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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:13 pm 
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:lol: 34:16 is high enough on a 29er :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:31 am 
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That looks great Ed, you must be really pleased with how it's turned out.

Really looking forward to the first ride report.


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That's my bike after I've been to the frame builder with my wish list! Ed that's astonishing!! The lovely thing I heard about " mid-life " crises ( Plural of " crisis. " I had to look it up. :oops: ) recently was that it's an American media idea fostered by the advertising industry and is better viewed as a " mid-life ripening " or just as good a " mid-life matururing. "
Unique is a good point; I'd abandon the disc version as I've a lovely ( never selling!! ) White Iindustries Eno eccentric hub to handle SS/geared winter/summer crossovers.
I'm so glad you liked the Monkey. I'll probably go back to 29ers one day day....they're a blast! Well done on an excellent bike mate!!
Anytime you fancy a blast around Bristol look me up.


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Thanks :D I loved the Karate Monkey so much that I copied the geometry for this bike, except for a longer headtube. The 'Monkey was perfect except for the stack of spacers under the hi-rise stem and the fact that it wasn't custom made for me, otherwise I'd have carried on using it as my main ride. It's still going to be used though - it's now got a set of cyclocross wheels on it and it'll be on commuting duties as a 1 x 8.

I'll take you up on your offer of a ride one day :D


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Very smooooth, lovely job Ed. It must be fantastic to have such a personal ride made up. It's great and new, will be even greater with many many thousands of miles on it.


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Saw this beauty this morning rode out into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside with Ed and Rob and I can tell you this is even better in the flesh and I love the detailing right down to the large flange hubs which give it a pioneering retro look.
Nice one Ed :lol: :!: :lol:


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Brief ride report:

Ace!!

Got a puncture though :roll: :lol:


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At least you didn't go over the bars. :lol:

Looks ace Edd, the rear dropouts are sweet. :wink: 8)


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Amazing. Congratulations.


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That looks superb 8)

I think the orange was well worth the time taken to decide on it :D

For a BIG bike it looks just right - your builder has done a super job.

One question & one observation ....

Q: Did the chain ring make it through without customs taking their bit :evil:

O: The chain ring clearance with the chainstay looks very tight :shock: may just be the angle.

Wonderful bike though

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