Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:10 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:50 am 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
not at the mo as it's still in the design stage. Dropouts are Paragon though - have a google. Tubing will be a mix of Reynolds 853 and Columbus Life/Zona. But this is very much chosen from my weight, riding style and wishes regarding 'feel'. It may not be right for you. The guy doing it is Francois at Edelbikes.com - he is French but his english is perfect and so far he's been very good on the comms front and listening to what I am after.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:58 pm 
MacModerator
MacModerator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:59 pm
Posts: 20771
Location: Sol Kitts
Andy R, what were the dropouts you mentioned recently?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:27 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:22 pm
Posts: 2942
Location: Platsa, Messinias, Greece
kaiser wrote:
Andy R, what were the dropouts you mentioned recently?


Black Cat 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:56 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:58 pm
Posts: 3520
Location: the Netherlands
Andy R wrote:
kaiser wrote:
Andy R, what were the dropouts you mentioned recently?


[url=http://www.blackcatbicycles.com/2009/09/its-not-british-loafing-green.html[]Black Cat[/url] 8)


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qgZrS4HnBeg/T ... G_4691.JPG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:43 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:54 pm
Posts: 165
all great info, I can design the drop outs and get them laser cut from stainless
Any makes with decent geometry that have drawings on websites for download please ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:19 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:18 pm
Posts: 1196
Location: The East Midlands
Yes, On One's 29er Scandal rides very well, see my mini review linked below. I also have a really nice steel Kona Unit SS 29er that has pretty similar geometry and sliding dropout why have been bullet proof in terms of slippage and allows me to run 2 cogs at the back.

Orange71 and I changed cogs out on the trail in under 5 minutes at the first attempt and it's even quicker now I have the sequence worked out.

Here's the Scandal/Inbred geometry:

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROO29SCVD/ ... pout-frame

And here is the Unit geometry:

http://www.konaworld.co/bike.cfm?content=unit

The 2011 Unit has a slacker head angle and longer fork but I have never ridden one so can't comment.

Attached is a photo of the \Units sliding dropouts:

Another place to look is Niner's website. There SIR frame is highly regarded as is the Lynksey titanium frame.

I love 29ers :wink:


Attachments:
IMG_0184 s.jpg
IMG_0184 s.jpg [ 137.95 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]
P1020906small.jpg
P1020906small.jpg [ 118.26 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]
P1020909small.jpg
P1020909small.jpg [ 117.22 KiB | Viewed 440 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:35 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
98+ BoTM Winner / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:29 pm
Posts: 1650
Location: Netherlands
Rigid singlespeed 29ers are THE classic examople of "the whole is more than the sum of the parts".

I've ridden both EBB and Paragon sliders plus another Doofer and chainguide solutions. The Doofer and chainguides also work but if you are serious about SS stick to siliders or EBB. There is plenty of choice in the market for either taste.

I do prefer the simplicity of the EBB over the sliders. The latter proved a bit more tricky to align for me and my Phil Wood worked very well for me, but YMMV.

The Black cat looks the businees too as do the 2011 Salsa's with a similar solution.

Enjoy!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 2:50 pm 
East Midlands AEC
East Midlands AEC
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:45 pm
Posts: 15067
Location: Derby, UK
AndyPA wrote:
orange71 wrote:
I'm currently having one custom built for me and decided against EBB, going for Paragon sliding dropouts instead - this gave me the option of disc/non-disc and geared/non-geared (having a pair of dropouts for each option) without redundant features. I'm going for a very clean look with no excessive guides etc. Internal cable routing where poss. No bottle mounts, no rack mounts. Fillet brazed 8)

This sounds exactly what I have in my mind,simple and clean
Any details you can show me of the cable routing and drop outs please ,I think Surly do a sliding drop out.What tubing you going for ?


pics here now:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edelbikes/ ... 926287084/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group