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 Post subject: My 1989 Caloi Montana
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:08 pm 
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I know, it´s an horrible and cheap bicycle, but I love it:

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It was my first mountain bike in the late 80´s, with 15 speeds and Dia Compe large BMX side pull brakes. Now it´s just a simple single speed bike to commute around the town and even small trips.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:15 pm 
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That is SO cool! 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:27 pm 
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In the first pic it looks like it's going so fast that the frame has started to parrallelogram backwards, quite the relaxed seat and head tube angles!

It has a certain funkiness to it though, l like the flaming slicks and DXs.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:39 pm 
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mechagouki wrote:
In the first pic it looks like it's going so fast that the frame has started to parrallelogram backwards, quite the relaxed seat and head tube angles!

It has a certain funkiness to it though, l like the flaming slicks and DXs.


The slacker seat angle is a problem because the seatpost diameter is only 25,4 and I´m over six foot six and weight about 300 pounds.

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My dad give me this bike on my 9th birthday, brand new. I´m riding it for the past 19 years (I´m 28 y.o. now). It´s really funny when you get older with the bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:44 pm 
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Horrible and cheap!

That is one cool push iron brother. 8) :D

Treat her to some new paint and a bit of ol skool pin striping. She would win my bike of the month!

It aint the the Quility or rarity, its the look.And you got that!

Cheers,Al


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:04 pm 
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that's got some laaaaiid back angles, I love it 8)

What does it ride like?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:27 am 
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al wrote:
Horrible and cheap!

That is one cool push iron brother. 8) :D

Treat her to some new paint and a bit of ol skool pin striping. She would win my bike of the month!

It aint the the Quility or rarity, its the look.And you got that!

Cheers,Al


I´m going to paint it next month. Let´s see what happens...

:D

jango wrote:
that's got some laaaaiid back angles, I love it 8)

What does it ride like?


The ride is more or less like a Ford Galaxie from the mid 60´s.

It´s funny because I use this Caloi to go to the gym in the early morning. In the end of the day, when I go to the college, I use my 1995 Kona Kula and I feel like I´m on a road bike, even with the higher rolling resistance of the Ritchey Z-Max tires.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:30 am 
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Black and gold metal flake with some stripping! Also whitewalls would be the nuts too!

Just got a 67 Volvo Amazon for the wife. Now i just need to convince her the car needs a few custom touches! :wink:

Cheers,Al


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frickin' sweet.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:04 pm 
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love it. Need more bikes like that on here :)


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