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    Finally!

    So I finally found a mid 90's Slingshot! I used to ride this exact frame back in the day before I stopped riding and sold my bike. I've been kicking myself ever since and have been searching high and low for a reasonably priced replacement. I finally found it on MTBR and it arrived a few weeks ago with a fresh paint job and re-fabbed board and spring.

    I'm in the process of building it up into a mixture of "Michigan Bike" with Nuke Proof bar and hubs, Velocity rims and cage (which are made in Australia but distributed in Grand Rapids) and "Period Correct Slingshot Team Bike" from when Scott Quiring and those guys were still racing for Slingshot. I was in total awe of them when I used to race. When I get this thing done it will be my dream bike from 1994. If anyone has old Syncros/Onza/Paul stuff lying around that they want to get rid of, drop me a line.

    I also know that the stickers and fork are not quite right. The frame is 93/94 (with the 1" steerer and 31.8 seat tube) but has the later stickers on it. The fork is also from the suspension adjusted slings and I don't think the frame is. If anyone has a non-suspension adjusted fork or slingsHOT stickers they don't need please drop me a line as well. Thanks!

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    oops.

    I guess i screwed up the pictures. Lets try this again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    I guess i screwed up the pictures. Lets try this again.
    Nice. Can you upload a close up of the flex board? Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    So I finally found a mid 90's Slingshot! I used to ride this exact frame back in the day before I stopped riding and sold my bike. I've been kicking myself ever since and have been searching high and low for a reasonably priced replacement. I finally found it on MTBR and it arrived a few weeks ago with a fresh paint job and re-fabbed board and spring.

    I'm in the process of building it up into a mixture of "Michigan Bike" with Nuke Proof bar and hubs, Velocity rims and cage (which are made in Australia but distributed in Grand Rapids) and "Period Correct Slingshot Team Bike" from when Scott Quiring and those guys were still racing for Slingshot. I was in total awe of them when I used to race. When I get this thing done it will be my dream bike from 1994. If anyone has old Syncros/Onza/Paul stuff lying around that they want to get rid of, drop me a line.

    I also know that the stickers and fork are not quite right. The frame is 93/94 (with the 1" steerer and 31.8 seat tube) but has the later stickers on it. The fork is also from the suspension adjusted slings and I don't think the frame is. If anyone has a non-suspension adjusted fork or slingsHOT stickers they don't need please drop me a line as well. Thanks!
    I only have one set of stickers left. They are the correct ones as my frame is the yellow also. They could be scanned though. I would not mind a couple more sets myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvain
    Here's one in MBA Feb '92 - nice!:


    We need to get this going again...Anybody around from the old Speed Merchant shop out of Rockford MI? Mid 90's they had one of these hanging around. A guy named Popcorn Joe owned it and left it with the shop to sell. I had a standing bid, problem was the shop had no idea of where/how to contact him...anybody have one of those steel rear triangle/Ti boom-tube frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 993rs
    We need to get this going again...Anybody around from the old Speed Merchant shop out of Rockford MI? Mid 90's they had one of these hanging around. A guy named Popcorn Joe owned it and left it with the shop to sell. I had a standing bid, problem was the shop had no idea of where/how to contact him...anybody have one of those steel rear triangle/Ti boom-tube frames?

    No, but I'd still like one.
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    Hi Everybody~

    That pic of the Ti slingshot got me thinking that Scott Quiring would probably know what was up with that frame. I shot off an email to him the other day citing this thread- here is his response:
    While I am not 100% sure, I believe there was only one ti slingshot like that made by Mike Ausburger in around 1990 or 1991. The last place I saw that frame was at Wild Rose in Salt Lake City Utah in 1992 and the shop owner was riding it (not sure of his name though). Then starting in about '93, Mark Groendal, the inventor of the Slingshot, I believe had Titus in Arizona make several titanium slingshot road bikes and mountain bikes (The production of steel framed Slingshots still remained manufactured by Greendale Bicyle Co., in Grand Rapids Michigan, however) The Titus built Slingshots had a distinctively larger diameter boom tube when compared to the Ausburger frame, if I recall correctly. A few rear ends where made by Titus but ultimately I can't remember if they became popular or not. Marten Stenger, a top NORBA pro at that time, successfully raced a Slingshot that had a Titanium boom tube mated to a True Temper 4130 steel rear end on that national racing circuit. Respectfully Submitted--Scott Quiring
    pretty interesting history no?
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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
    Sweet ride you have there. Well done.
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    Refabed Flex Board and Pro Action Downtube

