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I sold this Ibis during the pandemic, not because I had to, it was just time. I sold it to one of Hemingway's relatives and with the proceeds I put race brakes, new wheels and tires on my GTI and bought my current Crewkerz Guilty. I kinda miss it, but I never rode it so whatever.
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Sick! Definitely a bike that you ride a few times, then appreciate it by hanging it on the wall in your garage in a prominent location for a few years, then pass it on so someone can get their money's worth by doing the exact same thing.

What's its history? I didn't know that it had a disc mount but that looks very factory-finish.
 

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I sold this Ibis during the pandemic, not because I had to, it was just time. I sold it to one of Hemingway's relatives and with the proceeds I put race brakes, new wheels and tires on my GTI and bought my current Crewkerz Guilty. I kinda miss it, but I never rode it so whatever. View attachment 42222

total drool...

anyone know whats up w this bike? i dig the two tiny tubes
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What's its history? I didn't know that it had a disc mount but that looks very factory-finish.
It was a 1998 frame that was in a shop in Brooklyn until 2005; that's when I bought it new, first owner. It went through several builds over the years and you're correct, it was V brake only from the factory. In 2009 I sent it to Casstellano to be refurbished and disc tabs added (I had raced it extensively until 2009). '09 was my first child and when I picked up trials so the BowTi never really had a chance after that. Having ridden what's available now, I don't miss it. I miss the weight, but that's about it.
 

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1952 armstrong

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sold the beautifully worn brooks on that for a pretty los angeles yuppie penny. Frame too small for me, cottered cranks very cool and very bent.

excited for the touring bars on mtb feels..

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my spare forks, echo urban... hobo lyfff
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wrappin /shellackin time for spring farm road ridings
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Never a bad time to share bike pics...

2017 Orbea Rallon, my everything/college race rig. Enjoy a nice mud pic post-downhill run at Bolton Valley in VT.
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1996 (I think) Trek 820, my father bought it brand new and it sat in storage for years. Turned it into a "gravel bike" on the cheap. Recently got a new to me brooks saddle.
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We all know what this one is... ;)
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How's the Mezzer? I loved how the mattoc rode, spring and damper were perfection but two of them fell apart in a couple weeks. The mezzer looks sufficiently burly though.





It was a 1998 frame that was in a shop in Brooklyn until 2005; that's when I bought it new, first owner. It went through several builds over the years and you're correct, it was V brake only from the factory. In 2009 I sent it to Casstellano to be refurbished and disc tabs added (I had raced it extensively until 2009).
Oh that's awesome. Amazed that there was still a new one.
 

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How's the Mezzer? I loved how the mattoc rode, spring and damper were perfection but two of them fell apart in a couple weeks. The mezzer looks sufficiently burly though.
The mezzer is great actually! This one is the expert. I believe they fixed a lot of issues they had in the past this time around but it’s held up very well to a season of enduro/downhill racing, numerous bike park days, and a lot of trail riding. I’m very pleased with it, especially going from a Fox 34 to this with 37mm stanchions. My only complaint is one many have, the mud guard is a wee bit floppy.. but it serves its purpose mostly. Might try to find a different one eventually.
 
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