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    Harmonius Wrench
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    Rawland Cycles Sneak Peek

    I got these images forwarded to me of one of the new frames that the "all 650B all the time" company Rawland Cycles is coming out with very soon now. I don't have details on anything about this other than to say that the frames and possibly a complete bike or two should be debuting at Interbike in a couple weeks. More details will be released then, I'm sure.

    In the meantime dig the "dragon dropouts" and other cool details on the frame. I love "bi-plane" forks and it looks like the Rawland has a purty one at that. Also, the extension of the headtube above the top tube is interesting. Could be a great drop bar single speed me thinks!

    Enjoy!
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    Mmmm, very nice!

    Awesome fork.
    I LOVE that bi-plane fork crown.

    Are there any pictures of the full F&F?
    My brain hurts from trying to do a "Photoshop" and mentally join up the images .

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    Hmmm seems there's a very strong similarity between their fork crown and the new one from Long Shen that Kirk Pacenti designed. Supposedly arriving in the next week or so. Two bi-plane fork crowns within the same month? I wonder if they're using the KP tooling as the basis?

    Is it just me, or is there some GREAT stuff happening with "proper" bikes at the moment (I exclude from that definition anything that you can't go for a beer on without looking like a wannabe moto-xer).
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    There's a hint on the seat tube...sweet crown. Nice to see it with some legs.

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    More photos

    There's more photos available today on Bike Radar.

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    Will these Rawland bikes be V-brake specific?

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    Will these Rawland bikes be V-brake specific?
    For now, yes.
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    The website is up.
    http://www.rawlandcycles.com/

    But no info on geometry (unless I missed it...?)

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    Final geometry is being finalized and will be released shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benwitt11
    Final geometry is being finalized and will be released shortly.
    In that case, I 'd like one with a sloping top tube, please.
    (Not like a gonzo 29er - Just a "[SIZE="2"][SIZE="1"]little[/SIZE][/SIZE]" slope, y'know?)

    The long HT is super-smart (yesss - at last!), but I'm a child of the Kona generation: I just don't "do" horizontal TTs. So (just for me) I'd like the TT to join higher up the HT. I know some peoples' sense of aesthetics totally works the other way, though.

    [keeps fingers crossed that the dollar exchange rate stays put for a while]

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    Dave,

    The TT is sloping, it's just hard to tell from the pics. The slope is somewhere around 5 deg I believe.
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    Thanks, Ben.

    Yeah, not too obvious from the pictures, so good to know.

    Cheers.

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