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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:48 pm 
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never seen one before






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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:49 pm 
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slimjoe wrote:
Thats a very nice bike mate 8)


Like the "Dont tread on me" Mass decal..



So was Rhygin set up by another jettisoned Fat employee(s)? That was puzzling me.

Very nice frameset. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:03 pm 
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Crell wrote:
So was Rhygin set up by another jettisoned Fat employee(s)? That was puzzling me.


Not exactly : http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=246086


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did the FAT chance seat tube decal come on the frame from new? I know theres a strong link between Rhygin & FAT.


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:24 pm 
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First, thanks so much for all the wonderful compliments! Really, I’m blushing over here! If I had known you were all so very nice, I would have posted it long ago (like I did on MTBR and Fat Cogs). Anyway, some brief responses:

slimjoe wrote:
Thats a very nice bike mate 8)

Cool mix of old and new, making it a rider too..

Like the "Dont tread on me" Mass decal..

Rare bike fella, i would certainly keep hold of that.


Thanks! Considering I bought it new, I wasn’t so concerned about keeping it original/period correct. But then I started hanging around in these enthusiast sites and caught the bug! I actually removed the Fat Chance decal, but it was fun to have it on while it was there. Definitely going to hang onto this.

neilll wrote:
W-O-W a Rhygin Image

Don't see them too often and that is sweet, what's even better is it's going back Period Correct....you gotta promise to post some pix when that is done.

Welcome :wink:

Neill


Will do! It might take a while, as I have another project in the pipeline. There are quite a few items that are staying on the bike, like the XTR cantilevers, Ritchey Force stem, and the Flite saddle.

neilll wrote:
Oh yeah....leave the original paint !!!


Yeah, I’m leaning towards keeping because, as you can see from the photos, it’s in really nice shape.

Elev12k wrote:
I think I said it on the other board already, but that is one very Cool 8) bike you got there. Love it.


Yeah, thanks again!

mynchiboy wrote:
That's really sweet! Really like that ibis stem too, haven't seen one of those for a while..

It's crying out for a rasta headset and skewers though :wink:


Originally, it had the Salsa rasta skewers. I have no idea where they went during the rebuild. I think I actually gave them away.

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slimjoe wrote:
Thats a very nice bike mate 8)


Like the "Dont tread on me" Mass decal..



So was Rhygin set up by another jettisoned Fat employee(s)? That was puzzling me.

Very nice frameset. 8)


Nope, Christian Jones started Rhygin out in Northampton, Massachusetts. He then moved it to the metro Boston, Massachusetts area (both Somerville and Charlestown). He is quite famous for his handiwork, but unfortunately has a bit of infamy associated with his name. I don’t much care, and if I were to meet him, I’d shake his hand and thank him for building such awesome bikes. Anyway, I just liked the decal because it was made in Massachusetts at a time when there were so many other great companies like Fat Chance, Ted Wojcik and Merlin.


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scant wrote:
did the FAT chance seat tube decal come on the frame from new? I know theres a strong link between Rhygin & FAT.


No, I actually bought a set of reproduction Yo Eddy decals from Rody @ Groovy Cycles and slapped it on. It's since been removed as I'm getting back into the period correct genre!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:38 pm 
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Here's the article that prompted me to buy this bike:

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That is lush :mrgreen:

I like a good story to go with a good bike 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:13 pm 
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misterdangerpants wrote:
Anyway, I just liked the decal because it was made in Massachusetts at a time when there were so many other great companies like Fat Chance, Ted Wojcik and Merlin.


Hold your tongue dude, Ted Wojcik is no Masshole.

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 Post subject: Re: Lovely
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:15 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
misterdangerpants wrote:
Anyway, I just liked the decal because it was made in Massachusetts at a time when there were so many other great companies like Fat Chance, Ted Wojcik and Merlin.


Hold your tongue dude, Ted Wojcik is no Masshole.

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He was back then. He was located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. :D


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