Yay!! Another Retrobike thread turns into a bar room chat about Ragleys. Brilliant!!
Build on this one is on the burly side and it comes in at 27 and a bit pounds. The tyres are heavy though. For lighter rides I can swap out the wheels, tyres and remove the bash ring which loses 4 pounds straight away.
I have tried straight and layback posts on this bike and although I'm far from tall I find the bike fits much better with the lay back. Another plus point is when I have the seat right down and I'm hanging off the back on steep techy descents, the post puts the saddle right between my knees for a little extra control.
I do love this bike but I have started to conceed that a full susser might be a better option for the type of trails that I have built this Soul for. Has anyone tried the Cotic Hemlock with the 150mm rear end?? If it's as good as the steel frames then it might be worth a punt.