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 Post subject: Schwinn Straight 8
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:07 pm 
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posted a pic of this a while ago but now got round to giving it its own thread. awesome bike to ride in a downwards direction!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:08 pm 
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few more pics


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:13 pm 
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interesting pull shock on it. what year is the bike?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:21 pm 
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i think its a 99 - its basically a yeti lawwill 8 badged up as a schwinn - yeah the whole suspension arrangement is a bit mad - saw the pull shock on the lobo so thought id add this too!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:23 pm 
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i think its a 99 - its basically a yeti lawwill 8 badged up as a schwinn - yeah the whole suspension arrangement is a bit mad - saw the pull shock on the lobo so thought id add this too!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:53 pm 
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Nice! More DH-classics. It even has a floating brake system.
And is the shock still ok? that would be a pain to find a replacement
What's the weight? (always a tricky question when it comes to DH-bikes
or ladies)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:31 am 
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Nice DH rig! I've never had the fortune to ride one but I remember hearing good things BITD.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:31 am 
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yes the shock is still fine - buttery smooth and no visable wear on the shaft, both the rebound and compression still work fine too!
the floating brake system is really good too - you can feel that the suspension is still working when you are braking into rutted corners where other systems would have the brake jack problem
as for the weight - well il try weigh it properly but for estimation purposes it must be twice what my hei hei weighs - id estimate a good 45lbs.
gonna give it a refresh over this winter - got a NOS mainframe for it and want bits like a new headset etc... so its ready for next year!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:29 pm 
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Nice rig mate, thats an animal! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:17 pm 
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Nice bike! I've one of this and now I'm in the hard process of rebuild, but with the components of the year that was maked.It's a bike of 2000.

The shock is one of my biggest nightmares and headache...

Adios!


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