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Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » August 26th, 2012, 5:36 pm

I finally finished putting this one back together. It is a 93 A2R with a 14" frame. I purchased it on the cheap from Craigslist for $45. Thanks of course to Neo-pop for the tip that it was in my back yard. As I updated my CudaComp with XT, I put the LX groupo on this bike. This is the finished product.
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93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin
94 A2R lavender/white 12" Austin barn find
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby neo_pop_71 » August 27th, 2012, 11:07 am

Nicest budget Cuda ever!!!

+1 for down home cred too... keepin' it in Austin with the LBS frame sticker is worth big bonus points in my book!!! It really turned out well... now you just need a few Cudaheads to pop by for an unannounced visit (carrying suitcases of PBR) and go for beer crit around your local park!

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby Mark » September 1st, 2012, 1:17 pm

[quote="neo_pop_71"]Nicest budget Cuda ever!!!

My vote also!

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby neo_pop_71 » September 1st, 2012, 3:15 pm

Bonus points for the Mellow Johnny's stem cap!!!

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » September 1st, 2012, 6:11 pm

Thanks dudes.. The Manitou 3 has the elastomers, but I am still looking for a Wings spring conversion kit.
93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin
94 A2R lavender/white 12" Austin barn find
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » December 17th, 2012, 10:20 pm

Dude's... I am really enjoying riding my $45 A2R. Rides good. Shifts good. Handles good. Downhills good. Looks good.. Just an all around nice ride..
93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin
94 A2R lavender/white 12" Austin barn find
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby vpc66 » December 18th, 2012, 9:41 am

Yes it is a sweet bike...45 bucks well spent!
Relax and have deep water thoughts.

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby neo_pop_71 » December 18th, 2012, 12:02 pm

That first pic, Left_thru_bushes, is a great shot... it looks like a pic that would have been in Mountain Bike Action for a Barracuda write up. Sweet!

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » April 22nd, 2013, 1:06 pm

Here is an image of the seat post upgrade.
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93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin
94 A2R lavender/white 12" Austin barn find
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby vpc66 » April 22nd, 2013, 10:53 pm

I know I have said it a few times but it is so true...Thomson seat post, there is no other! Ha..I have a Dale seat on my cheap single speed bike, forget who really makes that thing have seen them with other names on them as well but yours is the same as mine with the coda on the nose. Sweet bike made even more so with that post on her now, icing on the cake would be a Thomson stem as well...and now they have a seat post clamp...MERCY!
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