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Old 03-11-2011, 05:07 PM   #80
Dave in Wi
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Location: Madison WI (40 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality)
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I USED to have a trials bike, kind of.

It was a Raleigh Edge Mountain Trials designed by John Olsen. 26 front, 24 rear wheels. It was a sweet handling and really fun bike. I bought it new around 1989 (when I used to mountain bike A LOT) and rode it everywhere I could. I even did a couple of trials events, did OK. My bunny hop was my downfall, I can only get about .003" off the ground. I used to be able to ride it places I can only dream of riding now.

This was the only bike where I ever collected on the frame warranty. One of the rear dropouts broke on it, and the bike shop replaced it no questions asked. The original one had cantilevers front & rear, the replacement had the rollercam under the chainstay which was a really bad idea.

I'm sad to say I sold it on Craigslist a few years ago, and got less than $100 for it.

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