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