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    Who is riding steel (650b)

    Lets see your steel 650b and setups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
    Lets see your steel 650b and setups.
    Steel 650b DH bike in the works. Stay tuned.

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    Pic from last year mid-build before I'd wrapped the bars or tidied it up...Who is riding steel (650b)-image.jpg

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    Sorry about the iphone picture..

    Great bike. Does everything I want and leaves a smile on your face. I think it's a good looking bike too. Will source a u-turn so I can 110-140mm my revs.

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    Who is riding steel (650b)-first-ride-4-.jpg

    My UBI-built, fillet-brazed hardtail.

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    Posted these 3 steel 650B single speeds over in the SS forum:

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    Been riding 650B since 2010.

    Currently riding a 2007 Ted Wojcik "Yo Teddy" (single speed conversion performed by Circle A Cycles in 2012):



    Before this, I had my 1994 Rhygin Ra sporting 650Bs (currently retired):



    And the bike that got it all started, my 2010 Igleheart 953 650B:

    I also had this steel 650B, a 2009 Independent Fabrication Deluxe (650B conversion performed by Circle A Cycles in 2011).

    With rim brakes:



    And then with disc brakes (set up as a 2x1; photo taken before front derailleur & brakes were installed):


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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    My UBI-built, fillet-brazed hardtail.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    My UBI-built, fillet-brazed hardtail.
    Love the color!
    How much does it weigh?
    2013 Rocky Mountain Vertex 990 RSL
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    Here is my new 650b frame with 2.3 tires and 29er fork. The biggest tire volume that I have run are the 2.1's and am really diggin' the 2.3's. This is also my first steel frame.


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    Are you asking about 650b specific steel frames? I ride a converted MUSS and i am officially jealous of the owners of the Bombadil, the UBI and that Igleheart 953 650b. Gorgeous steel rides, simply lovely.
    No fuss with the MUSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Are you asking about 650b specific steel frames?
    Man, who cares. As long as it's steel, and has 650b wheels and tires it's all good.

    Steel rules - haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
    Love the color!
    How much does it weigh?
    Thanks. The color is Rustoleum "Harbor Blue" - rattlecan.

    Weight as pictured is about 23.25 lbs. Rides like a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    rattlecan.
    Awesome!

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    Who is riding steel (650b)

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    Jamis Dragon 650

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    So how do u like the Jamis? I almost bought that bike, but I like to build my own.
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    Who is riding steel (650b)

    The Jamis Dragon 650 are great, my son and I have been riding them since last summer. There handle great will climb any thing and ride very smooth. The hot setup is 2.35 Nobby Nic tire tubeless at 19 psi front & 23 psi rear.
    If you get one get a frame and build it up.

    I like the geometry so much I am having Kent Erikson build one out of Ti in a custom size with very similar geometry ( I always wanted a custom Ti bike).

    BTW, I will be selling my 15" frame after I get my Erikenson in a few weeks.

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    I ride the same tire up front. The maxxis crossmark in the back sucks so I'm changing it this weekend.
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    2013 Pipedream Sirius R853 - 650b

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    Ritchey P-650b custom built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Thanks. The color is Rustoleum "Harbor Blue" - rattlecan.

    Weight as pictured is about 23.25 lbs. Rides like a dream.
    Got any more picts?

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    Yay steel! - Here's my 650b specific monstercross rig

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    MDP: I love how clean all your bikes are. Well thought out and executed.

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    The MUSS. It's a lot of fun.

    Mister danger pants, what is the fork on that beautiful Igleheart? Also, love the thumbies on the IF, classic and simple.
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    No fuss with the MUSS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    Got any more picts?
    Sure, thanks for asking. Here's an unpainted detail of the BB:
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    Primered...
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    And another complete build-up:
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    Finally done

    Here's my Curtlo done. All steel and fillet brazed to boot.

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    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000 View Post
    Here's my Curtlo done. All steel and fillet brazed to boot.

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    It's been a while since I saw this one. Nice job, how's the ride?
    No fuss with the MUSS

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