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English Cycles 29er

Postby rob56 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:23 am

Done with time to spare before the Oregon Handbuilt show in two weeks! Really pleased with how this one turned out; 18.5lbs as shown.

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I'll just have to wait until after the show to get it muddy.....

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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby Boonen » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:20 am

What an awesome bike Rob!! That's really one of the nicest mtb's I've ever seen, really love how clean it all looks and all the technical details in the frame. The thin tubes with those huge tires really make it look like it wants to go fast :D
Let us know how it rides?
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby flameboy » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:20 am

Amazing... The definition of clean lines. :applause:
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby Juanmoretime » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:43 am

Most Excellent Rob. Where is the break for the belt?
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby mdeth1313 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:24 am

Wow! I'd love to have that bike for just a few minutes in the high school I teach at. It's got to be at least a quarter-mile from one end to the other (probably longer now, we just expanded) and that thing would be perfect for getting around-- especially with all those kids in the halls! (kidding folks)

that really is just incredible.
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby dunlinii » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:58 pm

thats super nice. I love the paint scheme, and the kink in the seat tube, and the simpleness of the handlebars.
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby rob56 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:02 pm

There is a custom machined split dropout on the driveside to get the belt in; keeps it nicely hidden.
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:47 pm

Do you have a close up shot of the custom dropout Rob?

We've been asked recently if we could do a carbon version for the belt drive chainring, seems that they're getting more popular especially as Trek have taken them on for a 'street' bike model. It's not so easy but we're thinking about it.

Your bike looks great 8) . I can't help thinking that it looks like a monster truck interpretation for the cycling world. Big fat tyres with a relatively small chassis!
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby mdeth1313 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:51 pm

Fibre-Lyte wrote:I can't help thinking that it looks like a monster truck interpretation for the cycling world. Big fat tyres with a relatively small chassis!


THIS sums it up for me! :applause:
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby rob56 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:01 am

Here you go (I then added a countersunk M4 bolt as a keeper - the axle/skewer does most of the holding together):

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And here is a close up on the bike of the one on my winter bike

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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby dunlinii » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:05 pm

Thats clever!!
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby synchronicity » Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:46 pm

The attention to detail is amazing. Like the way the brake caliper post mounts flare out... it's those little things that make it stand out.
Really nice option to clamp the stem at the fork crown too...
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby scooter916 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:30 am

do you have any other pics of the seat mast?

its absolutely stunning, love the fork and stem/bar with reverse steer clamp
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby rob56 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:45 am

More photos are up at: http://www.englishcycles.com/bikepics/29/29.htm
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Re: English Cycles 29er

Postby matt kock » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:19 pm

OMG this bike is Gorgeous!!! Awesome build!
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