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    Official Ibis Picture Thread

    Picture Thread starter which was suggested by another forum member.

    Good stuff, Ibis is. Favs are the Scorcher and the Ti Mojo. The two Ti frames I've been looking for are the Fat and Ibis. I found an Ibis first. My Ti Mojo follows, next post.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibis_(bicycles)
    http://www.chuckibis.com/
    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/ibis.htm
    Complete my:
    Klein Attitude XS collection: 91, 92

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    96 Ibis Ti Mojo, small

    (This was originally posted at Retrobike. I'm in the process of modifying the build though)

    Nicely crafted titanium frame acquired from an original owner. The detailing and build of these frames is quite impressive. I'm not 100% sure of the year, but it could also be a 97.

    I went for a silver/gray-biased build for the components, de-NIB'ing quite a few parts. I'll likely swap the DKG for a silver version once I find one.

    The Mag-21 SL has the classic paint loss problem but I like the patina it gives to the bike.

    The Magic Motorcycle crankset was a no-brainer, once-in-a-lifetime purchase. This is the second version with a low 1x serial. Beautifully detailed.

    { spec }
    Frame: 96 Ibis Ti Mojo, small
    Fork: Rock Shox Mag-21 SL, 1"
    Headset: Chris King 1" threadless w/reducer
    Hubset: XTR M900
    Rims: Mavic 231
    Skewers: Cook Brothers
    Tires: Ritchey Megabite
    Stem: Ibis Ti, modified-polish
    Handlebars: AC Ti
    Grips: ODI
    Brake levers: Machine Tech
    Shifters: Suntour XC
    Brakes F+R: Machine Tech Zero-Flex
    Brakes straddle: Machine Tech
    Derailleur F: Proshift
    Derailleur R: Proshift
    Crankset: Magic Motorcycle ver. 2
    Bottom Bracket: Coda Magic for 73mm
    Cogset: Tioga Ti
    Chain: Shimano 7401
    Pedals: Suntour Superbe Track
    Saddle: Flite Ti perforated
    Seatpost: Ritchey Force
    Seat collar: DKG
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    Complete my:
    Klein Attitude XS collection: 91, 92

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    Here's mine, bought new in 1995. XT/XTR build.


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    Quote Originally Posted by holden
    (This was originally posted at Retrobike. I'm in the process of modifying the build though)

    Nicely crafted titanium frame acquired from an original owner. The detailing and build of these frames is quite impressive. I'm not 100% sure of the year, but it could also be a 97.

    I went for a silver/gray-biased build for the components, de-NIB'ing quite a few parts. I'll likely swap the DKG for a silver version once I find one.

    The Mag-21 SL has the classic paint loss problem but I like the patina it gives to the bike.

    The Magic Motorcycle crankset was a no-brainer, once-in-a-lifetime purchase. This is the second version with a low 1x serial. Beautifully detailed.

    { spec }
    Frame: 96 Ibis Ti Mojo, small
    Fork: Rock Shox Mag-21 SL, 1"
    Headset: Chris King 1" threadless w/reducer
    Hubset: XTR M900
    Rims: Mavic 231
    Skewers: Cook Brothers
    Tires: Ritchey Megabite
    Stem: Ibis Ti, modified-polish
    Handlebars: AC Ti
    Grips: ODI
    Brake levers: Machine Tech
    Shifters: Suntour XC
    Brakes F+R: Machine Tech Zero-Flex
    Brakes straddle: Machine Tech
    Derailleur F: Proshift
    Derailleur R: Proshift
    Crankset: Magic Motorcycle ver. 2
    Bottom Bracket: Coda Magic for 73mm
    Cogset: Tioga Ti
    Chain: Shimano 7401
    Pedals: Suntour Superbe Track
    Saddle: Flite Ti perforated
    Seatpost: Ritchey Force
    Seat collar: DKG
    Whoa! Now that is about as eclectic a parts mix as I've ever seen.

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    1997 Ibis Alibi

    1997 Ibis Alibi with RS Judy SLs, Hershey cranks, WTB wheelset, LP Composite bar and Caramba stem, Suntour XC Pro post - the most compliant aluminium frame I ever rode...

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    i need new pics. now it has a 950 xtr cranks, turbo saddle and kore silver stem.
    bought new in 00.
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    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Colker - I really like your flooring. Bike looks good too.

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    Well, mine is the oldest so far, but probably owned for the shortest amount of time by the current owner. Not sure of the year, Scot Nicol said maybe 1990, but based on the serial number of one of the bikes on First Flight's website I would say more likely 1991 or even 1992.

    The bike is a size too small but rides great. The post may look really jacked up but it is actually only 1/2 inch higher than the post on my other bikes.

