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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    hopefully we can keep all the pictures on the thread Scant posted.
    guess not
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    Great shot. Never seen that one. He only raced that set up one time; it was his first European World Cup of 1991. That was the bike he built coming off the drop-barred Yeti. He went back to flat bars after that race. Rare shot there. What else have you got?

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    FYI Merged Treads

    Thread merge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickySilk
    Just wanted to add my first Tomac experience. It was the 94 national in Helen, GA. There was a long hike-a-bike within the first couple miles. Tomac rode it every lap. I think Travis Brown might have ridden it the first couple laps but eventually he succumbed.

    This was my first real bike race and having raced the course the day before I was completely blown away by the power he put into the pedals on that climb.
    Was that the year it rained so much at Helen, or was that the following year. For him to have ridden sections that everybody else had to hike is amazing. The course was soup.
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    Tomac at the 1990 Durango World's. In the bottom pic I nearly got in his way while taking the photo, hehhh!

    First try on my new scanner. Let's see how this turns out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Tomac at the 1990 Durango World's. In the bottom pic I nearly got in his way while taking the photo, hehhh!

    First try on my new scanner. Let's see how this turns out...
    Oh dude, we'll need full size versions of those pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Oh dude, we'll need full size versions of those pics!
    Let me dink around with my scanner software until I figure out how.

    I have some of Ned, Juli, and Herbold too if anyone would like to see those.

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    Okay, here we go:

    Someone was asking about the little pink sticker on his top tube near the seat tube. For some reason my memory tells me it was an Onza sticker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Okay, here we go:

    Someone was asking about the little pink sticker on his top tube near the seat tube. For some reason my memory tells me it was an Onza sticker.

    Great pics. Any pics of the junior race? I was in there battling.

    The pink sticker is a Motocross Action (sister mag to MBA) decal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Great pics. Any pics of the junior race? I was in there battling.

    The pink sticker is a Motocross Action (sister mag to MBA) decal.
    I don't have any pics of the Juniors. Was Jimi Killen in that race? Did you live in CO back then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Was that the year it rained so much at Helen, or was that the following year. For him to have ridden sections that everybody else had to hike is amazing. The course was soup.
    I'm talking about 95. If I remember right the year of mud at Helen was 96 and Tinker stomped everyone. The course was also different... the only year I know of that they started it up that big climb was 95.

    Back to the 96 mud race. I think I would have been happy to have soup but unfortunately it was the day after the rain and the sun was blazing. The mud turned to peanut butter and there was many places on the course where my wheels wouldn't even move. By the time the pros raced the next day the course was fast and tacky with only a couple mud holes.

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    no wonder i couldnt find it

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    does anyone know tomac's height? i am curious about his bike fit/sizing.. i always wondered if he was riding big bikes and why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    does anyone know tomac's height? i am curious about his bike fit/sizing.. i always wondered if he was riding big bikes and why.

    He's about 5'10" I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    I don't have any pics of the Juniors. Was Jimi Killen in that race? Did you live in CO back then?

    Yes, Jimi won. Unfortunately I wasnt able to do battle with him. I was in 4th for the first hour or so and faded to 7th at the end. I lived in CA then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    He's about 5'10" I think.
    I stood next to him once and he seemed an inch or two shorter than I. I'm 5'10". Could've been the shoes though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Yes, Jimi won. Unfortunately I wasnt able to do battle with him. I was in 4th for the first hour or so and faded to 7th at the end. I lived in CA then.
    That's right, Jimi was the first Junior World Champ.

    That I was spectating your race means I have seen you racing live before, and you rode within a few feet of me...almost twenty years ago. What a weird thought.

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    My Raleigh Tomac

    This is my Raleigh Tomac,
    like the bike who won World Championship in Italy in '91,
    Only one difference, clear Tioga disk drive ( coming soon )
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    very nice andrea

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    i would love to know the wheelbase from that bike..looks like a double 72 angle: head and seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alasa
    This is my Raleigh Tomac,
    like the bike who won World Championship in Italy in '91,
    Only one difference, clear Tioga disk drive ( coming soon )

    Glad to see you did the right thing by it.
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    Raleigh JT

    Thank you very much guys!!

