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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Retro frames with twin down-tubes
Some pics & info for reference would be awesome 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Amp Research B2(?) aka Mongoose Amplifier and also the Mongoose IBOC Team SX both had split downtubes. Circa '96.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Twin down tubes...

1990 Rocky Mountain summit (and Wedge)
Info and reference (read the side blurbs as well)
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... ewsIndex=1
Part of the Advanced Design series... where they played away from the norm to try other things.
A "stiff", elevated design for a steel frame and only a half pound extra in frame weight.

Sorry, NSFW coming up


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 pm 
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BSA Paratrooper, seriously retro off-road:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:31 pm 
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Man that's sweet. Love that Rocky Mountain as well :)
Great stuff lads, keep it coming...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:02 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Koga-Miyata-R ... 1e79f4e8c1[url][/url]

Spotted this today


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:36 am 
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Still not proper MTB, I'm afraid, but I snagged this weird lugset off eBay last week...it's road, but it's 8)
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and how about the bike designed by Bugatti back in 1930 something:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:42 am 
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Aww, it hurts to see that Bugatti like that. At least restore the thing !


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:21 am 
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Sadly, that Bugatti's not mine. Apparently it's in the collection of an anonymous French Bugatti collector :shock: Just that one picture.

I know of 3 copies made over the years, one by Art Stump in the US for a UK Bugatti restorer, and a couple of German copies but none of them have the elegance of that original. More pics here.There are drawings in the Bugatti Owner's club HQ, including a tandem version...

I first saw an article about the Art Stump one in Bicycle Magazine back in around 1984 and it's obsessed me since...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:22 pm 
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An AMP B2 (aka. Mongoose AMPlifier) in all it's twin downtubed loveliness 8)

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