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    1984 Hanebrink  

Dan Hanebrink and Brian Skinner worked on a series of rear suspension bikes in the mid-1980s.  The first used the Descender name with a large center mounted shock.  Dan like the side link shock and this appears to be an earlier steel framed version.  Later, Dan went to SE and had aluminum front triangle versions made.

The shock is damped by tightening the quick release lever on the top of the shock!  A 24" rear wheel allowed for more movement of the swing arm.  Chain stay mounted cantilever brakes were something of an odd choice but was likely the only choice at the time since the roller cam brake didn't debut until 1985. 

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Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Landing Gear
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM-25 24" rear, 26" front
Hubs Shimano Deore XT, bolt-on style
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires Tioga Farmer John rear/ Ritchey Z Max front
Pedals Suntour XC II
Crank Shimano FC 6206 Bio Pace 180mm
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Suntour  freewheel 6 speed
Bottom Bracket 1 piece to 3 piece conversion
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT
Handlebars Bullmoose
Stem Bullmoose
Headset Tioga
Brake set Dia Compe 980
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT
Saddle Specialized
Seat Post Sugino SP-H
Colors Red
Size 22"
Serial #   ??

 

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