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    Slingshot Racer

    I suppose the title of this thread is somewhat redundant, as 99% of the folks I've known with Slingsnots used them for racing, cooing endlessly about how fast they were.

    Mine may have been fast, but not under me. It was simply comfortable to ride all day long, and it was the bike I rode in my first 12hr and 24hr races about 10 years ago. In a weak moment about 5 years ago I sold the frame at the Moab fall swap meet for $100. I needed gas money to get home from 24 Hours of Moab, after having failed to get on the podium...

    Slingshot cromo frame
    RST 3" travel Mozo fork, coil/elastomer and stunningly plush for the era.
    Full Paul red ano grouppo--409 front and Powerglide rear ders, Love levers, Stoplight cantis with Moon Units, Fhub, and ultra rare bolt-on skewers.
    King 1" red nothreadset.
    Tamer carbon rigid post.
    T-Gear crank, hard ano rings, split saddle (ouch), alu bar, and ti bb.
    SPIN rear wheel and WTB primal raptor tires.
    Sun CR17A front rim
    Grip Shift X-Ray ( I think).
    Willits 135mm ti 1" stem
    Oh yeah, and those deadly Bebops... I could hop this bike like none other, especially when my feet actually stayed attached to the pedals.

    I have zero interest in putting this bike back together for nostaglia's sake, but I am slowly reaccumulating the Paul grouppo that graced it.

    Thanks for the retro forum.

    MC
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    I suppose the title of this thread is somewhat redundant, as 99% of the folks I've known with Slingsnots used them for racing, cooing endlessly about how fast they were.

    Mine may have been fast, but not under me. It was simply comfortable to ride all day long, and it was the bike I rode in my first 12hr and 24hr races about 10 years ago. In a weak moment about 5 years ago I sold the frame at the Moab fall swap meet for $100. I needed gas money to get home from 24 Hours of Moab, after having failed to get on the podium...

    Slingshot cromo frame
    RST 3" travel Mozo fork, coil/elastomer and stunningly plush for the era.
    Full Paul red ano grouppo--409 front and Powerglide rear ders, Love levers, Stoplight cantis with Moon Units, Fhub, and ultra rare bolt-on skewers.
    King 1" red nothreadset.
    Tamer carbon rigid post.
    T-Gear crank, hard ano rings, split saddle (ouch), alu bar, and ti bb.
    SPIN rear wheel and WTB primal raptor tires.
    Sun CR17A front rim
    Grip Shift X-Ray ( I think).
    Willits 135mm ti 1" stem
    Oh yeah, and those deadly Bebops... I could hop this bike like none other, especially when my feet actually stayed attached to the pedals.

    I have zero interest in putting this bike back together for nostaglia's sake, but I am slowly reaccumulating the Paul grouppo that graced it.

    Thanks for the retro forum.

    MC
    Thats a cool one. Ive always wanted to try one of those out. I remember Martin Stenger racing those back in the day.

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    Sold for $100...that breaks my heart!
    Very cool set up though...clean.
    Scroll through the vintge/retro/classic forum as there is a whole thread on Slingshots.
    I think you'll enjoy.
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