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    Tomac's 1994 race bike

    A friend of mine owns a repair shop in Seattle and look what was brought in.
    John Tomac's 1994-95 Race bike. Owner even has his skinsuit from 94.
    I thought this was cool.
    Going to the shop tomorrow so I will get more info then.
    Until then, enjoy.
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    Be interested to see where this goes...


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    Me too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Be interested to see where this goes...
    And that means?

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    Isn't it the russian ti Raleigh? A budget ti Raleigh. Tomac rode it in (1 or 2) small races to promote the concept but that was that.
    Brakes look like dia compe 987.

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    Surely would have been on Tioga tires vs. Conti


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Surely would have been on Tioga tires vs. Conti
    Current owner could have changed them?

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    That is pretty cool. Looking forward to more pics after your visit.
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    Rumpfy probably just wants to try on the skinsuit
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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    Owner even has his skinsuit from 94.
    Vintage race jersey? = cool
    Arcticle of clothing containing a used chamois? = bordering on fettish!

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    So the bike belongs to the old owner of Pearl Izumi.
    It have been cleaned and put back together.
    I am going to the shop tomorrow and will take a bunch of photos.

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    Wow! This is what keeps me anchored here. All the drama aside, I love this stuff!

    Thanks for posting, Lawrence, and I cannot wait to see more pics and hear what the owner has to say about its history.

    That is such a cool bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
    Vintage race jersey? = cool
    Arcticle of clothing containing a used chamois? = bordering on fettish!
    EWWWWWWWWwwww You said it first your it no tap backs!!!!

    And I bet if it was Mathis, fertado, ruthie etc, you would wear it for a hat.

    Sorry GOB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbowho View Post
    EWWWWWWWWwwww You said it first your it no tap backs!!!!

    And I bet if it was Mathis, fertado, ruthie etc, you would wear it for a hat.

    Sorry GOB.
    Nooooo problem. I've always wondered who bought all the Yeti skinsuits I see on ebay.

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    Jim Carrie voice------Alllllrightythen.

    I'm a new gripshift convert, nice to see the champs bike with those. And surprising no Linear pull brakes, or V's

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    sweet

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    Great ...

    Now there's another bike I have to add to the collection ...:
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    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Cool bike, even if it is budget Russian Ti.

    Was this before JT was riding a Showa-made Tioga fork? I guess this one is a Rock Shox-made Pearl Izumi fork.

    Thanks for sharing, and yes- more photos please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    So the bike belongs to the old owner of Pearl Izumi.
    It have been cleaned and put back together.
    I am going to the shop tomorrow and will take a bunch of photos.
    i like the fact this is not about ebay..

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    i like the fact this is not about ebay..
    What do you think that bike would sell for on eBay?



    (just wanted to ruin the thread)
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    What do you think that bike would sell for on eBay?



    (just wanted to ruin the thread)
    LOL. DEpends on how much info the seller can collect on vintage forums.

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    FOr comparison. here is another '94 Tomac bike photo;
    Tomac 1994 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The recycled MIG bike in this thread has date of 4-94 scratched on it. The linked bike appears to be a different frame, either Al or Crabon frame tubes and has the tioga fork so perhaps was from later in the year after, after the forks became available?
    Pearl Izumi was a clothing sponsor of his team at the time, they probably initially were using the re-labeled rockshox even if RS was not a sponsor, thus the re-labeling and switch to tioga fork later.

    Note that V-brakes did not start to appear until around 95-96, canti's would be correct for a '94.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
    FOr comparison. here is another '94 Tomac bike photo;
    Tomac 1994 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The recycled MIG bike in this thread has date of 4-94 scratched on it. The linked bike appears to be a different frame, either Al or Crabon frame tubes and has the tioga fork so perhaps was from later in the year after, after the forks became available?
    Pearl Izumi was a clothing sponsor of his team at the time, they probably initially were using the re-labeled rockshox even if RS was not a sponsor, thus the re-labeling and switch to tioga fork later.

    Note that V-brakes did not start to appear until around 95-96, canti's would be correct for a '94.
    Rumpfy, ameybrook and others will certainly add more to this but the bike in your linked photo is the Litespeed Ti/Easton C9 Carbon tubed Raleigh he rode in most of his races.
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    Someone show me a picture of Tomac racing a bike with V-brakes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Someone show me a picture of Tomac racing a bike with V-brakes.
    About the time that Vs were coming in Tomes was using Magura hydraulic rim brakes.
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