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    Quote Originally Posted by surlytman
    Just started watching this forumn. I dig it! I am so tired of the techno weenies. I have been riding a Slingshot Boom tube bike since the fall of 92. No pics right now, I am building a new house and it is packed away with the rest of my herd in sotorage.

    Mine is the 93 Team Yellow version in a 17" long. I also have a mod that I have never seen. A Pro-Action downtube. I sold Slingshots back then and got to try this new deal. It really made the bike a blast on steep technical downhills.

    I will try to get pics shot soon.
    Super curious to see it!

    What else do you have in your 'herd'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Super curious to see it!

    What else do you have in your 'herd'?
    Lets see, a restored Pinarello road bike with newer Campy. a Surly 1x1. a Surly Karate Monkey, a Bianchi Project 7 29er, a Burly Rock and Roll Softride Tandem, Schwinn Joey Garcia 20 incherSeveral British 3 speeds, an old Schwinn Moab steel hardtail set up with moustache bars, my wifes Alpinstar, I know I am forgetting some stuff here?

    I have saved most of the vintage chi chi parts I have ever bought. IRD brakes in 3DV Old Syncros, American stem and other goodies...............this forum kinda rocks!

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    if you want to know the real truth about slingshot bikes email ma@mudbats.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2
    if you want to know the real truth about slingshot bikes email ma@mudbats.com
    im intrigued. e-mail sent.
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    Did anyone else notice that the all steel Slingshot seems to be a thing of the past? They are not offering one for '06.

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    How come this thread is all scrambled up suddenly? There are three recent posts in the middle of the second page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclodan
    How come this thread is all scrambled up suddenly? There are three recent posts in the middle of the second page.
    Looks fine in my usual "threaded" view.
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    Hello all. I used to ride a mid 90's slingshot but had to sell it due to being a broke college student a few years ago. I had also gotten out of riding but am now looking to start again. If anyone hears of a reasonably priced Slingshot frame/fork and drops me a line I would be eternally geatful. I also have a Slingshot BMX frame sitting awaiting a repaint/build-up at home that a friend gave to me when I used to work at Rock N' Road Cycles in Muskegon, MI. I'll post pictures the next time I'm home.

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    Hi Guys............Slingshot newbie

    Just got this slingshot as a frame recently , always liked the look of em so I thought 'Why not'
    The photo was taken last week hence no cables, but I have ridden it snice then and I
    have to say...............its quite an experience and its gonna take some getting used to.

    anyway here it is ,its a 1993 and its got a Suntour xc-comp/pro groupset

    Wanted -girvin cranks, tubular steel - not the standard alloy ones

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    OK, so how do these things ride? Are they laturality stiff? Rumpfy, whats the scoop?

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    Gotta add my slingshot

    Great thread. Sorry for the grainy pic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by retrobikeguy
    Just got this slingshot as a frame recently , always liked the look of em so I thought 'Why not'
    The photo was taken last week hence no cables, but I have ridden it snice then and I
    have to say...............its quite an experience and its gonna take some getting used to.

    anyway here it is ,its a 1993 and its got a Suntour xc-comp/pro groupset

    So far so good?

    They really are a fun bike. You get lots of attention on them, thats for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb11
    OK, so how do these things ride? Are they laturality stiff? Rumpfy, whats the scoop?

    I've had every bit of 6 or 7 different Slingshots over the years. They're a fun bike, and from what I've seen of your riding style, you'd probably like it actually. They're a good bike for a smoother rider, someone who keep the tires on the ground.

    I'm down to just having the 92 team frame set up as an SS and the 88/89 which is awaiting a repaint.

    You're more than welcome to ride my single speeded Slingshot if you want (next time we're in the same place).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I've had every bit of 6 or 7 different Slingshots over the years. They're a fun bike, and from what I've seen of your riding style, you'd probably like it actually. They're a good bike for a smoother rider, someone who keep the tires on the ground.

    I'm down to just having the 92 team frame set up as an SS and the 88/89 which is awaiting a repaint.

    You're more than welcome to ride my single speeded Slingshot if you want (next time we're in the same place).

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    Well, I just bought one off of EBay. I may have paid a little too much but didn't feel like waiting till the last minute. Got outbid in the last 7 seconds a few days ago on another. I do have a couple of questions though. First, is it possible to take the frame apart for shipping or are the boards bonded in and then bolted? Also, is a 96 suspension corrected. Looking at this tread there are some newer (mid 90's) with rigid forks that don't look to be suspension corrected. I am kind of hoping it isn't, I have been hanging on to a NOS Koski fork for probably 10 years and was hoping to use that. My last questions is what is the Pro-Action downtube that someone mentioned a few posts ago?? Thanks and I will post some pics when it is built.

