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    1987/88 Concorde MTB

    Thought this might find some interest here.

    This very nice bicycle belongs to a friend of mine named Rob Tuckerman, a remarkably talented artist, designer and inventor, Rob has a great love for classic bicycles. This is his personal mountain bike which I know continues to see regular off-road use, well into its 3rd decade:

    1987/88 Concorde MTB-dsc_0396_zpshswfjugy.jpeg

    Rob gives a better account of its history than I could:

    1987 - 88 Concorde - The Vellend brothers were importing Concordes from Europe for the NA market. When the “mountain bike “ boom started Vellend Tech began spec’ing bikes for the US and Canadian markets - this was one of the first. The first few frames were made in Europe, later in Japan then Taiwan.

    This frame is all Tange Prestige, fillet brazed - made in Belgium by a Mr Desnerk(?) Quite a beautiful frame. All Deore XT and still all original except headset(wear) and rear derailleur ( accident , Deore replacement early 90’s) - also chain rings and chain replaced on 3rd ( or fourth ? set. Remarkably tough, reliable bike . Plus it’s celeste, pink and black….

    Really my only ride and used every year and ridden consistently - and a lot - since I got the bike in 1989.


    Rob
    Rob is best known for his work for the WWF, including calendars that I'm sure some of you may remember:



    Amongst other cool things, Rob also makes some very nice leather tool rolls, the one on his bike is one of his. You can see his other bike-related leather work at: Yellow Line Rule Home Page | Yellow Line Rule

    Rob needs an end cap for one of his XT beartraps, if anyone can point me to a source I'd be most grateful.
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    Neat, but man, you should know better than to post a side shot from a distance, and then tell us what a gorgeous frame it is.

    Close ups, details, we want the goods!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Love the lines and slender tubing. Looks like top fo the food chain of 87/88. I still want an slx Concorde Road Bike.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Neat, but man, you should know better than to post a side shot from a distance, and then tell us what a gorgeous frame it is.

    Close ups, details, we want the goods!
    I agree, not a great pic. I've been asking Rob for some pictures for ages, and this is all he's sent me, I'll push him for some close ups. It really is a very nicely made frame.
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    Foggy memory, but they had a race team with Clark Natwick and one other transformed 'cross racer... The mountain bikes were badged Pacifica if I recall correctly... Same or very similar paint scheme...

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    mechagouki, Hmmmm... loks like my concorde. Frame is steel? My frame is aluminum. I need identification help. May be some can't help? https://forums.mtbr.com/26er-bikes/b...t-1094257.html

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