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 Post subject: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:07 pm 
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This is a NOS frame, fork, and stem, however each was sourced separately. The fork was acquired a couple of years ago along with a Salsa Ala Carte frame. The frame made it's way to player, but I held on to the fork. The frame was advertised in the classified here by Chowi. A couple of months after receiving the frame, I saw the stem pop-up on German eBay. The seller had purchased the stem a number of years ago but never got around to using it. All 3 components seemed like they were destined to be together, even the fork steerer didn't require any trimming. The fade is from black to purple. The purple was a stock colour called "Just Purple" but this is the only example I've seen of an Ibis fade using these 2 colours.

Frame: Medium Ibis SS
Fork: Koski Straight Blade

Headset: 1" Chris King w/ GripNut
Stem: 1" Salsa ProMoto, 130mm
Handlebar: Tioga Prestige
Grips: WTB Original Trail Grips

Front & Rear Brakes: Grafton Speed Controllers
Brake Pads: Koolstop Eagle 2
Cantilever cable hangers: DiaCompe
Brake Cables: Shimano housing with Wheels Mfg Ferrules

Shifters Levers: Deore XT SL-M732
Brake Lever: DiaCompe SS5
Front Derailleur: Deore XT FD-M735
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT RD-M735
Derailleur Cables: Shimano with Wheels Mfg Ferrules
Freewheel: DuraAce
Chain: Shimano HG90
Cranks: Cook Bros RSR, 175mm
Chainrings: Shimano SG 46T, Onza Buzzsaw 36T&26T
Bottom Bracket: Syncros Titanium, 123mm
Pedals: Crank Bros EggBeaters with Titanium axles in photos

Hub Skewers: Deore XT M730
Rims: Mavic 231, 32H (will be replaced with Araya RM-17)
Hubs: Kingsbery, 32H
Tires: Timbuk II from FirstFlight

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Syncros 29.4x330
Seatpost Clamp: Original + Nitto brake hanger

Weight:22.9lbs

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There's still a few finishing touches required. The Mavic 231 CD rims will be replaced with a pair clear anodized Araya RM17s. The 231s look good but the braking performance is mediocore until the anodizing wears off so I prefer clear ano rims so I can sand off ano on the braking surface improving braking while keeping the rim looking presentable. The rear brake hanger hangs from the seatpost clamp. I replaced the original Diacompe hanger with a new one from Nitto for a bit cleaner routing. However, it still feels awkward so I'll need to revisit it and come up with a cleaner solution. I'd prefer not to have to run the seatpost QR. The handlebar will likely be replaced with something lighter. An Answer Taperlite would be a suitable period correct replacement. The Grafton Speed Controllers came to me with various mis-matched bolts so those will get cleaned up with some replacements.


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Supermegafantastico 8) awesome looking machine 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:14 pm 
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saw this in the metal… STUNNING! 8) would say the paint on this is one of my fav in your collection.


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:34 pm 
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What a fantastic bike 8) 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:39 pm 
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ooooh, very very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice !


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:19 pm 
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Good lord Crispin, you're a machine :shock: How many more do you have for us.......


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:56 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:10 pm 
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That's epic - just needs the QR's the same side and nicely tucked in ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:48 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Good lord Crispin, you're a machine :shock: How many more do you have for us.......


Thanks, I've been called worse. :wink:
Still just scratching the surface of what's on deck.


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 Post subject: Re: 1991 Ibis SS
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:42 pm 
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Another gorgeous bike mate.


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