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1985 Mountain Machine

Very unusual design from 1985.  Made in Colorado from 4130 cro-moly.    The front wheel is a 24" and the rear is a 20" but the bottom bracket is at normal height.  Notice the chain roller to keep tension on the chain.  Bicycling magazine did a large article on the Mountain Machine when they came out.  We have a copy of the article as well as a couple of pieces of original sales literature.  The hi rise bullmoose bars are an interesting choice.

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Frame 4130 cro-moly, Campagnolo drop outs
Fork Cro-Moly BMX style fork
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya with holes between the spokes, 20" rear and 24" front
Hubs SR Sealed Bearing
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Tioga Comp III style
Pedals MKS Grafight X with Mini Christophe clips
Crank Sugino AT
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Maillard 5 speed
Bottom Bracket Sealed
Front Derailleur Suntour Mountech
Rear Derailleur Suntour Mountech
Shifters Shimano Deore XT "deer head" SL-M700
Handlebars Hi Rise Bullmoose
Stem Hi Rise Bullmoose
Headset Specialized steel
Brake set Dia Compe 980
Brake levers Dia Compe 4 finger
Saddle Avocet Touring W 1
Seat Post SR LaPrade
Colors Silver
Size 20"
Serial #   V 1097  20M

 

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