1987 Slingshot 

The first Slingshot mountain bikes were made in 1985 so this is a relatively early version.  Later versions moved the cables closer to the head tube and went to a single "boom tube" top tube.  The 3M Scotchply flexible board placed in the top tube allows for some flex while the cables limit the amount of travel.  The springs under the bottom bracket soften the end of the travel. The Shimano Deore XT 730 group featured the rear "U" brake, Biopace II chain rings and the white-letter shifter and derailleur set.  First generation cassette hub, 6 speed, that uses the small cog for the lock ring. 

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Frame True Temper cro-moly
Fork Unicrown Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM20 Silver polish
Hubs Shimano Deore XT 6 speed cassette
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Specialized Cannibal
Pedals Shimano Deore XT (big cage)
Crank Shimano Deore XT Biopace II  FC-M730
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano Deore XT 6 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Tange
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT w/ band clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT RD-730
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 6 speed index SL-M730
Handlebars Nitto alloy
Stem Nitto alloy
Headset Odyssey Dynatron
Brake set Shimano Deore XT canti front BR-M730 and Deore XT U brake
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT 4 finger BL-M730
Saddle Selle Royal
Seat Post SR Laprade
Colors Grey/Red fade
Size 21"
Serial #   NA


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