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    Quote Originally Posted by m-dub View Post
    Interesting shoes? Look like 5 ten soles but???
    Intense had 5-ten make some shoes. They are the original 5-ten mtb shoe.

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    Kind of interesting how many photos/pictures of the M1... a Horst link bike. Not so many of the Specialized. Back then, I wanted to ride a Horst link bike sooooo bad. Now, not so much.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Kind of interesting how many photos/pictures of the M1... a Horst link bike. Not so many of the Specialized. Back then, I wanted to ride a Horst link bike sooooo bad. Now, not so much.
    My best guess would be that the M1's are relatively easy to service, and those that cracked, cracked back in the day. The FSR represented a maintenance nightmare back then, and broke left and right (still does).

    Also the M1's didn't all break the same place, so spares were a bit easier to get.

    The M1 I showed a pic of earlier in this thread, though suffers the lack of such luxury, as those were made in relatively small numbers. The later models were made in huge numbers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Kind of interesting how many photos/pictures of the M1... a Horst link bike. Not so many of the Specialized. Back then, I wanted to ride a Horst link bike sooooo bad. Now, not so much.
    I have 3 older Intenses and they are all FSR. They work very well in my opinion. But I like fully active as much as possible and not really interested in stable platform. The only bike that I have that isn't FSR is a Canfield Bros and that seems to work well too and is a Parallel or LA Link style suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerky View Post
    The only DH bike in my shed dates from 1998... and is in pristine condition as I couldn't ever ride it in the style it deserves.






    That thing is bass-ass.

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    How bout some info on that derailleur. I thought I'd seen everything but that's a first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rep_1969 View Post
    That thing is bass-ass.
    I think that it is one of the absolute best looking old school dh bikes I have seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    How bout some info on that derailleur. I thought I'd seen everything but that's a first.
    I think that it slightly resembles a new Shimano Saint rear derailleur. I also have no clue who made it either but whoever it was seems to have known a thing or two about dh.
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    2000 Titus

    The Quasi Ti is what I rode in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, I upgraded to the orange Quasi DH.
    Those were the days I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caesarleigh View Post
    twistedlizard720: How long ago did you source the swingarm? & from who?
    I got it replaced fall of 2003 directly through Santa Cruz.

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    Lot's of old long travel stuff in this vid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modifier View Post
    Lot's of old long travel stuff in this vid.
    Wow, not too shabby. I lost count of how many Super Monsters I saw...
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    My old San Andreas with a 99 Monster Triple, was running a Gazzalodi 2.6 thanks to Scott from go-ride.com..Also my buddies Joker with 03 Monster Triple...
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    Nice, is that a Stratos Helix on the back of you San Andreas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katana View Post
    Nice, is that a Stratos Helix on the back of you San Andreas?
    yeah, wow good eye, I kinda forgot about that shock...It was a great upgrade from what I remember. The MC is long gone, I cracked the frame and sold the warranty replacement and picked up a Joker which got the Monster T. Still have that bike..

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    loving the old school rigs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rep_1969 View Post
    Those foes are SICK!!
    I've never even heard of a Foes until now. Look really burly.

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    ellsworth dare

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    nice bikes there!

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    Long live the Titus Super Moto. This bike was like butter in the Gnar. I just sold it to buy something newer
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    I did loads of riding on my old school Trek from 1996, but the weight of the bastard killed it for me. It now hangs in the workshop on the wall, it makes a better paper weight.
    For those that dont know, Intense is having a parking lot sale on on Feb 24-25. See their face book for more info. Loads of bargains, old stock, discontinued models, ex team parts, forks wheels shocks, tires and most importantly. 2011 Demo bikes.

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    I'm still riding my 03/04 Armageddon, actually starting back into riding it i should say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    How bout some info on that derailleur. I thought I'd seen everything but that's a first.
    EGS UpCage

    Produced at the end of the 90' i think, by a french company. Pretty innovative design also

    EGS Up Cage derailleur

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzurpator View Post
    EGS UpCage

    Produced at the end of the 90' i think, by a french company. Pretty innovative design also

    EGS Up Cage derailleur

    Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I sent that Super Duper 8 frame to a guy in NY for $25 shipping! Hopefully he posts pics once the build is done.
    Pics will be on the way in the next couple months! Just finished my Sunday build so the super 8 is next. Starting to get parts slowly but surely. I want to have it ready for opening day at mountain creek. Thanks again for such a sweet ride!

