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Parkpre Mountain Bikes
What has happened to Parkpre? I am a Pro Image (1995 vintage)rider and wish to find out if there is enough interest in starting a "parkpre register" of owners and previous riders of these great bikes.
Great site - wish there were more like this, the few I have found seem to be redundant.
I am from the UK and wish to find out more about Parkpre as the bikes were distributed for only a short time here and in very small numbers (my bike is one of three 19" Pro Images imported into the country. Thanks
Posted by Chris A a 35 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Parkpre Pro Image & cannondale f900 from Bedfordshire England on 5/26/00

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    No official answer to 'What has happened to Parkpre?' other than they've closed their doors as far as I know. I've been out of the MTB scene for about 5 years, until recently. I dusted of my 91' Parkpre Hammer, and hit the trails again.
    I searched for Parkpre info, and all I've heard from a few local sources, was what I mentioned above...
    I love my Parkpre. Even at 9 years of age it is a solid bike, with all the component upgrades performed...
    Oh well. :)
    Posted by R.adkins a 31 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Parkpre Hammer from San Diego on 12/29/00

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Parkpres were cool bikes.I recently saw a nice used one for sale for$100 and it was in excellent like-new shape.Woulda bought it,but too many bikes already.Cool paint job.Most of my bikes are older and it's good to see others who like old bikes.
      Posted by Alldownhill a 39 year old Downhiller riding a '91 Yeti ARC from North hollywood on 12/29/00

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Hey, good to know there is another Parkpre rider in the San Diego area. I have a Parkpre Sceptre. I've had it for about 8 years, no problems. I even ride it to work here, about three miles round trip, 5 days a week.
      Posted by Ken B a 31 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Parkpre Sceptre from San Diego, CA on 04/18/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I'm a 42 year old(I think) bicyclist from Tucson, Arizona, and I just love my old Parkpre Grand Comp. It was their low-end bike a long time ago, and I picked it up second hand from the owner after it had been looted of most of it's components by a bike thief. It wasn't long before I realized that this is a great frame! Although appearing dangerously svelte, I've been riding it hard for about 5 years, and haven't broken it yet. Installed a Judy 2 years ago, and now go even faster! I'm now in the process of replacing the original bottom bracket. Anyone know if the shell threading is English or Italian? I'm assuming English...
    Posted by Tom Meshew a 42 year old Cross-Country riding a Parkpre Grand Comp,vintage unknown from Tucson,AZ USA on 01/23/01

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  • Please help me
    I live in calgary canada and have been riding my parkpre pro image for five solid years until i snapped my drop-out. i can't find another one anywhere. if anybody knows of a shop or somewhere where i could find one, PLEASE let me know. i'm dying to ride again.

    Thanks
    Posted by BrokenDown a 25 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Parkpre pro image from calgary, alberta, canada on 02/04/01

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    • ParkPre Bikes
      Ah,the ParkPre Cult! Seriously,those were cool bikes.ParkPre was located in Ventura County here in Southern California.I recently saw a ParkPre for sale for $100 and it was mint showroom.Ah,that hot pink splatter paint.Very 1991.I am kicking myself for not buying it.As far as the BB threading it would have to be English like most bikes.be sure you get the right BB shell diameter and spindle length.A bike shop can help with this.As far as finding a whole bike,I could probably find one,but after you ship it to Canada,it may cost too much.
      Posted by Alldownhill on 02/05/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Great idea, e.g. the register, I'm the proud owner of a Team 925 cir. 1998, I think the last year they were making bikes? SID Blue paint job, Mavic Crosslands, Manitou Ti Spring shock, Race Face crankset..beautiful bike. Greatest steel HT I've ever had the pleasure of riding, not my main bike anymore but I still take her out for a spin now and again. I was actually thinking of converting it over to single-speed, it may be the only one in the world at that point? If anyone wants pics send me your e-mail.
    Posted by Wunderkind a 29 year old Racer riding a Parkpre Team 925 from O.C., California on 02/05/01

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      I would like to see pictures of your bike, i have a parkpre too. Is it a real good bike?? my e-mail is cerebus@latinmail.com
      Posted by Gordo a 20 year old Weekend Warrior riding a parkpre complimited from hillo, son, mexico on 02/19/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I am from Windsor Ontario, and I ride a 1995 comp limited -
    It's flame red, real cool, maxxis tires, pfs performance handle bars and shaft, super chromolly bike. Has pulstar hubs, busted 3 spokes on back tire, bitch to find someone to fix it
    Posted by Gus a 29 year old Cross-Country riding a Comp Ltd on 02/28/01

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      I am from Tayport, Scotland.

      I bought a Comp Limited too, circa 1995, I have not ridden it for ages but the times I had on it were great, a real stiff rear end.... that's the bike , not mine!!! This makes sure that it really climbs.

