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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:25 am 
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Shockster-add-on-rear-suspension-New-Rare-mountain-bike_W0QQitemZ7219415476QQcategoryZ42317QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
ever heard of this before ??????


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:54 am 
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I vaguely remember those - does it bolt on to your dropouts and then the suspension bolts onto the wheel?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:03 pm 
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i remember them i nearly bought one


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:45 pm 
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I kind of remember reading about them, but never saw one. They bolted to the dropouts and the canti mounts. But the extra weight, increased wheelbase and price seemed to thankfully put most people off :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:38 pm 
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it does look a bit heavy , let alone scary .


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I do recall those. Looks a bit heath robinson.

If that's bad who recalls the front suspension which involved turning the front forks round, a bit of angle iron and a bungy cord? Seem to rememeber them advertising in MBA back in the day


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:01 pm 
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ATZ , used to have a similar system , where you had to turn the original fork around .

Philippe Perakis , a swiss rider was very successfull on this system . He used to ride for Cilo .


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:14 am 
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Yes I remember him - that was a downhill bike - fluo colours (yellow and pink) the forks were backwards (almost zlink Kona style) and the rear looked pretty similar (almost a second set of stays on a parallelogram linkage system)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:23 am 
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I also remember a British company (Ozone maybe) producing something which bolted onto your dropouts and gave about an inch or rear suspension.
Some things are best left in the past...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:44 pm 
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ozone... hahha, i remeber those too.. what a pile of .... ;)


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