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 Post subject: 2000 Ellsworth Isis
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:44 am 
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Not sure if this is Retro enough to qualify as a true Retro Bike. And I must admit that, depsite seeing Retro Bike in MBR magazine on numerous occassions, I've only just discovered the Retro Bike website :oops: Anyway I've just finished rebuilding my Isis so here it is (along with a blog I've been doing for the last year).


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:45 am 
Dirt Disciple

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http://isisreborn.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50603729@N ... 4026078173


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 1:00 pm 
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very nice. never seen one of these, the tubing looks 'space' like :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:38 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
very nice. never seen one of these, the tubing looks 'space' like :D

Cheers :wink:

Yes, the tubing on the main part of the frame is quite unusual. To be honest I thought the bike was a bit ugly when I first saw it. I guess I was used to seing more conventional front triangle designs. It really grew on me though & at the time it was getting rave reviews, which lead to my decission to buy one. I posted a scan of the original review I saw, from the Spring 2000 issue of 'What Mountain bike', in my blog. Here's a link;

http://isisreborn.blogspot.com/2010/04/ ... story.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:17 pm 
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Awesome bike, I've got an Ellsworth Joker (essentially the same) and I absolutley love it, and I used to be anti full-sus!

I've got a spare Joker frame aswell, they are great frames!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:22 pm 
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carter711 wrote:
Awesome bike, I've got an Ellsworth Joker (essentially the same) and I absolutley love it, and I used to be anti full-sus!

I've got a spare Joker frame aswell, they are great frames!

Good to hear from a fellow Isis/Joker rider :wink:

Are you interested in selling the spare frame you have? Someone PM'd me on the Bike Radar forum asking if they knew where they could get there hands on one. I told them keep an eye on e-bay as they sometimes do come up on there.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:34 pm 
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[quote="Dogboy73"][quote="carter711"]Awesome bike, I've got an Ellsworth Joker (essentially the same) and I absolutley love it, and I used to be anti full-sus!

I've got a spare Joker frame aswell, they are great frames![/quote]
Good to hear from a fellow Isis/Joker rider :wink:

Are you interested in selling the spare frame you have? Someone PM'd me on the Bike Radar forum asking if they knew where they could get there hands on one. I told them keep an eye on e-bay as they sometimes do come up on there.[/quote]

I may be interested, I have bike frames coming out of my ears at the moment :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:08 pm 
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carter711 wrote:
I may be interested, I have bike frames coming out of my ears at the moment :lol:

Okay. Let me know how much if you are interested & I'll pass it on to the guy that contacted me on Bike Radar :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:31 am 
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Now that it's finished I've been getting some local rides in for testing & setting up. Going good so far :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:41 pm 
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I've uploaded some more pics to a flickr set if anyone is interested;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50603729@N ... 8173/show/


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