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    From www.tomac.com I followed a link to http://www.stphoto.com/oldsite/colle...tro/index.html
    It's an amazing and varied collection.

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    I have already posted most of my Tomac pix here, but since I have gone to the trouble of putting them all on a photo hosting site (along with a lot of my other photos), I'll just post the link.

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    From the 1991 Tioga catalog.
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    Found this in a box of miscellaneous bike stuff. Probably taken around 1986.
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    JT autographed this for my 1 year old boy. My son loved to tag along with daddy in the expo/pit area.
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    i read something or was told one time early on that tomac
    was wearing like 3 swatch watches from his sponsorship
    and missed the start of the race.

    anyone ever herd that? too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcd
    i read something or was told one time early on that tomac
    was wearing like 3 swatch watches from his sponsorship
    and missed the start of the race.

    anyone ever herd that? too funny.
    I was the announcer at a MTB race at the Fetzer Winery near Hopland (Mendocino County) in 1989, and John missed the start, although I don't remember whether he was wearing a bunch of watches. I think I wrote about it in a column I had in one of the magazines and mentioned the irony of a guy with a watch sponsorship being late.

    The pack takes off, and a minute or two later, John comes flying past the starting line to catch them, which he did with apparently no trouble. I can't recall how he finished.

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    New Tomac Pics

    We haven't had any new Tomes pics in a while.

    Found these on Foromtb.
    Some cool pics of his Raleigh with drops.



















































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    WOW, killer post.

    some great moments here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwing
    Tioga T-Bone ad - I like this one!

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    I did that ad for Tioga back in the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffss
    yea, good freeking bike design. thats why i still love riding mine. uh when i'm not singlespeeding like Mr.T

    so, is he riding the same bike in these pics, minus the flat bar/riser bar switch?

    he is the man.
    It's this bike. A 1994/95 Giant ATX 990 Team, built by Kastan.

    https://thinkcooper.com/Galleries/AT...omac/index.htm


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    awesome pics, Rumpfy!

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    As Rumpfy said, he found those pictures here, at Foromtb (my nick there: Marinito):

    http://www.foromtb.com/showthread.php?t=189269

    plesase, check it out for more

    Cheers everyone!!!

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    I didnt know Dana Carvey raced for Yeti...

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    There sure are a lot of pictures of Tomac with Tinker not far behind or right on his ass.

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    drop bars

    I started riding in '89 and I have always loved drop bars. I quess JT made'm look cool. I have never owned a drop bar bike, I think that needs to change soon. I still think it looks cool. And I like the way my cross bike feels.
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    10th Anniversary Tomac bike. This was inspired by John's 1990 World's bike which was the famous Yeti C-26 with drop bars. Frame is steel and was built by former Yeti builder Chris Herting. Only 10 will be made. A really neat bike - the photos dont do it justice. I think my favorite part is the fork's graphics:

    <a href="https://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/?action=view&current=DSC06318-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC06318-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="https://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/?action=view&current=DSC06317-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC06317-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    I just found an old photo album!

    Attached is a pic I took of Tomac at Mt Snow in 90, ready to drop in to the slick VT singletrack.

    More tomes pics to follow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    I just found an old photo album!

    Attached is a pic I took of Tomac at Mt Snow in 90, ready to drop in to the slick VT singletrack.

    More tomes pics to follow!

    Nice!

    Look forward to more of those.
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    Tomac: 91 Mt Snow. The Nike year!
    Lap 1 climb.
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    Tomac could not care less for dropping top tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Tomac: 91 Mt Snow. The Nike year!
    Lap 1 climb.

    nice pic. Tomac stomped everybody that day and rode so impressively.

    other riders in the pic: Tim Rutherford on the Ritchey, Jim Deaton and Rob Rupe in background, and I think thats the late Charlie Litsky on the far right in the funky Bula shorts.

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    Whoa... I want one!

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    More JT from Mt Snow 91: Always charging downhill! The singletrack is pretty steep, Tomes just flew down much faster than anyone else, if memory serves correct.