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    after 34x18 gearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt diggler
    after 34x18 gearing.
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    Why the new stem, looks to be the same except for the color. Nice looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp
    Well, I just bought one off of EBay. I may have paid a little too much but didn't feel like waiting till the last minute. Got outbid in the last 7 seconds a few days ago on another. I do have a couple of questions though. First, is it possible to take the frame apart for shipping or are the boards bonded in and then bolted? Also, is a 96 suspension corrected. Looking at this tread there are some newer (mid 90's) with rigid forks that don't look to be suspension corrected. I am kind of hoping it isn't, I have been hanging on to a NOS Koski fork for probably 10 years and was hoping to use that. My last questions is what is the Pro-Action downtube that someone mentioned a few posts ago?? Thanks and I will post some pics when it is built.
    I believe that the '96's were suspension adjusted. Mine was a '94 and I'm pretty sure that was the last year they were not. A friend had some problems with buying a rigid fork for a non-suspension adjusted frame (a '95 I believe) and it handling weird.

    As far as the Pro Action downtube goes, it is a hollow aluminum tube with an elastomer on the end that fits over the cable. As it was explained to me, Slingshot had a expert/pro downhiller on the squad in the mid-90's (when I was still riding) and his only complaint about the Slingshot design was that during hard braking the frame would compress, thus shrinking the wheelbase. The Pro Action downtube fixed this by allowing the frame to swing out (during hard pedaling) but not to swing in (under hard braking). I think I still have one lying around somewhere, I never put it on because I never noticed that problem.

    Oh yeah, I REALLY want to start riding again and REALLY love Slingshots (made in Michigan, whoop whoop!) so if anyone has a sling they're looking to get rid of please let me know. I also got my Slingshot BMX frame from my dad's house and will post pictures soon.

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    AKamp,
    Stem had more of a degree, besides i have several bikes so alot of parts tradings happens alot.

    as far as the differences - spinergy rear wheel is gone, XT hydro brakes replaced the avid mechs, single speed drivetrain with salsa 34t chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    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..........
    something like this?

    Farmboy 6

    It's a new frame (the Farmboy) but a few retro parts: Regal seat, square taper BB and old Specialized StrongArm compact cranks, Sachs/Ritchey twist shifter (1x9).

    It joins a 2004 Slingshot folding road bike (custom built for a mtb journalist to test: Dan Koeppel I think) in my current stable. My college friend/roommate was the Slingshot trials rider (Robert Lawson). The aluminum tube covering the cable on that bike was to prevent too much compression during some of the more extreme trials moves (during a big hop, or a front wheel landing probably) IIRC. They also offered it on some of the CX bikes from a few years ago. I believe there were two total 20" trials bikes built. Very cool.

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    I see a Slingshot in my future.

    I have room for one more bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacdykema
    I believe that the '96's were suspension adjusted. Mine was a '94 and I'm pretty sure that was the last year they were not. A friend had some problems with buying a rigid fork for a non-suspension adjusted frame (a '95 I believe) and it handling weird.

    As far as the Pro Action downtube goes, it is a hollow aluminum tube with an elastomer on the end that fits over the cable. As it was explained to me, Slingshot had a expert/pro downhiller on the squad in the mid-90's (when I was still riding) and his only complaint about the Slingshot design was that during hard braking the frame would compress, thus shrinking the wheelbase. The Pro Action downtube fixed this by allowing the frame to swing out (during hard pedaling) but not to swing in (under hard braking). I think I still have one lying around somewhere, I never put it on because I never noticed that problem.

    Oh yeah, I REALLY want to start riding again and REALLY love Slingshots (made in Michigan, whoop whoop!) so if anyone has a sling they're looking to get rid of please let me know. I also got my Slingshot BMX frame from my dad's house and will post pictures soon.

    You are the ONLY other person that I know of that has the downtube! I am back up and running online wise and will try to get a pic FINALLY of my Sling'

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    Bob Lawson's Slingshot trials bike

    Hi! I was wondering if anyone knows where or who bought the SLINGSHOT TRIALS bike that ROBERT (BOB) LAWSOM used, and that he sold on ebay. If anyone has any idea, please email me or send me a message. I would like to buy it back. Thanks!

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    for all of you who are wondering what's going on over at slingshot i would point you to the blog. they have a few photos of some bikes they are playing with. i rode the slinger with the lefty at the iceman cometh race this year and it was a blast, very fun. i have also thrown a leg over the 69er, also a great riding bike.
    www.slingshotbikes.blogspot.com

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