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Team 925

1993 Parkpre “Team 925″ (Brainz Bike)

My Parkpre Team 925 XC Racing Bike. I am the only owner this baby has ever had. Bought this brand new from Antoon’s Bicycles in Sterling Heights, MI. early summer of 1993. I first fell in love with this exact bike from a full page ad in “Mountain Bike” magazine. I had just bought an inexpensive hybrid mtn bike and was getting excited about the sport and buying magazines when I seen the full page ad for the Parkpre Team 925 with Titanium plated finish and that sweet looking Manitou 2 front shock! I thought to myself “man, I wish I had that bike”. So I was visiting Antoons Bike shop later on and they had one Team 925, the exact one from the ad. So not even caring what size frame it is or any of that important stuff, I ask to test ride it.
I rode it around the parking lot and thru the small trail circling in the adjacent field to the bike shop. I was in love! and gave them the $500.00 cash I had in my pocket for a deposit. Came back the following week with the $600.00 & change balance & took her home. Now this bike still gets alot of attention but back in 93′ mountain biking wasn’t as popular as today & people just didn’t see bikes like this at the time. Or heard of anyone paying that much for a bike, & that wasn’t that expensive of a bike actually.
I purchased some aftermarket parts for it those first few years in the 90′s. In 2012 I did a complete overhaul with close to full XTR m900 group, new bottom bracket, Titanium bolts, etc. The cranks on this bike are the OEM Shimano LX cranks. The cranks originally had a black finish which I stripped away with stripper and then polished them to there current state.

Specifications

Frame Tange Ultimate Ultralight Prestige tubing, Low profile race geometry, Titanium Plated Finish 19″
Fork Manitou Comp w/ Speed Spring Kit, Titanium Crown & Brace Bolts
Skewers XTR with Laser Cut Logo
Crank SHIMANO DEORE LX FC-M560 175MM, Square Tapered, 46/36/26T (OEM), Kronos PURPLE ANODIZED 7075 T6 Alloy CHAINRING BOLTS, SHIMANO SG F-46,36,26 CHAINRINGS, Alloy Crank Spindle Bolts w/ Purple Anodized Collar
Bottom Bracket FSA Carbon Ultimax Bottom Bracket 68×115 (1.37×24)
Shifters SHIMANO XTR 8-SPEED RAPIDFIRE PLUS INDEX SHIFTERS W/ INTEGRATED BRAKE LEVERS ST-M900 w/ Titanium Bolts
Cog Set SHIMANO XTR M950, 11-30T Titanium
Chain SACHS SEDIS/FRANCE
Front Derailleur SHIMANO XTR FD-M900, BOTTOM PULL w/ Titanium Bolts
Rear Derailleur SHIMANO XTR 8-SPEED LONG CAGE RD-M900 w/ Titanium Bolts, BULLSEYE Purple Anodized Rear Derailleur Pulleys-Sealed Bearings 10t
Rims MAVIC 221 UB CONTROL Anodized, Mavic M 231
Front Hub SHIMANO XTR HB-950
Rear Hub SHIMANO XTR FH-950
Spokes DT SWISS TAPERED STAINLESS
Nipples PURPLE ANODIZED ALLOY
Tires MTN: Front-PANARACER HARDCORE DART COMPE 26X2.0, Rear-SPECIALIZED CANNIBAL 26X1.8 Skinwalls / ROAD: KENDA KROSS PLUS 26×1.95 Skinwalls
Pedals ODYSSEY SVELTE HI-PERFORMANCE RACING PEDALS, Polished Aluminum Alloy Body, Sealed Bearings, 9/16″ Titanium Axle, Purple Anodized Cages – Black Toe Clips
Front Brake SHIMANO XTR BR-M900F low profile cold forged cantilever w/ Titanium Bolts, XTR Pads, TEKTRO Purple Anodized Hanger
Rear Brake SHIMANO XTR BR-M900R low profile cold forged cantilever w/ Titanium Bolts, XTR Pads, TEKTRO Purple Anodized Hanger
Brake Levers SHIMANO XTR M900 INTEGRATED w/ Titanium Bolts
Handlebar CONTROL TECH 3DVIOLET ANODIZED STRAIGHT BAR
Stem RINGLE Silver Anodized Quill 10deg/135mm/25.4 w/ Titanium Bolts
Headset SHIMANO XTR HP-M901 – 1 1/8″ THREADED
Grips OURY Black MTB
Saddle Parkpre by Viscount 1993
Seat Post Ringle Moby, (27.0) (Black) w/ Titanium Bolts
Seat Clamp UNO Black Alloy 30mm (OEM), Odyssey Purple Titanium Seat Binder Bolt 50mm
Misc. 7075 T6 Purple Anodized Presta Caps, KRONOS 7075 T6 Purple Anodized Bottle Cage Bolts, KRONOS 7075 T6 Purple Anodized Chain Ring Bolts, BULLSEYE AL7075 T6 Purple Anodized Pulleys, 3DViolet aluminum M5 x .8 x 16mm bolts, Jagwire Ripcord Carbon Shifter/Brake Cables & Housings Kit, TEKTRO Purple Anodized Canti Hangers, Titanium Replacement Bolts (Canti Brakes, Derailleurs, Stem, Levers, Seat Post, Fork).
Weight 25.97lbs. w/Tires

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