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, […]
…says Bean. Good thing you can adjust the reach like crazy on old plastic SRAM 5.0 brake levers! Frankenbike started out as Dora the Explorer from Walmart by way of garage sale. Yes, that’s a Thomson post. This was the old system:
… says Stupidmobile 2: Non-Electric Boogaloo. Details and more photos to come, but some numbers to clue you in: 29×3, 100mm, 42.5cm, 69 degrees, 30.9, goes to 11. #braaap
I did nothing but stand by and advise/run my mouth. Brian built this sucker from the ground up about a month ago – 150mm travel 27.5 hardtail with slack angles, super short stays, and all the modern bells and whistles. Nice work! Edit: frame class details here. A couple spots still open for fall this year! […]
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?
Curvy bridge is pretty much mandatory with those stays I cleaned up a little bit. Or maybe I just pushed all the random junk to the sides… Tapered head tubes are neat, and not as much of a pain to miter to as I had feared.
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 […]
Backyard dual slalom Gal’s FR 29er Sorry, I meant “enduro” MUNI! Another ~400 or so reasons to come visit and build a frame…
Hey, 2015 is… more than half over. And I finally got around to doing a new set of build kits. Here’s this year’s “Smart” money kit. Notes: no pedals or saddle, shipping not included. GX cranks may be unappealing to some, but you’re better off spending that money elsewhere IMO. Front derailleurs are still dead. […]
Or just pose your bike in front of some giant accordion type structure… Thanks to Jon for the picture! Geometry and geekout here. Edit: Got a couple folks asking about the sweet Nox wheels. Yes, I sell them. Yes, you can get custom colored decals (costs a few extra bucks). Rims alone are $375 each […]