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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Considering a modern ride...singlespeed (of course) and 29er, although it would be a wrench to sell the Guyzer...what are your experiences, heard lots of good things and not much bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:25 pm 
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If you can find the funds go with a Niner SIR, lovely 853 frame and gives you the option for geared or SS, EBB you see

Or look out for a Gary Fisher Ferrous, not as nice tubing but some very cheap options coming up at the end of year

If you are 5'7" or above I would give a 29'er a try, if you are 6' or bigger don't even think about it, just get out there and buy a bike that fits you for a change :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:42 pm 
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On one of the latest interbike vid podcasts from Singletrack a 29er sceptic is converted (on a niner bike).


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:53 pm 
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soon as thy're cheap enough 2nd hand I'll be getting a 29er - can't wait for a bike that'll fit AND be in proportion. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:13 pm 
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Too big http://tinyurl.com/4gzzna phew!

Too far http://tinyurl.com/3j972h and would have to upgrade it :lol:

Too something :? http://tinyurl.com/4kyfyg


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:16 pm 
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that last one looks very on-one without being on-one :? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:44 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
Too big http://tinyurl.com/4gzzna phew!

Too far http://tinyurl.com/3j972h and would have to upgrade it :lol:

Too something :? http://tinyurl.com/4kyfyg

So you looking for something medium in steel?

Image

Click the pic for the ad on STW :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Good call....but alas it's geared, they do a Swift SS with EBB.
Thanks for the link though :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:25 pm 
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No problem. It would be interesting to try one. Its not like you can rob your kit from and an old frame to try it. By the time you buy the new rims, spokes, tyres, etc, it surely starts getting pricey :?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:32 pm 
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If you like steel frames and thin tubing, how about 'on-one' bikes? If I had to buy myself a modern MTB, it will be 'on-one' cos thin tube and steel.

http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/?page_id=670


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