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    Not All 29er But Close: New Engin Cycles Website

    Check out the new Engin website. Very nice stuff!!!

    http://www.engincycles.com/

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    Amazingly goodlooking bikes!

    Me: Doctor, I think that im a engin!
    Doctor: So how did that start?
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    Rip the bring!

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    Hey, my bike is on there! Pics # 6 & 7.

    Actually, I was the web designer/developer on the project. We will be updating it with more bike porn regularly and Drew has a blog which shows builds and equipment. Photos were taken by fellow MTBR user and my brother ChuckUni. Happy you enjoyed it.

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    Love that bike.."#6@7"!!!! I am thinking of something like that ...I am trying to hold back for the place an order page!!! RRR

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleR
    Love that bike.."#6@7"!!!! I am thinking of something like that ...I am trying to hold back for the place an order page!!! RRR
    Here it is with some dirt on it.
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    That is beautiful. Well here is mine

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    Fantastic looing bikes
    I would be afraid to ride them, almost too nice

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    cant resist ......

    nice looking bikes, you guys have great taste
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgordo
    nice looking bikes, you guys have great taste
    Man, once again elgordo- That is a sweet bike!
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

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    Just few pic's of my ole Engin. This is by far one of the best handling bikes I have ever owned,and I have a few
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    #8 is to die for!

    Veegancheesesteak - that is a great looking website. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo

    Veegancheesesteak - that is a great looking website. Well done.
    Totally agree...one of the most professional builder sites I have seen. Much better site than some that the "big guys" have.

    Well done indeed.

    LP

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    I love my <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12194256@N03/3894058355/sizes/l/">Engin</a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgordo
    nice looking bikes, you guys have great taste

    Nice Bike! I was wondering how do you like the seatpost? I wish Drew will sell the post without having to buy a frame with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanpope
    Totally agree...one of the most professional builder sites I have seen. Much better site than some that the "big guys" have.

    Well done indeed.

    LP
    Thanks a bunch. Its nice having a cool subject and materials. Chuck did a great job with the shots and made my part pretty easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegancheesesteak
    Here it is with some dirt on it.
    That looks like a fairly small frame which interests me since I'm a towering 5'4" myself.

    Beautiful rides all and built right here in Philadelphia

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WTB-rider
    That looks like a fairly small frame which interests me since I'm a towering 5'4" myself.

    Beautiful rides all and built right here in Philadelphia
    Yup, I'm 5'7" and have plenty of stand over.

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    It kinda looks like this:



    With the Ralph 2.4s on it.

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    I love this cross bike posted on the site....



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    Droooooll
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    I just put a deposit down ... now the agonizing wait begins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegancheesesteak
    Here it is with some dirt on it.
    never mind, see it.

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    just a matter of time my man....

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    Wow I like the non corrected fork.

    The seat posts look pretty trick too. You have more photos of them?

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    Am I just missing the geometry he tends to use? I know they are custom but many builders cannot do some things and they tend to generally build around certain angles as well.....which is fine, but I'd like to see some specs on bikes he has built.

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    In general...I think the problem with posting geometry, beyond that these are all one off bikes, is that the majority of people don't fully understand it. Most don't understand the relationship of how it all works together as one. All the frame angles, stem, bars, etc...all working together. So it can make things more confusing overall.

    On top of this there always seems to be a MTBR favorite of the week head tube angle or chain stay length...etc. But that doesn't mean others can't work or one setup is magical for everything. So it may help avoid some negativity or lack of interest from things like that (not saying this is the case either, but it can be).

    If people are interested in custom builders its always good to contact them and have a discussion about details. That way things can be tailored to your needs and explained better than just a geometry chart, which is nearly impossible with full custom anyway.

    IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckUni
    In general...I think the problem with posting geometry, beyond that these are all one off bikes, is that the majority of people don't fully understand it. Most don't understand the relationship of how it all works together as one. All the frame angles, stem, bars, etc...all working together. So it can make things more confusing overall.

    On top of this there always seems to be a MTBR favorite of the week head tube angle or chain stay length...etc. But that doesn't mean others can't work or one setup is magical for everything. So it may help avoid some negativity or lack of interest from things like that (not saying this is the case either, but it can be).

