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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:45 am 
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California Yuppie paint-jobbed Mountain Goat Whiskey Town Racer (Scant!) :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:11 am 
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A frame made of Aermet, or another exotic steel such as the stainless Columbus Metax.

Only ones I can think of are Arrow, Nevil, Dean and Jamis (made by Tom Teesdale - he who made Brave and Kona Hot frames)

Other drool frame would be a Roberts Dogs Bolx - particularly if it was in the Aston Martin paint :D

Dave Yates Donkis nob - would have to be race orientated, so much of Mr Yates custom output I have seen for sale is of the tourer MTB variety (diabolo's are OK, I've ridden one but I would like something a little more special)

Dave Lloyd Cats Whiskers - I few friends had Dave Lloyd frames back in the day and they were lovely skinny things. A little one went on ebay recently - considered it for the wife (but she would have killed me).

An Alves - I may just have to get a new frame built :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:57 pm 
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A frame made of Aermet, or another exotic steel such as the stainless Columbus Metax.


Or Rhygin.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:14 pm 
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There's a reason the US goverment declassified Aermet...it did not work.

Almost every Aermet frame I've ever seen (or built with) has broken. There were more builders that worked with Aermet than what has been named but most only built a frame or two.

Generally, the material was very brittle, often snagging and chipping during mitering, was terrible for ductility, and often resulted in mid-tube cracks and/or failures within a few months.

I agree, one will be rare to find, as most were returned and placed in the scrap bin.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:18 pm 
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pace BPX 100 C frame. silicon carbide particulate reinforced MMC frame, they made two apparently.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:37 pm 
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The RockShox disc brake. I've never, ever seen one other than in catalogs.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:38 pm 
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like this one ? , sold on e bay a few months ago


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:41 pm 
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no, like this one , they do come up on ebay in the states every now and then :!:

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Icycles used to sell nos ones for about 35 dollars :shock:

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only worked with white ind hubs (I think)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:44 pm 
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oooooooo , much nicer !!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:51 pm 
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Yeah that one.

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