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    Keeping the Past ALIVE!!!!

    Almost Back on my dream bike again!!! I bought this 2001 Schwinn Straight 8 back in 2003 after regretfully selling my 2000 pull shock Straight 8. In 2013 I bought a 2011 Canfield Jedi to "upgrade to modern technology" and sold the Straight8 in 2016. But I just can't get comfortable riding the Jedi. I don't know if it's because of the head angle or because it's a small frame and I'm just tall enough that i should be on a medium but it just doesn't feel right. Well! the guy I sold my Straight 8 too didn't have a need for it anymore and I bought it back!! Just waiting for shipping and delivery confirmation!!! So stoked! More than likely I'll be putting the 2012 Boxxer that came with on the Jedi on the Straight 8 and upgrading the brakes!!
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    man... that is a sick bike! What about maybe sourcing out a period correct boxxer for the bike?

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    Pull shock??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive View Post
    man... that is a sick bike! What about maybe sourcing out a period correct boxxer for the bike?
    I have plans to put my DVO Emerald on it. just waiting for Risse racing to get to me on a custom 1-1/8th crown
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Pull shock??!
    push shock.. Fox Vanilla Rc rebuilt by P.U.S.H. actually! lol
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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Hey Rumplestiltskin...you've been sleeping too long. Dream of something lower and not so steep (not that there's anything wrong with that...).

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    Hello darkness my old friend...

    Swapped out the blown up SuperT for the Boxxer.. on the list:
    new brakes
    tubeless
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    drive train
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    SWEET! I loved those Lawill suspended bikes (Schwinn, Yeti and later Rotec).

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    I wouldn't mind an RL9... hey that Almost rhymed!!! I'm waiting to hear back from Risse Racing about a custom upper crown with a 1-1/8 steerer tube for the DVO Emerald
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    Still rocking my Straight 8!




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    How about this guy?

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    Angel Fire this coming weekend!!! BAdazz Tomac too!! and LOVE the Pull shock S8's!!
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    My personal favorite. Sold the frame, still have the Shiver
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    sweeet
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    A gorgeous fall Saturday at Angel Fire
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    new head tube badge
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