Sorry about that, guys. I’ve been spending all my time packing and shipping those d*&% neo-moto 650b tires… I really didn’t anticipate how fast they would get snapped up and had to spend a bunch of time yesterday playing mailman.
There are worse fates, though. I don’t have much too riveting on the slate this week – finishing up a 29er frame for Dan and getting Mike’s fork done (I did all the mitering at about 9pm last night).
Also complicating matters is the unbelieveable weather – it was 71 degrees yesterday! I strongly believe that if you’re a framebuilder, and you don’t take advantage of January weather like that to get a ride in, then you really should find another job, because you don’t actually love bikes.
In lieu of saying something interesting (I can’t even think of a good recipe to post!) here’s some more crap you might be interested in buying from me:
-105 10-speed front derailleur (double), brand new in the baggie. $20 shipped.
-DT Swiss EX200 rear shock, 190mm eye to eye, 50mm travel, sick light and nice. Brand new. $150 shipped, please make it go away.
-650b FS frame that I messed up (story follows in a moment).
-22″ effective toptube, 14″ seat tube (center to center)
-70.5 HT and 73.5 ST angles, 4″ travel front and rear.
-13.25″ (without sag) BB height, 43.5cm chainstays.
-Never ridden or even built up.
-Yours for only $1300 (these normally run $1900) – plus you get the DT shock listed above for free (or if you prefer a Fox RLC, you can get that included instead). Best of all, it comes in any color you want!
So what’s the catch? There are a couple of them.
0. The sweet Julie Furtado saddle is not included. Julie is mine, all mine.
1. This frame is designed (well, unintentionally) for a 1×9 or internally geared hub setup. You CANNOT run a front derailleur, as the pivot location (I wanted it higher than normal for a more rearward axle path at the beginning of the stroke) is high enough that the derailleur will hit the chainstay no matter what. So it’s 1×9 or Rohloff only. If you want, I will be happy to add an ISCG so that you can run a Hammerschmidt crank at no additional charge.
2. I messed up and used the wrong shock length when I was putting on the shock mount, so that needs to be removed and replaced with the correct placement. I will endeavor to make that repair totally invisible, but it’s possible that there will be very slight evidence of the old shock mount being removed after the new paint job.