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    That's hawt!

    Love it. Here's mine. Stock 20" frame, Project 321 adapter & wheels. Never had a bike quite like this, with this much travel. It's amazing. Smidge over 28 lbs. What rims are those...355's? Considered having Sherwood build a custom El Bastardo/El Fuego mix with 4" or so of travel for racing, but now with no lightweight rims out there not sure what to do. For a long time I've been a single speed only rider, often rigid. Amazed every time I ride it. Seem to keep getting better on it.
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    They're Stan's 650b rims. I notice you use a set back seat post... any reason for this as I too have the 20 inch frame. I have other bikes I've used the Project 321 adapter on and was going to do the same for this one when my Ventana rep told me they could do the cannondale spec headtube for just a small amount extra.

    Mine is just over 25 pounds... thanks mostly to the XX kit and the lighter Cannondale SI headset/stem combo.

    Cheers

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    I liked being back behind the BB just a tad more. I already had the post, so that's part of it too. It's actually a little strange because I went up a size from what I tend to ride (was sort of right between.) Mine was a closeout frame so custom wasn't an option at the time. Yet I ended up with a setback post and the same 110mm stem I ride on other bikes of mine.

    I'm lamenting Stan's move to the Flow for 650B. Well, I like the idea of the Flow...wish these wheels were Flow's for tubeless reasons, but we really need the Crest in 650b.

    Was Ventana good to work with on custom? You deal direct or through a dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by campaleches
    Here'sbike mine. Amaro custom Ti.

    With 700x23c tyres, it is a nice road bike. With 650x42b ones, it is... well, this:

    Nice bike! Gilles Berthoud saddle and tape?

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    Action shot of my Chumba HX1

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    B-Side and B6er

    I posted an original pic of this about a year ago in the B-side thread.


    Here is my '99 Dean that I turned into a B6er. I am running a Sun Ringle Charger up front. It was an original prototype that I was able to pic up for a good price.
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    Salsa Ala Carte :-)

    I love this thing! Fun as hell
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    Wow, super thread! So, I am so totally digging the 650B thing (love my 953 650B SS) that I'm going to convert a 26" bike currently in my possession. It's a 2009 IF Deluxe. I was initially going to do a disc conversion, but needed to get another fork. That being said, I'm having Circle A move the cantilever studs up instead.

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    Why circle A and not Iglehart?

    here's my latest iteration on the 650b platform. Awaiting a PG990 cassette to go 1x9 with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Why circle A and not Iglehart?
    Because they're wicked awesome. I dropped the bike off early this afternoon and had a great conversation with Brian, who will be doing the work on my bike. The work will consist of replacing the cantilever studs, replacing the rear brake cable stop, making a custom quill stem and of course, painting it (in a PPG color called Boo Berry purple). He said it'll be completed in about 4 weeks. Once it's done, I'll post it up. Haven't decided on the drivetrain yet (most likely a 1x9 as I want to run a SRAM X-0 derailleur), but everything else is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Because they're wicked awesome. I dropped the bike off early this afternoon and had a great conversation with Brian, who will be doing the work on my bike. The work will consist of replacing the cantilever studs, replacing the rear brake cantilever stop, making a custom quill stem and of course, painting it (in a PPG color called Boo Berry purple). He said it'll be completed in about 4 weeks. Once it's done, I'll post it up. Haven't decided on the drivetrain yet (most likely a 1x9 as I want to run a SRAM X-0 derailleur), but everything else is done.


    Please do! You put together some nice rides
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    I guess I am finished posting in the 26” SS thread now. Ok, finally got all my upgrades done and some. Haven’t gotten this out for a test ride yet but next weekend will be her maiden voyage.

    A few significant upgrades: Formula k24 brakes, WI ENO One cranks, Phil Wood JIS BB, 650b WTB wheel build (the front was done prior), and custom Waltworks fork. If you’re curious to other specs, ask away.

    Last time I weighed this bike was when I was running 26 front & rear and was about 23-24ish. Interesting with the upgrades to bigger wheels and the fork and I am down to 21ish.














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    I assume that those are 650b wheels on your Bianchi, I got the same frame (in black) and it looked like I have the clearence, your pics confirm this. what are your thoughts on the wheel size change?

