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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Love it one if my unicorns!
Someone sell me one!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:41 am 
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the stem on this bike I think it's a bold AXIS machine, is identical to the one in this ad (but my is Aheadset)

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I found these other info,

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but who is Chris Paretich?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:00 pm 
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adri.75 wrote:
the stem on this bike I think it's a bold AXIS machine, is identical to the one in this ad (but my is Aheadset)
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but who is Chris Paretich?

Nice bike -- and article/web links too. Your stem definitely is an Axis/Paretich (I have the quill version on my Newsboy here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=80533).

One minor correction- To my knowledge Chris' stems did not have a model name. The reference to "Bold" in that article you posted is just the editor I think trying to have some fun by making the article's title a take-off on the name of the Jimi Hendrix album:

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Chris is a great guy and still located in the same shop he was when he was making stems. I still see him every year or so at local bike-related events. The stem project only lasted a couple of years at the most and I would guess he made maybe only a few dozen of the stems (as they were all total-custom and quite expensive at the time compared to Ibis' etc.). Chris was particularly skilled at bending tubing -- and was the man responsible for the custom handlebars used on the Ibis Scorcher.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Many thanks, I was not able to find anything else on the net. The stem is built very well!

your newsboy is fantastic!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:21 am 
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On the subject of Chris Paretich, the Axis Ti Cruiser was one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen. If anyone has a pic of it that they could scan I'd really appreciate it (as would many on here, I'd imagine)

Very nice Litespeed btw! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:17 am 
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On the subject of Chris Paretich, the Axis Ti Cruiser was one of the most beautiful bikes I've ever seen. If anyone has a pic of it that they could scan I'd really appreciate it (as would many on here, I'd imagine)

Chris' bike is amazing... a real work of art and craftsmanship.

A quick glimpse of here in the background of a shot on MTBR/VRC (http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-classic/picture-friday-3-28-08-a-396574.html):
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Thank's for that! I think it's probably my most desirable bike ever, 'gives me goosebumps looking at it/remembering. Shame we can't see the elegant Ti bars in the pic though.
...an absolute work of art, as you say.


Apologies for the thread hijack, adri


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That's a beautiful shot! Very very nice bike. Loving the red/ti combo.

But have you considered tanwall tyres? Those all blacks look a bit heavy in my opinion.

Oh, and do you have a close up pic of the cranks?


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adri.75 wrote:
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That's a beautiful shot! Very very nice bike. Loving the red/ti combo.

But have you considered tanwall tyres? Those all blacks look a bit heavy in my opinion.

Oh, and do you have a close up pic of the cranks?


thanks :D

sorry the tires are modern (26x2.35 ant, 26x2.1 post) because the bike i use it with the rigid fork and is more comfortable. :wink:

the cranks are FRM CU2

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