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    And as promised, same everything, except the front fork is the Zion 29er fork.

    Handles like crap, rides like crap. HTA is ..... ready for this? ..... 65.5*! You wanna talk about "wheel flop"? This is it!

    Anyways, back on the Dimension fork goes.
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    Definitely looks better with the Dimension Andrew.

    Maybe you could use the Zion on a dual 26er bike or something. Or........perhaps you can get a hold of Rockhound - he may want it back (it originally came from him).

    If you like the ride with the Dimension up front - perhaps it would be good to find a suspension corrected rigid Ti fork for the front of that bike. Looks like a sharp frame.

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    litespeed

    posted it in ss forum but was kind of unfriendly content. recently converted (had to get rid of that stupid suspension fork) decided to slap a 29 on in the mean time. waiting on a salsa cromoto fork (425 a2c) to lower everything back down. like the way it climbs now. just came off of a rigid klein ss. climbed like a goat with those short chainstays. I'm a little more over the rear axle now with the 29er and still will be with the shorter fork. everyone else's clearance look so tight on 26" forks. I had a surly 1x1 fork laying around and had plenty of clearance (about 10mm) with a bonti jones xr 2.25. Running a deore center-lock hub with a salsa delgado rim and KM fork. way more than enough clearance and a 67.5-68 degree head angle. handling is a little slow but traction and acceleration are awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by ia_ss157
    posted it in ss forum but was kind of unfriendly content. recently converted (had to get rid of that stupid suspension fork) decided to slap a 29 on in the mean time. waiting on a surly cromoto fork (425 a2c) to lower everything back down. like the way it climbs now. came off of a rigid klein ss. climbed like a goat with those short chainstays
    Lookin' good! You say you're waiting for a Surly fork? What do you have on there now? What's the a2c?
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    surly....

    quote from AndrewTO:
    Lookin' good! You say you're waiting for a Surly fork? What do you have on there now? What's the a2c?


    I'm running a surly karate monkey with a 468mm a2c. I really am digging on the looks with a straight bladed fork so i'm waiting on a salsa cromoto fork. QBP said they'll be in stock this week (been saying that for months but I'm suspecting they've got them and just not passed their quality control.) I'm hoping that the 425 a2c will provide enough mud clearnce. like i said this wheel/tire combo fit in a 1x1 fork (413 a2c) with about 10mm of clearance.Already got the disc hub so I just need to nab up an avid bb7 and I'll be set to roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Maybe you could use the Zion on a dual 26er bike or something. Or........perhaps you can get a hold of Rockhound - he may want it back (it originally came from him).
    Too late...I already ordered another one...

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    Bump.

    Anyone else got a new build to show?

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    Not now - but I may have an experiment to show soon just to see how it works utilizing an older Schwinn Rocket 88 and an 80mm Reba in front.

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    Here's a new one!

    How about this beast? 7" front and rear. Little heavy but feels great.
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    Man, these things are nuts.
    My epiglottis is full of bees!

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    Schwinn Rocket 88 in 69er guise!

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    Trek 69r

    So many great creations here.... and a few not so great

    Thanks to all that pushed the envelope.... Ya'll are the ones that helped get this one built.

    Had her since April.... 400 plus miles and I am digging her. Can't wait for the Fuel version.

    Gramps


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    Duh

    Okay I made a post with a picture.
    Main form page shows the post but when you go to page 5 and look nothing..
    WTF?

    Gramps

    But this ones shows?
    Okay I will add the photo here and see what happens...



    And this time It shows...Now the original post does not show in the post index...

    $&^%$ computers.... think I will go ride.

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    That looks really good. Have you got a weight for it.

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    Mine weighed just a tick over 23 stock with no pedals and with tubes.

    There is weight to lose if one wants to.

    Gramps

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    I love that Trek, I have wanted one since seeing Travis' but have never had the guts to put the money down on one!

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    get a carver, more options, more colour choice, and not limited to that stupid fork(and travis didnt even want it specced, he wanted the SC32 specced....) and there lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
    get a carver, more options, more colour choice, and not limited to that stupid fork(and travis didnt even want it specced, he wanted the SC32 specced....) and there lighter.
    Ulterior motive? Ha ha it's ok I've been there too!

    I was in contact with Carver last year before you took on the UK distribution as at the time I was myself bringing in Dekerf and was in talks with Eriksen, Funk, Badger and Thylacine. The Carver Ti definitely interests me, I was going to experiement in a 69/96 type setup on my Implant but have never got round to it.

