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Lighthouse Mountain Bike

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Lighthouse is a custom brand made by Tim Neenan in Central Ca. Tim designed the Sequoia, Expedition and the Stumpjumper for Specialized at the beginning. The Stumpjumper was the first production mountain bike ever made by a large company. Arguably Tom Ritchey was truly the first production builder of mountain bikes.  The bike you see here is close to that design but obviously much nicer. It has really clean simple fillet brazed joints. In this time period there were no mountain bike components so what you see here is a mix of motorcycle, BMX, touring and tandem parts. It has Phil Wood hubs, Huret rear derailleur, Magura levers, Campagnolo headset, Avocet touring cranks, and tandem Mafac cantilever brakes.

This frame was built originally for Roger Sands of The Bicycle Center in Santa Cruz CA.





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