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emteebee
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This was an idea that came to me, not an idea im tryign to make a reality, but anyways.

Try to build a complete bike for $350 and less than 28 pounds.

Try to build a complete SS for $350 and less than 24 pounds.

I am currently doing it right now and will post mine when I finish. It is pretty fun if you are bored. Wish I had more than $5 to try and do it in reality :). Have Fun!
 

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Doesntplaywellwithmorons!
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Did you read my mysteriously revived thread from two years ago? I did 22 pounds and change on less than $600cdn. $350 american granted isn't worth as much anymore (like $390 cdn), but 28 pounds would be simple to hit. Incidently, I just won an ebay auction for a fork that'd fit the budgetlight theme... a Scott Unishocks LF... 2.4 pounder fork for $14.
 

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Incidently, I just won an ebay auction for a fork that'd fit the budgetlight theme... a Scott Unishocks LF... 2.4 pounder fork for $14.[/QUOTE]

Nice work! Lets see a pic. I've never seen a Unishock. LF?.....Is it a linkage fork?
 

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Doesntplaywellwithmorons!
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No its a telescopic fork from the uber old days of suspension forks. Bonded CF sliders with an aluminium brace and dropouts, triple-butted stainless steel (or heat-treated chromoly, depends which year... I won't know till i see the colour of uppers) welded unicrown stanchions/steerer. MCU Elastomers, adjustable preload only, a whopping 1.75" of wheel travel, and subjected to a CPSC recall too because the bonded dropouts could come free from the carbon in like oh, I think it was 13 out of 100,000 odd forks made. Scott did have success on the fork design though. Ruthie Mathes won her 1991 World XC Championship on an earlier version Scott Unishocks which lacked the carbon fiber, the elastomer stack (had coil springs instead), and the triple-butted uppers and weighed a more reasonable 3.0 pounds (also had a full 2" of travel). Compared to say, the Mag-20/21 forks all the magazine reporters HAD to own in the early 90s, the unishocks were plusher and more reliable in operation.
 
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