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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:54 pm 
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I got this ROCK SHOX "Paris-Roubaix" fork from a friend of a friend who bought this Rock Shox in 1992 and never got to used it. The guy kept it in their garage shop for many years and probably forgot all about it. I was speechless when I first saw it; the guy sold it 'for a song'!!! Sorry, chaps!! This toy will forever be attached to my old Trek. Cheers!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:58 pm 
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Dragonfly that frame is way too big for you.

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ededwards wrote:
I remember seeing a pic of Steve Bauer with Rockshox fitted for Paris Roubaix and the bike also had a VERY slack seat tube angle so the rider was almost sitting behind the rear hub. It looked really weird - or is my memory playing tricks on me?


I remember it also - really slack seat angles like a butchers' bike. Looked hideous!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:50 pm 
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I was just trying to find a picture of the slack angled bike (sounds like it would fit me perfectly), when I came across these excellent retro shots:

http://www.tour-de-france.cz/foto.asp?FotoID=8


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hamster wrote:
ededwards wrote:
I remember seeing a pic of Steve Bauer with Rockshox fitted for Paris Roubaix and the bike also had a VERY slack seat tube angle so the rider was almost sitting behind the rear hub. It looked really weird - or is my memory playing tricks on me?


I remember it also - really slack seat angles like a butchers' bike. Looked hideous!


It was something like a 60' seat and head angle and he was almost pedalling forward (if you see what I mean). The lower part of his leg was vertical when the cranks were parallel to the ground. This meant he was sitting a lot lower than most of the other riders and I can't imagine that controlling it was very easy, especially in Paris-Roubaix.

I'm sure the article about it was in Cycle Sport or Pro Cycling or one of the other 'glossies'.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:56 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
I remember seeing a pic of Steve Bauer with Rockshox fitted for Paris Roubaix and the bike also had a VERY slack seat tube angle so the rider was almost sitting behind the rear hub. It looked really weird - or is my memory playing tricks on me?



I seem to remember this too and reckon it was a merckx or one of the motorola bikes :?

I'm sure cannondale made a road bike with front sus too.


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It would have been painted up in team colours but I think it was built by some guy who thought he had re-invented the bike and it was going to be the next 'big thing' in pro road racing.

If it had been any good the UCI would have banned it anyway.

I don't remember Steve B. having any results with it and he retired soon after.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:33 pm 
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I'm sure I remember Eric DuClos LaSalle riding the Roubaix one year and the bike just collapsed on him.


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