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  • skink2020
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    you, my friend, are setting yourself up for a world of hurt.
    Let the carnage commence…..

    cfinnimore
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    Has this been done befor…..

    *sideswiped by abuse*

    It’s ok, I sent a green demo one into a wall last year, Tranny ripped a hole in my nob.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    I wonder if there’s a 29er Tranny in the pipeline?

    Tom83
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    Misleading title is misleading.

    Premier Icon trailhound
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    1 way ticket to Bangkok for cfinnimore! Whatever floats your boat I say! :p

    cfinnimore
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    “Lopes won 4x on one”

    That and

    “19lb SS”

    Kinda does it but im very very very poor.

    Premier Icon beaker
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    I ride a Tranny, it’s geared but it is a fantastic bike. You certainly won’t regret getting one….

    Apart from the weak link of the frame being the rear end bolted by two bolts then yeah buy buy buy!

    I want one in matt clear but went dirty harry route, much the same cept with 29″ rubber.

    More of a man’s bike the dirty harry or choose the john wayne tranny if your that way inclined.

    Just don,t expose your balls to the tranny for too long as the ride in UKweather about,,,, Now! Will be dirty brown nutty stuff which will rough up the matt vanity 3k layer of carbon.

    That is all…!

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    We had a demo tranny in the shop recently, great wee bike but christ it was stiff in the rear end, coming from a lightweight steel hardtail and jumping over to the tranny really exacerbated just how stiff that carbon can be and round Dalbeattie it rattled and skipped from boulder to boulder without any give or compassion for my spine, Tiz’a cracking idea to adjust the chainline in such a way and so simple to use, builds up really light but only designed around a 100mm fork so i guess if you can handle the sheer rigidity of the frame then go for it, i doubt you’ll be disappointed but i advise you to demo one first.

    cfinnimore
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    Somafunk ,there’s a bit up there where I said a demo Tranny ripped a hole in my nob.

    That wasn’t a turn of phrase!
    Matron wasn’t gentle….

    But it would be a proper bike to let my SS steel Inbred be my commuter & hack.

    Speaking of the Inbred, I think I have a titanium spine but my pelvis probably looks like a smashed peanut.

    Can’t wait. The “what forks” thread will be a giggle.

    *edit* this is N+1, btw.

    Rigid or suss though, this should be interesting indeed…

    cfinnimore
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    Suss.

    Definitely.

    VERY temporarily would rigidify the Inbred and put 100mm Recon RL’s on-by way of complete disservice- the Tranny.

    Then scout for 2012 fork bargains.

    Also, it will definitely be coming on holiday with me. Wherever I go and however I can afford it.

    Well then, it would have to be white brothers rcl 100’s!

    cfinnimore
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    I can’t even enter a debate on forks. I’ve only ever used the Recons and Float 120’s.

    I’m an aggressive bastard that needs stiff forks with fast rebound that don’t need servicing every 100k.

    I like gold.

    And moons on sticks.

    Sure you don,t like shit on sticks as you are purchasing a tranny for the forseable…

    Hehe!

    cfinnimore
    Member

    I hope that was intended as

    “Like things that go like shit-off-a-hot-stick”

    not

    “The tranny is a shit stick”.
    :-(…:-)

    rewski
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    Brian lopes rides a tranny, enough said.

    druidh
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    somafunk wrote:

    We had a demo tranny in the shop recently, great wee bike but christ it was stiff in the rear end

    + many

    I’ve never ridden anything quite like it. A 29er would be interesting 😀

    Hadge
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    If your after a Tranny frame give me a bell as 2 of my riding buddies are selling theirs.

    This one was well under 20lb in SS mode. Very nice indeed.

    michaelmcc
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    Most misleading title ever!!!

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Don’t see why not, nippy as fk, can SS it at under 20lbs, will forever have the “great ride on a Tranny” excuse.

    Feel free to jealousize me with photos of yours.

    alpin
    Member

    what is the point of the detachable rear end?

    andyl
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    extend the chainstay for SS chain tension

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Elzorillo, that’s twice you’ve pooped on my OP.

    Original, helpful, witty? natch.

    What forks for!

    alpin
    Member

    extend the chainstay for SS chain tension

    is that a good thing?

    surely there are other, less complicated ways of doing this? such as slidey drop outs or a chain tensioner…

    seems a bit of a gimmick to me…

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Detachable rear end for SS Tension, although I need to do super research to see if doing things that way would weaken the frame as i’ll have a perfectly good Singelator going spare anyway.

    Also, for taking on buses. Discreet & quick & cheap.

    Where do you live Hadge there’s a couple tidy ones in Edinburgh I know of.

    Hadge
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    Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffs. The one in the picture is one of the frames that’s for sale. That build was actually sub 18lb.

    andyl
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    is that a good thing?

    Not sure myself. Makes it easy to pack away for transport and adaptable to 650b I guess.

    surely there are other, less complicated ways of doing this? such as slidey drop outs or a chain tensioner…

    indeed, but maybe they have flexibility and it does mean the carbon frame is split so if damaged you can replace half.

    seems a bit of a gimmick to me…

    that thought had crossed my mind too but I’ve not been privy to their design decisions.

    FunkyDunc
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    I thought this was a thread about Tranny vans!

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Oh bloody hell, i’m not normally a weight weenie but neeeeeeeeeeeoww…..

    Don’t know why I make car noises for bikes, anyway.

    It’s not gonna be til at least January before I buy anything, I might even be dangerous and work backwards….

    Componentry before frame shocker!

    Any excuse to resurrect every single “what for what for” thread ever known, only to ignore everyones opinion and buy something niche and random. Or Deore :-).

    Safe, innit.

    cfinnimore
    Member

    I don’t even know what a Tranny van is FunkyDunc, sounds even more innuendo-lite than any Bangkok chat!

    How many Tranny’s will fit in a Tranny van? With the Tranny on, listening to Trannys do DirtJump Trannys on Trannys.

    Barf.

    alpin
    Member
    cfinnimore
    Member

    duh.

    In that case, i’d like the really big one people can live in.

    You need help init!

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Are you seriously offering to help him fit inside a trannie’s stiff rear end?…….. good god!, stw has plumbed new depths of depravity previously only seen on mlehworld.

    cfinnimore
    Member

    Right, that was a detour into “ooooooh, matron” Hell.

    Seriously tho, yeah…

    What forks for and who else loves their Ibis Tranny?

    michaelmcc
    Member

    Are you seriously offering to help him fit inside a trannie’s stiff rear end?…….. good god!, stw has plumbed new depths of depravity previously only seen on mlehworld.

    😆

    xcentric
    Member

    how much for the ones for sale then?

    Would a Tranny take a 120mm fork? I know the website says they’re optimised for 100mm.

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