    It is what I would call a 10 footer in that if you get real close it shows its battle scars but from far away it looks nice.

    You seen this picture before. The post has since been replaced with a silver Thomson and the bar will soon be replaced with a flat bar. Eventually a rigid fork as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Colker - I really like your flooring. Bike looks good too.

    thanks. it's an "old", late 60s house and the detailing is fantastic. vintage baby...
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Well, mine is the oldest so far, but probably owned for the shortest amount of time by the current owner. Not sure of the year, Scot Nicol said maybe 1990, but based on the serial number of one of the bikes on First Flight's website I would say more likely 1991 or even 1992.
    The banner style decal began in 1993. Repaint?

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    1991 SS in Team Livery






















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    Alloy Mavic skewers - a sure sign of good taste!

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    Nice. Did you change some stuff around on the SS? Different saddle and post?

    Whats the story on the serial numbered RD?

    I need some of those RM-3 bars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkawasaki
    1997 Ibis Alibi with RS Judy SLs, Hershey cranks, WTB wheelset, LP Composite bar and Caramba stem, Suntour XC Pro post - the most compliant aluminium frame I ever rode...

    Mr K

    Those are great frames. I had one 10-11 years ago and really liked it. Very solid and confidence inspiring handling. I liked the machining on the front of the chainstays. We need a picture of that. I'll see if I can dig up a picture of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Nice. Did you change some stuff around on the SS? Different saddle and post?

    Whats the story on the serial numbered RD?

    I need some of those RM-3 bars...
    I did change the post and seat, but you've got to have a freaky weird eye for details to notice. The previous post was also an IRD, but the step is closer to the clamp area. The seat on there now is a gray perforated Specialized Pro Long. Previously, the seat was a smooth black leather Specialized Pro Long.

    The R/D was a custom Shimano made short cage for team riders. The silver guard keeping the chain on the tension pulley is riveted on.

    You missed the special washers under the nut on the rear brake, though.

    RM-3 bars...hmmm.

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    I had one for a very short while. I believe Monkey Wrench has it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I had one for a very short while. I believe Monkey Wrench has it now.


    I dont beleive you. I think you stole that picture from Stan.

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    I've got one in restoration, will post pictures as soon as Scot Nicol sends me decals. I guess he's a busy guy, been waiting for six weeks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    The serial number is 1743. The 91 on first flight is 1101 and the 92 is 1586. Scot said likely mine is 1990, but I found those serial numbers after the fact and guess thinking about it right now mine must be 92 or later. So the decals are correct then, huh?

    It has clearly been crudely touched up (spray paint) in places and in other places the paint looks excellent. Unfortunately a previous owner took a body hammer to the right stay to increase chainring clearance other than that the frame is A-OK.

    By this point the SS was a US made frame, thought still entry level Ibis, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    The serial number is 1743. The 91 on first flight is 1101 and the 92 is 1586. Scot said likely mine is 1990, but I found those serial numbers after the fact and guess thinking about it right now mine must be 92 or later. So the decals are correct then, huh?
    Well, Scot's got the little black book of frame numbers, but 1743 would seem to indicate 1993 to me if FFB's got a #1101 from '91 and a #1586 from '92. Mine is #1108 and I bought it in '91. The year of your decals would seem to match the serial number.


    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    By this point the SS was a US made frame, thought still entry level Ibis, correct?
    Not necessarily. I believe the Avion marque was discontinued after the 1990 model year. In '90, they had Avion (Japanese production made), Avion SS (Sebastopol made) and Custom. In '91, there was just the SS and maybe still the custom. I wouldn't necessarily use the term "entry level" but Ibis' base model. It was possible to also get a custom SS, which is what mine is. I requested a 24" top tube on the 20" frame size, rollercam bosses on the C/S, and the brazed-on seat binder. I reamed out the bb shell and installed pressed in the bearings.

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    I think Scot probably has bigger things to worry about than what some punk ass with an old SS wants to know about his frame. I was just tickled he responded at all.

    Yeah, entry level was kind of a crude choice of words. Kind of sounds cheap, especially considering there was only about $100 difference between the SS and the Mojo.

    So would you guess a 92/93 SS is Japanese or Sebastopol/US made? From reading the 90(?) brochure the Avian was Japanese and finished in their shop but the Avian SS was made at their shop. And the 92 brochure doesn't seem to suggest either way. Frankly it really doesn't matter much as the finish is still outstanding whether Japanese or US made.

    Your SS is outstanding by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I dont beleive you. I think you stole that picture from Stan.


    ER, why did you get rid of it?
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    I reamed out the bb shell and installed pressed in the bearings.
    why? i thought threaded was an improvement. not necessarily?
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I dont beleive you. I think you stole that picture from Stan.

    I stole the picture from the seller actually...
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