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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 ?
    something's missing..

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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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    something's missing..

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