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    "Tai"-Jones

    I'm surprised I haven't seen more of these posted:







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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    I have yet to see a ride report for one of these, so... how's it feel? Can you compare it to a Ti Jones?

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    Does Jeff actually have them in now?

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    I'm not, at least not for the price he's asking for them. You'd think they were still being built in a little one man shop by Jeff himself for the price he wants.
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    how much are we talking here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    how much are we talking here?
    http://jonesbikes.com/production_framesets.html
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    so close...

    I was so close to pulling a trigger on one, but I just couldn't be swayed to rebuild 2 nearly new front wheels....

    How's the ride??
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    Lots o Rigid

    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
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    How many rigid SS's does one man need?

    OT sorta, Still gettin' the Nimble 9's?

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    Looks like a Black sheep ripoff, he should pay royalties

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    How does she ride compared to the Stickel? I was kinda sorta looking at one before I got my ByStickel.....Very Nice indeed, I like the Black themes. Later dude, and enjoy her.

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    Was that Aqua's at one time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7HVN
    How many rigid SS's does one man need?
    Wah, huh?

    N+1

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    OT sorta, Still gettin' the Nimble 9's?
    If I do, something will have to go.
    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 ssumo
    How does she ride compared to the Stickel? I was kinda sorta looking at one before I got my ByStickel.....Very Nice indeed, I like the Black themes. Later dude, and enjoy her.
    Stickel is springier and noodlier, especially with the carbon fork.

    Stickel is slightly nimbler and wheelies better due to 1/2 inch shorter stays.

    Wheel base on the bikes is nearly identical ~42" or so, the Stickel just puts the BB 1/2" further back between the axles.

    This bike feels much stiffer/deader on impact, but the front end is incredibly confidence inspiring. Almost no detectable for-aft flex. It is burly for sure.

    It feels and handles a lot like my beloved Simon Bar except with a properly stiff fork, and without the ping of Aluminum.

    There is nothing I dislike about it, but if I went custom would shorten the rear 1/2" and lengthen the front center 1/2"

    For the price of this frame I don't think you can go wrong if you are a committed rigid rider.
    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 rroeder
    Looks like a Black sheep ripoff, he should pay royalties
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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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    @MMcG: Take a closer look. This is the diamond frame model while Aqua has the steel spaceframe one.

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    Looks gorgeous, tai or ti. Nice one, you're drinking deep

    I've realised in my ~3 months of being rigid that stiffer is better. The opposite of what I thought before acquisition

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    Enel, nice, what rims are you using?
    Also, what some are missing is the fact that the frames come w/ a fork. Diamond and Spaceframe. rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britney Spears
    @MMcG: Take a closer look. This is the diamond frame model while Aqua has the steel spaceframe one.
    Oh.

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    nice

    Do you think it is worth the upgrade for the truss over the unicrown fork? I like the bike, dont care if it is a bit spendy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    I'm not, at least not for the price he's asking for them. You'd think they were still being built in a little one man shop by Jeff himself for the price he wants.
    Dont you ride a paradox? Those are 600$ and the Jones are 750 for frame and fork and bushnell bb. Doesn't get spendy until you add a truss fork then it is 1100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chromagnus
    Do you think it is worth the upgrade for the truss over the unicrown fork? I like the bike, dont care if it is a bit spendy.
    The truss is the whole reason I bought the frame/fork combo. I got a little taste of it on Aqua's bike and really liked the feel. It is unlike any two bladed fork I have ridden.

    I have not ridden the Jones two blade, so no idea how it compares.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    gotcha

    yeah sorry about that. I didnt figure that you had the unicrown, but your last post is telling if you think it feels better than any other rigid fork. good enough of a review/comparison for me. Nice to see a review of the frame.

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    Tai, hehe clever!
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    I have the original diamond 24 " ti version of that bike and I love it. It full on rips.
    Like you, I run the bike with 70mm stem and wide flat bar. I did not like the Jones bar on my bike. With that setup it feels and handles like a big wheel bmx bike.
    The fork tracks incredibly well, I am amazed at the stuff I can shred on this bike. I too wish the stays were a little shorter and also that there was more tire clearance, but other than that I have never had so much fun on a rigid bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjedoaks
    Enel, nice, what rims are you using?
    Also, what some are missing is the fact that the frames come w/ a fork. Diamond and Spaceframe. rich
    Flows.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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