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    Quote Originally Posted by surlytman
    Just started watching this forumn. I dig it! I am so tired of the techno weenies. I have been riding a Slingshot Boom tube bike since the fall of 92. No pics right now, I am building a new house and it is packed away with the rest of my herd in sotorage.

    Mine is the 93 Team Yellow version in a 17" long. I also have a mod that I have never seen. A Pro-Action downtube. I sold Slingshots back then and got to try this new deal. It really made the bike a blast on steep technical downhills.

    I will try to get pics shot soon.
    Super curious to see it!

    What else do you have in your 'herd'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Super curious to see it!

    What else do you have in your 'herd'?
    Lets see, a restored Pinarello road bike with newer Campy. a Surly 1x1. a Surly Karate Monkey, a Bianchi Project 7 29er, a Burly Rock and Roll Softride Tandem, Schwinn Joey Garcia 20 incherSeveral British 3 speeds, an old Schwinn Moab steel hardtail set up with moustache bars, my wifes Alpinstar, I know I am forgetting some stuff here?

    I have saved most of the vintage chi chi parts I have ever bought. IRD brakes in 3DV Old Syncros, American stem and other goodies...............this forum kinda rocks!

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    if you want to know the real truth about slingshot bikes email ma@mudbats.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2
    if you want to know the real truth about slingshot bikes email ma@mudbats.com
    im intrigued. e-mail sent.
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    Did anyone else notice that the all steel Slingshot seems to be a thing of the past? They are not offering one for '06.

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    How come this thread is all scrambled up suddenly? There are three recent posts in the middle of the second page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    How come this thread is all scrambled up suddenly? There are three recent posts in the middle of the second page.
    Looks fine in my usual "threaded" view.
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    Hello all. I used to ride a mid 90's slingshot but had to sell it due to being a broke college student a few years ago. I had also gotten out of riding but am now looking to start again. If anyone hears of a reasonably priced Slingshot frame/fork and drops me a line I would be eternally geatful. I also have a Slingshot BMX frame sitting awaiting a repaint/build-up at home that a friend gave to me when I used to work at Rock N' Road Cycles in Muskegon, MI. I'll post pictures the next time I'm home.

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    Hi Guys............Slingshot newbie

    Just got this slingshot as a frame recently , always liked the look of em so I thought 'Why not'
    The photo was taken last week hence no cables, but I have ridden it snice then and I
    have to say...............its quite an experience and its gonna take some getting used to.

    anyway here it is ,its a 1993 and its got a Suntour xc-comp/pro groupset

    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    OK, so how do these things ride? Are they laturality stiff? Rumpfy, whats the scoop?

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    Gotta add my slingshot

    Great thread. Sorry for the grainy pic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobikeguy
    Just got this slingshot as a frame recently , always liked the look of em so I thought 'Why not'
    The photo was taken last week hence no cables, but I have ridden it snice then and I
    have to say...............its quite an experience and its gonna take some getting used to.

    anyway here it is ,its a 1993 and its got a Suntour xc-comp/pro groupset

    So far so good?

    They really are a fun bike. You get lots of attention on them, thats for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    OK, so how do these things ride? Are they laturality stiff? Rumpfy, whats the scoop?

    I've had every bit of 6 or 7 different Slingshots over the years. They're a fun bike, and from what I've seen of your riding style, you'd probably like it actually. They're a good bike for a smoother rider, someone who keep the tires on the ground.

    I'm down to just having the 92 team frame set up as an SS and the 88/89 which is awaiting a repaint.

    You're more than welcome to ride my single speeded Slingshot if you want (next time we're in the same place).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I've had every bit of 6 or 7 different Slingshots over the years. They're a fun bike, and from what I've seen of your riding style, you'd probably like it actually. They're a good bike for a smoother rider, someone who keep the tires on the ground.

    I'm down to just having the 92 team frame set up as an SS and the 88/89 which is awaiting a repaint.

    You're more than welcome to ride my single speeded Slingshot if you want (next time we're in the same place).

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    Well, I just bought one off of EBay. I may have paid a little too much but didn't feel like waiting till the last minute. Got outbid in the last 7 seconds a few days ago on another. I do have a couple of questions though. First, is it possible to take the frame apart for shipping or are the boards bonded in and then bolted? Also, is a 96 suspension corrected. Looking at this tread there are some newer (mid 90's) with rigid forks that don't look to be suspension corrected. I am kind of hoping it isn't, I have been hanging on to a NOS Koski fork for probably 10 years and was hoping to use that. My last questions is what is the Pro-Action downtube that someone mentioned a few posts ago?? Thanks and I will post some pics when it is built.

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    after 34x18 gearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler
    after 34x18 gearing.
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    Why the new stem, looks to be the same except for the color. Nice looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp
    Well, I just bought one off of EBay. I may have paid a little too much but didn't feel like waiting till the last minute. Got outbid in the last 7 seconds a few days ago on another. I do have a couple of questions though. First, is it possible to take the frame apart for shipping or are the boards bonded in and then bolted? Also, is a 96 suspension corrected. Looking at this tread there are some newer (mid 90's) with rigid forks that don't look to be suspension corrected. I am kind of hoping it isn't, I have been hanging on to a NOS Koski fork for probably 10 years and was hoping to use that. My last questions is what is the Pro-Action downtube that someone mentioned a few posts ago?? Thanks and I will post some pics when it is built.
    I believe that the '96's were suspension adjusted. Mine was a '94 and I'm pretty sure that was the last year they were not. A friend had some problems with buying a rigid fork for a non-suspension adjusted frame (a '95 I believe) and it handling weird.

