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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:04 am 
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I never know what's going to turn up in my files when I'm looking for something else.

This was an early rear-suspension bike called the Boulder, which as far as I know only existed as prototypes.

As you can see, the shock absorber is incorporated into the top tube. It doesn't look very rugged.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:03 am 
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Beautiful bikes those, they did get into production as the Boulder Defiant and had quite a good run. Surprisingly they rode really well, some even made it over to Europe (even a Ti version was made: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10271).

Boulder had a fair range of similar bikes at the time and I think their website is still going (although I don't think the company is....)


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 1:32 pm 
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yup- certainly did get going- as I had a gazelle. Lovely machine. I think I even have spme swingarm bushes knocking around. I'd be in a position to machine copies for anyone requiring them if they have a frame in need of refurb


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 5:02 pm 
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I have a Defiant turning up any day now from USA...


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 2:56 am 
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Found the Boulder literature.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:52 am 
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How photoshopped is that last picture? :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:18 am 
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Looks like she's in for a nasty landing as well as a few saddle sores....


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 4:35 am 
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:12 am 
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ROFL! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 10:58 pm 
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that intrepid is nice :P :twisted:


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