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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:33 am 
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That C26...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:02 pm 
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All quite rare parts...

Here is what I think is rare in my collection.

Some Manitou disc forks
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A Kamikaze Aluminator 160
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and a Schwinn Proto (sorry about the Yeti decal ;-)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:12 pm 
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Personally, I have found that it takes either money or patience to pick up those parts that are super rare, or really sought after, as I have never had the former I rely on the latter – it's taken me 6 years to get the rims and hubs together for one bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:54 pm 
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Loungekabouter wrote:
All quite rare parts...

Here is what I think is rare in my collection.



A Kamikaze Aluminator 160
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and a Schwinn Proto (sorry about the Yeti decal ;-)
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Damn! 8)

Do you have a build thread or any more information about the Kamikaze? The Schwinn is sweet too... and you know Christmas is coming!?


al.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:50 am 
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Nuke proof reactor frame? I'm slowly sourcing the parts to get it up and running. I believe it will be only one of a handful (or less) complete and working ones when finished. It will have some quite rare nuke proof carbon bars and bar ends when built up, along with some matching hubs, and some very rare titanium nuke proof skewers.

A set of 100% true spin wheels, quite rare I believe.

Other trinkets in the stash but nothing I'd consider as rare, though rare for me might be someone else's common.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:58 am 
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Loungekabouter wrote:
All quite rare parts...

Here is what I think is rare in my collection.

Some Manitou disc forks
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A Kamikaze Aluminator 160
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and a Schwinn Proto (sorry about the Yeti decal ;-)
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Love that Kamikaze :shock: This site never fails to amaze me with some crazy rare bike members have 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Probably my October 1993 ink blue GT Zaskar frame.

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According to everything I've read & everyone I've spoken to, this frame shouldn't exist as Ink Blue wasn't a colour option until 1995, so the earliest frames should be Oct/Nov 1994.

Maybe not as boutique, or as valuable, as some, but as rare as rare gets as far as I can gather, as I'm not aware of any others out there.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm 
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Actually mate.....pure luck is more likely.

Doug Bradbury Manitous - £50 attached to a 89 Marin Palisades with a bonus Atac stem! -ebay (bad photos)
Full set of NOS Avid Tri-aligns- £5 from the car boot

to name but two.

Rod_Saetan wrote:
Personally, I have found that it takes either money or patience to pick up those parts that are super rare, or really sought after, as I have never had the former I rely on the latter – it's taken me 6 years to get the rims and hubs together for one bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:48 pm 
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Yeah, luck helps, but were you actively looking for those things when you found them?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:28 am 
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@ Al: yes I started a tread on the kamikaze a few months ago.
But I'm still looking for more input on that bike.

Also on the schwinn proto (ARC) I'm searching for details.

And Christmas.... yes... a gary fisher rs1 is on its way !

Cheers
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