    I'm just going to pop over to your other thread about the UK mag who covered your bike, as I am definitely interested too...

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    rigid 96er 3-speed with a babyseat



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    Pedal Force Carbon 96er

    I'm playing with 29in rigid front end on my Pedal Force carbon bike. I'm running my cyclocross front tire until I can find a proper 29er tire.

    The polished fork is a Kinesis cyclocross fork. It has 70mm clearance at the tire, so should work with most 29er tires and it only weighs 650g. You can find them under $100 on eBay.
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    Not sure about US/Europe but it is not easy to get ETRTO 622 (29"/700c rim) tyres in the UK. Had to specially order the Continental 2.1 Vapor. Was using Cyclocross Twister size 42-622 but found that it was a bit hard and not enough air in them to use with rigids and so got the 2.1s. Currently using road tyres - Sports Contact of course.

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    pls refer below
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    Yeti Arc 2005

    swapped my GT frame for the Arc


    Hope Pro II DT Swiss TK7.1D
    Hope Pro II DT Swiss XR4.2D
    On One 440mm Rigid Fork
    Chris King Headset
    XT Brakes
    Hope 180mm Front Disc 160mm Rear
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    Thomson Post with Gobi
    Hope stem with Raceface bars

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    Santa Cruz Chameleon with Surly 1x1 Fork.

    (Pic is a little blurry... sorry).
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    nice singlespeed!!!

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    Ute 96er - Update

    Well I just finished building up my new Ahearne 29er friday night, so the Ute will be seeing less action, but it will still feel the love. This set-up has firmly sold me on the validity of the 96er format and I will be upgarding my Moots Smoothie this year. I am pretty much done with small front wheels. I rode the Moots a couple of weeks ago and almost killed myself. Since the last post of this bike, I have swapped out the Moots Riser for a wider Moots flat bar. I have also chnaged the gearing to a 40/23 set-up with a Boone Chain Ring and ENO FreeWheel. I have included a shot of the new Ahearne along with the Chester 96.
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    20th nervous breakdown

    Large KHS Alite frame with Bontrager fork (445mm a-c). BB height is right around 12.5". All Al, 21 lbs. Rides like beer can should.
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    now with off road tyres ...

    20070902 yeti arc 69er HTR 03 mtbr forum.jpg

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    I only ride on weekends ... usually 3 hours. Took the bike out to Wales, Afan Forest. Most of the descents are on technical, rocky & rooty narrow singletracks. Managed to cramped in 2 circuits of about 2 1/2 hours each.

    Not recommend that to anyone. Towards the end of the second loop (500m climb), I was too shacked out on the descents ... hell it took all the energy to climb up you've got to at least blast the descent ... had to come down at a snails' pace. my grandmother would have come down quicker with a walking stick

    Rigids are excellant for climbs but you need a bit of stamina to take rocky & rooty descents at speed. The next time I visit Afan Forest will be on a FS.

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    My Latest 96er Ss..................

    This time a Quiring scandium frame, picts: http://www.xanga.com/Single_track_mind


    the build:
    Made in USA Easton scandium tubeset with flared tubes, pretty sweet. Scott made this one for himself, but is all 29er all the time now. It's nice for me that I'm the same size as him!!

    WI ENO ECC rear hub, Am. Classic front with Stan's 355 rims front and rear and DT Swiss Revolution spokes. The front wheel is 29er, back is 26". Kenda Karma 29er tire on front and Schwalbe racing Ralph on trhe back.

    FSA Carbon Pro crank w/ MegaExo BB and a 38t FSA ring. 16t cheapie freewheel on the back.

    Matrix full carbon integrated bar/stem combo (Bliing!!)

    Trigon full carbon (inc. steerer) rigid fork

    FSA SLK carbon seatposts (no more sub 200 gr. seatposts for me!)

    Hygia Elite hydro disc brakes (these things are the shiznit! Light as Marta SL's and are twin piston!)

    Foam grips, SLR saddle stripped down to the carbon shell, titanium King Cage (more bling!) and a reg. stainless one,

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    76'er?

    Here's an experiment I have been putting together.

    This bike was intended to be a complete 650B conversion, but the 650b rear wheel was too big... So now it's the "Spirit of '76". It's got a 650b (27.5") wheel up front with a WB Magic 100, 650b specific fork, and a 26" wheel in the back.

    Duratec is a really good bike maker from the Czech Republic breaking into the US market this year. In all honesty, they make Cannondale clones, but they do an exceptional job at it; in fact better than C'dale from what I have seen. This model, the F12 is a Jekyll knock off, but I actually think it's executed far better than the Jekyll.