    As far as the Pro Action downtube goes, it is a hollow aluminum tube with an elastomer on the end that fits over the cable. As it was explained to me, Slingshot had a expert/pro downhiller on the squad in the mid-90's (when I was still riding) and his only complaint about the Slingshot design was that during hard braking the frame would compress, thus shrinking the wheelbase. The Pro Action downtube fixed this by allowing the frame to swing out (during hard pedaling) but not to swing in (under hard braking). I think I still have one lying around somewhere, I never put it on because I never noticed that problem.

    Oh yeah, I REALLY want to start riding again and REALLY love Slingshots (made in Michigan, whoop whoop!) so if anyone has a sling they're looking to get rid of please let me know. I also got my Slingshot BMX frame from my dad's house and will post pictures soon.

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    AKamp,
    Stem had more of a degree, besides i have several bikes so alot of parts tradings happens alot.

    as far as the differences - spinergy rear wheel is gone, XT hydro brakes replaced the avid mechs, single speed drivetrain with salsa 34t chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    For some weird reason that I have not yet come to grips with it; I am wanting a Bigshot--29" wheel'd unit. Leave it rigid in the front and fly..........
    something like this?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/94846492@N00/280290225/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/114/280290225_dcd391b126.jpg" width="500" height="366" alt="Farmboy 6" /></a>

    It's a new frame (the Farmboy) but a few retro parts: Regal seat, square taper BB and old Specialized StrongArm compact cranks, Sachs/Ritchey twist shifter (1x9).

    It joins a 2004 Slingshot folding road bike (custom built for a mtb journalist to test: Dan Koeppel I think) in my current stable. My college friend/roommate was the Slingshot trials rider (Robert Lawson). The aluminum tube covering the cable on that bike was to prevent too much compression during some of the more extreme trials moves (during a big hop, or a front wheel landing probably) IIRC. They also offered it on some of the CX bikes from a few years ago. I believe there were two total 20" trials bikes built. Very cool.

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    I see a Slingshot in my future.

    I have room for one more bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    I believe that the '96's were suspension adjusted. Mine was a '94 and I'm pretty sure that was the last year they were not. A friend had some problems with buying a rigid fork for a non-suspension adjusted frame (a '95 I believe) and it handling weird.

    As far as the Pro Action downtube goes, it is a hollow aluminum tube with an elastomer on the end that fits over the cable. As it was explained to me, Slingshot had a expert/pro downhiller on the squad in the mid-90's (when I was still riding) and his only complaint about the Slingshot design was that during hard braking the frame would compress, thus shrinking the wheelbase. The Pro Action downtube fixed this by allowing the frame to swing out (during hard pedaling) but not to swing in (under hard braking). I think I still have one lying around somewhere, I never put it on because I never noticed that problem.

    Oh yeah, I REALLY want to start riding again and REALLY love Slingshots (made in Michigan, whoop whoop!) so if anyone has a sling they're looking to get rid of please let me know. I also got my Slingshot BMX frame from my dad's house and will post pictures soon.

    You are the ONLY other person that I know of that has the downtube! I am back up and running online wise and will try to get a pic FINALLY of my Sling'

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    Bob Lawson's Slingshot trials bike

    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows where or who bought the SLINGSHOT TRIALS bike that ROBERT (BOB) LAWSOM used, and that he sold on ebay. If anyone has any idea, please email me or send me a message. I would like to buy it back. Thanks!

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    for all of you who are wondering what's going on over at slingshot i would point you to the blog. they have a few photos of some bikes they are playing with. i rode the slinger with the lefty at the iceman cometh race this year and it was a blast, very fun. i have also thrown a leg over the 69er, also a great riding bike.
    www.slingshotbikes.blogspot.com

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    For all the Slingshot fans out there - check out this website. It's Mark Groendal's new bike company and still employing the same Sling-Power tech as the original Slingshot bikes. Personnally, I think Slingshot's new aluminum designs and stabs at "full suspension" bikes are asthetically hideous compared to the early-mid 90's frame design. These new frames are a little more appealing.

