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 Post subject: Action-Tec
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:15 am 
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Way back, I had a copy of MBA with an Action-Tec test in it, and one photo in the test remained on my bedroom wall as a poster for ages.. The dude was pulling a wheelie or something, and the bike just looked awesome.. It was red, with pretty stock parts, but the frame I think was a steel unit?

They make a similar frame in Scandium or 7005 now, and it's not a bad price [US$900].. Anyone seen any of these about?

Does anyone have the MBA I'm jabbering about and could scan in the test? :)

I should have perhaps prefaced this post with a notice that I was very very bored at work and drifted off into a RetroBike Reminisce.. :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:12 pm 
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I've got an MBA mag with an action tec feature. uses the inside headtube fork that was later ripped off (badly!) by c'dale. grafton mag lite cantis, e-cranks. xt parts. titec carbon post, ti bar, action tec ti stem. umma gumma tyres set @ silly low pressures. was russ robinsons very own bike.
that the article? (frame in this feature is alu, not steel)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:57 pm 
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That's the one scant! Any chance of a scan of the large colour photo? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:19 am 
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scan? that involves IT skills that I dont have! :( ...plus a scanner..


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:36 am 
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How about a rough drawing? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:26 pm 
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how old are those actiontec frames??? they have canti cablestops and no disk mounts!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:29 pm 
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m1kesmith wrote:
how old are those actiontec frames??? they have canti cablestops and no disk mounts!!


...& the internal suspension fork is still smoother than a brand new c'dale ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:51 pm 
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scant, that build you described in the test sounds awesome.. I reckon that might be my next project.. A Russ Robinson Replica..

Ebay here I come.. [and i just finished paying off the Visa too :cry: ]


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:51 am 
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Years ago I had a brochure from Boulder Bikes (from around '92), they made what was know as the 'Foreman Camera Bike'. It used an Action Tec head-tube shock as well as telescopic forks (forget which ones). It had a really long top tube with a mount for a Steady Cam for filming.
Naturally I threw the brochure out years ago one on of my many moves :cry:

Around that time you could get Action Tec shocks as an aftermarket shock, but you needed a 1.25" headtube. I was thinking of getting one when I ordered my Intrepid (got a Marzocchi XC 400 instead).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:39 am 
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LQQK, I've also got an MBA with that boulder bike in :roll:


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