    The A-symmetrical ST is really cool and a very elegant solution, when compared to the C'dales split ST design. This is the sort of thing that really gets me jazzed as a Designer! I like the design so much I would even consider using it myself if I were ever going to design an FS XC race machine!

    PS, the bike is for sale as a frame set or complete... contact me off list for details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    Here's an experiment I have been putting together.

    This bike was intended to be a complete 650B conversion, but the 650b rear wheel was too big... So now it's the "Spirit of '76". It's got a 650b (27.5") wheel up front with a WB Magic 100, 650b specific fork, and a 26" wheel in the back.

    Duratec is a really good bike maker from the Czech Republic breaking into the US market this year. In all honesty, they make Cannondale clones, but they do an exceptional job at it; in fact better than C'dale from what I have seen. This model, the F12 is a Jekyll knock off, but I actually think it's executed far better than the Jekyll.

    The A-symmetrical ST is really cool and a very elegant solution, when compared to the C'dales split ST design. This is the sort of thing that really gets me jazzed as a Designer! I like the design so much I would even consider using it myself if I were ever going to design an FS XC race machine!

    PS, the bike is for sale as a frame set or complete... contact me off list for details.
    So how does it compare to the ride quality of a 96er? I have thought about a 650b/26" combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soly
    So how does it compare to the ride quality of a 96er? I have thought about a 650b/26" combo.
    Honestly, I couldn't say. This is as far as I have gotten with it. When I realized the 650b real wheel wasn't going to fit, I just stuck the bike in the corner and it's been sitting as you see it here.

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    Can you show a shot of tire clearance between rubber and crown on the WB fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Can you show a shot of tire clearance between rubber and crown on the WB fork?

    It's 13mm.

    That sounds tight, but it's the same amount as the WB 26 and 29 wheeled versions.

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    Some nice pics here people, especially the ones where the 29" wheel looks HUGE compared to the rear wheel, looks like more value for my money like that

    Parts ordered from my GT ID5 excitment is HIGH, possible for Friday if not Monday next week, will post up before and after pic.

    Will it perform better ?? definately less fork dive as less forks

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    Kona Cinder Niner

    Here is my Kona concept I did. Went from 3X8 to SS after these pics. Then a Kona P2 fork replacing the Brand X 29er rigid and now she is a 19 pound deelight.
    Slacker head angle does not affect a thing really. Climbs exccellent as you would think and downhills that I can take fast are a joy. Manuals and bunny hops most excellent!
    Great bikes in this thread too.


    David.

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    Sweet Green Kona ...

    Pics take a while to load up. If you are able to please you can resize it to about 1000X1000 pixels and save it at about 300-500kb.

    Cheers.

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    Not westauwant, westauwant!

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    Holy Frickin Moly

    Just finished my conversion. (its fast)
    Using an Ebayed Surly 1x1 fork and WTB Speedisc wheel that took only a few weeks of
    patience to find reasonable deals.
    Waited for a decent sale on Avid bb7 brakes and then paid regular price for tire and tube.
    its fast



    A bit close on the clearance but very much liveable.





    The first ride was better than I could have imagined. Its fast
    The handling, spot on. I don't see myself going back to a suspended fork anytime soon.
    Just cant say enough good things about the ride quality.and its fast
    Still have not tried a full 29er but consider me hooked on the halfway mark.

    p.s. Mucho thanks to mainemud and cloxxki for the helping words and encouragement. As well as everyone thats posted on this forum with there experiences.

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    Love the Chromag stylus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsdoable
    Fixed gear 69'er.

    Where did you get that rear fender?


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    Thanks Chinaman. Sorry about the size. I am still trying to figure out how to re-size.

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    Let's make this thread sticky so we can see more 96er pics and I don't make a fool of myself and start another pic thread oops, too late for that, but we can still make this one sticky

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    I've done my fair share of experimenting:













    But this prototype is the only one built specifically for 650b/29er set up:



    Rides nice! Accellerates fast, nice Ti feel, and rolls so smoothly - I prefer it to a 69er.

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    my 96 cents.....

    I posted a picture on the main forum but I forgot this fun thread..
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    Hey Mark,
    Any idea if the Zion frame will take a 650b rear wheel?
    How about more pictures of the Carver? I know that you have your review coming up but perhaps you have some shots that you aren't using for the article. Thanks!