    I know this isn't really vintage equipment, but the idea is nearly as old as mountain biking itself. Enjoy!

    www.erbbike.com

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    Erb

    These ERB bikes are really cool. I think they would be worth a try.
    I like the design. Very URTish though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Does anyone know where to find (or has seen in person) a Titanium Slingshot?
    I'd take a half or full Ti...I know they were made for a short while c. 93/94....I'd love to own one. Any leads or info would be great.
    If I remember correctly, Scott Quiring used to fab for slingshot back in the day. He does some serious quality fabrication these days. You might want to contact him and ask if he'll do a custom for you. Good luck 'finding' one though, every sling owner I've ever known would sooner lose a nut before they sold their slingshot.
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    Here's a few shots of my farmboy-- I've had it for about 4 months now. It is pulling double duty as my commuter and I take it up to Marin as often as possible
    Stripped the TT myself and had sycip powder coat the rear triangle. The fork is a Scott Quiring custom job.



    with the fork that came with it (sibex- nice but too flexy for me)




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    local playground shots, headlands and Mt. Tam (my wife is very happy that I got the farmboy- she now gets to ride my zaskar instead of her old peugot k-mart bike)

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    Circus problems

    Well I finally rebuilt the old 92/93 Sling shot i bought from some bloke and found that the fiber plate is pritty much shot. The front and the back of the bike head in different directions like some kind of circus bike (bolts are tight).
    Contacted the new Sling shot guys and they said that they were not doing any refurbs on old frames at all (with or without paint) but offered to sell me one of their new ones.

    Anybody out there got any sugestions?

    Oh yea here are some smilies

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    Circus problems

    Wife says; "Run away and join the circus".

    Suppose I could put a piece of alley in there but that defeats the whole concept of the bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lid
    Well I finally rebuilt the old 92/93 Sling shot i bought from some bloke and found that the fiber plate is pritty much shot. The front and the back of the bike head in different directions like some kind of circus bike (bolts are tight).
    Contacted the new Sling shot guys and they said that they were not doing any refurbs on old frames at all (with or without paint) but offered to sell me one of their new ones.

    Anybody out there got any sugestions?
    Yeah, you're pretty much SOL now. The new owners of the company aren't too cool IMO.

    I have an older Sling as well thats a bit out of alignment...not much I can do about it.

    You tires will bald on one side faster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lid
    Well I finally rebuilt the old 92/93 Sling shot i bought from some bloke and found that the fiber plate is pritty much shot. The front and the back of the bike head in different directions like some kind of circus bike (bolts are tight).
    Contacted the new Sling shot guys and they said that they were not doing any refurbs on old frames at all (with or without paint) but offered to sell me one of their new ones.

    Anybody out there got any sugestions?

    Oh yea here are some smilies
    I'd be willing to bet you could find out what those 3m fiber boards are 'really' used for- It just seems unlikely that 3m makes those boards just for slingshots. I'd bet that slingshot found them being used in some other application (like some kind of windsurfer fitting, or lawn furniture or something that is mass produced by the thousands) and modified it themselves. Getting a company like 3m to make a few hundred of these boards per year just seems very unlikely, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

    You could try to find a big hunk of fiber plastic and shape it yourself with a belt sander or something. There just isn't a whole lot of engineering in that thing, it wouldn't be rocket surgery.

    Then just pay some local high school kid $5 to test it out (he he)
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    If it CAN be fixed, and if it was my bike - I know who I'd contact - Scott Quiring. Scott worked/raced at Slingshot back in the old days and probably knows as much about those frames as anybody. I think he even built some of the later US-made frames - so it's at least worth a call/email.

    FCTi

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    Mark Groendal is also making bikes again (under a different company name). I'm sure he would be able to answer that question as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Mark Groendal is also making bikes again (under a different company name). I'm sure he would be able to answer that question as well.
    Here it is: http://www.erbbikes.com/

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    New thread opened:

    1990 slingshot decals closeup needed

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    Hallo,

    I'm restoring a 1990 Slingshot frame.
    It has been repainted and now it is missing all the decals. I think i need one like the picures attached.
    Anyone could help me taking a closeup picture of one of their bike, so I can reproduce it?

    many thanks

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    Anyone run a Lefty on their Slingshot?
    Half a fork, Half a bike....

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    i have run a lefty on a slingshot. i had one on a 69er set up, the put one on the ripper and raced it at Iceman. then i jumped to the big wheeled farmboy and converted the lefty for that. to me it was the best of the freaks

    let me tell you about the stares i'd get and the questions....

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    Here it is mine!

    Finally I set up this sling of 1990.
    It is almost definitive, but the seat post is not the right one due it is a 26.8 and I need a 26.6 difficult to find that size.
    The decals are missing,but thanks to Bigweel they will be back soon.
    What do you think about it?
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    Here it is mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouge
    Finally I set up this sling of 1990.
    It is almost definitive, but the seat post is not the right one due it is a 26.8 and I need a 26.6 difficult to find that size.
    The decals are missing,but thanks to Bigweel they will be back soon.
    What do you think about it?
    Niiice!

    Great looking Slingshot. I've got one just like it I need to restore....though I think that frame is an 88 or 89 I'm pretty sure.

    Bigwheel would know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Niiice!

    Great looking Slingshot. I've got one just like it I need to restore....though I think that frame is an 88 or 89 I'm pretty sure.

    Bigwheel would know.
    Post some pictures!
    I'm still don't know exactly the year.
    Firstflight has one of 1990 similar but the wire is connected to the front head tube.
    In Italy came out a bike test of this exact frame in 1991....i'm sure that it is earlier than 1991. :-)
    Bigwheel? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouge
    Post some pictures!
    I'm still don't know exactly the year.
    Firstflight has one of 1990 similar but the wire is connected to the front head tube.
    In Italy came out a bike test of this exact frame in 1991....i'm sure that it is earlier than 1991. :-)
    Bigwheel? :-)
    It's pretty worked over right now...but I'll have some paint on it soon.
    I also think its a tiny bit crooked.

