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#1 2011-03-06 1:47am

12welvemonkeys
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1984 Vector Mark 2

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1984 Vector Mark 2

Very very rare 1st gen. of the in house made Vector Mark 2's

One of the major differences that I can see that never made the production model in mid to late 1984 is the X brace welded between the chain stays. A similar brace was used much later on around 1986 on the overseas made Victory 1 and 2 frames.

Second: Looks to be handle bar stickers (that were cut) used for the seat stay decals..... actual production models still used the long hash mark decals from the 2nd gens.
Third: looking at the headtube decal, someone took the time to cut out all the chrome so that the white of the frame showed through. My guess is that they were thinking of replacing the chrome in the decals with clear so that the actual color of the bike would show though. Again this never made it to the production models, they used the same headtube as the 2nd gens. 



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Last edited by 12welvemonkeys (2011-11-04 6:05pm)


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#2 2011-03-06 2:00am

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

Wow!!!!! You gonna put this one together Joe?

I have never seen one like this.

Awesome stuff dude. smile


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#3 2011-03-06 5:40am

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

No Sir, this one will hang on the wall and go with me to shows smile


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#4 2011-08-12 12:38pm

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

Almost positive this was Jon "Corky" Harrisons frame. He was sponsored by Vector. His dad had the x brace put in because the Vectors were too flex y . Frame was built in TN. Corky was given a bunch of decals and did the cut outs with a razor knife to customize it. Check the bottom bracket for intials. cool


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#5 2011-08-12 1:16pm

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

outdrstr wrote:

Almost positive this was Jon "Corky" Harrisons frame. He was sponsored by Vector. His dad had the x brace put in because the Vectors were too flex y . Frame was built in TN. Corky was given a bunch of decals and did the cut outs with a razor knife to customize it. Check the bottom bracket for intials. cool

Interesting, I just looked and it does NOT have any marking on it at all smile


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#6 2011-09-23 7:30pm

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

Hey, Corky here. Just to clear up the proto frame. My dad and I had Joe Martino put that brace in before powder coating. My dad was notorious for having the straightest drive line so I think he trimmed the bottom braket width on this one. Anyway, the information above is a little incorrect. My initials aren't on the bottom bracket. My pops would engrave my name on the fork steerer tube and on the bottom bracket spindle. I did cut the sticker out with an exacto knife. That took awhile. My dad and I are trying to find some pics of the frame with the brace in. I have one from a Rome GA national but it's hard to see. Still looking for a good pic. I sold that bike many years ago when I was getting into mountain bike racing. Wish I had some of it back. I still have my factory Vector jerseys and pants but no more frames. I used a black chrome fork with the white frame. I don't remember who or where I shipped the frame to when I sold it. You are correct, it was a prototype but really was a special request to eliminate some flex in the frame. I was just talking to David Hardin of Nashville about this frame and racing at Dixieland. Anyway, it's good to see the old girl again.

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#7 2011-09-24 5:24pm

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

Thank you for the information..... great story smilesmile




corksforkbikeshop wrote:

Hey, Corky here. Just to clear up the proto frame. My dad and I had Joe Martino put that brace in before powder coating. My dad was notorious for having the straightest drive line so I think he trimmed the bottom braket width on this one. Anyway, the information above is a little incorrect. My initials aren't on the bottom bracket. My pops would engrave my name on the fork steerer tube and on the bottom bracket spindle. I did cut the sticker out with an exacto knife. That took awhile. My dad and I are trying to find some pics of the frame with the brace in. I have one from a Rome GA national but it's hard to see. Still looking for a good pic. I sold that bike many years ago when I was getting into mountain bike racing. Wish I had some of it back. I still have my factory Vector jerseys and pants but no more frames. I used a black chrome fork with the white frame. I don't remember who or where I shipped the frame to when I sold it. You are correct, it was a prototype but really was a special request to eliminate some flex in the frame. I was just talking to David Hardin of Nashville about this frame and racing at Dixieland. Anyway, it's good to see the old girl again.


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#8 2013-10-23 3:34am

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

pretty rad back story, nice frame! cool


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#9 2014-05-28 7:39pm

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Re: 1984 Vector Mark 2

corksforkbikeshop wrote:

Hey, Corky here. Just to clear up the proto frame. My dad and I had Joe Martino put that brace in before powder coating. My dad was notorious for having the straightest drive line so I think he trimmed the bottom braket width on this one. Anyway, the information above is a little incorrect. My initials aren't on the bottom bracket. My pops would engrave my name on the fork steerer tube and on the bottom bracket spindle. I did cut the sticker out with an exacto knife. That took awhile. My dad and I are trying to find some pics of the frame with the brace in. I have one from a Rome GA national but it's hard to see. Still looking for a good pic. I sold that bike many years ago when I was getting into mountain bike racing. Wish I had some of it back. I still have my factory Vector jerseys and pants but no more frames. I used a black chrome fork with the white frame. I don't remember who or where I shipped the frame to when I sold it. You are correct, it was a prototype but really was a special request to eliminate some flex in the frame. I was just talking to David Hardin of Nashville about this frame and racing at Dixieland. Anyway, it's good to see the old girl again.

WOW, so cool & RAD! cool

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