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    I dig this thread. I too am old school. I just picked up an 04 or 05 santa cruz bullit frame. Thing is thrashed but there isn't any structural damage so I'm gonna give it a fresh paint job. The problem is I have to get the rear triangle separated from the rest of the frame to do a good job but I'm not quite sure how. I pulled the bolt out as shown in the picture but I'm not exactly sure how it is all held together and how to get it separated safely. Anybody know how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan326 View Post
    I dig this thread. I too am old school. I just picked up an 04 or 05 santa cruz bullit frame. Thing is thrashed but there isn't any structural damage so I'm gonna give it a fresh paint job. The problem is I have to get the rear triangle separated from the rest of the frame to do a good job but I'm not quite sure how. I pulled the bolt out as shown in the picture but I'm not exactly sure how it is all held together and how to get it separated safely. Anybody know how?
    looks like you need to press the center thread pin out

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    Yeah I tried tapping it out but it didn't seem to wanna move so I didn't push it cuz I didn't wanna screw it up. It's the only frame I got :-)

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    Soak it with penetrating oil overnite and press it out. I'm pretty sure all you need is a socket the same size or if you are going to replace the pin just get a long bolt and pound it out. You may get away doing it that way without damaging the pin threads.
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    Sweet. That's a good idea.

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    i can see a pinchbolt there. i am assuming you loosened that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i can see a pinchbolt there. i am assuming you loosened that?
    Thanks for the tips guys. Sorry I didnt mean to take the focus away from bad ass old school DH bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i can see a pinchbolt there. i am assuming you loosened that?
    Ah tyin to sell me your shock huh? It came with a 5th element on it so I'm gonna see how that performs. If it sucks, I will probably turn to a fox coil-spring. Good looks.

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    seriously? all these pages and no canfield bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshalolson View Post
    seriously? all these pages and no canfield bikes?
    they are not that old
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivan326 View Post
    Ah tyin to sell me your shock huh? It came with a 5th element on it so I'm gonna see how that performs. If it sucks, I will probably turn to a fox coil-spring. Good looks.
    no. loosen the bolt on the side of the bearing. in your photo if is on the right side. If you don't loosen that it will stay clamped to bearing. these are known as "pinch bolts"

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    Canfield Brothers "Big Fat Fatty Fat" built in 1999.
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    That thing is oh so sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrub View Post
    Soak it with penetrating oil overnite and press it out. I'm pretty sure all you need is a socket the same size or if you are going to replace the pin just get a long bolt and pound it out. You may get away doing it that way without damaging the pin threads.
    Your method worked good man. Thanks. It's tough when somethin is in so tight ya feel like if gonna break it but the penatrating oil loosened her up nicely.

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    '02 Norco Team DH

    A bike for all seasons! I just love this bike!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike View Post
    Canfield Brothers "Big Fat Fatty Fat" built in 1999.
    Looks like it's rock'n fat 24s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerky View Post
    The only DH bike in my shed dates from 1998... and is in pristine condition as I couldn't ever ride it in the style it deserves.





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    And I have something to show you it is Scott FX-DH 1996. It is as good as new to ride it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I have a large Super 8 frame sitting here in immaculate shape (redesigned swingarm) in need of a rider to bring it back to life. You'd have to be able to source the unique width rear hub it requires (I'll include the quirky brake adapter it requires). This is the pimpin-est of all Super 8s as I had a custom shock shuttle made to accommodate a longer stroke Romic shock and Ti spring (800lb I think) achieving 9" of travel. The frame is perfect and the shock only had 1 season of use. Free to the first person who can pick it up or pay the shipping (approx $60?).
    Had i seen this when you posted it I would have been all over it lol
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    dont mean to high jack the forum but, I know that its not that old school but i was lookin at the 2003 santa cruz bullit.it looks awsome but i was wondering if i put a talus 36 with 180mm of travel could i climb it uphill??There arent a ton of downhill things near me but i wanted a freerdie bike and its at a decent price.are there anything really bad with 2003 santa cruz bullits or are they as good as like and 2006....just wondderin..and thoughts thanks again and sory....dont know how to start me own thread...

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    Love old school dh

    I am running the 2002 santa cruz bullit and love it. Step down from my V10 but still a solid sick bike,

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    My 05 Bullit right before I sold it :(

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    nice color!

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    Awesome bike!!

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    I guess I can post here now

    2000 bb7. fresh spray bomb paint job, can't wait for the season to start!

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    Lobo

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbnozpikr View Post
    Some of those saddles are like couches. Who needs a tandem when you've got a love seat...
    Hey I love my Love Seat! I've got 3 of them, they are the only saddle that will hold up to newbie on a skibike with his fat ass on the saddle flintstoning his feet on the ground!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnhilld View Post
    All original '98 GT Lobo
    Dang, that's hot. I have a friend with a very similar build (I think it's the Lobo) and absolutely love it.
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    personally i like all the new stuff dont get me wrong some of the old were proven amazing designs but new is there and sometimes the old i find cant keep up.

