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Retro MTB Any old shool bikes outside the Fat world like Ritchey, Breezer, Salsa, VooDoo, Yeti, Bontrager, etc.

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Old September 28th, 2004, 6:23 PM   #1
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Is it an IF? There are some strinkingly similar traits to Fats on that frame. Nice deal, either way.


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Old September 28th, 2004, 6:31 PM   #2
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Cheers Doug.

mmm. Where has the link gone - as for that what happened to my previous post?
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Old September 28th, 2004, 6:37 PM   #3
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Default Unidentified Titanium frame

For some reason my post has disappeared!

For the others:

Im trying to trace what frame this Ti is: I bought it cheap and it isnt a DNA/Dynatech etc.

Even though it has merlin stickers its definitly not a Merlin as I contacted Merlin themselves and they say it isnt.

Prize goes to someone who can shed light on it! Link as follows: I have taken quite a few pics to show its details. Its very well made but this could be a modern tiawanese frame for all I know. No disk mounts though so it must be pre 2000ish.

http://www.jezworld.com/frame

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Old September 28th, 2004, 8:42 PM   #4
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Wow, that was odd. I moved the thread into the general retro forums and the post disappeared. That's crazy.

Sorry about that.

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Old September 29th, 2004, 5:59 AM   #5
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its not a merlin. other than that no idea! sorry
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Old September 29th, 2004, 11:28 AM   #6
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could be one of the russian ones.
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Old September 29th, 2004, 12:24 PM   #7
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litespeed???? I will look at mine closely when I get home...
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Old September 30th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #8
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Might be right about the "russian" aspect of this frame: it seems close to the following manufacturer:

http://sibexsports.com/images/frame_...berian_big.jpg

However the headtube is different. Arrggghhh! What is it?

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Old October 1st, 2004, 10:41 AM   #9
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Default mystery ti frame fabricated by Sandvik?

To my eyes your frame seems to share a lot of design features with Sandvik produced frames (say from around the late 1990s?).

For example, the way the headtube has been machined is strikingly similar to my Bonty ti-lite, as are the drop-outs , cable routing, and tube profiles -no gusstets though! Whilst the rear triangle looks very much like my old (non-disc) Cove Hummer. Both of these frames were made by Sandvik (who make loads of frame for loads of people), so exact 'brand' still remains a mystery though...
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Old October 1st, 2004, 12:19 PM   #10
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Thanks for the helpful comments guys.

Now the next question: Do I keep it?

I'm not a big fan of no-name stuff I cant identify and I'll obvioulsy remove the merlin stickers. I just wish I knew what it was and whether it holds value.
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Old October 30th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #11
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I'm about 90% sure its an airborne that someone de stickered. But I could only see the thumbnails on your site.
Airbornes are great bikes. American tubing welded in china to save money.
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