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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Had one back in the late 90s. It was my go-to all-mountain bike, and I regretted selling it soon after. There weren't a lot of them made (fabrication contracted out to Foes Racing), and I FINALLY found another one.

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Hmmmm, IIRC high pivot swingarm bikes suffer from shock lockout on braking......stay tuned.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:51 am 
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The front torque arm mount I mocked up from an pic of my old bike at work last week is pretty close. Some minor tweaking and it will be ready to make.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:05 am 
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Congrats!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Nice frame looks mint!
I remember seeing Toby Henderson racing on one of these frames in 96. fast looking bikes must be all the red :wink:
The Kuster shocks are good too


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:30 am 
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*Watching* :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:23 am 
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FMJ wrote:
There weren't a lot of them made


Never seen one of these before, you must be over the moon! Looking forward to seeing the build....


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:27 am 
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Made the adjustable front mount for the torque arm yesterday. ID is 1.250", and the seat tube flares out to 1.260" right above the BB, so I'll have to take out another .010 this morning to get it just right.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:40 pm 
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beepbeep wrote:
FMJ wrote:
There weren't a lot of them made


Never seen one of these before, you must be over the moon! Looking forward to seeing the build....


I bought my 96 from my buddy who bought it from one of our old DH team mates. I'm not really sure where he got it. A shop in the US I believe. They're the only two I've seen in the flesh.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:21 am 
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Everything's in place and lines up. Some final deburring and it's done.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:32 am 
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Nice fab work. What's the purpose of the torque arm? Never seen anything like that on a bike.


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