    If people are interested in custom builders its always good to contact them and have a discussion about details. That way things can be tailored to your needs and explained better than just a geometry chart, which is nearly impossible with full custom anyway.

    IMO.
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    I disagree. I need to know what type of geometry a builder personally subscribes to. For example, if I know I want a HT with short chainstays, I can't really call Carl Strong or Indy Fab or even Kent Ericksen or Moots. I have to look at D.F.L. or Wolfhound or Blackcat. What sets Engin apart? What does he prefer and why? Some guys cannot (or will not) do the short-chainstay thing. Not that I am fixated on that but just some nice pictures tell me nothing about the builder's philosophy and does not set him apart. When I look at the Wolfhound site, I know what Fred is about and what he does well with. I don't want to call a builder and have him tell me what he thinks I want to hear. I want to know a bit more before I call so I know where he has been and what his experiences lead him to build well.

    The pics are cool but I saw nothing about design philosopies that made me want to call...not with so many good builders around.

    EDIT- so I guess I'm getting at- what does he do well- what types of bikes does he ride and does he build mostly for east coast trails or open trails? Can he do 16.5 chainstays and still leave tire clearance for 2.35 tires and does he think that is a good idea? Or, does he do it all happily? Does he prefer a certain trail number and work with custom offset forks to maintain that? I'm not being critical; just want to know more through the website.

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    I am not saying you are being critical. I am just saying that it would be very hard for a full custom builder to post a geometry or even specifics on styles of bikes. For one, I don't know if most people understand that fully and it would probably be best to talk in person. Two there are far too many variables in things than saying someone would think X geometry/style would be a good thing, is their specific philosophy, or if someone should agree to do something that way.

    This is why most builders, even most of the ones you listed, encourage people to contact them with questions and don't list a lot of specifics (if any). That way they could work it through in more detail and determine if they think things are a good idea. Even the Wolfhound site is not very specific in these details. Sure its clear that they are laid back bikes with short stays from the pics, but beyond that it doesn't go out of it's way to be descriptive as to what he prefers. I could have many of the same questions you do from his site (are the bikes all laid back?).

    To me it's pretty clear from both sites what type of bikes they are building, in general....and I would go from there. If you are interested in a builder enough, it never would hurt to ask them if they would be interesting in doing something else (and if they aren't, you are out a phone call or email). And just because they are a custom builder doesn't mean they should jump on your ideas. In the end they have their names and reputation on the end results, so most won't go wildly outside of something they think is right.

    Again, just my opinion...

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    chuck makes a good point. I have 2 engins and i am amazed these days to see whats coming out of the shop. Radically different in many ways from my rides that i woud describe as more traditional east coast singletrack rides, one rigid ss and one geared, that have similar geometries but the bikes are very different- different tubes, chainstays, and ride quality is a little different. ill post a pic or two. my take on custom builders- the bikes speak to you or they dont.

    If a builder does not want to build your bike for geometry reasons then move on- or trust the builder. your choice. i mean...if i went to the wolfhound guy or jeff jones and asked for a more traditional style bike, or retrotec for a non cruiser, they may say no thanks. its simply an aesthetic thing that some builders have and they are ARTISTS as well i believe. thats where moots differs from these guys or indy fab. they may be skilled artisans (welding on moots- drool) ad make purty bikes for sure but there's some places they wont go....and these smaller builder do.

    here are pics of my 2 rides. The SS (when it was brand new, and some a more recent build shot) is 3 seasons old and the geard is 2seasons old. love em both!
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    thats a sweet bike man!

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    My Engin is just great. i love it. Just before my ride today. Need to get new cranks and get the purple stuff off.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vegancheesesteak
    Here it is with some dirt on it.
    Awesome. Totally awesome.
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    May I ask?

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    That is beautiful. Well here is mine
    Why didn't you have it built with a longer head tube?
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    Want the adjustment of adding and removing spacers.

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    Hey guys I went to the open house tonight out at Engin Cycles. It was pretty cool I am thinking a lot more about buying one, but I must sell some stuff first. They have a very nice little shop and that you could spend hours at just tinkering in. Drew said he just bought a paint booth, but will not be painting any of his own frames to sell untill they are up to is high standers. He definitely got the gears turning in my head even though my build would be a Blingal speed.

    TOm

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    interesitng bits of bits on that bike. purple ano...??!??

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