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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:04 am 
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Amp-Research-Full ... dZViewItem

Think it's the twin downtube version, so have a look if it's your thing?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:13 am 
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Ooooh is that ever my thing: mmmmmm shiny! :D
Could that be the frame to swap all the bits from my iDrive onto?!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:07 pm 
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hey Torquay!! Grew up there!!!

Don't recognise his name though, so must be younger than
#me :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:15 pm 
Mr Darcy
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hey Torquay!! Grew up there!!!

Don't recognise his name though, so must have been around after me


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:07 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I used to go 'ice' skating in Torquay (grew up in Exeter) - I say 'ice' - it was plastic/wax really - very bizarre and not at all cold...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:08 pm 
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AMP were imported through plymouth (was it still hotlines back then?), so it hasnt travelled far. I'd get it checked out in the flesh as those things were worse for cracking than manitous ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:34 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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the rear suspension never worked properly . because it wasnt working in the right angle , frames used to crack a lot .


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:59 pm 
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cchris2lou wrote:
the rear suspension never worked properly . because it wasnt working in the right angle , frames used to crack a lot .


the shocks were rubbish, bushes wore out well too fast, headtubes came off. mac strut rear ends were the least of their problems maybe! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:05 am 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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I'd still have one :wink:

This rear end was used by quite a few tho eh.. Ted Wojcik, Fat, Titus..


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:59 am 
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kingroon wrote:
I'd still have one :wink:

This rear end was used by quite a few tho eh.. Ted Wojcik, Fat, Titus..


FAT started working on their own version real early on as the alignment was so bad. titus are 1 of the few that stuck with the mac strut & worked on it to beef it up, most noticeably a swing link to take the side load off the shock, the yeti ASR is essentially very similiar.

I dont doubt horsts idea were revolutionary, but his execution was poor; generally too underbuilt.


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