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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:09 pm 
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Thats a crazy looking beast alright. :D


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with a lot of the modern adhesives out there you can just about
"glue" anything to anything but the fact that the shell moved when
you tried to strip it is testiment to the original designers astuteness
in the fact that some one might might want to take it apart to fix/maintain
it instead of todays throw it away mentality

that is a cool lookin beast
forks?
what year is is ?
how much travel?
remember there was a lot of european mfr's and germany was no
different
perhaps some of our germanic freinds can shed light

coool as tho
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:51 am 
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Cool, if a little kooky.


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mikee wrote:
forks?
what year is is ?
how much travel?
mikee


1.Still thinking about forks.

2.Think its about a 1993-95 era, no frame number to tell apart from 008 which I pressume is the 8th made ?

3.Never had it rideable yet , was unrideable when I got it and stripped it right down to frame rather than trying to make it work with the parts fitted - but I don't think we are talking much travel, the later ones with a shock had better

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:54 pm 
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Hi Lee, next week I will put something on the scanner that also should definately be part of your collection: Battle Tomahawk ! Interesting engineering I can tell.


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New name to me Melvin, carbon I assume :?:


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Sure! ..but not a monocoque like construction, but carbon tubes bonded to alloy lugs. Full suspension, Mac strut design.


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Melvin, can't wait to see it.

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Fork and stem update :arrow:

going for a Pace RC35 fork and dare I say it.........................a flexstem :o fitted with scott at4-pro's.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:59 pm 
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Is not the pivot point to high? I mean, the bike will pogo around when you pedal it. Also I do not think the rear suspension will be any good, looks very rudimentary.

I would personally not touch this frame, but I may be wrong.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:49 pm 
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Erkan,

I think the pivot point is at about the same height as a San Andreas and even lower than my own Verlicchi - what is a pretty well riding bike, if you figured out how to ride it.

You're right in that the shock indeed is rudimentary, but often this board is on not so advanced stuff. Probably Lee won't do Grand Raid Cristalp with it.

- Melvin


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