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 Post subject: Schwinn Rocket 88 frame
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Really nice frame this - size 19" . Had this from new. Rides really nice -one of my all time favourite bikes. - hardly any bob and fairly light. This is the 2000 frame - which had the slightly dodgy bottom bracket suspension design. These bearings were replaced with the later design and are new.

The shock is a Stratos which is an air assisted spring design. I bought this in 2002 and the shock cost £350 - gulp. Masses of adjustment on this shock.

Built up at the moment, nice bike to ride, but getting no use and need to thin the herd.

£110 posted

Includes seatpost - a Ritchey. Cranks - NOT INCLUDED

A few scratches, but no dents


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 Post subject: as built
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:18 pm 
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as built


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:15 am 
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Where did you get the shock from? Been Looking for a Stratos supplier for ages!

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 Post subject: Stratos
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Hi Jimmy - I'm afraid Stratos got sued out of existence by Specialized over a dodgy patent infringement.

see http://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomme ... adid=82283

This chap may be able to help but he's in US http://www.thebrokenbike.com/shock_rebuild_contact.html


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:46 pm 
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That is stunning, love those bikes. If I had the cash I would bite your hand off. Unfortunately I need to thin my fleet first to raise some cash. Good luck with the sale.


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 Post subject: tya
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Thanks JSK, they certainly ride well .


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jimmy5willy wrote:
Where did you get the shock from? Been Looking for a Stratos supplier for ages!

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Get your bank manager to give you monies and try avalanche?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:10 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
jimmy5willy wrote:
Where did you get the shock from? Been Looking for a Stratos supplier for ages!

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Get your bank manager to give you monies and try avalanche?


Found a South African shop/manufacturer with that name but no Stratos stuff on their website. Was I in the wrong place? Link? :wink:


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what weight and measurements are the frame. Could it be built lightish 26/27"? And is it a 4" horst link

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 Post subject: Weight?measurement
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:15 am 
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I'll get those details for you in the morning.

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