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    Got the same frame, 2002 D.I.S.S. I have been looking into the 27.5/650b thing ever since the 29er movement started. I posted on this site about 6 years ago with the concept of a in between wheel size, its great to see that it is a reality. Let us know how your wheels work out, since I will soon be making the switch.

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    Hey Jeff - yep those are 650b. I've been running them on the front now for several months. (Actually the stock Bianchi fork will allow a 29er wheel - a buddy of mine ran one for a while). Plenty of clearence in the rear too, you shouldn't have problems with any combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blak_byke
    Please do! You put together some nice rides
    Will do. This built will be a bit more subdued than some of my previous ones, but it'll be fun to ride. One last note about about using Circle A, I really feel they're making some of the best bikes in New England (well anywhere, really) bar none. I'm excited to get this IF Deluxe back and I'm definitely going to have them build up my next project.

    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    I guess I am finished posting in the 26” SS thread now.
    Nice M.U.S.S.! Really digging the WaltWorks fork.

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    The B in Bianchi must stand for 650

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    I guess I am finished posting in the 26” SS thread now. Ok, finally got all my upgrades done and some. Haven’t gotten this out for a test ride yet but next weekend will be her maiden voyage.
    Yeah, we're going to have to start some sort of alternative wheeled SS bikes picture thread over on the other forum.

    Gorgeous work and consider me jealous about your crank (sounds dirty) and that Walt fork.

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    Some Late Night, "I can't Sleep" changes to the SnakeDriver:


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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways
    Nice bike! Gilles Berthoud saddle and tape?
    Sorry, I didn't see your message till now. Yep, they are GB

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    New pic from this morning:


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    The verdict has arrived, the test ride at my local trail was done yesterday, the new custom WaltWork’s fork can be simply described in one word “butter”. It got “oohs” & “ahs” at the trailhead for design and weight, as well as the nonchalant pun “that thing is a toothpick” (which I expect will be a trend, it’s very thin near the hub mount).

    In any case, onto to the review and ridability, I simply forgot I was riding it sometimes (perhaps that is the best response I could render). In most small bumps, roots, etc. it absorbs those things – to the point you feel nothing at all. Of course, larger stuff you still feel them (it’s a rigid fork after all) however, there isn’t any blunt jolt or flash of vibration that you would typically feel in your hands and arms. In other words, even on the harsher stuff although you’ll feel these to some degree, they are not the direct blow I recall from my Bianchi stock fork.

    If I can compare the 2 steel forks further, I would say from Walt’s design the fork looks and feels much like a road fork. On my steel commuter bike (Redline 925), I occasionally take cracked pavement, potholes, and short drops off curbs and none-of-which seems to blunt with vibration. So, I would say the response of Walt’s fork is very similar.

    Overall, outside some loose brake issues, the trail was in primo shape and that was one of the best rides I have had. The upgrade to 650b rear made no difference in my gear ratio at all (same 38-16 gearing but I figured the larger rear wheel would be noticeable, it was not). One thing I did notice with the rear wheel, is better rolling resistance. Some sharp turns where I may pause and have to crank to get out of with the 26, I would roll through with the 650b. There is also a notable difference in climbing, as one would expect. Oh I should also mention I am running the WTB Wolv backwards in the rear (after reading other riders doing the same).

    This is long enough for first report, will report back after I get a few more in.

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    Dayum. Time for me to save for a new fork....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    The verdict has arrived, the test ride at my local trail was done yesterday, the new custom WaltWork’s fork can be simply described in one word “butter”.
    Nice review and glad to hear favorable reviews regarding the WalkWorks fork. I just placed an order for one on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    There is also a notable difference in climbing, as one would expect. Oh I should also mention I am running the WTB Wolv backwards in the rear (after reading other riders doing the same).

    .
    I have a Wolverine 2.2 that I thought would make a great rear tire for racing -- lightweight and low rolling resistance. It had these attributes, but at the cost of climbing traction; it was terrible as a rear tire in the forward direction. If it ends up on the back of the bike again, I'll try running it backwards. Thanks for mentioning this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador
    I have a Wolverine 2.2 that I thought would make a great rear tire for racing -- lightweight and low rolling resistance. It had these attributes, but at the cost of climbing traction; it was terrible as a rear tire in the forward direction. If it ends up on the back of the bike again, I'll try running it backwards. Thanks for mentioning this.
    The climbing traction in forward direction is the culprit as others also figured out. Thus someone thought running the rear backwards would solve the problem.

