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    nothing vintage about that rig. They do get lots of attention though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meskell View Post
    Thanks for the replies. I appreciate them. I suppose I was questioning mine being a '93 because I figured, regardless of frame size, that the boom gusset would not have such a noticeable size difference.

    Rumpfy, thanks for the ads to reference. I understand that the build isn't original. That is why I'm looking for answers as to what might be considered original parts. I was wondering, however, if all the XT components (hubs, drivetrain, brake system) might possibly be original since they are all '93. Or are you implying that Slingshot would more likely of used XTR/Suntour if they built the bike instead of just selling a frame? The stem and rims are period correct. Maybe the post. Not sure about the bars. The rest I realize are not since I swapped out broken/worn parts. Just trying to get more information regarding OME so that I can eventually get there. Although the rims aren't going anywhere.

    Thanks again for your replies. And still will take any leads on decals.
    I believe Slingshots were generally sold as frame/fork only, so shops/customers built them up as they saw fit. I don't think there's a wrong answer here. Team bikes around the same age as yours generally saw a Syncros/XC Pro type of thing.
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    Wanted: 400mm American Classic seatpost, 26.8 & 27.2

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    Thanks Rumpfy.

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    No one seemed to care in the kids forum so I thought I would post some pics of my sons bike here to get a little more attention. While not an actual slingshot I figure it is close enough to show off. Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090693.896583.jpg

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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090719.441613.jpg

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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090757.078280.jpg

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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090801.749959.jpg

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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090845.711669.jpg

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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090890.859341.jpg

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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350090928.011167.jpg

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    And a quick pick of mine begging to get built back upOfficial Slingshot Bikes Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350091713.628907.jpg

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    Super nice, Lucky kid

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    An ERB Kids Bike. Nice. Tried some time ago to buy an ERB with delivery to Germany. They did not respond....

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    I will say that dealing with them seamed a little shady. I didn't have any problems with the order but I did have the feeling I was asking for trouble giving them my credit card. But after the frame showed up I was surprised it was so nice for the whopping price tag of $250

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    Not vintage and not a slingshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyButterfly View Post
    Not vintage and not a slingshot.
    So sorry. From the original builder of Slingshots so it is more of a Slingshot than any of the new ones. Plenty of vintage parts including Ibis Bulge Ti Bars, Dura Ace 7401 RD, M900 front deraileur, BB, Cassette, even the crank and chainring bolts are from the early 90's. And the last pic is most definitely vintage AND a Slingshot.

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    Not vintage for sure (but there are not many places for Slingshots in the web to talk about) but shares some of the concept. It's from the same inventor. Main difference is where the flex board is located. Slingshots have it upfront the Seatpost. The ERB has it more or less located behind the seatpost. I guess its more reactive that way.
    As written above. When I contacted them some time about the conversionen somehow stopped when it came to delivery to Germany. Slingshot seems not to have problems of that kind. So I ended up getting a Ripper and a Fold-Tech. Also not vintage :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    So sorry. From the original builder of Slingshots so it is more of a Slingshot than any of the new ones. Plenty of vintage parts including Ibis Bulge Ti Bars, Dura Ace 7401 RD, M900 front deraileur, BB, Cassette, even the crank and chainring bolts are from the early 90's. And the last pic is most definitely vintage AND a Slingshot.
    Cool bikes. Always wanted to try one of those ERBs.

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    I wanted to post a few pictures of my Slingshot that I just finished putting back together.

    I got it back in late '93 (I think) when I was in high school and rode it all the time. When I went to college I left it in a repair stand in my parent's basement, during which time the seatpost ended up seizing into the frame in an unrideable position.

    Over the next ten years my Dad made various attempts to get the seatpost out, finally succeeding earlier this year after using a torch to heat the frame up. So after that it needed to be repainted and re-assembled, which I just recently finished doing, thanks in large part to the information in this thread.

    I had new decals made up by VC Graphix (based on a suggestion in one of the posts), and I have three extra sets, so if anyone needs one let me know.
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    PM. Sent to jak7079. Thanks

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    Love the yellow/3DV combo

    Nice photo composition
    Wanted: Might be done for a little while...
    LOL - yeah, right ...

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    For those interested in the decals, there is no need to pay for them. Just send me a PM with the address you want them mailed to and I will send them to you.

    I will be traveling a lot the next month so I may not be able to send them immediately, but I will get them to you eventually, and I will post when I've run out.

    Unfortunately I don't have enough posts yet to respond to PM's, so I apologize if you haven't heard anything back from me.
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    I hope you received my reply. I provided you with my address. Thanks

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    I just wanted to let everyone know all the decals have been spoken for.

    Greystreet, 993rs, and Cujodo you should be seeing them in the mail shortly. Good luck with your bikes!

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    Thanks again!

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