recently I put my ibis mojo out of duty. That was for sizing reasons. Back in the days ('95-'98 ) I rode a 18" GT Psyclone. It was a lovely little frame, but way to small. At the time they had ibis mojo frames at a very low rate in my local bike shop. One of them was hanging there for quite a while and because I was looking for a bigger frame I bought it but left it hanging for quite a while longer (the guys were friends so no prob).
Then finally my Psyclone had a chainstay crack and the mojo came in handy. Frames were swapped and I liked it very much, finally a bike where I didn't have any neck problems. I rode it a bit but soon my cycling adventures got very rare and the bike was pretty much sitting in the living room.
10 years later I thought well I got that old mojo sitting around why not give it a spin. Met with some friends and took it to the local woods.
Because I had done no cyclyng in a long time (except very little commuting) I wasn't in shape and didn't know that my back wasn't able to cope with the old stretchy position on the bike anymore.
This led to two weeks of severe back problems and a decision to dump the frame. The result is my new Hei Hei
I thought to sell the mojo because I have to pay for the Kona frame and the funds are... well you get the picture.
That was before I read so much in this and the german retro forums about so many brilliant bikes. Now I'm not so sure anymore. The bike virus seems to be back...
What do you guys think, could the mojo be transformed into a decent town rig? I'll definitely not use it in the woods anymore because at 21.5" it's definitely to big for that. But I think it could be converted into a very nice commuter (not everyday but for summer cruisin')...
It would need a shorter stem than before (had a 135mm/0°). I have a Paul WORD Hubset for It and could convert it to single...
Rigid forks oviously and some retro parts would make a nice projekt.
The frame is a '96 mojo with Tange Prestige Moron Tubing and the well known "hand job". Color is a very nice teal green metallic.
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