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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:39 pm 
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Right, here are: a Cycletech Genius and an I bis Avion. Do you know anything about the Cycletech? It's made in Taiwan but the brand is from Austria. The elastomers are new (motocross bottom out elastomers). I reckon it is a 1994 bike, even if on the seat tube there's a "CT 2001" sticher. I've seen similar frames by Pacific... If you are interested tell me

The Ibis, instead, must be the first model without u-brakes - 1989 I reckon. I got it NOS, and the non-original parts (saddle, stem, bars, bar ends, saddle) are there because it's my girlfriend's bike and she wanted to be more comfy. The groupset is a Suntour with brake levers-shifters combos, Specialized cranks and dia compe brakes). It is not the same bike tested on the German mag I've found in the archive, though. I know Avion was a kind of Japan made budget model, but nothing more. Got any info?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:59 pm 
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and here is my Yeti. Yes, there are newish parts, but I actually ride this bike and I was on a budget.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:18 pm 
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cycletech I believe was part of chain of importers that used to advertise in MBA. bromleybike in the UK used to share the same advert. theres another famous shop in heidelburg (that escapes me, has yeti AS no.2 made there etc etc) that I believe was also part of the same chain.

... this is gonna bug me now.. so i'll have a quick scan through my MBAs tomorrow.

theres good info on Ibis on firstflightbike.com


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:22 pm 
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However on the frame there's a badge in german indicating that Cycletech is Austrian ... Dunno, I also remember I think the first suspension model by Supergo was quite similar....
The name is pretty common, too


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:34 pm 
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novekili wrote:
However on the frame there's a badge in german indicating that Cycletech is Austrian


Yes I believe thats true. "germans" is the other name of the shop I was trying to think of. Both cycletech & "germans" had riders racing the early-mid 90s grundig world cup @ plymouth. I remeber seeing loads of merlin XLMs on the start line with their decals on :)

Phaty probabily know more about this :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:38 pm 
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Thanks. Quite curious a frame, it is...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:02 am 
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i'm pretty sure that Cycletech is a long gone Swiss brand (not to confuse with MTB Cycletech, another Swiss brand). They speak German in Switzerland too ;) The frame is Taiwan made and was sold under different brand names, i think Muddy Fox had it in the program as well. There was a complete one in almost new condition for sale in Switzerland a year ago for only 90Euro

http://www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread ... =cycletech

The former Yeti distributor in Heidelberg is German Moehren (German being his first name...)

Carsten


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:15 pm 
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this frame you have used to be sold in france under the name Kozo and Muddy fox also had a version of it .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:00 pm 
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Muddy fox rock 'n' roll :arrow:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:37 pm 
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YEYYY
That's the one. :idea:
Different dropouts, though... What year is that muddy fox?


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