ControlTech Team Issue

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  • 01-16-2013
    zygote2k
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    ControlTech Team Issue
    I'm currently riding 2) 1996 ControlTech Team Issue bikes. One is set up as Single Speed and other is original 24 spd. If anyone has any info on these bikes, please share it. I've spoken several times with John Castellano and he says there were less than 100 made.
    Amazingly enough, I bought one bike from Utah and the other from Washington; both are the same size 20.5" and are separated by one serial number.
  • 01-16-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'm currently riding 2) 1996 ControlTech Team Issue bikes. One is set up as Single Speed and other is original 24 spd. If anyone has any info on these bikes, please share it. I've spoken several times with John Castellano and he says there were less than 100 made.
    Amazingly enough, I bought one bike from Utah and the other from Washington; both are the same size 20.5" and are separated by one serial number.


    Cool story about the two bikes being one number off. I don't have any info about the CT's specifically, but great you got to speak with Castellano. Humble, brilliant man.

    Whats up with the rusty chain on the geared bike. :p
  • 01-16-2013
    ameybrook
    Likely made at Anodize, Inc., in Portland. Common design utilized on the more popular on Schwinn Homegrown FS frames.
  • 01-16-2013
    zygote2k
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post

    Whats up with the rusty chain on the geared bike. :p

    It's been sitting unused since the single speed is way more fun and lighter too.
  • 01-16-2013
    zygote2k
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Likely made at Anodize, Inc., in Portland. Common design utilized on the more popular on Schwinn Homegrown FS frames.

    What is Anodize Inc?

    Schwinn Homegrown, Ibis Szazbo and the CT bikes all used similar components and the same guy behind them. Personally I think the CT's are the best of the 3.
  • 01-16-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    What is Anodize Inc?

    Schwinn Homegrown, Ibis Szazbo and the CT bikes all used similar components and the same guy behind them. Personally I think the CT's are the best of the 3.

    Its good to be bias towards the bikes you have but.....

    http://merlintitanium.com/images/ibi...101009_000.jpg
  • 01-16-2013
    zygote2k
    I agree that the Ti frame rules over aluminum, but I always thought that the Ibis frame looked weird with that curved bar and tiny pivot. The Homegrown has an arched tube in the lower triangle that looks funky too. The CT's appear to be much cruder in appearance but also much beefier construction.
    I wish I had all the components from the above bike though..
  • 01-16-2013
    zygote2k
    Does anyone have any pictures of these bikes? I've actually found the silver bike in a thread from long ago and then there is the yellow one on htis site and another black one with the triple crown forks, but I know of no other images.
  • 01-16-2013
    SMRTIN
    How does a FS single speed ride? At first I thought that chain tension would be a problem, but there is only one pivot right? So the chain length doesn't change?
  • 01-16-2013
    zygote2k
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    How does a FS single speed ride? At first I thought that chain tension would be a problem, but there is only one pivot right? So the chain length doesn't change?

    That's the number one question that everyone asks. It's very comfortable especially if I lock out the front forks.
  • 01-16-2013
    jeff
    Frame material aside the Ibis and CT are very different riding bikes. The pivot locations dictate that.
  • 01-18-2013
    Vlad
    I didn't know that Ibis made a Ti Szazbo. Seems kinda pointless but cool.
  • 01-19-2013
    colker1
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    Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    I didn't know that Ibis made a Ti Szazbo. Seems kinda pointless but cool.

    I believe it's a steel szasbo. the rear looks to be steel.
  • 01-19-2013
    sho220
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I believe it's a steel szasbo. the rear looks to be steel.

    Ummmm...the "ti szazbo" on the top tube kind of gives it away...
  • 01-19-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sho220 View Post
    Ummmm...the "ti szazbo" on the top tube kind of gives it away...

    hahahaha... oh yeah..:thumbsup:
  • 01-19-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    How does a FS single speed ride? At first I thought that chain tension would be a problem, but there is only one pivot right? So the chain length doesn't change?

    URT design, so there's no variable chain tension from suspension travel.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I believe it's a steel szasbo. the rear looks to be steel.

    Colkervision is failing you! :confused::eekster::eek:
  • 01-19-2013
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of these bikes? I've actually found the silver bike in a thread from long ago and then there is the yellow one on htis site and another black one with the triple crown forks, but I know of no other images.

    Not a lot of pics out there, but this one is built nice. Your CT's should at least be running matching CT post, bars, stem, and QR's. :p

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/u...h/DSC01135.jpg
  • 01-19-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    URT design, so there's no variable chain tension from suspension travel.



    Colkervision is failing you! :confused::eekster::eek:

    it failed catastrophically.:D
  • 01-19-2013
    zygote2k
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    it failed catastrophically.:D

    what failed?

    @rumpfy- I'm still looking for a 135-150mm with a 15 degree rise CT stem- just never seem to find the long ones. I have Control Tech Vbrakes and Seatpost. Would like skewers too.
  • 01-19-2013
    zygote2k
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Not a lot of pics out there, but this one is built nice. Your CT's should at least be running matching CT post, bars, stem, and QR's. :p

    http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/u...h/DSC01135.jpg

    this bike appears to have a broken dropout that has been fixed with a flat piece of aluminum.
    this gives me confidence that I can weld a disc brake tab to the 3rd frameset that I just found.
  • 01-19-2013
    jeff
    PM'd you about a stem.
  • 01-19-2013
    proto2000
    Ti =smaller
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I agree that the Ti frame rules over aluminum, but I always thought that the Ibis frame looked weird with that curved bar and tiny pivot. The Homegrown has an arched tube in the lower triangle that looks funky too. The CT's appear to be much cruder in appearance but also much beefier construction.
    I wish I had all the components from the above bike though..

    Look how big the pivot is on the aluminum version, quite large by my standard.

    a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/?action=view&amp;current=szazbo.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/szazbo.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a
  • 01-20-2013
    da'HOOV
    I've got one of those (Control Tech Team Issue) in my storage...I'll try to get a picture of it for ya.
  • 01-20-2013
    colker1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by proto2000 View Post
    Look how big the pivot is on the aluminum version, quite large by my standard.

    a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/?action=view&amp;current=szazbo.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj198/proto2000/szazbo.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a

    I am no expert on those (or anything) but i never heard of ti szasbos. They did steel prototypes and mountain bike action tested one of them.
  • 01-20-2013
    da'HOOV
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    here's mine. ..From an.old "stan4bikes" post and its been in storage ever since the pic was taken is 2006.:thumbsup:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...sr-238214.html