Vintage 1991 Ibis S. S. 26” (largish Medium) Hand Crafted In Sebastopol, Ca.

Item History and Pricing
Brand: IbisFrame Size: M
Original Description:
Up for sale is a vintage retro classic 1991 Ibis S.S. Serial #1266 Handmade in Sebastopol California. The S.S. replaced the Japanese built Avion in 1990 and was their first hand made in Sebastopol production bike. Some will say the S.S. stands for Super Sport but Ibis founder Scot Nicol has been paraphrased saying it stood for Setting Sun, or S’long Suckers, which I prefer. The frame is tig-welded Prestige steel with double-butted head tube, top tube, down tube, and seat tube, and a ...Koski unicrown fork. The size I would consider a largish medium, especially with the 5” riser bars, long Salsa stem, and lengthy top tube. I’m just under 6 ft. and the bike fits me well. By switching out the handlebars, the bike could be a “true medium “The top tube measures 22’’ C-C and the seat tube is 18.5” C-C. Ibis, who is known for their exquisite paint jobs, did a lovely white to maroon fade on this one. This mountain bike is well-balanced and rides like a dream. This bike was designed for the rigid Koski fork and Salsa stem, which pair with the Ibis frame perfectly.This hand crafted mountain bike is nearly 30 years old and has its original paint job and decals. There are surface scuffs and scratches to the paint and decals due to the fact that this bike has actually been ridden. It has been well maintained and cared for though-and has absolutely no dents, dings, or structural damage. Attention serious buyers and bidders: I can answer any questions or send further pics, if need be. I purchased this lovely bike from another avid Bay Area vintage collector about a year and a half ago, and basically garaged it after switching out some of the less desirable components and parts, upgrading to some high quality and collectible ones I had on hand. I will now go over the beautiful list of components and parts:• Ibis S.S. frame (medium).• Koski unicrown fork• Salsa Moto (approx.) 150 mm. quill stem 5 degree rise, 25.4 mm. clamp (painted white to match top of frame).• CQP 2nd Generation (COOK BROS.) 174 mm. crankset w/original spider.• Triple chainrings (46-36-26) Origin 8.• BRAND NEW SKF (JIS) square taper bottom bracket (one of the best in the industry).• Ringle’ bottle cages.• Ringle’ Holey skewers (front and rear).• Mavic M 231 Profil PSP rims 26” laced with Wheelsmith double butted spokes.•Continental Race King tires 2.0 (made in Germany)•Suntour XCD hubs.•Shimano XT 737 front and rear derailleurs.•Phil Wood CHP pedals w/ Christophe half-clips. (rare)•Strong 34.9 seatpost•Avocet R30 Mountain Gelflex saddle.•Ritchey headset.•Shimano cantilever brakes•Suntour XC Pro levers•Wald mtb riser bars •Ergon grips
IF YOU ADD UP THE GOING RATE ON THESE HIGH END COMPONENTS THEN YOU WILL FIND THAT THIS AUCTION IS STARTING VERY LOW! I have been a vintage mountain bike builder and collector for many years, and I’m a sad to let this on leave the stable.Keywords: White Industries, Steve Potts, WTB, Cunningham bikes, dirt drops, klunker, repack, filet brazed, Breezer, grease guard, roller cam, Salsa, Surly, Sycip, Soulcraft, Blacksheep, Jeff Jones, H bar, lugged, dynamo hub, touring, Box Dog bikes, Silva Cycles, Rivendell, Bridgestone Mb-1, Fat Chance, touring, Mountain Goat, Mombat, First Flight, Rock Lobster, Bruce Gordon, Rando, Randonneur, Camping, Mt. Tam, Bull moose, steel mtb, vintage retro classic, 26”, 29 er, 650 B, Ahearne Cycles, Paul Components, Phil Wood, sealed bearing, Cook Brothers, cruiser, gravel bike, gravel grinder, single track, rigid fork, Walt Works, Retro Tec, Curt Inglis, series 2 fork.

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