New 36er SS

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  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
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    New 36er SS
    Here's some pics of the new 36er I've been riding. The geometry is tighter, with shorter chain stays, (about 19.25" inches,) and a shorter TT, (about 24".) Rake on the fork has been increased by half an inch, and combined with the shorter stays it handles quite a bit quicker. This one is built with Paragons for SS mode, and can take a rear der if I want. Build kit is pretty standard, Surly hubs, Profile cranks, WTB bars, green Brooks, etc. Gearing is a comfortable 25 X 17, making for a 53.1" gear. The finish is the polished steel I'm currently enamored with that has been clear powder coated. Enjoy!
  • 10-03-2007
    Padre
    I'd love to see one of those built for a guy my size...I dare say it might look "normal."
  • 10-03-2007
    Stroganof
    Phenomenal!! Very cool.

    How in the world do you come up with tires & rims?
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    They are custom cut unicycle tires. Search for "36er" There are a few other threads about this on this site.
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
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    Padre, it'd be something like this.
  • 10-03-2007
    dRjOn
    W O W
  • 10-03-2007
    Soupboy
    What a stupid gay bike. :thumbsup:

    Can't wait to ride it. See you later this week.
  • 10-03-2007
    rockcrusher
    gad I love the look of that bike....it is the maserati birdcage of the bicycle world

    http://www.forix.com/8w/reviv03/revi...v-birdcage.jpg
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Soupboy
    What a stupid gay bike. :thumbsup:

    Can't wait to ride it. See you later this week.

    Ya, ya, ya... Oh, and your wheels cried when I put them in the truing stand. Nice job!
  • 10-03-2007
    jmkimmel
    Do you ever get the front tire rubbing on the downtube? It looks like, especially with such a long flexy fork, that you could get some contact there when you get on the front brake hard...
  • 10-03-2007
    Padre
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by benwitt11
    Padre, it'd be something like this.

    That's cool!
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    At the point it would hit, the fork would have to flex over 1.5"s at the tips. The fork is flexy, but I'm 185lbs with gear and with an eight inch brake it has never touched. I may be possible, but unlikely. the fork is just a bit longer than a 100mm corrected Niner, it's really not all that long.
  • 10-03-2007
    Hubert
    Ben,

    C O O L !

    What a bike!

    What's the weight of frame and fork?
  • 10-03-2007
    MMcG
    Pretty nutty. Can you wheelie drop it?
  • 10-03-2007
    croscoe
    That's the most bad ass bike ever!
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    The frame was sub 5 lbs, and the fork was a little less than three lbs.

    I don't know about wheelie drops on drop bars. On flats I could, but it is hard.
  • 10-03-2007
    BjarneH
    Very nice indeed.
  • 10-03-2007
    poppy
    Sure looks cool, "All Wheel Bike".
    What this bike can do better then other wheel sizes (29") ?
  • 10-03-2007
    MMcG
    YOu should give the bike some sort of Monster Truck Name like Gravedigger, or Bigfoot, or whatever. Those wheels are definitely of Monster Truck proportions.
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    Basically it rolls over stuff, and goes through stuff, (ie snow,) very well. It is much heavier, and takes a good effort to get it up hills. It's not really better at anything, just a lot of fun to ride.
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    I'm having decals with the name "Yardsworth" printed. I think it fits.
  • 10-03-2007
    serious
    That looks very awkward to me. It is hard to find the upside of this setup.

    Does the "coffin on wheels" tag represent what this bike would be on a technical trail? ;)
  • 10-03-2007
    benwitt11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by serious
    That looks very awkward to me. It is hard to find the upside of this setup.

    Does the "coffin on wheels" tag represent what this bike would be on a technical trail? ;)

    I didn't say that it was better on technical stuff, or that it replaced any of my 29ers. Its just a fun bike, that's all.
  • 10-03-2007
    OhNooo
    There's not just toe overlap. The last picture looks like there is actual *pedal* overlap! Man that must be tough to use in a turn.
  • 10-03-2007
    miSSionary
    WOW...Okay...I am off to change my shorts.;)
    Ben, how tall are you?? Curious.