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  1. kjarrett

    New-to-me '95 Diamond Back Racing Vertex WCF

    Yes! Thanks! Quite a bit in there about the Vertex WCF too. Awesome!
  2. kjarrett

    New-to-me '95 Diamond Back Racing Vertex WCF

    Too much on my to-do list yesterday but I couldn’t wait to dive into Project Vertex… I’ve gone over it and completed a partial disassembly. It’s mostly good news. My plan is to get it ridable without spending much or any money so I can see if it’s worth keeping & investing in (pretty sure the...
  3. kjarrett

    New-to-me '95 Diamond Back Racing Vertex WCF

    Super! No issues with the frame at all? It's been durable?
  4. kjarrett

    New-to-me '95 Diamond Back Racing Vertex WCF

    No plans to do that at this point - right now I'm going to get it up and running as best I can as configured, try riding it and see how it fits. Need to make sure the stem isn't too long (I suspect it is and am already sourcing shorter alternatives). Assuming it's ridable, I'll probably leave...
  5. kjarrett

    Anyone ever upgrade an old Manitou 26er fork with springs instead of elastomers?

    Fantastic! Thanks! Just went looking for a used RST fork for parts but there are so many. Suggestions as to which would work best?
  6. kjarrett

    Anyone ever upgrade an old Manitou 26er fork with springs instead of elastomers?

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Where did you get the springs?
  7. kjarrett

    Anyone ever upgrade an old Manitou 26er fork with springs instead of elastomers?

    Hi all, this is a long-shot post, but hoping one of you might have some info for me. Re: that DBR Vertex WCF I posted the other day ... the Mantiou Comp fork does actuate but I'm thinking about replacing the elastomers with springs. I found a couple different companies that might have what I...
  8. kjarrett

    New-to-me '95 Diamond Back Racing Vertex WCF

    Thanks, that was my impression too! Hoping that it fits me well enough (that stem is really lonnnnnnnng) but we'll know as soon as finish the restoration!
  9. kjarrett

    New-to-me '95 Diamond Back Racing Vertex WCF

    I just scored a completely stock, totally unmodified, original down to the reflectors 1995 DBR WCF Vertex, in 19” (my size) for $160 US. Did I overpay? I haven’t had a chance to go over it in detail yet, but the chainstay protector doesn’t have a mark on it, and other than some rusty bolts and...
  10. kjarrett

    My '94 Diamond Back Axis Pro 'Tribute' (& many thank you's)

    Thanks a lot! I'm enjoying the heck out of it! DB made some terrific bikes back in the 90s. Happy my post brought back some good memories for you!
  11. kjarrett

    My '94 Diamond Back Axis Pro 'Tribute' (& many thank you's)

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
  12. kjarrett

    Bianchi Denali

    Acquired this today, can anyone here provide info? Could not find much, other than this entry in BikePedia (not a super reliable site in my experience) which calls it a '97. Found this thread and thought I'd start here. It's pretty light, just under 26 pounds. It appears complete and original...
  13. kjarrett

    Recognize these old canti brake parts?

    Hi, got these from a store that apparently went out of business, anyone recognize them? Just wondering. Thanks!
  14. kjarrett

    My '94 Diamond Back Axis Pro 'Tribute' (& many thank you's)

    Oh, man ... an Axis TT - that thing had to be special. Thanks for the reply!
  15. kjarrett

    My '94 Diamond Back Axis Pro 'Tribute' (& many thank you's)

    Thanks longun! I had no idea of the history of the brand before I got the bike, but yes, I read how they had quite a fall from grace in the late 90s. Happy to have found (and built) this specimen from the better part of their past. See you on Insta!
  16. kjarrett

    My '94 Diamond Back Axis Pro 'Tribute' (& many thank you's)

    Double-E F: thanks! a kindred spirit to be sure, I too take it easy. I don't have anything quite the caliber of your keepers though! Even with all the ups and downs of doing our own work, it's still quite worth it. ibbz: thank you! Very happy with it all. But when it comes to ride photos, I am...
  17. kjarrett

    My '94 Diamond Back Axis Pro 'Tribute' (& many thank you's)

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to take a moment and acknowledge this community for being such a huge help with my restoration project. This is my only bike, I'm not a collector, and though I've owned and have worked on bikes as a hobby for 25+ years, I'm far from an expert. The people I have met...
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