Background: It's summer, and what's better than your girlfriend suggesting a trip to Åre for some downhill bike riding. Now she's a novice without a bike, but, since I've been into biking for quite a few years now, I thought I had enough parts laying around the house that I could just throw a bike together so that she didn't have to rent one. With maybe too much confidence I said: "Great idea, I'll put together a bike for you, no worries!". Two seconds later I realized that I had no spare full suspension frame, so what's a man going to do but to build one.
So, it's Monday morning, coffee break at work, and I need to make a frame, from scratch. Because of the short time frame I decided to use the geometry from my Specialized Big Hit, but since that has quite a few pivotal points, and those are time consuming to make, I opted for a simple and proven single pivot design. Time to start jiggin', a few bars, some plates and things I found in the scrapheap plus some cones made on the lathe turned out to be a sufficient jig after some (much) alignment, and the rest, as they say, is history.