NAVARO PONDEROSA 1991

NAVARO PONDEROSA

We found this 1991 Navaro on the worldwide web and we just had to have it. This one is a handbuild frame by Ibis and filed brazed.


POSITIVE PATINA

The frame has some little scratces here and there, but it is still the original paint.



RALEIGH

RALEIGH

This Raleigh frame never ever got his original coat of paint and was stored in someones attick for a long time. It made its way to our workshop where we gave it a Shimano XTR M900 groupset.


AMP FORK

We left the raw finish on the frame and a AMP Fork was added for quality comfort.



FAT CHANCE REPLICA

FAT CHANCE REPLICA BUILD

Some years ago we bought some frames that were in pretty rough shape including this Fat Chance. However, years later, we couldn't find any reference this to be a real Fat Chance and after intensive research on the interwebs we still weren't sure.


We decided to build it up as a Fat Chance replica, because if it looks, smells, tastes like a Fat Chance... it probably is (or not). So this beauty is specialy build for the private collection.



TREK 990 1995

TREK 990 SINGLETRACK

Can you believe it, we found the old bike one of us used to ride back in the days, on the old interwebs. Still in very good condition, however completely rebluid with shitty parts.


So we bought the bike and completely stripped it down. Parts were found and the bike was completely been rebuild as Rob rode it back in 1995.



TREK 9700 1996

TREK 9700 1996

Trek 9700 Carbon SHX series 1996 retro mountainbike. Completely stripped and a new coat of color. We choose for a Candy Teal blue, which we thought suited the bike nicely. We also gave it new tires, grips, cables, chain and sprocket and other lovely stuff. Great looking bike.


Handmade in Waterloo, WI in 1996. This OCLV (Optimum Compaction Low Void) carbon frame is a responsive, lightweight, off road, cross country machine.



MANITOU FS 1993

MANITOU FS 1993

What else we can say about this 1993 Manitou FS build by Answer. One of the first full-suspension bikes that shocked the world. Build by Doug Bradbury, before he sold his Colorado based company to Answer, was a mountain-biking pioneer. He was at the cutting edge of engineering and machining bespoke parts and frames specifically to suit this hurly-burly new sport.


Considered revolutionary for a suspension bike at the time, the design essentially used fork legs for the rear struts. While the suspension was active and fairly plush, the frames were plagued with cracking, particularly at the headtube. This one has been checked and repaired. The construction of these frames made extensive use of hollow CNC junctions, resulting in a very light frame.