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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » April 23rd, 2013, 9:52 pm

I spent more on the seat post than I did on the bike..
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 23rd, 2013, 10:44 pm

Man I wish I could say that about buying a nice Cuda then adding a Thomson. But yea I understand about the pricing on Thomson parts..new or used the price does not change much which if you are selling that is a good thing. The Thomson I put on the S-30 had to be cut down and even more with my wife riding that bike, so now for me to ever use the thing it would have to be on a road bike....pretty much means a waste of a Thomson with me now...Road Bikes..BORING
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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » May 20th, 2013, 11:07 am

A few shots in May 2013.
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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 » May 20th, 2013, 12:31 pm

NICE PIC'S !
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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » April 22nd, 2014, 10:56 pm

I pulled out the A2R today. Man.. I had forgotten how nice a Barracuda rides. I had been pilling around on my Schwinn Moab for the last couple of months, whenever weather allowed. But the A2R was such a delight, it has me motivated to hit the trails.
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 » April 22nd, 2014, 11:55 pm

Ahhh... yes, that feeling is exactly what I love about bikes! It's always been there, almost 40 years later, it never goes away! People who don't ride would not understand, you'd fail if you tried to explain it to them. Why bother? Instead spend that energy having a great ride. Between my dog and my bike, that's all the therapy I require!

Glad you reconnected with an old friend!

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » September 1st, 2014, 11:34 am

Dang.. The elastomers in my Manitou only lasted 2 years before they fatigued.
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 » September 5th, 2014, 10:23 pm

mixalive wrote:Dang.. The elastomers in my Manitou only lasted 2 years before they fatigued.


I have some spare elasto-donuts that you are welcome to have brother Mix. When I rebuilt my Manitou Comp I used a NOS Post Moderne suspension seatpost replacement spring. It was a perfect fit! To help with adjustability I ran elastomers in the other leg. Here is a link to the spring I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Post-Moderne-PM ... 27cc8eb0f8

My buddy couldn't find a Post Moderne replacement spring, so he ran this Avenir with some salvaged elasto-donuts:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Avenir-Suspensi ... 1c3fb37de1

I'm sure you can salvage a few elastomers to run opposite the spring and that'll get your Cuda back on the trail.

Good luck!

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Re: Samford's 93 A2R

Postby mixalive » September 6th, 2014, 11:15 pm

Thanks for the info. I should have bought more Wings kits while i could..
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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