    So I figured I would save myself the testing as just reap the benefit of it backwards. If I find any issues like this, I'll let you know.

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    RFX 650b Conversion

    Here she it. My 2008 RFX conversion, with a 7.5 X 1.75 (2") shock. 1x9.
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    We told you 650b rocks! Riding converted RFX for years!

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    I have another set of 650b wheels en route, so I took the wheels off the Rigid Bike (44 Bikes SnakeDriver) and put them on my Azonic Steelhead. Confirmed fit with Stan's ZTR 355 rims and Nevegal 2.35s!


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    WOW a steelhead? Optimized for 24,26,& 27.5" wheels! haha.

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    That FORM is nice and clean. They seem to be the "new" bike to have and are taking off. What Fox fork is that? Looks like plenty of room left.

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    My Voodoo Bokor
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    Quote Originally Posted by EF7
    My Voodoo Bokor

    <a href="https://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/vargasgodoy/TOOLS/?action=view&current=48491540.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/vargasgodoy/TOOLS/48491540.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Nice work EF7. Very proper li'l go fast rig.

    Assuming this is a 17" with a 100mm WhiteBros? Plenty of room for Neo_moto 2.3"? Weight?

    So how's it ride?

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbarn
    Nice work EF7. Very proper li'l go fast rig.

    Assuming this is a 17" with a 100mm WhiteBros? Plenty of room for Neo_moto 2.3"? Weight?

    So how's it ride?

    cheers!
    Thanks! It is a 17" frame.
    The bike was 20.02 when it was single speed.
    I haven't weight it since I geared it and changed brakes from Magura Marta to Hope Tech X2 and fork from 04 SID Team to White Bros Magic 100. I'm sure it gained a few pounds.
    I have a neo-motos 2.3" on the way

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    FORM 650b

    Fork is RLC 100mm swap meet special.

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    Subtle Changes to the cockpit:




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    Are you running the bars upside down? It is hard to tell from that distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawfishy
    Are you running the bars upside down? It is hard to tell from that distance.
    Yep - inverted.

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    Good job! Weyless XP and 67 650B conversions

    2004 Weyless Xp XT 5" trail bike...



    2004 Weyelss 6/7" FR bike.....



    Both work great, no rubs no issues.My son and I trail ride these bikes regularly. Love em.
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    YBBB6. 1999 Moots YBB with 650 front, and a Talus fork. Love this bike, only wish it had disc mounts on the back.
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    Siren 55

    newb posting in wrong picture thread
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    EF7: Did I sell that VooDoo to you?

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    got bored. 650b's on the moots. looks like im gonna be building some new wheels soon.
    heres a link to more pictures and info https://forums.mtbr.com/27-5/650b-moots-rigor-mootis-667875.html
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    Haro Sonix 650b

    Playing around in the yard with my Sonix love this bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    Recent conversion from 26/80mm fork to 650b/rigid fork ... so far I'm liking it. I would have gone 650b for the rear but coudlnt make it work.
    Curious to know why 650b wouldn't work for rear. I have GT zaskar that I was looking to put 650b wheels on also and was real concerned about rear wheel clearance from the chainstays. Is that why your setup didn't work?

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    Tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by carverboy
    Playing around in the yard with my Sonix love this bike!
    What brand and size are you running?

    Thx in advance.
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    My Ted Wojcik Sof-trac and Ala carte

    Ted Wojcik Sof-trac 26" with Hope pro 2s and Stans ZTR 650b rims and also my girlfriend's Salsa Ala Carte
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    Both full 650's?

    Quote Originally Posted by C_CUB
    Ted Wojcik Sof-trac 26" with Hope pro 2s and Stans ZTR 650b rims and also my girlfriend's Salsa Ala Carte
    Nice looking hardtails. I noticed both with Neo's up front. And a 2.0 Quasi on the back of yours, and Nev on the back of the gf's. Is that a 2.1?

    I just ordered a Nev 2.1 to use up front on mine to start with, curious on how it's been working as a rr tire for you guys.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Thx JMac47

    Nev 2.1 works great in the rear...I have Nev 2.1 on Fr and Rr on her Salsa.
    I was hoping to grab NEO 2.1 but they're hard to find.

    Nev 2.1 is similar to the NEO.

