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    Who makes the Airborne?

    Hey everyone. I just came across a fella whose selling an Airborne Lucky Strike frame for $200. It appears to be in good shape- no cracks, dents or scratches. Does anyone know anything about the quality of this frame. Is the price reasonable? Also, are Airbornes still being made cuz I've never heard of 'em. Thanks mates.

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    Airborne is no longer producing frames. It seemed to have quite a loyal following, at least for road bikes. Its reputation was good for producing frames, again for road frames. I'm sure someone here will know more about the MTBs around these parts.
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    Airborne frames were made by a factory in China. The company no longer exists but the Lucky Strikes were highly regarded (do a search mtbr.com and also a Google search- lots of feedback is available). Off memory, the unbutted titanium 3/2.5 frame should weigh about 1.6kg for the 18", so it's a tad heavier than similar sized butted frames, and definitely heavier than lightweight CF frames, but unlike CF it should last forever.

    The frames originally cost closer to the thousand mark. You can get new frames made by the original Chinese factory for $800 via an Ebay seller. So $200 looks like a real bargain, though you might want to check that it's got disk brake mounts if you want 'em.

    http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Bike/product_17965.shtml
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    The Lucky Strike was Airborne's top of the line frame when it first came out. It wasn't disc compatible until 2001, I think, which will give you an idea of the age of the frame thats for sale.

    I'm a big fan of Airborne - 6 of them in our little mtb family, 1 Corsair, 1 Lucky Strike, 1 Black Widow & 3 Paka Wallups!

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    All you need to know... and then some.

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    Thanks for the info everyone. I checked on the frame again and it is a 2001. It's a shame they're not being manufactured anymore because they really look sharp, especially with the pinup graphic. Looks like I'll soon be another Airborne follower. Thanks again everyone.

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