Comments on: Old suspension bikes http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/ The blog about industrial design in the bike industry Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:14:31 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/comment-page-1/#comment-648 Thu, 26 Apr 2007 15:23:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/#comment-648 Don’t forget the Mantis Pro Floater which pre-dates most of the bikes pictured. Pro Floaters are actually still sought after have a few comopanies dedicated to making parts for them.. noteably, disc brake adapters. Way ahead of it’s time, Mantis also produced mixed metal bikes, monocoque, elevated stays, prototype bikes to carry kids (kids up front over a smaller wheel), ect. A story on Mantis would be timely, as Richard was *way* ahead of his time, and his designs are amazing for just a two person shop.

http://www.vareseweb.it/sport/immagini/mb/normale/mantis_pro_floater.jpg

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By: James http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/comment-page-1/#comment-570 Mon, 19 Mar 2007 21:24:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/#comment-570 I used to work in a shop that carried those Kirk frames. They break fairly often anyway, so maybe it was already trashed before someone hacked it up.

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By: aidee http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/comment-page-1/#comment-557 Wed, 14 Mar 2007 13:01:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/#comment-557 Wow, the top photo is of a chopped up Kirk Precision MTB frame – the shame…

I’ve been enjoying the spoils of building up a Kirk frame up into a singlespeed MTB!

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By: Fritz http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/comment-page-1/#comment-528 Wed, 28 Feb 2007 23:40:00 +0000 http://bicycledesign.net/2007/02/old-suspension-bikes/#comment-528 You’re doing great James.

Speaking of old suspension bikes, last week I saw anold steel Softride bicycle with the Allsop saddle on a beam — it was one of their bikes from the early 90s. I just searched and was surprised to see that they’re still around.

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