    [QUOTE=MMcG]I've done my fair share of experimenting:


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    [quote=steelbike]Hey Mark,
    Any idea if the Zion frame will take a 650b rear wheel?
    How about more pictures of the Carver? I know that you have your review coming up but perhaps you have some shots that you aren't using for the article. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    I've done my fair share of experimenting:

    I don't know if a 650b would fit in that older generation Zion frame. It was given to me and I then payed it forward giving it to a friend.

    Here are a few more from the Carver Bumblebee for ya!






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    My little creation:

    2005 JAMIS DRAGON





    It was my race bike last season, set up with a Reba and gears, but i recently purchased a palomino frame. I just couldnt last through races on a hardtail, and the palomino frame is only about a pound and a half over the steel jamis.

    Head angle is acceptable, roughly 68.5* or so. Handles well enough.

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    I dig the Jamis - but try and find a shorter AC fork if ya can and I bet it'll feel even nicer!

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    After last weekends fiasco








    I've decided to stick to big wheels, at least one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Bob
    After last weekends fiasco








    I've decided to stick to big wheels, at least one of them.

    rats, didn't get the second image in:
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    Here's mine...


    XL 2008 Top Fuel 69er

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    The evolution of a 6-9r

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    Surly 1x1

    Here is my surly 1x1 96er I put it together the other day. Rode it for the first time yesterday in about 4" of powder. Seemed to roll pretty good through the snow.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/mtbfrk/69er/photo#5160158572026319362"><img src="https://lh6.google.com/mtbfrk/R5yQ4a5Q0gI/AAAAAAAACDY/lPmSZEipeAo/s400/DSC01905.JPG" /></a>

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    Here is my 05' Kona Cinder Cone 69er with her new SASO carbon fork.. Now at 19.5 pounds:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Bob
    After last weekends fiasco








    I've decided to stick to big wheels, at least one of them.
    ooooooooooooooo............bob,i share yer pain,dude (more often than i'd care to admit ).hope ya didn't get hurt!
    BTW,love that gunner
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    '06 Trance


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    My Bianchi 96er....
    5 bolt XT with a stainless 36t ring and a 16t cog

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    here's mine (kinda)

    Gary Fisher Tassajara! Since my better half refuses to ride it, I just had to convert it so I could ride it. So, um, it's mine now. Rack on the back for baby seat. Dimension fork; Exiwolf fits perfectly. Minimal floppage. 39x21 and sure is fun. Avid mechanical out of the damaged parts bin at the LBS (just missing an adjuster dial--works fine). Spare parts from my upgraded Bianchi Rita.

    Sorry for the low quality pics. I had some good ones but they were too pixelated (?), so I messed with the camera and this is all I could get that would work.
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    I dig the tass.

    How much clearance do you have with the dimension fork and Exiwolfs? You think I could fit a 29er Weirwolf LT in there?

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    Nice work on that Fetish - I bet you could fit a 650b in back of that thing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Nice work on that Fetish - I bet you could fit a 650b in back of that thing too.
    Maybe, there seems to be a little room. I'm new the the 6fidy thing, so I have to investigate the sizes. I don't know how much bigger a 650 is over a 26. I do know that I don't want to spin a 29 rear, which is why I built the 69er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holycao86
    I dig the tass.

    How much clearance do you have with the dimension fork and Exiwolfs? You think I could fit a 29er Weirwolf LT in there?
    Thanks, man. It was a fun project, singlespeeding and 69ing the thing. It's a much happier bike now.

    The Weirwolf LT is a 2.55 I believe? It might squeeze in there with very little clearance, but I would think there would be better fork options if you're wanting to run that wide a tire. I took a pic of the clearance but it didn't come out well enough to be helpful. I know, it's pathetic, but I can't figure this digital camera out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Nice work on that Fetish - I bet you could fit a 650b in back of that thing too.

    Anyone out there have an answer to this question? I'd like to know cause I've been thinking of going that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAT
    Anyone out there have an answer to this question? I'd like to know cause I've been thinking of going that route.
    "The Quasi moto is roughly 13 3/4" and the Neo Moto is about 14" From center of axle out to tips of tread"

    This info was provided to me from Arliegh at www.650B.com. I am pretty sure it will fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanseeds
    "The Quasi moto is roughly 13 3/4" and the Neo Moto is about 14" From center of axle out to tips of tread"

    This info was provided to me from Arliegh at www.650B.com. I am pretty sure it will fit.
    Thanks, I'll check it out when I get home. Fingers crossed.

