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Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
I've always had the impression that Ellsworths were a bit fragile. I remember a few cracking.
Nice bikes but Tony Ellsworth had the rep of being a bit of a tool.
 

FigBo0T

Puts verniers on his headtube
Is that the period shock? Looks too young by comparison.
I just did 20 minutes Googling, and I can't find anything to confirm what spec the bike had.

Ellsworth's archive only goes back to '06, but I reckon that's '99-'00.

I found this from '06

"unity and cohesion"

359067
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
Meant to be pretty crackable from reputation but really, who rides bikes anyway
Nice religiousy sounding names for most bikes too - Witness, Truth, Epiphany, etc.

My god, Tony must have had Richard Dawkins over lately. Now we have an Evolution.
http://ellsworthbikes.com/product/evolution/

I suppose Mitsubishi didn't need that name any longer either so it was up for grabs.
 

FigBo0T

Puts verniers on his headtube
Nice religiousy sounding names for most bikes too - Witness, Truth, Epiphany, etc.

My god, Tony must have had Richard Dawkins over lately. Now we have an Evolution.
http://ellsworthbikes.com/product/evolution/

I suppose Mitsubishi didn't need that name any longer either so it was up for grabs.
You could buy an early Evo for less. 12k straight conversion, plus import, tax, markup ...... :eek:
 

FigBo0T

Puts verniers on his headtube
That’s awesome , I was 12 yrs old in 1980 and mtb was “not a thing “ but we rode our bikes in the Bush - the Kool kids has BMX - I had a fold up girls bike .........
Don’t ask .
I was 11 and had a dragster with dual clamp style rigid forks. It weighed a lot.
 
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