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    36er

    Anybody know where I can get a full-bike buildup of a 36er? Any option would be nice, but I was thinking about making it a singlespeed possibly.

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    Black Sheep .
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    They're a hoot!

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    that looks fun

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    Is that one of yours Walt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Black Sheep .

    they show theirs as a frame/fork combo only. i'd go that way, but i have 2 things that make me hesitate: 1) would it be hard to find wheels/tires for a 36er independantly? and 2) the ti frameset is super expensive. i was thinking maybe a cheaper bike that's a simple steel?
    walt, do you make/sell any? and do you have any pricing?

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    Jay at Stoic Cycles has built at least two 36er framesets. I have one of them and love it. I do not know if he will put together a complete bike for you. The rims and spokes can be obtained from unicycle.com if you want to build your own wheels. Coker Cycles sells the best off-road 36er tire I have found. Coker also sells a complete 36er that is a 3-speed cruiser.
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    Yup.

    Marcus let me borrow it - looks like I'm a kid who stole his dad's bike!

    That thing is a blast, but I'm not big enough to really fit on it "properly". I'd need something like a 30mm stem to really feel comfortable.

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    Is that one of yours Walt?
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    How big would one have to be to fit a 36'er 'properly'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyKnale
    Jay at Stoic Cycles has built at least two 36er framesets. I have one of them and love it. I do not know if he will put together a complete bike for you. The rims and spokes can be obtained from unicycles.com if you want to build you own wheels. Coker Cycles sells the best off-road 36er tire I have found. Coker also sells a complete 36er that is a 3-speed cruiser.
    That Stoic Cycles frame looks ideal. I'll have to contact him once I have the funds for it. And I have a shop that can build wheels for me, so that should be easy enough. I'd almost get the coker and try to convert it to an off-road bike, but I'm kind of hesitant, not only about bike quality, but about geometry.

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    Imo

    Not a question of height, really, but if you can comfortably ride a 26.5" effective toptube, you're good to go. Significantly less than that, and it'll start getting a bit goofy. Probably down to about 25.5" it'll still work, below that, it's not going to ride well at all due to either massive toe overlap or WAY too long of a wheelbase.

    The ideal rider would probably be at least 6'6".

    Then again, these bikes are about having fun and being a bit goofy - you're not going to win any races on them anyway, so if you need a 20mm stem and upside-down riser bars to make it work, so be it. If you think it'll be fun, go for it.

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    How big would one have to be to fit a 36'er 'properly'?
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    If you don't mind me asking, walt, but how tall are you? And how would one be able to figure out if we can comfortably ride a 26.5" effective toptube?

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    I'm 6' even

    At that height, I would not build one of these for myself. Riding Marcus' bike (he's 6'4" or so) is fun, but it's not really comfortable in terms of fit, and to make it work better, I'd have to shorten things up quite a bit, which would leave me with lots of toe overlap (unacceptable for mountain bikes, IMO). FWIW, I generally ride bikes with around 24" effective toptubes.

    To figure out if you can ride a 26.5" toptube (or whatever you end up needing), the best idea is to talk to the builder and go through all of this. He/she will be able to give you hard numbers on bar height, standover, saddle/bar distance, etc, etc.

    -Walt

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    If you don't mind me asking, walt, but how tall are you? And how would one be able to figure out if we can comfortably ride a 26.5" effective toptube?
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    The XXL Turner Sultan has a 26.5" ETT. Competitive Cyclist ships demo Sultans if you cannot find one in your area.

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    36er

    Hey Yes .
    I do . I have made one from scratch. www.kiwibikes.co.nz.
    It rides like a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwibikes
    Hey Yes .
    I do . I have made one from scratch. www.kiwibikes.co.nz.
    It rides like a dream.
    What is your price please?

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