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I picked up this Cannondale 26 24 and it has the Innovations Hammerhead bars and Innovations fork. They don't say Grove on them though. Are they manufactured by Grove, or did Grove sell the rights to someone else later?
 

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Yeah, I agree. I took the foot straps off, but that was it. Put in some air and took off. It is really my size, too.
 

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ScottyMTB said:
I picked up this Cannondale 26 24 and it has the Innovations Hammerhead bars and Innovations fork. They don't say Grove on them though. Are they manufactured by Grove, or did Grove sell the rights to someone else later?



Nice find. Like Sky says, those ride feel pretty good for their age.

For the life of me I cant remember what skateboard that is on the head tube, is it Rob Roskopp??
 

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I kind of dig the paint. ST RC's front and rear don't hurt either.

Ditch the bike rack and get a more period correct seat and you're good to go!
 

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hollister said:
beast of the east??:confused:
I think Beasts came later. I had a '90 Beast with those extended dropouts. The bike in the picture is around an '86.
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
Nice find. Like Sky says, those ride feel pretty good for their age.

For the life of me I cant remember what skateboard that is on the head tube, is it Rob Roskopp??
Wasn't Roskopp the screaming hand?
 

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I think Beasts came later. I had a '90 Beast with those extended dropouts. The bike in the picture is around an '86.
thanks for clearing that up for me.by extended dropouts are you refering to the cantilevered dropouts,or something else?
 

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hollister said:
thanks for clearing that up for me.by extended dropouts are you refering to the cantilevered dropouts,or something else?
Yup, and they came with a replaceable der hanger.
 

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My pal Earl Bob was sponsored by Grove for a while in the late 80's and very early 90's, though only used his forks, bars, etc. not frames and every single fork he was sent broke. Not bent, but broke. Was this common for Grove's forks or was Earl just unlucky. As a disclaimer, I don't recall Earl ever having any fork issues with other makes, nor did he tend to get air very often.
 

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The seat that was on it had the nice duct tape finish, so I just grabbed the first one I saw. I think I have something that might work. This set me back a whole $20. I was going to post it in the "worst mountain bike inventions" thread a while back since someone mentioned splatter paint jobs.
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
Nice find. Like Sky says, those ride feel pretty good for their age.

For the life of me I cant remember what skateboard that is on the head tube, is it Rob Roskopp??
I thought the screaming hand was for the speed wheels as in 'speed wheels scream.'

I feel dumb, the post above mine wasn't there when I submitted this.
 

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Rumpfy said:
My first skateboard was a Roskopp.
Its kind of interesting that a few years after that bike was made, Rob Roskopp went on to also tear it up on the mountain bike but then started a fairly popular mountain bike company.
 

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Its kind of interesting that a few years after that bike was made, Rob Roskopp went on to also tear it up on the mountain bike but then started a fairly popular mountain bike company.
With the same name and primary investors as the skate company he used to ride for no less. He used to come into where I worked in SC. Real nice guy.
 
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