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    it is importend history

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    11 years old, still kicking!

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    Sick paint !!!!!

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    awesome paintjob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freerydejunky View Post
    11 years old, still kicking!

    a) that bike is still awesome
    b) you changed your username?
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    GP Cycles RAD 1

    Way cool.
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    This is being brought out of retirement and rebuilt for this years trip to the Alps


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    I think that was another Intense Uzzi DH/M1 variant painted for another company. There were a few years there that several other companies were racing and selling Intenses.
    It was after Leagh and Brian were riding Intense's that Mongoose tried to build their own DH bike. The NX 9.5. it never took off.
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    i don't know who the owner is of that straight8 in post #19 on page 2 but it's one seeeeexy relic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    i don't know who the owner is of that straight8 in post #19 on page 2 but it's one seeeeexy relic!
    That's post #33 for those not wanting to search around, as I had to. The number is in the right corner

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    sometimes the hunt is 1/2 the fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    a) that bike is still awesome
    b) you changed your username?

    Got the Totem Coil rebuilt Monday.

    Bike still hauls the mail! Its ready for a cross country DH shred session. Starting next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    i don't know who the owner is of that straight8 in post #19 on page 2 but it's one seeeeexy relic!

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    old school is the way to go

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    twistedlizard, thats a sick rig

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    Thanks. Mine isn't the only sick one though. Seeing all these rigs takes me back and fills me with a unique excitement reminiscent of that time of my life. Keep them coming!


    Quote Originally Posted by dtc81 View Post
    Pics will be on the way in the next couple months! Just finished my Sunday build so the super 8 is next. Starting to get parts slowly but surely. I want to have it ready for opening day at mountain creek. Thanks again for such a sweet ride!
    I'm really curious what you are doing with the Cranks and Brakes. I need to get new cranks on my S8 and I feel a new set of Avid Codes are in my future. Just not sure how everything will bolt up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnhilld View Post
    All original '98 GT Lobo
    wow thats wierd

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    You DO love your Schwinns, don't you

    one of these is next on my list... http://oldroads.com/IMG/OK1.GIF ,,, http://www.zingmagazine.com/zing2/liz/58.jpg
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    Hi! I like the recent frames style, but I would prefer retro Forks such Marzocchi Monster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    It was after Leagh and Brian were riding Intense's that Mongoose tried to build their own DH bike. The NX 9.5. it never took off.
    This is the bike with weird back geometry :P

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    Check out this Hotness!

    O.G. VPP







    Balfa VPP?


    Some more Foes Love


    That 14" travel GSR I had mentioned early in the thread!


    WTF?


    Giant ATX prototype


    Wow.


    How old is this thing?




    Bombshell DH bike


    Sunn


    Turner Afterburner


    An interesting one here. Conejo ARS/5 DH. Couldn't find any decent photos and the photos on the link aren't loading for me.
    BikePedia - 1995 Conejo ARS/5 XT Judy DH Complete Bicycle

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    rocking the invereted forks

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    the old school bikes looks so much beefier then modern ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedlizard720 View Post

    Turner Afterburner
    I owned a turner afterburner for many years, incredible bike, when they came out in 97 they were miles ahead of there time for geometry and design. I regret selling it, It would have made a very good play bike still today.

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    heres with old truvativ cranks


    Thats with new race face atlas crank and xtype dh 100mm bb

    2004 iron horse sgs team downhill
    Race face atlas bars
    2006 888rv (i have a 2012 white rc3 evo) just dont know what bike i want to put it on
    manitou swinger 6way
    wtb aviator seat
    i have 4 pairs of canfield brothers crampons on their way in the mail. think ill choose white for this build
    2011 code r brakes
    2011sram x7 rear shifters
    e13 chainguide
    new atomlab 165mm rear hub laced to atom lab rim black/red alternating spokes
    from is azonic outlaw

    Now i also have a 2007 santa cruz vp free so im torn on which bike to use lol
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    V10.5 with Dorado pro and Vivid Air
    TWOSIXBIKES DJ prototype
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    MONSTER Bullit

    not really DH...more FR.
    I think it was a 2001 SC Bullit with an AVY / Monster combo.
    Plus I threw a 24" on the rear to slack it out (when it was still cool)!
    ...of course RED was the fastest color.
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    My wife's ride for the Alps this year

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    delihustler,

    Sweet Bike. I think that is the First Super 8 built in 1999 or 98. Great Bike,
    but I need to share some info with you. You said its your Wifes bike so this
    is probally not a factor,but I need to tell you anyway. They did not gusset the
    headtube that year as you can see. Guys were ripping the HeadTube right off
    those bad boys when they first came out. The Double Clamp was too much
    for her. Saw it happen a LOT. If you could put a Long Travel 66 or Totem,whatever
    to prolong the life of the frame. Also,I would not want the headtube to rip apart
    while your wife was flying down the hill. Peace.

