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Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Wait, you live in JeffCo??

I’m just teasing. But was raised there, headed home for the holiday. I’ve been scouring rural Mo Craigslist for a cheap quality MTB, found a few old gems for under $100.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 13:02
kmcdon's picture

I hated my 950. It had that stupid "tange BIG FORK" though, which was the main thing that I hated.

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 12:03

Love how those tange forks look, shame they ride so poorly. I have a 930 that I rode as my primary basketbiek for a while before getting the HG. Took the 930 out again after a few months of hibernation because all the over salted roads and have no damn idea how I ever rode that thing with any weight on the front. Low trail changed my life.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:29
kmcdon's picture


this was exactly the bike that I had:

It was such a cool looking bike, lugged mountain bike, M U S A

fucking jackhammer though

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:00
jdsmooth's picture

my 930 got the Cruise Control III fork

it does handle bad, because my headset has been loose for years

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:04
The RTS's picture

Those Tange Big Forks really ruined the feel of any bike they were put on.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 23:43
Tail Hook Lengthener
Tail Hook Lengthener's picture
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kmcdon wrote:

this was exactly the bike that I had:

It was such a cool looking bike, lugged mountain bike, M U S A

fucking jackhammer though

I have the white version of this, in the 14" sizeway, sitting in my shed at the moment. I waited too long to flip it, so I am hoping that vintage MTB fetishism/adventure bike dirtbaggery is as popular in spring 2018 as it was in 2017, so I can get rid of this thing.

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Wed, 12/20/2017 - 00:10
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Coworker rides a gaspipe 950 to work every day with Wald fenders, a rear rack with overflowing banana-yellow Ortleib panniers, and huge XC knobbies. She's in better shape than I am

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 16:07
kmcdon's picture

Shouldn't all 950s be good tubing though? Mine was OX platinum, just horrendously oversized tubes. Maybe they went to gaspipe on later years? I was under the impression that the 950 was one of the top of the line frames?

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 03:22
jamesacklin's picture

I was being a little facetious. Maybe it rides well? Who knows. It’s not lugged, but has a level top tube. May be a 930?

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 08:43
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If it's not lugged it could very well be a later year and thus garbage. I'm also not a trexpert, but only an internet provocateur and fecesflinger, so take anything I say with casual warning.

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:10
emor's picture

I ride a lugged 900 series trek for a while and it rode like garbage.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 12:05