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 Post subject: DBR VERTEX TR 1995
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,
Thought I'd share my MTB that I bought new in 1995. I've kept it so long that it has now become retro! It's in top condition, all original paint and stickers.
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The full spec of the bike is:
Frame size: 18”
Frame material: Cr-Mo steel, True Temper TT-Lite
Forks: Manitou 4
Pedals: Shimano XT SPD
Front derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear derailleur: Shimano XT
Brake levers: Shimano XT
Gear levers: Shimano XT
Cranks: Shimano LX
Cassette: Shimano 8 Speed
Brakes: Dia Compe 987
Wheel rims: Mavic 230 SBP 26”
Hubs: Shimano LX with quick releases
Tyres: Specialized Team Control
Seat: Richey Vector Plus Rail
Seat post: Zoom
Handle bars: 3TTT Extreme
Grips: O’Neal Azonic
Stem: Tioga
Headset: Dia Compe A Headset

Never thought I'd have kept it this long.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:46 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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That is nice! I really like it! 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:56 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I remember when I bought this (16 years ago!) it was between the Vertex and a GT Zasker (my memory jogged by seeing a Zasker posted here). Actually I ordered the Zasker frameset and ended up returning it – I can’t remember what was wrong with it though.

Any other DBR fans out there?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:25 pm 
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just stumpled accros your thread and must say that I like the bike - very nice and in a good nick 8)

that had been the years, 95-97, when DBR made great / succusfull bikes - remember Hubert Pallhuber World Champion on DBR in 1997


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:21 pm 
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great bike! most feel good to have a bike that long. I still think sometimes, what if I hadn't sold that bike back then?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:53 pm 
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Rio wrote:
great bike! most feel good to have a bike that long. I still think sometimes, what if I hadn't sold that bike back then?


I still have my 1990 stumpjumper.... hanging in the shed!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not sure what to do with it, I’ve hardly used it since 1999! In 2007 I put new chain, cassette, cables, tyres and grips on – and have used it about twice since then.

Might turn it in to a commuter barge. Think people will try and steal it or will theifs know that it's old and not worth too much?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:27 pm 
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Dylankx250 wrote:
Not sure what to do with it.


You can always sell it! Lots of retrofans on here! :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:46 pm 
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Frame looks very similar if not identical to my '94 Diamondback Axis. Got any close ups?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:46 am 
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sam_white wrote:
Frame looks very similar if not identical to my '94 Diamondback Axis. Got any close ups?

It will be the same frame.

Diamond Back used TT-Lite tubing on several models around these years (94 / 95). Axis, Apex, Vertex TR.


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