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    What bikes could become viable again thanks to offset hardware and angled headsets?

    Jus perusing PB classifieds and theres an old Uzzi SLX, which back in the day was an immense bike, but now way behind the times geo wise. But could it be improved and viable with very little effort? And what other bikes could be reborn? MK1 Bullit etc?
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    Sunday. It's still a sweet ride as is, but with a 63 degree head angle, it would be killer.

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    I think there is more to that equation than just a simple HA change. Spare parts availability, leverage ratios, axle paths and not to mention that a lot of those older frames came with a straight normal head tube. The market on used frames right now is so good that why bother taking a chance on a really old frame.

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    Transition Gran Mal. Would still be a truck but it would be an όber-slack truck.
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    Works Components do 1 degree angle sets for 1 1/8th head tubes.
    I'm guessing axle paths and leverage curves have only changed for the better on about 25% of new bikes. And with a variety of progressive and Linear feeling shocks available, old frames can be refurbed pretty easy now. There's still not that many great old bikes though.

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    what year uzzi are you talking? might as well go socom if its from that generation. great bike for a lighter rider. if the older horst link uzzi is what you're talking about, no, can't be made current.

    a lot of the good mid 2000's frames are 1.125" HT so slackening is limited. what's more most of them are kinda hammered by now.

    as for what bikes I really like the older giant faith. stiff, not super heavy, reliable, pedals well, jumps well, good all around. and cheap!
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    i dont think the HT diameter is that big of a issue. 1 1/8" worked for years and still works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IH8Rice View Post
    i dont think the HT diameter is that big of a issue. 1 1/8" worked for years and still works.
    The point is you can only slacken them at the headtube by 1 degree with 1 1/8th.

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    intense SOCOM!

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    Square tube DHR. Except for the no piggy-back shock thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toodles View Post
    Square tube DHR. Except for the no piggy-back shock thing.
    I've got a buddy who threw an angleset in and did the shock link drill mod on his. That bike is friggin awesome.
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    rotec rl-9 would be worth a try.

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    My Intense M1s have come alive with their new angles

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    It's amazing what even an offset bushing can do. Not that my Scott Ransom, a trail bike, is the best thing ever but that 3mm offset at the lower shock mount made a huge difference. Luckily it already had a low BB height to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no skid marks View Post
    The point is you can only slacken them at the headtube by 1 degree with 1 1/8th.
    which would still be sufficient for 99% of the riders out there..unless of course the original HT angle was like 67*+
    Originally Posted by Sandwich
    i schralped bus stop with a rear flat faster than jonkranked does it on his pretty expresso

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