SamOsborne":2jdc5fi1 said:Lovely bicycle! You got it pretty much bang on as it was pretty much the paint scheme and decal design from the 91 catalogue.
I also have a Browning Pine Mountain 1992 which I purchased after lusting after the 91.
Forks still work even after being hung in the garage with the frame for the last twenty odd years.
All this lockdown business over the last few months got the juices flowing again and your thread made the pondering over getting it back up and running a little easier.
SamOsborne":3kxlxku3 said:Definitely a blast from the past, seeing the bicycle you ended up with, after all of your hard work and research. Reminded me of seeing mine as it was as a young man again. Pretty much exact although mine had/has XT mechs.. I remember my dad hiding all the paperwork in the spare wheel well in the boot, so my mother didn’t find out how much he’d paid for it. It was the one Christmas present I had to work a good twenty hours a week with him while in my final year of school.
Hope you’re enjoying riding yours
nporternz":pvew45ur said:i need to see this bike in the flesh!!
gtturbo":pvew45ur said:Hi boyOboy, I managed to pick up the same Pine Mountain recently and had a few questions you could probably answer if you would be so kind. Do you find much difference between the 3 settings on the dial. I find moving the dial does make a difference but even locked out they still move a fair bit, just a bit harder to compress. Just wondered if yours were the same or if locked out meant no movement. I'm assuming there is no valve to adjust the pressure on these and they are just a sealed unit and have probably lost some gas over the years. Secondly mine had V brakes fitted so the front cable hanger is missing. Am I right in thinking its actually welded to the fork, doesn't look to me like it bolts on but could be wrong. Finally before I go all ham fisted and remove the forks did you have to remove the dial before taking off the stem. Doesn't look like you need to but thought I would ask.
Thanks in advance.