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My bike was -TWO- Wheels!
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In a reply in GD, someone said that the vintage forum would like this.

Yeah, seems pretty intresting. I got it all installed today and was pretty excited about it. But after all the problems i am very glad I didnt pay $300 it was worth back in 1999. My $28 was worth it though.

Heres a link to the page I made for it. With tons of pics and more. click here

Heres some teaser pics.









 

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Interesting....

I think the only thing that could top that in the "why was that invented" category would be the Crestone rubber band suspension bike.

But for $28 why not give it a try.
 

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i heard they worked pretty good. what's your take on it? looks like it puts the rear wheel pretty far back.
 

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My bike was -TWO- Wheels!
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It works ok. Kinda weird, and I havent had it on the trail yet. I have to work after school so its hard to hit the trails untill Friday, whcih is when Ill have pics.

Doesnt seem to do much when your standing, have to be sitting down it seems.

Other than that ill probably leave it on, but im going to use a 3 speed hub with my next wheel so I dont know if itll fit in the droputs. If not ill take it off and try it in the front.

I want to put it on my fully for fun but I have disks on that bike.
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
Sleek. Very sleek. Nothing like adding 2" to your chainstays. ;)

Wheres the ride report? Could you bolt that on to an FS bike to add to the travel? :)
It didn't have a shockster, but I once saw a bike build on that priciple. It was back when suspension was going in all directions. Some guy brought a bike into a shop (Spokesman in SC) that had type of suspension I know of at the time. I forget the frame but I think it was a Trek y. He had a thudbuster on it with the cushiest looking gel saddle. Up front duties were taken care of by the old Rockshox DH and a allsop stem. It looked like it would ride horribly. The shop employees were totally befuddled. The dude looked very eccentric, go figure, and didn't look the type who would care for a bike beyond basic transportation. The best part, he had street slicks after all of that. I was in awe.

'It works ok. Kinda weird, and I havent had it on the trail yet.'

This reminds me of the line in Three Kings where a soldier replys 'It kinda works' after being told that night vision goggles don't work during the day.
 

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FRONT INSTALL

Ok. So I installed it on the front. :D X-postish in general.

Works a lot better out front. And ill keep it there. Before you flame away for unsafe, im working on that.

Just set it up to see if it would work. Ill go and get bigger and better bolts tomarrow.

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