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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 11:52 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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The History Man wrote:
As above. Especially for the er, 'larger' gentleman or lady.

29 beats 26 whatever.


And what lady (or gentleman for that matter) doesn't appreciate an extra 3"??

:idea:


K-Rod, can't say I've found the rougher stuff bothers the 29" wheels at all Tbh, obviously any rigid bike will come unstuck in the rougher stuff, but with some suspension up front they can handle anything a 26" wheel can.

Just watched this.... https://youtu.be/kxfrykeSNCE, interesting....


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:34 am 
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jimo746 wrote:
The History Man wrote:
As above. Especially for the er, 'larger' gentleman or lady.

29 beats 26 whatever.


And what lady (or gentleman for that matter) doesn't appreciate an extra 3"??

:idea:


K-Rod, can't say I've found the rougher stuff bothers the 29" wheels at all Tbh, obviously any rigid bike will come unstuck in the rougher stuff, but with some suspension up front they can handle anything a 26" wheel can.

Just watched this.... https://youtu.be/kxfrykeSNCE, interesting....



After reading this I had to repost a pic from FB today :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Singular Swift
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:54 am 
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My first 29er after waiting nearly a year for the frame I was glad to get it built in February and love how it rides being 6'2"
It's quite heavy even tho it's quite basic with 8speed and a few retro parts.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:38 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
All finished now. Ain't she pretty?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:31 am 
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2000 Willits. The newest Mtb in the garage but strangely, very vintage in a 29'er kind of way. It's fun.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:49 am 
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Ductape wrote:
2000 Willits. The newest Mtb in the garage but strangely, very vintage in a 29'er kind of way. It's fun.

Pictures please :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:48 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Location: Netherlands
and another Inbred...really like this bike :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:34 am 
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Well those who know me know I love a 29er! It started as a curiosity about 3 years ago with the Marin CXR carbon 29er...that was a short lived love affair when it cracked big time! But the ride was awesome so I went on to get the Santa Cruz Highball. What a bike road and raced it for 2 years until the Travers turned up! Hand made Ti lovelyness in a 29er frame and thats where I am now, loving the 29er wheels. Retro bikes are great but not an everyday ride for me....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:55 am 
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Location: Porto / Plymouth
Here's my newly acquired rigid bike with 90s technology and 29 inch wheels, introducing the 'Megamo Tank':

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With a mix of altus, Acera and Tourney TX (!), and a 3x8 drivetrain (the components are all suspiciously similar to STX, including the shifter windows), this bike has a major retro flavour. Heavy at 33 lb, but insanely fun off-road.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:38 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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How long do you give that post? :shock:


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