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Thread: Softride project

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    My size?


    SRS 510


    Not.

    when I was hanging out with Benwah one night at Fox Studios and a guy at the gym there had one (I was gawking at it so hard he came out to protect his baby).

    I was at MCC yesterday trying to get the Basso in shape for the Tuesday night Centennial Park ride and I walked out of the shop with a faux disc wheel and a softride frame.

    The disc wheel is rubbish. It's basically one of those retro aero wheel covers which are installed over a normal wheel (I can't remove it without damaging it). The wheel itself is dead straight, has a nice 7 speed suntour cassette on it but it's a tubular, meaning I'd have to buy a glue strip and tubular tyre if I wanted to get it going.

    The frame has no decals on it, they've been stripped. It's some sort of chromoly as it's not that heavy. It uses a smaller 650c front wheel (oh no not again).

    Some Softride bikes:




    What they look like today.

    Older models below:











    The guys were going to bin this gear. But of-course I had to at least grab it, and leave it lying around at my place for at least a while before I contemplate binning it!

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    oh dear, hes gone mad!

    i wanted to make a ss softride once.

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    Damn! Is there a type of bike you don't own?

    (do it, build it, ride it!)

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    he doesnt have a new roadie!:O

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.davis12 View Post
    he doesnt have a new roadie!:O
    Or a Downhill bike...

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    LOL. If I stopped spending cash on old things I run into I'd have a new roadie and a DH bike by now! Grrr!

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    Made in the USA, I hear that’s something that will shortly become quite rare…perhaps yours will be worth something someday.

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    What? Downhill bike?!

    Nah, looks like a very interesting project. Justin, Velocity have some 650 wheels on runout at the moment, could get you one sub100. Want me to havea look and see what's around?

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    I just double checkED the front fork and it's a 700c.
    Last edited by Justin Fox; 08-04-09 at 10:07 AM.

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    Bit of an asian moment there Justin... "I just double check fork it 700c!"

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