1987 SE Shocker

 One of the earlier rear suspension designs.  Dan Hanebrink took the SE front triangle and grafted his rear suspension onto it.  The quick release lever mounted on the top of the shock is used to control the damping.  The tighter the quick release, the slower the shock movement.  The owners manual suggests filling the shock with water in case you lose air pressure.  In the middle picture below, you can see the plastic piece mounted to the chain stay to keep the chain from bouncing into the tire.

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1987 SE   1987 SE   1987 SE
1987 SE   1987 SE

Frame 6061 T-6 Alloy Front, 4130 Rear
Fork Chrome plated Cro-Moly Unicrown
Rear Shock Air
Rims Araya RM20 26" front 24" rear
Hubs Specialized sealed
Spokes Wheelsmith 3 cross
Tires Specialized Ground Control 26x19.5 front 24x1.95 rear
Pedals Suntour XC II
Crank Takagi Tourney XT 180mm
Chain Shimano UG
Rear Cogs Suntour freewheel 6 speed
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Front Derailleur Suntour XC
Rear Derailleur Suntour XC
Shifters Suntour XC
Handlebars Specialized alloy rise
Stem Suntour XC
Headset Steel
Brake set Shimano Deore XT MC70 Front Suntour XC Roller Cam Rear
Brake levers Suntour XC Racer 4 finger
Saddle Brooks Professional
Seat Post SR Sakae
Colors Polished Aluminum Front Black Rear Swing Arm
Size 23"
Serial #   M502080


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