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    Witty McWitterson
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    Rawland Oalf SS.

    A customer just built this bike up in my shop. I haven't seen any of these posted up here yet, so I thought I'd put his up here. Turned out pretty damned cool if I do say so meself.

    Full White Industries Double/Double, hubs get up. Thomson controls.

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    Didn't know that those rims were available. A good old school design that hold up well , when built up well.

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    Yeah, I was surprised they were around too. They went through a batch or two before they got it right though. First ones were too small, and the second run was too big. These are just right IMO. Hard to put a tire on w/your hands.
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    Marty - those rims are now readily available?

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    nice old school theme there.

    I wouldn't run those rims if Sun gave them away for free. I don't think they even know what QA/QC is over at Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erSycip
    nice old school theme there.

    I wouldn't run those rims if Sun gave them away for free. I don't think they even know what QA/QC is over at Sun.
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    I just built up my CR18 today and mounted a Quasi. Tight fit, but it fit. CR18s have been available in 650B for....um, a while. J&B keeps them in stock. This rim was one of the first I posted to 650B Palace when Velo Orange was clearing out their inventory November of last year...
    No rides on them yet, but that what tomorrow is for.

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    Any chance your customer would be willing to post a ride report? I've been considering a Rawlins Olaf or Sogn.
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    I'll ask him about that. He's not much of a computer guy, so it'll come through me.
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    Lovely!

    Rawland bikes look so right, if you know what I mean

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    Does anyone know where these are made? Quality looks good (from the photos); love the bi-plane fork.

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    Same place that makes Surly frames. Rawland is very open that they are made in Taiwan. The company is called Maxway.

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    This was just announced: http://www.rawlandcycles.com/about/i...tArticleID=853
    Sweet deal!
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    Upchuck, you had requested a ride report.

    Well we've got snow on the ground now, but he was able to get a few short rides in. No single track though, just dirt roads. Positioning is very neutral for him. I think we nailed the bar position right off. Handling so far is just like any good bike should be. Neutral, but quick to respond to rider input. Can't wait to get it out on some real trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Upchuck, you had requested a ride report.

    Well we've got snow on the ground now, but he was able to get a few short rides in. No single track though, just dirt roads. Positioning is very neutral for him. I think we nailed the bar position right off. Handling so far is just like any good bike should be. Neutral, but quick to respond to rider input. Can't wait to get it out on some real trails.
    Thanks for the initial RR. Sounds like a great bike.
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    Anybody know how much the frame/fork weighs?

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