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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Sexy.



    Fitfinder stem peeking out?




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    Just to give an idea for where I'm headed with this
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Just to give an idea for where I'm headed with this


    It looks awesome so far....looking forward to seeing progress and completion.




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    Wow! I never knew that there was a such a devoted following to the ol' steed that I've loved for 20 years. I built mine as a sort of graduation present to myself after high school. It was 1996 and a friend sold me his Med Phoenix as he made the move to the new Ibis Bow-Ti. I worked at REI at the time and tried to outfit the bike as well as I could for how little I had as an 18yo guy with a taste for the finer things. The bike is still built up almost exactly as I did it then, only having changed out the brakes and levers (I do miss the Kooka Racha levers, but the Avid Tri-Aligns not so much) and pedals as my OG Onzas finally gave up and I got some Times.

    The build centered around that beautiful frame and oversize Synchro seatpost. I used a Manitou EFC front fork that I converted to coil springs and a 1' threaded steerer. Headset was the same Shimano 600 road unit that the PO had run. Drivetrain is a mix of XTR shift pods, XTR front and XT rear deralliers, and XT BB. Wheels carried over from my previous Barracuda: handbuilt Pauls F-Hub w/ Bontrager BCX-1 front and a re-flanged 36 hole Bullseye freewheel hub with an 8spd FW and BCX-2, and Salsa QRs FnR. Bar was also a carryover, my first WTB part, their old Ti flat bar w/ the plastic "bulge" spacer in the middle, Precision Billet Pro-Shift levers and Bontrager bar ends. my 23 yo Flite saddle rounds it out. This pic is with an old set of Ritchey speedmaxes, but I have since gone back to a full MTB tire with some NOS WTB Velociraptors.

    Enjoy! I still do, but I really need to update the drivetrain.





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    Awesome! Thanks for sharing the bike and backstory.
    Looking for/WTB : Grove Innovations Assault Fork, Grove Innovation Hammerhead Stem or Hothead Bar Stem

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    What a beautiful bike.
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    The new stem for my Phoenix is ready for shipping.

    The WTB Phoenix Thread-2033902-pr8u3lgghb1x-13686508_10206485970328156_1065439562255707504_n-medium.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    The new stem for my Phoenix is ready for shipping.

    Nice! Who did the work?
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    Eric Estlund at Winter Bicycles. Had another stem and a fork made too. He knows his fillets.

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    What a bike, but I've sold it
    The WTB Phoenix Thread-1675311-a08ecj3nfmjk-img_0876-large-2.jpg

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    Always a good thread to revive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Getting there

    Hey Hollister, I didn't see this one at the VRC ride a couple weeks ago, is this one all ready to fly out of the gate? Where's this one headed, already spoken for? Not that I could afford it....booo-hooo.

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    I know Ibis would bend the brake levers to match the angle of hbars.. Is it doable?
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    Hey Hollister, I didn't see this one at the VRC ride a couple weeks ago, is this one all ready to fly out of the gate? Where's this one headed, already spoken for? Not that I could afford it....booo-hooo.
    Took H long enough to land one, I doubt it's going anywhere ever except the trailhead.
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    That makes sense, seems like it's got all the WTB bells and whistles, Hollister I'm sure I'm not alone here, but a few pics of the finished product would be nice and envy inducing...

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    Not finished yet. A few of the placeholders since this pic have been fixed, a few more to go


    Please forgive the phoeni pics..
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Is the stem coming from Potts?
    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Not finished yet. A few of the placeholders since this pic have been fixed, a few more to go


    Please forgive the phoeni pics..
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Is the stem coming from Potts?
    No one has been able to convince him to start makin' those again.
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    Reviving this most important thread with a project in progress

    The WTB Phoenix Thread-2201441-q1k48orchig5-0ed437de781520b5088b8f572e16dca1-large.jpg

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    My favorite color!
    Looking forward to seeing progress at more than a glacier's pace ...
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Looking forward to seeing progress at more than a glacier's pace ...
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    soooooo....how is the gossamer Klein coming along?

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    Lolz!
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    Headed to a new home shortly
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    Pretty sure this bike has it's own thread, but here it is in the Phoenix thread.

    My 1993 Wilderness Trail Bikes Phoenix SE, non-suspension corrected, full WTB catalog spec. Even the non-WTB parts are WTB collaboration items.

    Before:
    The WTB Phoenix Thread-phoenixbefore.jpg

    After:
    The WTB Phoenix Thread-phoenixafter.jpg

    JNT in Los Gatos
    The WTB Phoenix Thread-phoenixjnt.jpg

    Gap in Saratoga
    The WTB Phoenix Thread-phoenixgap.jpg

    Wilder in Santa Cruz
    The WTB Phoenix Thread-phoenixwilder.jpg
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    Rumpfy,
    THAT is a truly AWESOME Phoenix.
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

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