Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1992 Specialized S-Works M2 Team - Ned Overend Replica

Minus the Sugino disc, this is virtually an exact replica of Ned Overend's 1992 race bike on display at Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango. I found the frame beat to hell in Albuquerque along with much of the Suntour components needed. I always thought it'd be cool to do a replica bike.

During the build I consulted the Captain himself, and I know there were different specs for the team bikes in late 1991 and early 92. The team began using Control Tech, which is shown on Osguthorpe's bike in the 25th Anniversary Stumpjumper book, but then switched to Zoom, most likely because of sponsorship. Ned says the bike at MBS was likely his build for worlds that year. He is nearly certain the team did not begin using a Sugino disc until late 92, and full-time in 1993.

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Amazingly, I nailed the paint and decals out of pure luck. The rest was pretty easy.

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The Captain even supplied the bar ends out of his own garage. Approve!

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6 comments:

  1. If you ever want to move this project on, I'd love to have a chance to take it off your hands.

    Thanks

    Colin

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    1. I have the frame and I'm looking for a buyer

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  2. I have that frame with a few of the original parts and I'm looking to sell.

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    1. Hello - I am from Switzerland and looking for a 92 M2 Team frame / bike. Can you please provide more information to familie@5eschler.com thank you, Joachim

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  3. I have a similar '92 M2 team frame if anyone is interested - can supply frame number and details on request

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    1. Hello - I am from Switerland and looking for a 92 M2 Team frame / bike. Can you please provide more information to familie@5eschler.com thank you, Joachim

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