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    Nice!!

    Before repaint it, could you take an HD picture of the true temper tubing label and the front tube label?
    I can make an HD scan of decals and send them to you, so you can reproduce them as originals. What do you think?

    CrusaleCUTTHIS@gmail.com

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouge
    Before repaint it, could you take an HD picture of the true temper tubing label and the front tube label?
    I can make an HD scan of decals and send them to you, so you can reproduce them as originals. What do you think?

    CrusaleCUTTHIS@gmail.com

    Thanks
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    I already have factory replacement decals for this. No headtube decal on this frame. I can take a picture of the frame tubing decal easy enough.
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    Possible 3M material solution...

    For many years I worked with vibrating materials handling equipment which used little 3M spring packs. These were similar, if not the same, as your Slingshot springs.
    I am currently contracting for this same company during my University holidays (so I can afford to eat...).
    I will look into who the suppliers of the springs are. You may have to make the springs yourself from raw blanks or perhaps one of the suppliers can take a sample spring and make a few for you (group buy etc).
    I don't want to get your hopes up too high, but the new Slingshot company DON'T have a monoploy on that 3M leaf spring material.

    I don't own a slingshot but I think it stinks that they refuse to honour service of their old products or instead shaft current owners with stupid prices.

    "well if you love it that much i'm sure you can sell a kidney and buy a new one from us".

    Particularly when they are a niche "cult" type product that i'm sure benefits from word-of-mouth by passionate current owners.

    Here is a link to show what i'm talking about with the 3M leaf springs:
    http://www.fmctechnologies.com/uploa...ghtfeeders.pdf
    Look at the pictures of these blue machines. See the little fibre springs between the base and the pan? They come in all sizes. I'm sure you could modify one to suit or maybe even find one of the right section size - just cut and drill.

    Also talk to people who worked with the old Slingshot mob and see if they can tell you what a spring changeout involved. Find out any info you can.

    Can anyone give some dimensions of their spring, doesn't need to be too accurate for now.

    I'll try to get back to you with more.
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    Possible 3M material solution...
    yeah it just seems really unikely that 3m is just producing these flex boards just for slingshots. How many do they mak a year? 200? 500?

    I bet Scott Quiring would know what they <i>really</i> are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purdyboy
    For many years I worked with vibrating materials handling equipment which used little 3M spring packs. These were similar, if not the same, as your Slingshot springs.
    I am currently contracting for this same company during my University holidays (so I can afford to eat...).
    I will look into who the suppliers of the springs are. You may have to make the springs yourself from raw blanks or perhaps one of the suppliers can take a sample spring and make a few for you (group buy etc).
    I don't want to get your hopes up too high, but the new Slingshot company DON'T have a monoploy on that 3M leaf spring material.

    I don't own a slingshot but I think it stinks that they refuse to honour service of their old products or instead shaft current owners with stupid prices.

    "well if you love it that much i'm sure you can sell a kidney and buy a new one from us".

    Particularly when they are a niche "cult" type product that i'm sure benefits from word-of-mouth by passionate current owners.

    Here is a link to show what i'm talking about with the 3M leaf springs:
    http://www.fmctechnologies.com/uploa...ghtfeeders.pdf
    Look at the pictures of these blue machines. See the little fibre springs between the base and the pan? They come in all sizes. I'm sure you could modify one to suit or maybe even find one of the right section size - just cut and drill.

    Also talk to people who worked with the old Slingshot mob and see if they can tell you what a spring changeout involved. Find out any info you can.

    Can anyone give some dimensions of their spring, doesn't need to be too accurate for now.

    I'll try to get back to you with more.
    That'd be fantastic!

    Means there might be hope for my 88 thats sitting a bit crooked.

    Might be hard to measure exactly the size but I'll give it a shot.
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    Road shot

    Not sure if I have posted this bike or not (its stablemate is the black FarmBoy posted earlier), just snapped a few pics after this morning's commute.

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    and a shot showing the junction on this folding frame:

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    Remove the bolt (pictured just behind the fibreboard), separate the shift and brake cables (all use threaded cable splitters), remove the cable from the BB junction. The Top tube/upper seat tube (you can see the larger diameter tubing which slides over the smaller dia. lower seat tube) slides up, and bingo - two pieces.

    Some history on this particular bike:

    I bought it as a demo from Slingshot back in maybe 2004? Supposedly this frame was built up and sent out to Dan "Hug the Bunny" Koeppel (from Mountain Bike Mag) to review. He rode it a few times (???) and it got sent back to Slingshot, then to me. For the longest time I looked for his writeup featuring this bike, but never saw anything. Oh well.

    I was told when I got it that it was not stock, in that it used the lighter "Ultimate" tubeset, along with the folding mechanism. Who knows if this is true.?!? When I unpacked it and put it together it weighted about 19lbs (full DA 10sp, including wheels). Not bad considering the frame probably weighs around 4.5 lbs.

    I was going to ship the bike all over (I travel for work) so I took a lot of the blingy DA stuff (read: high resale value) off and threw some Ultegra 9 shifters and a Ritchey 50/36 WCS Compact crank on, along with some Colorado Cyclist built DA7700/Open Pro wheels and that's how it sits today.

