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... We are creatures of habit...(11 posts)

... We are creatures of habit...Akirasho
Oct 17, 2002 1:39 PM
... and when it comes to enthusiast to hard core cyclist, many of us have preferences and favorites based on our personal experiences, beliefs, wants and/or desires... but in the never ending quest for market shares, we're seeing more old skool makers building in other than "traditional" materials (Aluminium Litespeed, Klein with carbon fiber stays) and a few new skool as well.

Airborne will now produce a few frames in aluminium (they'd dabbled in steel a couple years back).



Liberator aluminium hardtail.



Thunderbolt aluminium road bike.



B 29 soft tail (according to their forum, the long post was used to keep from scratching this particular frame... assume that the frame material is Ti).

The Thunderbolt reminds me of Sampson's Contrail... I'll be interested in seeing and hearing more about this frame (wonder if they're sourced from the same factory).

The last image is Jeremy Mudd's personal (pre production) Torch... according to the forum, it's an XL, their largest size. That's a Wound Up fork.

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
that seatpost is hilarious. nmBruno
Oct 17, 2002 3:30 PM
It's not really in the bike..........Tifosiman
Oct 21, 2002 4:50 AM
The seatpost is so long because I didn't want to scratch it before the new owner took possession of the bike. It is only resting about 1/2" into the bike.

Jeremy
Akirasho, does Huffy own Airborne? Or vice versa?cydswipe
Oct 17, 2002 4:25 PM
I thought I read that Airborne was somehow connected to Huffy. I kinda like their road bikes. Great pics! Don't you have a couple of TT bikes? I thought I'd seen pics here. If so I'd like to see your input on cowhorn bars on that post below. :)
Huffy bought Airborne; production is totally independent (nm)jtolleson
Oct 17, 2002 6:13 PM
Akirasho, does Huffy own Airborne? Or vice versa?Akirasho
Oct 17, 2002 6:24 PM
I'm no expert on the affiliation 'tween Huffy and Airborne, but I suspect that Airborne might be viewed as a subsidiary of Huffy, sharing part of the latter's infrastructure (Airborne's NA HQ is in a Huffy building) but remaining largely a separate entity (kinda like the divisions of GM).

Yep, I've got a few TT bikes. Most are equipped with a combo 3T Forgie stem, Syntace Stratos bar, Snytace Space Control levers and Profile Carbon Stryke aeros. It's not the lightest combo, but I feel rock solid with this setup. The Carbon X is popular but since it's not as adjustable, it's recommended only for folks who are sure of their geometry and position on the bike. I've got an older Profile Airwing but it wasn't drilled for internal brake cables... till I took a drill to it... borrowed time??!!??

http://psycle-therapy.great-ride.com/my_rides_photons.htm

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
Please don't compare Airborne to GM in any way.Uncle Tim
Oct 17, 2002 7:09 PM
Airborne bikes are made in China.
yeah, and GM sucks ass nmcollinsc
Oct 17, 2002 8:58 PM
..and so does Communist China!!! (nm)Rusty McNasty
Oct 18, 2002 3:36 AM
Please don't compare Airborne to GM in any way.raptorUW
Oct 18, 2002 8:25 AM
oh yeah. i forgot. gm's are made at the plant right down the street.

assembled perhaps, but by no means manufactured. the typical honda has more american production input than any of the "american" manufacturers.

welcome to the global economy. it's making all of us better off.
Please don't compare Airborne to GM in any way.firstrax
Oct 18, 2002 10:29 AM
I read that somewhere. The Honda Accord station wagon was the most american made car.