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    1989 Ibis Mountain Trials Prototype

According to the original owner, this was one of a handful of sample frames sent to Scot Nicol for the Mountain Trials frames. A couple of the frame details such as the above bottom bracket cables guides and the 0004 serial number jibe with the prototype story.  The bike was later painted yellow with color matched Fat Chance fork, stem and Bullseye cranks.  The parts used are from different eras with the friction shifters and Cannondale source wheels being much earlier than the frame. The original owner had parts preferences based on years of trials riding and stuck with his favorites with no real concern of "period correctness".  We have chosen to leave the bike "as found".

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Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Fat Chance Box Crown fork
Rear Shock NA
Rims Sun 24" rear 26" front
Hubs Suntour
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires IRC Trials Winner rear, Fisher Bear Trax front
Pedals Suntour XC II
Crank Bullseye, double with bash guard
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Suntour  Winner Pro 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Bullseye
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 for double
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Suntour XC, friction
Handlebars Answer Taper Lite
Stem Ibis?
Headset Chris King with locking top nut
Brake set Campagnolo Euclid monoplanar U brakes
Brake levers Shimano Deore 4 finger
Saddle Fisher Trail Tail
Seat Post IRD
Colors Yellow
Size 19"
Serial #   9C0004

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