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Old 11-21-18, 05:00 PM
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So much carbon and aluminum in the steel builder thread, but it's still on of my favorite current threads!
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1981 Early. Custom built “diamond frame” by Gary Earl Hale in Eugene, OR. Purchased yesterday from the the original owner. Columbus SL, and Campy dropouts.

It’s currently built as SS/flip-flop with an assortment of entry level, and contemporary parts, aside from the Araya aero rims.

Gave it a Brooks this morning, and plan to put a full Record grouppo together for it this winter.


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4, made in Eugene , Bruce Gordon was still in town then, but it's not one of his.

1, I built my self, another, also a touring bike, heavier load, cargo and tandem bike frame parts..
and 2 Bike Fridays ..

this is one of the 2

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1987 Specialized Team Allez (by Dave Tesch, paint by Brian Baylis)
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~1989 Limongi SLX (Pepe Limongi, first builder for Paris Sport then set up shop in Canada)
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Here is a fillet brazed bike of mine that is by an unknown builder. It has no identification at all and no serial number. If anyone has a clue of the builder please chime in. There are some similarities to an early Ritchey.




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Just realized, I'm an American and I've built a couple of frames! Here's my "roll yer own" gravel grinder

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Guess I can add this now. A Wayne Evans supposedly made in Denver. Just can't find any info on the builder. I got the bike from a multiple RAAM winner a couple of months ago. Made with EL OS tubing.







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I only have one American made bicycle but at least it's a nice one!

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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
Here is a fillet brazed bike of mine that is by an unknown builder. It has no identification at all and no serial number. If anyone has a clue of the builder please chime in. There are some similarities to an early Ritchey.




That bottom bracket looks like a Ritchey, but he influenced a lot of Bay Area builders, so...
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~1989 Limongi SLX (Pepe Limongi, first builder for Paris Sport then set up shop in Canada)
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Lordy, that Limongi looks like a rocketship!!!
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Old 05-29-19, 12:06 PM
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1982 Merz MTB JW338, 1 of around 10 according to Jim.





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Incredible.

Just wow.
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@kas

Incredible.

Just wow.
Gratzie signor. I have to get photos of the spectrum.
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1995 Serotta CSI, prior to clean up and re-dressing....

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Super sweet! One of Mark's bikes from the 1980's, built in his little shop on the pre-gentrification Division Street in PDX. And, if you have a Taiwanese built Specialized and like it, Mark is one of the people you can thank for it.
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1990 Waterford Built Schwinn Paramount



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Next update as promised, not sure about this. Generic gumwalls are a little big and were tough to get to stay on the rims, a bit wide and color seems off a bit. Still was a good reason to clean up the wheels some and overhaul the hubs.




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@merziac I would recommend these skinwalls for old school mtb builds:

-Swift Ripp Johnson Jr. (made by Panaracer). 60tpi, folding, cheap, looks the part for an 80s ATB. Good for riding pavement as it has low profile knobs and a raised center.

-Panaracer Smoke/Dart. Repro by Panaracer. These are the legit NORBA-era tires.

-Onza Ibex. Expensive but amazing tire. Incredibly high quality and very light.
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That Merz mtb is a real winner.

I've never seen one in person and from what you say, I probably won't.

Such a treasure to own and enjoy.

Congrats.

FWIW I'm out for a ride this morning on my Yeti SB5. Wish it had half the distinctive personality your Merz has, but it's still a hoot on trails.
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@merziac I would recommend these skinwalls for old school mtb builds:

-Swift Ripp Johnson Jr. (made by Panaracer). 60tpi, folding, cheap, looks the part for an 80s ATB. Good for riding pavement as it has low profile knobs and a raised center.
I bought four of these when they were on sale for $20 and have them on my ParkPre and a garage sale Trek 950 I picked up last weekend.

Really a decent tire for el cheapo pricing.
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That Merz mtb is a real winner.

I've never seen one in person and from what you say, I probably won't.

Such a treasure to own and enjoy.

Congrats.

FWIW I'm out for a ride this morning on my Yeti SB5. Wish it had half the distinctive personality your Merz has, but it's still a hoot on trails.
Tx @gomango @TenGrainBread and @DPHflaumer.

I had never seen one in person or even for sale at all. I am glad it wasn't any more spendy, not that that would have stopped me and really wish it was bigger, oh well.

Not a MTB guy for sure so not likely to be ridden for that, especially being tweaked which I don't think matters anyway but....

Any pics of the Swift Ripp's?

Anybody got any usable used appropriate skinwall's?
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