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Old 07-20-07, 07:51 AM   #1
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Test your Mountain Biking Knowledge

Ok, so this is how this would work. I would ask a question to do with mountain biking, people guess/answer it until somebody guesses correctly, and then somebody else posts a new question.
Ok, here goes.
Question: What was the first mass Production Mountain Bike to come with any form of suspension?
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Old 07-20-07, 08:42 AM   #2
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i think the title should read.

"TEST WHAT A MOUNTAIN BIKING GEEK YOU ARE"
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Bianchi Bersaglieria (Bersagliere) in 1915
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The first one I ever saw (from the modern era) was a GT Richter with a Rock Shox Mag 10, circa 1990.
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I see fat, squishy tires, a 'suspension' seat and a semi-springer fork. Something of that says suspension to me; altogether it sounds squishier than the first Stumpjumper

[Raiyn still has it beat with the Bianchi military folder, though.]
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The qestion said mass production. Was the 1915 one mass produced? Also that old leaf sprung metal rimed thing I'm sure was not mass production.
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The qestion said mass production. Was the 1915 one mass produced? Also that old leaf sprung metal rimed thing I'm sure was not mass production.
Welllll...military contracts are usually mass-production quantities; but, technically not production for the masses.

However, Schwinn's 1938 springer fork (a design stolen directly from motorcycles of the era) was mass-produced for the consumer market.
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Welllll...military contracts are usually mass-production quantities; but, technically not production for the masses.

However, Schwinn's 1938 springer fork (a design stolen directly from motorcycles of the era) was mass-produced for the consumer market.
Was the Bianchi a mountain bike? The Schwinn obviously wasn't a mountain bike.
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Was the Bianchi a mountain bike?
Since it was a folding bike created for the Italian Army for use darned-near anywhere, yeah, I guess it could be considered a mountain bike.

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The Schwinn obviously wasn't a mountain bike.
Tell that to the few thousand kids growing up in largely rural America in 1938 that their wonderful freedom machine was not a mountain bike

And I get what the OP is driving at: the 'modern' era of the mountain bike. But looking myopically at that one blip in the history of the bike ignores all of the other times all our wonderful 'modern innovations' have been invented.
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I though GF was the first one to mass produce a FS bike.
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I though GF was the first one to mass produce a FS bike.
That's what he wants you to think.
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That's what he wants you to think.
If I recall that info did come from his site.
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If I recall that info did come from his site.
Then it must be true.
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Then it must be true.
Obviously. It's on the intarrnet. Derr.
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Can I ask a more specific one since the first question was obviously muddled with several correct answers?
It's an easy one.


What manufacturer and brand name material used for a frame was made from an aluminum based alloy reinforced with with a material commonly known by its chemical composition B(sub)4C, or boron carbide?
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Is FS 'fully suspended' or 'front suspension'?

There are a few mass-production MTBs that could qualify. Off the top of my head, the SE Descender (rear suspension only) would be one of the first, Girven/Proflex, Manitou, Moots, Moulton, Slingshot and Softride were all within a few years.
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Oh Oh.......I have one. What color is fastest??
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Translucent.

Next question.
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Translucent.

Next question.
Wrong!!!!!!! dminor knows the correct answer.
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Oh Oh.......I have one. What color is fastest??
The same colour your knee gets after a horse kicks it.
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Wrong!!!!!!! dminor knows the correct answer.
i agree with dminor since my new bike only comes in the fastest greatest color ever created!
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Can I ask a more specific one since the first question was obviously muddled with several correct answers?
It's an easy one.


What manufacturer and brand name material used for a frame was made from an aluminum based alloy reinforced with with a material commonly known by its chemical composition B(sub)4C, or boron carbide?
Was the material Scandium? Can't tell you mfr. No time to to a proper Google search; it's my bedtime.
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