    In the greasy downhill singletrack section there was this big off camber slippery bolder section, that had a steep slope down and right to left. Far left was the bottom, a narrow track that was chosen most, safe, but a conga line. Middle or top, if you hesitated, or braked on the rocksurface, you went down hard. This is where most locals hung out, to see the pros crash!

    JT just FLEW down the middle line so fast, gravity didn't have time to grab him.

    Hard to explain, I guess picture a rock skipping across the top of a pond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    More JT from Mt Snow 91: Always charging downhill! The singletrack is pretty steep, Tomes just flew down much faster than anyone else, if memory serves correct.

    In the greasy downhill singletrack section there was this big off camber slippery bolder section, that had a steep slope down and right to left. Far left was the bottom, a narrow track that was chosen most, safe, but a conga line. Middle or top, if you hesitated, or braked on the rocksurface, you went down hard. This is where most locals hung out, to see the pros crash!

    JT just FLEW down the middle line so fast, gravity didn't have time to grab him.

    Hard to explain, I guess picture a rock skipping across the top of a pond.

    Im glad you were there to confirm what I witnessed that day. Those greasy, off camber rooty trails really seperated the men from the boys unlike the other more typical trails where Tomac was faster but not way faster. He sure was great fun to watch. Ive said it before, but thats when I realized that he was something special. He carried more than double the speed of anyone it seemed. I guess in the air its not off camber, greasy or slippery.

    I recall somewhere in that forest there like in the second pic there were probably 3-4 of us and we were cheering on all the XC guys by the wrong names. LIke for Ned we'd call him Ted and Darryl Price we'd call Carol, etc. It got them to crack up as they'd go by all tired and serious. Maybe you heard us in there.

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    I recall somewhere in that forest there like in the second pic there were probably 3-4 of us and we were cheering on all the XC guys by the wrong names. LIke for Ned we'd call him Ted and Darryl Price we'd call Carol, etc. It got them to crack up as they'd go by all tired and serious. Maybe you heard us in there
    It was fun to run around the woods from spot to spot. Wrong names? I think I was doing that too, but not on purpose!

    And in those days, it was a 3 event race, even for us amature: Uphill, Slalom and XC.

    And the Canadians who came down were a bunch of fun!

    Naked Crit anyone?

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    And yet more JT from Mt Snow, 1992.
    1:Before the start.
    2: On the climb.
    3: If jt is carrying the bike downhill, you know it's a tough spot.
    4: After the race.
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    94. Mt. Snow start line. The 'Experimental' Raleigh - has to be mentioned in the rarest of the rare.


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    Massive thanks to Wes!

    Thanks Wes (& Jeff!), it wouldnt have happened without your massively appreciated help
    also thanks to carsten for the usual sound advice

    The frame I never thought I'd own:




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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    Thanks Wes (& Jeff!), it wouldnt have happened without your massively appreciated help
    also thanks to carsten for the usual sound advice

    The frame I never thought I'd own:

    That doesnt look anything like John Tomac. (And I thought you already bought one of those?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    That doesnt look anything like John Tomac. (And I thought you already bought one of those?)
    sorry! I thought it was "on topic" after andrea's bike was merged into this thread a few pages back. I can delete if required

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    sorry! I thought it was "on topic" after andrea's bike was merged into this thread a few pages back. I can delete if required

    so thats why you asked about decals a while back...

    (I think Rumpfy moved the majority of alasa's thread into another if Im not mistaken, but no biggy.)

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    some of my images

    collected over the years.

    enjoy...
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    raleigh ti

    c26 and raleigh ti
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    Quote Originally Posted by intensemark
    c26 and raleigh ti
    Nice, thats a cool clip right there.

    I'd like to know where/who has that JTR with the f'ing Halson fork on the front. Shame on them!
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    Jt On Rockshox

    Scotland?? Grundig
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    Jt

    On Rockshox In Scotland?? Grundig Round.

