellow graphics...mint.
Also have as my good off-roader, a1999 Mount Vision Pro..with original Manitou Ti forks, yellow stem etc...wicked bike,.
Will post some pics of my new toys when cleaned and built back up.
By the way...any idea of any values for the above..? Cheers. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:57 pm 
Lincs AEC
Lincs AEC

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Welcome!

Your best best for values is to post some pics for us to have a snout please!

Sound very nice BTW. Look forward to seeing them.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:10 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Welcome, nice to see another early Mount Vision rider. Is your bike on it's original swing arm?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:28 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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STX isnt 1987. stx came about in1994, around which time there was indeed a blue/yellow tequesta


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:32 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Mount vision pro...original yellow Ti forks.yellow stem, and yellow swingarm...and it rides so much better than my Spesh FSR.
When i saw the mount vision..it was just the above, with original vanilla shock, no components or wheels....i knew i had to have it- it just looks so right- strong, well built, simple design...a true classic i reckon, in every sense of the word.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:48 am 
Gold Trader
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Hi buddy welcome to the site, sounds like you have a couple of interesting bikes there.

One question though, are you sure about the year? STX was not around in the 80's, and I'm not sure Specialised were offering Front suspension on their entry level Hardrock in '87 either.

Would be nice to see pic's

Cheers
Tim


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:48 am 
MacRetro rider
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Specialized Hardrock FS, 1987 ???????????

I'm no expert but the FS usually refers to front/full suspension which would not be fitted to a Hardrock in 1987 and I suspect the Hardrock might not have existed in 1987 !!!!!

Advisable not to make claims as to exact date of bikes and components unless you purchased it new at the time or possess a catalogue from that date.

All I know regarding my Retro bikes a regards age was one came from some point in the 1980's and another from some point in the early 1990's.

Anyway if its not new then its Retro unless there are parameters I do not know of yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:09 am 
Gold Trader
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Velomaniac, I think this new guy has got the message now, so hopefully we can help him/her to date the bikes once we see some pic's. This also applies to you too. The guys on here have enough knowledge and experience collectively to date bikes and refer to exact spec's pretty accurately.

Surely it's best to welcome all newbies with open arms, and offer to help them to correct any inaccuracies in their knowledge, and bring them into the fold, no?

Getting off Soap box about now. :D

Tim


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:20 pm 
MacRetro rider
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OOPS, OOPS and further OOPS !

Sorry every one, did not mean to offend, reveiwing my post it does seem a tad rude.

I can only excuse myself through lack of caffiene !

In future I promise to post only after I've woken up and put the grouch away.

SORRY

Velomaniac


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:20 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:39 am
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Location: bristol
Hay, no woories. I am only going by the sellers details...more than willing to be guided in the right direction as to exactly what i have...it's actually quite exciting to have to try and identify the bikes!
From what i've already read there is a fountain of acient history on this website...thanx.


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