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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Thanks and I'm sorry but the Kelly is already gone to a friend, and if he would no longer ride it I'll take it back.

I've changed a few things on it: saddle & grips and a 180 rear disc. First time I'm trying the Silicone ESI grips, curious how they will do on the tail.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:35 pm 
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Mmmm, I do like these Curtlos, even the funny wheeled ones. True Temper? OX or...?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:47 pm 
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True temper indeed, Ox Platinum IIRC, and cleaning the trail muck of it this afternoon with a brush, it has a really nice "ping" to it.

I have to say it again but the handling is sweet and for a rigid, it's quite a cushy ride too. What with a Ti post and big wheels it's hard to tell what the curved stays are contributing. Then again who cares if the sum of parts rides like it does :D :D :D

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Recently I have converted the Curtlo to a 1x9 set-up, all you'll ever need really in the "Dutch mountains". The bike was set-up for a mate to have a go with the big wheels. Now my mate is a fair bit shorter than me but the Curtlo builds low and long. With a 70mm stem, conventional riser bar and a straight seatpost we fit him up fine, standover was good too. This is the result:

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Once around our Sunday morning loop was all it took to convince my mate of the qualities of the big wheels, smooth and faast. I'm about to start a new Singlespeed build, but don't think I can let this one go. Who knows, next I might even fit suspension forks to it ....

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looking great 8) never heard of the make before, SS looks best mind, with Ti bits :wink:


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Still one of the best looking 29er's I've seen in opinion.

One day, maybe I will own one. :D


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Wity the SS duties now taken care of by the Pegasus, the Curtlo has been "suspended". Nice sunny 50km ride on Sunday with 10km road transit, quite comfortable.

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Still looking sweet. By the way what is the frame size? 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Thanks and I'd class it as a Medium-Long or M-L. The top tube is 620mm for a seat tube of 460mm (centre-top) so that's an 18" frame with a 24.5" Top Tube.

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