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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler
    hey eric,
    good to see that there are true slingshot riders out there. i love this bike. i have alot of newer bikes but i can't seem to hang this up on the rafters. have you had the scotchplate rplaced yet ? i contacted the newer slingshot owners and they quoted me at 6bills to do it.
    my bike is rideable and new life with disc brakes. the whole disc with new rigi fork was 107.00. gene at spicer did a great job in my concern of the heat when welding to not heat up the epoxy and melt the plate.

    btw if this is still available, local shop her in cleveland century cycles 1-440-519-0013 (solon store) has a great condition slingshot 650c road frame with fork and ac seatpost for around 250bills.

    thanks
    dirt diggler
    Yeah, I'm a hardcore Sling fan. I've owned 5 or 6. Bought and sold for various reasons...
    $250 is a good deal. It's about what I paid from the one I bought from DeeEight.
    I happen to be anti-road though...

    As for the board replacement, $600 is not what they have quoted on their website.
    I don't think they make it all the easy to find...but it's in print.
    Check this link:
    http://www.slingshotbikes.com/service_center/faqs.cfm
    (Q) - How much does it cost for a board replacement?
    (A) - A complete re-fab with new board and paint is $300.
    I have not had the service done. Before the new ownership they charged $250/$300 for board replacement and a respray.

    The nice thing about the new frames are the 1 1/8" headtubes and factory disc mounts I've seen popping up on some of the bikes....
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    sorry,
    its 600 hundred for board and paint. 400 for board replacement because of the older board type. from what was replied the older board would have to be machined and bonded. reset the jig to accomodate the the older frame. quote from Mark Watt.

    dirt diggler

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    quiring cycles actually contract builds some of the slingshot. scot quiring races for slingshot and kicks alot of geared bikes on the now singleshot SS bike.

    dirt diggler

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    where can u get a slingshot bmx bike.... i heard they were monnnayyy

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    Quote Originally Posted by poobah
    where can u get a slingshot bmx bike.... i heard they were monnnayyy
    In all my years of being a devoted Slingshot fan, I've never seen one (for sale or otherwise).
    But...I do happen to have a picture.



    If you happen upon two, let me know!
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    Slingshot trials bike on ebay

    Check out the custom Slingshot trials frame and fork posted on ebay. I'm talking 20" trials, but it's a cool looking custom. Auction ends 11/06/04. Disclaimer: Not my bike, don't know the seller.

    A man is only a man, but a good bicycle is a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Aye...Grand Rapids born and built. I'm sure that has something to do with their numbers out there. Don't see too many of them on the west coast!
    That was the ONLY times I've ever seen a Slingshot, was when I lived in MI.....

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    Speaking of the Trials bike:

    I watched Bob Lawson win the nationals on the other slingshot trials bike mentioned. My brother roomed with him in college, and he rode a similar frame (different h-bar) to the national championship in Bellaire MI in the late 90's. His was setup with what they called a 'dog bone' shaft over the cable, not quite sure what the theory is behind it, maybe to help with the lateral stiffness during trials manuevers? He had a set of one off v-brake style brakes before v-brakes were common, used a lot of tar on the rims, and could ride the **** out of that thing. I remember being amazed.

    I had a slingshot converted to a SS in the late 90's as well, it was a great singlespeed. I wish that I had enough money to keep all the pimp bikes I used to own, unfortunately, usually my arguments for new bikes are sealed with a promise to thin the herd before new ones are added.

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    slingshot on ebay uk

    bmx i think

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    and another Slingshot (18" MTB) on ebay (US)...

    Just saw this one, starting at $350. Ends in 4 days....
    (I have nothing to see with the vendor...)
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    image test

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    Whuttheheck? I jumped thru all the hoops, uploaded the image to the site but can't get it in the post Oh well it was a crummy shot anyhoo. If you really want to see it it's that red 16" job that was posted in the classifieds most recently.
    So as a new convert to the "disciples of flex" I have a Question or two about the care and feeding of my new Slingshot. The issue of replacement of the scotchply thingy, is that a wear and tear/fatigue or an age issue? What sort of symptoms should I be on the lookout for? Any other common problems to watch for, particular places these frames might break etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    Whuttheheck? I jumped thru all the hoops, uploaded the image to the site but can't get it in the post Oh well it was a crummy shot anyhoo. If you really want to see it it's that red 16" job that was posted in the classifieds most recently.
    So as a new convert to the "disciples of flex" I have a Question or two about the care and feeding of my new Slingshot. The issue of replacement of the scotchply thingy, is that a wear and tear/fatigue or an age issue? What sort of symptoms should I be on the lookout for? Any other common problems to watch for, particular places these frames might break etc.?
    I've yet to have a problem with either of my Slingshots (both the 92 and 93). They are still on their original board and coil. The Sling frames are somewhat 'overbuilt' to make up for the lack of downtube and all the general flexieness that's going on. People always ask if it's a light bike because of the missing DT...the frames are 5lbs. That doesn't make them the lightest steel hardtails, but everything is pretty reinforced. A pretty strong frame IMO. I've heard stories of other people snapping the coil/cable. Usually heavier riders or riders hard on their equipment (of which I'm neither). I've also not noticed an increase in flex due to age or ware....everything seems normal. I'm not sure if fatigue will be an issue for that board. You could always ask Slingshot customer service...they'll have a more intelligent answer than I will.

