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    The Official John Grafton Photo Thread

    Who's got them? Post them up. Let's see those fine, rare parts.

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    Nice!

    SC's mounted to a Tioga Showa fork on a 1 of 60 (aprox) Tomac Sig.





    Two finger levers and black mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Official John Grafton Photo Thread
    Looking for a picture of John...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Looking for a picture of John...
    Pony up, picture collector!

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    heres a couple

    Grafton on the Fat SAB.
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    By The Pound

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    A big ole box of em seems to take away from the rareness of them.

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    Tell me that box is not just sitting in your house!

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    I am really getting the sense that cyclist are hoarders. Not that there is any thing wrong with that, I am probably saying that out of jealousy from some of the other pics that have been posted on the vintage forum.
    I use to be lean & mean... Now I'm just an a$$hole!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    A big ole box of em seems to take away from the rareness of them.
    DC gets cynical when we're not making a fuss over his work.
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    That's sad. They should be on bikes. Send them back to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    That's sad. They should be on bikes. Send them back to me.

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    2nd'ed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    Grafton on the Fat SAB.
    LOve those cranks!
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    That's sad. They should be on bikes. Send them back to me.

    JG:
    The man has spoken. His address is in the other thread,

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    That's sad. They should be on bikes. Send them back to me.

    JG:
    Believe me, I've tried to make it happen, but it's out of my hands.

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    haha. Componets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    That's sad. They should be on bikes. Send them back to me.

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    now this is sooo classic.

    Great products John...Thanks.

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    rumpfy, what bike is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    That's sad. They should be on bikes. Send them back to me.

    JG:
    this is my general response whenever i see piles of hoarded vintage bits. redistribute the wealth and/or get them on bikes. sad to see nice hardware gathering dust in boxes or sitting in display cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Believe me, I've tried to make it happen, but it's out of my hands.
    Ha! Too late to disavow the picture now. Probably should have mentioned you lifted the photo before you got called out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xy9ine View Post
    this is my general response whenever i see piles of hoarded vintage bits. redistribute the wealth and/or get them on bikes. sad to see nice hardware gathering dust in boxes or sitting in display cases.

    How is that any different than all the nice parts hanging on bikes that don't get ridden?

    Steve

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    bikes that dont get riddin, what kinda nonsense is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Nice!

    SC's mounted to a Tioga Showa fork on a 1 of 60 (aprox) Tomac Sig.





    Two finger levers and black mags.

    I'm bummed, I don't even have any mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    I'm bummed, I don't even have any mags.
    JG
    Get them from Martin! He must have loads of them.

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    Instructions

    Assembly instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by burritoguru View Post
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    That's old. Before I moved to Durango.

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    Hey John,
    Why not do a short run of brakes, say 500 sets. Minty fresh ones are selling for a lot on the bay. Make em, saturate the market and then take a little vacation on an island off the coast of Belize for a while. When cash wanes, come back later and do the same with your cranks.
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    On a serious note, what is the story with all this half there Grafton stuff selling on the bay currently? Say the 25 different drive side only cranks in every color perceived. I have heard different rumors but am curious what you say?
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    On a serious note, what is the story with all this half there Grafton stuff selling on the bay currently? Say the 25 different drive side only cranks in every color perceived. I have heard different rumors but am curious what you say?
    When I moved back to So Cal I only had so much room. Left a lot of stuff in a storage unit. Then forgot about it. Brought most of the good stuff with me. Someone got a lot of things, storage shelves, tools, bike parts, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    When I moved back to So Cal I only had so much room. Left a lot of stuff in a storage unit. Then forgot about it. Brought most of the good stuff with me. Someone got a lot of things, storage shelves, tools, bike parts, etc.

    JG
    Pretty sure moondog142 on eBay has it all.

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    Borrowed picture but....it's sweet!
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    That threatens my delicate sensibilities.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    1991 Grafton Performance Commercial

    John sent me the link to this. Super rad!

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    Awesome!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Ahhh...

    I can't read this forum. Makes me smile. I've got a pair of Mag-lites on my cross bike and another pair in the parts bin. The joystix were awesome cranks. Loved the look. I remember seeing a pair of Grafton clipless pedals in a shop in SF in the early 1990's and drooled on the case.

    Good stuff.

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    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
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    Love the jersey!
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    The Official John Grafton Photo Thread-grafton-blue.jpg

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    ahhh....smells like the 1990s! Good stuff.

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    Grafton's not dead, just running out of parts, thanks to all you retro hooligans.