    Plymouth Shot At Water Splash.
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    Jt At Plymouth

    Taken by me down the long finishing straight with the jumps to the arena.
    He was motoring !! LEGEND !!
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    More Jt

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    Jt Bell Advert

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    Quote Originally Posted by intensemark
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    http://www.singletrackworld.com/article.php?sid=1260

    "YOU WILL SEE IT WAS USED FOR 15 HOURS (THE HOURS ARE WRITTEN ON THE DISC BY MY MECHANIC) I WOULD ONLY RACE ON THESE WHEELS FOR 30-40 HOURS, THEN RETIRE THEM AS THEY WOULD SOMETIMES GRENADE AFTER 50+ HOURS."

    grenade! classic tioga marketing put a positive light on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    http://www.singletrackworld.com/article.php?sid=1260

    "YOU WILL SEE IT WAS USED FOR 15 HOURS (THE HOURS ARE WRITTEN ON THE DISC BY MY MECHANIC) I WOULD ONLY RACE ON THESE WHEELS FOR 30-40 HOURS, THEN RETIRE THEM AS THEY WOULD SOMETIMES GRENADE AFTER 50+ HOURS."

    grenade! classic tioga marketing put a positive light on it

    Classic!

    I can't imagine how hard he rode those wheels to have them blow up like that. I got hundreds of hours out of mine...granted they're not race miles and I'm a pu$sy.
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    So, anybody taken delivery of their Tomac DB-10 yet? Hoping to get mine some time next month ----- got some hardly used Caramel Psycho's and hopefully a Tension Disc for the odd occasion ....

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    Hello,
    does anybody know which model was the Raleigh JT used in downhill back in 1992/1993?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holeshot
    So, anybody taken delivery of their Tomac DB-10 yet? Hoping to get mine some time next month ----- got some hardly used Caramel Psycho's and hopefully a Tension Disc for the odd occasion ....
    You must be a shorter individual. I saw your frame on the welding jig.

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    was the same as the XC bike wasn't it? back when men were men and rode the same bike for XC and DH, like it should be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber70
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    does anybody know which model was the Raleigh JT used in downhill back in 1992/1993?

    What Mik said. Pretty sure if was the same frame he used for XC.
    Late 93 and into 94 things might have changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Classic!

    I can't imagine how hard he rode those wheels to have them blow up like that. I got hundreds of hours out of mine...granted they're not race miles and I'm a pu$sy.

    hmmm. maybe I better add up those numbers on the side of my wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    hmmm. maybe I better add up those numbers on the side of my wheel.

    Take it down Mailbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Heres another World Cup shot. Not sure which race but somewhere in Europe. This is the only race he ever did with drop bars on the Raleigh. The race after this one here was in the US and he didnt have time to set up his bike in the states with drop bars so he raced with flat bars. He liked it and never went back.

    His bars look a bit flared out. I wonder if hes running some Bridgestone (Nitto) Dirt Drops or perhaps the Specialized version. I dont recall the Yeti drops being flared at all.
    I remember these bars well. Johnny went to the Cenielli factory and had them custom made by the big bos himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marzocchi Tech Department
    I remember these bars well. Johnny went to the Cenielli factory and had them custom made by the big bos himself.
    TR

    yeah, I have a couple pair of them actually now and got a set for Joel (from a friend now in Germany) for the new Tomac C-26 throwback bike.

    Rumpfy just put a set on his new Goat road bike as well if you saw that thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marzocchi Tech Department
    I remember these bars well. Johnny went to the Cenielli factory and had them custom made by the big bos himself.
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    And they're wide as all get out.

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    Here are two photos I have of Johnny back in the day.....
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    Here's a video of Julie Furtado and John Tomac at the 1990 Worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    It was fun to run around the woods from spot to spot. Wrong names? I think I was doing that too, but not on purpose!

    And in those days, it was a 3 event race, even for us amature: Uphill, Slalom and XC.

    And the Canadians who came down were a bunch of fun!

    Naked Crit anyone?

    i remember that - my buddy (at the time) kaz won it (or one of them) in 93.

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    nice video, Staabi. Tomac flatted which is why he dropped back so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    And yet more JT from Mt Snow, 1992.

