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  • bonesetter
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    I didn't mean my comment to come across like I thought anyone would come away with a build that wasn't looked after.

    I really wanted to go up and have a go building a frame with him. I even phoned them and spoke to a lady (who I took to be his wife). When I started asking 29er specific questions she got defensive. Basically it didn't go too well, more down to my bad probably, but anyhow I don't doubt his classes and the frames produced. Maybe it would have gone differently talking to him directly.

    AJ
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    Wolfhound mmmm i'm on that list too! do'it

    phatstanley
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    didn't you just get a paradox not long ago?
    ain't dat floatin' yer boat no more? ๐Ÿ™„

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    Not UK (again) but along the right lines?
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=583225

    bonesetter
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    Cheers Matt, hadn't seen that thread.

    bonesetter
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    phatstanley – Member

    didn't you just get a paradox not long ago?
    ain't dat floatin' yer boat no more?

    I need a 'custom Paradox' to fit a very awkward body size ๐Ÿ˜

    phatstanley
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    does that mean you're gonna be selling your one?

    martinh
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    Maybe you should have got the L. It might have fitted better ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I'm sort of at the front of the WH queue now, but its not the best time for me to be spending that sort of cash on another bike so it's on temporary hold. That gives me some time to play around and sort out exactly what I need from my next bike that isn't delivered by the Paradox or Jones.

    I'd be reluctant to get a UK custom 29er. Not many have built 29ers let alone LT 29ers.

    I found it hard enough to justify getting my Jones – but I managed it! ๐Ÿ™‚ – I'm sure if you try harder, you'll manage it LOL.

    bonesetter
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    I'm still trying to work out why the Paradox doesn't feel quite right tbh. Maybe the frame is too small I'm not quite sure yet.

    I went with the Med 23 ish ETT as that is what my FS bike measures. The FS was a mess up from the builder as I asked for a bigger frame. It wasn't till 2 months after riding it I found out the size. The FS bike feels great.

    I know I have an awkward body shape. I lost 2" out of both my legs in a RTA and I had a longer body proportion before! So at 6'3" I've got an trouser leg length of 33" (rider's inseam 34.5)

    I've tried all the online bike fit calculators, and what I have tried to do is experiment with frame/stem/bar lengths.

    I'm closer now that ever before I think

    runningman
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    Bonesetter, if I were you I'd revist burls. If your desperate for steel you may have a wait on your hands… But I'd opt for Ti, no paint to scratch etc & suits the appliction well. As for his experiance with how the size of tube etc will change the ride on a 29ner – it is no different to that of how it affects a 26", 650c, mtb, road, tandem etc etc.

    bonesetter
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    Very (or after so may, non at all) coincidental,I have been looking at and tonight discussing the Burls build I was considering last summer.

    Full custom Ti build, delivered for under a grand. And your dealing with a dab hand frame builder…

    Premier Icon ton
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    nige, i got a price from who we were talking about…
    just under a grand, and he will do whatever you want.

    i have thought about it good and hard, and i do not think custom is for me.
    i love the whole process of searching, buying, riding, and if i do not like it, selling bikes.
    so i am gonna keep on doing what i enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    bonesetter
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    Good on yer, who wants the perfect bike ๐Ÿ˜€

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    perfection is something to aim for…………
    searching for it is the adventure…………. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    bonesetter
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    Exactly

    *wallet dives for cover*

    bonesetter
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    So, where were we?

    …Oh yes… I'm looking at a custom Ti Burls for ยฃ975…

    …High end steel is just as good as, if not better that Ti as steel… feels more alive…

    …I LOVE the bikes I've got…

    big_n_daft
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    ton, when are you getting the frame? I need to save for when you sell it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    big_n_daft – Member
    ton, when are you getting the frame? I need to save for when you sell it

    i am not….
    i am gonna keep on testing……… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Just found this too. Know it's fs, but it's very nice…

    Info here:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=6478221#post6478221

    Premier Icon ton
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    i want those forks for my ventana

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