1989 Talon Slayer

Sun Eagle Bicycle Works started out making off-road trailers in 1988 followed by the Talon bicycles. There were about 15 Talon bicycles including the mountain bikes, a couple of road bikes and the world 24hr record bike of Michael Secrest.  This particular bike was #4 and was originally sold to the BIKE SHACK which is the serial number as well.  Talon recommended the Bontrager composite fork and Bullseye cranks which are on this bike.  The drive train is Shimano Deore XT with American Classic hubs.

More info from the original owner of this bike:  I saw that my old talon Slayer made it to your museum! Awesome. I have a few more details on the bike you might be interested in. I broke the frame in 92. it was sent back to Alan, he repainted it the current color and made the repair. The original paint was AMAZING! it was a white with orange, blue and yellow fade. The dent in the down tube was from a nice rock on a 35 mile epic ride in Trail canyon near Tujunga, CA. I raced the bike many times and loved it.

Thanks for taking care of the bike. I sold my 64 Chevy pickup in 89 to pay for it after seeing it at Bike shack. I had it built with cooks cranks, Bullseye hubs on cut down ma-40's, Mavic headset, IRD composite straight leg no taper fork, Shimano Deore XT all around.

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Frame Cro-Moly fillet brazed
Fork Bontrager composite
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM 20
Hubs American Classic
Spokes Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Panaracer Timbuk II
Pedals Shimano Deore XT
Crank Bullseye
Chain Shimano UG
Rear Cogs Shimano  6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Bullseye
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 7 speed thumb shifters
Handlebars Ritchey
Stem Ritchey
Headset Shimano Deore XT
Brake set Shimano Deore XT cant front with rear U brake
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT 2 finger
Saddle Fisher
Seat Post IRD
Colors Black with multi color splatter
Size 18" c-t
Serial #   BIKE SHACK

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