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Mantis, Paramount, Campy
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Following along with the Road Frames built by mostly MTB framebuilders thread how about the opposite. I'll throw some pics of ventures into the MTB world by road frame builders up over the weekend as I dont have access to them now. Anyone else out there have one? I've had the following over the years: Alan, Appel, Cinelli, Colnago, Croll, Vitus..and Serotta and Waterford although for a while they both built a fair amount of MTBs
 

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I'd debate the Croll inclusion. I've seen Croll 'crossers, and tons of Croll Mtbs, but I don't think I've ever seen a Croll road frame. And I lived in Minneapolis during the Croll heydays.
 

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Really?

~martini~ said:
I'd debate the Croll inclusion. I've seen Croll 'crossers, and tons of Croll Mtbs, but I don't think I've ever seen a Croll road frame. And I lived in Minneapolis during the Croll heydays.
Just going by personal experience. I've owned the only 2 Croll MTB's I've ever seen but have seen dozens of road bikes on the WI race scene. Just saw one yesterday in a shop for sale.
 

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a couple

my next door neighbor owns 4 Cinellis, all made to measure for him when he lived in Italy. In addition to the sweet road frame with a full C-Record/Delta/retrofriction gruppo, he's got a pair of MTBs and a cross bike with WTB-copy Cinelli-made dirtdrop bars. Other than taking the road bike out once about 5 years ago and crashing his brains out on it, I have never known him to ride any of them.
I recall talking with Dave Moulton at a bike show when he unveiled his mountain bike. The position on the bike was just like sitting on one of his road bikes, that is to say, really wrong.
 

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there's a pinarello hardtail in the shop near by. not for sale. it has the prince tubeset and it's painted in pink/ deutsche telekom scheme!!.....yuk.
 

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Rossin Marathon (~1987, wild fluted Columbus tubing similar to the Ghibli road bike); Cinelli Ottomila (~1991) with full XC-Pro gruppo that I recenlty got new in the box for an obscenely low price
 

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there's a shop...

in morgantown, wv that has a colnago mtb. 18 in black with disc tabs. made from reynolds airplane tubeset. airbrushed in fine 80's fashion, but it is an 2004 model. i think it cost about 1200 bucks, but that may be wholesale, too. guy likes to brag more than sell, so who knows.
 

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landshark mtn bike

i've got a 1984 landshark mtn bike. i know he made a few dirt sharks but mostly he makes custom road bikes. this bike is one of the first 20 bikes he built and is called a landshark-not dirtshark. it has 24" wheels, fillet brazed frame-fork-stem, slotted bottom bracket, deer head components, bullseye hubs, and custom paint. i called steve about it and he said he only make two 24" bikes and that this was most likely the one he built for he fiance which is now his wife. got it at a yard sale for $5.00.
 

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Mantis, Paramount, Campy
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Probably bragging as you said

olds_cool said:
in morgantown, wv that has a colnago mtb. 18 in black with disc tabs. made from reynolds airplane tubeset. airbrushed in fine 80's fashion, but it is an 2004 model. i think it cost about 1200 bucks, but that may be wholesale, too. guy likes to brag more than sell, so who knows.
The current Colnago MTB frames aren't made by Colnago, just badged as such, and in 2002 they were going for like $499 retail
 

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Serotta mtb

Not really vintage, but I have the last mountain bike made by Serotta. I also just picked up this puppy on eBay.
 

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How about Bruce Gordon?

I remeber those being made of coca cola thickness steel, and ugly, too. BUT, man, so light!
 

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A riding buddy of mine

had a Davidson mountain bike. He'd had it made custom, out of road-spec 753. Nice little lugs, a sweet electric powder blue paint job, too. Man, that was a nice bike.
It's too bad I don't have any photos.

miles
 

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i dredged up this old thread by Shane to post photos of my fillet brazed Russ Denny frame.

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mwr said:
LOL that cable stop makes me feel all dirty.

maybe i should get a LD stem for my HD fork :D
 
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