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    Anyone know what this oddball is?

    I picked it up from a local bike flipper today. The left rear seatstay & chainstay are about .5 of an inch out of line. Is it worth dealing with do you think? Thanks for any help.
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    I have no clue but that would make one bad ass short stayed SS.
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    never seen anything like it, but I am curious to hear more about it!
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    The guy I bought the frame from just brought this old ad over. It's a living extreme, ozzie roo expert. He claims its an early prototype. Who knows. I guess I'll have to build it now.
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    Thanks, The orange and red one is kind of cool.



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    I'm down under and I've been MTBing since 1990 and reading cycling mags before that and I've never heard of them. I think they added the Australian stuff to add credibility because, you know, life's good down here and we're all killer riders.

    The seatstays on that thing are wild, would they add to or reduce chain slap?

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    It would be funny if it was all marketing and they were really based in Encino or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    The guy I bought the frame from just brought this old ad over. It's a living extreme, ozzie roo expert. He claims its an early prototype. Who knows. I guess I'll have to build it now.
    only if you want to...LIVE EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    The guy I bought the frame from just brought this old ad over. It's a living extreme, ozzie roo expert. He claims its an early prototype. Who knows. I guess I'll have to build it now.
    only if you want to...LIVE EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEME

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    Eugh. We don't drink that stuff in Australia. Worst. Beer. Ever.

    It's a prank we played on the rest of the world that kind of went too far. Sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Eugh. We don't drink that stuff in Australia. Worst. Beer. Ever.

    It's a prank we played on the rest of the world that kind of went too far. Sorry!

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    LOL Kind of like Budweiser.
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    No one I know here in the Great White North drinks this swill, either.

    From worldclassbeer.com:

    "Molson Canadian is the most preferred beer brand in English Canada among 24 year olds and has the largest percentage of new beer drinkers."

    reads: only kids and noobs drink this stuff.


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    New pics of the built bike

    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    I picked it up from a local bike flipper today. The left rear seatstay & chainstay are about .5 of an inch out of line. Is it worth dealing with do you think? Thanks for any help.
    Here are some pics of the bike as I built it today. It needed a left bias on the rear v-brake so the cables don't hit each other & a big loop to get good shifting. there is a missing rubber bumper thats supposed to prevent the rear derailleur from hitting the stay. weird goofy design, but it looks pretty cool. My camera sucks, I know.
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    So...is it more or less Australian than this?
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    someone send mattytruth a camera.

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    I'll have to dig out some more information, but it is an Australian made bike. They were made on the Gold Coast and were sold only as mail order builds in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Eugh. We don't drink that stuff in Australia. Worst. Beer. Ever.

    It's a prank we played on the rest of the world that kind of went too far. Sorry!

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    You can make up for it by telling me that Coopers Real Ale is still being made....

    ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    You can make up for it by telling me that Coopers Real Ale is still being made...
    You mean Coopers Pale Ale? Green label?

    Or the Sparkling Ale, which is bottle fermented and has a red label?

    Either way, both of those are still made, along with a stout and a few other nice drops. I've been to the Coopers brewery and had a personal tour (because they don't do tours but they took pity on me for driving 2 days to see the place). It is still run by the original Coopers family.

    Coopers huh? You sir, are a man of impeccable taste and wisdom. Glad you found one of our better beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    You mean Coopers Pale Ale? Green label?
    Nope. I had it a long time ago, and sadly, shortly thereafter it was no longer imported, boo.

    I want to say it was a yellow label, came in a big "Fosters" can and was distinctly called "Coopers Real Ale". Perhaps a renamed export?

    Went to the website and didn't see it, but found multiple home brew kits for it.

    It's like it never happened but somehow did.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I want to say it was a yellow label, came in a big "Fosters" can and was distinctly called "Coopers Real Ale". Perhaps a renamed export?
    Most likely an export only. Coopers doesn't come in cans here in Australia, only bottles. I'd expect it was our Pale Ale which seems to have the more universal appeal.

    My favourite is the misnamed Sparkling Ale. It gets cloudy rather than sparkly as it is bottle fermented and has a layer of yeasty sediment in the bottle like a home-brew. At 5.2% it's a bit stronger too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Most likely an export only. Coopers doesn't come in cans here in Australia, only bottles. I'd expect it was our Pale Ale which seems to have the more universal appeal.

    My favourite is the misnamed Sparkling Ale. It gets cloudy rather than sparkly as it is bottle fermented and has a layer of yeasty sediment in the bottle like a home-brew. At 5.2% it's a bit stronger too.

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    Great, now I'm thirsty, and it's only 11:30 AM......

    My guess is the Pale, yep. Has a nice clean citrusy note if memory serves
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    I had one myself in the late 90s. Bought the frame on a consignment sale. Loved it because it was so different.

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    I remember their ads. I thought the bikes looked awful.
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