    OK, back to the dirty bikes, sorry to bore you all with my silly little road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I already have factory replacement decals for this. No headtube decal on this frame. I can take a picture of the frame tubing decal easy enough.
    Great!!!
    please, could you take me a front picture of the true temper tubing label?

    Many thanks

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    Hi Guys.
    Meant to get back to let you know what I did with my split fiber-board Slingshot.
    Basically took your advise (thank you) and contacted Mark Groendal and Scott Quiring.
    Mark seriously looked into the problem and decided that he was unable to perform the replacement of the fiber-boards.
    Scott said that he had some boards in his possessiion and that he could do the necessary repair. So I shipped my frame to him and it is still there. He is in contact but has his own business building bikes....so not yet done the repair.


    Currently waiting with baited breath.

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    I think I can help you find a fibre board?

    Quote Originally Posted by finger51
    yeah it just seems really unikely that 3m is just producing these flex boards just for slingshots. How many do they mak a year? 200? 500?

    I bet Scott Quiring would know what they <i>really</i> are.
    Hi Finger51 and all you fellow "old school" slingshot riders over there in USA. I have recently been looking into replacing the fiber board on my 94 slingshot as I have had it resprayed red and I am re-building it to start riding after a 7 year break (injuries, work, relocating etc) Here is a link to 3m scotchply in my local city Brisbane.

    http://www.cuttosize.com.au/products/3m.html

    As you can see from the website the fiber board can be machined. I still have the last board so I plan to take the bike frame and board to them, get a second board and hopefully enquire about which is the correct epoxy. I spoke to the local branch of the company and they were very confident they could help me. This all came about because I was able to call 3m in Sydney and I just kept asking until someone knew what I was on about. The lady @ 3m who helped me actually had seen the bike before!

    I have also replaced my bolts and nylocs no problem, just went to a specialist bolt store.

    Lastly I needed to replace the cable as it had been frayed from years of riding and rubbing on the bottle cage (extender/double adapter) so I went to a chandlery (sailing stuff) and had them produce an exact copy of the cable with the thread @ one end and the pin at the other. The only problem was the new pin (now metric, not imperial) was a touch too big so I took the bike back to the local frame maker who re-drilled the hole, touched up the paint and fitted the pin.

    Happy days - I am now looking for a good group set - I am thinking Sram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixe
    Hi Finger51 and all you fellow "old school" slingshot riders over there in USA. I have recently been looking into replacing the fiber board on my 94 slingshot as I have had it resprayed red and I am re-building it to start riding after a 7 year break (injuries, work, relocating etc) Here is a link to 3m scotchply in my local city Brisbane.

    http://www.cuttosize.com.au/products/3m.html

    As you can see from the website the fiber board can be machined. I still have the last board so I plan to take the bike frame and board to them, get a second board and hopefully enquire about which is the correct epoxy. I spoke to the local branch of the company and they were very confident they could help me. This all came about because I was able to call 3m in Sydney and I just kept asking until someone knew what I was on about. The lady @ 3m who helped me actually had seen the bike before!

    I have also replaced my bolts and nylocs no problem, just went to a specialist bolt store.

    Lastly I needed to replace the cable as it had been frayed from years of riding and rubbing on the bottle cage (extender/double adapter) so I went to a chandlery (sailing stuff) and had them produce an exact copy of the cable with the thread @ one end and the pin at the other. The only problem was the new pin (now metric, not imperial) was a touch too big so I took the bike back to the local frame maker who re-drilled the hole, touched up the paint and fitted the pin.

    Happy days - I am now looking for a good group set - I am thinking Sram?
    Wow!
    Crazy research and effort to get the Slinger back up and running again! Nice.

    I'm starting to consider a board replacement for my older Slingshot. Good info here, thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixe
    Hi Finger51 and all you fellow "old school" slingshot riders over there in USA. I have recently been looking into replacing the fiber board on my 94 slingshot as I have had it resprayed red and I am re-building it to start riding after a 7 year break (injuries, work, relocating etc) Here is a link to 3m scotchply in my local city Brisbane.

    http://www.cuttosize.com.au/products/3m.html

    As you can see from the website the fiber board can be machined. I still have the last board so I plan to take the bike frame and board to them, get a second board and hopefully enquire about which is the correct epoxy. I spoke to the local branch of the company and they were very confident they could help me. This all came about because I was able to call 3m in Sydney and I just kept asking until someone knew what I was on about. The lady @ 3m who helped me actually had seen the bike before!

    I have also replaced my bolts and nylocs no problem, just went to a specialist bolt store.

    Lastly I needed to replace the cable as it had been frayed from years of riding and rubbing on the bottle cage (extender/double adapter) so I went to a chandlery (sailing stuff) and had them produce an exact copy of the cable with the thread @ one end and the pin at the other. The only problem was the new pin (now metric, not imperial) was a touch too big so I took the bike back to the local frame maker who re-drilled the hole, touched up the paint and fitted the pin.

