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    FS SS gets did...

    ...make this a 29er...please, please, please.

    If anyone has seen this in person please give some details especially re the single-sided swingarm and chain tensioner.

    Gotta love the small builders.

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    Tensioner schmensioner.

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    SS specific w/ tensioner?

    Isn't the idea of a Single speed specific frame with a tensioner kind of silly? There are plenty of FS frames out there that could be ridden with a tensioner so why make one and call it a Single Speed? I thought the whole idea of a dedicated SS frame was to do without springy contraptions.

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    Not to be disagreeable, but........

    ........I disagree. In my opinion the "whole idea" of a dedicated SS -- or any bike for that matter -- ought to be whatever its owner wants it to be. That's why there are infinite possibilities when it comes to the configuration of individual bicycles. IMO it's just not fair to try to pigeonhole somebody into conformity by imposing the thought that they ought to use their bike in some specific way. You know, as though that's the way God intended. It's his bike... let's let him form it any way he likes and enjoy it however he wants.

    I guess I need to go recycle some coffee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    ........I disagree. In my opinion the "whole idea" of a dedicated SS -- or any bike for that matter -- ought to be whatever its owner wants it to be.
    LOL
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    with shiggy as a riding buddy, you kinda gotta have your attitude!!!

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    Because it is FS...

    ...sloth. Shoot, some OEM "SS specific" bikes of late, HTs ta boot, have come with tensioners. My point? You don't have one.

    BTW - I like the custom FS SS with the sliding drops and BB pivot. Who welded that baby up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupboy
    BTW - I like the custom FS SS with the sliding drops and BB pivot. Who welded that baby up?
    Eric Baar of Ground Up (and Wily). It's just a prototype - hence the moveable shock mount. With a big shock on there, it gets 8.5" at the axle! The dowtube is headtube stock, and the whole deal at present weighs in at just under stupid-heavy (considering it's SS, at least).

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    Hey SDizzle, you are right, Eric does build some of my frames, but not all of them, and he doesn't build my forks. Like you said, no big trade secrets or anything, I divulge this info to anyone who asks. I have 2 great builders who build for me, and they both have tons of experience and I try to keep them both busy. Doesn't matter who builds which frame, they are all my designs, geometry, and tubing selection, and are all Wilys.

    That said, I am always extremely pleased with the work Eric does.

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wily
    Hey SDizzle, you are right, Eric does build some of my frames, but not all of them, and he doesn't build my forks. Like you said, no big trade secrets or anything, I divulge this info to anyone who asks. I have 2 great builders who build for me, and they both have tons of experience and I try to keep them both busy. Doesn't matter who builds which frame, they are all my designs, geometry, and tubing selection, and are all Wilys.

    That said, I am always extremely pleased with the work Eric does.

    cheers
    Brad
    I hope I didn't make the Wily-Eric relationship out to sound negative, or that Wily was less of a company as a result. On the contrary, I'm a big fan of doing one thing and doing it really well... (Too bad I haven't figured out what to do yet.)

    Who is your other builder? Up nort' here? I live in Boulder, and have always wondered where some of the frame builders hide here, as I've heard there's lots, but they certainly don't leave a trace fo their existence!
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    Kona A

    There's 1 on ebay right now...

    Ends Oct-14-04 09:29:08 PDT
    and current high bid is only $202.50

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    ......BTW - I like the custom FS SS with the sliding drops and BB pivot.....Sean
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDizzle
    I hope I didn't make the Wily-Eric relationship out to sound negative, or that Wily was less of a company as a result. On the contrary, I'm a big fan of doing one thing and doing it really well... (Too bad I haven't figured out what to do yet.)

    Who is your other builder? Up nort' here? I live in Boulder, and have always wondered where some of the frame builders hide here, as I've heard there's lots, but they certainly don't leave a trace fo their existence!


    No worries SDizzle, drop me an email.

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