1988 S&M Mad Dog
Early oddball S&M Mad Dog, Cooks Bros built
This Cooks Bros built S&M Mad Dog with original matching fork is previously listed on the site via my friend Kris, known here as Lacarti. I am now the second owner as Kris has a wedding to pay for. Decals and finish remain original though I treated some of the bad chips/rusty spots with some sand paper and paint to keep things from getting worse. Swapped out a few bits like cranks and bars due to missing or wrecked pieces. Rebuilt the wheels due to rusty spokes. Now she's looking pretty great.
After some discussion with a couple members here, we noted some rather unique features to this particular frame.
1) No serial number
2) down tube diameter is the smaller K9 design size of a 4" circumference instead the 4.5" circumference all other known Mad Dogs are known to be
3) the way the top and down tube meet the head tube is more spread out like the K9 D-Zine than the Mad Dogs listed on the Museum as well
4) Unlike a K9 D-Zine, this has a chain stay bridge behind the bottom bracket, however, it is does not have a weep hole like every other Mad Dog listed here.
My guess is a first batch/transitional S&M Mad Dog. According to a past interview with Moeller, the main differences between the K9 and the Mad Dog where larger and thicker O.D. Tubing as well as the C.S. bridge. This seems to be caught in the middle.