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Tamarack Cycles 1991 Custom Elevated Chainstay MTB

Photo by: Jim Whittington

Mark Beaver began building custom frames in 1989 when he and Michael Thomson took over Cyclesmith near Halifax’s waterfront. Mark is the very definition of a lifer when it comes to cycling. A gifted distance rider, cycling advocate, mechanic and successful business owner—Mark has done it all and is well-respected in Nova Scotia.

Tamarack was a bit of an East Coast secret, at least to me, until I found a super cool elevated chainstay frame hiding in Truro, N.S., about five years ago, while combing Kijiji Canada for vintage mountain bike kit. I snapped up the . . .

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