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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:37 am 
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I picked this frame up personally from Bill Grove back in 1994. Built it up with every penny I made to make it into my dream MTB. At some point around 1998 I sold it to my brother, and he literally never rode it (not that I did much either prior to its sale). I just bought it back and dusted it off.

Doing a little research I found this site and thought I'd join to share my old school pride and joy. So hello, from Butler Pennsylvania!

Cheers!
r0gue

1994 Grove Innovations Ti with Paul Derailleurs, Grafton brake levers, Avid cantilever brakes, Machine Tech power claw silent hub, Union Ti spokes, Ringle post and stem, Dean Ti bars, Shimano XT 7 speed thumbshifters running 8 speed drivetrain in friction mode. Action Tech Ti rings and cogs.

Lots of goodness here!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:22 am 
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Thats awesome mate is it the original build and have you got any more pics 8)


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 Post subject: Original as they come!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:39 am 
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racer x wrote:
Thats awesome mate is it the original build and have you got any more pics 8)


I may have added a trinket or two but it is untouched from about 1996 on. And the cables, casings, chain and tires are all original. This is the first year release for Gore cables and casings!!! It's funny, you can see how anal I was. I put protective stickies all over the frame. Now all these years later, it's kind of a good thing. It is so minty!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:12 am 
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Lovely....

Does it ride as good as it looks?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:31 am 
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That is nice!, delicious parts spec. Dig the friction shifting too :)
..maybe change the headset?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:18 am 
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ferrus wrote:
That is nice!, delicious parts spec. Dig the friction shifting too :)
..maybe change the headset?


Hahaha! I once had a Christ King WTB conversion that was greaseable on there, but my brother watched to cheap it up a bit, so I saved that back fro a different bike and hooked him up with the XT. It also had a Manitou original on it. Pre II or III or ...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:21 am 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Lovely....
Does it ride as good as it looks?


No, not really. It'll be great as my AM coffee ride for our Friday morning easy spin. I do more serious road riding other mornings. But as an offroad machine, it would be dismal. I hope to locate a nice high quality straight blade fork with a one inch steer tube for it. Something along the lines of what the Yo Eddy used to come with. Anybody with pointers to that, please let me know. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:22 am 
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Mr.Toad wrote:
Lovely....
Does it ride as good as it looks?


No, not really. It'll be great as my AM coffee ride for our Friday morning easy spin. I do more serious road riding other mornings. But as an offroad machine, it would be dismal. I hope to locate a nice high quality straight blade fork with a one inch steer tube for it. Something along the lines of what the Yo Eddy used to come with. Anybody with pointers to that, please let me know. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:06 am 
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Certainly in excellent condition


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:03 am 
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Lovely stuff - can we have a couple of proper full side shots to take in her glory?


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