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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:24 pm 
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Poor Jez,

and to think that I used to have five slings down in the basement :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:45 pm 
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You sh*t Rody ;)

lol :P


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:22 am 
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Gotta find a rigid fork for mine. Sling Shots look much cooler whith stiff front ends....


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 Post subject: Sweet Slingshot!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:31 pm 
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Thats a very nice set up! I've always wanted to try a slingshot with a rigid fork. Does it feel rear-bobbish when you accelerate?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:33 pm 
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No, if you stay seated. If you stand, it doesn't bob, but it swings quite a lot.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:53 pm 
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Thanks for all the compliments guys. :wink:

I just wanted to say that this is a fast bike, once you used to it.
When you start, there is a lot of energy going into the frame because it flexes a lot. But when you get it going there is no stopping.
You are getting in a kind of rhythm that you will not stop.

The steering is not so pin point as a rigid frame (a little bit on the slow side), but it corrects steering faulty's.

The next step for me is to mount a Pace RC-31 C-type short version 1 inch forks with a Ringle stem.
The fork is waiting to arrive (waiting from the end february. :( .... .) and the (black) Ringle Zooka stem is allready mine.

Special note for Jezz:
Sorry i am not selling this bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:34 am 
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Sigh.... :?


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 Post subject: slingshot with ringle
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:46 pm 
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hi michiel,

Nice slingshot!
Will you post an updated picture once you've put on the ringle stem?

(Hee, that stem sounds familiar to me... :) Did you find the trail in Lage Vuursche when you picked it up? You had a real nice Merlin with you!)



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:24 pm 
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obi-wan-mtb wrote:
hi michiel,

Nice slingshot!
Will you post an updated picture once you've put on the ringle stem?

(Hee, that stem sounds familiar to me... :) Did you find the trail in Lage Vuursche when you picked it up? You had a real nice Merlin with you!)



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Hi Marcel,

Nice meeting you here.
Yes i found the trail in Lage Vuursche: it was really nice, but the weather was bad (lots of rain that day).

I will post a photo when the Slingshot is equipped with the Ringle stem.
But thats goinig to ta a long time i think, because i am still waiting for the Pace fork to arrive.


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