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    Same dilema here

    Quote Originally Posted by C_CUB
    I was hoping to grab NEO 2.1 but they're hard to find
    I think they (2.1) are not due back in some wholesale houses til next month. The Nev spec's seem to be a little smaller then the Neo's, i.e. not as tall, would you agree?

    I will be running this up front on my Voodoo Bizango (pretty similar to Ala Carte), rr set up to come later. I'll figure out which tire by then. I'm also building abit beefier front wheel for my fs bike and will be using a WTB 2.2 Wolverine. Rear setup to be 2.1 NeoMoto hopefully. To be determined later as to whether I want to make the shock alterations for a 650 to fit.
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    Jmac

    i bought my 2.1 neo from Merry Sales in SF a couple of months ago.
    http://www.merrysales.com/

    Keep in mind that i paid MSRP for it though. The 2.1 nevs a good choice though.

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    yo

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    i bought my 2.1 neo from Merry Sales in SF a couple of months ago.
    http://www.merrysales.com/

    Keep in mind that i paid MSRP for it though. The 2.1 nevs a good choice though.
    Yah right. I thought they were a wholesaler and had to have lbs order. No?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C_CUB
    Ted Wojcik Sof-trac 26" with Hope pro 2s and Stans ZTR 650b rims and also my girlfriend's Salsa Ala Carte

    Oh Hell Yeah!!!!!

    Sweet Ted there!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_CUB
    Ted Wojcik Sof-trac

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    Jmac47...the Nev does seem a bit smaller.

    I've got plans to build another FS ride...built a 2003 Sworks EPIC 650b a while back...it rode badass but rubbed slightly on seatstay arch when suspension was fully used in the rear. Rode with 650B up front for sometime but sold frame recently.

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    Shock shim it!

    Quote Originally Posted by C_CUB
    Jmac47...the Nev does seem a bit smaller.

    I've got plans to build another FS ride...built a 2003 Sworks EPIC 650b a while back...it rode badass but rubbed slightly on seatstay arch when suspension was fully used in the rear. Rode with 650B up front for sometime but sold frame recently.
    I've got some feedback in a thread for this. New frame so I don't know I want to mess w/ warranty on shock but will be looking into it. I was amazed on how thin the shims that are used to gain clearence, wafer thin.

    I also saw a post recently on the latest SC Superlights fitting 650 in back without modifications to shock. Probably zipp around pretty good like your Epic did.
    I almost bought a complete 'D' build bike package and do the 650 conversion to that, but decided to economize with the KHS frame instead since I had longer travel fork then would work correctly on the SL.

    Out
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    i was directed to them by

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Yah right. I thought they were a wholesaler and had to have lbs order. No?
    Kirk, when i called him looking for a 2.1 neo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Kirk, when i called him looking for a 2.1 neo.
    Same here. Thought he mentioned having "lbs" contact. I'll check it out.
    Have you tried the 2.3 Neomoto as a front tire yet? You said the Nev was a tank.
    Thx jrm.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Paid $650 for a used 650b Haro Beasley 1x9er (lucky me!)

    Budget bike w/minor customizations - I added Flybikes Ruben pedals, Blackburn Flea USB lights & AirStik LongNeck pump, Ergon BioCork grips, WTB tan seat, King stainless cage, Easton Monkeybar, Niner YAWYD w/IBC cream soda bottlecap. I also buffed the blue "Pro" logos off the Ritchey stem w/a Scotchbrite pad and covered a bad paint chip on the toptube/headtube join with an old GrindKing sticker. Lastly, I have a Blackburn Atom 4.0 computer that I haven't installed yet.

    This is a huge upgrade from the bike I've been riding since I bought it new in '90, a Specialized RockHopper Comp!
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    One more shot of the "BeesKnees"
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    Really nice Beasley!

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    At the risk of abusing image posting privileges... I have one more, much better shot to post - I guess this is what happens when it snows in Austin (read: staying inside for one more day!) and you have a new bike you're tweaking to your satisfaction!

    Natural lighting, Flybikes bar-end plugs installed, forks cleaned up:
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    I thought I had posted here already, but don't see 'em . . .

