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.



RITCHEY REPLICA

RITCHEY REPLICA

We found this Ritchey frame on the World Wide Web and it was in a very bad shape. Most of the original paint was gone and it was unrecognizable. But, the frame had no rust, no dents or big scratches, is light and had Ritchey drop outs. So we decided it to bring it back to life as a replica.


We gave it a fresh new coat of white, sparkled some gold dust over it, new decals, 6 layer of clearcoat and it was ready for parts. A Shimano LX M570 groupset is installed, new chain and sprocket, new cables and more lovely stuff. This one is ready to shred the streets.



TREK 8700 ZX

TREK 8700 ZX 1995

Trek 8700 Carbon ZX series 1995 retro mountainbike. One of the first Carbon frames in a almost perfect condition. It comes with some positive patina, but what do think from a bike from 1995.


Everything has been taken apart, cleaned, greased and refitted. We also gave it new tires, grips, cables, chain and sprocket and other lovely stuff. Great looking bike.



BONTRAGER PRIVATEER

BONTRAGER PRIVATEER

We found this 1994 Bontrager Privateer frame in Germany and brought it back to our workshop. We searched the internet for a period correct Shimano DX groupset and found parts all over the world. A NOS hubset was bought and new wheels were made. Original stem and handlebars were found pretty easy, the Tange Prestige front fork was a bit harder to score.


POSITIVE PATINA

The frame has some serious patina, but it is still the original paint. New decals are ordered, however we are still not sure if we want to completely repaint the frame. That would be up to you. Super Cool Rat-bike.



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