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Couldnt agree more. I've pretty much written off the bike industry. When an overseas made short travel bicycle costs about the same as a 2 yr old 450 MX'er. Or a DH rig cost the same as a brand new...
No doubt. Looks like an El Cheapo Poulan. Probably wasnt sharp to begin with.
Ride it and see what YOU think. I ride a custom hardtail with a dual crown fork. People give me weird looks, but it rides like a champ, and once people take it for a run, they are usually swayed.
I dont think 36h is going anywhere, but also think with a good builder 32h is all you will ever need. I've had all but one of my hardtails(dh/fr) running 32h rear and have never had a problem, aside...
Good looking bike! Keeping the manufacturing local is awesome, and the bike looks fantastic. Keep up the good work!
Short answer: No.
All I can say is, wow! I want one right now! If it makes it to production, that's my next race bike. Single speed and all!
Just a little update:
Main frame is done. Will start on the swinger Tuesday. Changed up my geometry a little. Added a few other unconventional features. Should have it all done by next weekend.
Im all about ss dh. All but one of my bikes have been ss. Bitchin bike man, I want one, with 26s though.
Thanks! I was starting to think it was made to not be serviced, but wanted to make sure.
My buddy wants me to lower his shiver. I tore it down, but cant figure out how to open up the cartridge. I need to get into it to machine a top out spacer. Anyone remember how to open it up?
Rode this last weekend. Very fun trail!
I can fillet braze, but it takes so much time, it's not really worth it for me on experimental frames. There's nothing like a brazed frame! I really wanna do a fillet brazed stainless steel hardtail...
Biggest reason, is the ease of manufacturing for me. Machined rear and welded steel front, will be fastest and easiest for me.
I actually have a buddy that does vinyl and decals and thought about...
Never tried their cycling gear but have worn Dianese leathers for years, and their quality is top notch.
Full on German hahaha! Thats funny because its true on multiple levels. Im half German btw. The swinger is gonna be machined from solid 7075, so thats why heat treating wont be necessary.
Yup. I own enough machine tools to machine everything I will need. Also, with aluminum, when you weld it you lose a lot of strength, from losing its temper. It can be re-heat treated but its...
Jig should be done tonight(I'll take more pictures). I picked up some 7075 aluminum to machine my swinger out of yesterday. Gotta pick up steel either today or tomorrow. This weekend is a race...
Now that I've modified my roscoe, and it rides pretty damn well, havent really been in a rush to do another hardtail. My next frame will be a DH specific hardtail :rockout:
I'll have to scan...
I've already done a mock up rear end(wood & pvc lol) with a 2.5 minion, and at 15", I still with have .125 of clearance from the BB shell. Once there is any weight at all that clearance will...
8". Yeah, it is low, but its something Ive wanted to try for a while now.