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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:14 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:28 am 
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languishing in the cellar of a home in Oakland, California for close to two decades.
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Looks, like it has rotten outside a long time in all kinds of weather with lots of direct sunlight.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:43 am 
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euphras_1 wrote:
Looks, like it has rotten outside a long time in all kinds of weather with lots of direct sunlight.



Amazingly not. Ridden hard for several years in Colorado (without breaking), then put into storage and has been pretty much not used since.
No extended sunlight/elements that I'm aware of....but put away dirty and left uncovered in a basement/cellar.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:07 am 
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STX-SE is an odd one on that bike...has it been robbed of its original bits for another bike? That group didn't come along until '93-94, surely its considerably newer than the frame...Ritchey Rock 440 rims on STX-SE hubs is about right for a '93-94 Marin Nail Trail (probably a parts donor), so if its sat nearly 20 years, it mustn't have been ridden long after that stuff was fitted.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:52 am 
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fairplay on that find, curious though, bearing in mind it's a barn find, did you know the size before hand? and is it the correct size for you? and if not would you bought it anyway because of what it was?

shame about the replaced parts (as it suggests lack of care) although in real terms not a major issue as what you need is out there without to many issues.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:06 am 
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Wow. Will that fit you. Looks a little big.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:51 am 
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shogun wrote:
STX-SE is an odd one on that bike...has it been robbed of its original bits for another bike? That group didn't come along until '93-94, surely its considerably newer than the frame...Ritchey Rock 440 rims on STX-SE hubs is about right for a '93-94 Marin Nail Trail (probably a parts donor), so if its sat nearly 20 years, it mustn't have been ridden long after that stuff was fitted.


As the story goes, the previous owner received the frame as an exchange of services from a Yeti employee. Its a reasonably safe guess this is a kit frame from the left over/stolen tubes. It was made after Herting left (no pulley wheel on the ST), and isn't a tribute bike made from left over Ron A tubes and assembled by CH himself. The previous owner wasn't an avid mountain biker so this was just another frame to him. Something he could use. So he scraped together the most inexpensive parts any way he could. It was nearly all STX and CODA. Previous owner said two years or so of hard riding before it started to sit.


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fairplay on that find, curious though, bearing in mind it's a barn find, did you know the size before hand? and is it the correct size for you? and if not would you bought it anyway because of what it was?
shame about the replaced parts (as it suggests lack of care) although in real terms not a major issue as what you need is out there without to many issues.
8)


I was pics, so I knew it was on the larger side. 20" frame. I believe there are maybe one or two others out there in this size. One does not pass up any opportunity go purchase a C-26 regardless of size and condition. Its definitely bigger than I tend to ride...but its not totally out of range.

Parts replacement is/was not difficult. The final touches are a few hours of wrenching away....(when I can find the time next).


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:52 am 
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Wow. Will that fit you. Looks a little big.


Can it bucko. You can ride it at K'Ville if you want. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:53 am 
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Cleaned up....then stripped down.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:19 am 
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Wow :shock: that is an awesome find!


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