    Happy days - I am now looking for a good group set - I am thinking Sram?
    Hey Felixe~

    Yeah, I have to concur with Rumpfy- nice job! Great thinking going to a chandlery for the cable too. I never would have thought of that.
    Looking forward to seeing some pics. Enjoy your ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchanceti
    Not sure if I have posted this bike or not (its stablemate is the black FarmBoy posted earlier), just snapped a few pics after this morning's commute.
    Hey Fat!

    digging the folder. looks like fun. Question: Is the fiber board the same style as the one on your FarmBoy? Just curious as to when they started using them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finger51
    Hey Fat!

    digging the folder. looks like fun. Question: Is the fiber board the same style as the one on your FarmBoy? Just curious as to when they started using them.
    ~fing
    the folder board pictured is not the same as the dogbone style board in the Farm Boy. the board in all newer Slingshots is easily replaced by comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finger51
    Hey Fat!

    digging the folder. looks like fun. Question: Is the fiber board the same style as the one on your FarmBoy? Just curious as to when they started using them.
    ~fing
    yup, what Midget said. My folding road bike frame really doesn't resemble the newer dog bone/aluminum frame much.

    I honestly find the older steel frames (like about mid 90's through 2004 or so) the most visually appealing. I guess the Ripper looks pretty aggressive, but it's dissapointingly heavy.

    FCTi
    (need to change my handle to Slingshot something-or-other since my TiFat is long gone!)

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    see slingshot factory refab thread in this forum

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    decals

    If anyone else needs Slingshot decals, I have a bunch, made for the double top tube frames. I'll be glad to send them out to comrades in need. Send me a PM.

    SF

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    Hi!
    Here it is finished and ready to go. I got the decals from Rhinos-bike-orama of ebay.

    The frame is the original 1993 model - resprayed (again) red.
    The cable has been replaced - see previous posts.
    The hinge has been replaced - see previous posts.
    The bolts have been replaced.
    The drivetrain is Sram cassette with X9 rear and XGen front derailleurs
    The crankset and BB are FSA Afterburners.
    The pedals are Crank bro's Candy C's
    The rear hub is a carbon fibre Suzee with Tioga double eyeletted rim, I had a Suzee hub on the front but as it was disk ready I had to swap it out for a non disk Deore LX so it did not rub on the fork stanchion.
    The brakes are Avid V brakes and levers.
    The seatpost is Cane creek thudbuster which I can swap for my control tech.
    The Stem and bars are my old CODA setup from 1998 with the aheadset converter for threaded steerers.
    The headset is a shimano 105.
    The shifters are SRAM XO Twist shifters.
    The forks are re-commisioned RST Mozo Pro 4.5 inches of travel with coil springs.

    That is it, just need new shoes and I can go for a ride.
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    94 Slingshot

    Here is mine. 94.
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    What size was that advertised at the swap as? I thought I remember seeing the card say 14 or 15 inch with a TT measurement? With the headtube gusset and the extended seat tube that is more likely a 19"

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    I have the paper, I will go check.
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    14" Top tube

    Slingshot standardized the top tube on all their frames to fourteen inches cc starting in 1993. Scotty's is actually a 20". the seat tube mast and head tube grow as the size increases while the TT stays at fourteen inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    Slingshot standardized the top tube on all their frames to fourteen inches cc starting in 1993. Scotty's is actually a 20". the seat tube mast and head tube grow as the size increases while the TT stays at fourteen inches.
    Re-read what you typed................you said it backasswards. All rear triangle/SEATTUBE junctions were 14" BUT the TOP TUBES grew according to size. The amount above the seat tube junction and above the toptube at the head tube junction grew up as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surlytman
    Re-read what you typed................you said it backasswards. All rear triangle/SEATTUBE junctions were 14" BUT the TOP TUBES grew according to size. The amount above the seat tube junction and above the toptube at the head tube junction grew up as well.

    Thank you for clearing that up, my bad. To anyone who's head is spinning from the time change and my dyslexia, my deepest apologies. surlytman is right.
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    So that makes mine about 2.5 inches too big. I lowered the seatpost as you can see in the pic, but it did feel kind of long. Now that I know what size it is, I will not be able to get over the mental block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    So that makes mine about 2.5 inches too big. I lowered the seatpost as you can see in the pic, but it did feel kind of long. Now that I know what size it is, I will not be able to get over the mental block.
    Depends, with a shorter more modern stem it might feel fine. I am riding larger frames than I did years ago but have them setup with 70-90 MM stems. modern lower standovers help this, the Sling certianly predated the lower toptubes in some ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyMTB
    So that makes mine about 2.5 inches too big. I lowered the seatpost as you can see in the pic, but it did feel kind of long. Now that I know what size it is, I will not be able to get over the mental block.
    Sorry.
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    A few shots of my '91

    Dusted it off, put a shorter stem and riser bars on it. Not getting any younger....

    XC Pro grease guard, XT cantis. Built by The Speed Merchants in Rockford, MI.
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    Might be time to dust it off and give it a make over

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    Quote Originally Posted by 993rs
    Dusted it off, put a shorter stem and riser bars on it. Not getting any younger....

    XC Pro grease guard, XT cantis. Built by The Speed Merchants in Rockford, MI.
    There's a winner. Nice Sling!
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    Figure I'd repost a few since my original photos were on the old MTBR hosting and don't show up any more...7 pages ago...geez.


