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    Vintage Ibis Mojo (1998) color.

    Hi,

    Vintage Ibis question.

    There is a color from the 1998 Ibis Mojo called "Young Asparagus".

    Curious if anyone has tried to match that color during a restoration of an old Ibis. I am actually getting a new custom steel hardtail made, and would love to match that color on the new bike. At the time that was out, I had no money, but dreamed from afar that I would be able to buy that bike. I would love to paint my new rig that color if possible. It is a fantastically funky color. True Ibis.

    I contacted Ibis, and they had scanned a color chart but it was way off on the screen. They had no other notes or information on the color. I need something such as a Pantone number to give to the painter.

    Maybe it is lost to history, but I figured I would at least give it a try.

    Thanks for any help

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    Hi. I possibly have a frame in this colour. Can you describe it? I always thought Young Asparagus was a kind of beige colour with a hint of green in it. I believe the painter had a different name for it...

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    Yep,

    I would describe it as a beige/tan, gold, green combo. I cannot remember if it was metallic or had some sparkle to it. I found an old scanned Ibis catalogue that has the color on a bike, and it is called Young Asparagus, but it is tough to match up. Scott from Ibis also knew the color, just didn't have the recipe written down to pass on.

    I am only going to paint the bike that color if I can get it exact, otherwise it is going a simple gloss black most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Monty View Post
    Hi. I possibly have a frame in this colour. Can you describe it? I always thought Young Asparagus was a kind of beige colour with a hint of green in it. I believe the painter had a different name for it...
    Color swatches from the 1998 catalog can be found at Cyclofiend: Ibis Catalogs & Ephemera: 1998 Model Year

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    It looks like Erica Floric was the painter back then. Try tracking her down?
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    Cyclofiend: Ibis Catalogs & Ephemera: 1998 Model Year
    still think that's how a mtn bike looks best.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    I worked at a shop back then (98) and tried to order an Alibi in that color (custom order...). They were switching manufacturing to a place in the NW whose name I have forgotten. A lot of people used them. Anyway, after being delayed again and again, I managed to save even more money and ended up getting an Indy Fab... a friend ended up with an Asparagus Hakkalugi we had in the shop. I wonder where that friend is now....
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    Thanks for the link colker1
    Thats the bike. Thats the color. It gives me chills to see it.
    I have tracked down that pic before.
    I may try to track down Erica Floric somehow.
    I want the real deal color. I am afraid if I just try to match it by eye, I will be perpetually unhappy with it.

    Thanks for all the feedback guys. I already have gotten a ton more than I expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Cyclofiend: Ibis Catalogs & Ephemera: 1998 Model Year
    still think that's how a mtn bike looks best.
    Oh I love that color..
    Vintage Ibis Mojo (1998) color.-cat98-05.jpg

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    One of my fellow shop rats had that exact frame. I was rocking a Ti Dean and a Klein Mantra at the time but loved his Ibis.

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    Funny, I have been riding a Dean Colonel for a few years, just sold it to my bro and that is the $$ that is building up this new frame. Loved the DEAN. Now my bro loves the DEAN. Fantastic bikes.

    I have given up trying to get a match for the color. I think I have exhausted everything I can think of. Like I said before, I only want it exact. I think that color is gone.

    I've got a cool gloss black color scheme with a racy little color stripe on it that I am going to do instead. Should be sweet.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Looks different to the brochure, but I always thought this was young asparagus. I have never seen another to compare it with as the old steel Ibis are few and far between over here.

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    Vintage Ibis Mojo (1998) color.

    Think mine was called Butterscotch?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Vintage Ibis Mojo (1998) color.-imageuploadedbytapatalkhd1388627829.977126.jpg  


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    Quote Originally Posted by hakkalügi View Post
    Think mine was called Butterscotch?
    yours is from the 2000 line up? sweet build.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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