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    new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer in Team colors

    Finally got the new frame back from Russ and took a couple of quickie pictures.

    Let me know what you think of this new head badge


    Down tube panel


    Fox fork with Goat heads:


    Side shot


    Now to figure out the build.

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    you've done good Jeff! thats one sick ride!

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    Wtr

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    Can you post a pic or 2 of the stem please??
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    very nice

    gotta love the matching fork.nice looking bike

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    Jeff - might be time for me to start thinking about a modern bike!

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    NIce.

    Could the badge sit closer to headtube, i.e. use thinner adhesive strip.

    I do miss the "lip" on the old badges because it defined the edge/connection, somewhat like a lug to a tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deluxe
    Jeff
    Can you post a pic or 2 of the stem please??
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    Neill "getting all nostalgic here" Currie

    I believe it's just a painted Ritchey WCS stem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I believe it's just a painted Ritchey WCS stem.
    Yeah, what he said.

    I just stuck the badge on real quick to see what it looked like. Here are the 2 badges side by side. The left is the older style that was on our Deluxe Goat and the chrome badge was usually found on the WTR and Escape Goats.


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    I think Jeff Lindsay mentioned the later head badges were brazed on and then masked off for painting.
    Last edited by Fillet-brazed; 04-12-2006 at 03:23 PM.

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    I'm confused.... do retro/ vintage/ classic mean old bike or does it just mean steel bike or what exactly?

    I'm glad to see Mountain Goat back in the game, but this is a modern bike, no?
    Is this the appropriate place to post pics and discussion about our modern steel bikes?

    This is a serious question as there seem to be a couple of different places to discuss steel hardtails in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    I'm confused.... do retro/ vintage/ classic mean old bike or does it just mean steel bike or what exactly?

    I'm glad to see Mountain Goat back in the game, but this is a modern bike, no?
    Is this the appropriate place to post pics and discussion about our modern steel bikes?

    This is a serious question as there seem to be a couple of different places to discuss steel hardtails in general.
    From Webster's:

    Main Entry: ret·ro
    Pronunciation: 're-(")trO
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: French rétro, short for rétrospectif retrospective
    : relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    From Webster's:

    Main Entry: ret·ro
    Pronunciation: 're-(")trO
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: French rétro, short for rétrospectif retrospective
    : relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned
    Cool, so this is the place to post pics of my Sycip SS or my new Retrotec...

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    Cool, so this is the place to post pics of my Sycip SS or my new Retrotec...

    I'm sure they'd probably be appreciated. There is also a custom frame builder forum under the manufacturers forums as well. It'd be a good place for modern classic speak.


    Besides...in this case, Jeff Archer and Wes Davidson are First Flight Bikes. They are the bench mark for vintage MTB here inside the United States.

    They are responsible for the largest collection of mtb's are parts as well as providing the public with a fantastic website as a resource for reference and history, not to mention taking on the reproduction of Panaracer Timbuck II tires as well as reviving Mountain Goat.

    I think...maybe we'll let him show off his new ride here.

    I would also consider Jeff and Wes to be personal friends, so I'm biased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I'm sure they'd probably be appreciated. There is also a custom frame builder forum under the manufacturers forums as well. It'd be a good place for modern classic speak.


    Besides...in this case, Jeff Archer and Wes Davidson are First Flight Bikes. They are the bench mark for vintage MTB here inside the United States.

    They are responsible for the largest collection of mtb's are parts as well as providing the public with a fantastic website as a resource for reference and history, not to mention taking on the reproduction of Panaracer Timbuck II tires as well as reviving Mountain Goat.

    I think...maybe we'll let him show off his new ride here.

    I would also consider Jeff and Wes to be personal friends, so I'm biased.
    sounds like you are introducing Jeff to a stage for big speech. you just need to end it with "and put your hands together for Jeff Archer".

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    I would also consider Jeff and Wes to be personal friends, so I'm biased. [/QUOTE]

    ER, don't get TOO carried away.


    I had thought about that prior to posting pictures here. The old roadie guys do what they call "Keepers of the Flame" (KOF) that covers stuff like Sachs, Weigle, Bayliss, Rivendell......new bikes made in the style of the old. We are using as much of the old style as we can while making it more current. I am sure everyone knows the drill. Need a new shock since the old one is blown......no 1" forks available or if you have an early 1 1/8" frame, no 63mm forks so you add an 80mm fork....goofs up the handling some, V brake only so you change the brakes........requires new levers.....levers are built in to the shifters.......new shifters and on and on. We have tried to keep as much of the spirit of the old bikes while allowing use of 80mm forks, disc brakes, paint by the original Mountain Goat painter. Basically what you would want to do to an old frame if you didn't mind cutting up a classic. Kinda like what they are doing with the old muscle cars, adding disc brakes, fuel injection, power accessories...you get the classic style with modern amenities.

    In my opinion (FWIW) a Retrotec would be great, Sycip OK (been building for 15 years and builds the Goats), new carbon Ibis (nah), but as always, it is up to individual interpretation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I think Jeff Lindsay mentioned the later head badges were brazed on and then masked off for painting.
    They were brazed but Jeff said not to do them that way especially with powder coating. It was his idea to use the emblem tape to put them on (except neater than I did this one!)

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    Nice work Jeff!
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    Gorgeous! What I wouldn't give to find a nice Goat like that...

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    Was I blowing too much smoke?

    I'll take that last part back then. They've not done anything other than swoop up vintage mtb's out from under me.
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    Nevermind. That was stupid.
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