Hello everyone, new member here and wanted to show off my new ride to people that can appriciate a nice pink bike. How I got it is a pretty good story. So I'm sitting in my garage working on a bike and I see a woman ride by on the really bright pink bike and as I'm watching her turn around I see it change from Orange to Pink then to Purple. At that point I had an idea of what it was so I grabbed my single speed and gave chase. Turns out she was a neighbor that lived one block away so I pulled up in her driveway and started asking her about her bike. He husband comes up and starts telling me he bought it new in 1993 as a frame, fork, headset and had it built up. He said it was not ridden much and I believe him. The original tires still had nipples running down the middle. I have never seen a bike that old be so clean. I asked him if he would be interested in selling it. He said they were just getting ready to post it up forsale because they were in the market for some new mountain bikes to get back into riding. He took it into the shop they were looking to buy new bikes from and they said they would give him $300. He bought it new so he knew it was worth more than that so he was going try and sell it on his own. He had every receipt, manual, shock pump etc that it came with so I was a little scared to ask him what he wanted for it. I made him an offer and after going back and forth a few times we struck a deal. The only thing I've done to it is remove the ugly giant bar ends he had on it and add some XTR trail pedals. The brakes work ok but I like good brakes so I found some used XTR 950's that are on the way. Can't wait to take it for a ride
I couldn't find any scratches on it but it does have a few paint chips on the chainstay from chain slap. I was amazed how well that old XTR with Grip-Shift works. I almost took off the fender but figured I would keep it on to prevent the downtube from getting hit with any rocks. Now I'm debating on getting some tubeless tires and setting it up tubeless. The rear duster has some weather cracking and the both feel quite hard.