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Theres many classic examples of certain riders using their non sponsored equipment which I've always found kinda amusing:

classic examples could be, Tomacs mongoose (FAT chrs FB ;) infact Tomes has had a lot! Giant hardtail> Yeti, Intense M1> Giant..)
Tim Goulds Peugeot (Roberts)
GT cyclocross bikes> curtlo?
Bryan Lopes GT slalom> 3D?

any other examples anyone can think of?
 

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The very first Norba National one day Championship was won by Steve Tilford, riding for the US based Levi's - Raleigh Team on a Moots Mountaineer painted in Raleigh team colors and decaled as a Raleigh. It was Tilfords first mountain bike race and if I recall correctly it took nearly five hours to complete due to very muddy conditions. Tilford has always been fast on the bike but he can also run like a deer!
 

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Luther said:
Okay not MTB but weren't the 7-11 Murray Racing Team bikes built by Serotta?
Definately made by Serrotta but weren't the Huffys? I thought they were for the olympics as well. The manager of a local shop used to have one that needed a top tube replacement. It was up on a wall and really neat.

Huffy used to claim it was their full custom model which was built completely to customer spec including frame material, mtb vs. road, geometry, component spec, all for just $10k. It was ridiculous. I doubt they ever sold a one.

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Boy named SSue said:
Definately made by Serrotta but weren't the Huffys?
Huffy did sponsor them for a while, and yes Serotta made the frames. The old Wheelsmith bike shop in Palo Alto used to have one hanging on their wall.

In fact they used to have a lot of cool old bikes on their wall, I wonder what happened to them?
 

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laffeaux said:
Huffy did sponsor them for a while, and yes Serotta made the frames. The old Wheelsmith bike shop in Palo Alto used to have one hanging on their wall.

In fact they used to have a lot of cool old bikes on their wall, I wonder what happened to them?
Wheelsmith, now Mike's Bikes, just moved locations a few blocks down the street (actually closer to a SuperSlo!).
They still have the same bunch of old road bikes and misc. stuff hanging in the shop. I'm pretty sure the 7-11 colored Huffy is there.

I swear by that place. Kenny Ellis and the rest of the mechanics there appreciate a good vintage bike! I'm pretty sure they think I'm nuts though. :p

Next time I go in, I'll get some pics of some of the stuff there. It's a clean shop. Not a dusty old rats nest like Sloughs in San Jose.
Although I will say that Sloughs still has some Bontrager Privateers still in stock....at full retail. :rolleyes:
 

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Think Tom Teesdale has done some work too. I know he had a history with Univega, and a few other companies, but don't know for sure.

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scant said:
Theres many classic examples of certain riders using their non sponsored equipment which I've always found kinda amusing:

classic examples could be, Tomacs mongoose (FAT chrs FB ;) infact Tomes has had a lot! Giant hardtail> Yeti, Intense M1> Giant..)
Tim Goulds Peugeot (Roberts)
GT cyclocross bikes> curtlo?
Bryan Lopes GT slalom> 3D?

any other examples anyone can think of?
 

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velomental said:
The very first Norba National one day Championship was won by Steve Tilford, riding for the US based Levi's - Raleigh Team on a Moots Mountaineer painted in Raleigh team colors and decaled as a Raleigh. It was Tilfords first mountain bike race and if I recall correctly it took nearly five hours to complete due to very muddy conditions. Tilford has always been fast on the bike but he can also run like a deer!
Pretty sure that Team Raleigh/Moots frameset was up on ebay a couple of years ago. Seller was from Kansas and it was a fillet brazed frame with the old Raleigh road colors from the 80s. Shoulda got it. I thought it looked like a Landshark.
 

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Miquel Indurine rode Pegoretti-build frames, that didnt have that name on the downtube ;)
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
And looks to be just my size... :)
It's part of the "permanent" collection. :D

BTW, you got that old Litespeed off eBay just before I was going to Buy-Now on it!!! That's problably for the better, though. I likely would have hurt myself trying to ride it (and breaking the fork!) on some technical trail.
 

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Rumpfy said:
Wheelsmith, now Mike's Bikes, just moved locations a few blocks down the street (actually closer to a SuperSlo!).
They still have the same bunch of old road bikes and misc. stuff hanging in the shop. I'm pretty sure the 7-11 colored Huffy is there.
That's cool if they still have it. The old Wheelsmith (where I saw it) was in downtown PA though - about a block from Palo Alto Bikes. It was the shop they were in prior to moving out toward Page Mill Road. That shop was cool - lots of displays on the wall. In the early to mid 90s that shop and Palo Alto (before the rennovations) both had top notch mountain bikes for sale. Palo Alto Bikes used to have more high end bikes then any shop that I'd ever been to - now it's mostly roadie stuff.
 

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terminaut said:
It's part of the "permanent" collection. :D

BTW, you got that old Litespeed off eBay just before I was going to Buy-Now on it!!! That's problably for the better, though. I likely would have hurt myself trying to ride it (and breaking the fork!) on some technical trail.
Oh wow. That was a while back. So you were about to pull the trigger huh? I'll get some pics of it. Its almost done. I'll need to be a bit light on it from what I hear.
 

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Lavoy had a shop in Whislter fabricating titanium bikes, bars, stems & sestposts. I know he made some of the early GT Xizang (I toured his shop about then). I'm not sure if the bikes he built were for the race team, for sale, or both.

(What ever happened to Lavoy anyway? I know he worked with Ken Legge for a while as my brother has a Ken Legge frame with a Lavoy post & stem.)

https://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/5236/medium/26554mba_1_93_gt_xizang_gerhard_zadrobilek.jpg

https://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/5236/medium/26554mba_3_93_gt_xizang_rishi_grewal.jpg

https://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/5236/medium/26554mba_3_93_gt_xizang_juli_furtado.jpg

https://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/5236/26554mba_1_93_gt_xizang_juli_fortado.jpg

https://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/5236/medium/26554mba_werbung_gt_furtado_xizang_9_93.jpg

https://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/5236/medium/26554mba_werbung_gt_cytomax_rishi_grewal_xizang.jpg

(had to do the photos above as links as the server doesn't allow remote linking)
 
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