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prototype dh rig

June 15, 2007, 8:18 p.m.
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OK OK i got it. Man i was really staring at that thing trying to work it out.
I originally thought the upper link just had a short throw before the lower starts to move, but in actuality, i think the upper link moves a bunch before the lower one moves much at all.

Listen to the audio its a gas, with a bunch of quotes just begging to be misrepresented (or perhaps accurately represented). All the stuff about the pedal feedback and suspension action sounded almost wilfully wrong. (IMO)

June 15, 2007, 8:42 p.m.
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OK OK i got it. Man i was really staring at that thing trying to work it out.
I originally thought the upper link just had a short throw before the lower starts to move, but in actuality, i think the upper link moves a bunch before the lower one moves much at all.

Listen to the audio its a gas, with a bunch of quotes just begging to be misrepresented (or perhaps accurately represented). All the stuff about the pedal feedback and suspension action sounded almost wilfully wrong. (IMO)

You mean the one about how it really pedals great on smooth flat ground and that he is stoked that it works good on smooth stuff.

But uh last I check I want my suspension to work great on the rough nasty stuff.

June 15, 2007, 8:58 p.m.
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Dudes, he built his own bike outta $200 dollars worth of materials and a shock he had laying around. With a linkage that most of us cannot even figure out how works, but he got 8.5 inches of travel out of it. That's pretty innovative in my books.

June 15, 2007, 9:27 p.m.
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y'all are crazy. everyone is so in love with these freakin cookie-cutter bikes with dumb collagy graphics that they can't recognize real creativity. build your own bike, then talk smack.

intelligent designer jeans
cornichons > dills

June 15, 2007, 9:34 p.m.
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listen to the audio

June 15, 2007, 10:32 p.m.
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good on the guy for at least trying something out. Where would we be now if DW listened to everyone that slandered his early prototypes??

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 16, 2007, 6:50 a.m.
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y'all are crazy. everyone is so in love with these freakin cookie-cutter bikes with dumb collagy graphics that they can't recognize real creativity. build your own bike, then talk smack.

word.

June 16, 2007, 8:36 a.m.
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word.

double word.

Because that's just the way I roll…

June 18, 2007, 6:26 a.m.
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Looks nice and low. But the wheel base just doesnt look like right yet.

protect tom mcdonald at all costs

June 18, 2007, 10:12 p.m.
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there is a reason bikes are made out of two triangles - they are strong

squares with bad welds and no bracing is asking for trouble

June 19, 2007, 6:32 a.m.
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Innovative, Period.

June 19, 2007, 11:41 a.m.
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Dudes, he built his own bike outta $200 dollars worth of materials and a shock he had laying around. With a linkage that most of us cannot even figure out how works, but he got 8.5 inches of travel out of it. That's pretty innovative in my books.

exactly, at least he did something beyond drawing it on a piece of paper or mspaint. And he'll learn to weld better the more he does it (or work with someone who can)

June 19, 2007, 11:45 a.m.
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also, he's experimenting with shock placement. why not? if he didn't do that everyone would say "wow, congratulations, you made an ugly, heavy vp free" if he decides that he likes the shock down there I am sure he can clean up that area on future models

June 19, 2007, 12:02 p.m.
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Stripped piston bolt expectancy is high :dead:

June 19, 2007, 12:18 p.m.
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It looks like the machining was done with a hacksaw.

bandsaw, actually.

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