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    1996 Breezer Ignaz X

Very cool "tribute" bike to Ignaz Schwinn by Joe Breeze.  According to Breeze "The "Iggy" is my tribute to Ignaz and Frank W. Schwinn.  They gave us the balloon tire and the legendary Excelsior X bike.  The mountain bike was built around these two elements, and it was Schwinn that developed them.  In the 1970's some young cycling fanatics, looking for a new thrill, discovered the soulful but stout bikes in old bike shops and junkyards and resurrected them for the joy of riding off-road on Marin's Mount Tamalpais.  I was one of those people and, believe me, we were just havin' fun - loads of it!  The "Iggy" takes you back to the early days of the sport.  I have tried to retain the look and feel of the Excelsior X as it existed when Charlie Kelly and Fred Wolf held the sport's first timed races at Repack in 1976.  At the same time I've made the bike even more enjoyable to ride.  Shedding 15 pounds and adding seven speeds can be helpful."  'Nuf said.

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Frame Steel
Fork Steel
Rear Shock NA
Rims Femco 26 x 1.75" alloy
Hubs Alloy nutted front, Shimano Inter 7 speed internal rear
Spokes steel laced 3 cross front and 2 cross rear
Tires LHR 26 x 2.125 old-style "Nobby"
Pedals TP rubber block pedals
Crank CPI 170mm arms with single alloy chain ring
Chain 1/2" x 1/8" single speed
Rear Cogs Shimano single cog
Bottom Bracket generic 3 piece style
Front Derailleur NA
Rear Derailleur NA
Shifters Shimano 7 speed for Nexus
Handlebars Texas Longhorn style steel
Stem Kalloy rise
Headset YST steel
Brake set Shimano Altus front cantilever with Shimano Roller brake on the rear
Brake levers Shimano Altus
Saddle Brooks B72*
Seat Post Alloy
Colors Blue with white spears
Size 17"
Serial #   H6C38455
 

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