Great intro on the history cheers nutcase! Here is a scan of one of the early adverts and shop details, pretty much on the money for price there! Put it right up there with the big boys.
A picture showing the creators of Bigfoot with Graham in the hat.
No info currently on the rest of the crew.
I reckon mine is a 1994 model, one of the last Bigfoots prior to change to Ozone (I have based this on the fact that it had 1994 xt 737 kit and Graham was certain mine was a 2nd generation Bigfoot).
Heres a few more pics I have collected over the past year with as close to a "timeline" as I can work out
A 1st generation Bigfoot Smokestone racebike taken from MBUK Nov 1993
, Note the square profile of the rear replaceable drop out. Check out TC's example being built now.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0
A 2nd generation Bigfoot Smokestone. Note the rear replaceable drop out no longer straight. Welding of the seat stays and e-stays also slightly changed.
An Ozone cO2 from MTB Pro 1994
. It declares the name change to Ozone at this point and the frame looks identical to 2nd gen Bigfoot EXCEPT attachments on bottom of downtube for Crud Catcher.
And finally a Smokestone like mrlee's.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=bigfoot
You can see the plate style replaceable drop out, the cable routing is slightly different and the welding at the e-stay and seat stay has changed again.
The article below indicates that Smokestone and Ozone ran simultaneously following the breakdown of Bigfoot in 1994/1995. Graham left the outfit and those remaining split into Ozone and Smokestone.
Thanks to Charlieboy the following scans. Taken from MTB Pro March 95. . . .