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    Straight 6 - 5.5" or 5.75" of travel?

    Did the 2gen (Yellow, push shock) Straight 6 have 5.5" or 5.75" of travel?

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    Tough question, BM. According to the Linkage software model of my Banger, the motion ratio averages somewhere around 2.83:1. So if you used the full 2" of shock stroke on the Straight 6, you'd have 5.66" of travel.

    My bike measured out at about 4.7" of travel for a 1.75" shock. However, I measured the stroke of that shock to be more like 1.70" (43mm), which gives an overall motion ratio of 2.76-ish. Definitely not an exact science.

    I doubt any of this helped you...sorry...

    EDIT: I just played with my Linkage model more, and it indicates that 5.6" of travel would be possible with 1.986" of shock compression. Given the accuracy of the model (i.e. darn close but not "engineering" exact), I think you're looking at 5.6" in reality.
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    so good to see that new interesting things keep appearing here about this bike... i am still looking for one 17" frame without results :-(

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    So am I, Lamparito. I haven't found a 17" Homegrown 4-Banger yet to replace my 19. The 17 would fit me better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTB
    So am I, Lamparito. I haven't found a 17" Homegrown 4-Banger yet to replace my 19. The 17 would fit me better.
    I'm also looking for a 17" one, so I can trade for your 19" one.

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    Gotta be blue, tho!

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    Yep, it's a 19. I contacted that seller. So if anyone needs a 19, there you go. Thanks for the tip, Lamparito.

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