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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:09 am 
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I bought this frame many years ago at the Denver Veloswap. It was in bad shape so we had it powder coated white and original built it up with a mix of black parts (it was a pretty sad non-period-correct which crappy parts build). We had looked at it over the years and couldn't figure out how to fix it. Recently, we got a pair of All Weather Sports double rims and finally figured out what to do with the bike. The frame and rims were from the same era (likely late 1993/early 1994) so we tried to correct some of the mis-matched parts. Sounds like the rims were from the first 200 sets with the rims being welded together followed by grinding out the center walls. Tires are Ritchey 2.35" Z-Max.

More pictures @ http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1994_Retrotec.html

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:04 am 
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I had nightmares about this last night


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:39 am 
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Thats really unusual but rather tasty looking. :) Love those rims. Why is one called Simon?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:56 am 
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Very nice! I assume Ritcheys were the biggest tyres back then? Can't remember any bigger, in truth I don't even remember the Ritcheys! I do remember seeing some fat bikes with two tyres per hoop.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:11 pm 
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I love the angles of this frame. It has an essence of klunker/cruiser about it, I'd love to take it for a spin :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:35 pm 
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loved that bike in your first build jeff

still aint too bad :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Those rims are crazy.

I love the frame though, especially the cable routing.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:56 am 
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kaiser wrote:
Very nice! I assume Ritcheys were the biggest tyres back then? Can't remember any bigger, in truth I don't even remember the Ritcheys! I do remember seeing some fat bikes with two tyres per hoop.


Specialized had the More Extreme in a 2.5" but we only had one.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:59 am 
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Logic.Al wrote:
Thats really unusual but rather tasty looking. :) Love those rims. Why is one called Simon?


Good info here http://www.allweathersports.com/winter/snowcats.html


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