The Vintage Mountain Bike Thread.

Mr Crudley

Wheel size expert
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

Wheel size expert
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.
 

Milpool

Have knuckles, will drag
I found a book at the op shop called Fat Tyre that covers the birth of MTB, all the rad klunkers. Super cool.

I was born in 89 so was too young for the real cool 90s shit but 90-96 is stuck a cool period of bikes.
 
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