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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:07 pm 
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I've wanted a WTB Phoenix for as long as I've known about them - if only because virtually everyone who's ever ridden one has raved about the handling.

The two problems are that they're rare as hens teeth, and that they tend to come up quite small (i.e. until 1998 they didn't make anything larger than an 18" - and I'm at least 6ft 3in).

I was therefore quite excited when this came up on eBay as a complete bike the other day, and have spent the last 36 hours negotiating with the seller to sell me the frame alone. Voila, one 19.5" singlespeed WTB Phoenix. Given the low production volumes (5-600 frames over an 8 year period) and the relative rarity of both a singlespeed version and the largest size, I'd hazard a guess this might be the only one like this in existence:

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The build on this one will likely take me the winter (at least!) and will probably be Phils on 517s w/ White Industries freewheel, possibly a Potts Type II fork depending on how much they are, CK headset, post dependent on what size it needs to be (Moots layback?) 180mm Race Face Turbines, RF bars and stem, and perhaps just some cheap Avid SDs after I've splurged on all the rest of that!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:23 pm 
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Nice. Suprised that after all your searching (i've read your previous posts on this one) that you've put it in the for sale section :wink:

(too excited poosibly eh simon that you forgot to check which forum you were posting in)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:26 pm 
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Damn - put that down to tiredness and too many glasses of red.

John - could you kindly move this?

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S


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:02 am 
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that WTB stem in the for sale section would look awfully d@mn nice on that bike...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:55 am 
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Simon, you really have good taste and that frame looks immaculate. But just how low slung are those bottle cages, you'd need ape length arms to extract a bottle!

Let me know when you bore of it and I'll have it off you, preferably in time for MM next year (tongue firmly in cheek)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:48 am 
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Erm, we've not met have we:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:42 pm 
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Simon, you might like this one then - seen in Point Reyes, Marin County last week... 8)

Apparently Mr Potts lives but a few miles up the road from Black Mountain Bikes, where this and many other lovelies reside.

Neil


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:42 pm 
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OOOOOooooowwwooooOOOooooow who's just come back from the holey land with lots of snappy photos then?

Mr K returns


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:38 am 
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Nice. My only problem now is I'm talking to Steve Potts about making a Type II to go on the front - and I'm sure it won't be cheap....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:15 am 
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Well I won't have long to wait - the frame was collected yesterday afternoon from the seller, and will be with me by lunchtime tommorrow...>!


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