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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:31 pm 
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Yes, made in Taiwan, but I'm not racist

50-34-24 (now with a 46 instead) CODA MAGIC cranx with a 9 speed 11-32 cogset for on-off road rides. Mavic Krysium wheels and friction mode xt thumbies. Brakes and levers are 1995 FRM. Hope QRs

Now don't tell me this isn't retro


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:42 am 
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cool bike! how does it ride? is the farmboy a 29er?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:25 am 
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:shock: okay that just looks CRAZY! and i mean that in a good way.

can we get some more pics?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:58 am 
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Didn't Klein do a Slingshot frame in the early 90's??

Nice bike anyway!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:40 am 
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:shock: didnt know you could get new slingshots.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:36 am 
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skinnyboy wrote:
Didn't Klein do a Slingshot frame in the early 90's??

Nice bike anyway!

quite sure they didn't.
btw.
http://www.slingshotbikes.com/
http://www.erbbike.com/


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:30 pm 
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Yes it's a 29er, and it rides very well. Now, I don't want to sound like a gull, but the slingshot system which helps you eliminate the pedaling dead spot seems to work... It climbs like a dream (but the road wheels might be responsible here), and it's a good downhiller: the board absobs both front and rear bumps, and with beefier tires it cold be even better. Brakes are quite scary too: i might install a pair of marinovative....

Slingshot still produces bikes: they are now imported in Italy. I've always been a slingshot fan, I used to have a 1991 model. This one is way more rigid; a really serious bike: when I'm in the garage i can't help taking this one and leaving my intense in the corner...

Here's the front end


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:16 pm 
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pic of the rear please. those seat stays look so thin! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:56 pm 
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Quite thin, especially when the boomtube is the biggest I've ever seen. Trustworthy 853, tough...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:23 pm 
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here's the Reynolds rear end, as requested... 8)


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