SCORE! I’ve always wanted to ride a titanium bike, and I’ve always wanted to build a vintage Ibis. So it’s no surprise that when I saw a 1995 Ibis Mojo Ti (Titanium) for sale on my local Craigslist, I went ahead and swooped up that fine piece of knobby history!
Once I finished explaining to my family WHY I would ever spend so much money on a 28 year old bike, I headed south to Seattle and met Eric, the seller. He also had a rad set of 1996 Marzocchi Z2 forks, which at 80mm of travel, give the bike a slightly raked out feel. I’ll take anything that will help ease the transition from a modern bike!
Sure enough, my 1999 Chris King headset is still working as it should- talk about a killer product! These are still available from Jenson USA! Check that link here: http://bit.ly/2Nm9UN3
Paul Components (check out their products here: http://bit.ly/2Npi7jD) helped me out big time, and supplied me with some killer brakes (Touring canti: http://bit.ly/2MRGy9S; Neo-Retro: http://bit.ly/2LZHWlH, a set of skewers: http://bit.ly/2NuhXYx, and a proper 90mm stem: http://bit.ly/2M67e1p. Thanks Paul!
Now for the tires- oh man, here’s a tough bit of the build! I have my eyes firmly locked on the tried and true WTB Vigilante front tire (http://bit.ly/2Nm33U6). I tried a WTB Wolverine 26 x 2.2 (link here: http://bit.ly/2NpRkDR) in the rear, and it was a bit too wide. What tire am I going to go with? Stay tuned to find out! CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS BIKE ON THE TRAIL!
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