1991 Formula 1 Cycles full suspension - ex Deb Murrell

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Full article as requested, from Mountain Biker International, August 1993. The main focus of the article is the development of the mono-stay rear triangle developed with Robert’s for the hard tail, which replaced the original e-stay version.

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Rich

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Awesome Si, I’ve always had a thing for Formula 1 bikes...outstanding effort
 

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Another photo courtesy of Neil Simpson. He and Deb Murrell on the way to ‘a downhill in the Vercors’ in 1992 - car borrowed from Dave Price, head of Formuia 1 Cycles.
 

Osella

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Wow.. I had no idea ole Dave Price ran a bike business on the side - and that Formula One Cycles was his!!
Explains the Sauber Mercedes on the wall in the pics above; one of the teams he used to run) Perhaps most well-known for the McLaren F1 GTR racing exploits in the mid 90's.

Phenomenal archaeology on the bike and company too, in awe of those frames. Interesting comparing the build sheet with a massive range triple up front, but a short-cage mech; where in the photos it doesn't seem to be running the granny gear (funnily enough!) in the DH races, and at times only a single ring with chainguide, where a short-cage mech makes a lot of sense.
 
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