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1995 Parkpre SceptorCOMP

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Being a Parkpre enthusiast I naturally wanted my wife to have a Parkpre also. The kids too someday?  The problem is that its really hard to find 15″ Parkpre mountain bikes. I am always on the scout for Parkpre’s and especially 15″ frames. In 2011 I happened to spot a 15″ SceptorCOMP in awesome shape (female owner) on craigslist in Arizona for… Read More

New Steed

Sunday, November 13th, 2011
The 1995 Kona Kula. This is one of the bikes I wanted back in the day when I was first into mountain biking but could not afford. The brand KONA appealed to me for obvious reasons back then but also this model " Kula" because that was my beloved cats name. I seen this bike in a magazine ad in 95' and wished I could own it. The Marzocchi shock I was also a huge fan of from the MTB magazine ads. So recently… Read More

Another Ride in the Stable

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
I have a love for vintage Parkpre mountain bikes from 1993 to 1996, the years when they used the Tange Ultimate Ultralight Prestige tubing and the titanium brush plating. Simply gorgeous frames with that ti-plating and low profile geometry. I also love the polished aluminum and the titanium frames from those years. So naturally… Read More

New Ride

Monday, May 30th, 2011
As much as I love my vintage bikes and doing vintage retro builds I could not deny myself any further the advantages and joy of riding a modern 29 inch wheeled bike with a modern drivetrain and hydraulic disk brakes! So I broke down and purchased myself a modern GT 29er. I always liked GT's and I chose the Karakoram 1.0 for its classic mountain bike looks. So far this dream machine… Read More

My Retro Ride

Friday, July 24th, 2009
Check it out: http://www.bryan.ostrand.net/team-925 Read More