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 Post subject: Ibis Bow Ti
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:21 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Location: Tilting at windmills and shouting at the rain.
Once in a while you just have to say "f*ck it" and just go mad on a spending spree.

Case in point:

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I hadn't meant to, couldn't afford to and didn't want to but there are some things that just transcend reason. I just couldn't say no now could I, in fact I said yes within seconds of it being posted up on the For Sale board.
I had two reasons, first being that I have wanted one since forever, second being I wanted a 'modern' bike.
These frames are amazing but they have one key flaw - the brakes. Due to the long stays any powerful brake will flex the hell out of them and the braking becomes noodlely. So I committed sacrilege and had a top bloke in the US take it off to Steve Potts and John Castellano for some surgery to fix that braking issue with the addition of a disc brake. At the same time I had it refinished and set about collecting the finest parts I could.

A few short months later (apparently equivalent to a day or two in Marin time) this pitched up:

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and after a bit of a disagreement regarding the rear shock I built this:

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Rides like a dream, brakes on a sixpence, sprints like a...well you get the idea. 23lb of Euro-build US exotica.

Me. Happy.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:17 pm 
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beautiful. would love to see a pic with out all the tut on it though.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:40 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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jamabikes wrote:
beautiful. would love to see a pic with out all the tut on it though.


best I can do:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:41 pm 
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that is an amazing bicycle!

Just i think that the super record set shifters can be a little weird.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:15 am 
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would love to see some more built up pics Pete.

fantastic machine


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:35 am 
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Looking good, but does need some better pics. Is the fork just a tad tall?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:36 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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kaiser wrote:
Looking good, but does need some better pics. Is the fork just a tad tall?


I am a bloody aweful photographer! The bike is one of the later suspension corrected frame designed for upto 80mm forks but I am using 100mm forks. Add in the sag and the low height of the DTs and it sits perfectly. I think it is more that I have taken the shots from underneath rather than on top!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:45 am 
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Aye I think the angle and is the seat tube quite slack? Nothing wrong with adding a few mm here and there to the front I reckon.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:53 am 
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The seat angle is slack, I think it's more marked on the smaller frames:

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Random small bike from the web shows the seat angle and height from forks to 'downtube'


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:36 pm 
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yeah it's alright.

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Only joking!! It's lovely. :wink:


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