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  1. jimi911

    BoTY Bike of the year 2021 - time to vote

    I rarely ride a bike without SPDs, but they predate that merlin so I went with the 730s. Truth be told … there may … just may be spuds on it when I ride it … shhh. Pedal thing is so odd. People look so sideways at me with my modern bikes. I run SPDs on those as well and I’m behind the times...
  2. jimi911

    1987 Cameron Rebuild & Wiki - A Wee Face Lift

    Awesome!! That is a super cool little Cameron! Love seeing these bikes. Thanks for adding to the thread :)
  3. jimi911

    BoTY Bike of the year 2021 - time to vote

    Geeze … 2021 was a great year … in vintage MTBs. Suspect outside of that, but bikes wise … excellent :) I’m cool with any of those bikes as the winner. I bet it comes down to a vote or two … as it should. My vote went to the one I spent the most time obsessing over like a lunatic.
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    Uber Rare One #1 - 1987-90 [Craig] Cook Designs Mt. Palomar

    Slooooow progress. I almost quit on it. The search for a fork was a pain, until I got a message from someone on IG that had an original one. It arrived … unfortunately just a hair too short and I was already having trouble with the paint chipping easily so I didn’t want to face down the frame...
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    1987-88 Yeti FRO - Local Find!

    Hahah … my 4 year old goes scribble crazy. The Brodie is super cool 😎
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    BoTM BotM December 2021 - nominations

    Jimi911's 1987-88 Yeti FRO Build Thread: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/1987-88-yeti-fro-local-find.439407/
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    1987-88 Yeti FRO - Local Find!

    I picked this one up earlier in the year 5 mins from my work along one amazing Brodie I'll share later. A serial number in the really low 500s puts it as a 1987 to some ... 1988 to others ... no biggie. Its a 1" Yeti :) The bike looked a bit rough when I got it ... but not bad bones ;) This...
  8. jimi911

    BoTM BotM October 2021 - The Vote

    Wow … great completion there. Huge field and awesome bikes. The ol’Goat got lucky ;)
  9. jimi911

    BoTM BotM October 2021 - The Vote

    Ibbz is right ... iPhone portrait mode. Prob need to get better with that lol
  10. jimi911

    1983 Mountain Goat

    Good Eye … it’s got a silver flake with blue fade on the frame and two tones on the fork. It’s pretty.
  11. jimi911

    BoTM BotM October 2021 nominations thread

    Jimi911's 1983 Mountain Goat https://www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/1983-mountain-goat.436640/
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    1983 Mountain Goat

    I have had this one done for a while. Some may remember it as part of the MOMBAT collection. I acquired it via a good friend who was too tall for it. I missed the initial MOMBAT single bike offerings and this was one I really wanted. By design its a deluxe but it predates the model name. Lovely...
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    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    And Sherwood's Syncros/Paul sponsored '97 Ventana El Toro SS race bike.
  14. jimi911

    A pile of Yeti Restorations :) FROs, ARCs, and Ultimates

    The 1990-91 FRO is done ... And now on to two more LOL
  15. jimi911

    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    Here's another one. This was Sherwood's personal Marble Peak and it had its 15 mins of fame if you remember this ad in MBA et al :) That's Sherwood riding ... guy could get it done.
  16. jimi911

    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    It's a super cool frame. I thought about a repaint, bit just couldn't do it. So that roller takes the RD cable to its destination. The FD is bottom pull, there's another cable stop on the other side of down tube and you run some housing to connect the two. Sherwood said it was to keep the...
  17. jimi911

    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    Here's another bike Sherwood sent me. Before Ventana and BMX/mtb parts, Sherwood built some steel frames. That blue on above is Dirt Bag #1 ... the first of 3 he built for himself (he still has one). This is Dirt Bag #4 built in 1985. The first frame he ever sold. The frame, fork, stem, and bar...
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    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    So Sherwood was excited to see some of his old treasures go to a new home that would restore them. Moving forward a bit to ‘88, Ventana almost became a components company. It debuted a set of prototype hubs at interbike. 2 sets were made. Only a rear is left … others just disappeared in moves...
  19. jimi911

    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    The Marble Peak frame is one of the nicest Aluminum frames I have ever seen and I have owned a ton. It needed a matching stem though ... so I contacted Sherwood to see if he had one lying around. He had 3, and then the floodgates opened and I got some super cool stuff to restore and share.
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    The Ventana Wiki - 1985 to 2021

    Sherwood did a lot of the development on frames, and suspension parts for a lot of companies. Similar to FTW in that respect.
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