Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby richardg on Thu 15/Mar/12 12:23pm

Hey with the
http://www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz ... -restored/
I thought it would be totally cool if it still exists somewhere if the bike Jodie Mcdonald raced and won the 1993 national series on that Glen? Anderson? who called himself Frog racing. Last time I saw Glen? i think we has doing some motorised off road skateboards or something. For the younger and more forgetful older people what I remember of the bike was: Frog racing dual crown conversion to MAG 21 forks (I saw a kid riding on an old hard tail with these sometime this summer, up in golden bay perhaps?) Frog racing front hub, with a 9mm quick release, and fat axle, specialised later made a similar product. Frog brakes, maybe these were V brake type, I can't remember, may have just been low profile cantilevers? Frog racing frame - carbon single sided swingarm, with swingarm on left, and special frog rear hub, with derailler hanger on right, which mounted to hub axle, I guess like the original saint ones. At any rate it was one of the coolest, most forward thinking bikes I've ever seen, and it would be great to have it at the display, in whatever state it is in now.
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby bugle on Sat 17/Mar/12 10:51pm

Oldkore, I recall the Frog crew
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby Percy Pig on Sat 17/Mar/12 11:24pm

I used to work with Glen, he's a mad scientist!! :)
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby richardg on Thu 22/Mar/12 7:43am

Percy do you know anyway to get hold of Glen, it would be really cool if one of those frames still exists to see it again. please email me richard(dot)goldsbury(at)skope(dot)co(dot)nz
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Fri 15/Apr/16 9:31pm

:)
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Jodie riding to another win on the mentioned bike ...
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 15/Apr/16 10:01pm

Quality dredge :thumbsup:
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 12:38am

:)
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Loading up the team bikes of the day
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 12:46am

:)
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A bit of testing of the single sided swingarm !
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby lastnotfast on Sat 16/Apr/16 6:42am

Ooh nice. Mr frog I remember listing after the brakes as a young Un. I finally picked up a mag 21 with the long stantions last year. Love your work. It took years to realise the brakes were a copy of the ird switchbacks. Thanks for the pics ☺.
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby Scotty on Sat 16/Apr/16 7:52am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:Quality dredge :thumbsup:

Hell yes. :love:
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 9:30am

Nice ... the brakes were actually originally a vee brake style I prototyped in london in 1990 ... sadly I copied the cam of the IRD's because I "thought because no-one else ran the cable direct to the arm tops it must be "wrong" ... A big lesson there for me ...
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"Frog stopper" prototype 1990 london
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 9:32am

:)
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My race bike 1992
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 9:39am

A detail shot of the single sided swingarm ...
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Single sider detail ...
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 10:36am

A close up of the single sided swingarm ...caliper and derailer detail
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Re: Frog Racing / Glen Anderson / Jodie's Super Dh Bike (retro)

Postby FrogR on Sat 16/Apr/16 10:48am

One of our products in the day ...find one now and then randomly ... :)
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FrogR 9.0mm Q/R front hubs '93
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