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 Post subject: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Some time ago I bought this one on ebay:

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and made this out of it:

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Later I found the colour matching Silca pump (at a shop somewhere else in Germany!) and a matching WTB King headset, changed the 732 brakes for 730's and added a wider handlebar.
Studio pictures:

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Specs as seen above:

Frame: Ibis Custom no. 521

Fork: Ibis Custom

Headset: WTB King
Stem: Ibis Clamp-On w noodle
Handlebar: Salsa Steel
Grips: Cunningham modified Magura
Barends: none

Brakes: Shimano XT 730
Brake Pads: Shimano XT 730
Brake Cables: Shimano XT 730
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano XT 730
Brake Levers: Shimano DX

Shifters: Shimano XT 730
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 730
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 730
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XT 730
Cassette: Shimano Thread-On Freewheel
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Shimano XT 730
Crank Bolts: Shimano XT 730
Chainrings: Shimano XT 730
Chainring bolts: Shimano XT 730
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT 730
Pedals: Shimano XT 730

Hub Skewers: Shimano XT 730
Rims: Mavic Oxygen M6
Hubs: WTB Hi-Flange
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT Competition
Tyres: Panaracer Timbuk2 FirstFlight Replicas
Tubes: Schwalbe

Saddle: Turbo
Seatpost: Sakae 26.8mm
Seatpost Binder: Shimano XT 730

Weight: 12,2kg

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It steers a lot different compared to the SS's I'm used to. After some acclimatization time, it was pure fun. A nice touring bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:52 pm 
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That's pretty stunning! I prefer the red side :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Wow !! now that looks totally amazing so just how much did you get it off the bay for if you don't mind me asking as i'd imagine you had some strong bidders after that and you've made some real smart changes to it as well 8) ..


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:57 pm 
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That really works well. Very nice indeed, that has made me smile! You have a dilemma if you enter BOTM - which side to photo? Perhaps you could lean it against a large mirror!


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Muddy paw wrote:
Wow !! now that looks totally amazing so just how much did you get it off the bay for if you don't mind me asking as i'd imagine you had some strong bidders after that and you've made some real smart changes to it as well 8) ..


around 1K €


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Huelse wrote:
Muddy paw wrote:
Wow !! now that looks totally amazing so just how much did you get it off the bay for if you don't mind me asking as i'd imagine you had some strong bidders after that and you've made some real smart changes to it as well 8) ..


around 1K €


Jeepers :shock: you must have some seriously deep pockets but tbh if i'd had the money then i'd of gone after it to as it just looks really special :D ..


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:51 pm 
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..... I'm in love......!

you got my vote!


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I would say money well spent :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:05 pm 
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It's a real dream bike.
I think that there are not so much. Is it a custom paint or a standard production?


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 Post subject: Re: Ibis 1988 Custom
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Muddy paw wrote:
Huelse wrote:
Muddy paw wrote:
Wow !! now that looks totally amazing so just how much did you get it off the bay for if you don't mind me asking as i'd imagine you had some strong bidders after that and you've made some real smart changes to it as well 8) ..


around 1K €


Jeepers :shock: you must have some seriously deep pockets but tbh if i'd had the money then i'd of gone after it to as it just looks really special :D ..


I don't have. I sold another bike to raise some €. And selling some parts of the weird original build afterwards also gave a little money back so I came out with what an Ibis Custom should be worth. And I always wanted one.


andreaviola wrote:
I think that there are not so much. Is it a custom paint or a standard production?


Each Custom is different. In the second last picture you can see my #521 and #522 (a friends bike with a Koski straight fork). His frame is purple on both sides, and the green bands are aligned different. There are one or two more frames with that harlequin two-tone colour in Germany. But also little differences. And all are from the same period, so maybe small batches of similar paintjobs were done at that time. But you cannot call it "standard production".


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