      Mine is still immaculate as I haven't given it the thrashing that it cries out for, the paint job is a Pseudo Tianium finish - I was told that the Pulstar hubs were not the 'proper' items but a down - market version, but I must confess, they seemed good enough for me.

      I got my bike locally at a great discount as a company from Wales, UK - Cambrian tyres went bust and had to get rid of them quickly!

      Cheers, Bob Bishop.
      Posted by Bob Bishop a 37 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Park Pre Comp Ltd, replacing a 1994 Spec. Rock from Tayport, Fife, Scotland. on 03/24/01

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      • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
        PULSTAR HUBS!!! Id almost forgotten mine, they looked ace didnt they??!!??!! mine was the first thing that i had to replace (twatted after a mild but muddy jaunt) back to trusty shimano for me, and ever since.
        Posted by Mr mdr a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a santa cruz chameleon and a parkpre from leicester, england on 03/28/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I'm also riding a 1995 19" Parkpre Pro Image, it's the best bike I've ever ridden!! I've covered many miles on it & as yet it has never to be let down. It's a great bike for shear enjoymant. Be nice to hear from some like minded people.
    Posted by Mark T a 27 year old Cross-Country riding a Parkpre Pro Image from Portsmouth, England on 03/11/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Chucks bikes has ParkPre Alumax for sale on his web site. At www.chucksbikes.com
    Posted by FSRMIKE a 39 year old Cross-Country riding a 99 fsr from Banning CA on 03/12/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Chucks bikes has ParkPre Alumax for sale on his web site. At www.chucksbikes.com
    Posted by FSRMIKE a 39 year old Cross-Country riding a 99 fsr from Banning CA on 03/12/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I bought a Park Pre comp ltd with a set of pace rc35's many years ago, then bought a Cannondale super V but still go back to riding the old hard tail and fully enjoy it.
    Its great down the green lanes of flat old lincolnshire .
    Posted by Jim D a 42 year old Cross-Country from UK on 03/27/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    yeah, some other people whove ridden these ace machines!!!!!

    i bought a 19 inch "mountain comp" frame about 5 years ago, and have ridden i xc, saddle slug low for trials (even though im awful at that stuff!!), dabbled in a little dirt jumping on it and ridden it down the les gets and morzine down hills in france many times - still going strong now as my road / mild xc frame, beautiful springy and flickable. my first love.

    i named it emma - after my fiance that i met close to buying it - and whilst not avoiding a cliche, the frame lasted longer than our relationship.

    bb threading IS english by the way...
    Posted by Mr mdr a 24 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a santa cruz chameleon and a parkpre from leicester, england on 03/28/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Thanks to all those who have replied to my original question.
    I am pleased to find that there are still fans of Parkpre MTB's around. I am still trying to gather information and images for a web site devoted to Parkpre. If any one has some please email me.
    BTW I have recently aquired two "unused" Parkpre Pro 825 frames, size 15", anyone interested?
    Posted by Chris A a 36 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Parkpre Pro Image from Bedfordshire UK on 03/30/01

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Your message caught my eye, hope you don't mind, I don't need to buy a parkpre Pro 825, I've just been given a frame! Desperate to give it a thrash-but I need to buy a new BB! I'm sure it's a standard 68mm shell,you would'nt happen to know the axle length? Everything else I need, I've got to hand!
      Thanks
      Posted by Neil Wilson a 31 year old Weekend Warrior riding a (hopefully)! ParkPre Pro 825 from Buckinghamshire on 05/10/01

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      • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
        Hey Neil, I've just replaced my b.b., and got a really tight chainline with a 115 mm. But I'm running a 7-speed freewheel, and if you've got a cassette that's any wider, or a really fat rear tire, go a little longer. Hope this helps!
        Posted by Tom meshew a 42? year old Cross-Country riding a cheap parkpre from Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. on 06/16/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    As info you can still buy Parkpre bikes here in Taiwan were I am living, since a lot of bike's is made here they they still produce parkpre.
    Posted by Göran a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a parkpre from Taiwan on 04/23/01

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Finally created the web site devoted to PARKPRE. I still need more info, especially on the business, so if you can help leave a message
      Posted by Chris A a Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Parkpre Pro Image from Bedfordshire, England on 05/05/01

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Hi!
      I Saw the message from goran about buying Parkpre bikes from Taiwan. Do you have any adress or fax no to them.
      Have a great ride
      Patrik Taléus
      Posted by Patrik Taléus a 35 year old Cross-Country riding a Aluteam from Sweden on 06/12/02

