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    The history of Rock Shox

    I've been working on the Rock Shox page for the MOMBAT site and it is pretty solid through 1997 or so. I got some pretty neat stuff from the guys at Cane Creek (who distributed Rock Shox up until the Mag21) and tried to scan some of it in.

    Take a look and let me know what ya'll think: http://mombat.org/Rock_Shox.htm

    Any idea why Paul Turner isn't in the HOF? I though I remembered some type of issues with Don maybe????
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    What, no JP nude covered in mud ad?


    Nice timeline there JA. Quite useful as always!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    What, no JP nude covered in mud ad?


    Nice timeline there JA. Quite useful as always!
    Yeah, I did scan that at one time. I'll see if I can find it and add it.

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    WOMBAT on the MOMBAT

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    we watched that womens MTB movie last night (sorry forgot the name) some great JP stuff in there.

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    Nice work.
    I like the "Isn.t that a lot of weight?" section on the original sales sheet (FAQ) referring to the 3 lbs weight of the RS-1. The "I'm a purist" section is interesting as well. If they only knew what was soon to come.

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    being covered in thick mud like that would really freak me out

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    That's a nice piece of work

    Thanks for the effort, I'm glad it's there. I'm glad First Flight and the VRC forum are there. However when I look at all the old stuff, particularly old Rockshox stuff, I get an overwhelming remembrance of how bad things used to be and how expensive that bad stuff was. Bikes and bike parts are so much better today. Especially Rockshox stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight

    Any idea why Paul Turner isn't in the HOF?
    Ya, 'cause he killed mountain biking.
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    Good job! Thank you!

    Just wanted to say 'thanks' for all the hard work!

    I was always curious and now I know. Thanks!

    I wonder if I can take a tour of the "R&D" facility as it is only about an hour away from where I live? Hmmm...

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    Very nice page. I did find one typo though - "In July of that year, bicyclist Paola Pezzo won an Olympic Games gold medal in the first-ever Olympic mountain bike event while using the company's Judy products on his bike."

    Anybody remember Paola's gold lame' skinsuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    I've been working on the Rock Shox page for the MOMBAT site and it is pretty solid through 1997 or so. I got some pretty neat stuff from the guys at Cane Creek (who distributed Rock Shox up until the Mag21) and tried to scan some of it in.

    Take a look and let me know what ya'll think: http://mombat.org/Rock_Shox.htm

    Any idea why Paul Turner isn't in the HOF? I though I remembered some type of issues with Don maybe????

    Jeff...Check That It was the guys at Dia Compe that distributed Rock Shox. They had not yet become Cane Creek. Important to have the correct history. Who's still at Cane Creek that was with Dia Compe back then? Peter? Alan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GT_guy

    Anybody remember Paola's gold lame' skinsuit?
    Don't remember the color, only remember she had it unzipped all the way during the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight
    Any idea why Paul Turner isn't in the HOF? I though I remembered some type of issues with Don maybe????
    Who hasn't had "issues" with Don?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    Don't remember the color, only remember she had it unzipped all the way during the race.
    ... some help



    and this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT_guy
    Very nice page. I did find one typo though - "In July of that year, bicyclist Paola Pezzo won an Olympic Games gold medal in the first-ever Olympic mountain bike event while using the company's Judy products on his bike."

    Anybody remember Paola's gold lame' skinsuit?
    Yeah, that was cut and pasted from a financial document and I didn't catch the error. I'll fix it today. I want it to be as accurate as possible and appreciate ya'll helping with the proof reading.

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    Blown cartridge oil ;-)


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