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 Post subject: 1993 Ibis Scorcher
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:46 am 
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A recent acquisition. This one didn’t need much work. A very cool and unusual bike. Ibis made 100 of these. It was the brainchild of Wes Williams -- their primary welder at the time.

Here are some pics. Full gallery here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/halaburt/sets/72157629688086198/

I’ll get the build specs and some interesting Scorcher article links posted up tomorrow, along with some more details on the work needed to get the bike into this shape.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:17 am 
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Very cool. Looks immaculate and exactly to spec - where did you find those tyres?


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:59 pm 
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Uncle Monty wrote:
Very cool. Looks immaculate and exactly to spec - where did you find those tyres?


The tires are the originals (at least as far as I can tell). The previous (and first/only other) owner was an Ibis employee BITD. He used it mostly has a fixed gear road bike with different bars and perhaps skinnier tires -- which would account for the good condition of these.

Thankfully he saved most of the original parts. Here's the build sheet for it. I replaced the worn chain, brake cable with modern functional-equivalents of the original parts. The original seatpost was missing and I used a modern Kalloy which is a very close approximation of the original SR. The pedals were gone as well, so those are vintage-correct replacements including the clips and straps.

Another interesting note: Ibis bent the brake levers handle to better conform to the curved shape of the bars. Most Scorchers I've seen use the US-standard left hand location for the brake lever. Because this owner was a motorcycle enthusiast, he had his bent for a right hand placement.


BUILD SPECS

FRAME: 1993 Ibis Scorcher, size Large, Serial# 2691 [a]

FORK: Tange [a]

HEADSET: Ritchey Comp 1”, black [a]
STEM: Ibis 140mm x 30˚ [a]
HANDLEBAR: Ibis Scorcher (0.875” OD steel) [a]
GRIPS/TAPE: Newbaum’s black cloth tape over half slices of Grab-On; Velox plugs

BRAKE: Dia-Compe Royal Gran Compe 500 [a]
BRAKE PADS: Dia-Compe Royal Gran Compe 500 [a]
BRAKE CABLES/HOUSING: Jagwire (logos removed)
BRAKE LEVER: Dia-Compe Touring w/custom bend by Ibis [a]

FREEWHEEL/CASSETTE: 21t 3/32” track cog [a]
BOTTOM BRACKET: Suntour Cyclone [a]
CRANKARMS: Suntour Cyclone 7000 170mm [a]
CHAINRINGS: Suntour 53t [a]
CHAIN: SRAM PC-1
PEDALS: SR SP-100AL
+ Ale Toe Clips, stainless, size XL
+ Lapize Toe Straps, leather, white

HUBS: SR 100/120mm [a]
HUB SKEWERS: Specialized QR (front); bolt-on rear [a]
RIMS: Weinmann 4019 700c 36h [a]
SPOKES/NIPPLES: ? [a]
TIRES: Specialized Nimbus 700x41c [a]
TUBES: Modern; Presta (with adapters)

SADDLE: Brooks B-17 [a]
SEATPOST: Kalloy 27.2mm x 350mm
SEATPOST BINDER: DKG bolt-type, black [a]

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[a] = items original to the bike just cleaned up as best as possible


Last edited by halaburt on Sat May 12, 2012 4:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Here are a couple of interesting Scorcher sites:

Ibis’ 30/30/30 (a great series!) page on the Scorcher with links to several other articles
http://www.ibiscycles.com/about/303030/11_the_scorcher_will_teach_you/

First Flight’s Scorcher:
http://www.mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1993_Ibis_Scorcher.html


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Very nice! Can't wait to read more about this one!

And it gives me some ideas for my "single mojo"...

Cheers Dan


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Very cool! It never rains but it pours this is the forth one I've noticed this month! Was this the same one that was on ebay recently?


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:04 am 
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kaiser wrote:
Was this the same one that was on ebay recently?


Yup. Here's the one pic that was posted for that auction:

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Ibis Scorcher
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:16 pm 
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This bike is so cool. Started a Willits project and just digging everything Wes Williams right now.


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