    Here are some pictures someone requested of the new flex board:

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    Also here are a few pictures of the Pro Action Downtube people were talking about a while ago. I can't seem to find the aluminum tube that fit between these two parts but its around somewhere. I'm sure you can all imagine a hollow aluminum tube about as long as a downtube. The red thing is an elastomer that would be placed directly below the coil spring assembly and the aluminum disk would fit around the bottom of the cable above where it meets the bottom bracket shell. The misplace aluminum tube would fit between these two parts. The elastomer is now of course, hard as a rock.

    Here's a few pictures:
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    I will try and get off my butt and post a pic of my Pro-Action downtube...........

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    Finally dust off my Slingshot project bike I'd done year and a half ago and took some pics. Its a 91 model, 19" frame with flate not slope top tube. AMP forks will add a nice touch to Slinshot lines. Thought I share the built with you all. I have seen a late 90's Slingshot frame with Lefty fork that look vary trick.
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    Dang...

    A little "modern" for my taste (a 90's frame with very new parts just seems weird to me) but shoot....That bike makes a statement for sure.

    I also found a picture of Bob Lawson's Slingshot trials bike. I believe this is the one he won the Nationals on.

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    Slingshot repaint

    Hi guys, I just picked up a slingshot frame and am looking forward to building it up once I source some more tasty parts. I have aquestion about the paint though. On the front its not too bad but the rear is quite chipped, some chainslap paint loss and some around the brakes etc. Whats the best way to go about getting this repainted? Can I unbolt the flexboard ?
    I had intended to try to patch the chips up but there are so many little chips its starting to look a bit tatty. I love the original fire engine red colour though.
    Thanks for any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevet1
    Hi guys, I just picked up a slingshot frame and am looking forward to building it up once I source some more tasty parts. I have aquestion about the paint though. On the front its not too bad but the rear is quite chipped, some chainslap paint loss and some around the brakes etc. Whats the best way to go about getting this repainted? Can I unbolt the flexboard ?
    I had intended to try to patch the chips up but there are so many little chips its starting to look a bit tatty. I love the original fire engine red colour though.
    Thanks for any advice.
    You might be able to take the bolts out, but you can't separate the board from the frame. Its epoxied in place. Remove the bolts, mask off the board.

    You'd paint this frame like you would any other bike frame beyond that.
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    Okay I guess I thought some paint finishes are 'cured' in an oven, might this not damage the epoxy or the board itself? Are some paint techniques more suitable than others? For instance I know powdercoating relies on melting the paint onto the frame by heating to around 370 F...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevet1
    Okay I guess I thought some paint finishes are 'cured' in an oven, might this not damage the epoxy or the board itself? Are some paint techniques more suitable than others? For instance I know powdercoating relies on melting the paint onto the frame by heating to around 370 F...
    This is correct. you might have to pass on the powdercoat and go with wet paint. I'd also suggest sand or glass bead blast to remove the old paint, being careful around the scotch board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finger51
    This is correct. you might have to pass on the powdercoat and go with wet paint. I'd also suggest sand or glass bead blast to remove the old paint, being careful around the scotch board.

    Yep, I went with wet paint on mine.
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    [QUOTE=jacdykema]A little "modern" for my taste (a 90's frame with very new parts just seems weird to me) but shoot....That bike makes a statement for sure.

    I also found a picture of Bob Lawson's Slingshot trials bike. I believe this is the one he won the Nationals on.



    No part is period correct (heck I don't and still don't know what part is available back in 91) on my Slingshot as it was my first bike put together from ground up and just gettting the fork to fit a 1" steer tube is nightmare. It might put the die hard Slingshot owners off but I was after the overall aesthetics then anything else. One of a kind ride for sure

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    [QUOTE=fjyang]
    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    A little "modern" for my taste (a 90's frame with very new parts just seems weird to me) but shoot....That bike makes a statement for sure.

