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Little bit of Mid School obscurity

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From what I can gather, this is from about '02, so maybe a little too new for Midschool, but it is unique and obscure, so I love it! Cortina made high end MTB'sand it looks like they made a brief foray into BMX. THe head tube sticker says "Hand made in the USA". Santa Barbara is where they were based.

 

 

Doug

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i remember when those frames were coming out, i would say, yes... 02ish.

 

they made great DH and slalom bikes and actually sponsored a few of my friends for DH racing, all the guys involved were cool also, it was a family business.... not sure if they are still around or not?

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Rear section is wicked. Nice pick-up.

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cool to see, Doug. I don't know the brand, but artisan caliber stuff is always fun to get acquainted with.

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That is hott. I really like the rear section.

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i saw that. I thought the add said the guy had it made for him in the mid to late 90s.

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He mentioned that it was made in the mid 90's, but research tells me that they only made one BMX frame called the El Hefe, and it was made in '02.

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Playing in the garage a little today, and got this far. Check out the bars. ATI Rack and Pinion bars/neck. The bars taper up to over 1" in diameter at the bottom. They were on Warwick Stevenson's bike in '03 when he won the AA championship. I recently picked them up from Ken Pliska.

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Nice. I am glad you got that bar and clamp set-up. I had that on my watch list forever, never had anything to use them on.

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