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looks like a climbmax!!

dunno for sure....


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looks like a climbmax!!

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That is an '89 ClimbMax. The TBG sticker & the P2 fork tell all...

Late '89 Brodie switched from Tange MTB to Prestige.

The stem is a Nitto. It was a standard with the build kit which came with that bike.
 

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Thanks Stig and Umma! I have never even seen a Brodie in person before. Looks like a pretty decent bike. This one was ridden alot. Too bad one of the bar ends are bent. :(
 

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ScottyMTB said:
This one was ridden alot.
Wow! Ridden a lot and maybe by me. I had a couple like this and that looks like one of them, with some parts changed out. Want to sell it back?

Oh, and someone else covered off the details. 1989 Brodie ClimbMax. Serial number in the 4000s, if I recall correctly.
 

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All the parts look stock to me but what do I know. Where is the SN? Contact me by email about selling it. I don't want the mods kicking my butt.
 

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Same question: I have a Brodie from around the same era. What model is it?

Details, when I bought it 4 years ago: Full first "rapid fire" generation XT. XTII U-brake. Gatorblade fork. Kona-style stem (very similar to a Joe Murray Velocity). "Art department" paint. No serial number that I can find. No seat tube collar / reinforcement. TIG'd front triangle / brazed rear triangle. Ovalized top, down, and seat tubes (need to check). Most of the decals were worn off when I got it, but it had a custom Brodie "concept" tubing decal on the seat tube. Or something like that.

I've replaced pretty much everything on it with m900, added drop bars, and now use it as an off-road touring bike. The paint was in rough shape when I got it, and I'm debating sending it to Joe Bell or Chris Dekerf... just need to settle on a color. Does anyone have any suggestions re. painting the gatorblade fork? Does it need to be taken apart?

<img src="https://lh6.google.com/pbarclay/RrawDIBr2RI/AAAAAAAAAhI/JMy_IRoD_jM/s800/P7191060.JPG" /></a>

More photos.
 

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pbarclay said:
Same question: I have a Brodie from around the same era. What model is it?

....Ovalized top, down, and seat tubes (need to check). Most of the decals were worn off when I got it, but it had a custom Brodie "concept" tubing decal on the seat tube. Or something like that.

Does anyone have any suggestions re. painting the gatorblade fork? Does it need to be taken apart?
If all tubes are ovalized it was probably made of tange concept tubing, so it is probably a catalyst. Serial number should be on the BB shell.

As for painting the fork, a good painter should be able to mask the crown and do a good paint job on it.
 

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Gatorblades........

just put some gatorblades on the soverign.........could be sweet........needsome moe parts to get her up and running........



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Barends arent bent, that is the long version of the Answer barends. (pic is hard to tell though) I vote for them mounted upside down.
 

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One of the coolest (and only) vintage bikes @ veloswap for certain. Glad you grabbed it.
 

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I don't know anything about Brodies, but I cannot find a model name on this. Shimano XT, Tange tubing, U brake. Nice stem, is that a Brodie?
Scotty

That is now mine. :p
 

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Hi,

Very nice bike. Brodies are very desirable to me.

On the stem: I see some resemblance with a Tioga Mountaineer (by Nitto) I have. Same shaft & also black chrome.



Different is that the that cable works with a pulley vs internal routing, there is another bar clamp ...and of course the one on the Brodie is fillet brazed, what is another nice touch.

Those are nice stems.
 

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So early Konas was called TBG also, is early Brodie and Kona the same brand?
 

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TBG was a distributer. The Bicycle Group.

TBG distributed Kona, Brodie and even Merlin (for one year). Joe Murray et al actually raced Brodies, but they were sometimes disguised as Konas. Actually, the 1990 TBG/Kona catalogue shows Kona-jerseyed riders on Brodies. See it here.
 
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