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 Post subject: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:14 am 
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I was talking to a mate about this the other day. I could have sworn that there was a company who made MTB steering dampers. Who were they and how did they work?


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 Post subject: Re: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:26 am 
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i remember people using them on jump bikes for no handed landings etc. Motorbike ones aren't huge so I expect they just used those tbh.


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 Post subject: Re: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:26 am 
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I believe Odyssey made one, and there was also the 'Dampenator' (headset?) - not quite sure how or if that worked..!


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 Post subject: Re: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:49 am 
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Hopey still make them. The odyssey one was little more than a car boot damper strapped to the side of the bike as I recall


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 Post subject: Re: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:44 pm 
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pete_mcc wrote:
Hopey still make them. The odyssey one was little more than a car boot damper strapped to the side of the bike as I recall


The LBS where I bought my Chill in 91 had the Oddysey dampers in the parts cabinet. Looked at one. Thought it was a novelty. Same with the spring only unicrown Scott forks they were flogging, too.

Oh, and the dampers in ZZYZX forks have TOYOTA xxxx-xxx-xx stamped on them.


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 Post subject: Re: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:32 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
pete_mcc wrote:
Hopey still make them. The odyssey one was little more than a car boot damper strapped to the side of the bike as I recall


The LBS where I bought my Chill in 91 had the Oddysey dampers in the parts cabinet. Looked at one. Thought it was a novelty. Same with the spring only unicrown Scott forks they were flogging, too.

Oh, and the dampers in ZZYZX forks have TOYOTA xxxx-xxx-xx stamped on them.


i have never see toyota on the dampers in ZZYZX Forks??? not that the dampers last long anyway..


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 Post subject: Re: Steering dampers
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:20 pm 
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used one on my old rd350lc and on my tl1000s..never gone fast enough to have on on a bicycle


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