    3: If jt is carrying the bike downhill, you know it's a tough spot.
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    Didn't Tomac nail a fan while cruising the singletrack and wound up snapping off one of his brake bosses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    What Mik said. Pretty sure if was the same frame he used for XC.
    Late 93 and into 94 things might have changed.
    Right, could you let me know for sure?
    You see, I found only a couple pictures of the man bulletting downhill with what looks like the same frame as the one he used for XC, and then a picture (but only one )of him on a full-suspended Raleigh; which model was it? And when He raced it?

    Again many thanks for your answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwing
    Cool pics DoubleDiamond. Thanks for sharing!
    Yeah I was there at Spokane witnessing the big boys. I think thats Rishi Grewal in the background. Could be mistaken...14 years is a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber70
    Right, could you let me know for sure?
    You see, I found only a couple pictures of the man bulletting downhill with what looks like the same frame as the one he used for XC, and then a picture (but only one )of him on a full-suspended Raleigh; which model was it? And when He raced it?

    Again many thanks for your answer.
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    sure, but wasn't that black? build by bradbury just before tomac went to giant and they took the bike with them to become the 990? when hew started with the skin suit?

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    in fact see the last post on page one of this thread...

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    question: in 93 or 94 tomac was in australia, did the nationals i think and he rode just the regular ti raleighs, anyone got any pics, i used to have some, but cannot find them for looking...

    question 2: someone out there had a pic, that i think from memory owned them all, bit it had a i think a yeti, tomac ti/carbon and a tomac buckshot 00, and more, just wondering, how they ride and compare, jst out of interest of bikes i will never get to see, let alone ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git
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    sure, but wasn't that black? build by bradbury just before tomac went to giant and they took the bike with them to become the 990? when hew started with the skin suit?
    Yes, in this thread I found two pictures of JT in black skin suit on the front suspended frame, and then one of him, again in skin suit on a black full susp. Raleigh...
    So, you are saying that that one bike was built by bradbury and then turned in a 990 Giant? Did I understand well?
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    well thats how i understand it, but could be wrong, bradbury built the original used when at raleigh, but jsut the design went to giant, there was also the giant with the under downtube shock...

    that full suspension raleigh was late 93 i think...

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    Another one found on the net.

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    My favorite thread. Nice roostmaster shot. Chapman still looks the same.

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    mount snow 1992?
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    1990 Worlds fotos

    I took a few Johnny T 90 World's photos to Interbike and showed them to Joel and the Tomac crew at their booth........drop bars and early Manitou suspension AND the cool Tioga disc rear wheel! . I will try and scan them for this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elrancho66
    I took a few Johnny T 90 World's photos to Interbike and showed them to Joel and the Tomac crew at their booth........drop bars and early Manitou suspension AND the cool Tioga disc rear wheel! . I will try and scan them for this thread.
    Please do, we'd love to see em'!
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    Found this. These were the days:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Found this. These were the days:
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    Cool. My fave Tomac bike.

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    MT Snow 1992?

    I think he DNF'ed that day? It was a long time ago and I don't remember much from that day. However, one thing that I remember clearly is that he was so much faster everyone else on the very technical, rocky section of the downhill. It wasn't even close.....and the disc wheel made a very cool sound.

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    More for the mix.



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    ahhh... i love this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I'll try two pics in one post here. Both are 93, the first I dont know where it is, the second is Durango Ironhorse Classic.
    I think the first shot is Deer Valley national, it was alos a Grundig WC.

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    Moving pictures....

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-ETziC9oBtM&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-ETziC9oBtM&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
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    the kids voice, he's 21 now.

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    A thread that should never die.

    My current one:



    Before:


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    My old one:



    Other JTR's from around the net:






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    Wow.
    "Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

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    if I was moderator I would delete that major eyesore in picture number six. That's just not right.
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    Cheezy...yes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    if I was moderator I would delete that major eyesore in picture number six. That's just not right.
    Well, its your bike.
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    Wow! Nice!

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    i would love to try one of those tomac ti bikes.
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    Looks familiar.
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    They all do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    i would love to try one of those tomac ti bikes.

