Lots of cool stuff this month for sure, but let me have a go too! I see mentioned that a bit of the 'story' behind the bike goes down well. . . Well, This is my 92 ARC, that I bought from Geoff RinglÃ©. He assembled it in 1992, with John Grafton, as they tried to work towards the 'All American Groupset'.
All of the parts were anodozed camo green, a colour never offered for most of the grafton stuff, and only some of the RinglÃ© stuff. Therefore, here we have the only green Moby post in the world, and the only green Grafton kit. How cool are those green Speed-Traps?? John Parker from Yeti provided the frame, and again, its the only one that we know of with green anodised cable stops. This is circa frame number three.
The grafton kit includes Speedcase B/B, Joystix, Speed traps and of course speed controllers. The re-entry levers hadn't been designed yet. . .
The RinglÃ© parts include the Moby post, the Zooka stem, the Bubba Hubs, the anti chainsuck plate, and the cages. Again, the slamma-jamma hadn't been designed yet.
Now this is cool, instead of the as expected cam twists, we have the prototype twisters, hand machined and finished, with big ass brass washers. Because these were the prototypes, these haven't been anodized.
Proper top drawer period build, no rubbish anywhere. But unforunately at 19", is a bit too big for me
. Therefore I MAY be persuaded to let it go to an enthusiast. But Mert Lawills DH 4 that I have fits me perfect. .
However, as a piece of history, as to where we were trying to steer mountain biking at the time, this has got to be BOTM material.. .
let me know ifyou want any more pix. .
Good luck all who entered!