    I also found a picture of Bob Lawson's Slingshot trials bike. I believe this is the one he won the Nationals on.



    No part is period correct (heck I don't and still don't know what part is available back in 91) on my Slingshot as it was my first bike put together from ground up and just gettting the fork to fit a 1" steer tube is nightmare. It might put the die hard Slingshot owners off but I was after the overall aesthetics then anything else. One of a kind ride for sure

    I'm not gonna lie. That could be one of the worst looking Slingshot builds I've seen.
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    I could do worse I'm just approaching this retro thing in the opposit direction. I'm still trying to figure out ways to make it "worse"
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjyang
    I could do worse I'm just approaching this retro thing in the opposit direction. I'm still trying to figure out ways to make it "worse"
    BOTM right there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    BOTM right there!
    Haha, no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fjyang
    I could do worse I'm just approaching this retro thing in the opposit direction. I'm still trying to figure out ways to make it "worse"
    Haha!

    I haven't figured out if I like your hideous efforts or if you should be banned forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Haha!

    I haven't figured out if I like your hideous efforts or if you should be banned forever.
    Don't egg him on! Who knows what the next incarnation will look like!

    Just calmly explain to him the inherent coolness of old Syncros/Suntour/Continental/stuff and that Slingshots were born to have rigid forks.

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    OMG ... stop that, please.
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    I call my first Slingshot version City Slinger and the second version Bat Mo Sling. I'm working on third version, give me couple of month and I'll draft a Lefty on there and a Shockster suspension on back end haha :-)

    I do need a crash course on Vintage Parts, any links to self educate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fjyang
    I call my first Slingshot version City Slinger and the second version Bat Mo Sling. I'm working on third version, give me couple of month and I'll draft a Lefty on there and a Shockster suspension on back end haha :-)

    I do need a crash course on Vintage Parts, any links to self educate?
    This place is as good as any. Being somewhat familiar with the brands of the 89's-90's helps but you can pick up a lot from the people on this forum, either by asking questions or just reading other people's issues, opinions, etc. It seems like many on here either own/owned/or work/worked in shops and are a great source of info. They've been an huge help to me as I get into this stuff. That's a really cool frame by the way. I always liked how the 91's looked with the flat top tube. It should treat you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    and that Slingshots were born to have rigid forks.

    They really were.
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    Slingshot BigShot #1

    Finally got this prototype Slingshot 29er together. It was the first 29er Slingshot made (back around 2001). I found it last year through one of the past owners of Slingshot. The paint was pretty beat, so I had it refurbished in the same color/fade scheme as the first Slingshot I owned back in 1991. It's a geared frame, but it's currently setup with a White Ind. ENO hub for single speed use.

    Build:
    - 18" Slingshot BigShot #1
    - Slingshot 440mm Rigid disk fork
    - Kind headset
    - King front hub and White Ind. ENO rear hub laced with Sapim spokes to Stan's Arch rims.
    - Avid BB7 disks w/ XTR levers
    - XTR m952 cranks w/Boone 34t spider-less ring.
    - Groovy Luv Handles w/ ESI grips
    - Thomson Stem
    - Easton Carbon seatpost (Temporary until correct offset is determined.)
    - Fizik Gobi saddle

    It's not particularly vintage, but it is meaningful in the time line of Slingshot bikes. Now if the trails around here would just thaw and dry out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOne
    Finally got this prototype Slingshot 29er together. ...
    It's not particularly vintage, but it is meaningful in the time line of Slingshot bikes. Now if the trails around here would just thaw and dry out...

    jw
    REALLY LIKE! Great fade. very clean.
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    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:



    Nice job. I love that BW photo.
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    Thanks. The only thing left to track down is a set of decals...

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    REALLY LIKE! Great fade. very clean.
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    That is really beautiful..