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    '94 Kona Cinder Cone 650B / 26'er

    Here's pics of my new build. Lots of custom work including some really nice brazing work with the Paul Components horizontal dropouts. Powder coated Metallic Green. 2:1 ratio. Rides and Handles like a Dream! www.onecogblog.blogspot.com
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    Very retro

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike A.
    Here's pics of my new build. Lots of custom work including some really nice brazing work with the Paul Components horizontal dropouts. Powder coated Metallic Green. 2:1 ratio. Rides and Handles like a Dream! www.onecogblog.blogspot.com
    Well it is a 90's frame! What rr v brakes are you using? Is that an elusive 355 rim?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    thank yah JMAC! I have XT rear brakes going. The rims are WTB Laser Disc 650 fore and WTB DX23 aft. Feels like a brand new bike. Rock Solid. Love it.

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    Ok got it now

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike A.
    thank yah JMAC! I have XT rear brakes going. The rims are WTB Laser Disc 650 fore and WTB DX23 aft. Feels like a brand new bike. Rock Solid. Love it.
    You're running a "mullet" SS like me (disc/v-brake), I couldn't quite tell if it was a 650 rr wheel or not with the angle and shadows. I was thinking maybe you had enuff adjustment on your V's to catch the 650 rim.

    I picked up my WTB Laser/2.1 Neo fr wheel today. Gonna be going back and forth on these:
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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube
    EF7: Did I sell that VooDoo to you?
    Nope, I got the frame new from outside outfitters.

    23.LBS Bokor 17" Frame, White Bros Magic 650b Fork, Hope X2 Brakes, Syntace F99 stem, EC90 bar, 1x9 with M770 crank, M970 derailleur and M810 shifter, Stan 355 with DT Swiss 240s hubs, tubeless 2.0 Neo moto rear and 2.3 quasi moto front. WTB rocketV ti saddle.

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    This is an English Cleland cross country cycle made in 1983. These bikes were designed by Geoff Apps and mainly used 650b x 2" Nokia Hakkapeliitta snow tires from Finland.

    http://clelandcycles.wordpress.com/history/
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWallace
    This is an English Cleland cross country cycle made in 1983. These bikes were designed by Geoff Apps and mainly used 650b x 2" Nokia Hakkapeliitta snow tires from Finland.

    http://clelandcycles.wordpress.com/history/
    That looks like a really fun bike!

    Cheers,

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    B-Side with Large Marge

    I picked up these Large Marge wheels with Blue Groove 2.7 tires on them last week at a local swap meet for a great price. For Now this is the only bike in my collection that they will fit. I think I could get up to a 3.0.
    "98% of us will die at some point in our lives" - Ricky Bobby

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    this one came out nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coconinocycles
    this one came out nice!

    Steve,

    C'mon man! We need bigger pics than that!

    Cheers,

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    Circle is Complete. Almost.....

    No shock mod yet.

    '08 KHS XCT 555
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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Ooh.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    No shock mod yet.

    '08 KHS XCT 555
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    I like it. Do you have any miles on it with Fr & Rr B wheels yet, or do you need to reduce the travel first? If yes, how do you like it so far?

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    oh man - does it definitely require a travel reduction in back?

    Careful on that front brake line - maybe run it inside the fork leg instead of outside?

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    Sure do

    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador
    I like it. Do you have any miles on it with Fr & Rr B wheels yet, or do you need to reduce the travel first? If yes, how do you like it so far?
    3 short rides +/- 30 miles (edit-as in 3-10 milers. Not tooting my horn.... Liking it alot. I know we've bantered back and forth on tires, I may put the 2.1 Nev on the back for a little more room behind the lower chainstay brace. I think that will roll fine for me since it's not going to ba a regular long ride bike. Then the Wolv up front when that comes available. Should be perfect for a Downeville XC machine wouldn't you agree?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Mine?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    oh man - does it definitely require a travel reduction in back?

    Careful on that front brake line - maybe run it inside the fork leg instead of outside?
    Yah, I guess so, hadn't even noticed. What's up with that.... Too preoccupied oogling my new wheel/tyre setup.

    And yes, needs reduction to make the conversion "legit". I had posted a lousy close up cell pic before (somewhere) of seat tube area with a 2.4 Mutano on and it had maybe a pinky finger clearence from rr der guide boss when deflated. Have not deflated with 650's on yet but I know it will hit after matching up tyres and seeing ht. difference. I'm not 100% yet on running it 650 in rr as the BB is +14" as it is now. I may put on an LT 2.55x26" and ride a bit before I mod the shock.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Looks good.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    No shock mod yet.

