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    New question here. Any Ibis Mtn. Trials out there...?

    Always wanted one and its been a while since I've seen one of those odd but super fun beasts...
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    Not for sale, but check mine out at www.vintage-fat.blogspot.com

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    if out there means posted in this forum and occasionally for sale on certain internet auction and classified ad sites, then yes.

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    I had this for a short while:

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    We the people ...

    I like that Ibis eric

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    here's one i once found on the internet (the photo i mean)



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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    I like that Ibis eric

    I'm waiting for its new owner to post some restored pictures of it.
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    hey, that's us of whom you speak.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I'm waiting for its new owner to post some restored pictures of it.

    hey eric,

    yup, shipping it off to Spectrum soon to have the original paint redone with new deKals.

    should be cool, but were waiting for a Koski Fork so it might sit as just a frame for a while.

    oh, and we have a 89 Ibis Mtn. Trials here as well, but i'm not going to share pics until i get it back to the way it should be. the original owner tried to update it somewhere in the mid nineties so it's got some goofy bits on it. soon though.

    i dig the mountain trial frames for sure though.

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    We have one Mountain Trials and a couple of Trials Comps on our web site
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    We have one Mountain Trials and a couple of Trials Comps on our web site
    I like the seat on that orange one

    Heck, I just like the whole orange bike! and the blue one and the...

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    Here's my 26/24 Mtn Trials. I'm the second owner, and it has hardly been ridden - definitely not like it should be ridden


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    Here's a scan of an old ad for the Mtn Trials. Gotta love it. Chuck lives! - at least in carbon fiber form for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    We have one Mountain Trials and a couple of Trials Comps on our web site
    I had a Trails in the identical green to yours! I sold it in near-new condition back in ~1992 for $200....oops

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    Your bike is beautiful. WOW!

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    Ibis Mt Trials

    Here's mine.
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    i've got a mtn biking mag somewhere w/ the pic of scot nicol and his mtn trials in moab. i remember looking a hundred times at this pic cause the bike was so good looking. a loong seatpost(ti, i guess) showing and not so long stem..

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    Scot Nicol's Mt Trials

    Hi Colker1...if you can find that picture of Scot Nicol's Mt Trials and make a scan or photocopy for me that would be greatly appreciated. I know the picture you are talking about and have been looking for a copy of it for a while. Please let me know. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mother Goose
    Hi Colker1...if you can find that picture of Scot Nicol's Mt Trials and make a scan or photocopy for me that would be greatly appreciated. I know the picture you are talking about and have been looking for a copy of it for a while. Please let me know. Thanks

    i'm renovating the house(chaos..) and i'll be out on a businness trip for a week.. in 10 days things get back to normal and i find the mag, scan and post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mother Goose
    Hi Colker1...if you can find that picture of Scot Nicol's Mt Trials and make a scan or photocopy for me that would be greatly appreciated. I know the picture you are talking about and have been looking for a copy of it for a while. Please let me know. Thanks
    here is a scan of the whole article as it appeared in the july-august 1987 of mountain bike for the adventure http://homepage.mac.com/marleyvike/PhotoAlbum14.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    here is a scan of the whole article as it appeared in the july-august 1987 of mountain bike for the adventure http://homepage.mac.com/marleyvike/PhotoAlbum14.html
    i have a pic of a different bike..: 24/26 w/ straight bars, not risers. it's one pic only and scot is not riding.

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    *click for big*


    ... '87 ibis mountain trials. was mine, now at a better well heated home

    part of the 'zuerich wall of fame'

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    i found a frame on craigslist yesterday,,

    here is the text.
    Ibis Trials Frame - $400
    Reply to: sale-127383005@craigslist.org
    Date: 2006-01-21, 8:05PM PST


    This is a rare ibis trials frame, it has never been used before. It is one of ten made in California. If you are going to buy this it is a good buy.

    * this is in or around Sacramento
    enjoy

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    I saw that one a couple of weeks ago as well. I'd love to have it, but it's a mod bike...and a little out-dated as far as trials bikes are concerned. It's worth the money he's asking, but it's a pretty specific, purpose-built bike.

    Needs a 19" rear trials wheel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    I saw that one a couple of weeks ago as well. I'd love to have it, but it's a mod bike...and a little out-dated as far as trials bikes are concerned. It's worth the money he's asking, but it's a pretty specific, purpose-built bike.
    well that is always the case with trails bikes,kind of amzing since they are so simple. but they eveolve extremlly fast and sometimes they also suffer from trend induce changes

    Needs a 19" rear trials wheel...

    rb
    that i never see before, most be a pain to find..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto
    that i never see before, most be a pain to find..
    19" rear tire is special for modified trials bikes http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...ail.asp?id=303
    http://www.monty.es/bikes/2006/pdf/219alp.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    I saw that one a couple of weeks ago as well. I'd love to have it, but it's a mod bike...and a little out-dated as far as trials bikes are concerned. It's worth the money he's asking, but it's a pretty specific, purpose-built bike.

