just showin' off some new bling..."Shockster" soft-tail

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by augidog, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. augidog

    augidog Banned

    some accidental bling..."Shockster" soft-tail

    wow! what a find...i never even knew such an item existed.

    when i got back from bonneville i was mentioning that a soft-tail woulda been ideal...look what i found on the 'bay...1998, beaverton, OR...company called "bikecontrol"...a very cool item, but the timing sucked, because full-suspension bikes came out about the same time, here's a really detailed article from '98: http://www.designnews.com/article/5852-Shocker_of_an_idea.php

    so, it mounts to the dropouts and the existing v-brake lugs...me and don figure to adapt it to carry the gebe mount, this is gonna be TOO COOL!
     

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  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Wow. That is a good find. I'm amazed I never heard about them.
     
  3. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Very neat design... I'm guessing things didn't pan out for the company?
     
  4. jimmyglitter

    jimmyglitter Member

    looks good

    Looks good. Let us know if it works well.
     
  5. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Great find!! That's why they call ebay "America's attic".
     
  6. That is definitely neat!! I have never seen something like that....I wonder if they are still around?....Too bad about the price tho...but very tempting none the less....I would never have realized how well a bike with a suspension rides until I bought an old GT LTS bike off eBay.....Suspension is truly the way to go!
    Andrew
     
  7. sabala

    sabala Guest

    Here's something, a recumbent bike shop that will put a Shockster on as an accessory if you choose! (scroll down towards bottom)

    Lightning Cycle Dynamics

    Dunno if you have ever been over at MTBR but they have some posts on Shockster. It's even reviewed it the "Reviews" section! Actually one guy "chronicled" his installation but it was a few years ago and the pics aren't there anymore:(
     
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