1998 Comtek

Jim Compton, of Comtek, produced somewhere around 20 bikes total.  There were several hard tail mountain bikes and at least one hybrid but most of his bikes were full suspension pull shock bikes similar to this one.  Two of the full suspension bikes were built with 20" wheels as inspired by the Mouton bicycles.  This is one of the later bikes and was built for his now ex-wife and was ridden very little.  The frames are stitch MIG welded which Jim learned while working on the Minuteman missile program while working at Boeing.  Jims son, James, also has the fabricator gene.  After playing fullback for the Washington Huskies, James won the 2007 Biker Build Of Challenge on the Discovery Channel.  

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Frame MIG welded cro-moly
Fork AMP
Rear Shock elastomer
Rims Ritchey Vantage Comp
Hubs Shimano Deore LX
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires Ritchey Z Max WCS
Pedals alloy with Ti spindle
Crank Suntour XC Comp MD
Chain 7 speed
Rear Cogs Shimano 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Suntour
Front Derailleur Suntour XC Pro
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Shifters Grip Shift 400 FFS
Handlebars Kalloy
Stem Ahead steel
Headset Aheadset by Dia Compe
Brake set Tektro
Brake levers Tektro
Saddle Terry Liberator Ti
Seat Post Spectre Comp 26.4
Colors White
Size 17" c-t
Serial #   NONE


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