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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:17 pm 
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Ive decided the next unicorn bike to get my hands on. Baring in mind I havent actually seen one in the flesh, let alone seeon one for sale Im sure this will be a toughy.

I remember a whole load of gubbins in magazines about this Canadian beauty and the only thing I have that fits this retro build is a pair of control tech bar ends that I remember being on the review bike MB Action had at the time.

Anyone with scans available?

if anyone wants to know: this was a handbuilt steel Canadian Kona/Rocky M type framset which featured a cartoon Frog on it. You can see where the appeal lies know I guess.... :D

The ones I have seen in pics are either red, black or indeed in a fetching "Toad" green.

The project begins....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:21 pm 
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I have some old MBA's with the adverts in them, only small pictures though.......most came with Accu Trax forks so you may have two items for the build :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:32 pm 
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Ive decided the next unicorn bike to get my hands on. Baring in mind I havent actually seen one in the flesh, let alone seeon one for sale Im sure this will be a toughy.

I remember a whole load of gubbins in magazines about this Canadian beauty and the only thing I have that fits this retro build is a pair of control tech bar ends that I remember being on the review bike MB Action had at the time.

Anyone with scans available?

if anyone wants to know: this was a handbuilt steel Canadian Kona/Rocky M type framset which featured a cartoon Frog on it. You can see where the appeal lies know I guess.... :D

The ones I have seen in pics are either red, black or indeed in a fetching "Toad" green.

The project begins....



Uhmmm...... Yes!

Offroad Toad, MBA May94
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That is one very nice bike! C 8) l project


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:59 pm 
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nice but where on EARTH are you gonna find one of them?!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:37 pm 
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but check out the extensive thread on mtbr's retro forum - it includes the magazine review you mentioned and some great pics of other toads, looks to be a few in europe...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:39 pm 
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Well done! Thats the pic I was thinking of...

yes... I know this will be a tough one to track down but thats part the fun!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:05 am 
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They are truly as rare as toad's teeth. Good luck with this prospect Jez, you're going to need it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:14 am 
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My friend in Vancouver rode one for years. I will e-mail him to see what ever happened to it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:00 am 
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I've got that MBA toad review. I'd be checking craigslist vancouver & vancouver forums a lot.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:08 am 
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cool 8)

Nice idea!

Guy in the pic has got JT shades too - I had a pair of those with the little barrel adjuster tilt.
Sh te :cry: They were no gold Iridium Razor blades :D


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