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    Howling Wolf




    Nice one Jay

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    cmon show us the rest of it

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    jncarpenter's old bike?

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    Or to use one of FoShizz's more colourful's - jnc's sloppie seconds

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    You've got in then!! :-)

    Ride report??

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    Hold your foot up! It only arrived 11/2 hours ago...

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    Taps foot impatiently.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
    Hold your foot up! It only arrived 11/2 hours ago...
    Congrats. Didn't know you'd bought it.

    Still going forward on the Stickel?
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    That's it for tonight. Happy New Year Everyone
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    Looking good!


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    First mud (well, UK mud that is)

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    Looks fab! Intiall impressions?

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    Fantastic...it's no stranger to mud



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    Your mud pic is alot more pretty than mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink
    Looks fab! Intiall impressions?
    I need to get a few rides in first... plus increase my SS strength, and recalibrate my eyeball dampers

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    and recalibrate my eyeball dampers


    Just get them PUSHed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clink
    Looks fab! Intiall impressions?
    *Gush alert*

    The overriding initial impression, is the one I had when the bike was built. I was waiting on a chainring so didn't jump on it straight away as usual, instead spent a night just looking at it. I know some will raise an eyebrow, but let me tell you this is a bike you can just look at. It has artisan craftsmanship about it. The tube junctions blend with an ease which makes you want to run a finger over them. The thick multicoat paint job adds a waxy glassiness to the feel. The BB area is particularly fixing, the space around it is unusual in the amount of it! I think the Moots seatpost finishes it perfectly

    I feel I must make mention to the condition of this frame. It is almost perfect. To think it's ~3 years old it's experienced deep TLC.

    Rear tyre clearance - gigantic. This pic is with the CS length set at a smidge under 16.5" and a Fire XC Pro 2.1 (54mm)



    Gush over

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    Gushing received....envy intiated

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
    *Gush alert*
    So, you gonna ride it or just fantasize
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Fantastic...it's no stranger to mud

    Very beautiful...the bike too.
    '14 Scott Genius 730 650b
    '16 Heller Bloodhound rigid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    So, you gonna ride it or just fantasize

    The many fantasy miles completed on this bike have been awesome - I really don't want to burst the bubble

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    Works fine here...


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    Nice looking frame with cool and unique details.

    Excuse my ignorance but who built it? Wolf? Couldn't find anything on Wolf Cycles.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modifier
    Nice looking frame with cool and unique details.

    Excuse my ignorance but who built it? Wolf? Couldn't find anything on Wolf Cycles.
    Wolfhound Cycles


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    Quote Originally Posted by modifier

    Excuse my ignorance but who built it?
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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter

    Thanks. Nice bikes.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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    Man, that bike gets around more then your average hooker.

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    I've been riding Wolfie all through winter, in fact 3 months. Conditions have dried up nicely and I got the FS out (4" Stumpy) - this was very good fun after being rigid for a while, but also gave me a good point of reflection for the Wolfhound experience. (I don't post up too much in case it's being missed)

    These bikes are essentially built off the Jones geo - very laid back seat post, low BB, fairly slack... you sit a long way back compared to most other bikes and for attacking the tech stuff this is just great, as is cruising singletrack. Raising yourself and straightening legs puts you in a very attacking position, and I have never ever felt an OTB moment whilst riding this bike.

    The cockpit is perhaps a little shorter than seems ideal, however any longer I think just just wouldn't work as well. This has made me wonder if JJ has sized his bikes one size only for good reason, or rather for the best compromise... because standing feels like the cockpit is too small, although it's no biggy you just hold the bars nearer, and sitting the pedaling is compromised a little as you are sat so far back. Occasionally I get low back ache from pedaling hard in this position (I should stand more).

    Everything else the 'hound does brilliantly, feeling as if it gets out of the way nicely and giving full riding enjoyment. It's my goto bike for local stuff. Here's a couple of pics of the bike in its latest incarnation


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    Quote Originally Posted by bonesetter2004
    I still think that is one of the most aesthetically pleasing bikes ever posted on these forums.

    Agreed on all your observations. The cockpit of the Jones feels short when standing.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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