    Needs a 19" rear trials wheel...

    rb
    Rich,

    Are you still riding trials these days? I hear there's a pretty nice bunch of folks riding in Seattle and they make pretty regular trips up to BC. I think you know Aaron Lutze as well...he's here in Portland now.

    It's great seeing all these old bikes. So amazing how much they've changed over the past 15 years.
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    Ya!

    Still riding trials, but the old bones don't do all that well with the new Big Moves that all the kids are doing these days, but I nail 'em on experience every time! Took 3rd Expert in the last NATS even I entered in Squamish, but was a little out of form. Moved to Spokane last winter and am re-discovering my inner XC rider as well.

    So many bikes, so little time to ride them all.

    Sounds like a trip to the coast is in order one of these days!

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    craigslist

    http://www.craigslist.org/nby/bik/127383005.html

    <img src="http://b.im.craigslist.org/fk/kV/oFnwhsXgCSWbktrHV3euGcdKbCAd.jpg"> <img src="http://b.im.craigslist.org/aJ/Db/A8qoVnaeuLyPkomY5FAISioGD5GJ.jpg">

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    So this mystery frame must've been an Ibis Mt. Trials...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mother Goose
    Here's mine.
    Wow, this is like the ugly duckling finding out that it's actually from a family of swans!

    I owned the mystery bike in these pictures back in 2003 for about a year. I bought it at the Recyclery up in San Rafael, CA for $150 and used it as a short distance (~3 mile round trip) commuter. Jonathan at the Recyclery told me he had heard (maybe from the donor?) that the frame was an Ibis Mt. Trials but he couldn't verify. I didn't know what that meant and to be honest it took a little while looking at it in the shop before I even noticed that the rear wheel was 24".

    I think the frame is almost identical to those posted by JohnnyH and Mother Goose. I see the similarity especially in the rear u-brake pivots, cut-away rear dropouts and rear cable stop above the brake bridge. I can't see in their pictures but I assume these bikes also had a peg on the inside of the right seat stay for holding the chain out of the way.

    Are there serial numbers on any of the bikes posted so far? The one I had read something like

    9C0T40"baseball"

    By "baseball" I mean the last character is a symbol that looks like a baseball. Also the zeroes could just as well be capital "O"s.

    The bike was very nimble and fun to ride. You could really get a lot of power out of that rear wheel but it tended to slip and lose traction during steep gravelly climbs. On flat streets I felt like I was pedalling more than I would have with a 26" rear wheel so I ended up staying on the big ring to compensate. A guy at work made fun of the bike (or maybe me?), insisting that it was probably a kid's or woman's frame built for two 24" wheels on which someone had installed a 26" fork. I want to show him this thread...

    I ended up donating the bike back to the Recyclery (minus a couple parts). It was fixed up and for sale for the same price within a few days. I think it sold within a week or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geedubbayoo
    I think the frame is almost identical to those posted by JohnnyH and Mother Goose. I see the similarity especially in the rear u-brake pivots, cut-away rear dropouts and rear cable stop above the brake bridge. I can't see in their pictures but I assume these bikes also had a peg on the inside of the right seat stay for holding the chain out of the way.

    Are there serial numbers on any of the bikes posted so far? The one I had read something like

    9C0T40"baseball"

    By "baseball" I mean the last character is a symbol that looks like a baseball. Also the zeroes could just as well be capital "O"s.
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    Your pictures look like the same or very similar to my frame. I do have the peg for the chain. On the serial number - the baseball is what you see. I had heard that the baseball after the s/n meant the frame was not made in usa. On that stream of thought.. I heard the Ibis "SS" model stood for "setting sun" - as in: made in japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyH
    On that stream of thought.. I heard the Ibis "SS" model stood for "setting sun" - as in: made in japan.
    Sincere Singletrack,
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    SS does mean "setting sun" but not as in made in Japan. They were US made and the "setting sun" meant that the sun was setting on Ibis' foray in sourcing the Avion model in Japan.

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    mine

    not a great pic... but one of my favorites. my mtn. trials. ibis #1086 iirc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    SS does mean "setting sun" but not as in made in Japan. They were US made and the "setting sun" meant that the sun was setting on Ibis' foray in sourcing the Avion model in Japan.
    however, it should be pointed out that ibis mt. trails bikes were made simultaneously by the sebastopol operation and out-sourced to japan for a short period...
    "May your trails be winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." - Ed Abbey
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    I want one! WHERE in the world can I get one?????
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