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    Wilderness Trail Bikes Ti Phoenix WOOT!

    Thanx to help of hollister and Rumphy, a sweet package arrived at the shop last night. First class guys.... I cannot say enough!

    Previous owner was looking to break even on this bike, which he purchased 2nd hand a couple years ago. He wasn't overly enthusiastic about jumping through any hoops. This bike could have easily slipped though my fingers, and it was only through Hollister and Eric's help that I was able to solidify the deal and bring the bike home. Again, thanx guys!

    I received an o.k. deal on the bike. Hollister packed the bike for me, and informed the bike was in o.k. condition, and that I would think that the bike was decent.

    Overall, the bike looks to have been ridden little, and received little love. It wasn't abused or left to the elements. All the cables were decent, no frayed ends, no tire dry rot, wheels were true as can be. All decals with the exception of one were near perfect. The bike was REALLY dirty though...we are talking solidified funk from a decade ago. I am not looking forward to cleaning up the components. Frame is just about respectable, minus some greasy finger prints.

    The bike came with some nice goodies. Drivetrain is M951 8 speed XTR, rapid rise. Thompson post and stem (newer stem, still has price stag stuck on it), Merlin Titanium bar, Mavic Cross-Max wheels in killer condition, early SID also in killer functional condition, minus a nice scuff in paint on one side), King headset, and a couple little WTB odds n' ends (tires, bar ends (trashed), even the brake pas were WTB).

    THE FRAME!!!! This thing rocks! I totally dig the rear drop outs and brake bosses. Overkill to the max, yet elegant. Frame weighs in at a little over 3 pounds, but seems like it take on anything. Damn, I wish this thing was in my size. It really is perfect.


    PIX incoming.

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    Pix!

    The purple Murray road bike IS NOT for sale. Sorry.
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    Not vintage enough for this forum.............


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    Beautiful. Great pick up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki
    Not vintage enough for this forum.............


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    this seems like deja vu?

    nice pickup.

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    Hey Mojo_matic,

    You said that you wished that the bike actually fit ya. I know wtb's are really low slung bikes. what size is that frame? Looks great btw...

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    I'd be a tad MORE jealous if the frame was a bit larger

    That is NicE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer
    Hey Mojo_matic,

    You said that you wished that the bike actually fit ya. I know wtb's are really low slung bikes. what size is that frame? Looks great btw...
    Yep, she is low slung alright. Measures out to be 18-19" frame, effective. Still a bit small for my 6'4" build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    this seems like deja vu?
    what the...???

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    Wish I had problems that beautiful

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    What diameter is that seatpost? Looks thicker than the head tube!

    Nice frame!

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    very nice indeed.

    picked up something similar recently....

    right size though....

    ...finally found a nice reason to go singlespeed

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    Decent deal + not right size = strip & flip ?
    bikes, guns, dogs....perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by azjeff
    Decent deal + not right size = strip & flip ?
    Strip, yes. I wouldn't exactly say flip. I have received a few surprising cash offers, but chose to find something comparable in my size via. barter here.... just didn't seem right to sell outright due to help from VRC community. As it turns out, the WTB will stay right here within the MTBR VRC community, and I am bringing home a killer frame in my size! I am a very happy boy, and the other party should be equally thrilled! Cheers!

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    Nice looking ride!

    I met a guy at Pedro's fest in 2006 that was riding a Ti Phoenix singlespeed w/ horizontal dropouts. He said it was one of only two made (as singlespeeds) or something crazy like that.

    I might have sold a kidney for that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo_matic
    Strip, yes. I wouldn't exactly say flip. I have received a few surprising cash offers, but chose to find something comparable in my size via. barter here.... just didn't seem right to sell outright due to help from VRC community. As it turns out, the WTB will stay right here within the MTBR VRC community, and I am bringing home a killer frame in my size! I am a very happy boy, and the other party should be equally thrilled! Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigosky View Post
    Nice looking ride!

    I met a guy at Pedro's fest in 2006 that was riding a Ti Phoenix singlespeed w/ horizontal dropouts. He said it was one of only two made (as singlespeeds) or something crazy like that.

    I might have sold a kidney for that bike.
    Yeah buddy! Not sure who you are, but that was me you met at Pedro's. The bike hasn't been ridden since that weekend or near after in 2006 (I got a new ride). So...after having it hanging on my wall as a piece of art for all these years, the frame is for now sale! (Writing this on 4/28/16). Not sure about accepting a kidney as payment, but if you are interested, or anyone out there reading this is, hit me up. It is one of the first two Phoenix's Steve Potts made, using Koski horizontal dropouts (although w/derailleur hanger), all materials Ti. The idea was to set up the frame up to be either single speed or geared. It is beautiful, in excellent condition. Don't have the dimensions by memory as I'm writing this, but I am 5'9", and it is ideal for me or someone an inch or two shorter or taller than me. Not enthusiastic to let it go, but I need to get rid of possessions. It is a piece of history aside from its artistic allure. The motivation for Steve to build the two frames was that an employee of his at the time had Leukemia, and as a kind gesture and wish for him to get well, Steve made one for him, and at his request, made another for me so that someday when he got healthy he and I would ride together again like Batman and Robin, as we always referred to each other. Unfortunately, I was Robin. Tim was a large guy and I am not. But most unfortunately, Tim did not prevail in his fight with Leukemia, and we were never really able to have those rides on Tam. We all miss him so much, he was a beautiful soul. I should also hail up Steve Potts for being such an empathetic, caring person. Aside from the frame builds, Steve did so much more for supporting Tim through his struggle that he should have been considered for a Noble Prize. Well, I said a lot, perhaps too much, but there it all is. Incredible Phoenix Titanium frame is now looking for a good home that can respect its history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigosky View Post
    Nice looking ride!

    I met a guy at Pedro's fest in 2006 that was riding a Ti Phoenix singlespeed w/ horizontal dropouts. He said it was one of only two made (as singlespeeds) or something crazy like that.

    I might have sold a kidney for that bike.
    Yeah buddy! Not sure who you are, but that was me you met at Pedro's. The bike hasn't been ridden since that weekend or near after in 2006 (I got a new ride). So...after having it hanging on my wall as a piece of art for all these years, the frame is for now sale! (Writing this on 4/28/16). Not sure about accepting a kidney as payment, but if you are interested, or anyone out there reading this is, hit me up. It is one of the first two Phoenix's Steve Potts made, using Koski horizontal dropouts (although w/derailleur hanger), all materials Ti. The idea was to set up the frame up to be either single speed or geared. It is beautiful, in excellent condition. Don't have the dimensions by memory as I'm writing this, but I am 5'9", and it is ideal for me or someone an inch or two shorter or taller than me. Not enthusiastic to let it go, but I need to get rid of possessions. It is a piece of history aside from its artistic allure. The motivation for Steve to build the two frames was that an employee of his at the time had Leukemia, and as a kind gesture and wish for him to get well, Steve made one for him, and at his request, made another for me so that someday when he got healthy he and I would ride together again like Batman and Robin, as we always referred to each other. Unfortunately, I was Robin. Tim was a large guy and I am not. But most unfortunately, Tim did not prevail in his fight with Leukemia, and we were never really able to have those rides on Tam. We all miss him so much, he was a beautiful soul. I should also hail up Steve Potts for being such an empathetic, caring person. Aside from the frame builds, Steve did so much more for supporting Tim through his struggle that he should have been considered for a Noble Prize. Well, I said a lot, perhaps too much, but there it all is. Incredible Phoenix Titanium frame is now looking for a good home that can respect its history.

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    Dibs. : )




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    Dang!

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