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Porsche MTB

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:19 pm
by mxmort
Hey lads
I picked up this frame & forks with a Porsche head decal
I remember seeing Porsche bikes back in the day at the Porsche shop out the back of Rose bay in Sydney
Pretty sure it is a mtb by the forks
Can anyone tell me about these and if it is legit (pics would be awesome)


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Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:40 am
by HappyHumber
How much you want for the cement slabs?

Sorry, bike is nothing special. There were "Porshe" (nb. spelling) bikes around in Aust for a bit in the 70s, pre the modern MTB era. This frame looks like a pretty garden variety, consumer level, mid to late 80s MTB. No cantilever studs on either the forks rear stays also suggest it was just a caliper equipped cheapie.

Any treadlies you see branded with properly spelt "Porsche" and Stuttgart crest etc. would be just labelled under license from other bike manufacturers anyway. Much like I have seen Ferrari and even HSV MTBs.

Someone has just stuck the Porsche crest sticker on this at some point, sorry.

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:36 am
by ldrcycles
What happyhumber said.

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:43 am
by sogood
With a Porsche sticker like that, can't possibly expect much. :mrgreen:

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:49 am
by HappyHumber
sogood wrote:With a Porsche sticker like that, can't possibly expect much. :mrgreen:


I doubt even the sticker is a licensed product, somehow. I'd be more convinced with the Wolfsburg crest :D

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(one for the VW nuts there)

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:48 pm
by ldrcycles
My dad still has the remains of his first car in the paddock, an old beetle with the wolfsburg badge on the leading edge of the front bonnet.

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:45 pm
by MTBer Max
Have you seen the new Porsche bikes?

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Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:25 pm
by HappyHumber
Sorry, I'd sooner a work horse than a show pony :P

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:44 pm
by ldrcycles
HappyHumber wrote:Sorry, I'd sooner a work horse than an overpriced show pony :P


Fixed that for you :) .

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:06 pm
by trailgumby
MTBer Max wrote:Have you seen the new Porsche bikes?

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Cranks Bros wheelsets - a triumph of form over function. All the independent reviews I've read of bikes fitted with them rave about how much better the bike feels when fitted with something else.

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:03 pm
by bigdragon
I was told these Porshe's were actually made by Ricardo before they became Ricardo. I was told this by the owner of Clarke's Cycles in Adelaide some years ago. I think it stopped because Porsche did get in touch with Porshe. I actually had a set of the Waterslide Decals for Porshe at one point. Sadly long gone.

Re: Porsche MTB

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:08 pm
by HappyHumber
The story maybe true, bigdragon and I have read some internet anecdotal story to similar effect previously - but I don't think the OP's bike is such an example of the South Aussie bikes, somehow.