Sep 25, 2003 5:59 AM
|Anybody ever own one of these? I just bought one on E-Bay, what should I expect? It is built with Campy Daytona/Chorus.
I know I should have asked before I bought it!
|re: Ibis Hakkalugi||SGG|
Sep 25, 2003 6:23 AM
|I own one, probably made about a year before Ibis went out of business. There seem to be two schools of thought related to cross bikes - full race (no bottle bosses, tight clearances, etc.) and do-everything adventure (clearance for larger tires, braze-ons, heavier/more durable). My Ibis falls into the second category. It is a 58 cm and is slightly heavy compared to the Al wonderbikes (6.4# for frame and fork), but it is built well, the powdercoat is amazingly durable, and it seems to ride well, both in races and on mountain bike trails.
Overall, a nice bike that will last a long time and you'll have fun with it.
|re: Ibis Hakkalugi||atpjunkie|
Sep 25, 2003 1:12 PM
|soyou bought 1 of the original 6 old school Sonoma/Marin MTB mfrs bikes. Back in the day.. I wax nostalgic, in the beginning of off road riding there were 6 mfrs that were the bees knees. Salsa and Ibis (Sonoma County, Petaluma and Santa Rosa respectively) and Ritchey, Breeze, Steve Potts and Charlie Cunningham ( Marin County, the latter 2 now WTB). The Sonoma Mfrs were more irreverant than their slightly more serious Marin cohorts. An example is as Ritchey created "Logic Tubing" Columbus had "Brain" someone had "Genius" and Ibis created "Moron" as in MORE metal ON the ends of the tubes. Ibis IMHO created the most lusted after MTB's of the early era and before they went under the finest soft tail (SilkTi) made. They had two of the best owner/designer engineers in the biz. Their expertise was first in Steel, than Ti, and finally Al. and they made fantastic bikes. They tried to switch their factory to Montana but the new facilities couldn't keep up with demand. So they were a small boutique Mfr who made super swank bikes, you now own a piece of the legend. Be proud, be happy and love that ride. Hopefully Ibis will return.|
|ATP you'll love this auction - OT||Chicago_Steve|
Sep 25, 2003 1:40 PM
|Not Ibis but a cool old Moots...
Sep 25, 2003 2:36 PM
|I wish that bike was my size. I love old bikes.|
|re: Ibis Hakkalugi||ShAkFu|
Sep 26, 2003 10:55 AM
|The shop in Montana is Strong Frames. They make sweet custom rides at affordable prices.
Sep 26, 2003 5:44 PM
|You need not look any further for irreverence than to name a green bike "Hakkalugi". And of course there was the "hand job" rear brake cable hanger.|| |