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Coolwall June 2011 - Girvin Flexstem
Cool 63%  63%  [ 133 ]
Uncool 37%  37%  [ 78 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:50 pm 
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girvin are the best on my raleigh apex 1993 my trusty relic at least 15000 miles
come on


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:51 pm 
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GT-Steve wrote:
Back in 1990 these were a cool thing to have when you were 14 and everyone else had full rigid set ups and couldn't afford to get one of these.

big, ugly heavy and cumbersome - yes.

Cool? - abso-bloody-lutely 8)


You are the same age as me then! I got mine as a get well present after a big operation from my Dad :D

To be honest it worked better than the Manitou 1s I have on my GT at the moment :D

COOL.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:47 pm 
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There 100% cool with me there part of mountain bike history and development also look good but never used one though

:lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:37 am 
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Going to have to go with COOL purely for the reason that lots of people I knew wanted one back then. :) (But hey, my maxtrax came with cheap elastomer suspension so I was sorted...)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 am 
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Absolutely 100% Cool.... I'd probably still consider putting one on my Raleigh Dyna Tech. Can you imagine that... double cool... a Dyna Tech AND a flexstem!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:03 pm 
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scared the crap out of me first time I rode one but had to have it! was my first foray into bouncy, a retro staple, definitely.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:51 pm 
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There are a substantial amount of retro "things" that don't work particularly well in modern company but are still considered cool - and in my book this is firmly one of them.

If it hit the market today it would bomb, but as a piece of kit in the 90's it was a credible alternative to suspension forks (which lets remember, weren't exactly cutting edge compared to todays offerings...)

The one piece bar/stem combo looks fantastic even today.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Functionall they were all crap, Ti ones do look cool though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Said it before, I'll say it again - just because something is obsolete does not make it cool. Obsolete for a reason.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:30 pm 
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i really like these they do a job really well
dunno if they're cool tho
i'll think on it


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