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 Post subject: 1993 Intense spider
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:51 pm 
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This may be of interest to the lovers of olde worlde boingy bikes. I have been trawling the web and cant find any real world info on this (only 2 or 3 mediocre photographs). As far as I can tell this dates back to 1993, theres no serial number to date it but the kit that was hanging on it supports this.
The shock is a risse, I can only guess there is a coil hiding inside as there is no air valve evident, On the scales it comes out at bang on 5 pounds so is quite the featherweight for its era. I have not ridden it as yet as I had to knock up a new main pivot bolt and will probably ned to source some dome headed bolts for chainset clearance.
It seems funny that theres not a visible intense following on here considering their early bouncy race heritage etc, the build quality general solidness of this looks (to my eyes) like something that was a few years ahead of the pack although its tiny little main pivot bearings do betray its age. There seems to be a steady supply of uzzi's and m1's out there but little info or other examples of these that I can dig out. I would be interested if anybody has any insight into how long these were produced for or if they were something that never made it into significant production.....hope you like the pics

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:55 pm 
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More of the same....
Check out the novel device on the seat tube which gives the back end extra stiffness, they are hard plastic plates and I dont think I dare use them in the west yorkshire gritty mud. I suspect I will be dead and buried before any replacements show up for sale.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Wow. Thanks for the detail pics. I am also interested in the history. Even Mombat first flight bikes has no information, while he has most of the USA mtb's in his collection, there isn't a single Intense on the website.
My oldest Intense is a '98 M1 would like to see the bikes they did the years before.

It is interesting to see they kept the same style rear forks for a long time, the chain and seat stay construction of a '99 uzzi and a '02 Tracer are practically the same as your '93. I mean the square tubes with the bend CNC'ed plates welded at a 45 degree angle.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 pm 
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I think there is a nice fork option for this in the for sale section at the moment, in your for sale thread there is a pic of two of these fully built, is the fork on the model in the background an Answer Kamakazie, or DH....?

My eyesight isnt what it was, but both the Kamakazie and the Dh are for sale, possibly with a choice of steerers too....

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