- Rare bikes
The Bow Ti looked nicer in real life I reckon but yeah, it was never going to win a prize for its looks. Would still have liked to have tried one though.
Just thought of another – the Gary Fisher CR7 – aluminium front triangle with a steel rear triangle bolted on – supposedly the benefits of steel (springy rear end) with the benefits of alu (stiff front triangle). I'm not convinced and I know a lot of them broke at the bolts that held them together but I'd have like to have tried it.Posted 8 years ago
ti-pin-man has a bow-ti and likes it.
CR7 for me, or any mantis – they allegedly had "mythological ride qualities" for the reasons clubber gave – probably best not to ride one as I bet they weren't anything that special!
Would like to see if a Jones is worthy of the hype.
I always wanted an Ibis mojo (the original steel one)…I got one and didn't like it!Posted 8 years agovinnyehSubscriber
Just thought of another – the Gary Fisher CR7 – aluminium front triangle with a steel rear triangle bolted on – supposedly the benefits of steel (springy rear end) with the benefits of alu (stiff front triangle). I'm not convinced and I know a lot of them broke at the bolts that held them together but I'd have like to have tried it.
I had one of those back in the day- earlier than the one pictured, rigid forks. It replaced a Cannondale 3.0 series, and the difference was night and day- the Fisher (in my memories, at least) was nimble and agile compared to the 'dale, and far more compliant with steel forks and rear triangle. Not too sure how it's feel today though…Posted 8 years ago
Replaced it with an early white Alien when it was stolen, and that felt like it had the wheelbase of a stretch limo, with similar handling. Funnily enough I thought that it was a good bike for getting out into the hills on, where we didn't have much in the way of made trails.whytetrashMember
Jimster…got a 1991/2 Fuquay that I've had from new it's great..literally staring at it an hour ago deciding what colour I'm getting it sprayed, gonna be a very old skool build got Grafton cranks, xt thumbies Nukeproof screw on rear hub mavic 231 ceramics, White ind front hub just need some old rigid forks to replace the pace rc 37's and some nice old canti's and it'l be ready to start.
Had an old P22 that was sublime to ride but the Columbus Max tubing on the Fuquay feels nicer.Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I've only ever seen 2 other Saracen Kili Ultra Ti. One at a National Champs in Nannerch (North Wales) in the mid nineties. One that belonged to Mike 'Jesus Jones' Edwards but he sold his and bought a Kona Hei Hei.
I've still got my Kili Ultra. It comes out occasionally for really muddy 24hr races – 1.7" mud tyres, full rigid, 20lb and I can overtake any full suss! 😉Posted 8 years agoSinglespeedpunkMember
I know the geometry of the Haro Mary was heavily influenced by the WTB Pheonix and the OS Bikes Blackbuck too (and Mark Slate is making some more in a smaller size soon too)
Bon Tempes are really rare, a customer of mine had (and might still have) one. Really nice bit of kit.
Pic of Bontempe here; http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=261724&highlight=bontempe
SSPPosted 8 years agoJoBMember
i have a picture of a Bon Tempe somewhere in the loft
probably not a flattering image as it's leaning against a bin in a Hove street with the back wheel out having a puncture mended
suffered real bad URT brake-jack, not a bike i was sad to give back after testing, a Phoenix however, yumyum, just pinging the top-tube with your finger was enough..Posted 8 years ago
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