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    Litespeed Unicoi 69er

    I finally have the bike together after sitting on my A$$ for a few months. Even with the tall frame I was sitting pretty high above the bars. With the 445mm carbon fork and 29 inch front wheel I am in a good position. I only lowered the bars about 1/4 inch when I put on the new fork. Now I am in process of hunting, gathering, and building a nicer set of wheels.
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    69er for now.
    90mm of front travel with the Lefty SL(45mm offset).
    Rides great but with a little too much trail at 69 degree HA. Am waiting for a tubeless 650b tire for the rear. 69.5 degree HA would be almost perfect. Not really any other options other than at least TR for the area I ride. Would really like to try the Quasi-moto but the sidewalls would not last very long at all here.
    For a tall person like myself, I think the 27.5/29 combo in a full suspension package would be sweeeeeet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanseeds
    "The Quasi moto is roughly 13 3/4" and the Neo Moto is about 14" From center of axle out to tips of tread"

    This info was provided to me from Arliegh at www.650B.com. I am pretty sure it will fit.
    That's a no. It did not fit.

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    My 69er

    Not an original idea, but it still makes me smile. I got the frame virtually new for only a few hundred bucks...the rest sort of fell into place after that...

    I just finished putting this together about 20 minutes ago. I'm still waiting on the spacer kit for the fork so I don't bottom out on the front wheel, but after that it's ready to ride. I'm hoping to get it on the local trails by the weekend.
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    Another twist on the Bumblebee while "experimenting" a bit over a rainy 4th of July weekend Friday.


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    wow the blinged out Trek 69er looks great. i saw a 69er frame on ebay which had a few scrapes and dings but that frame looks immaculate.

    (trivial question: what size Lizard Skins chainstay protector did you use? and what are the white-rimmed wheels? they are too cool.)

    i'd like to know how those Kenda small blocks perform. i'm thinking of getting some as i suspect they might be better than knock-off Panaracers for the hard dry conditions i cycle in.

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    wow the blinged out Trek 69er looks great. i saw a 69er frame on ebay which had a few scrapes and dings but that frame looks immaculate.

    (trivial question: what size Lizard Skins chainstay protector did you use? and what are the white-rimmed wheels? they are too cool.)

    i'd like to know how those Kenda small blocks perform. i'm thinking of getting some as i suspect they might be better than knock-off Panaracers for the hard dry conditions i cycle in.

    Thanks, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The frame was pretty clean when I got it, only a few minor scuffs, but otherwise good as new. I got it and the fork second hand both for less than either would have cost new.

    I'm 90% sure the Lizard Skins was a large. The wheels are Stans ZTR flows - I had a local powder coater spray them white for me for about $60. It doesn't make the bike ride any better, but I think it looks pretty sweet.

    I love the small block 8's. I've switched the rear on my FS bike to a small block a few months ago and was a convert after the first long ride. They're much faster than the karma that I had been running in the rear and they're surprisingly grippy - it's especially noticeable on bare rock, where they climb like they've got glue on them. I still run a Nevegal up front on that bike, but I decided on running them front and rear on this bike. I really recommend giving them a try. Try one on your rear wheel first and if you don't like it you're only out the price of one tire.

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    This ones not mine. You know you want one, I certainly doas you can see in the last photo it had its own little group of admirers.








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    i'm happy to say this one is mine... Mrs Qatarbhoy came through with the goods as this may have been one of the last unsold 08 Trek 69er 3x9s anywhere! it came to Qatar via Costa Rica and Wisconsin. as a bonus it came with an above-spec Race Lite handlebar. the Smartys are going to be replaced with Eggbeater SLs and i need to get those reflectors off without damaging the spokes... i can't wait to get it out in the desert.
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    That's an interesting look with the black/red theme.

    What cog are you running in the back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gthcarolina
    What cog are you running in the back?
    If you mean my Flyte...that's a fairly inexpensive Forte single speed conversion kit from Performance Bikes. It comes with 16,18, and 20 tooth rear cogs. It works ok but I switched it over to 1x9 - didn't like the limitations of just one speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhk
    Gary Fisher Tassajara! Since my better half refuses to ride it, I just had to convert it so I could ride it. So, um, it's mine now. Rack on the back for baby seat. Dimension fork; Exiwolf fits perfectly. Minimal floppage. 39x21 and sure is fun. Avid mechanical out of the damaged parts bin at the LBS (just missing an adjuster dial--works fine). Spare parts from my upgraded Bianchi Rita.

