Off Road Toad / 1988

In 1984, Rod Kirkham, the owner of Toad Cycles and Mountain and Beach Bicycles, in Vancouver, crafted a 26" BMX cruiser using aluminum tubing he purchased from Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. Kirkham named his cruiser the Road Toad. In late 1988, the Off-Road Toad debuted. The Off-Road Toad was a line of mountain bikes designed and produced by Kirkham, and manufactured at Rocky Mountain Bicycles in Richmond, B.C. Derek Bailey, who was a well-known and respected frame builder, fillet brazed roughly 30 Off-Road Toads. Subsequent batches of Toads, about 50, were TIG welded by Chris Dekerf. This Off-Road Toad was one of the Derek Bailey builds and features the original paint from production. 


Frame: Off Road Toad 

Fork: Bontrager 

Stem: Rocky Mountain / (Derek Bailey) Fillet brazed 

Headset: Mavic / 315 

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Handlebar: Synchros 

Shifters: Shimano Deore XT M732 

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M735 

Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M735 

Brake Levers: Magura 

Front Brake: IRD Switchback 

Rear Brake: Shimano Deore XT BR733 U-Brake with Brodie Booster 

Crankset: Syncros / Revolution 

Chainrings: Shimano Deore XT M735 

Pedals: Shimano Deore XT M730 

Hubs: Phil Wood / Second Gen 

Rims: Mavic / MA40 

Tires: Continental / Baja 

Seatpost: Syncros / Titanium 

Saddle: Avocet II 

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Grips: ODI / Mushroom 

Chain: Shimano / UG Chain 

Cogs: Suntour / Winner Pro 

Owner: Lucas Longman