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    Nice bike! Interesting take on the brakes. I'd encourage you to try some real brakes though, before you spend too much time energy and money making those work. Switching from hope DH04s with later model levers to Saint 810 or even Gustavs gave me more braking power and confidence than I thought possible. I cannot believe how bad an unreliable my DH04s were, and can still remember the hand cramps I got after three knuckling it at plattekill.

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    While downhilling in Argentina during de 90s, dad and had two treks. Y-5 and Y-glide. The y-5 had the double crown fork from the glide xtr v-brakes and the glide had a boxxer and magura hydro rim brakes.

    I could not find any old pics of them and the internet doesn't have pictures with that configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    Nice bike! Interesting take on the brakes. I'd encourage you to try some real brakes though, before you spend too much time energy and money making those work. Switching from hope DH04s with later model levers to Saint 810 or even Gustavs gave me more braking power and confidence than I thought possible. I cannot believe how bad an unreliable my DH04s were, and can still remember the hand cramps I got after three knuckling it at plattekill.
    See this thread for more info about the carbon brake:

    Homebrew Heat Sink?


    It is actually working, and have been so for a while by now.

    The DH04 has an issue, no doubt there, but mainly the issue is that they are hard to set up accurate enough to work proper, and that the Hope pads are not very good.
    Aftermarket pads makes a world of difference, and so does very good alignment of the caliper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quattroman View Post
    While downhilling in Argentina during de 90s, dad and had two treks. Y-5 and Y-glide. The y-5 had the double crown fork from the glide xtr v-brakes and the glide had a boxxer and magura hydro rim brakes.

    I could not find any old pics of them and the internet doesn't have pictures with that configuration.
    Here are some pics I found of the two bikes you mentioned.

    Trek Y-5


    Trek Y-Glide


    And also a popular one in the earlier days

    Trek VRX


    One thing I like looking through all these photos is the amount of inverted forks. I ride one, and even though its a dry bath (which defeats the purpose) and it twists a little in the rocks, I still love it.

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    My Local Shop has a brand new 1999 Giant ATX(?) I think it is. It's pretty crazy to see, he's also pretty crazy asking 1700 dollars for it, and he's cutting me a really sweet deal. It cost 2600 dollars....12 years ago...

    I've got a crappy cell phone picture I'll put up later

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    A LBS here has a Trek Y-33 (the yellow carbon Y shapped trek), same age as the Y-5 and Y-glide shown above, asking 2300.
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    He's probably smoking the same stuff as the owner of the bike shop near me...

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    Nice!

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    mine


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    Those foes are SICK!!

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    i just picked up an 01 foes dhs mono about a month ago. its not quite as old school as some of the stuff on here but i think its worth posting. sorry for the crappy cell pics

    when i picked it up


    and now

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    anybody know where i can pick up some new stickers in black??

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    New question here. Super 8 Swingarm Info?

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    Mine did break. That's why the swingarm is black. I could take black or wait 8 months for them to get a batch of powdercoat blue. I didn't wait 8 months. Trouble free since then.
    twistedlizard720: How long ago did you source the swingarm? & from who?

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    New question here. Status of this frame?

    [QUOTE=Lelandjt;8547006]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?).

    Lelandjt: Did someone scoop this frame already or what is the high bid so far? Please update!

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    It's great to see these od bikes, but I don't miss lugging any of my old tanks around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquid spandex View Post
    Interesting shoes? Look like 5 ten soles but???

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    Nice bikes, but I don't think anything newer than 1999 is really an old school DH bike. Something like the Proflex Beast... I think the M1 was late 90's but even that's the first of the new school DH?
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    I sent that Super Duper 8 frame to a guy in NY for $25 shipping! Hopefully he posts pics once the build is done.
    Keep the Country country.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Their website calls it the DH Racer/C-Note.



    They made a model around that time called the Stinger, though it was an XC bike. I guess you could be getting Javelin and Stinger mixed up since they are both military missiles?
    No, it was the javelin and it came out in 1999. It was the precursor to the DHR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fryed_1 View Post
    I have a 2002 Cove gspot with a shiver. Fun fun fun bike!



    Looks like the basin side of Snowshoe!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    No, it was the javelin and it came out in 1999. It was the precursor to the DHR.
    The bike I'm talking about was the precursor to the DHR, and was sold from '99-'04. We are probably talking about the same thing, but Turner's site doesn't list anything called the Javelin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    The bike I'm talking about was the precursor to the DHR, and was sold from '99-'04. We are probably talking about the same thing, but Turner's site doesn't list anything called the Javelin.
    The Javelin was the precursor to the DHR. Google it.
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    And was changed to the name DH Racer in 2000 (which of course became DHR). I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just saying I'm also not wrong.

    Per the Turner website:



    And since the model in question is from 2001, it's actually the DH Racer.
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