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1994 Rafty Funnel proto         Featured Bike! on 10/18/2009

Bike tags: Mountain bike | avid | kooka | Lawwill | Rafty
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1994 Rafty Funnel proto

Hagen alu stem & Arcos DH bar

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One of the first (2?) made as prototype with all square alu tubes. Recently fully restored with the help of the original builder! What a great bike to ride!

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Wow, looks like a real

Wow, looks like a real behemoth. Kinka' Mad Max ish.

A couple more bits of purple

A couple more bits of purple and it would be finished!

this bike is sparta

this bike is sparta

badass!

badass!

Hmmm.

This bike has a collectible aspect to it, but I understand why the design never caught on. Water bottle = mud/dirt catcher, tube miters/welding look unfinished, springer front end shows two inherent design weaknesses (on an otherwise good idea); hard tail is truly a HARD tail -- would fuse your vertebrae if aggressively off-roaded.

But aside from that stuff, this is a cool specimen. I'm surprised others haven't messed-around with square tubes. Awesome that you've freshened it up!



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