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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:18 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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yay!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:36 pm 
Deputy National AEC
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Looks even better on the trails, well done Chris.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:14 am 
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Having had a go on it tonight, I have to say, it rides really nicely in a solid laid back old skool sort of way.....good enough to maybe get me looking around for something similar, like it 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:06 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
Frame: Parkpre Catalyst 20" - Tange MTB double butted

Fork: Parkpre

Headset: Ritchey Logic 1" (27.0mm crown race)
Stem: Parkpre
Handlebar: Kalloy
Grips: Ritchey Trugrips

Brakes: Suntour XC Comp
Brake Pads: Ritchey
Brake Cables: Clarks Hot Pink
Cantilever cable hangers: Suntour
Brake Levers: Suntour XC Pro

Shifters: Shimano DX thumbshifters MT62
Front Derailleur: Shimano DX M650
Rear Derailleur: Shimano DX M650
Derailleur Cables: Clarks Hot Pink
Cassette: 12-28 7 speed
Chain: KMC X8
Cranks: Shimano DX MT60
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Biopace
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN71 113x68
Pedals: Shimano

Hub Skewers: Shimano LX M550
Rims: Araya RM-20
Hubs: Shimano LX M550
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Ritchey AlfaBite 2.1
Tubes: no-name schraeder valve

Saddle: Avocet O2 Air 40R Chromo
Seatpost: Kalloy 26.6mm
Seatpost Binder: old school

Weight: Don't know yet, but no lightweight.

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Lots more finished photos here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/parkpreboi ... 230615757/


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:14 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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:D very nice!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:55 pm 
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Very cool Park Pre. It is in amazing condition! I'm not sure about the pink cables, only because the color is not a perfect match. The blue brake pads are a nice touch.

I hope I am not overstepping onto your thread, but you may be interested to know that color scheme is based on the original Park Pre-sponsored Conejo Velo Club team colors based out of Thousand Oaks (near the Park Pre headquarters in Moorpark). I used to race for the team as a junior in the late 80s and early 90s, and was teammates with the founder's son. All of the Conejo Velo bikes were the same 80s neon pink and blue with fade & spatter pattern.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:56 pm 
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One more post and I can share links...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Here are pictures of my matching Park Pres. I date mine from circa 1990 (definitely had it before I left for college in 1991):
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And matching road bike:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:44 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Hey Hey Hey! You contacted me via the Parkpre website about these yesterday. Cool bikes 8) We have a few Parkpres on here but not enough early ones in my opinion. Just read your post, I am still in contact with Ken Yamakoshi if you want his email address?

Chris

PS. Welcome to Retrobike


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Thanks, Chris. I would love to have Ken's email address. You can PM me or send it to my email address (randyheyman AT sbcglobal DOT net). It would be nice to reconnect, and he might be pleased to know that I've done my very small part in keeping the Park Pre flame alive. Many thanks in advance!

-Cheers, Randy


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