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    36" bikes

    I am looking into building a frame/fork to support a 36" wheeled bike and am curious how many people would be interested in purchasing them? I am thinking frameset with fork would sell for around $600. It would be compatible with shimano standard crankset, disc brake mounts and could run rear derailler. If i have enough interest I will start this project and will post more information on the frameset and get pricing finalized as well as start taking orders. The bike will be able to be built up as a beach cruiser type with carbon fiber fender options and/or built up as a cross country type rig. Thanks for your feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locoriggs
    I am looking into building a frame/fork to support a 36" wheeled bike and am curious how many people would be interested in purchasing them? I am thinking frameset with fork would sell for around $600. It would be compatible with shimano standard crankset, disc brake mounts and could run rear derailler. If i have enough interest I will start this project and will post more information on the frameset and get pricing finalized as well as start taking orders. The bike will be able to be built up as a beach cruiser type with carbon fiber fender options and/or built up as a cross country type rig. Thanks for your feedback.
    Its already being done, and just for reference, it looks about as dumb as it sounds...


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    Really???? For $600?? I know its being done but they are very expensive!!! I just bought a new Coker 36" cruiser that is pretty sweet and fun to ride but you can't run disc brakes or standard cranks among other things that could be done to make a really sweet ride.

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    My DH rig for next year..
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    Man I want one of those cruisers SO BAD.
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    That's some goofy-ass sh!t!!!

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    Go Bigger!!

    In the interest of bigger wheels, I want a highwheel bike (Boneshaker, pennyfarthing etc.).
    I think I need a 56" or so. I got an opportunity to ride one at last years Tour De Fat and had a blast.
    If anyone knows where I can get my hands on one, please let me know.
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    I think they would be fun to have. But just as a cruiser.
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    The lack of standover on that thing makes my bojangles hurt just looking at it




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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortBusJames
    In the interest of bigger wheels, I want a highwheel bike (Boneshaker, pennyfarthing etc.).
    I think I need a 56" or so. I got an opportunity to ride one at last years Tour De Fat and had a blast.
    If anyone knows where I can get my hands on one, please let me know.
    Check out Javalina at 48th and Chandler. I know Rick had a new one a while a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-e
    My DH rig for next year..
    That looks like it would be a blast to ride up National on...

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    A frame isn't necessary...

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    Just because something can be done doesn't mean it should...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortBusJames
    In the interest of bigger wheels, I want a highwheel bike (Boneshaker, pennyfarthing etc.).
    I think I need a 56" or so. I got an opportunity to ride one at last years Tour De Fat and had a blast.
    If anyone knows where I can get my hands on one, please let me know.
    there is one for sale in the Tulsa,OK craiglist....

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    If your a bike lover then you will want one of these as a cruiser once you have seen one in person and ridden it. Pictures don't do them justice for how massive they are. They are a blast to ride so if you haven't ridden one or seen one then you need to experience it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-e
    My DH rig for next year..
    I can't even begin to imagine how bad those wheels would flex under lateral forces...

    And yes, with some time in CAD and some Taiwanese manufacturing, that frame/fork combo could be made out of Cr-Mo for far less than $600 but it still doesn't make it a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locoriggs
    If your a bike lover then you will want one of these as a cruiser once you have seen one in person and ridden it. Pictures don't do them justice for how massive they are. They are a blast to ride so if you haven't ridden one or seen one then you need to experience it.

    These things are the box/donk/bubble of the cycle industry. I have not experienced one of those either and do not plan on it.

    Look it up if you don't know people. Its popular back east thankfully........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_Federline
    there is one for sale in the Tulsa,OK craiglist....
    Got a link?
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    bigger is better?

    This was bound to happen eventually. Tis the 'merican way I suppose

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    If bigger is better than why is your Mom so lame?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostboyz
    If bigger is better than why is your Mom so lame?!
    Try harder. I saw that one coming from 12th Street......which happens to be where your Mom turns tricks for cheeseburgers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos
    Try harder. I saw that one coming from 12th Street......which happens to be where your Mom turns tricks for cheeseburgers.
    burn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by locoriggs
    If your a bike lover then you will want one of these as a cruiser once you have seen one in person and ridden it. Pictures don't do them justice for how massive they are. They are a blast to ride so if you haven't ridden one or seen one then you need to experience it.
    I got to spend some time on Ben's 36er (Ti bike pictured above) 2 years ago. It's neat but it's a novelty, not something I'd use and I can find ways to justify having 8-9 bikes at a time built up in my "stable".

    SBJ, these guys make reproductions of many old bikes like the Hiwheeler/boneshaker/penny farthings. http://www.hiwheel.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer
    The lack of standover on that thing makes my bojangles hurt just looking at it
    GREAT point. I cannot imagine slipping a pedal on that thing and slammin the jewels on that TT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Bart
    SBJ, these guys make reproductions of many old bikes like the Hiwheeler/boneshaker/penny farthings. http://www.hiwheel.com/
    I have checked out their website before, but have heard that some reproductions may be lacking in quality/durability. I would prefer the genuine article if I am going to spend $1100+.
    I am always hoping that someone comes across a smokin deal on the genuine article or a good deal on a quality replica.
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    all right another up here (for new tires) :
    http://forums.mtbr.com/650b-69er-new...es-744828.html

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    The best thing about this whole deal is the fact that when the OP starts selling these he can call it a "YARD" sale I do see a challenge with being able to gear it low enough for the trails around here, though. It would turn a pump track into a mere "bump" track. STILL, I think it would be cool to own one for cruisin' the hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixsixtysix View Post
    just for reference, it looks about as dumb as it sounds...
    definitely...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kymmster View Post
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    That's not really a unicycle, is it? It doesn't even have a seat! No cranks, either. Just pedals (if they are actual pedals) on the spokes

    Other than being able to say "Look at me! Look at me! I'm an attention whore and I've got a retard bike!" is there any reason for having one?

    I mean, a cruiser... sure. They look stupid anyway. But from a MOUNTAIN BIKE perspective is there any actual reason? People probably thought this when 29ers first came out but 26 > 29 is not nearly the difference of 26/29 > 36.

    Just talking out loud. Carry on with the nonsense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by locoriggs View Post
    I am looking into building a frame/fork to support a 36" wheeled bike and am curious how many people would be interested in purchasing them? I am thinking frameset with fork would sell for around $600. It would be compatible with shimano standard crankset, disc brake mounts and could run rear derailler. If i have enough interest I will start this project and will post more information on the frameset and get pricing finalized as well as start taking orders. The bike will be able to be built up as a beach cruiser type with carbon fiber fender options and/or built up as a cross country type rig. Thanks for your feedback.
    36ers are sssssoooooo yesterday. This is the new fad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    36ers are sssssoooooo yesterday. This is the new fad.
    That dude was awesome. He said the bike weighs like 350 lbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    36ers are sssssoooooo yesterday. This is the new fad.
    Jeez. I'm tired just thinking about having to pedal that pig. Not a good sign when your tires are weight in kilogramss instead of just grams

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    Quote Originally Posted by eabos View Post
    tricks for cheeseburgers.
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    I agree 36" is so yesterday
    This is the new fad.
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