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Old 11-17-2007, 03:09 PM
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With the passage of time...

It's funny how some bike ideas seem crazy, and then some time passes,
and then those ideas don't seem so strange. I came across a Bontrager
Road Lite photo on Flickr.com. Back in the 90's I remember thinking what a
totally wacky looking bike it was, and I even owned a Race Lite mountain
bike at the time. Now it's almost cute how conventional looking it is!

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Old 11-17-2007, 04:39 PM
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Looks proportional and main stream today..........
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:41 PM
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maybe his wheels aren't so bad
cheers imho
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:43 PM
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Put a steel fork on there and you've got a bike. I like the grammo stem. I have one and it seems pretty nice.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:58 PM
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Another bike that was ahead of it's time was the specialized s-works ultimate.

Ti lugs and carbon tubes in 1992.

some neat bikes here:
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/frames/museum.htm


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Old 11-17-2007, 05:22 PM
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very nice bike, but it'd be even sweeter with a level top tube.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:01 PM
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Another bike that was ahead of it's time was the specialized s-works ultimate.

Ti lugs and carbon tubes in 1992.

some neat bikes here:
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/frames/museum.htm


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Grant- I had a Trek MTB that was aluminum and carbon from about the same time- 8900??? maybe???

it had Suntour MicroDrive on it too

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Old 11-17-2007, 06:02 PM
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But should a small frame...

also be a compact?

I suppose all things are relative.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:03 PM
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It's funny how some bike ideas seem crazy, and then some time passes,
and then those ideas don't seem so strange. I came across a Bontrager
Road Lite photo on Flickr.com. Back in the 90's I remember thinking what a
totally wacky looking bike it was, and I even owned a Race Lite mountain
bike at the time. Now it's almost cute how conventional looking it is!

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20lbs of fun.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:04 PM
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and biopace

for biospaced
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and biopace

for biospaced
Fixed- I sure you remember the first biopace- they were almost egg shaped



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Old 11-17-2007, 06:11 PM
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Another bike that was ahead of it's time was the specialized s-works ultimate.

Ti lugs and carbon tubes in 1992.

some neat bikes here:
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/frames/museum.htm


-g
i worked with merlin when these bikes were the schnazz.
basicly merlin ( cambridge variety ) built a frame and then cut out everything and sent the remaining "lugs" to specialized who bonded in the carbon tubes.
it was kinda heavy but early in the development of this stuff was pretty innovative.
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my knees do bro
cheers off to the pub
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:17 PM
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i worked with merlin when these bikes were the schnazz.
basicly merlin ( cambridge variety ) built a frame and then cut out everything and sent the remaining "lugs" to specialized who bonded in the carbon tubes.
it was kinda heavy but early in the development of this stuff was pretty innovative.
that's why it cost like 2 frames!

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Old 11-17-2007, 06:20 PM
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Fixed- I sure you remember the first biopace- they were almost egg shaped



Jason

ya, biopace not aging so well...

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