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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:57 pm 
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The rear sus only theory goes thus-

You control the forks and thus where the front wheel goes but the rear wheel does not track the front wheel exactly. Consequently the rock you steered the front wheel around could hit the rear and buck the rear wheel upward sending you over the bars. Rear sus in theory would prevent this.

If Gary Klein and all the others who tried this idea had looked at the world of offroad motorcycles back into history they would have known front sus is the important bit. Folk just trying to be clever and ignoring tried and tested ideas.

Early Proflex and Cannondales such as the one Mikee has are prominent exponents of the idea.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:00 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
You going matt black on that eck? And what are you doing with the rear?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:23 am 
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zigzag wrote:
You going matt black on that eck? And what are you doing with the rear?


YEAH ECK I WISH I HAD THOUGHT OF THAT!



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:32 pm 
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yup i'm gona go a sort of satin black for the full bike 8)

i might be selling the kona stinky frame on and use the monster t's on this :twisted:


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:07 pm 
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nice one mr P

thought I would share with you my headset fitting apparatus- the hammer and screwdriver removal kit was also used :lol:

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shifters gazz

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:55 pm 
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mikee wrote:
shifters gazz

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What STi :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:54 pm 
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got all my bikes roadworthy today (in-between showers) and wanted some advice on what you would change on the saracen- looking at rear mech and stem for a starter for ten, what else?

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also took a pic to compare 1997 against 2007- no wonder my back likes the voodoo.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:59 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
got all my bikes roadworthy today (in-between showers) and wanted some advice on what you would change on the saracen- looking at rear mech and stem for a starter for ten, what else?

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Looks good G, I reckon I would just lighten it up a bit (guilty of weightweenitis at the moment :oops: ) make it a whippet keep the voodoo on the slightly burly side. Stem looks alright for now but I'd change that chainring :? periodish XTR would suit too.


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