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    Unabomber rides a Wily?

    I was doing some research today on the Unabomber - don't ask why - and I came across this photo of his bike stashed in Montana cabin estate. Call me nuts, but that sure as hell looks like a Wily Singletrack Retro frame. Note the singlespeed gearing, the 29 inch wheels and the rigid fork. Sweet Brooks saddle too. Brad, are you not telling us something? Oh well, I always knew there was something I liked about Wily. I wonder if they still offer the burnt rust paint job?
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    He must have picked that up used, I'm sure he was saving up for a Strong or Ramblumtick from one of the local builders. If only Surly had the Pugsley out at the time he'd have been set.
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    just cause he was deranged doesnt detract from the fact that he was a brilliant man...further proof...smarter riders see the advantage of 29"...

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    Ted Kaczynski pro signature-model.

    CrownCycleCo comes pretty darn close to
    his bike with their Hell on Wheels-model.

    Even the name is scary accurate come to think about it.

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    Definitely not a Wily. The curved tubes are wrong for a Wily. I would guess Retrotec ...

    http://www.ingliscycles.com/retrotec/classic.html
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    And it's not a 29er either.
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    It looks like one from where I'm sitting. How can you tell?

    Quote Originally Posted by smudge
    And it's not a 29er either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluto Pilot
    It looks like one from where I'm sitting. How can you tell?
    Chainstays. Those would be epic if it were a 29" wheel. Look at the distance between the seat tube and the tire. Also, those appear to be some pretty old school skinwalls.
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    Down tube is way too slender to be something Curtis would build. Besides, Ted was not the kind of guy to drop that kind of coin on a bike. My guess is that he found some old Schwinn in a dumpster somewhere.
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    Sorry I must be out of the loop

    Quote Originally Posted by dompedro3
    just cause he was deranged doesnt detract from the fact that he was a brilliant man...further proof...smarter riders see the advantage of 29"...
    Wasn't the unabomber a serial murderer? I thought he sent mail bombs to people and killed them. Excuse me if I am wrong, I tend to not pay much attention to these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDad
    Wasn't the unabomber a serial murderer? I thought he sent mail bombs to people and killed them. Excuse me if I am wrong, I tend to not pay much attention to these things.

    you are correct sir!
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