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 Post subject: Slingshot 1992
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:56 am 
BoTM Winner
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IMO retrobikers are split into two groups, people who have ridden a slingshot and people who want to ride one, I was the latter, now I'm the former :D

Frame: Slingshot Boom tube (1992 I think)

Fork: Answer Accutrax

Headset: King 2-nut 1” with 6mm spacer (didn't want to cut the accutrax :wink: )
Stem: Tioga T-bone with Ti quill bolt
Handlebar: Answer Hyperlite
Grips: Yeti Speed grips

Brakes: Marinovative Decelerators
Brake Pads: Kool stop
Cantilever cable hangers: Old stock from B3
Brake Levers: Machine Tech

Shifters: Suntour XC-Pro
Front Derailleur: Suntour XC-Pro
Rear Derailleur: Suntour XC-Pro
Cassette: SRAM 12-28 :oops:
Chain: Sram
Cranks: Cook Bros. Racing ‘E’ cranks
Chainrings: TA 22/33/42
Bottom Bracket: Un71, what else
Pedals: Suntour XC-Pro greaseguard with Power grips

Hub Skewers: Cook Bros. Racing
Rims: Mavic 217
Hubs: Hope Ti
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT
Tyres: Tioga Hound Dawg

Saddle: Flite Transalp
Seatpost: American Classic Ti
Seatpost Binder: Misc

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At the start of this build (in february :oops: ) I had the best intentions of building this completely period correct but a couple of items have sneaked in that aren't. The cranks I've had since new and following a refub I couldn't bear to see them just sitting in a box. The supercool marinovative brakes threw a bit of a spanner in the works when I put all the parts together as I found they required a V brake style lever but now they work great. Took it out for a shakedown ride at the weekend, it rides pretty much like a fast hardtail which gets more compliant the faster you go, and it likes to go fast 8) . Hope the pictures do the bike justice as I'm really happy with the result.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:48 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Very nice 8)

I do love the Cook Bros cranks, always fancied a set.

Does the top tube flex much?

Nice pics BTW, weather looks beautiful :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:05 pm 
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I know which camp I'm in :roll:

I'd love to try one of those, and that looks like a cracker... enjoy :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:18 pm 
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glad you got her together steve, looks beautiful, nice, clean, build (with a hint of pimp!)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:50 pm 
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pickle wrote:
Does the top tube flex much?

Need to get some more riding time in on it but impressions are it doesn't flex at all side to side. And yeah it was a beautiful day.

theboy wrote:
clean, build (with a hint of pimp!)

Cheers, I wish I could've upped the pimp rating with the black machine tech levers, they looked sooooo damn fine for the 5 minutes they were fitted :D
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:52 pm 
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Very nice, clean build. I will always regret not spending more time on mine.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:40 pm 
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That looks great. a nice sunny day in Southport makes a change :D .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:11 pm 
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I don't know what you mean, the sun always shines on Southport and the sea is always in :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:58 am 
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Very, very nice!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:07 pm 
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I like her (or is it a 'he') very much, Steve.
Nice parts; the Marinovative's are awesome.

(Just had a ride on my Slingshot this morning :wink: )


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