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    I think I'm getting a super custom 29'er. Except I don't like 29'ers. (help)

    It's all tburgers fault.

    I think I'm going to get a nice custom, fully rigid 29'er. But I really dont like 29'ers. All the ones I've ridden just felt weird. Odd handling, big wheels. Gyroscopic inertia. geriatric styling.

    So, I've come to you for help.

    I acknowledge I have a problem. And this problem is bigger than I am capable of handling by my self.

    Who among you are willing to lead me from darkness to light?

    I want to try your 29'ers to get a feel for different ones, so I can hone in on the handling and geometry I like.

    I did recently try a Cannondale hardtail 29'er that felt rather normal. Good even. So there's hope.

    If any of you would be willing to let me try your bike, that would be great.

    I'm tall. And in the East Bay. I'm really good looking from the right camera angle. And I don't shave.
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    I hear Specialized makes good two whiners.

    The only 29er I've ridden that I liked was a Tall Boy. Perhaps you can have someone copy that geometry for your custom bike. Although you probably could get a Tall Boy for less money than you are going to spend...
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    I'll bring my monocog 29er, you bring the beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeng View Post
    I hear Specialized makes good two whiners.

    The only 29er I've ridden that I liked was a Tall Boy. Perhaps you can have someone copy that geometry for your custom bike. Although you probably could get a Tall Boy for less money than you are going to spend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slide mon View Post
    I'll bring my monocog 29er, you bring the beer.

    -slide

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    we're doing a big ass diablo ride this sunday. you guys should come out!
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    You can ride my Marin 29er! Next Wed? SR?
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    Get some thing in carbon.

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    Won't be here. Leaving for Solvang for wifey's century ride tomorrow morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913 View Post
    You can ride my Marin 29er! Next Wed? SR?
    what about tomorrow or friday after work?
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    I know nothing about 29ers, but supposedly Black Cat bikes handle closer to a 26er. 16.5 chainstays. Check out his interview for the NAHBS. Personally I'm staying 26.
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    Three builders at the show said they were happy they were allowed to build 26ers again this year. The moratorium has been lifted.

    And here is the true trend of the future...

    Road bike - big tires - disc brakes

    I saw at least 10 bikes like that. This is the future. A road bike that can go anywhere!!!

    fc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widgeontrail View Post
    I know nothing about 29ers, but supposedly Black Cat bikes handle closer to a 26er. 16.5 chainstays. Check out his interview for the NAHBS. Personally I'm staying 26.
    I'm going with Potts. he's a friend and it would be like cheating on a partner if I went with anyone else.

    Although I used to work with Todd and he's a good guy.
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    When and where are you guys riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    ok. ping me next week. I'll my bike to work and meet you somewheres.
    Roger that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ0913 View Post
    Won't be here. Leaving for Solvang for wifey's century ride tomorrow morning.
    ok. ping me next week. I'll my bike to work and meet you somewheres.
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    WHat time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmanuel09 View Post
    When and where are you guys riding?
    Indian valley. And beyond!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    ok. ping me next week. I'll my bike to work and meet you somewheres.
    C:\Users\Dan>ping iheartbicycles
    Ping request could not find host iheartbicycles. Please check the name and try again.


    Maybe it will work next week...
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    Ok, whatever, cold water on my bike boner right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    A road bike that can go anywhere!!!
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    FC, they're called mountain bikes. They are super fun and you really can go anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    FC, they're called mountain bikes. They are super fun and you really can go anywhere.
    Ha, ha, ha... point taken. Although 2 miles on pavement is about my limit for the mtb.

    fc

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    C:\Users\Dan>ping iheartbicycles
    Ping request could not find host iheartbicycles. Please check the name and try again.


    Maybe it will work next week...
    Such a nerd.

    But I dig it.

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    One day, I too hope to have enough money to buy things I don't even want.

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    Make sure to test ride a rigid xc machine with a tubeless 2.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post

    And here is the true trend of the future...

    Road bike - big tires - disc brakes

    I saw at least 10 bikes like that. This is the future. A road bike that can go anywhere!!!

    fc
    = cyclocross
    Atomic batteries to power...turbines to speed...

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