Another Pinhead fork, too. Super aggro long front center/slack/low/short chainstay 27.5+? Another customer bike I’d like for myself. Damn you, Dave! Dave also has the distinction of being the first to get a boost (110×15) spaced rigid fork. In his case it’ll swap out with one of the fancy new Lyrik 27.5+ units. Yes, another […]
Yes, correct saddle height. I’m a freak. A few days ago I posted a quick picture of the bike I’m calling “BRAAP”. I’ll let you decide if that’s an acronym, and if so, what it stands for (Big Rowdy Alces Alces Proletarian?) But I can say that taken as a whole, it stands for super, […]
There are some caveats, but man this thing is going to be fun when it’s done! And no, that swingarm won’t be attached to this frame. I just bolted it up to play around and give it a little night ride test. 2001 LX cranks are still awesome. Cable guides? Who needs cable guides?
As the world of mountain bikes gets more and more diverse, things get… more interesting for a framebuilder. I’ve got a big drawer of obsolete tools and parts that are only 5 years old (need a jig to install an ISCG mount or direct mount front derailleur, anyone? 150×12 through axle dummy? 1 1/8″ head […]
Feel free to criticize my choices in the comments! 2015 Dream Build $5700 geared $5100 singlespeed $6700 full suspension Frame Waltworks Custom Fork Rockshox Pike Headset King Stem Thomson X4 Handlebar Enve DH or XC Shifters XX1 Rear derailleur XX1 Chain XX1 Cassette XX1 Crankset XX1 Cables/housing Included Seatpost Thomson Masterpiece or Easton EC90 Brakes […]
Yes, it’s doable. It requires some serious curves, though, if you want s-bends and some decent heel clearance. Mark plans some very comfy fat-tire touring on rough dirt roads wherever he decides to wander – with plenty of anything cages, bottles (you can mount extra bottles on the seatstays, even!) and fenders. PF30 EBB? Jones […]
Don’t freak out, it’s just so Mark can use the neat Niner EBB that fits the PF30 shell (we needed 83mm width, too, which made a normal EBB too much of a pain). Sarah’s new bike getting packed up in the background. Rohloff, 29+/26×4, loads of mounts for everything imaginable… should be fun! Loads of […]