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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
    that is the ugliest bike i have ever seen.
    You didn't like the first one, why bother posting anything now?

    The first bike had a 13.5" BB height, so this one is quite a bit lower at 12.5". I'm not sure that that would make it more flickable.

    The bb area is very stiff on this one. Making a Wolfhound esque rear end has the potential to make the chainstays shorter yet, which would of course be better. There is spoke windup, so I'm not sure a stiffer frame would help anything. The wheels are the flexiest point of the bike. The spoke windup has a curious effect of smoothing out power transfer, making the bike ride very smooth indeed. It is a truely uncanny thing to feel, but is actually nice when riding. Strang I know, but I think it's something that other people would feel when riding as well. This feeling was very pronounced when riding in snow, and had the effect of making the bike much more stable in slippery conditions. It definately won over my Pugsley on hardpack, and was a close second through powder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
    that is the ugliest bike i have ever seen.
    This coming from a guy who drools over 96ers? Interesting.

    Obviously, beauty is somewhat subjective.

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    36" absolutely rocks...and just plain makes folks smile

    Ben,

    Fantastic build, just another darn bike from your shop I want...no, need...maybe could justify...let me talk to the wife...think there's "yardwork" to be done in exchange!

    Kudo's for building a beautiful bike for folks like me, someone who just appreciates well executed design and building work and rides his bikes...for FUN!

    I'll attach a pic of our recent 36" creation here in Colorado Springs, a "Big Wheel" that a friend of mine built up from a collection of different vehicles, both Eric @Ground Up and Mindy Carter @CS West Bikes (that's her on it) collaborated.

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    "You didn't like the first one, why bother posting anything now?"

    because i can. other people post there opinions, why cant i.

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    "This coming from a guy who drools over 96ers? Interesting."

    i wouldnt say i drool over 96ers, there are far more obsessive people here who permanently hark on about 29ers....

    and FYI i am in the process over speccing the geo for a carver ti 29er, so im not that 1 sided......;0)

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    I think it's beautiful. I want one. And I'm 5'7".
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    My opinion is that you should learn to use proper punctuation and the "Quote" button.

    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
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    because i can. other people post there opinions, why cant i.
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    Not sure what's cooler. The "Yardsworth" or the 36er trike.

    Sweet ride Ben! Hope to see it in person next time I'm in your neck of the woods.

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    The trike... Oh man, are those wheels ever big! I've ridden a 36" cruiser shortly, but always amazed when I find pics showing the very scale of it.

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    From the photo I'd say Mindy's frame fit is all wrong. She has too much leg extention; lower the seatpost. Her KOP is all wrong; move the saddle forward. The bars are way too high and cockpit too stretched; shorten the stem...err...no... lengthen the stem. The good news is the stand-over looks spot on.

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    The beautiful part...

    Of a bike such as this is that no matter the fit (it wasn't built for Mindy) and how hard one must try to accomodate the design...it still has the same final result.

    Look at that beautiful smile Mindy has!

    Ben hit it right on the head when he said bikes with BIG wheels aren't built to be "better" than another or for any real efficiency reason. They are built because they are FUN



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    Soupboy v. Yardsworth

    Fat man on a little biii-yike. Picture of a 5'15.5", 260# asshat on a 36er. I dare say it would look normal if I was using my standard 27" wide risers.

    Heavy: Me, yes. Bike, sorta.
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    Pure shiggles. If it wouldn't result in insta-alimony I'd order one right now. Now, where's that 36" Nano? (prolly hiding with Cloxxi's 37t cassette!).
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    I envy you for that test ride.
    BTW, where are you stacking the 70lb you got on me?

    I suppose the 36"er renders that loading dock a mere roll-off?

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    This could be dangerous...

    I just keep going back and staring at the pictures of this amazingly cool bike!

    Absolutely beautiful framework and the more I look at it...the more "right" it seems. Being a 6'1" kind of rider I feel that this bike could be the ultimate cruiser/townie/path/sidewalk/trail/nightride/cafe grin-inducing bike I've ever seen.

    Guess that doesn't really bode well for my potential style-choices but then again...if your grinnin', who cares, right?!

    Way to go Ben, keep the Yardsworth alive. If the 29er thing was the "Big Revolution", what are you going to call this?

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    I wasn't comfortable enough with the drops to attempt going off the dock. The drops felt pretty nice but I'd personally run risers. Also, Ben reminded me that it was a Post Office facility after I rode up there - Los Federales don't take kindly to hijinx these days.

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    that bike is awesome...i saw the threads on other 36's and they just look too cool and retro.

    and DAMN that frame is beautiful. i can see why you had it powder-coated clear.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Way cool!

    I wants one!

    Hummmm maybe my x-mas bonus well be going to a sheep..... that well fit those wheels.....

    hummmm

    maybe this could be the ticket for the '08 gdr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
    My opinion is that you should learn to use proper punctuation and the "Quote" button.

    Not to mention discovering the difference between "there" and "their".

    My 9 year old daughter knows. Why doesn't Mr. Rock Star Racing?

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    When you're on it, it actually doesn't look weird at all..
    Man, I knew 29's were too small..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy

    Pure shiggles. If it wouldn't result in insta-alimony I'd order one right now.
    See, the bike looks allllmost normal with even you on it, even though your a little on the petite side.

    Could be juuust right with someone who's grown up a bit aboard.

    I agree. Dispense with the ridiculous drop bars and rise 'em up!

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    I wanna see a pic of you hucking it off that loading dock in the background.

    Wait--check that. That wheel's big enough for you to roll off the loading dock...

    Love it. Surfing over to Ben's site to find his phone number right now...

    MC

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    If I could have one more bike this would be it.
    I'd love to try it out, give 'er a go at a hundie, whatever.
    Bikes are about fun, right???

    Nice job.
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    That thing is bonkers, I love it! Sounds like a ton of fun.

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    Mike, PM or email me for my cell #. I've been out of the shop for a bit.

    I love that picture of Soupboy. Look at him in relation to the cars in the background! He simply dwarfs them. Maybe Martini can post up the pic he has of how we got the geared bike down to the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo. It's funny.

    I love the big wheel! I've been thinking of building one of those around a Conundrum Uni with a Large Marge and an Endomorph! I just haven't gotten around to it. That thing would be a hoot to ride!

    The Ledge is a bit intimidating. It's is bigger than it looks, (and Federal property.) The bike is a long thing, and it would take a better rider than I to wheelie drop it. The geo is set up with a weight forward bias, making it harder to wheelie etc.

    I will be posting up some videos as soon as I get some time. I promise they will be worthy of the wheelsize!

    Cheers to all,
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    I'm sold...

    Put me on the list!!!!

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