My new Waltworks Haiku

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  • 08-19-2010
    makachut
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    My new Waltworks Haiku
    Just thought I would share
    I love how my new bike rides
    Brings on permagrin
  • 08-19-2010
    crux
    Great looking ride.
  • 08-19-2010
    misterdangerpants
    Very nice! :thumbsup: Is that an old Moots titanium seat post?
  • 08-19-2010
    nitrousjunky
    Nice bike, well done.
  • 08-19-2010
    MMcG
    Looks so right.............good work!
  • 08-19-2010
    Acero853
    Beautiful. I'm sending Walt my deposit next week when he returns from his vacation. Can you post a more in-depth ride report?

    Barry
  • 08-19-2010
    Manicmtbr
    Walt builds a great bike and is really good to work with.
  • 08-19-2010
    Wish I Were Riding
    Looks good. How short are the chainstays?
  • 08-19-2010
    makachut
    Chainstays are 16.5" at about half on the paragon sliders. Nice and short and easier to wheelie. Yeah,thats an old moots seat post '93,love it.
  • 08-19-2010
    metrotuned
    16.5 is awesome! That's like track bike tolerances with the tire and seattube, looks hot. My SS29 is 17.5 in the middle of Paragon sliders. How do you like that hardware? I'm not sure the brass knobs help in the case you dont have a tool to bust loose the hexagon nut if it's on real tight on the trail. I've had a problem a couple times this summer with that (using the old hardware, but set up just like yours).

    It's great to see a Waltworks, very race and built by a racer!
  • 08-19-2010
    Vlad
    That looks sweet!
  • 08-20-2010
    makachut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by illnacord
    How do you like that hardware? I'm not sure the brass knobs help

    Word,strictly show boat . When I was first putting the paragons together I looked at the brass knobs and thought wtf are these for . Oh, to look pretty .
  • 02-23-2011
    jmw
    sweet bike
    I'm on the wait list with Walt and very impatiently waiting.....!!!

    Looks like (Acero853) Barry's frame is ready
  • 02-23-2011
    Acero853
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    It has been ready for quite some time. Walt just mailed it yesterday as we have been waiting on Fox to build and ship the fork, but they are really backed up--Walt ordered it over a month ago.
    Anyway, he sent everything but the fork and now I'm waiting for everything to show up. The fork will follow on it's own--hopefully soon.
    I shall post images when it is built up.
    Barry
  • 02-23-2011
    umarth
    Swank bike. He does good ****.
  • 02-23-2011
    Steel29er
    Sweet frames :thumbsup:
  • 02-23-2011
    csteven71
    Really nice looking :thumbsup:
  • 02-23-2011
    Grave9
    Very nice ride!!
  • 02-23-2011
    Mike A.
    is he going to be at the handmade bike show in austin this weekend? i'll be there...lots of candy to look at!!

    www.onecogblog.blogspot.com
  • 02-23-2011
    jackspade
    I like the dropout, it's kinda new for me.
  • 02-23-2011
    Beaux
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mike A.
    is he going to be at the handmade bike show in austin this weekend? i'll be there...lots of candy to look at!!

    Nope. I emailed Walt about this and he's not. I owe him several beers for fixing my broken Waltworks in super fast manner but he said he's too busy to go.
  • 03-04-2011
    littlemd
    Awesome bike!!!!! I have mine on order. What size fork are you running (80 or 100mm)? What size is the frame? Trying to get an idea of what my bike will be like. I'm trying to decide what fork to get since im 5'10 and 100mm fork might make the front end to high/look weird. Any thoughts?
  • 03-05-2011
    Acero853
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by littlemd
    Awesome bike!!!!! I have mine on order. What size fork are you running (80 or 100mm)? What size is the frame? Trying to get an idea of what my bike will be like. I'm trying to decide what fork to get since im 5'10 and 100mm fork might make the front end to high/look weird. Any thoughts?

    1. My bike was designed around a 100mm fork.
    2. I am 6'3" and have quite a large frame.
    3. I suggest that you test/demo a few different bikes in your size with both 80 and 100mm forks. Write down your impressions and then craft some questions to discuss with Walt. He can guide you.

    #3 assumes that you do not currently ride a 29er with 80/100mm fork that you are referencing for your build.
    Also, not being a pr#*k here, Walt's whole philosophy of design seems to be functionality over form--so, does the bike looking "weird" bother you? Think about how you want the bike to ride and have Walt build that bike.