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    1991 Grove X frame

 One of the more interesting frame designs from Bill Grove out of Pennsylvania.  The frame design is somewhat similar to the Trimble Inverse 4 frame except in cro-moly steel instead of carbon fiber.  This particular frame was made for the Salomon Corporation and appeared in their catalog.  The blue and yellow paint scheme matched to the corporate colors.  The Hothead one-piece bar and stem was heat treated and featured an ergonomic bend in the grip area to reorient the wrists in a more natural direction.

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1991 Grove   1991 Grove   1991 Grove
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Frame Cro-Moly X frame
Fork Grove Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM 400 Pro
Hubs Shimano Deore XT 7 speed cassette
Spokes Stainless Steel, double butted, alloy nipples
Tires Specialized Ground Control rear and Pro Control front
Pedals Suntour BMX
Crank Cook Brothers Racing 181mm
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Specialized
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105, short cage
Shifters Shimano Deore XT thumb shifters
Handlebars Grove Innovations Hothead one-piece bar and stem, attached via a separate aluminum quill
Stem Grove Innovations Hothead one-piece bar and stem, attached via a separate aluminum quill
Headset Shimano Dura-Ace
Brake set Shimano Deore XT, U brake rear, canti front
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT M733 SLR 2 finger
Saddle Avocet Racing 1
Seat Post Sakae
Colors Salomon corporate blue/yellow fade
Size 17" hypothetical
Serial #   X-026-3-91 ( X frame / # 26 / March of 1991)

 

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