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    Billy's Idol

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    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    Getting there.


    Obviously not period correct in a few major areas, but this won't ever be a show bike, so I'm probably not going to be overly concerned about it. The riser bar is the biggest visual wart right now, but it's so much more comfy than an old narrow flat bar. Argh.



    That bottle cage will be replaced with something more appropriate tonight.


    I don't love the paint. If I ever have it resprayed it will be lilac like my older 91-ish Sling.

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    I would be proud to ride that! If terrain permits, I always like a rigid forked SS. Faaast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel View Post
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    Rare left hand drive version!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valhart View Post
    I would be proud to ride that! If terrain permits, I always like a rigid forked SS. Faaast...
    I will probably just track down a stainless front 36t ring and leave it as a 1x7 to keep it simple-ish.

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    Getting closer.




    I'm not optimistic that I'll find a proper sized (34.9) M736 from derailleur - they seem to be pretty rare. I was lucky enough to stumble upon another 17 degree Salsa flat bar - just need to rotate it down a bit. Nowhere near period correct, but lets me use the 130mm stem and still get a pretty good position.

    I tried a shorter, higher stem briefly and the handling and fit was just a mess. This thing was meant to be ridden long and low.

    A set of slightly newer wheels on the way - hopefully they weren't too good (cheap) to be true.

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    I'll root through my stuff later to see what I have for a FD. I have a NOS 735 for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valhart View Post
    I'll root through my stuff later to see what I have for a FD. I have a NOS 735 for sure.
    I think the 736 mechs in 34.9 are pretty much impossible to find. Will probably end up using a M901, which are much more plentiful.

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    Somewhere in the EU. Photo credit Gary Zaphiris

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    I had a frame and fork exactly like this in 89'. In fact I would be willing to bet that this is the same one.
    A bike by any other name is still a bike.

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    Was digging through some old photos today and found a few SlingShot shot's. Here is the Red, White and Blue one aforementioned:

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    The Stumpie belongs to a friend that I had talked in to riding across a ridgeline in the snow. The story ended up in a magazine cause he wrote for one at the time. 89' I think? Pre fat bike for sure

    The van in front of the truck is the SlingShot team van that was in town for FTBW in 92'. I had just gotten back from working the WC at Mt. Snow.

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    This was my bike the next year after getting a shock for it. Went back to the stock fork after a few rides though because, well, the fork sucked. Looked cool though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel View Post
    I had a frame and fork exactly like this in 89'. In fact I would be willing to bet that this is the same one.
    I love that red, white and blue one.
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    I ran across some old jpegs and not sure if these have been posted yet and don't want to wade through to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel View Post
    I ran across some old jpegs and not sure if these have been posted yet and don't want to wade through to find out.
    They haven't been. Super awesome BP!

    How'd you come to be such a Slingshot guy from so early on? Do you have any Slings left?

    I'm on the lookout for an early Slingshot team jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    They haven't been. Super awesome BP!

    How'd you come to be such a Slingshot guy from so early on? Do you have any Slings left?

    A guy I ran in to had one and I thought it was cool so I got one in 87'. I had a shop in VT. at the time and sold it and bought another. Repeated that a few times, sold some on order and even sold one to Offroad (Proflex) after the John Kukoda (remember Club?) article in Mountain Bike came out where he proclaimed it was the fastest mtn. bike he had ever ridden. 89? When I moved to CO. in 90' I had the black one above but didn't like it as much for riding there. Don't have any and not looking for one either, I just seem to keep running in to stuff from back then in the pile.


    I'm on the lookout for an early Slingshot team jersey.
    I used to have a team one piece that my son took over, not sure if he still has it. I will check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel View Post
    I used to have a team one piece that my son took over, not sure if he still has it. I will check.
    Jersey, jersey! Not so sure about a used one piece.
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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread

    I have a jersey I used to be sponsored by Slingshot back in the early 90's I will try to dig it out and post a shot
    Cheers Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Jersey, jersey! Not so sure about a used one piece.
    If in fact it still exists it hasn't been worn in so long that I am sure that anything bad is dead. You're a baggy guy anyway IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohloffdude View Post
    I have a jersey I used to be sponsored by Slingshot back in the early 90's I will try to dig it out and post a shot
    Cheers Steve
    Sweet, love to see it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel View Post
    If in fact it still exists it hasn't been worn in so long that I am sure that anything bad is dead. You're a baggy guy anyway IIRC.
    Haha, it probably would be baggy on me. I don't mind the sweet smell of Bigwheel.
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    Official Slingshot Bikes Thread



    Here is my Slingshot Jersey as far as I can remember I rode for them 92/93 wish I still had my Slingshot still have the head badge somewhere didn't put it on after I got the frame repainted.
    Cheers Steve
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    I still have both, the jersey and the bike - both are 1996
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    Time to try something a little different.


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