Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

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Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby mlikesit » November 9th, 2013, 4:02 pm

Hi My name Is Mike and I am a Barracuda enthusiast. It is the only brand mountain bike I have owned. In 1998 I purchased my first cuda' an A2FS I loved that bike but eventually traded it for an A2BS. It originally had a rock shox quadra 21r but I broke it. I replaced it with a NOS marzocchi bomber fork with around the same axle to crown length. I recently found out that the bike shop where I purchased is now opened by appt. only. The owner (who I know pretty well but have not talked to in a few years) is now 70 years old and slowly closing shop. I made a trip to his shop in search of a vintage fork for my A2BS and noticed a slightly used 1994 A2E tange prestige frame hanging from the ceiling. I had to purchase this frame knowing it was a real Cuda' so I asked if he had some components laying around that I could put it together with. He informed me of a 1998-2000ish Ross/ Barracuda A2BS that was brand new never ridden but was missing a hard to find derailleur hanger. I purchased that bike as well and put the A2E together with the components. I will post pics as soon as I can. Even though the later bikes are not real Cuda's I still think they are just as special of a bike considering they would have not been around with out the first gen bikes.
Until next time.
Cheers!
Mike
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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby Derek » November 9th, 2013, 5:03 pm

Welcome to the family...... all the regulars are about to pester you with this, so I'll just get it out of the way - POST PICS! :mrgreen:

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby mlikesit » November 9th, 2013, 6:09 pm

Hopefully this works I never uploaded pictures to a forum before.
Ok these pics aren't great but the're all I have right now. The second pic is bike with road tires. I am using this bike for pavement since it is an 18" frame and I really need a 16" frame for mountain biking.

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby mlikesit » November 9th, 2013, 6:10 pm

oops sorry for the huge pics i'll try again later.

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby mlikesit » November 9th, 2013, 6:21 pm

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby vpc66 » November 9th, 2013, 7:04 pm

So glad to have you join the Cuda Family,hope you enjoy the crazy stuff as well the Barracuda information from the site that makes owning a vintage ride that much more interesting ...
Relax and have deep water thoughts.

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby mixalive » November 9th, 2013, 8:30 pm

Nice..
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: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby Derek » November 10th, 2013, 3:55 am

That is fricking sexy. Love love love.

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby neo_pop_71 » November 11th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Forget the A2E... how much for the supa' sexy "Tella Tuby" front pack "Giggles" pee-wee bike?

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Re: Hello from Reading, Pennsylvania

Postby vpc66 » November 11th, 2013, 9:42 pm

And I thought that I was the only one checking out the fine rides against the wall, I would ride them and have fun in doing so.
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