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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:38 pm 
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
I dearly want to test one of these. The fact that theyve been going with a pretty similar design since the 80s must mean they are pretty good.


I'd like to try one for sure - as to whether they're any good? They certainly have their fans. I've never even seen one....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:03 pm 
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:wink: They are not expensive, the cheapest is near 900 $ or euros I donót know.


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Forget the new ones...china made Aluminum junk.

Find a classic chromo model, born from Greendale, you'll be much happier.

cheers,

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:06 am 
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i still can't work out how it works?? How can a frame be stiff over ruff ground by using a cable? It is such a great idea. 10/10


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:32 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
i still can't work out how it works?? How can a frame be stiff over ruff ground by using a cable? It is such a great idea. 10/10


Think of it as a 'variable wheelbase'. The bike inch worms, pulls itself along the trail.

In a straight line, the frame is stiff, aside from it's intended suspension characteristics.

In tight twisties with lots of body english, you can flex it out. Feels something like a rear tire a bit too low on air.

If you're a finesse rider that doesn't weigh much, its a great bike.


That tends to fit my riding style. Plus when you get used to the way it rides, you can make it work for you. Drift it a bit in the corners.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:34 am 
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rody wrote:
Forget the new ones...china made Aluminum junk.

Find a classic chromo model, born from Greendale, you'll be much happier.

cheers,

rody


I agree 100%.


The new ones are outsourced soulless overpriced piles.


A mid 90's Slinger with the factory rigid fork are best.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:34 am 
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I'm another rider who has never seen one but would love a good long test.

Old skool steel only for me... but the folding job could be tempting when I'm working away from home.


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rumpfy wrote:
rody wrote:
Forget the new ones...china made Aluminum junk.

Find a classic chromo model, born from Greendale, you'll be much happier.

cheers,

rody


I agree 100%. The new ones are outsourced soulless overpriced piles.

A mid 90's Slinger with the factory rigid fork are best.


Like this one then? (but with some Accutrax or something....)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0136361129


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:00 am 
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"Slingshot by Yeti" WTF?!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:07 am 
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Geoff wrote:
"Slingshot by Yeti" WTF?!


yes - i had a laugh at that too. May go cheap though....


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