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 Post subject: Re: well well
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:51 pm 
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biggerfeet wrote:
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.


If you're Graham, Hi! I live in Cheltenham and keep meaning to get in touch and come riding with you lot at the Bigfoot club but never seem to get round to it! Long sunny days on the way though :)


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 Post subject: Re: well well
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:21 pm 
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biggerfeet wrote:
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.


Piccis please :D , never actually seen one, dont suppose you have one of the full sussers do you ?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:14 pm 
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yes it's Graham here, here's a pic of my gold anodized Bigfoot Smokestone, if only we could of been around today. loads of ideas, which never came to anything. oh well.

i did design a full suss, (not the Softail version) and built it with the help of Amos at Keswick Mountain bikes but it was a one off, all be it a good one, rode like a dream. it's hanging in the KMB shop now. it was going to be called a "Nomad". long before Santa Cruz by the way. (see pic) sorry about the hair.

also her's a pic of my favorite Bigfoot, the purple beast, one of the early versions, totally rigid, note the Answer Accutrax forks, 1 1/4 headset, wicked mud clearence, real short chainstays for amazing climbing


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:24 pm 
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8) 8) 8) would have loved one of them BITD , very nice indeedy

nearest I ever came was the british eagle boss e-stay frame :arrow:

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I have used this page like a bible for the past 5 years ,just thought i would share my smokestone
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Might be a little off topic, but before I open a new thread for this one I thought maybe I´m right here... It´s a smokestone, but I have no clue wich model it is...
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Plus I think it might not have the right dropouts... At least I can not imagine how to fit the rear derailleur. I´d be glad if anyone can help!
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Thanks and Greetz Moritz


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:37 am 
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I have had a couple of smokestones and ozones, the E stay and standard tryangle, but have never seen one like that before.

No canti bridge on rear?

Interesting adjustable rear drop outs, looks to have the rear mech fitting just forward of the axle slot a but like Klein?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:58 am 
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Yes, this frame is wired.. Can find no info on it at all, I have even contacted Graham via facebook, but he could only tell me that the frame must have been built after he had left the original company. The guys who took over the company have vanished and so I can not find anything on this one.

The most wired thing: the dropouts seem to be mirrored. Especially the nick for the derailleur tension screw is on the wrong side... Or am I just to blind to see a possible mounting solution?

That made me think that the dropouts might have been thought to be combined with that softtail prallelogram suspension, as seen on some smokestone bikes...


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Have you tried reversing he drop outs :?:

Basically so the red line and the blue line meet


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 Post subject: Re: Bigfoot smokestone
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:23 pm 
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Yes of course, but the drill holes doesn´t fit the other way arround!


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