Anyone in the know? (29er custom build content)
(ton: Forum police are vigilant I see)
Last time I scoured the UK in the Summer I came with almost zilch finding a custom 29er frame builder.
I know Brant has something on the 29er woodsy back boiler but there's no news of that yet…?
So, is there any builder who can help?Posted 8 years ago
Yes, thanks for the burls link. I was in long discussion with Justin in the summer.
That 29er he made for Al looks very nice. What I am after though is really a long travel 'woodsy' bike, and tbf I was looking for someone with that kind of experience/knowledge of how the the differing materials will work.
It's quite tricky laying down the coin when the builder has only made one or twoPosted 8 years agooneoneoneoneMember
im having a 26" bike made for me by a gent who makes road bikes mainly.
he has made a few MTB's and when i popped my forks round he didnt know what to do with them.
he has never made a frame with disk mounts. but i have seen his work and it is superb. im expecting to get it before april!!
will post picks when its finishedPosted 8 years ago
You see this is the problem. I found someone who restores and builds bike frames. His work is superb. He mainly builds track and road bikes. He has build one 29er XC mtb
For me, that was not enough. An experienced 29er frame builder will know how changing the gauge of the CS's will affect the ride feel, or what dia DT you need for durability and torsion etc etcPosted 8 years agoclunkerMember
Could well be who Ton is on about? http://www.shandcycles.com/?gclid=CPXP-pjSjZ8CFSYulAod9huwMw. Building my new one.Posted 8 years ago
I've worked it out. What's stopping me doing a long travel 29er hardtail isn't the forks or the tyres, it's the ZEALOTS.
In some ways, the worst of them remind me of pedophiles or other abusers who try to claim that it's OK to do those sort of things.
I have started a "Blue Pig 29" project, but not sure… I'm sort of tempted, but see the above…Posted 8 years ago
I thought about that idea, and building the thing myself. I thought how cool would be, riding the bike you've built yourself!
Then I looked at a few threads on mtbr of how these have gone wrong for folk, mainly in the form of breakages.
No, what I want is the input of an experienced framebuilder who can breath some magic into the design.Posted 8 years ago
Clink, yes for sure there are quite a few US 29er builders who would do the job just fine I'm sure – Walt being an excellent choice. I don't think you would go far wrong with him.
He (another that springs to mind is Ted Wojick) would know what the intended terrain is too, as they have built frames for 'East Coast woodsy riding'. Ted built one a couple of years ago through a collaborative mtbr forum exchange as the best bike for East Coast riding. The finished bike was IIRC was a 100mm travel ~71 deg HA, medium (for a 29er) CS length HT.
While this is not the slacked out LT, tucked in the rear bike I'm after, he has the experience of knowing what people want and how the built needs to be varied for that end
BUT, that still doesn't get the homegrown roots feel into your dream custom bike I don't think.
I want a local bike by a local builder 😀Posted 8 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
Custom build. No cable guides, no bottle mounts, no gear hanger, just clean and simple. Ask Manchester Trev, he lurks on here sometimes and is their importer and top bloke.
If you are anywhere near Southampton give me a shout and you can have a play if you want.Posted 8 years ago
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