• 01-25-2013
    even
    Has anyone got a pic of Tinker's General Cycles bike?
    Never seen a full photo of the bike, and I'm quite curious about it... Does anyone have a pic? Info?
  • 01-25-2013
    jeff
    I think someone posted a race photo awhile back. Maybe a mag scan?
  • 01-26-2013
    even
    I had an old Tioga ad, but You couldn't see the bike clearly. Does anyone know who made it?
  • 01-26-2013
    CCMDoc
    What year? 1989?
    I have some MBA from 89 and 90 and will try to look for a photo
  • 01-26-2013
    even
    yes please, I suppose 89-90
  • 01-26-2013
    CCMDoc
    Just finished flipping through July-Dec 89 and all of 90. Very few, all B&W and only one that you can see the bike at all.

    If you want I'll scan that one and upload it here Monday afternoon.

    Also have a video of 90s Worlds. If there's a shot of him I'll see if someway to capture it (I'm pretty low tech so it might be a photo of the TV).

    On the ther hand, there were a bunch of pics of Tomes on his all-Ti Mongoose - which made me happy since I didn't remember seeing those before.
  • 01-26-2013
    bushpig
    The bike looked like a Diamond Back Arrival with a Yeti fork on it. I was at a race when he was riding for General and he was so far ahead of everyone the organizers almost missed rerouting the course for him.
  • 01-26-2013
    ameybrook
    prob not what you were looking for

    http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j5...ley_tinker.jpg
  • 01-26-2013
    Bigfoot
    There was an article in Winning that had full specs and photos from all angles. I have a copy in my storage...not something I'll likely find any time soon though.
  • 01-28-2013
    even
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bushpig View Post
    The bike looked like a Diamond Back Arrival with a Yeti fork on it. I was at a race when he was riding for General and he was so far ahead of everyone the organizers almost missed rerouting the course for him.

    DB Arrival? A high ehd DB?
  • 01-28-2013
    mik_git
    yeah it was their aluminium bike, just below axis and above apex or there abouts.
  • 01-28-2013
    bushpig
    I am not saying that it "was" a Diamond Back Arrival, just that is what it looked like. Imagine this bike with decals that say "General" and a Yeti fork
    MOMBAT: 1987 Diamond Back Arrival
  • 01-28-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    yeah it was their aluminium bike, just below axis and above apex or there abouts.

    There was actually no Axis then so the Arrival was the top of the line at that point.
  • 01-28-2013
    mik_git
    sorry I thought we were talking 89-90, anything before that is before my time/knowledge scope.
  • 01-28-2013
    ronbo613
  • 01-28-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ronbo613 View Post
    May 1990

    Great pic. Dropouts look different than a DB Arrival... at least the '87 model.

    Edit: And the seatstay to seat tube junction is different.
  • 01-28-2013
    yo-Nate-y
    Risers?
  • 01-28-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Risers?

    He used risers until he rode for Klein I think. He said he liked the feel, but he always seemed to have the shifters mounted on the bend for extra weird ergonomics.

    He also always used a skinny 1.5 or 1.75 rear tire for weight. He was never too conventional with his setups.
  • 01-28-2013
    even
    GREAT PIC!!!! Dropouts seem hand filed... however the seat collar seems different. Mistery frame....

    What was General Cycles, tho????
  • 01-28-2013
    chefmiguel
    General Bicycles was a brand started in New Jersey frames were made by Anlun, they were quite aggressive with their sponsorship in BMX and freestyle. They hit alot of price points in their line but were a bit harder to sell than the Stumpys back in the day.
  • 01-28-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    General Bicycles was a brand started in New Jersey frames were made by Anlun, they were quite aggressive with their sponsorship in BMX and freestyle. They hit alot of price points in their line but were a bit harder to sell than the Stumpys back in the day.

    Interesting marketing campaign. Hire one rider, no catalogs, no ads, no nothin! :)

    Pretty sure I've never seen a General other than Tinker's.
  • 01-28-2013
    chefmiguel
    Mtb or atb had little to no support as far as marketing but freestyle they dumped big bucks and lured big names back then. Come to think of it I dont remember a catalogue back then now that you mention it.
  • 01-29-2013
    even
    Anlen was quite a bug builder, so they might have welded the DB too...
  • 12-19-2013
    Michael Staab
    Guten Tag,

    FTW confirmed today that Tinker's General racingbike was built by Yeti. Whole bike, not only the frame. Quite interesting.

    Michael
  • 12-19-2013
    Fillet-brazed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Michael Staab View Post
    Guten Tag,

    FTW confirmed today that Tinker's General racingbike was built by Yeti. Whole bike, not only the frame. Quite interesting.

    Michael

    Good to hear from you Staabi! Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well.