I've had this bike since about 1995 or 1996, which makes me it's longest-owner, I think. But I am not the original owner. I bought it from Flagstaff local-legend Steve Garro of Coconino Cycles fame, who owned it back in the day... even before he was a world-famous frame builder.
Before that this bike was owned by another well-known local Flagstaff Mutant, a guy named Rex, who bought it at Cosmic Cycles, Flagstaff's original mountain bike shop, sometime back in the early 1990s.
The spec sheet that I got from Steve when I bought the bike indicates "Prices effective 4/1/92".
It's not really a collector's item. It's certainly not in pristine or near-perfect condition by any means; I've ridden it a lot, all over. But it's certainly a special bike, two different-sized wheels, handmade in Sebastopol by Scot Nicol, stuff like that. Plus, it's got a few cool parts on it. Over the years I've done my best to A) fix it up just a little... and B) keep it in decent condition while riding it on a regular basis.
When I got it it had never been painted, just primered... and Sharpie'd by Steve. My personal favorite was written in bold lettering on one of the seatstays: "Yes, the rear wheel is smaller!"
This is how it looked shortly after I got it stripped, painted a neat gray with blue-metallic overspray, decaled, and finished with several layers of clear-coat. Better, I think:
Like all Mountain Trials of this vintage, has a 26" front wheel and a 24" rear wheel, 15" chainstays, a 72 degree headtube, a 72.5 degree seat-tube, a 22.75" top tube, a 12" bottom-bracket, and a 2x8 drivetrain with a milled-down outer chainring to act as a bash guard. It's still got its original original Koski fork and the original Salsa high-rise stem, too.
Needless to say, it's rather unique. Of all the bikes I own, it's easily the most challenging to really ride well.