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I HAD A SCEPTRE COMP AND KNEW A MAN WHO KNEW A MAN WHO IMPORTED PARKPRE INTO THE UK. WHEN THEY STOPPED IMPORTING HERE, HE SAID THEY WOULD STILL TRY AND CONTINUE WITH SOMETHING IN THE US. BE NICE IF THEY DID.
    Posted by FIG a 17 year old Racer riding a CANNONDALE R800 from UK on 05/15/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I ride a parkpre Pro825. Love the bike. The people who ran the company saw that Wal-Mart and Target had full suspension bikes for sale and decided to get out of the american market. They shut down the western hemisphere operations (I got some GREAT deals at that time!!), contributed greatly to the Novara line at REI, and continued making road frames in Europe(their only real profit maker). I have put a call in to their former VP to find out more about the names under which these bikes are made in Europe.
    Posted by Tom Cutler a 31 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Parkpre Pro825 from Visalia, California on 06/23/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I bought a Parkpre 825 in 1995 when they were distributed by
    Cambrian tyres and sold through local dealer networks,I have just sold it to a freind who also loves it and bought a Diamond back which is only my third bike since 1985 the other being a diamond back aswell.The P/P still looks new
    but I wanted to upgrade to much, and a new bike was cheaper
    option the old XT group on the P/P still runs like a dream.
    Posted by Lofty a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Ex P/P Now Diamond back from England on 08/01/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I bought a Parkpre 825 in 1995 when they were distributed by
    Cambrian tyres and sold through local dealer networks,I have just sold it to a freind who also loves it and bought a Diamond back which is only my third bike since 1985 the other being a diamond back aswell.The P/P still looks new
    but I wanted to upgrade to much, and a new bike was cheaper
    option the old XT group on the P/P still runs like a dream.
    Posted by Lofty a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Ex P/P Diamond back from England on 08/01/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Hi
    Great bikes indeed - very rigid - great climbers. I have Alu Max circa 1995. Only wheels and drivetrain upgraded - all the rest is just fine. I would buy another (!) but where are they ?? Any news out there ?
    Posted by Malcolm Watson a 47 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Parkpre Alu Max from UK on 09/17/01

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Anyone still talking about or own a 'ParkPre' bike like myself? I would like to hear from others...
    Posted by Fastrax a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a '93 ParkPre Scemptor Comp from LA on 12/19/07

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      HERES PARK PRE WORTHLESS TRIVIA....BEN AFLECK IS RIDING ON A PARK PRE HARDTAIL IN A MOVIE CALLED "GLORY DAZE"
      ALSO MY FRIEND KEVIN WHO LIVES IN SANTA MONICA OWNS A CHROMOLLY HARDTAIL. PARK PRE IS A SILLY NAME FOR A BIKE AND KEVIN IS ALSO SILLY, LIVING IN SANTA MONICA PAYING $1550 FOR A ONE BEDROOM APT. OH YEAH ITS SANTA MONICA...WHO GIVES A PARK PRE.
      Posted by Mongoose a 67 year old riding a INTENSE from Hwy 2 on 01/06/08

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Wow, what an INTELLIGENT post! Now go take your 'Geritol' and call me in the morning...
      Posted by Fastrax a 48 year old Weekend Warrior riding a '93 ParkPre Scemptor Comp from LA on 01/10/08

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    • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
      Building up a Single Speed that i got from a buddy .
      Posted by MADDAWG riding a Scepter Comp SE on 04/27/13

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    I have a 1994 Pro 825 for sale. Bike is in Phoenix AZ. Will ship. Factory size 19 measures 17" center to center. Original in well used condition minus:

    Per the original specs it is missing
    Original saddle
    Onza bar ends (has coda bar ends)
    Critical Racing brakes
    Factory tires
    Onza pedals

    Other than that it's complete and has a Manitou 3 EPC fork which is in great shape. Frame has been de-stickered and shows definite signs of use. Chainrings are worn. Rear wheel needs two straight pull spokes but it is not bent. XT shifter pods missing clear indicator windows.

    Specs: http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=1994&brand=Parkpre&model=Pro+825
    Specs 2: http://www.parkpre.com/technical.htm

    Taking legitimate offers.
    Posted by Goodgnus a 36 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Various from Phoenix AZ on 05/25/13

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Just acquired a Parkpre over the weekend, but do not know the model or year.
    (I own a mint condition 1977 Roberts from 1977 :-), so the Parkpre would be for casual riding)

    These characters are inscribed under the bottom bracket:

    5S 07
    F501A001

    Hope someone in here can clue me in :-).

    Thanks in advance,
    Ted in Niagara Region of Canada
    Posted by Tedsky a 63 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Parkpre, Roberts (1977) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada on 09/05/16

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  • Re: Parkpre Mountain Bikes
    Just acquired a Parkpre over the weekend, but do not know the model or year.
    (I own a mint condition 1977 Roberts from Britain :-), so the Parkpre would be for casual riding)

    These characters are inscribed under the bottom bracket:

    5S 07
    F501A001

    Hope someone in here can clue me in :-).

    Thanks in advance,
    Ted in Niagara Region of Canada
    Posted by Tedsky a 63 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Parkpre, Roberts (1977) from Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada on 09/05/16

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