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    Not exactly Slingshot's finest hour...

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    The only time I've ever seen a full titanium Slingshot

    Would be nice to own one of these....

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    Thanks for the scan, that's the first I've seen that frame. 3.5lbs blow me away. Here are some pics of my bike for the thread. I thought the last pic turned out pretty cool.
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    Rumpfy,
    or others.. anyone price out scotchplate replacement for the older slingshots ?
    i emailed Slingshot and my quote was more affordable to buy a newer frame, due to the older plates are more time consuming to replace.. any comments ?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler
    Rumpfy,
    or others.. anyone price out scotchplate replacement for the older slingshots ?
    i emailed Slingshot and my quote was more affordable to buy a newer frame, due to the older plates are more time consuming to replace.. any comments ?

    Thanks
    dirt diggler
    The website quotes $300 for board and paint....what did they quote you over the phone?!

    New frames are over $1000....there's no way they can quote that much for it.
    If they tell you it's a grand for you to keep your Slingshot running, tell them you'll just switch to another bike company. That's bullsh!t!

    What's your reason for wanting to replace the board? Is it broken?
    I've yet to have a Slingshot where I felt the board needs replacement...
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    at the time Mark W of slingshot was quoted (2001) it was 110.00 to reboard, 40.00 for paint and 65.00 for cable replacement (if needed).

    now with new ownership 500 with paint, new hardware and machined flexplate to fit older models. because of heating the epoxy off the frame would damage the paint, so paint is included.

    dirt diggler

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    not vintage, just a little retro

    just built this up a few months ago, finally snapped a pic the other day when i put it in the classifieds. rides exceptionally well, just not the bike for where the job is transferring me.
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    My Travel Bike...

    Awesome riding bike... thinking of converting into a SS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Awesome riding bike... thinking of converting into a SS...
    Sling's do very well as an SS. If you go that way...you'll like it plenty.

    Get out and ride with Laffeux, since he moved away, he hasn't been able to look at my Slingshots...
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    anyone see this?


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    finally found one!

    Hi,

    have been looking for a Slingshot for a few months "only" and found one in immaculate shape in a small town bike shop in Southern Germany.
    They have hardly ridden the bike, rather used it as an "eye catcher".
    So, the thing had a few rusty bolts - that's all.

    Removed the original LX / STX parts and threw some nicer stuff at the frame... now it's hanging in my shed, waiting for a few more parts and we should be hitting the trails shortly.
    Great to have a new toy for the upcoming summer!
    cheers from Prague, Czech Republic,
    Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman
    Hi,

    have been looking for a Slingshot for a few months "only" and found one in immaculate shape in a small town bike shop in Southern Germany.
    They have hardly ridden the bike, rather used it as an "eye catcher".
    So, the thing had a few rusty bolts - that's all.

    Removed the original LX / STX parts and threw some nicer stuff at the frame... now it's hanging in my shed, waiting for a few more parts and we should be hitting the trails shortly.
    Great to have a new toy for the upcoming summer!
    cheers from Prague, Czech Republic,
    Nick
    Nice find!
    Wow...it looks like it's in clean shape too, for an oldie!
    With the coil down by the BB...you're looking at a 1991 model.

    Enjoy and keep us posted with pics when the build is done.
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    SSing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Sling's do very well as an SS. If you go that way...you'll like it plenty.

    Get out and ride with Laffeux, since he moved away, he hasn't been able to look at my Slingshots...

    If you do SS it, it might be worth looking into an EBB for the frame, rather than track dropouts. When I had mine converted to TDO's, there was very little clearance for decent sized tires (anything bigger than 1.95's). An EBB would be OK, you just have to have a eyelet on the BB for the cable attachment. Might cause problems with cable length due to the bigger size of the EBB shell.

    Or, just do an ENO and forget about it. There's argueably no better frame for SSing than a slingshot. Loved mine. Too bad my tastes are fickle.


