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    New Curtlo 29er

    Yes I know it is huge! Im 6'10" so the tires look like 26's,but they really are 29"s . In all im happy with how it turned out. And ignore the back brake line I have already ordered a longer one. The stock one was way too short. It is a little wierd to ride since I am used to bikes that are too small and this one stretches me out. Im also posted on the Clyde forum but I qualify for both.

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    Curtlo AM Frame
    White Brothers 29er 110mm 20mm axle Fork
    White Brothers 20mm axle
    Shimano XT derailers, chain, cassette, shifters
    White industries M16 rear hub
    White industries venti front hub
    Salsa Gordo 29er Rims
    Phil Woods Heavy Duty Spokes
    Sierra Custom Cranks 215mm
    Phil Woods Bottom Bracket
    Thomson elite seat post
    Thomson elite x4 Stem
    Avid Code 5 Brakes 185mm
    Race Face Dues AM riser bar
    Wierwolf 2.55 LT Tires

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    poop! that thing is large.

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    WOWZER

    I've had a couple tonight but that's wild, those 29er wheels look tiny !!

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    Not as big as this one!

    Yao Ming's Custom Gunnar
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    you have to post a pic of you riding that beast.
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    That is awesome! Nothing better than a bike that actually fits. The pic on your blog shows the frame a little better IMO. Would you mind listing the geometry numbers on that monster?

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    Nice! And as others have said, that;s huge!!
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    Time for the 36er. Sweet rig-
    I am 6'6" and have ridden bikes that are too small all my life. I agree totally weird being on a rig that fits. It feels a bit like magic to me. Congrats. Next step is a Zinn/Lenz FS 29er.

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    Geometry Drawing

    Here is a pic of the final drawing before it was built.
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    Can you put a 26er next to it for perspective?
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    Sorry

    The Wife and I both have 29er's. I will for sure if I get next to one.
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    Those look more like 24" tires than 26... crazy. Those seatstays are outta control. What length/type cranks? They look relatively normal next to that gigantic frame, which tells me they must also be ridiculously long.

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    Cranks

    They are Sierra cranks (the same ones zinn buys). They come in at 215mm, they work awesome with my 40 inch inseam.
    Last edited by bigtymerider; 09-11-2009 at 08:24 PM.
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    Congratulations, now that is a unique masterpiece! Great color choice too, very visible. How long before the 26er is gone. Of course you make a quiet case for the 36er .. Ive got to check what sierra charges for the cranks, can you tell us why you chose sierra over zinn?

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    They are the same

    From what I understand and can tell from looking at them, they are the same crank. Also Curtlo charged me about $200 less then Zinn wanted. I am not sure what Curtlo's normal price is but he gave me allot of sweet deals since I did a complete build through him.
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    man i love that bike! ya i want to see some riding pics

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    Wow, you are going to love having a bike that actually fits for once. Whats the top tube length?
    Can't quite make it out.

    Looks great and some nice parts on it too.

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    Based on the look of Yao Ming's Gunnar Id say that he would be much better served going with custom sized wheels. No need to do all that custom building and yet still stick with the 29er. A guy with those pockets should put some of the dollars in the wheels.

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