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    Awesome thread. I am restoring one myself. Think its a 93. Does anyone know where to find stickers? Mine has the true temper sling shot stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOne
    Thanks. The only thing left to track down is a set of decals...

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    The newer decals for your bike can be found on Ebay, it's the older style that are hard to track down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    The newer decals for your bike can be found on Ebay, it's the older style that are hard to track down.
    I think the Grumpy One would be looking for the new stickers anyhooo. The frame looks to be at least a 96/97 with the 1 1/8 steerer and the not huge seat tube. I believe they went to the newer stickers in 1995.

    Edit: It actually looks like all that dude/lady has up for Slingshot stickers now is the "S" for the head tube. All his boom tube stickers are gone. You can always come over to my house and scrape the stickers off mine though. Mine is a 94 and I need the old ones (yup, still looking).

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    Quote Originally Posted by csp
    Awesome thread. I am restoring one myself. Think its a 93. Does anyone know where to find stickers? Mine has the true temper sling shot stickers.
    Pictures please !

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    project photos (about a 93)

    So I have been working on this for a while and had the board rebuilt and re-powder coated back in december. Well I have finally gatheres most of the needed bits to get it built up.

    I have a few photos that I re-sized a bit smaller that I though they were going to be.

    frame and fork


    closeup of new flex board


    some of the bits that will make there way into the build



    I have a bit of work to do yet on the final frame prep ( remove some extra PC from few areas) I also might run into an issue with the bottom bracket as I guessed on the size, but it was gently used so if I need to get something a bit longer I can. Also a some of the items are a bit newer than the rest of the bike but a 31.8 syncros post is a bit tough to find (still looking for an older one but hey sometimes you have to bend)

    Unfortunately I now am being sent off to training for work for 2 weeks so I have to wait some more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by esilvassy
    So I have been working on this for a while and had the board rebuilt and re-powder coated back in december. Well I have finally gatheres most of the needed bits to get it built up.

    I have a few photos that I re-sized a bit smaller that I though they were going to be.

    frame and fork


    closeup of new flex board


    some of the bits that will make there way into the build



    I have a bit of work to do yet on the final frame prep ( remove some extra PC from few areas) I also might run into an issue with the bottom bracket as I guessed on the size, but it was gently used so if I need to get something a bit longer I can. Also a some of the items are a bit newer than the rest of the bike but a 31.8 syncros post is a bit tough to find (still looking for an older one but hey sometimes you have to bend)

    Unfortunately I now am being sent off to training for work for 2 weeks so I have to wait some more....
    Nice! It looks like we're going to have very similar bikes builds. Mine has the Revolutions and Syncros stem (without the hinge though) and Paul Love Levers too. The older 31.8 Syncros posts are a total pain to find. I've been looking for a year. Can't wait to see the final product!

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    Careful with that Syncros post, if it's one of the cheaply made post-buyout (pun intended) ones.

    The head came off mine after about 10 hours of riding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by esilvassy
    So I have been working on this for a while and had the board rebuilt and re-powder coated back in december. Well I have finally gatheres most of the needed bits to get it built up.

    I have a few photos that I re-sized a bit smaller that I though they were going to be.

    frame and fork


    I have a bit of work to do yet on the final frame prep ( remove some extra PC from few areas) I also might run into an issue with the bottom bracket as I guessed on the size, but it was gently used so if I need to get something a bit longer I can. Also a some of the items are a bit newer than the rest of the bike but a 31.8 syncros post is a bit tough to find (still looking for an older one but hey sometimes you have to bend)

    Unfortunately I now am being sent off to training for work for 2 weeks so I have to wait some more....

    Off to a good start!
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    I'm probably going to jinx myself with this but......

    I think I'm buying back the Slingshot I sold 3 years ago.

    Those of you who have seen my post over the last couple year will know that my first "real" bike was a 93 Slingshot and that I sold it in desperation around 2004 to pay for tuition. It was friggin sweet and as all "first real bikes" go, carried a sh1tton of sentimental attachments. Long story short, I loved that bike.

