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    1988 Kestrel MX-Z article....

    from the MBAction Dec.1988 issue.... I'm also enclosing a few pic's of the "concept" bike in my final post..
    FYI: I will also be posting the articles on the other 3 bikes in the "boxes" on the cover photo. You'll have to bear with me as to when I actually do post them-- these things take alot of time to do 1/2 way decently..
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    part 1...

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    part 2.....

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    part 3 .....

    rest of the article... The following posts will be pic's only..
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    part 4 (photo's only)....

    fini..... FYI: The dual-suspension bike pictured is a "concept-only" bike... Sadly, it was NEVER sold..
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    Good job!

    Thank you Thank you Thank you. I had long since chucked this issue, and was filled with woe when I realized it. I've been looking for this ever since.

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    Slack seat tube angle?

    The article states that the rear end felt sluggish, probably due to the "slack seat angle". &3 degrees is slack? And look at those top tube measurements! Way short! 19" for a 18" frame, and 21" for the 20" frame. Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    The article states that the rear end felt sluggish, probably due to the "slack seat angle". &3 degrees is slack? And look at those top tube measurements! Way short! 19" for a 18" frame, and 21" for the 20" frame. Wow!
    Hehe. Good call. I know I was just crabbing about the fluff quotient, but one of the things that I did when I was just getting into frame design was, I went through and compiled every bike test from every issue of every mag I could get my hands on. Back issues and all. Compiled all the ride geometries, along with the opinions of the "testers", in an effort to hone in on the ultimate magazine-preferred geometry. The opinions were completely all over the map, even between duplicate geometries. Obviously there's some potential for variance resulting from saddle/stem positioning, but the bigger potential comes from different test riders on every test, each with different bodily proportions, making the geom review totally arbitrary. For non-custom frames, there's little reason to even talk about it without bringing Front Center, & Trail dimensions into the ring. But for whatever reason, they won't get into that, like they won't size a bike by teh more critical TT length... sorry, was in the mood for a little chianti I suppose.

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    We the people ...

    my mate andrew would be extremely grateful if you could post up the test of the fisher CR7 shown above

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    Mx-z

    There was a shop in Provo back when I was in College that had an MX-Z that no-one wanted. It sat there with it's granite finish longing for me to take it home. Unfortunately, I lived on less than $400 a month and had to settle for visiting her several times a month for nearly 2 years. Anyway, I wish I could find that poor unwanted soul again, if only to hang on my wall rather than that cold grey column in the middle of the shop.

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    I have this bike!!!!!
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    mxv

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    pm me how much you want. I tried to pm you but your mail box has exceeded the number of messages it can accept.

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