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96 Ibis Ti Mojo, small

(This was originally posted at Retrobike. I'm in the process of modifying the build though)

Nicely crafted titanium frame acquired from an original owner. The detailing and build of these frames is quite impressive. I'm not 100% sure of the year, but it could also be a 97.

I went for a silver/gray-biased build for the components, de-NIB'ing quite a few parts. I'll likely swap the DKG for a silver version once I find one.

The Mag-21 SL has the classic paint loss problem but I like the patina it gives to the bike.

The Magic Motorcycle crankset was a no-brainer, once-in-a-lifetime purchase. This is the second version with a low 1x serial. Beautifully detailed.

{ spec }
Frame: 96 Ibis Ti Mojo, small
Fork: Rock Shox Mag-21 SL, 1"
Headset: Chris King 1" threadless w/reducer
Hubset: XTR M900
Rims: Mavic 231
Skewers: Cook Brothers
Tires: Ritchey Megabite
Stem: Ibis Ti, modified-polish
Handlebars: AC Ti
Grips: ODI
Brake levers: Machine Tech
Shifters: Suntour XC
Brakes F+R: Machine Tech Zero-Flex
Brakes straddle: Machine Tech
Derailleur F: Proshift
Derailleur R: Proshift
Crankset: Magic Motorcycle ver. 2
Bottom Bracket: Coda Magic for 73mm
Cogset: Tioga Ti
Chain: Shimano 7401
Pedals: Suntour Superbe Track
Saddle: Flite Ti perforated
Seatpost: Ritchey Force
Seat collar: DKG
 

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holden said:
(This was originally posted at Retrobike. I'm in the process of modifying the build though)

Nicely crafted titanium frame acquired from an original owner. The detailing and build of these frames is quite impressive. I'm not 100% sure of the year, but it could also be a 97.

I went for a silver/gray-biased build for the components, de-NIB'ing quite a few parts. I'll likely swap the DKG for a silver version once I find one.

The Mag-21 SL has the classic paint loss problem but I like the patina it gives to the bike.

The Magic Motorcycle crankset was a no-brainer, once-in-a-lifetime purchase. This is the second version with a low 1x serial. Beautifully detailed.

{ spec }
Frame: 96 Ibis Ti Mojo, small
Fork: Rock Shox Mag-21 SL, 1"
Headset: Chris King 1" threadless w/reducer
Hubset: XTR M900
Rims: Mavic 231
Skewers: Cook Brothers
Tires: Ritchey Megabite
Stem: Ibis Ti, modified-polish
Handlebars: AC Ti
Grips: ODI
Brake levers: Machine Tech
Shifters: Suntour XC
Brakes F+R: Machine Tech Zero-Flex
Brakes straddle: Machine Tech
Derailleur F: Proshift
Derailleur R: Proshift
Crankset: Magic Motorcycle ver. 2
Bottom Bracket: Coda Magic for 73mm
Cogset: Tioga Ti
Chain: Shimano 7401
Pedals: Suntour Superbe Track
Saddle: Flite Ti perforated
Seatpost: Ritchey Force
Seat collar: DKG
Whoa! Now that is about as eclectic a parts mix as I've ever seen.
 

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i need new pics. now it has a 950 xtr cranks, turbo saddle and kore silver stem.
bought new in 00.
 

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Well, mine is the oldest so far, but probably owned for the shortest amount of time by the current owner. Not sure of the year, Scot Nicol said maybe 1990, but based on the serial number of one of the bikes on First Flight's website I would say more likely 1991 or even 1992.

The bike is a size too small but rides great. The post may look really jacked up but it is actually only 1/2 inch higher than the post on my other bikes.

It is what I would call a 10 footer in that if you get real close it shows its battle scars but from far away it looks nice.

You seen this picture before. The post has since been replaced with a silver Thomson and the bar will soon be replaced with a flat bar. Eventually a rigid fork as well.
 

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Colker - I really like your flooring. Bike looks good too.

thanks. it's an "old", late 60s house and the detailing is fantastic. vintage baby...;)
 

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1988/9 Cousin It

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1991 SS in Team Livery

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Nice. Did you change some stuff around on the SS? Different saddle and post?

Whats the story on the serial numbered RD?

I need some of those RM-3 bars...
 

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1997 Ibis Alibi with RS Judy SLs, Hershey cranks, WTB wheelset, LP Composite bar and Caramba stem, Suntour XC Pro post - the most compliant aluminium frame I ever rode...

Mr K

Those are great frames. I had one 10-11 years ago and really liked it. Very solid and confidence inspiring handling. I liked the machining on the front of the chainstays. We need a picture of that. I'll see if I can dig up a picture of mine.
 

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Nice. Did you change some stuff around on the SS? Different saddle and post?

Whats the story on the serial numbered RD?

I need some of those RM-3 bars...
I did change the post and seat, but you've got to have a freaky weird eye for details to notice. The previous post was also an IRD, but the step is closer to the clamp area. The seat on there now is a gray perforated Specialized Pro Long. Previously, the seat was a smooth black leather Specialized Pro Long.

The R/D was a custom Shimano made short cage for team riders. The silver guard keeping the chain on the tension pulley is riveted on.

You missed the special washers under the nut on the rear brake, though.

RM-3 bars...hmmm.
 

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I've got one in restoration, will post pictures as soon as Scot Nicol sends me decals. I guess he's a busy guy, been waiting for six weeks now.
 

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The serial number is 1743. The 91 on first flight is 1101 and the 92 is 1586. Scot said likely mine is 1990, but I found those serial numbers after the fact and guess thinking about it right now mine must be 92 or later. So the decals are correct then, huh?

It has clearly been crudely touched up (spray paint) in places and in other places the paint looks excellent. Unfortunately a previous owner took a body hammer to the right stay to increase chainring clearance :madman: other than that the frame is A-OK.

By this point the SS was a US made frame, thought still entry level Ibis, correct?
 
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