bikerumor mystery pic

Photo from the collection of Jeff Archer of First Flight Bicycles. If you think you know what this is, post your answer in the ‘comments’ section– the correct answer will be posted there on Tuesday!

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  1. Since it looks like the pull operated shock on a Buell motorcycle, I will guess the shock from one of the Schwinn bikes with Buell designed rear suspension. I don’t know enough about them to give a specific model since I’m guessing based on motorcycle knowledge.

  2. @Firstflight: So this is some sort of pull shock? The Schwinn is a GT RTS of the same era, except with the shock under the downtube, instead of above it.

What do you think?