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    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!

    Mine is being built now...slowly (Thanks X-fusion ). Who else is on one?
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    Been riding 650B since 2010.

    Currently riding a 2007 Ted Wojcik "Yo Teddy" (single speed conversion performed by Circle A Cycles in 2012):



    Before this, I had my 1994 Rhygin Ra sporting 650Bs (currently retired):



    And the bike that got it all started, my 2010 Igleheart 953 650B:



    I have a new 80mm White Brothers Loop that's looking for a project. After seeing Seth Rosko's 650B SS at Singlespeed-A-Palooza, I just might have him build me one!
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    All Sexy Steeds!
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    My LBS is trying to source an X Fusion Velvet for a Voodoo Bokor frame. Aluminum...I know...but price was right. Got all the other bits in line...just waiting on the fork. Keep looking at the bike porn here and was just hungry for another fix. That Yo Teddy is the stuff confessions are made of...and I'm not even Catholic.

    *That Rosko ride is a BMF!!!
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    650 "B"east

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-dsc03315.jpg

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    I'm buildng one now. Its going to be a while before its done.

    On One Whippet, rigid and looking for a mid 15lb build.
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    Here's my MUSS, pure joy to ride. Built it up last winter/spring. Lovin it. Sorry for the poor pics, I really should show it off in its element on the trail, but I'm havin too much fun to stop for a pic.

    Post your Bianchi SS 650b conversion.
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    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Converted a Gunnar Ruffian in 2007/2008 to 650b and got an OS Blackbuck 650B in 2009, one of only 5 or 6 650b frames OS made.

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    Cool thread.. thanks!

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    Mr DP that Igleheart 953 650B is a real treat, do you still have it? geo looks a bit like my surly

    I'm 1 year+ on my Surly 1x1 with 650b phil wood/stans wheels, great fun and simple

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    Soma B-Side


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    I'm riding a Surly 1x1 on 650b's. No pictures available to post, but it's the perfect conversion frame/fork combo.

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    my new b-side

    I had one of the orange Soma b-sides but even in the largest size the frame never felt right/big enough. I just got this one in the now larger 21" size. It's money. It's my first frame with sliders, too. It's a nice ride.

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-bside.jpg

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-bside2.jpg

    I've since changed the stem to one that's slightly longer and stronger...
    -- let's ride

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    I'll always jump at the chance to show off my B-Side
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    just finished mine today actually. Voodoo Wanga w/ Soma B side fork.

    http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps50008cbc.jpg
    no chain no gain.

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    ^NICE!!!

    Mine is a Voodoo Bokor frame. Waiting on an X-Fusion Velvet fork. Shop built wheels (Hope SS hubs, Velocity Blunt SL hoops), Race Face crankset, XT Discs, built more for hauling my lumpy butt around than bling...but I'm super stoked on what "will be".
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMS View Post
    ^NICE!!!

    Mine is a Voodoo Bokor frame. Waiting on an X-Fusion Velvet fork. Shop built wheels (Hope SS hubs, Velocity Blunt SL hoops), Race Face crankset, XT Discs, built more for hauling my lumpy butt around than bling...but I'm super stoked on what "will be".
    Thanks.
    Sounds like you are building a similar unit to mine.
    I didnt post my specs initially but:
    Paul hubs to Velocity Blunt SLs, Echo Trials 18T FW
    Paul Cranks 32T
    new XT brakes & rotors
    Soma B fork


    Havent got to ride it yet (besides around the cul-de-sac) but I'm pretty excited for it.

    Def post yours when it's up and running!
    no chain no gain.

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    Oh yeSS

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-3-24-team-ssette.jpg

    Staging for 50 mi ride last weekend. Will be switching tires around to CrossMarx fr/rr for this weekends riding.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    ^indeedy. Nice lookin! What fox fork is that? I have those same rims, do you know if they can be set up tubeless? A couple mechs at a LBS have been prodding me to try it. They could just be messin' with me.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    ^indeedy. Nice lookin! What fox fork is that? I have those same rims, do you know if they can be set up tubeless? A couple mechs at a LBS have been prodding me to try it. They could just be messin' with me.
    RL100 w/pop lock. Yes they've worked fine with Stans yellow tape and sealant. Same for my Alex XD's.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    I have a lime green 1x1 with a lefty. Sorry, no pics. Love the 1x1 set up like this!

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    Ala Carte,

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    My guy at the LBS called me, my Velvet is supposed to be in at the end of the week. I'm like a twitching crack monkey at this point...can barely stand the wait.

    Anybody try tubeless on the Blunt SLs?
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    Ala Carte,

    Nice. Magic gearing?? WI ecc disc hub? ECC bb? Do tell.....
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Nice. Magic gearing?? WI ecc disc hub? ECC bb? Do tell.....
    Last production run on the Ala Carte had swinging drop outs. Set up is super easy. Kinda kicking myself for not picking up the matching rigid fork.
    Amolan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    Last production run on the Ala Carte had swinging drop outs. Set up is super easy. Kinda kicking myself for not picking up the matching rigid fork.
    D'oh! My bad. Late night viewing of your pic I guess.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Built these 2 up while I waited for my Black Cat.
    1993 Kona Hot 650B and a 1990 Bontrager Dirt Drop 650B
    I really liked both but the 29er for me rides soooo much nicer.
    I would like to try a 650B Full Suspension.