    They ride very nicely. They feel super fast. Almost like you're JT himself.

    Very nice pics Vitorzip. I like what the number plate adds to the nostalgic look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitorzip
    They all do...
    Especially since I used to own it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Especially since I used to own it.

    "I used to love her, but i had to kill her..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    They ride very nicely. They feel super fast. Almost like you're JT himself.

    Very nice pics Vitorzip. I like what the number plate adds to the nostalgic look.

    the rear has some small diameter tubes (for ti). it must feel like flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    the rear has some small diameter tubes (for ti). it must feel like flying.

    I've actually only ridden the Merlin version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    I've actually only ridden the Merlin version...
    Like...once.

    My Litespeed JTR rode very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Staab
    Speaking of a young John Tomac, attached pic shows a very young Tomac an on a BMX. Gotta love the woolcap
    Didnt see the proto pull shock bike in here? Crap i feel old, I still have issue of bmx plus that photo was in back when JT lived in Michigan.
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    New ones...I think.







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    that last pic is interesting.. & cool!
    manitou era 91 build with the XT parts, but what looks like a mag20 fork? ..proto testing maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    that last pic is interesting.. & cool!
    manitou era 91 build with the XT parts, but what looks like a mag20 fork? ..proto testing maybe?
    Ya, I really dig that last photo too. Almost looks like the fork legs are painted black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Ya, I really dig that last photo too. Almost looks like the fork legs are painted black.

    Nice pics, ER. Yeah that last one must be preseason or something before DB's shipment of forks came in. It was definitely early 91 due to the lack of any prototype M900.

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    very very nice, never get tired of JT pics...

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    Big Bear Lake May 1992

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    Has JT ever said why he liked level top tubes?
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    Forgive me if my memory is incorrect, but I seem to recall in MTB Action a series of stills that were shot of JT (I think it was him) flatting on the Mammoth DH run. He laid the bike down and folded the rim.
    It was pretty sick what he (and others) could do on their "DH" bikes back then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbIdaho
    I think the first shot is Deer Valley national, it was alos a Grundig WC.
    the first 1 is at vail , grundig world cup round . ive got an old video kalled king of the mountains which is a review of the 93 season and the only race he is no 7 and has a yellow phsyco on front is vail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycleshark
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    yeah its actually 93

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    94. Mt. Snow start line. The 'Experimental' Raleigh - has to be mentioned in the rarest of the rare


    very rare but i have 1 , admittedly its a re sprayed and re decalled giant atx 890 but the 890 evolved from this bike . same tubing and geometry . antone got any more photos of the experimental?

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    Thought this one should be added (photo by Seekay):

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    looks a fat chance to me..
    Iron Horse Bicycle Classic the race....not Iron Horse bicycle the brand........

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    I just got back my fathers 1987 pre iboc John tomac it has a mag 10 on it. I once rode that bike and thought nothing can be better than this. The good old days.

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    This thread is the best thread.

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    https://www.bikeradar.com/news/artic...radar-hq-25910

    and some photos stolen from retrobike, that came from somewhere...



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    this goes out to you you you: http://mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekataloge/PDF/Yeti/1996.pdf

    and there is more. enjoy ! (ok wrong place)
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    not a vintage photo

    I pass through the Denver airport frequently and have always thought I should keep my eyes pealed for my pro mtb heros. Well on a recent trip on the way out to LA a shook hands with Adam Craig and on the way home ran into John Tomac. He was very friendly, funny thing, I was star struck and didnít have much to say. He did let me take his photo and I thought I would share. Sorry, it was a cell phone photo.
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    I am pretty sure I have a pair of those drop bars somewhere. I got them from JT and raced them at the Cactus cup a waaay long time ago.

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    Fantastic thread. Brings back many memories from my teen mtb racing days.
    Im surprised Raleigh hasnt brought out a JTR Replica frame, kinda like GT have done with there Zaskar.
    I dare say there would be a small select market (like myself) that would jump at the chance of owning a (new) JTR Replica frame.
    Keep the pics and info coming!!

