Well I didn't think that this day would come (again) but it has .......
I tried the 29er thing last year with a Swift and it just didn't work for some reason
Didn't feel right.
I recently had a quick spin on a (too small for me) Specialized 29er - Thank you Kev
Despite the relatively short period of time on the bike it seemed to make sense and was a lot lighter that the Swift.
So when a suitable frame came up recently I jumped at the opportunity.
This is what I got - Images courtesy of the on-one website:
Frame arrived this morning and first impressions are good - in fact very good
I cannot speak re alignment or such like but the finish is very good with weld neatness easily comparable with my Cotic Soul.
Paint is an awesome green and I even like the decals
The frame has swapable dropouts so I have both geared and singlespeed options.
The frame even has canti mounts!
Build is still TBC. I have most of the bits - not all high endbits; some bits budget but hopefully give me a better idea as to if I want to spend anymore money.
So thats it. I own and On-One and I (so far) very much like it
If the wheels I have weren't disc only I would have gone with a build like this - How cool
EDIT: 4th October 2011
I have been slowly gathering bits for this build.
The plan was to go budget and used - almost all of the build either came from what I had already or from the classifieds.
This is seen a bit in component choice but hey ho
Te plan is if I get on with the frame and big wheels I will add /replace as finances allow.
So here she is:
EDIT: 4th November 2011
Finally finished ....... for now.
1 x 9 Set up using a late 90's XT mech, shifter & cassete.
I had a 2 x 9 conversion planned but the chain I have was too short so 1 x 9 will have to do for now.
Not heavy heavy still lighter than my Swift was but by no means light.
If I get on okay with bigger wheels I will look to invest in some better (matching!) wheels.
1 x Really rubbish picture
Comments/suggestions all welcome