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Old May 7th, 2017, 1:28 PM   #41
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An amazing job, Shamus -- and I will say, incredible turnaround on the resto! This would take me years to pull off if I attempted it. Heh, I still chuckle when I think about those wheels and when you first described them to me...
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Old May 8th, 2017, 8:09 PM   #42
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This bike does keep giving. "Best Mountain Bike" award at Toxik Harald's annual Show n' Shine this weekend in Richmond BC...

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Mark Owen and Shamus McDougall, two very happy TC owners!

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Old May 9th, 2017, 9:58 AM   #43
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This bike does keep giving. "Best Mountain Bike" award at Toxik Harald's annual Show n' Shine this weekend in Richmond BC...

20170507_180816 by shamalama88, on Flickr


Mark Owen and Shamus McDougall, two very happy TC owners!

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Cool wellcome home party!
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Old May 9th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #44
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I dig the TOAD shirt.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #45
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love the old "Made in America" shirt too!
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Old May 9th, 2017, 12:11 PM   #46
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For bonus points, can anyone ID the fellow sitting on the chair in the background of this picture of the two TCs?

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Old May 9th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #47
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Outstanding!! Love the matching handlebar

Way to go

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Old May 9th, 2017, 4:17 PM   #48
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For bonus points, can anyone ID the fellow sitting on the chair in the background of this picture of the two TCs?
Paul Brodie!
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Old May 9th, 2017, 11:19 PM   #49
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Paul Brodie!
Nicely done Mainlyfats! He was there all day, signing copies of his book and showing off his beautiful shaft drive cruiser. A thing of true beauty!
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Old July 12th, 2017, 11:48 AM   #50
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Great story - great bikes ... awesome effort by all involved!

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This thread may have the best plot twist ever in the history of cycling forums.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 1:27 PM   #52
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Loving the ride...

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Old October 12th, 2017, 7:26 PM   #53
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Im wondering did you ‘pioneer’ that front mech pivot wheel cable routing ? It appeared regularly on Yo Eddys after. If not which models had it prior to this 89 Team Comp ?
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Old October 16th, 2017, 6:52 PM   #54
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Great question Stingercut! I know that I custom ordered the cable routing, and had never seen any top tube routing (other than rear brake) on a Fat before. Its not as tidy as the cyclocross style routing of the Yo Eddys (all three guides adjacent on the top tube), but I went for the cleanest cable lines to the various components. So the rear brake guide is at 11:00, the rear derailleur is at 5:00, and the front derailleur is at 7:00. I did request the pulley, as top pulls weren't available in 1989. Another nice touch, which I didn't ask for but I do appreciate, was the final cable guide for the rear derailleur is angled slightly, for an even cleaner path to the derailleur. Subtle, lovely touches abound...

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