Wish you hadn’t done that.Posted 5 years ago
stoner, you’d be better off using the new surly rabbit hole rim 29er x 50mm with something like a knard 3″ 29er tyre although the vertical clearance would be tight. A 2.5 wtb on a 50mm rim would fill out nicely and run at low pressures. I had a 2.55 dissent on a 42mm rim at 8 psi and it was lovely in those Ti truss that you have.Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Here’s a brace of Jones’ and my lowly Soulcraft skulking in the huff at the back, one belongs to Biff, the other two belong to Jeff, one to ride and the other one is the spare bike he brought over for SSWC2007 at Aviemore.
We went out riding at Kirroughtree and Drumlanrig a few days before heading up to Aviemore for the Telly Savalas Players Club extravaganza that was SSWC2007 and i can confirm that Jeff is an extremely skilful rider who can ride things on that bike that beggars belief and his space frames ride so good i just about cried when i had to give it back to him after a short test ride.
Ahhh…happy days, but thanks to Ben at Kinetics my Soulcraft will be resurrected at some point next year with a new front end on it and S&S couplings.
Posted 5 years ago
There are those with extensive experience, who prefer the diamond with unicrown over the spaceframe with truss (steel)
I like the look of the diamond/unicrown myself, very elegant curves, especially on the fork, and it’s a bike that looks right to me. Shame that guy didn’t give his reasons for his preference. And it would be good to know how the Diamond rides vs other comparable HTs rather than against the Spaceframe/Truss.
I’m currently riding my Swift rigid with a 2.35 Hans Dampf (x2), and I’m seeing no reason at all for suspension for the riding I do (Surrey Hills XC/ST) in the current conditions.
Are the brakes on the top photo cable activated? The Surly Krampus is coming spec’d with BB7s and I’m wondering, economics aside, if there’s a performance reason for that.Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
it is mick …. took me a while to click – hes the chap responsible for introducing a young me to whisky at SSWC – he wont remember as he was smashed.
Rode jeffs bike at SSWC as well – it rode really nicely HOWEVER i couldnt justify selling all my other bikes to own one 😀 But man can he ride.Posted 5 years ago
Right, who stocks them and how many body parts do they cost?
speak to CTBM, and there are other threads, seek and you shall find
you can put a deposit on a ‘build kit’ (=frame forks rims tyres), due by end of the year I believe, or a full build coming in the spring. ish. A healthy four figure sum gets you started.Posted 5 years ago
The blog bit gives you the dimensions of the knard too if thats any use. Happy to see they say it fits on a P35 even though a certain bike monger told me i need a 50mm.Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
mick_r & trail rat : Yeah – i’m outed, tiz me of broken soulcraft and faceplant fame….i should be on commission or at least have an expense account for the good work i’ve done promoting the scottish whisky industry over the years, i was usually to be found lying on the ground waving a whisky bottle at passers by at various cycling events up and down the country, all that is in the past though…..i’m 5yrs older, 5 years wiser and still a short arse which is good for me as it’s not that far to fall.
Soon to be seen lying on the ground at the real ale wobble in Llanwrtyd Wells,Posted 5 years agomick_rSubscriber
Yay Kenny! – good to hear from you again (you were my Sulwath beer collection pixie before the 1st Kirroughtree 10).
We were up at Gelston for a few days over half term – wondered if you were still around (working at Twynholm?). Hoped we’d bump into you on the trails sometime.
I’ve now built a couple of 29er frames with some Jonesesque geo – must post them up sometime (16″ chainstays and slack head angle).
MickPosted 5 years ago
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