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    I think Tomac whould do a limited ti/carbon/alu frame myself... (in a few years, when I can afford it...)

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    Tomac at Mt. Snow 1990

    Couple of action shots taken at the NORBA race at Mt. Snow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitorzip
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    beware with this guy, I paid him past 22/07/2009 for a Shock Bone and I never received it

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    g'day guys

    I have just one very lame photo from when JT came to Australia to race the Downhill National Championships. I was so star struck i couldn't speak, I just walked up to him, turned & faced the camera & walked away. Luckily he new what I wanted & faced the camera. My 2 mates that took the picture gave such a hard time for not saying anything , they were laughing there heads off afterwards!

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    Cool FRO in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel
    Cool FRO in the background.
    Seat collar says early ARC to me... can you make out the name on the decal? Someone tall for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Seat collar says early ARC to me... can you make out the name on the decal? Someone tall for sure.


    I thought he was talking about the lady too the right with the camera.

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    So did I !

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    Fantastic picture. Looks like he's chasing and mad after fixing a flat (spare tube and pump are gone).

    Where'd you find it?

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    where is da pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    where is da pump?
    Some lucky fan got it after he slammed the front wheel back on and rode off!

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    Cactus Cup, Mid 90s. Taken by yours truly. He was riding for Giant at the time.

    He was always one of my heroes.
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    Some might be repeats.





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    Lot of disappointing mods made to that XC C-26.

    Just my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Lot of disappointing mods made to that XC C-26.

    Just my opinion

    Take it up with Cycle Shark.
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    Just found these. Looking for more from '87 with that black frame...



    1990 Worlds:

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    Who was his wrench in 87?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Who was his wrench in 87?
    Probably him! I don't think those guys had mechanics then.

    edit: almost looks like that could be Jacquie P in the light blue shirt behind Tomac!
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    Good thread.I enjoy looking at the pictures and reading infornation about John Tomac.
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    Watch John Tomac ride and win the SILVER medal the 1997 World DH Championship (his ride starts @ 5:50)

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    So... this morning I had this super vivid dream, that I managed to track down and buy (from some guy on the runners world forum no less) a later blue tomac signature frame... probably something to do with me having a real job now and some disposable income...
    anyway it got me thinking, how hard is it to find the raleigh frames, how many were actually made and usually how much of a hole in the credit card do they make...?
    I can say I was not happy when I woke up and didn't really have one

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    Oh man, takes me back to watching the NORBA races on pay tv. John Tomac, Ned Overend and Juli Furtado were awesome! Ok Ned is still killing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    anyway it got me thinking, how hard is it to find the raleigh frames, how many were actually made and usually how much of a hole in the credit card do they make...?

    I'm assuming you mean the Litespeed made Ti/Carbon frames?
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    Yes. I still can't forget the pic of you getting air on one in another thread on here (vntg race)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    Yes. I still can't forget the pic of you getting air on one in another thread on here (vntg race)
    What thread is that?
    I'd like to see that photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    What thread is that?
    I'd like to see that photo.

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    Very cool!

    Thanks
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    Tomac scrub

    Awesome pic!

    ... please work on that original Tomac scrub over the double like the real deal above!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnwing View Post
    Awesome pic!

    ... please work on that original Tomac scrub over the double like the real deal above!
    I'll do that as soon as I see a pic of you riding yours.
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    Here are a coulle from the July '93 MBA:



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    A few from the September '93 MBA:





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    And a bunch from the October '93 MBA:









    One of these might NOT be a picture of John Tomac but rather than an ad featuring a former teammate of mine. He moved on to another sponsor after I broke both wrists in '92. I came across that ad in the October '93 MBA and thought it cool ...
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    ^Damn. Bethea looks like the true Thor. Great stuff.

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    He was an animal on a bike and a great guy all around. My youngest sister had a crush on him.
    When we first formed the team, he was riding a gray Fat Chance with black Bullmoose bars that he broke as we were leaping down "Bald Face Hill" in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I think he wound up in Colorado.

    I miss those guys - James, Lionel, Luis, Marco, Chris, Kelvin, Jeff and a few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I think he wound up in Colorado.

