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    1986 SlingShot

    Due to moderator demand, I am starting a new thread on my 3 top tube 1986 SlingShot. It has been seen in other threads.

    This photo care of Repack Rider I believe was the 1987 Pearl Pass Tour.

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    Album link.

    While living in Fairfax I demoed a purple 1984 SlingShot. In Dec 1985 I move to Sun Valley Idaho, ordered my SlingShot from Mark Groendal.

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    I built it up with Bulls Eye Cranks, TA rings and Suntour parts.

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    Built late in the season, I went on the epic Big Smoky then on to Reno for Interbike where I met Joe Hill with the SlingShot Van.


    The bike went to Mammoth, Crested Butte 1986, 1987, 1988, Moab and Australia. Was painted by Eric Wallentine, stared in the 8mm video
    and was sold to a guy from Co where it was run over by a car.

    It was replace by a Orange and Black twin top tube that was later stolen. I owned 6 SlingShots and 2 ERB bikes.

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    Thank you Howley. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying not only your pictures but your personal account of your experience and knowledge of key elements of the beginnings of this amazing sport.

    That Slingshot is HOT and while I'm not a huge Slingshot fan, I love the creativity and ingenuity that produced them. The Slingshot owners on this forum rarely sell theirs and I believe that says something right there.

    I love it. Thanks again!

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    Cool! I have always wanted a slingshot, just because they are slingshots. Love the old photos, I have very few from that time of rides, we just never rode with cameras like we do now and those erb bikes...I have never seen those (at least as I recall!).
    Try this: HTFU

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