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    What happened to mombat?

    Mombat.org is "404 Not Found"

    Anyone know what is going on?
    Get out of the gutter and onto the mountain top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    Mombat.org is "404 Not Found"

    Anyone know what is going on?
    Jeff died last year. Maybe his family isn't able to continue with the site.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    I emailed Wes at FFB a couple of days ago after I first noticed mombat was down. He said that their web hosting company went out of business and without notice took down every site they hosted including: mombat, ffb, and mt goat. Hopefully they have a backup copy of the site and get back online soon!

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    Not good, not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Not good, not good.
    Makes me realize that I should make a backup copy of my web sites.
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    What happened to mombat?

    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    I emailed Wes at FFB a couple of days ago after I first noticed mombat was down. He said that their web hosting company went out of business and without notice took down every site they hosted including: mombat, ffb, and mt goat. Hopefully they have a backup copy of the site and get back online soon!
    Thanks for this update.

    And now I have a timeline question. I was double checking when Smokes came out?

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    I think 1992 (maybe a year earlier).

    I bought a KHS in '93 that had the Smoke/Dart combo. The Dart came out after the Smoke, so the Smoke has to be at least a year earlier.


    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Thanks for this update.

    And now I have a timeline question. I was double checking when Smokes came out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    I think 1992 (maybe a year earlier).

    I bought a KHS in '93 that had the Smoke/Dart combo. The Dart came out after the Smoke, so the Smoke has to be at least a year earlier.
    Yay. Perfect. Thanks.

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    that would be a bummer if Mombat info is gone forever...

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    Crap, not good one bit. That stupid pink '85 Stumpy Team is one of my faves to drool over, I guess that can be kissed goodbye now.

    I was meaning to post the Goat water bottle and two Goat shirts I bought from Jeff years back after his passing, what a horrible thread to have to even begin with.

    As for Smokes, pretty sure it was either late 90 or 91 when those came out. Couldn't stand that Dart and still can't. Just last week I was thinking about Tomac riding the Farmer John's, how in the world did that guy make the bike stay upright with those things?!
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicrown junkie View Post
    Crap, not good one bit. That stupid pink '85 Stumpy Team is one of my faves to drool over, I guess that can be kissed goodbye now.

    I was meaning to post the Goat water bottle and two Goat shirts I bought from Jeff years back after his passing, what a horrible thread to have to even begin with.

    As for Smokes, pretty sure it was either late 90 or 91 when those came out. Couldn't stand that Dart and still can't. Just last week I was thinking about Tomac riding the Farmer John's, how in the world did that guy make the bike stay upright with those things?!
    Here's your pink Stumpy: https://web.archive.org/web/20160908...mper_Team.html

    WaybackMachine on Archive.org has snapshots of the entire Mombat website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Here's your pink Stumpy: https://web.archive.org/web/20160908...mper_Team.html

    WaybackMachine on Archive.org has snapshots of the entire Mombat website.
    I love those guys. They did a story on them on NPR and they have been really busy since late last year. They are storing copies in other countries since obviously, one copy/one location is risky.

    You can donate to them. Eh hem.

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    Hi, does someone has new information about the case. Thanks!

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    What happened to mombat?

    I think it's still in flux. fingers crossed. I've referred to it a lot over the years and I'm so grateful for all the time, effort, and money Jeff and timbercomp spent to give us MOMBAT and FFB.

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    Thanks GOB! Is there anything we can do to help? (new Server, whatsoever)...

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    It's going to need to be rebuilt, and that's not going to happen any time soon. It's not in a format that can just be posted back up.

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    Ok, so I assume that the content has to be rebuild from the archive.org snapshots? If so and of course if wished couldn't we just gather some people (here, on retrobike & mtb-news) with the proper knowledge in order to share the work and bring mombat back online?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by caemis View Post
    Ok, so I assume that the content has to be rebuild from the archive.org snapshots? If so and of course if wished couldn't we just gather some people (here, on retrobike & mtb-news) with the proper knowledge in order to share the work and bring mombat back online?
    Cheers
    Any status on Mombat.org coming back online?
    Klunk on............

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    First Flight bikes has a working link to monbat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow86gn View Post
    First Flight bikes has a working link to monbat
    That's a negative
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    There is a lot of mirrored content here:

    https://www.oldschoolracing.ch/mountainbike/
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    https://web.archive.org/web/20160301...rg/Shimano.htm

    Went looking for the shimano timeline. Found it archived
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackies Pasture View Post
    There is a lot of mirrored content here:

    https://www.oldschoolracing.ch/mountainbike/
    not in english???
    Klunk on............

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