    1992 Slingshot 'team issue' frame in its current drop bar, single speed state.



    Here she is in Union Square in SF right after the rebuild to SS.


    Still does the occasional race duty.


    Los Gatos Turkey Day ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Figure I'd repost a few since my original photos were on the old MTBR hosting and don't show up any more...7 pages ago...geez.
    Union Square in SF right after the rebuild to SS.
    Obviously taken after a trip to Louis Vitton

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Obviously taken after a trip to Louis Vitton

    I like to look good. What?









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    You gotta love those yellow Slingshots. I also have an '06. It is a Suntour XC pro/Shim. mix. All Syncrosed up with a humongus Ti post. I'd post some photos, but it is lent out at the moment.

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    Can anyone help me?
    Just been given a Slongshot frame,complete with forks, seatpost and ti bb. Now the person who that donated the frame to me didnt seem to know very much about it. I think its one of the tri frames in the same yellow as the bike in the pic above. But im unsure on what size wheels the bike should be running, and what drop brakes they run i.e standard road drop or long drop. thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the scotsman
    Can anyone help me?
    Just been given a Slongshot frame,complete with forks, seatpost and ti bb. Now the person who that donated the frame to me didnt seem to know very much about it. I think its one of the tri frames in the same yellow as the bike in the pic above. But im unsure on what size wheels the bike should be running, and what drop brakes they run i.e standard road drop or long drop. thanks for any help!
    Welcome to VRC! The best way for people to help you on this forum is to post a picture of the subject in question and the serial number on the bottom bracket.
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    Hi dirt diggler,
    what adapter did you use for the disk brakes on your old slingshot frame?
    How would you rate the performance?
    Thanks,
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    Hi again,

    I want to know the geometry of my head tube and seat tube, how do I calculate this on my 1992 slingshot?
    Alternatively does someone have a back issue of a mag which reviews the bike stating these specs?

    Thanks.

    Felixe.

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    Not the most precise tool to get head tube or seat tube angle but close enough for government work...
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    "Welcome to VRC! The best way for people to help you on this forum is to post a picture of the subject in question and the serial number on the bottom bracket"

    my frame number is:
    4-3-95-5
    can anyone shed light onto what wheels it should be running.

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    Back in the early 90s I lined up at the start of a race on my Cannondale that had a 24" rear wheel next to a slingshot rider. He looked over at me and said "Are you going to race THAT". I told him that I was going to ride up next to him on a slow climb with a pair of wire cutters and PING his race would be over. He looked at me like a piece of dirt then the gun went off. As it turns out he won the class and I was lucky to survive it. I've wanted a slingshot ever since.
    One thing though. If you bury the front wheel into something does the bike fold up. Cables are good in tension but not in compression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixe
    Hi again,

    I want to know the geometry of my head tube and seat tube, how do I calculate this on my 1992 slingshot?
    Alternatively does someone have a back issue of a mag which reviews the bike stating these specs?

    Thanks.

    Felixe.
    This should help.





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    Hi Flipnidaho,
    that isn't much use to me unless you either:
    Fly out to Oz to measure my bike.
    Mail it to me so I can use it.

    Rumpfy
    thanks, that is what I needed, interesting how the current slingshot specs are the same as those 14 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixe
    Rumpfy
    thanks, that is what I needed, interesting how the current slingshot specs are the same as those 14 years ago.

    Why change a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the scotsman
    "Welcome to VRC! The best way for people to help you on this forum is to post a picture of the subject in question and the serial number on the bottom bracket"

    my frame number is:
    4-3-95-5
    can anyone shed light onto what wheels it should be running.
    26" wheels and cantilever or v-brakes, according to the levers you might have.

    ciao
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    Hey Rumpfy, what's the axle to crown length on your factory fork?
    WTB: Syncros 31.8 seatpost
    Syncros threadless 1"x120 or 130mm stem
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    Hmm, don't know how I missed this thread for all these years.
    Here are some pics of my '93, now a single speed. Got it after I cracked the seat tube on my '91 - it had the old block lettering and I had transposed the "I" and "O" in SLINGSHOT
    Spec isn't too exciting;
    Mag 21's, custom tuned by Paul Turner at the '94 World Cup in Vernon BC
    Pulstar USA made front hub with oversize axle and Ti spokes
    XT caged pedals, circa 1986
    Raceface 180mm Turbines - the first year they were cold forged
    rear XT hub with RM20 rim - 1986
    Machine tech rear canti, 1st gen XTR canti at the rear
    misc other stuff from the junk box...

    Slingshot 001.jpg

    Slingshot 002.jpg

    Slingshot 004.jpg

    Noticing that it could use some silver polish on that headtube badge....

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    Not sure if it's in keeping, but here's my roadie slingshot:



    Built up with as much quality American stuff as I could find over this side of the Atlantic with the exception of the campa components - well I am European!

