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    Canfield Nimble 9?

    I've been anxiously waiting for this bike to be released. Does anyone know the status?

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    Original Nimble thread...
    Nimble 9 - any news?

    Mention of it in this thread by cSquared...
    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    It is True-
    The Nimble 9 is now in production-
    colors- black, blue, and green.
    should be coming out early 2011.
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    Should be here after the first of the year. SS only version sounds like next summer.
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    I want one too!


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    I couldn't wait, got a Yelli, I'm getting the SS when it's available ! Can't wait.

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    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.
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    Why did you have to say that!

    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.
    I thought it was pretty cool looking. Now I will think dog poo every time I look at it.

    I still want one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    I thought it was pretty cool looking. Now I will think dog poo every time I look at it.

    I still want one though.
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    cant afford a custom short CS bike so I am eagerly awaiting the presale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    Anyone have any idea why the Brothers Canfield went with the bent "dog poo on the top tube" seat stays instead of a typical mitered joint at the SS/TT/ST junction? Was it motivated by aesthetics by some theoretical benefit?

    Disclosure: dog poo on the top tube is adapted from another forum member's spot-on analogy. It's all I can think of now when I see the junction.

    You should see how cool it is in real life. It comes to a point at the top- Not a wrap around poo blob. It is for looks- But why would we do anything like the rest of the industry. Canfield Brothers is all about innovation and unique sh$t.

    We are going to do a SS only frame without your Poo-poo blob in the future.
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    This needs to be settled with more Nimble 9 porn (More PICS). Especially since the change in the downtube mentioned in the Yelli thread!

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    Yep - more pics needed!!

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    I actually like the poo blob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestatevirgin
    I actually like the poo blob.
    There's a word for that...

    Can't wait to see one. More specifically I can't wait to see one in my basement hanging next my Karate Monkey. A dedicated SS version is coming? With track dropouts?
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    I would like the poo blob on my SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    We are going to do a SS only frame without your Poo-poo blob in the future.
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    Got pics of that proto?
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    ............................nm
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    nmnmn....
    Last edited by Enel; 01-12-2011 at 11:48 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Very appealing bike.....now, they only need an XL with a 25"+ ETT. Maybe the second run............
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    Any updated pics? Or more pics?
    How's the tire clearance, Clarence?

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    Tire clearance is good and like Chris said, that seat stay meets at a point so it looks fine. And I am one of those retarded people that care about the looks on the bike builds so it will work for most.

    2.4 RR on Flows fits with space to spare. I wish I had this clearance on my Pdox.

    Can't wait to see the final finals now. If the weight is right I might have to wait until the SS only version comes out!!
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    If the weight is right I might have to wait until the SS only version comes out!!
    Yeah - more info on weight would be good. How much for a medium?

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    Are you able to use a rigid fork with the Nimble 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo.
    Are you able to use a rigid fork with the Nimble 9?
    I would be careful with that...I heard that it was possible the Nimble 9 may spontaneously catch on fire if used with a rigid fork.

    I also read that the Nimble 9 rejected Jesus.
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    Chris and Lance build great bikes and if weight is a concern then you may want to look at something else. They want a bike that will last and thats what they have built. So the frame weight may be a pound more then the Yelli.
    Me and my Brother have been riding one of the proto's they built and it is still rock solid. No flex no sliping on the sliding drop outs.
    It will be well worth the wait.
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    Any news on the release date? I am patentially waiting to make the Nimble 9 my next bike.

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    i was waiting as well

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    This has been one of the hardest projects to get to the point of production we have ever done. Every detail has been scrutinized and pinned down so now we are putting a couple more bikes though testing for EN certification. I was on the phone today trying to get real dates on completion but we don't have all the info yet. I'll keep updating as I get it but as it looks, we are still a couple months out. Thanks for being patient, I'm dieing for this frame to be done also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    This has been one of the hardest projects to get to the point of production we have ever done. Every detail has been scrutinized and pinned down so now we are putting a couple more bikes though testing for EN certification. I was on the phone today trying to get real dates on completion but we don't have all the info yet. I'll keep updating as I get it but as it looks, we are still a couple months out. Thanks for being patient, I'm dieing for this frame to be done also.
    Bummer, sorry to hear that this project has been so difficult.
    I'll keep checking in to see when they'll be in!

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    bummer...
    i might just get the yelli

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    If you want the geometry now, get the Yelli. If you can wait a couple months, it will be worth the wait. I love the feel of steel, I want it for myself. It's been difficult but I'm patient, I want it done right and with the best craftmanship. I know we are loosing sells now but in the end I would loose more if it's not top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymybike
    If you want the geometry now, get the Yelli. If you can wait a couple months, it will be worth the wait. I love the feel of steel, I want it for myself. It's been difficult but I'm patient, I want it done right and with the best craftmanship. I know we are loosing sells now but in the end I would loose more if it's not top notch.
    I am excited for this bike. I am glad, though, I didn't wait to get a custom with nearly the same geometry though
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I am waiting for this bike too. However, from the photos I can't tell how much the top tube slopes. Do you guys have new photos of the frame?

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    Sea Otter Classic 2011 release?

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    maybe before mid april?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyc
    I am waiting for this bike too. However, from the photos I can't tell how much the top tube slopes. Do you guys have new photos of the frame?

    The proto TT standover is not bad, but not great. That is with a 120mm fork and for someone on a large with a 32" inseam (6' tall). I am sure there have been tweaks though. You will probably need to wait until production if you are concerned about it and find one built up to try before you buy it anyway. Sick bike though.
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    *nudge*
    Anything?

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    i would like to see a photo of the frame alone.

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    Me too!

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    I read somewhere that the Nimble will have a design change or two from the original proto. The Canfields may not have a pic of the redesign that they want to make public yet.

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    According to a comment on their site, looks like late June on these.

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    Any idea if they will be using a head tube standard that is compatible with tapered forks or is it 1 1/8 only?
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Any idea if they will be using a head tube standard that is compatible with tapered forks or is it 1 1/8 only?
    Not yet. I've heard there were going to be some changes from the prototypes, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a 44mm head tube here.

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    I'm pretty sure it's going to be the standard 1 1/8th...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowme17
    I'm pretty sure it's going to be the standard 1 1/8th...
    I hope so. I only have 1 1/8" King headsets on my bikes, so the price of admission would go up if it's otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    I hope so. I only have 1 1/8" King headsets on my bikes, so the price of admission would go up if it's otherwise.

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    website says 1 1/8th nothing fancy...

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    yes- 1 1/8 headtube-

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared
    yes- 1 1/8 headtube-
    Bummer. 44 would give more fork flexibility.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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