the Ladies Phoenix SE

I saw this Phoenix SE in a nice vintage MTB workshop.

Hence it was a 15", I knew its probably too small and I was planning a build for my wife, I offered to trade the frame because we were working on a bike trade anyways.

here a shot how my friend built it (by far too modern for me :))

The frame - unfamiliar decals set up

After arrival I checked the frame and the decals surprised me. Not only the swapped smaller (newer) Phoenix and old-school WTB decal compared to my 16.5 rider, the names of the builder - Steve, Charley and Mark are on the back and front of the seat tube + the extra WTB and Steve Potts decal on the down tube. I was told and belive it this is all original, could be, hence this was already a 1/8" head tube and the time when they changed the model to the newer set up. here some pics.

Besides those decals, I really like the black-blue paint. One indicator why I might be OG paint is, there is no D&D on the left chain stay.

The build

First Version done - a bird with Ti and comfort

DEtails FRAME and Parts




1995 WTB Phoenix SE 

Size 15"
Fork Koski
Stem Ibis Titan
Bar WTB Titan
Headset Chris King
Brakes WTB Speedmaster Toggle Cam + XTR M910


Brake Levers



Specialized Flash

Pedals Suntour XC Pro Greause Guard
Bottom Bracket Action Tec
Derailleur XTR M910
Wheels WTB Classic in Mavic M231
Tyres Specialized Ground Control Umma Gumma + Specilized Tital QRs and Sachs FW
Seat Post Revel Titan
Saddle WTB SST
Grips WTB Gripmaster