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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:04 am 
Old School Hero
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Ok.After trying to find a serial number,i came across a decals at the bottom of the seat tube that was under the frt derailleur and this is what it was.See pic.
It is a FTW decal.So i searched for FTW bikes and found a spooky darkside with the same decal.See pic.
Now the top tube has a larger FTW usa decal on the lh side.
So i guess its a spooky darkside made around 94-95.
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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:56 am 
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Location: Rushden......ish
I reckon that paint is original unless it had new cable guides fitted at the same time......unusual colour.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:22 pm 
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I was looking at bikepedia and they have 1997 darkside spooky in a green color.
But the bikes i have found have rear chainstays that are rounded.This bikes are squared.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:12 am 
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So i decided to email frank of FTW.To see if he remembers this bike.And without
telling him what bike this might be,this is what he answered:
Yes, I made this bike for Spooky in Arizona. It may be a Mezcal or maybe a Metalhead. Either way it is close to Spooky number #1, or maybe is Spooky #1.

Are there any traces of red paint under the current paint job? If you can tell me more about it (serial number or other markings, where/how you got it), I may be able to tell you more.

Bitchin' find, congratulations. Highly collectible!

And thanks for writing in with the blast from the past.

Pretty cool guy.He has sharp mind to remember.


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