1983 Breezer Series III #43
This is the 43rd frame built by mountain bike pioneer, Joe Breeze. The first 10 were Series I's, the next 15 Series II's, and 35-63 were Series III's. This bike was made from 4130 chrome-moly and Reynolds tubing with brass fillet-brazing and finished with nickel plating. The head tube was a slack 70° and originated from the fat tire balloon bikes, or Klunkers, famous in the Marin County hills in the 1970's. This frame was found in a junkyard in 2014 and before crushing it, the owner called The Pro's Closet to see if he could make more money selling the complete frame than in scrap metal - and yes, yes he could! The rescued frame was rebuilt with period-correct and New-Old-Stock parts including Araya 26 x 1.75 Gold Rims laced into Phil Wood hubs, Mafac 5 dot brakes, Dura-Ace Uniglide Chain (32 years old and still in the box), Suntour BMX pedals, and Campagnolo Nuevo headset with the correct steel top cup. Notice the Breezer Seatpost Sandwich allowing the proper Brooks B-72 saddle to fit seamlessly with the Dura-Ace seatpost.