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 Post subject: Bigfoot smokestone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:47 pm 
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Rare and beautiful...........................
I just love those elevated chainstays.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:05 am 
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Mmmmm, early 90s.

Wasn't there a connection with another brand called 'ozone'. There was a 'Bigfoot' shop in Gloucester which may have had a connection with the brand.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:43 pm 
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Hot looking bike, I must admit that I am not to familar with Bigfoot bikes. Anyone ever own one of these puppies?.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:00 pm 
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rutteger wrote:
Mmmmm, early 90s.

Wasn't there a connection with another brand called 'ozone'. There was a 'Bigfoot' shop in Gloucester which may have had a connection with the brand.


:idea: Do you mean this one :?: , notice the reference to Mammoth, coincidence do you think :?:


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 Post subject: smokestone became ozone
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:33 am 
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Smokestone is quite a perculiar name for a frame.

BigFoot & Ozone were the same the co. had to change names because of trademark problems ... (a bit like when the dust brothers became the chemical brothers).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:47 am 
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tangent wrote:
Smokestone


See what they've done there. That's Gloucester for you :roll:


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 Post subject: Smokestone...
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:41 pm 
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Hi all,I,think the "foot" in Bigfoot was Graham Foot who owned the shop in Gloucester.In the mid/late nineties production moved to the...

Glennys Industrial Estate.
Latimer Road,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex.

I, seem to remember that a chap from Eastbourne called Mick Sefton had developed a rear suspenion system that bolted to the frame to replace the rear drop out plates.
A friend of mine had a Smokestone with the rear suspension conversion and it used to be fairly reliable despite all the pivots envolved and used the bike regularly until the elastomers split.
I also remember that Ian Piley was the welder at the Eastbourne works which shut in about 1998 ish.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:53 pm 
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You mean this one :?: , think I kinda like this a lot :P .
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:arrow: Another manufacturer came up with one called the softail :arrow: old review from Mtn biker 1994.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:07 pm 
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wild design. Don't recall every seeing any in use.

Enjoy the comments regarding disk brakes in the review :D


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 Post subject: well well
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:47 pm 
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just seen the pictures and lots of memories come flooding back, lots of Malvern Classic events with our Bigfoot Marquee.

I've still got a few frames, my wife still rides her's, it's done thousand of miles, I've a gold anodised 19" frame in my garage gathering dust. here's a pic of it in all it's glory.


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