goofy for life
- Jun 9, 2003
Goddammit, now the bikes that were "mainstream" when I started mountain biking are becoming "obscure"...not terribly obscure, but neat, nonetheless (spotted on the pb b&s); i think the tazmon was sc's first squishy bike
Never saw this crazy G-boxx beast before. TLKD bikes from '09.
The guy who used to ride it was properly rapid (an Elite called Steve Barker). Watching it (and the various other versions they did) demolish Ft.Bill was a sight to behold!that's the best thing i've ever seen
The Austrian SCURRA Trelever[SUP]®[/SUP] integrated enduro fork (180mm) by Martin TREBICHAVSKY looks like an obscure mixture of Valentino RIBI´s quadrilateral MX fork/Ê-FØHRK and the SAXON/MotoDD/BMW Telelever design.
Fresh from 2013 InterBike: Martin TREBICHAVSKY´s SCURRA Trelever[SUP]®[/SUP] - not an old but even so an obscure suspension design (deliberate double post):Just go ahead and repost it in the old and obscure bikes thread.
Thy will be done!If you didn't post it here, it'd likely be lost forever!
Was a stupid idea when Muddy Fox tried it with the RocknRoll in the mid 90's. Still stupid now.Fresh from 2013 InterBike: SCURRA TrClever[SUP]®[/SUP] - not an old but even so an obscure suspension design (deliberate double post):
Courtesy of PinkBike.com, 2013 InterBike
Courtesy of VitalMtB.com, 2013 InterBike
Well I think you'll notice a rather conspicuous lack of actual riding footage with any of these contraptions. I mean just picture it: Someone hauling ass down a trail on that bike......desert, woods.....doesn't matter. Pumping little undulations, backsiding a little rock slab, carving on a really hard leaned turn. Yeah I can't picture it eithersuspension so bizarre no one notices the saddle designed to slide you straight onto the top tube, leading to compressed balls and knees broken by the square edge on the arm connecting the wheel to the rocker.
Well done Scurra, you've surpassed yourself.
Maybe the NOAH bike was originally an commissional design project targeted at an advanced "tool" for a studio* named after Donatien-Alphonse-François, Marquis de SADE & Leopold Ritter von SACHER**-MASOCH.i call it "The Castrator"
Perfect for him.
In its current form, the NOAH concept bike has a whopping 230 mm of travel in front, although it also tips the scales at 40 lb (18 kg).
The rear pivot point of the top A-arm is adjustable, allowing the path of the lower yoke to be altered for different riding conditions.
The fork is lighter than a regular suspension fork, as it doesn't contain any springs, dampers or other shock-absorbing hardware.
The rear suspension layout allows for the use of a Nuvinci N360 continuously-variable hub transmission.
The one-of-a-kind NOAH bike.
Sometime ago I posted Adrian GRIFFITHS´ The TopTrail Interconnected Suspension Bicycle Project. Recently I found an article "Suspension invention: the promising TopTrail linked suspension technology" about this project and perspectives at VeloVision #41, 06-2011, 46-48, VeloVisionMag.co.uk (e-paper unfortunately not for free). However, a free German translation "Praxistaugliche Verbundfederung" w/ hi-res pics has been published at FahrradZukunft #15, 04-2013, 17-21, FahrradZukunft.de (deliberate double post).Another interesting concept bike with a linkage fork and many more funny approaches was designed by Adrian GRIFFITHS at TopTrail Ltd. (CEng MIMechE), a professional engineer with over 25 years experience in automotive chassis engineering, and built by Dave WRATH-SHARMAN of Highpath Engineering as a functional prototype: The "Interconnected Suspension Bicycle Project", an all terrain concept bike.
Really interesting concept. Would love to see a video walk-through of it.Man that thing is alot of information to process...
Is it ok to use a chain for braking?
With a 5th element, so you know suspension was important.dodzy (of zerode fame; RIP) built a gearbox dh sled w/ an onboard brake. i assume it works; just sucks if you snap a chain. the ultimate in low unsprung weight, though.
"Die Maschine" ("The Machine") was built by Sebastian AKA Highsider & Mick JORDAN. The full story, pics & talk @ The Internet Bike Community (IBC).
im still waiting for more info (or any info) on his rear shock that he said was "classified" info last i heardRead a relatively new article on the millyard racing bike on dirt, seems like such a cool bike:
Its 'used in tanks dude, TANKS!!! Do you want ISIS to win?im still waiting for more info (or any info) on his rear shock that he said was "classified" info last i heard