[quote name='furiousstyles' post='1028015' date='Oct 14 2010, 08:45 PM']A very rare very early rear suspension bike resurfaces! In great survivor condition!
This is what I have gathered:
From Howleys (mtbr.com) pics of 1984 Repack there is one pictured so it's 83-84. It's the same as the 1984 MCR Descender from a MTBA mag scan from Repack Rider. Hanebrink made Descender frames before him and Brain Skinner parted ways (thanks First Flight/MOMBAT). And Hanebrink went on to do the aluminum shocker for SE Racing (thanks papawheelie via the place I surf too, and I surf a lot, not on waves either LOL) (note the similarity). I could never find any stickered Hanebrinks like this though. I still need to contact Big Bear Bikes to get more info as they are stickered on there also.
The parts. Not all are original:
Hanebrink made Descender frame/swing arm Chromoly dark red only minor scuffs-mostly on swing arm.
SE Racing 26" Landing Gear with brake mounts (and yes this is the OG fork!)
Hanebrink made rear shock
Unknown 26" Front rim with Suntour SE hub
Pro Class 24" rear rim with SR hub
Both tires Tioga Farmer Johns. 24x1.95 and 26x1.95. A little dry rotted but gnarly tread and still have some of the molding nipple things
Shimano cranks FC-B124 Biopace chain rings
Suntour beartrap pedals
Sugino SP-H fluted post Sugino clamp
Toad stool grips
Sunline brake levers
Dia-Compe centerpull brakes
Shimano w/ Elk head derailleurs
Wow Cool Bike ! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cool.gif
My 1985 SE/Hanebrink "SHOCKER"
This post has been edited by SHADES: Jun 14 2011, 11:56 PM