    Sorry for the low quality pics. I had some good ones but they were too pixelated (?), so I messed with the camera and this is all I could get that would work.

    I'm thinking of getting the rigid Dimension fork to run a 29er up front. What size WTB exi wolf fits? 2.3? Is there enough clearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro
    I'm thinking of getting the rigid Dimension fork to run a 29er up front. What size WTB exi wolf fits? 2.3? Is there enough clearance?
    Thanks,
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    I have two of them if you're interested...make an offer.

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    Hi!

    Very nc gallery, everyone has yours own way for big wheel.
    I have one too: light alu 26 frame, carbon cyclocross fork and big wheel with cyclocross tire because n Poland we have very small choose in big light tires.

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    what do you think ????

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    Here's my '97 Klein conversion

    Here's my '97 Klein conversion. I'll be riding it for the first time tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro
    Here's my '97 Klein conversion. I'll be riding it for the first time tonight.

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    Holy crap that looks nice. What fork is that?

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    Fork is the QBP Dimension fork. The 2.3 WTB ExiWolf tire fits but it's REAL close - if the wheel goes out of true 2mm, it'll rub the side of the fork. A smaller tire goes on tonight.

    Oh, I'm in Western MA and understand you're fairly local. NEMBA represent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro
    Fork is the QBP Dimension fork. The 2.3 WTB ExiWolf tire fits but it's REAL close - if the wheel goes out of true 2mm, it'll rub the side of the fork. A smaller tire goes on tonight.

    Oh, I'm in Western MA and understand you're fairly local. NEMBA represent!
    Well done! IF you need a smaller tire holler. I live in CT (Burlington to be exact) and am a fellow NEMBA member.

    Cheers,

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    I took the Klein out tonight for the first time in this configuration. WOW! It's totally different compared to the 4" FS bike I've been riding for a few years. But I really dug how this bike rides and handles. The rigid bike learning curve is a bit steep for sure, but the front end just grabs in the corners better than I've ever experienced before. And the big front wheel and tire really takes the edge off and alows the bike to just roll over stuff. I'm convinced.

    I must say, the whole 69er thing aside, I cannot believe how well the sram x7 shifters and dreaileurs I put on this thing work! Totally perfect and crisp shifting front and rear. For the price, they're freakin awesome.

    WIcked good times!!

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    I've had this frame and a bunch of components boxed away for eight years. The thing deserved a new life, so I purchased whatever was needed to build it up again over the past two years (an international move halted the project for a while), and it's complete now. It hasn't been ridden yet, but I can't wait to take it out for a ride.





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    EGF168,that Trek picture was taken on Leith hill me thinks??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIFECYCLE
    EGF168,that Trek picture was taken on Leith hill me thinks??
    It was indeed, thought Id get my dad to snap a few shots while stuffing our faces with cake.

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    Nice homemade cake it is up there aswell.I have been up there at least 100 times in my mountain biking years.

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    His old demo Custom ti Carver 96er with Rohloff (or singlespeed if in the mood)

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    Homebuilt Dean 69er






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    Diamondback Apex 69er

    Finally finished putting this together. It's an old 90's Diamondback Apex with Cro-moly TT-lite tubing. Paid around $20.00 for the frame. Everything except the front wheel, front tyre and BB came out the parts bin. When I was building it up I saw that there was a lot of clearance with the 26" wheel. So did the measurements in theory it would work. So went to the bike shop and asked if I could try a 29er wheel or 2, a 2.3 Exi-wolf was just a bit too tight so I got a Specialized Fast track 2.0 to match the 26" I had on the back. Made some adapters to move the v-brake posts up. fits perfect.

    What you guys think?
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    Garage door (and Cannondale 96er)

    A bit dirty, but it's my mud/beater bike. Handles well, hooks up in the slop. Got lucky with the magic gear, 32:18. Running the Dimension 26 fork, but the biggest tyre I can fit is a Nanoraptor. Will eventually get a Surly 1x1 fork for better clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm300
    A bit dirty, but it's my mud/beater bike. Handles well, hooks up in the slop. Got lucky with the magic gear, 32:18. Running the Dimension 26 fork, but the biggest tyre I can fit is a Nanoraptor. Will eventually get a Surly 1x1 fork for better clearance.
    I've run a 29x2.1 Kenda Klaw with the Dimension fork...no problem.

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    Carver

    My Carver 96er, still dialing it in.
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    69er = AZT 300

    1st multi-day for my Trek 69er coming soon...........bags, lights, GPS, Spot etc etc.......
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