I'm actually really digging it - it's unusual and different, which I find appealing. I don't know if it's classic, but I like it.
I like it too, can respect the engineering put into it. Just probably doesn't justify the weight or cost incurred.
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I'd rather add more life to my years, than years to my life.
Unfortunately, the aesthetics of that bke looks like the result of it falling off a roof rack on the freeway in rush hour and getting run over a few times......but I guess it works OK on the trails though.....
It's cool, don't know the application for it.
thanks for sharing the image!
My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
(Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
Lord help me!
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Omg ----my eyes , my eyes !
The older I get,the better I was !
Hwo many road bikes do you have with a drillium pivot? Be the first on your block.
Actually, we have some roads around here where that bike would be useful. And at ~20#, it's lighter than most of my bikes.
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That's not bad at all, weight-wise, for a dual-suspension. I rode a 1997 Cannondale Silk Road 500 for awhile, with the front road shock, and only ever got it down to about 19 pounds. Somehow I don't really care for the looks of that one though. I'm sure a smiley belongs here, but I'm not sure which one, so this'll do, I guess.
I wonder what year it was made? It is really wild looking and eye catching for a road bike.
The frame has the general look of a Cannondale MTB frameset--- Raven--- IIRC. It is a great concept for the rough, frost heaved roads, of northern New England or other places which suffer the same sorts of conditions. This is why I like my Silk Road Cannondale as well. The Headshok seems like a more elegant solution to such a challenge, and if more suspension is needed I guess I could add a suspension seatpost.
I once spotted on Boston's CL a Litespeed Ti road bike which had incorporated a Silk Road headshok and utilized the Litespeed rear MTB shock placed between the top of the seat stays and the seat tube. In this instance there is no pivot at the BB. The titanium chain stays flex enough and work in tandem with the small rear shock to effectively dampen the rear. To me this was a very elegant solution to a full suspension road bike.
It kind of reminds me a little of the DKS Serottas (which I would jump all over given the chance).
It had no bidders at $600...I think it's worth that and I'm really curious about how it rides.
Tailor-made for the triathilon crowd.
Has anyone bothered to google it and get some real information?
I like it. It sometimes takes radical ideas to find new refinements. I'm really into the earlier, more basic era of bicycles but I admire the fact that people try to move beyond that, the spirit of it. This bike has that, plus it looks rideable.
I love it and built is lighter than I thought first looking at it. I wonder how big a tire it will take?
I guess there was an experimental stage going on at one time for suspended roadies.
2010 Custom Carbon JBC, 1990 Ricardo Pinnacle, 1988 Ricardo Elite, 1983 Ricardo Varsity, 1990 Peugeot Hurricane, 1977 Dawes Galaxy GT, 2007 Pinarello F3-13, Custom aussie made 1980 Columbus SL racer, 1975 Calton Rapide, 1995 Olympia Fusari, 1993 Basso Viper.
For some, the question is, FUTEC or FUBAR?
Always nice to see someone thinking outside the box, whatever the result.
Reminds me of the Trek Y-model MTB's with road components, or a Y-Foil with suspension added.
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1979 Centurion Semi Pro
1982 Lotus Classique
1985 Cinelli Equipe Centurion
1985 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra
1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
1995 Hot Tubes TT
1995 Trek OCLV 5500
1997 Kestrel 200SCi
1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
2004 Quintana Roo Kilo
2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
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Bronze plated it would be cool in a Steampunk kinda way....have to add some carbide lamps and fenders....hmmmm no eyelets or lamp bracket....sure signs this might not be C&V.
.............................The aero bars are a nice touch.
Originally Posted by Al Dvorin