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    1987 Ibis Mt Trials

    The serial number is 9C0087[baseball] - any one with ideas of what this means?

    The bars, grips, brake pads, seat and front QR are later additions. Initially I had planned to do away with them, but I like the Mad Max look of the bike.

















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    Lucky punk.
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    Just remember who turned you on to this bike
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Front Brake Is A Bit Out Of Place Too

    Is it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    Front brake is out of place
    When were these Graftons released? Couldn't have been much later than 88?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Lucky punk.
    Nothing to do with luck. Just fortunate to get a timely heads up from a prince of a man!

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    Just Curious

    I don't really know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    I don't really know.
    According to FFB, the Grafton brakes were released in 1989, so it is within the range of the bike.

    I had a change of plan and redid the bar and stem. Put put on a fillet brazed Salsa stem, some NOS risers, big Suntour four finger levers and cleaner XT 6 speed shifters.

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    I thought the baseball on a serial number meant that Giant made it... Not sure on that though, could be some other Asian builder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Nothing to do with luck. Just fortunate to get a timely heads up from a prince of a man!

    You don't think 'prince of a man' is pushing it?
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    my Ibis Trials Comp has a baseball, I don't know who in Asia made them though.

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    Envy

    I am seriously,seriously jealous.That has got to be the nicest bike i have ever seen on mtbr.

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    man.. wow..
    how does it ride??
    the steep front and that small chainstay. i'm thinking fast and groovy lines.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You don't think 'prince of a man' is pushing it?
    Hummmmmmm...........ya, thats appropriate
    "I think it is heavy and often stupid and doesn't work as well as Shimano, but I keep using it. -- NG

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    Quote Originally Posted by datawhacker
    my Ibis Trials Comp has a baseball, I don't know who in Asia made them though.
    i've seen and ridden a few of the taiwanese models here and there over the years. if recollection serves, based on the graphics and vintage, those ibis mt trials are taiwanese, not japanese or chinese. the tubeset doesn't yield an especially lghtweight bike in these versions, as opposed to the domestic mt trials from the same period, which were made with prestige tubing.

    fwiw, imho, the mt. trials is at once both one of the funnest and most difficult to ride (well) bikes i've ever owned.
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    Really nice.
    I love the Mad Max look too, and those decals are great.
    Is the fork the original one? It's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadence90
    Really nice.
    I love the Mad Max look too, and those decals are great.
    Is the fork the original one? It's beautiful.
    I am not the original owner, but I doubt the forks are original. It is possible that the bike was bought as a frame though.

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    Pic from my archives

    I had an 80's Mt. Trials back in 1994. I liked the 26x24 concept and I built it as an XC bike but it was really heavy. Mine had the dark blue with light blue splash paint sceme.

    A suspension fork will correct some of the steepness of the headtube. If I remember right, the BB height was 13" or so and the seatpost was some wierd size.

    I don't have a pic of mine but here's a pic from the old archives... I don't know who's, I just kept the pic for memory sake.
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    Got me thinking....

    So I did a google search.

    Here's some cool Ibis Mt. Trials Pics

    http://www.vintage-fat.blogspot.com/
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    and more info....

    enjoy...
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    Hey...Tha't my Blog...Wooo hoo!!! Someone cares!


    I'll get better Mt. Trials pics up ASAP!!! I have done a few updates and modifications to it...IRD remote seat QR, black bashguard, etc... SO much fun to ride...but it's a handfull at speed.

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