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    Jamiss... Think the bb gets a little high though, 2nd summer on it and it still feels twitchy on the downhills. Man that ala carte posted earlier is some sexy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montana_ben View Post
    Jamiss... Think the bb gets a little high though, 2nd summer on it and it still feels twitchy on the downhills. Man that ala carte posted earlier is some sexy.
    Is that a Velvet on the front end? How do you like it?
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    It is below the velvet--Enix I believe. No complaints, not a single problem with it and the lockout works great...

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    650B! Built last summer... love this bike. Yes, its full suspension, yes it's custom, yes it's burly. Taking it to Downieville later this month! Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-ss-fs-small.jpg

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    ^Rad!
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelbike View Post
    got an OS Blackbuck 650B in 2009, one of only 5 or 6 650b frames OS made.
    1 of 4 from what I know. I know, because I had one too for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesxyz View Post
    650B! Built last summer... love this bike. Yes, its full suspension, yes it's custom, yes it's burly. Taking it to Downieville later this month! Click image for larger version. 

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    Now that's something you don't see everyday.

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    Carbon. I need carbon. Any carbon 650b's out there!?

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    Voodoo Bokor 650B

    Somebody in another thread negative rep'd me for taking a photo of the bike next to my truck. Unfortunately I don't usually ride with a camera. Anyways.... Here it is......

    Voodoo Bokor
    Fox Fork 120mm Travel
    Velocity P35's and XT Hubs
    Racing Ralphs
    XT Crankset
    XT Brakes (not pictured)

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-photo-21-.jpg
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    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    You're killing me! That's what I'm trying to get built. I'm going with an X-Fusion Velvet (if anyone ever gets stock on them again), got Velocity Blunt SLs with Hope SS hubs, Race Face cranks, bar, & stem, XT pedals & brakes, Thompson post, WTB Pure V saddle, Oury grips.

    Tell me all about it. I've been a little sketched on the aluminum frame (I got a super sweet/couldn't pass up deal on mine). You like the ride? Get beat up or not so bad?

    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    You're killing me!
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    I am almost done with my whippet 650b. It should come in at a hair under 16 pounds. Ill post pics tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancor650 View Post
    Mr DP that Igleheart 953 650B is a real treat, do you still have it?
    Thanks! No, I sold it. I have a revolving door of sorts when it comes to bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMS View Post
    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    You're killing me! That's what I'm trying to get built. I'm going with an X-Fusion Velvet (if anyone ever gets stock on them again), got Velocity Blunt SLs with Hope SS hubs, Race Face cranks, bar, & stem, XT pedals & brakes, Thompson post, WTB Pure V saddle, Oury grips.

    Tell me all about it. I've been a little sketched on the aluminum frame (I got a super sweet/couldn't pass up deal on mine). You like the ride? Get beat up or not so bad?

    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

    You're killing me!
    Sent you PM. I didn't think everyone wanted to hear me rambling on about my bike.
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    PM back atcha...thanks!
    I'm having more FUN than anybody!

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    My wife has an older, non sus corrected, orange Surly 1x1 that has been setup 650B for about 4 years now. She loves it as a play bike.

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    Here is mine.

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-img163.jpg

    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-img160-1.jpg

    15 pounds 15 oz for now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Click Click Boom View Post
    Here is mine.

    15 pounds 15 oz for now.....
    Looks heavy.

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    650B OS Blackbuck
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    Steelbike, THAT is pure sex on the trail! Beautiful ride you have. I am waiting to become a member of this thread as a 650b SS rider. I've run single speeds on 26'rs and 29's but never really loved the 29" size (although my El Mariachi fit something awesome). Gave up on SS for a bit and went FS and although I loved my Blur, I just couldn't shake that steel SS demon so I picked up an Ala Carte like ranier's. Should have most, if not all parts next week sometime and if all goes well, have it built for pics and riding by next weekend. Can't wait to show it off here when its done. Until then, I'll lride vicariously through this thread so post some more pics...PLEASE!!!!
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    On One 456

    Just stumbled on this thread and had to post this pic of mine, On One Carbon 456 with Velocity 35mm wide 650b rims.
    Show of hands...who's on a 27.5/650B SS? Post whatcha got!-one-456-650b.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendhan View Post
    Just stumbled on this thread and had to post this pic of mine, On One Carbon 456 with Velocity 35mm wide 650b rims.
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    Good looking bike. What front fork is that?
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    Its an RS Revelation RTC3 27.5 Dual Air, impressive stiffness and travel adjust makes it like two bikes in one -rails the singletrack almost like an xc bike at 120mm and pop it out to 150mm for steep rough stuff and it turns into a trail hooligan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendhan View Post
    Its an RS Revelation RTC3 27.5 Dual Air, impressive stiffness and travel adjust makes it like two bikes in one -rails the singletrack almost like an xc bike at 120mm and pop it out to 150mm for steep rough stuff and it turns into a trail hooligan!

    Nice! Tapered steerer? I didn't realize that On One even produced a frame that could except a tapered fork. Maybe I should rethink my "anti-carbon frame" stance.
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