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    John you made the bed buddy. Hope you are well. Let me know when you get ready to sell that Halloween-clad whiskey goat!

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    Hi! I am new to that community and there can't be a better first post than sharing photos of Grafton parts. Here are my NOS NIB speed traps titanium MTB pedals. Enjoy!

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    Itís remarkable how close the weight of both pedals is. Even todays production methods could not ensure that easily.

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    Black:



    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting View Post
    Cool Only cleats for the speed traps, fat finger and stop cable hangers are missing. Otherwise the grafton collection would be complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espress0 View Post
    Cool fat finger and stop cable hangers are missing
    Any color In particular?


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    Thats really cool! Looks like you are a real Grafton lover!!!

    I have them in pruple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espress0 View Post
    Only cleats for the speed traps, Otherwise the grafton collection would be complete.

    Can't have pedals without cleats!!! : )


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    So you are complete

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    Lucky! You have more parts than I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    Lucky! You have more parts than I do.
    Haha, Yea, that's what I get for being a packrat!
    I've had them since you sent them out to me at Park Cyclery in SF a long time ago.

    I'll have to take a picture of my black parts gruppo too.
    Still playing the slide guitar?

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    Just getting ready to play right now. My Stratocaster so I can blow out my neighbors. Are you missing the wear tabs for the rear of the cleats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    Just getting ready to play right now. My Stratocaster so I can blow out my neighbors. Are you missing the wear tabs for the rear of the cleats?
    Hahah!! Give 'em a blast for me : )

    I think I have a few sets of the wear tabs left. Save 'em for a rainy day.
    Thanks for the killer parts man!!

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    You are very welcome and thank you and everybody else for keeping my old parts alive. Need to win the lotto so I can make a few more. I'm running out of what little inventory I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    Need to win the lotto so I can make a few more.
    Gotta think there are more than a couple German or Swiss guys out there with deep pockets that would bankroll a production run.
    Those Euros aren't shy about spending on "vintage" bling.

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    Working on getting pricing on a few items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    a couple German or Swiss guys out there
    Seen a few extra shifter perches floating around lately?

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    I still have a few left, only green and polished.

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    Impressive, to say the least.
    Technology dragass

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    Quote Originally Posted by crconsulting View Post
    Can't have pedals without cleats!!! : )

    And I was feeling a little giddy finding this well used pair at the swap meet today:

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    Some Grafton parts for my current Klein builds.

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    Nothing for sale. Please don't ask.

    Only thing I would swap are the Grafton fat finger and stop hangers for 2 turquoise or black fat finger hangers.

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    The Official John Grafton Photo Thread-p1000937.jpgThe Official John Grafton Photo Thread-p1000934.jpg

    Big hello John, the last time I saw you was the Anaheim Convention Center Aug. ..1997. Interbike was held there last time. We talked about 10 years ago, you sent me 5 set of clips for the pedals.
    I purchased a hat ( which I wear ever bike ride since 1997 ) Ti bottom bracket and TI PEDALS (1995) Excelerator. Which broke 2 years ago.
    That what I wish you would put back on the assembly line.
    BIKE WORLD NEEDS INNOVATORS LIKE YOURSELF !!!!
    thanks for everything.

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    Hey jsteach, What broke on your pedals? I might have some spare parts. Wish I would have kept one of those hats for myself. I miss doing the trades. Good times.
    Thank you,
    John Grafton

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    After 12,000 miles you would have thought it would last longer. LOL
    Attachment 875003

    Pin came out and could use 8 rubbers.

    I have been looking for someone to duplicated the hat/ every where I go
    I have to tell um It 27 years old. Big John your hats better
    than your pedals.
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    You need the pin and rubbers, that's all?

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    Winning lottery ticket would be nice. Were you able to find the tooling for the cleats? John if you tell me what kind of rubber it is I can probably go to Granger and get it. also the pin., probably can find it if I Iknew the dimensions or what it is made of
    .thanks again John

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    Let me check and will get back to you. No luck on cleats yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espress0 View Post
    Nothing for sale. Please don't ask.
    breath of fresh air!

    and...again...I want to reiterate how awesome it is that John Grafton is here.

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    The girl rules! I have stickers to send to all. I think I still have your address. T-shirts coming soon. Will keep in touch. Love you all and thank you. All you guy's and girls make my day.

    John Grafton

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    Right on!
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    Just a few more shots of amazingly beatiful parts John enriched our life with:

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    Thanks again John for rebuilding the speed traps!

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    Hope they are to your liking. You're pictures make my parts look really good. thank you,

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