    '08 KHS XCT 555
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    That would be nice if you didnt have to mod the rear shock. Maybe you can keep it off the seat stay with a compression adjustment? I need to come up and ride with ya when things dry out. A 650b "shootout " for old guys.

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    Do you work for Riv?

    Quote Originally Posted by AllRounder
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    If not, they should hire you as their product photog. Beautiful shot of a beautiful bike. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    And yes, needs reduction to make the conversion "legit". ... I'm not 100% yet on running it 650 in rr as the BB is +14" as it is now. I may put on an LT 2.55x26" and ride a bit before I mod the shock.
    Does it have a platform on the shock? If so, I wonder how low you could get the BB low enough by running 25-30% sag (fairly common). If you can get to a manageable number, then it's worth shimming the shock I'd think.

    Damn you, Jeff -- I can't drop this idea now

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    Hassnt hit

    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    That would be nice if you didnt have to mod the rear shock. Maybe you can keep it off the seat stay with a compression adjustment? I need to come up and ride with ya when things dry out. A 650b "shootout " for old guys.
    It would only if I really took some drops
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Titus eleven 650b
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    No platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador
    Does it have a platform on the shock? If so, I wonder how low you could get the BB low enough by running 25-30% sag (fairly common). If you can get to a manageable number, then it's worth shimming the shock I'd think.

    Damn you, Jeff -- I can't drop this idea now
    I pm'd a guy selling an RS RT3 which is exactly what I want. Platform and l/o.Then I could do the shim-sag-shimmy! Haven't heard back though.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    650b beer bike:




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    A little something I'm working on. Based of Haro's Sonix platform. 650B Designed, with a 120mm XFusion fork, until I move the Fluid 130 over to it. I have a few more 'gussets' to add to help stiffen up the linkage area.

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    Whoa baby! Nice work there Jeremy!

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    My ride everywhere bike, will fit quasi without fenders.

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    Uprated Beasley.

    (if the pic works...)



    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/6573188...58196/sizes/m/

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    Morewood Shova-B'd

    A 2010 Morewood Shova running 650b.







    The X-Fusion Vengeance HLR (150mm) and O2RCX are harboring slight handicaps to allow for clearance during full compression.

    Maiden voyage tomorrow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nixon_fiend
    Uprated Beasley.

    (if the pic works...)



    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/6573188...58196/sizes/m/
    Can't get the links to work, and the pic doesn't show up...

    Would like to see it, as I have a Beasley as well!

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    2nd attempt !

    Bike is fitted with slicks right now for training

    Action shot!



    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixon_fiend
    2nd attempt !

    Bike is fitted with slicks right now for training

    Action shot!

    :-)
    Uniquely done, I like it!

    What fork are you running?

    What tires?

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    Fork is sc32

    Pic shows marathon tyres but I usually run Neos in 2.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    A 2010 Morewood Shova running 650b.


    The X-Fusion Vengeance HLR (150mm) and O2RCX are harboring slight handicaps to allow for clearance during full compression.

    Maiden voyage tomorrow...
    Lova the Shova.
    I tried 650 on mine and it couldn't be done without a restricted travel shock...
    You're able to run that setup unmodified?
    X-Fusion forks are underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube


    A little something I'm working on. Based of Haro's Sonix platform. 650B Designed, with a 120mm XFusion fork, until I move the Fluid 130 over to it. I have a few more 'gussets' to add to help stiffen up the linkage area.
    Nice! Same travel as your old Sonix LT? More hopefully. Isn't playing in the garage fun.

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    I never had an LT version, just the basic Sonix, based around 100mm fork. Some fine folks at Haro sent me an LT rear end to swapout for 650B use. This frame will handle the Fluid 130 nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Nony Moose
    Lova the Shova.
    I tried 650 on mine and it couldn't be done without a restricted travel shock...
    You're able to run that setup unmodified?
    X-Fusion forks are underrated.

    The stock shock is 200x51mm but there is space in the frame for a 210, so I took a 215x63 and handicapped the travel to 210x56 and then an internal spacer inside for ST clearance and we are at 210x51 for full travel AND 650B wheel clearance.
    Yeah the HTA was a smidge steeper but the tall a2c of the Vengeance helps with that.
    It rides great!
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    Nice job on that Morewood! What did the bottom bracket height end up to be with that set up?

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