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    Schipperkes are cool.
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    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..........
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    the one and only Slingshot in Prague...

    hi there,

    found some time to put my 1991 Slingshot together. Still not final, am looking for a brake set for the front wheel, the Manitou Comp 4 is still stuck in customs and need some skinwall Panaracers.
    Neither is the seat post final.

    But, the thing's already got a Marinovative Decelerator in the rear. Cool thing.
    The Real Design levers a bit too flexy, while the XT long rd works fine.
    Anyway, love this bike!

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    Very nice. Think Prague has a new tourist attraction.
    CU @ OWMTBC 2010

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    I bought a Slingshot Road Frame from 87-89 i think. The condition of the frame is not as bad as it looks, but cable, spring, and so on are lost. I hope i can get a replacement set from Slingshot. If i get this one on the road again i'll post some new pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoarrior
    I bought a Slingshot Road Frame from 87-89 i think. The condition of the frame is not as bad as it looks, but cable, spring, and so on are lost. I hope i can get a replacement set from Slingshot. If i get this one on the road again i'll post some new pics.
    The problem I think you'll find, is that the cable and coil set up for that frame is very different from what Slingshot now uses.
    You can try, but I doubt they have any replacement parts that date back that far...wish they did.

    I can also say that emailing their customer service isn't all that quick at getting back to you. They're more interested in the current line up of frames...

    Cool bike though! Love those really old one's!
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    Here's my oldest.
    88/89 frame.
    It's more beat up than it looks...

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    upgraded Prague's one and only Slingshot

    hi,

    finally received all parts (some got stuck in customs...) and managed to throw them at my bike.
    Pulled the threaded headset off and added a threadless one.
    Took the original Slingshot forks off (they are for sale... ...148mm steerer with 40mm thread), as well as the stem and the Real Design levers.
    Now I have got a Manitou Comp with Eglund kit and a Synros stem.
    And, managed to find an IRD Widget; run them with Kookas now.
    Have ridden the bike on some serious trails and can't get enough of it!
    oldman
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman
    hi,

    finally received all parts (some got stuck in customs...) and managed to throw them at my bike.
    Pulled the threaded headset off and added a threadless one.
    Took the original Slingshot forks off (they are for sale... ...148mm steerer with 40mm thread), as well as the stem and the Real Design levers.
    Now I have got a Manitou Comp with Eglund kit and a Synros stem.
    And, managed to find an IRD Widget; run them with Kookas now.
    Have ridden the bike on some serious trails and can't get enough of it!
    oldman

    IMHO...don't sell the fork.
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    My 91 SlingShot

    This is my second SlingShot. The first was replaced under warrantee when I broke the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moblsv
    This is my second SlingShot. The first was replaced under warrantee when I broke the frame.
    I haven't heard too many stories of Slingshots breaking.

    What year frame and when/how did you break yours? I'm curious.
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    Current pic of my 93 Slingshot.
    If you must know, the chain rings are from Moonhead Machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I haven't heard too many stories of Slingshots breaking.

    What year frame and when/how did you break yours? I'm curious.
    I think the original frame was also the '91, if I remember correctly. Actually, I'm not entirely sure I remember the year correctly on this frame, I seem to remember it was a '91. It was the identical color scheme to the one in your second post that says "1 of 18 made for the 1992 race season".

    I broke two welds, found both after one long day of riding. The weld where the top tube meets the head tube was cracked. the other was inside the seat tube. there's a piece of metal welded in there and the welds had broken on it so it was vibrating and making a nasty noise.

    This frame I have now I have never been happy with. I was told it was the last one they had in that year and it turned out it was actually somewhat defective, I should have made an issue of it but I guess it's too late now. I have to use a spacer on the bottom bracket so the crank arm doesn't hit the frame and the chain still hits the frame when I have the chain on the smallest gear in the rear.

    Do you know if Martin Stenger posts here? I noticed a couple pictures of him from back in the day. He may not even remember me but we somewhat knew each other when we went to school at the University of Utah and he used to lap me at the local races. Last I heard a friend we have in common told me he was in Mammoth.

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