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    I have wanted to put a single crown fork on it since I've rebuilt it. Want something with a bit more travel, so have been looking at 66's.

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    Man,

    Quote Originally Posted by delihustler View Post
    I have wanted to put a single crown fork on it since I've rebuilt it. Want something with a bit more travel, so have been looking at 66's.

    that's what I have on my Super 8 {66}. I bought it used off a guy in AZ that ran
    it on his Turner HighLine. I have used a 02 Monstor on it forever. Still have
    it. I thought the 66 would be "Kewl" and all the numbers match up. I looked at
    your HeadTube and it looks like the steeror tube is long enough? Dont know if
    I want to sell her though? It's not a very good shot,but check my user gallerly.
    Peace.

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    One slight problem, I'm in the UK postage would be a killer. I've had mine since 2003, and I remember now that mine had a new front triangle about 6 months before I got it, I think I will get some single crowns forks for him, as soon as I get some money that is

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    My 99 Foes Weasel with a 2001 Marz Super T. One of the best handling bikes I've ridden.

    And my 04 Specialized Big Hit with 02 Marz Monster T. Heavy is good.

    Don't think I'll ever part with either of these bikes. Keep em in the stable.


    Leeann Tweeden is looking for me.....

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    I had posted an Ellsworth Dare somewhere but I found one that was older!


    A few things I have noticed with all these rigs is the Karpiel's look timeless. Also, lots of inverted forks, but only a few old Manitou Carbon forks.


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    A few of my all time favorites... the Original Canfield Brothers Bikes that started it all...
    12" Big Fat Fatty Fat, a pair of 10" Fatty Fats and a 10" Signature
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    Anyone remeber me? logged in for the first time since 2009

    Here's my 03 V10 w/ 03 shiver. Still ride it today.

    Jake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    My Santa Cruz V10.1 and still riding with it
    I got it as new and it is one of the very last ones before V10.2
    I used to have Shiver but changed to Avalanche DHF-8.5mt two years ago,
    thought I still have Shiver as spare fork.

    This year at Malaga/Spain (Thank You very much Thebikeshuttle.com)


    Last year at Hafjell/Norway - spot the differences
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    wow

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    no description necessary...







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    just picked up a swchinn homegrown.

    I decided to make the change to downhill now that I have somewhere to go. I picked up a straight 8 from a kid for pretty decent price. My only question is how soft is too soft on the suspension. I'm a large guy at 6'1'' 215 so i know it will be a little softer. It's kind of like riding a dirt bike. I'm looking for ways to make it ride a stiffer.

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    that turner is slick

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    Quote Originally Posted by YUNOrideBike View Post
    I decided to make the change to downhill now that I have somewhere to go. I picked up a straight 8 from a kid for pretty decent price. My only question is how soft is too soft on the suspension. I'm a large guy at 6'1'' 215 so i know it will be a little softer. It's kind of like riding a dirt bike. I'm looking for ways to make it ride a stiffer.
    Must post pictures. And a little jealous.

    30% sag is what you want to achieve. If your over or under that figure you can try the preload adjuster, but you typically don't want more than 2-3 full turns of the preload ring. If your outside of those ranges you'll need a new spring.

    As far as getting a new spring for it, I would contact your LBS first. I have run into issues where they are no help and have to go to the frame or shock manufacturer for the proper spring rate. Even today, if I have a question about my Super 8 the Santa Cruz tech guys are happy to answer. In Schwinn's case it might not be as easy due to the changes they've gone through over the years. If Schwinn fails, maybe try Yeti, being that they also ran the Lawiill suspension.

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    some short videos I found.

    Enjoy!

    Extreme Snow Mountain Biking by Warren Miller | WarrenMiller.com

    Rob Naughton '95 X-Games Downhill Mountain Bike - YouTube

    This is how it all started for me. You can follow the videos from your tube, 4 parts in all. Kranked 2 and 3 are amazing too!
    Kranked 1: Live To Ride 1/4 - YouTube
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    Cool videos.

    Think about how far technology has gone since then and what the same stuff would look like on modern DH bikes.

    What really gets me is people still resist new developments to this day.

    "Oh dude, they should have been on SS rigids. They they could have really ripped." LOL
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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