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Sympathy bike

pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
edited January 2013 in Your mountain bikes
As we're not living in a dustbowl I thought i'd build myself a singlespeed 29er to have a little fun in the mud onslaught...

The frame is an On-One Scandal, most of the parts are what I had on other bikes/laying about, with the exception of the brakes, a mega bargain from ze germans and a few bits of finishing kit, thanks to VWsurfbum for the forks, donated by Shakira I believe...

Might even do the odd race on it if this summer turns out anything like last year, only weighs just over 8kg,

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A berm? were you expecting one?

29er race

29er bouncer

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  • That is blummin lovely! I wish my parts bin was as nice as yours. Those frames look like a bargain to me. I just wish i had the cash to build one! I imagine it rides really nicely?
  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    Cheers, I really like the plain ally frame, looks so clean... the gearing is a bit too tall for me it's currently 34/16, I think it could do with a 17 or 18 on the back, but I only had a 16t in the bits box.

    It does ride well, went out yesterday in the offroad boggfest locally and it seemed to plough through regardless, great mud clearance too, and light as anything.
    A berm? were you expecting one?

    29er race

    29er bouncer
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    That's really rather pretty, sir! Liking the splashes of red - they really set the frame off nicely.

    Any idea what the wheels weigh?
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

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  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    Cheers, I think the wheels are c.1600g hope hubs/cx-ray spokes on crests
    A berm? were you expecting one?

    29er race

    29er bouncer
  • ClankClank Posts: 2,323
    pilch wrote:
    Cheers, I think the wheels are c.1600g hope hubs/cx-ray spokes on crests

    Sweet baby jeebus - those are now added to the wish list!
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

    Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are worth exactly what you paid for them.
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