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    ScottMTB's Sling is now my Sling

    Enjoy



    Frame: 1994 Slingshot (so I'm told by the former owner, the serial ## is illegible. Year seems to meet all the 'tells' for Slingshots).
    Fork: Rock Shox / Specialized Judy FSX
    Rims: Mavic SUP Ceramic
    Hubs: XTR M910
    Skewers: Ringle
    Tires: Ritchey Megabite front / Onza Porc rear
    Pedals: Shimano M747
    Crank: XT Hyperglide - C
    Chain: Sram
    Rear Cogs: XT 8 spd
    Bottom Bracket: UN71 XT
    Front Derailleur: STX
    Rear Derailleur: XTR M900
    Shifters / Brake Levers: XTR M900
    Handlebars: Syntace
    Grips: Specialized
    Stem: Titec
    Headset: Chris King 'rasta'
    Brake set: XTR M900
    Saddle: Flite Titanium
    Seat Post: USE
    Bottle Cage: Ringle
    Place of Origin: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA





















    Winter has decided to show its face, so it might be awhile until I can properly take this out to shred. For now, it'll look pretty in the corner of my garage. Or just about anywhere for that matter :wink:




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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    ScottMTB's Sling is now my Sling

    Enjoy

    seems to meet all the 'tells' for Slingshots).
    Fork: Rock Shox / Specialized Judy FSX
    Rims: Mavic SUP Ceramic
    Hubs: XTR M910
    Skewers: Ringle
    Tires: Ritchey Megabite front / Onza Porc rear
    Pedals: Shimano M747
    Crank: XT Hyperglide - C
    Chain: Sram
    Rear Cogs: XT 8 spd
    Bottom Bracket: UN71 XT
    Front Derailleur: STX
    Rear Derailleur: XTR M900
    Shifters / Brake Levers: XTR M900
    Handlebars: Syntace
    Grips: Specialized
    Stem: Titec
    Headset: Chris King 'rasta'
    Brake set: XTR M900
    Saddle: Flite Titanium
    Seat Post: USE
    Bottle Cage: Ringle
    Place of Origin: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

    Winter has decided to show its face, so it might be awhile until I can properly take this out to shred. For now, it'll look pretty in the corner of my garage. Or just about anywhere for that matter :wink:

    Nice!

    Well...how'd it ride for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Nice!

    Well...how'd it ride for you?
    Well...I rode it rigid first, like most say to do.. I was expecting [hoping] to have it ride all wacked out, rear end swaying like an open gate in the wind, etc. But it sadly felt like a solid hardtail. I first noticed the rear end movement in the rough stuff, when I stayed seated. I honestly only rode it once for an hour. She'll get a proper thrashing soon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    But it sadly felt like a solid hardtail. I first noticed the rear end movement in the rough stuff, when I stayed seated
    Professing ignorance as I haven't a lot of saddle time on one, but isn't that way they are supposed to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin
    Professing ignorance as I haven't a lot of saddle time on one, but isn't that way they are supposed to be?
    Yes. Most people on first glance think it's going to feel like one of those 'inch worm' toys the little tykes would ride. They are then surprised to find out that the slingshot 'feel' is much more subtle.
    If I had to distill the feel of a slignshot ride down to a couple of words it would be 'supple hardtail'
    I only feel the slingy-ness while hammering out of the saddle. Sometimes in a fast steady turn I can feel the bike 'spread out' and re-coil.
    “I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there”

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    1991 Slingshot

    Just finished my 91 Sling ...

    Tech specs:

    Frame True Temper OX
    Fork Straight leg, Cro-Moly
    Rear Shock NA
    Rims Mavic Energy M6
    Hubs Bullseye
    Spokes Stainless Steel, Sapim
    Tires Michelin Hilite Hot
    Pedals Shimano Deore XT
    Crank Grafton Joystix, Cook Bros. & Sugino chainrings
    Chain Shimano HG91
    Rear Cogs Shimano Dura Ace 13-23 7 speed cassette
    Bottom Bracket Edco Competition
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Shifters Shimano Deore XT STI
    Handlebars Tange Prestige
    Stem Cro-Moly
    Headset Shimano Deore XT
    Brake set Shimano Deore XT
    Brake levers Shimano Deore XT SLR 2 finger
    Saddle Selle Italia Turbo Lite
    Seat Post Shimano Deore XT
    Colors Black
    Size 19" c-c
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixdelrio
    Just finished my 91 Sling ...

    Tech specs:

    Frame True Temper OX
    Fork Straight leg, Cro-Moly
    Rear Shock NA
    Rims Mavic Energy M6
    Hubs Bullseye
    Spokes Stainless Steel, Sapim
    Tires Michelin Hilite Hot
    Pedals Shimano Deore XT
    Crank Grafton Joystix, Cook Bros. & Sugino chainrings
    Chain Shimano HG91
    Rear Cogs Shimano Dura Ace 13-23 7 speed cassette
    Bottom Bracket Edco Competition
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    Shifters Shimano Deore XT STI
    Handlebars Tange Prestige
    Stem Cro-Moly
    Headset Shimano Deore XT
    Brake set Shimano Deore XT
    Brake levers Shimano Deore XT SLR 2 finger
    Saddle Selle Italia Turbo Lite
    Seat Post Shimano Deore XT
    Colors Black
    Size 19" c-c

    Holy F!

    That is some fine, fine work. Fantastic!
    -eric-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Holy F!

    That is some fine, fine work. Fantastic!
    agreed.
    looking for 20-21" P team

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