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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:21 am 
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This is a new one on me.
Magazine scans courtesy of Pascal Laurent over at 26" Canal Historique on Facebook:

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Looks like a Boulder Gazelle style internal shock, with some crazy upside down double crown forks. 4" travel claimed.
And a handy cable routing to get around the lack of a canti hanger :shock:

Did this ever go anywhere?

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The scan is from VTT magazine, september 1991 and the name of the project was T44 :D

Pascal Laurent is Pascal3 on Retrobike :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Thanks, 24pouces,

I thought he would be around here somewhere.
His 90's magazine scans are providing some excellent bedtime reading :D

Amicalement,


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Must be a prototype in VTT...slightly different (reinforced) swingarm in the 1992 Alpinestars catalogue:
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So there were at least 2 made.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:26 pm 
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I like the look of the first one more! Definitely interesting though - triple clamp inverted forks in 1991!

And I wonder how the brakes actually worked, that cable routing effectively turns the standard calipers into V brakes, a few years ahead of their time.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:25 pm 
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The prototype was steel, at least the first one I think.
It was crap and weighed a lot.

Now to remember where I read that...
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Here you go viewtopic.php?t=116406


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 pm 
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It was crap and weighed a lot.

Sounds just my sort of thing :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:08 pm 
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The prototype was steel, at least the first one I think.
It was crap and weighed a lot.

Now to remember where I read that...
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Here you go viewtopic.php?t=116406



Mr Photobucket wants shooting :evil:

Astars is like an ugly spawn of the Crosstrac & Boulder


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Photobucket certainly does.


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I saw that bike on a magazine cover. Perhaps MBUK… and the bike was red :D


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