Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Keep it funky?

  1. #1
    Is dang happy!
    Reputation: Mr. Doom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Keep it funky?

    Wondering if I should keep building this up with my assorted collection of parts that I have accumulated over 23 years of MTBing or try to source more original era components.

    I may be getting a immaculate/stock 1985 Ritchey MTB so having another retro bike is not too important to me.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	oooooo.JPG 
Views:	429 
Size:	123.5 KB 
ID:	833967

    That is a mint, (folding) ground control on the floor I could start with.
    The wheel is a extension of the foot

  2. #2
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Close up pic of the stem please.


  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: tductape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    I dig the carnival look! If that paint looks as nice up close as far away it's a real gem! By all means keep it era correct, but thats just me.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: yo-Nate-y's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Not every day you see a rainbow fade Ibis. That looks sweet. At the very least, I'd ditch the colored tires....
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this:

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fillet-brazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Great bike.

    Personally I would build it up period correct... but whatever makes you happy.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Your Ibis have the baseball logo with the 4 digit SN like mine? Man, your ride looks nice.

    As for that Ground Control "S" , I wouldn't use it since they usually lasted one week of riding at best!

    I would go back to circa 89 or so for the original stuff and put it on. Probably the only area I would compromise would be for V-brakes if it's going to be rode on a real basis. Those damn XT canti's in either the 87-89 version or the low profile versions after that just don't work as well in my opinion, and I didn't switch to V-brakes from canti's until late 2007, seriously.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Nice bike, but judging by the seatpost extension and the stem rise/length, I'd start with a frame that actually fit you.

Similar Threads

  1. FUNKY Wheel builds
    By robtre in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-01-2013, 02:26 AM
  2. The official Funky Bar thread
    By Cloxxki in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 131
    Last Post: 03-12-2012, 09:03 AM
  3. Funky Buddha to distribute in 2012
    By JFryauff in forum Beer Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-30-2011, 02:56 PM
  4. Simple funky front derailleur routing
    By Jaybo in forum Turner
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-23-2011, 01:14 PM
  5. Reccomend me a NON funky drop bar.
    By Johnny K in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 06-21-2011, 09:47 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.