    As for replacement..they do it. It's on their FAQ's page on their website...11 down:
    (Q) - How much does it cost for a board replacement?
    (A) - A complete re-fab with new board and paint is $300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    As for replacement..they do it. It's on their FAQ's page on their website...11 down:
    (Q) - How much does it cost for a board replacement?
    (A) - A complete re-fab with new board and paint is $300.
    it would'nt really take new paint to replace that board..... would it?
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    my contribution to the small slingshot world

    I built up this Sling a couple of weeks ago just to test it out how the frames worked.

    I figured the fastest climbing bike would make a good single speed as long as it had a stiff enough BB to hadle the extreme forces of single speed riding. Well, after the first ride I brought it back home and tossed my nicer parts on it because I was hooked. now I ride it more than any of my other bikes combined.

    It has a stiffer bottom bracket than my first Bianchi road bike, completely stable with no hands on the bars, does wheelies, climbs like a goat, descends good (for a rigid), and has just enough geek factor.

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/5..._x-bike_008.jpg

    http:gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/5..._x-bike_009.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    it would'nt really take new paint to replace that board..... would it?
    Not really. They used to offer the service separate. Board/bolt replacement for about $150, or the board/bolt/repaint combo for $250 or so. Now it's all or nothing....but I suppose they'd do just the replacement and not repaint, but I'm not sure you could talk them into discounting the work if no paint job is done.

    I'm assuming you don't want to undo the lavender paint and vintage decals on yours...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    I built up this Sling a couple of weeks ago just to test it out how the frames worked.

    I figured the fastest climbing bike would make a good single speed as long as it had a stiff enough BB to hadle the extreme forces of single speed riding. Well, after the first ride I brought it back home and tossed my nicer parts on it because I was hooked. now I ride it more than any of my other bikes combined.

    It has a stiffer bottom bracket than my first Bianchi road bike, completely stable with no hands on the bars, does wheelies, climbs like a goat, descends good (for a rigid), and has just enough geek factor.

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/5..._x-bike_008.jpg

    http:gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/5..._x-bike_009.jpg

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/5..._x-bike_010.jpg

    http:gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/5..._x-bike_011.jpg
    Might want to check the links my friend...don't seem to be working...

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    Thanx for the feedback Rumpfy. Given that my '97 or '98 frame probably only has a 100 or so miles on it and that I weigh in at a whopping 150lb. I shouln't have to worry about the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    Thanx for the feedback Rumpfy. Given that my '97 or '98 frame probably only has a 100 or so miles on it and that I weigh in at a whopping 150lb. I shouln't have to worry about the board.
    Nah...I wouldn't.

    Good luck! Post some pics when you get a chance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    Thanx for the feedback Rumpfy. Given that my '97 or '98 frame probably only has a 100 or so miles on it and that I weigh in at a whopping 150lb. I shouln't have to worry about the board.
    i'm 175lbs and i ride the crap out of my rigid. i dont let up one bit on the downhills, jumps, and drops. so far so good. ride it and if mine breaks i'll tell you what to look out for.
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    1989 SlingShot Pro racer....

    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    i'm 175lbs and i ride the crap out of my rigid. i dont let up one bit on the downhills, jumps, and drops. so far so good. ride it and if mine breaks i'll tell you what to look out for.
    not an article, just a 2-page info sheet on the bike.. From MBAction April 1990 issue.. I am assuming the bike is an '89 model..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ManyPlaces
    not an article, just a 2-page info sheet on the bike.. From MBAction April 1990 issue.. I am assuming the bike is an '89 model..
    Ooh, that one's a gooder!

    I want that frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Ooh, that one's a gooder!

    I want that frame.

    I like those old ones too.

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    @ 1989 Worlds in......

    Quote Originally Posted by 2ManyPlaces
    not an article, just a 2-page info sheet on the bike.. From MBAction April 1990 issue.. I am assuming the bike is an '89 model..
    Mammoth.... from Jan.'90 MBAction isuue.... i thought this was a cool pic....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ManyPlaces
    Mammoth.... from Jan.'90 MBAction isuue.... i thought this was a cool pic....
    Martin Stenger leading JT...Good Slingshot propaganda.
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