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nightshade_rider said:
Here's another one for you vintage Ibis fans, an early dropbar Ibis dating from around 1987.
  • Koski Duratrac fork
  • Specialized dropbars with LD stem
  • Modolo brake levers / Suntour Barcon shifters
  • WTB Classic Greaseguard hubs
  • IRD seatpost / Hite-Rite
  • Selle Italia Turbo Perforated saddle
  • Suntour Roller Cam rear brake
  • Deore XT crankset / Suntour XC Compe pedals
  • Phil bottom bracket
I am the original owner and have had some great times on this bike. With a little luck, I hope to be riding this one for another 22 years!


That is the perfect Ibis.
 

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from th bottle holder placement to the seatstays fastback to salsa like brazing, paint, drop bars, level top tube, ird post, modolo levers.
who needs another bike? :) :) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cool: :cool:
 

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Yup, really hot. Don't ever sell it, as I'm sure you've been asked to. I have one similar a few doors down from me.

-Schmitty-
 

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Mine and you have seen

Mine is a 95 team paint scheme with minor touch ups and is in use as a daily rider for dog runs in the neighborhood. I know, why beat it when there are cheapies around. Well, I don't have any cheapies.

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nightshade_rider said:
Here's another one for you vintage Ibis fans, an early dropbar Ibis dating from around 1987.
  • Koski Duratrac fork
  • Specialized dropbars with LD stem
  • Modolo brake levers / Suntour Barcon shifters
  • WTB Classic Greaseguard hubs
  • IRD seatpost / Hite-Rite
  • Selle Italia Turbo Perforated saddle
  • Suntour Roller Cam rear brake
  • Deore XT crankset / Suntour XC Compe pedals
  • Phil bottom bracket
I am the original owner and have had some great times on this bike. With a little luck, I hope to be riding this one for another 22 years!


WOW . This is the reason to come back to this forum. Great bike. Love the colours, the parts, frame, etc..
 

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i am starting a build inspired by the drop bar ibis.
red mikkelsen frame
specialized db fork, threaded by me.
chorus headset.
sugino dirt drop stem
midge bars
cane creek levers
shimano barcons.
thomson black seatpost.
avocet 02 saddle.
new xt rear derr.
circa 95 xt front derr.
95 lx crankset.
dia compe 987 canti brakes
xtr rear hub.
xt front hub.
 

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Stunning, that is the bike I think about when I think Ibis. Rad!
 

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Beautiful Ibis, Nightshade. I remember your Ritchey as well, which was also a beaut!

Love it!

Just curious, do you remember your reasoning for going with the Koski fork vs the Type II at the time of purchase? Either fork is a great choice.
 

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singletracktourist said:
Just curious, do you remember your reasoning for going with the Koski fork vs the Type II at the time of purchase? Either fork is a great choice.
Hi Singletrack-

I didn't actually purchase the bike, it was acquired on a trade basis, so I just trusted the guys at Ibis with the details of the build. Besides, I didn't know much about bike technology back then. I think the Koski Duratrac was fairly new at that time and Scot must have been impressed with it. I remember limited availability of the fork delayed completion of the bike for awhile.

I can't comment on the Type II vs Koski since I have had no airtime with the Type II, but I can tell you the Koski is alot more damp than the biplane fork on the Ritchey!
 

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nightshade_rider said:
Hi Singletrack-

I didn't actually purchase the bike, it was acquired on a trade basis, so I just trusted the guys at Ibis with the details of the build. Besides, I didn't know much about bike technology back then. I think the Koski Duratrac was fairly new at that time and Scot must have been impressed with it. I remember limited availability of the fork delayed completion of the bike for awhile.

I can't comment on the Type II vs Koski since I have had no airtime with the Type II, but I can tell you the Koski is alot more damp than the biplane fork on the Ritchey!

HI. if it's not too much to ask: what's the chainstays size/number?
 

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Here's the three in my garage..
MaiTai Singlespeed This showed up under the Christmas tree one year as a used frame. Origin unknown. I tried to contact the e-bay seller who my gf bought it from for more info but got zero. Anyone?


2001 Hakkalugi: Fresh paintjob this year:


1994 Ti Mojo:
 

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Here's my only Ibis item, a polished titanium mountain stem. I've posted it a few times throughout this forum, but saw this thread and figured I'd post a couple of photos. I bought it form the original owner, who purchased it along with his 1992 Ibis XtraMojo. Anyway, it's slightly too big at 135mm (I usually run a 120 -125mm), so right now it's making a lovely paperweight. :)

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Wow. That Mai Tai is sharp, also really liking all the Ti stems. The Ti Mojo seems to holding up really well after all the years, is it the original finish?
 

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I took both the Mai Tai & the Ti Mojo down to bare metal & re-decaled last winter. The Mai Tai originally had a banner decal. I didn't like the big decal as it tore up easily so I went a little older style. That's the beauty of ti. Steel wool + WD40 = shiny like new!
 
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