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    Mountain Goat Trench Goat

    Hello people

    This is the Mountain Goat Trench Goat I acquired recently. The pictures show the bike how I collected it.

    I like the bike a lot. You will know the Trench Goat is the Japanese built Mountain Goat variation. It resembles a lot if not all with the US-built Escape Goat frame.

    - Ride All Day geometry
    - headtube reinforcement collars
    - fillet-brazing to reinforce headtube intersections
    - Tange tubing
    - seattube reinforcement collar with Hite-Rite tab and Mountain Goat heads brazed on
    - prepared for racks

    All there. It looks like Mountain Goat were very serious about creating a convincing Mountain Goat. They did their (outsourcing) job accurately. It is very unlike for example the 'Team Chance' (a Fat Chance inspired bicycle by the Canadian importer that didn't look like a FAT at all).

    What is not like with the Escape Goat is that the Trench Goat was available as complete bike only, came in less sizing variations and was available with only paint scheme option: a distinctive salmon base with white splitter-splatter on one side and yellow on the other. Very nice imo.

    Two years long the Trench Goat was carried in the Mountain Goat line up. I don't know why it was discontinued. Does anyone?

    What I do know is that from than on it looks like that Mountain Goat steers away from sourcing abroad:
    - in catalogs and ads there are explicit mentions of that all Mountain Goat frames are US/California-built
    - Mountain Goat offers an 'American Pick' component selection
    - in 1994 Mountain Goat opens a production shop that aims to keep series frame production in US (Altitude)

    From this perspective it makes Mountain Goat's attempt with Japanese production, this Trench Goat, extra interesting. Anyway, I do like it a lot and I am sure I will be enjoying this Goat a lot the upcoming many years. I hope you like too.

    Driveside:



    Non-driveside:





    U.S.A. Designed:



    There is also black splitter-splitter:

    CU @ OWMTBC 2010

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    I dig it.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    great colour scheme, is it the camera or is the drive side orange and the non drive side more pinkish, or is it just me and my eyes

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    Love the paint!

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    why not rebuild it to spec?
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by magas View Post
    great colour scheme, is it the camera or is the drive side orange and the non drive side more pinkish, or is it just me and my eyes
    I bet its an optical illusion. The spatter colors are making the base appear different.

    I love that bike very nice.

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    Thank you for the kind words.

    It is indeed the case that the frame's paintscheme shows two sides: the salmon base has white splitter-splatter on the non-driveside and yellow on the driveside. This gives the effect you see.

    Pictures show the bike right after collection. With this photoshoot I also took pics of the individual modernish parts and they are up for sale now. I do not know yet to what spec I will rebuild the Goat. I could go for catalog spec, but I don't think I will focus on that. Perhaps the XT cranks and Cook QR's will make their return.
    CU @ OWMTBC 2010

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    Here is ours:




    MOMBAT: 1988 Mountain Goat Trench Goat

    I think the parts are mostly stock although we did have a second one with a full XT build kit on it. Might have been two versions?

    Catalog page:

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    Thank you very much for sharing your nice example Jeff.

    Interesting is that it looks like that your frame uses an (almost) equal lenght headtube, despite it is a larger size. With your frame the toptube looks level, while with my frame it is more slooping. Mine is a 19".
    CU @ OWMTBC 2010

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    Aren't enough Mountain Goats in the world! Congratulations on a great pick up. I really like paints that are different from one side to the other. A candy striped Ibis comes to mind.

    Congrats again!

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    Ok, got it with the paint scheme - looking forward the final build

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