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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:32 am 
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This brings me back a bit. Nothing better than a hammered retro race bike of this caliber. More like this please :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:35 am 
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Here is a closer photo of that rear bushing. I don't think a bolt is suppose to be there. It works great, no slop, no signs of a stock bolt placement.

Post a photo of another FS with a bolt there?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:36 am 
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theproscloset wrote:
As far as I can see there is no bolt missing there. That photo looks weird forsure but all is there as far as I can see. It is a bushing that is pressed and goes all the way through. The rear suspension works without bushing slop etc.

Anyone have a photo of that "bolt". I think it is just a pressed bushing but I am not a Bradbury expert and don't claim to be.



Nick

You;re quite correct the back ends held together with push fitted bushing

not the best picture of mine but its too dark here to get anything better


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:41 am 
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That's a beauty! I am trying to nail down the exact build details on this. There are no serial numbers that I can find. Where are the serial numbers on these?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:47 am 
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The serial number on mine is stamped on the BB shell... but then mines from a 93 standard production run

follow Link in signature for more pictures of a stock (later FS)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:48 am 
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Hmmmm this bb is as naked .


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:54 am 
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theproscloset wrote:
Hmmmm this bb is as naked .



I'm not surprised, it was probably custom build to order and never intended to be sold/ moved via an inventry trail around the world like production models

You've got something special there, hopefully someone will post a few action shots of it from B.I.T.D on here soon


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:20 am 
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A very special bike! Very cool! Doug and Travis were the stuff of legends in early mountain bike racing. Still are I suppose.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:29 am 
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Doesnt look that early having Manitou 2's where the very earliest Mani FS / Marin FSR's had 2's with the 1 style brace...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:17 am 
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Really adorable. Like the race-condition with all the battlescars from back in the days!


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