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    1993 Brodie Catalyst hand made in Vancouver, Canada with Toxik Harald paint job.

    1993 Brodie Catalyst hand made in Vancouver, Canada. Custom paint job by Toxik Harald.
    Handlebar: Specialized
    Stem: Brodie
    Headset: Levin OJ 286
    Fork: Brodie Gatorblade rigid fork
    Brakes: Shimano BR-M650 Cantilever Brake
    Brakes booster: front Brodie Magnesium brake booster, rear DKG Aluminum brake booster.
    Chainrings: Shimano SG-X F46, SG F36, SGF26.
    Cranksets: Shimano FC-M730, Deore XT M730 175PH VIA JAPAN
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano Square Taper 122.5
    Seatpost: Post 27.2 Promax Sp226 2 Bolt Black
    Saddle: Vetta
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    Wow that's sweet. Dang, I like that fork.

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    With a name like Toxic Harald, I was expecting more out of the paint, .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Dave View Post
    I like that fork.
    Ditto.

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    Nice!

    But I'd like to see different (older) grips and knobbys!

    I'm not knocking it, just saying....

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    Cool bike. I really dig the fork. Is it flexy?

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    Hi,
    About the grips, I replaced them recently wit Mountain Equipment Co-op $6.00 grips. The originals were Specilized but they were too worn out.

    It's not a fixie.

    About the paint job, yeah I know what you mean. I would expect a lot more nowadays with Toxik Lab. But back then in 93. I think it wasn't Toxik's idea to paint it this way, I think it was Brodie's idea to have this classic two tone design.

    Back then I had to make payment plan (3 months I think) to pay off this bike. It has been 17 years. It cost me $1000 cdn in 94. So it might not be the coolest, best looking design bike but it definitely has a lot of history behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pint View Post
    Cool bike. I really dig the fork. Is it flexy?
    The fork is not flexy. It tracked better than any of the other bolted crown forks. If the IRD (which I also owned) was at the flexy end of the spectrum and the Bontrager (had one of the bonded dropout Comps) was somewhere in the middle, the Brodie sat at the stiff end.

    Note, I didn't say the Brodie rode better - the thing was a bit jarring at times. Actually, it rode really, really well. I have a couple on bikes to this day and the steering is very precise.
    Show me your Toads. Old Brodies, too.

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    Just needs proper knobbies and the saddle/post raised up and that thing is solid!
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    Hi,
    Sorry I didn't catch what you said earlier. The brodie rigid fork is very stiff (not flexy). I agree with GonaSovereign, the fork is very precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    With a name like Toxic Harald, I was expecting more out of the paint, .
    Like the leopard print paint that was on the 16" Brodie for sale back in February on Ebay. That was quite some paint work, on the same level as that of the Mountain Goat bikes.
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    Cool machine. If you plan to ride the bike off road, I would swap out the stem for something shorter- even the people on this board who frequent this board because they prefer old bikes over new ones and aren't just being nostalgic, agree that a shorter stem gives better handling.
    Also, braking power will improve a lot if you lower the cable hangers.
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    Hi Uphiller,
    Thank you for your advice! I'll look into it, even though I don't do any off road but I would love to gain more braking power. I'll go ahead and shorten the cable hangers. But about the stem, I think I'm going to keep it for now.
    Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoi604 View Post
    even though I don't do any off road
    What!? Thats bul1$hit. Sell me the bike then.
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    schoi604 - if this has evolved into a commuter bike, etc you would be much better served with a hybrid. Sell this old mountain bike for the $80 or so it's worth and invest in a low rolling resistance comfortable commuter. Most of these old mountain bikes are prone to cracking or catastrophic failure when ridden on hard surfaces for prolonged periods. I'd hate to see you get injured. Trek, Specialized, etc make pretty sweet hybrids right now with 27 speeds, etc. JMHO....

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    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 1993 Brodie Catalyst hand made in Vancouver, Canada  with Toxik Harald paint job.-canucks_riots_13.jpg  

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    Hahaha...someone is sensitive! It was a joke.

    FWIW - I have a 1993 and 1994 Bontrager Race Lite, a 1990 Yeti FRO, had a Bridgestone MB1, Ritchey P-23, 1990 Merlin Ti, Ibis Mt Trials, Trimble, etc...Have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoi604 View Post
    "schoi604 - if this has evolved into a commuter bike, etc you would be much better served with a hybrid. Sell this old mountain bike for the $80 or so it's worth and invest in a low rolling resistance comfortable commuter. Most of these old mountain bikes are prone to cracking or catastrophic failure when ridden on hard surfaces for prolonged periods. I'd hate to see you get injured. Trek, Specialized, etc make pretty sweet hybrids right now with 27 speeds, etc. JMHO...." by Pint

    Hey Pint,
    What kind of stupid comment is that?
    You should check the forum title before you even consider commenting.
    This forum is "Classic Mountain Bike Forums > Vintage, Retro, Classic".
    This forum is for people interested in VINTAGE, RETRO, CLASSIC.
    Vintage bike collectors don't need to be told how unreliable the collections are.
    Do you have a vintage bike?
    If you don't, you can shut the XXXX up!
    Do you have any idea where Canada is located?
    My old piece of junk is hand made by Paul Brodie, Do you have any idea of who Paul Brodie is?
    $80 US? Hello??!!! Wake up!!???

    Lighten up Francis, I'm sure he was kidding!

    Sounds like your still upset about the Bruins winning the Cup!

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    i want the forks n shifters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pint View Post
    Hahaha...someone is sensitive! It was a joke.

    FWIW - I have a 1993 and 1994 Bontrager Race Lite, a 1990 Yeti FRO, had a Bridgestone MB1, Ritchey P-23, 1990 Merlin Ti, Ibis Mt Trials, Trimble, etc...Have a nice day!

    Post pics sucka!
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    Really nice bike. I like the matching stem too. I wouldn't swap that out for anything. Damned shame that fine thing is ridden around just on paved roads but at least you get to enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Post pics sucka!
    Here's a couple pics I have access to right now:IMG_2521.JPG

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    ...I know the top tube decal is backwards on the Bontrager...

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    Classy looking Brodie.
    WTB: Ritchey Plexus
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    I like the YETI.

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    Good stuff Pint. You need your own thread with them goodies.
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