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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Imagejust wondering if anyone has any info of the quality of this bike or comany can't find much other than it being from Germany.
This is how it looks


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:07 pm 
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This is the original catalog image


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:32 am 
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Heavy Tools actually came from Austria more precise Mattighofen/Salzburg, they made quite nice Mountain Bikes (hardtails and fullys), BMX (mainly re-branded KHE) and in the mid 90´s Trial MTB, they also sold snowboards and nice mountain bike clothing (the relaxed type we see now days but this where the 90´s) .

The company where owned by some brothers (really nice guys) but the lost there money late 90´s( to many customers who forgot to pay there bills) after that one of the brothers started up again with the brand HiTech and the name Heavy Tools ended up with the German importer (that's why some think it where a German brand)

I still have two proto types of the last fully where you could change the amount of travel in the rear, a Titanium hardtail (Sandvik frame), I also have some new RIF/Raf Team clothing and some new mechanic's wear (the type you take over your head and tie around the waist) I have the parts from my time working with them and riding for them.

When I´m home in my other house where the frames and other bike parts are I will take some pictures so you can see what they also made :-)

The model you have is the model lower then the Equipe series, still a great frame but the parts a little cheaper then on the Equipe´s (they focused on the frame on all there models so no crappy frames).

The bike you have are looking great and it will look like that for years if you want, you don´t see them on every corner so one off the kind :-)

I don't know if you have seen this catalog http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge ... s/1994.pdf

You can see your bike in that and also take a look at the HT Pro, my personal favorite of the hardtails, great handling, great frame and deep racing green with a little gold flakes flashing in the sun, if I could get one in mint condition again I would buy it at once.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:54 am 
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Thank you for the info carsten :). The bike is still in really good shape. It has the original shimano stx groupo, except for the shifters/ brake levers, due to a broken clamp on the right side so now it sports lx ones. The frame rides quite nice since its a full cromo.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:07 am 
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Carsten G wrote:
Heavy Tools actually came from Austria more precise Mattighofen/Salzburg, they made quite nice Mountain Bikes (hardtails and fullys), BMX (mainly re-branded KHE) and in the mid 90´s Trial MTB, they also sold snowboards and nice mountain bike clothing (the relaxed type we see now days but this where the 90´s) .

The company where owned by some brothers (really nice guys) but the lost there money late 90´s( to many customers who forgot to pay there bills) after that one of the brothers started up again with the brand HiTech and the name Heavy Tools ended up with the German importer (that's why some think it where a German brand)

I still have two proto types of the last fully where you could change the amount of travel in the rear, a Titanium hardtail (Sandvik frame), I also have some new RIF/Raf Team clothing and some new mechanic's wear (the type you take over your head and tie around the waist) I have the parts from my time working with them and riding for them.

When I´m home in my other house where the frames and other bike parts are I will take some pictures so you can see what they also made :-)

The model you have is the model lower then the Equipe series, still a great frame but the parts a little cheaper then on the Equipe´s (they focused on the frame on all there models so no crappy frames).

The bike you have are looking great and it will look like that for years if you want, you don´t see them on every corner so one off the kind :-)

I don't know if you have seen this catalog http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge ... s/1994.pdf

You can see your bike in that and also take a look at the HT Pro, my personal favorite of the hardtails, great handling, great frame and deep racing green with a little gold flakes flashing in the sun, if I could get one in mint condition again I would buy it at once.



You wouldn't happen to have a picture of what the head tube badge for heavy tools bikes looks like do you?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Here you can see it fast, its the oval logo, until i´m at my other house you have to live with that, but you will get a real picture from one of my frames and jerseys :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Thank you can't wait to see your pics. Always nice to chat with someone who was in the comany :)


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