Took way too long but we finally cleaned up the '84 WTR that we got from EL. The early WTRs were fillet brazed unlike the newer TIF welded frames. This is one of the earliest bikes that I have seen with the team green/orange paint. The not subtle two tone really makes the Henry James fork crown pop.
While not technically a "vintage" mountain bike, these are pretty cool anyway. We recently picked this one up from the guy who won it in a contest. It had been built up with fairly mediocre parts so we replaced most of them with nicer parts we had around the shop. The fork is still fairly basic but functional. Calfee uses specially grown bamboo which is heat treated to prevent splitting. A lot of our customers check have been checking the bike out and many still don't believes us when we tell them it is real bamboo. We also have one of our Mountain Goat frames here that is painted to look like bamboo which confuses them even further. Most think that it would be light but this one is relatively heavy. I suspect a lot of the weight is in the hemp twine "lugs".
More images and details @ http://mombat.org/2008_Calfee.htm
Last weekend, we traveled to Richmond, VA to attend the North American Hand Made Bike Show. It was great to see what the frame builders could come up with and be able to visit with them. One framebuilder on our must visit list was Ted Wojcik. Ted has been building bikes for awhile now and has built a couple of Mountain Goat frames for us. Below are a couple of catalog scans from the earlier days.