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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:00 am 
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Kinda got it in head that I want a singlespeed 29er, this has come up
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kona-Kula-2-9-6-m ... 286.c0.m14
which I could easily convert to singlespeed using my Eno Cranks and a spacer kit and cog on the rear.
The advantage over my current ride would be
Front suspension
Disc brakes
29er
Disadvantage
I would have to sell my Guyzer
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which I'm very loathe to do.
Am I just wanting something newer/better/different or do you see some real advantage?
Carl


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:07 am 
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But how is it (29er thing) better ?
Disc and front sus I can understand (even if I've never used disc's), but the 29er thing I cannot.


Anyways, I guess it depends how you ride and if your current bike is actually not doing something you want it to.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:09 am 
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your guyzer is much prettier and anyways for that kind of money think what you could build from this mob.........thats what i would do........much more fun in building your own ie waiting for parcels to show up ect....plus it would feel like your own too...... :) :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:21 am 
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Keep the G, after all, it is only a Kona! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:40 am 
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trouble is as we all know that those new modern frames like these all look the same.a distinct lack of individuality ...perhaps something slightly older (only a few years) may suit you (sir oooooh)..my sannie only cost about 600 to build and it sticks out a mile(my preferance) so a grand would be soooooooooo much better spent on here....just think of all those happy r.bikers because of you.... :P


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:24 am 
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I would stick with the Guyzer after you spend all that money on the bike recently, just enjoy the bike over the winter and by Easter next year if your heart still want a 29er, then buy one ready for the summer months, that is just my view.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:29 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
If you want it, buy it, but FWIW I think that the Kula on e-bay is overpriced and your Guyzer is a beautiful machine. Make of that what you will :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:18 am 
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No contest keep your guyzer


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:21 pm 
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Aye- keep the Guyzer, upgrade and improve it at yer leisure.

BTW, what are Emo Cranks?? Are they like ordinary cranks but a bit skinnier and with cuts and scratches on the arms???.... :P


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:54 pm 
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Lysander wrote:
Aye- keep the Guyzer, upgrade and improve it at yer leisure.

BTW, what are Emo Cranks?? Are they like ordinary cranks but a bit skinnier and with cuts and scratches on the arms???.... :P




:lol: :lol:

defo keep the guyzer, thats just a banged out faddy Kona. If you must go 29 why not price up a custom build? Whats Rody doing a frame for? May be slightly dearer but reckon you could come in the same ballpark.


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