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    Fuggin' rad bike!
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    Will this be available to the masses? Or is it custom?
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    Introducing the Carver Gnarvester!

    You beat me to it. I was so tempted to get a 420, but went with a nimble9. 420+knard compatibility would have sealed it!

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    Introducing the Carver Gnarvester!

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    Will this be available to the masses? Or is it custom?
    Davis will make you just about anything you ask for!

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    How much did the frame cost?

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    How long ago did you order & get your HBC chain ring?

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    I've been thinking of a custom frame right along these same lines. I'm too curious about the BB drop. The only reference point I can find is the Krampus, and curiously, the Krampus has less drop than the Karate Monkey--you'd think for the big tires, they would lower the BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    Will this be available to the masses? Or is it custom?
    Yes, this will be available to the masses. He built a couple as test units, and then will be making more and it will be one of his standard models. I have no idea when that will be, so best to ask him directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3speed View Post
    How much did the frame cost?
    Price is the same as the Carver 420.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29ger View Post
    How long ago did you order & get your HBC chain ring?
    I have had this ring for like 2 years, from back in the good ole days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    I've been thinking of a custom frame right along these same lines. I'm too curious about the BB drop. The only reference point I can find is the Krampus, and curiously, the Krampus has less drop than the Karate Monkey--you'd think for the big tires, they would lower the BB.
    I honestly don't know what the BB drop is on this frame. Carver claims the 420 has a BB drop of 52mm. I will ask and see what Davis says. I can say that it did not feel overly high. That said, I don't like my BB too low as it results in too many pedal strikes around here.

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    Oh my giddy aunt. I was just looking at the 420 for a SS frame. Looks like I need to go take some measurements....

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    I believe the BB drop is -75mm.

    Any chance we can get a picture showing tire clearance from the bottom of the bike? Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincentg View Post
    I believe the BB drop is -75mm.

    Any chance we can get a picture showing tire clearance from the bottom of the bike? Thanks!!
    No problem, couple pictures below:

    Edit: This is with the sliders all the way forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny View Post
    No problem, couple pictures below:

    Edit: This is with the sliders all the way forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillharman View Post
    Nice socks! And nice bike.
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    Thanks very much!

    Stiff enough rear end?

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    Ugh, now I have to start figuring this out and how to get it belt drive and Rohloff compatible.

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    Rohloff is easy, just use a disk hub with either a Speedbone or a Rohloff-specific LH dropout (if there is one), and a Rohloff or compatible 4-bolt rotor. Belt drive will require some cutting of the frame, and welding in of the appropriate parts...

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    I've been touching myself to your pictures, bikeny. I hope that's ok with you.
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    I e-mailed Carver yesterday, but haven't heard anything. Hope he still has some of those prototypes left, or else I'll just have to get him to build me one.
    What size did you go with, bikeny?
    How has yours been doing over the past two months?

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    Just got an e-mail from Forrest Carver. They are ready to place an order. I'm just barely 5'8" and trying to decide between the small and the medium.

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    Any updates on the Gnarvester at all from anyone with one or on order? I have a small on hold (5'7" for reference. Same ETT as my Pugs) to replace my Pugs and am super excited to try a lightweight 29+ to replace the pig of a Pugs I have. Just want to compare the 29+ to a Pugsley. I really miss my old Dillinger which had fat tires and rims. It was pretty nice, but I am looking forward to trying this beast out.

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    On 10/3/13 Carver posted a Gnarvester FAQ where they said the frames are expected in the last week of November.

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    Nevermind.
    Last edited by unrooted; 10-07-2013 at 03:00 PM. Reason: Found my own info

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