    I found a picture of me on the bike today from way back in the day, got all weepy and tracked down the guy who bought it's ebay account and shot him an email. I didn't expect to hear anything back but within the hour he emailed me back and said he still had it (with almost all the original parts) and he'd sell it back to me for what he paid (like 4 years ago) because he understands what its like to sell a bike with sentimental attachments and then kick yourself afterwards.

    1) This guy is the man.

    2) I'm getting back the bike that I slaved at the bike shop for 2 years to buy at age 15. The bike I rode at the Traverse City NORBA's two years in a row, the bike I rode at the Helen, GA nationals (the farthest I had been away from Michigan on my own at that point). The bike that I rode for countless beer drinking/smoking night rides at my shop's fave in town spot. The bike I rode up and down the North Country Trail on summer bike camping trips. In short, the bike I grew up on.

    3) It looks just like Rumpfy's.

    I am so friggin happy right now I want to puke (I also just got home from the bar).

    I'll post the picture that prompted the email tomorrow.

    G'night,

    Jacob

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    SlingsHOT decals

    So yeah, sorry about the drunk posting last night, momma always told me to keep my mouth shut when I'd been drinking. I was just super excited and wanted to share.

    Now down to brass tacks, I contacted Slingshot recently about the older "SlingsHOT" stickers I need to make my frame period correct. Aaron from Slingshot sent me the original template for that logo (92-95 I think). I know some people were looking for these as well so two questions....

    1) What's the best material for reproduction decals and where should I get this done? Aaron said just take it to Kinkos but I'm not sure what the best material to get it printed up on would be. Also, does anyone know what this usually costs?

    2) Does anyone need the older stickers. I'm not sure if I should just have 10 or so printed up or if I should have more done. If there is enough interest on here I will print up more and just charge the actual cost. I have no interest in gouging.

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    I am in need of a set of those stickers (well a few to future proof myself). I had my wife vectorize a scan of one that I have. I had also found a few places that I wanted to get quotes from, but have not had the time with work going crazy.

    I am in need of the ones with the black background by the way.

    so check your PM


    thanks erik

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    jacdykema, That's a really cool story! What state has it been hanging out in these last few years? Also, that's really cool of Aaron to do that for you and Jason for the board replacemnets. The new owners of Slingshot seem to have embrassed our passion for the old steel that they were not a part of and are going out of their way to help us. I know that in the past it wasn't always that way, so big kudos for the gang at Slingshot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    jacdykema, That's a really cool story! What state has it been hanging out in these last few years? Also, that's really cool of Aaron to do that for you and Jason for the board replacemnets. The new owners of Slingshot seem to have embrassed our passion for the old steel that they were not a part of and are going out of their way to help us. I know that in the past it wasn't always that way, so big kudos for the gang at Slingshot!
    I agree, they really seem like they are back on their game. Also, I hope this wasn't a secret or anything but Aaron also said they had a program for "loyal" Slingshot customers where they would knock off $200-$300 for the price of a new frame for long term customers. I for one think that's cool as sh!t and a sentiment that ought be commended.

    Here's some photos I was sent of the state of the old mare today. She's pretty rusty but I have to say, all the rough stuff on the frame is my fault. I beat the living crap out that bike. I treated her so bad. I don't care though. For how many memories that bike gave me it's pretty much priceless. Not to mention I had the good sense to buy a 31.8 Syncros seatpost back in the day. I cannot find another one to save my life these days.

    <a href="http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/jacdykema/?action=view&current=IMG_1450.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e46/jacdykema/IMG_1450.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Spring Sling, finally washed it and took some photos. Built in '96, the usual W. Michigan build. Sadly no longer a XC racer (neither am I), so a shorter stem and mongo risers went on.
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    Yellow Slingshots rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Yellow Slingshots rule.
    Is there a bring out and ride your yellow vintage Slingshot ride day in order? I've got mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETIFIED
    Is there a bring out and ride your yellow vintage Slingshot ride day in order? I've got mine.
    I'm soooo down. You guys have to all come to Michigan though. Maybe we could turn it into a yellow Slingshot owners convention too. We could ride to the "factory" (they are no longer made in the US) and get Mark and Scott Q. to come lead a panel discussion. T'would be sweet.

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