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    1983 Mountain Goat 

One of our neatest bikes from my personal favorite bike maker.  This one features pretty typical components for the era, a few of the parts converted from touring use (TA cranks, Mafac brakes) as well as the beginnings of mountain bike specific parts (Suntour XC pedals and post, M700 levers, Suntour thumb shifters).   The frame uses an oval shaped top tube and down tube which creates a very unique looking frame.  The frame has a very subtle two tone effect around the tube intersections which is difficult to see in the pictures.  Also pictured below is the unique Mountain Goat fork crown and the one piece bar and stem combo.

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Frame Cro-moly with oval shaped top tube and down tube, Fillet Brazed
Fork Cro-Moly with Mountain Goat (Henry James) crown,
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya 7X
Hubs Specialized sealed, nutted
Spokes Stainless steel laced 4 cross
Tires Tioga Wonder Dog *
Pedals Suntour XC
Crank TA Cyclotourist
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Suntour 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Phil Wood sealed
Front Derailleur Huret
Rear Derailleur Suntour Mountech
Shifters Suntour Power thumb shifter
Handlebars Mountain Goat one piece bar/stem
Stem Mountain Goat one piece bar/stem
Headset Shimano 600
Brake set Mafac tandem cantilevers
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT M-700 4 finger
Saddle Avocet Racing 1
Seat Post Suntour XC
Colors Metallic blue with a subtle fade at the tube intersections
Size 20"
Serial #   11 83

 

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