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 Post subject: Any info on this CR-7?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Easthampton MA, USA
I know nearly nothing about this CR-7 that showed up at the Spooky factory today,
other than I need to build a replica of it for a customer.
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Looks like it must be a 91 or '92 based on the push-push Xt on it, and it reminds me of an old Mantis.

Did any of these obviously poorly designed frames make it? It has some kickass Japanese craftmanship and is nearly cherry except for a few scuffs on the toptube.

Why the hell am I building a replica?
Bueller?

Except for the headtube, I'm pretty sure I have the tubes around here to build one just like it, but besides the 7005 sticker I can't figure out if it's butted or straight-gauge tubing.

Information on this thing is scarce, but I obviously want to know more about this thing to have a little bit more fun building it.

Any info or more in depth background, besides what I can find in a quick Google search would be much appreciated. Who raced these? When? Does anyone have an scans?
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:00 am 
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MBUK did a great artical on it,riding 2 of them in the alps,i'd love to see that article again....


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:33 am 
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I remember that as well

IIRC it was Steve Worland testing it and the bike was a yellow/red fade...I'll see if I can dig it out over the weekend as I know I've got that issue somewhere!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:01 am 
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the major improvement to that bike would be larger, better quality bolts to hold on the rear triangle as they had a habit of snapping.

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/RedCR7.html


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:13 pm 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
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The CR7… One of my dream bike… 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:25 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
The CR7… One of my dream bike… 8)


you can pick them up for only a few hundred bucks


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Yeah I remember that MBUK article too. I think they replaced the bolts with cro-mo ones didn't they? At the time they raved about it being the best bike ever made, which seemed a little OTT.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:39 pm 
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Seem to recall one of the main MBUK testers owning one of these and going on and on about it...

Anyhow why are you building a replica??


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:09 pm 
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someone please upload a scan!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:34 am 
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John wrote:
Seem to recall one of the main MBUK testers owning one of these and going on and on about it...



brant richards, aka zak tempest still has it buried in his basement.


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