Damn it, I always forget about the GTs, will teach me to make rash statments without thinking. The Lahar was another bike floating around at the same time, that had an integral gearbox as per Honda but he only did one size and I'm a gangly bugger
modern one looks much nicer although that backend just does not look strong enough.
There was another guy who rode a "plastic" resin bike with titanium in the layup who rode in the US NORBA series - wish I had a picture as that bike.
BTW, those Lahar's (sorry If I'm misspelling, but I haven't double checked the spelling once yet lol) are one of only a few true rearward travel bikes. The Canfield F1, and Canfield Jedi are both reward path bikes. I have to say, this is definitely the route I'm taking for my next frame. Lahar, Jedi, or a custom geo karpiel. Thinking the jedi will be the win for me as it doesn't take an additional 500 that I could spend on custom geometry for the rohloff hub thats needed with the lahar.
Got any more pics of that bcd?
BTW did he ever get that 29er up and running? Been awhile since I've looked around his site.
Edit : might I add, that 2nd lahar is freakin tits. Absollllutely MAXED on parts. Lovin it. I bet it has caused more than a few crashes at ski resorts. (Worse than a hot chick walking by I'm thinking). lol. I'd probably be one of those guys that my buddies would say, "dude that chick is smoking hot"... I'd be like dude.... that carbon lahar... my god. lol
~ Theres always many chicks.. but o so few dead sexy hand made frames!