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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:32 pm 
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MadCowKev wrote:
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



Yeah, that one's a 93. If you can get the stock Slingshot fork, its similar to the Accu Trax fork but not quite as stiff.

I think the quality Slings go until...about the late 90's early 2000's.

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mmmmmmmmMMmmmm! :P


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Actually, I find the fact that it drifts in corners an advantage... Maybe I'm not overskilled, but I have the impression that it sets the rear for the turn, don't know if I'm very clear here.
I admit the frame is an oxymoron on two weels, but it works quite well, especially on rocky climbs, which abound where I live...


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Think it sounds like it needs to be tried to be appreciated. I reserve judgement.


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Biomega do a 24" folder based on the slingshot design


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gump wrote:
Think it sounds like it needs to be tried to be appreciated. I reserve judgement.


There's definitely a slight learning curve (or adjustment period) to riding one. You won't notice it around the parking lot...but open it up and there's something there.


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Yes, it's immediately apparent, especially if you stay seated and pedal smoothly...


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