1985 Ibis Custom

jimi911

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Here's another one from the stable. It came in trade for another Ibis custom I got that was a bit too big ... this one is a bit to small for me, but a real nice example of an early Scot Nicol custom Ibis.

Here it is in its original setup the previous owner had one it. I got it as a frameset.


There was a brief flirtation with a dirt drip, but that OG stem was just so pretty on it.



And my version of it. Very aggressive setup for c1985. I have a rear Cunningham/Nicol Hi E hub and front I will 'do a copy on to finish it off, but its quite nice as is.











Frame: Custom Ibis

Fork: Custom Ibis

Headset: Spesh
Stem: Custom Ibis
Handlebar: Salsa
Grips: Oakley 3
Barends: None

Brakes: Suntour Rollercams
Brake Pads: Kool Stop
Brake Cables: Suntour
Cantilever cable hangers: Suntour
Brake Levers: Sunour Power

Shifters: Suntour XC
Front Derailleur: Suntour XC
Rear Derailleur: Suntour XC Dual Pulley
Derailleur Cables: Suntour
Cassette: Suntour
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Spesh
Crank Bolts: Spesh
Chainrings: Spesh
Chainring bolts: Spesh
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Suntour XC Crupi

Hub Skewers: Sachs
Rims: Spech
Hubs: Spesh
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Tioga NOS
Tubes: MEC

Saddle: Avocet
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seatpost Binder:
 
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raidan73

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Lovely build Jim. Looks ahead of it's time for '85
 

Sspoor19

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Agreed re. "ahead of its time." Minus the swept back bars, saddle and a few other other markers it could easily be 5-6 years younger. Even the paint looks like a precursor to blue ano (but much, much nicer).
 

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absolutely stunning :)

I'd be keen to see a pic of bike on small - small and large - large chainring/ freewheel combo to see what that mech looks like at full capacity. I have a road one I'm thinking of using on one of my Suntour builds......
 

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Great looking build Jim. Love that colour too,
 
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