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    Yes, Fort Collins. Still rides and races the weekly STXC series


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    This is a video from the 1994 NORBA Nationals at Big Bear. Tomac is the first rider in the video.



    He came into the weekend leading in both the National Cross Country and Downhill standings. He lost the XC title to Tinker Juarez the previous day, came back and won the National Downhill championship. Brian Lopes came in second, Myles Rockwell third.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Yes, Fort Collins. Still rides and races the weekly STXC series
    Still an animal on the bike, I'm sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Still an animal on the bike, I'm sure.
    The last time I saw him race was last season. Yes he can still rip.
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    Pic courtesy of Cyclo Bicycles

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    Didn't see these on the previous few pages, so I don't think these are a repost.













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    Awesome photos !!! Especially the woods and the "air" photos.

    Just got a stack of MBA - nealy all from '89 through '95 and a few '96. I haven't yet started paging though them but I will of course keep an eye out for and scan in any new JT. Most are probably here but there might be a few that snuck by ...
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    And I'm still looking for a December 1989 issue of Mountain & City Biking magazine if anyone knows of one or has and can scan an article on the Mongoose JT Sig.
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    I have 'Kings of the Mountain II' on video...and there's footage of JT airing it out off the jump that's pictured above. So smooth, so much style. Everyone else just kinda gets through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I have 'Kings of the Mountain II' on video...and there's footage of JT airing it out off the jump that's pictured above. So smooth, so much style. Everyone else just kinda gets through it.
    Uggghhhh!!!

    Now there is another thing I have to find for myself.

    I recently bought a VCR and a device to convert video to DVD using my laptop and have been converting all of my tapes to DVD. I have a few races that my wife taped off of TV - 90 Worlds,a number of Grunding and Jeep races in 91 and 92, Rebok etc. One of them I may need to bring to a professional as the tracking on my original recording must have wandered a bit.

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    Some of these might appear elswhere in the thread but I found them as I was paging through MBA and MB looking for some scans for someone else ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I like how Tomac rode bikes way big for the norm in those days. He could not care less for the fit police, it seems.
    I've noticed that too.

    His bikes were a 19" and he's 5'10".
    I'm 5'11" and prefer the 17.5" sized frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I like how Tomac rode bikes way big for the norm in those days. He could not care less for the fit police, it seems.
    To be honest, I don't think the fit police existed back then. Aside from an article here and there about space between the "boys" and the top tube, we all rode bikes that were probably bigger than anyone would have suggsted these days. Long top tubes, longer stems and short chainstays. My rule was if my feet could touch the ground, I was OK.

    I was surprised when I first saw the "bike is too big" and "not enough seat post showing" statements. But times change and so do perspectives.

    Of course most people were taller than me so I rode what I could buy and had little choice in the matter ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I've noticed that too.

    His bikes were a 19" and he's 5'10".
    I'm 5'11" and prefer the 17.5" sized frame.
    I am 5'9 but give the physical presence of 6ft. Between objective height and symbolic presence no bike fits right.
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    Not really JT...but!

    That's me on the left when I was working for Mongoose. Having a little fun at John's expense at the trade show!
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    Never saw a "Tomac" cardboard cutout before. Would have been a great gag to line a few dozen up along the slick singletrack through the woods at Mount Snow during a NORBA race and take photos of the big guys as they whipped by
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Never saw a "Tomac" cardboard cutout before. Would have been a great gag to line a few dozen up along the slick singletrack through the woods at Mount Snow during a NORBA race and take photos of the big guys as they whipped by
    Around 86 I think. Yea I should of kept the cutout after the show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingcloud View Post
    Around 86 I think. Yea I should of kept the cutout after the show!
    Then you would be responsible for breaking up my marriage to the woman I've been with for the last 31 years - after I bought it from you and she threw both the cardboard Tomac and me out the door!

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    In the drops. Where's his disc wheel?

    Photo by elitomac &bull; Instagram

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    In the drops. Where's his disc wheel?

    Photo by elitomac &bull; Instagram

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