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ahum, well....... :wink:

Ed Edwards will be in my place in a week :roll:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... y+bigwheel


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yo-eddy wrote:
ahum, well....... :wink:

Ed Edwards will be in my place in a week :roll:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... y+bigwheel


Excellent..in the meantime I will try and raise the money...now then...bank job?, no, too hard....overcharge every customer at work by a penny...low risk, but will take too long :wink:

Lovely bike, as I have said before, but I can't afford it.....or had Ed bought it and is bringing it home :D


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Harryburgundy wrote:
yo-eddy wrote:
ahum, well....... :wink:

Ed Edwards will be in my place in a week :roll:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... y+bigwheel


Excellent..in the meantime I will try and raise the money...now then...bank job?, no, too hard....overcharge every customer at work by a penny...low risk, but will take too long :wink:

Lovely bike, as I have said before, but I can't afford it.....or had Ed bought it and is bringing it home :D


Ed's picking up a roadbike that Melvin bought for him at my place. And maybe do a little trip through the Dutch Mountains :D
He sincerely stressed on me NOT to tempt him with the Groovy, so I'll hide it when he's around :lol:


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I've had mine 2 years now and love it. It's design does have weaknesses ( invariably pointed out by dumb-ass bike journos " forced " off their carbon full sussers to do a write up ) but for every one of them there's an upside too; just as an example...
" slow to get going ": okay maybe but when up to speed they're like a Russian armoured division heading for Berlin.


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I've got one since half a year and I love it, It simply rocks in the flattish Dutch XC conditions
Not your typical steel rigid single speed 29er, but a full on modern suspended trailbike.

Last Sunday I entered a 54 km XC race on it. It was a mudfest after days of rain. Moreover the day before the youth race had been held on the same course effectively thrashing it to goo. I had a noticeable advantage over the 26" competition in carrying speed trough bigger pudlles and felt less "glued to the ground" in the thicker mud. Still no good caus' I didn't have the legs ...

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Got one of these and love it although i might need to change the chainring for a smaller one !!!


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out of interest what is the ideal gearing for a 29er ss?

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I don't have the link to hand, but Thorn had their prototype Rolhoff 29er on Ebay recently. They say they won't make it as a production bike, because it's not a good time to be bringing one out.
It's £1600, but they say a custom build of the same bike would be £3200.
Gorgeous and unique.


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