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  • request for a test ride – 29er singlespeed – in exchange for a charity donation?
  • twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Right – I’d like to try a 29er singlespeed to see if its for me. Calling upon the STW community to help 🙂

    Ideally,

    Ti frame
    daft light build
    rigid fork – big front tyre
    size: medium
    Surrey/south east area.

    will gladly bung a few quid to a charity of your choice, as I’ll put some money to STW towers too

    I’m NOT after buying one right now so please no selling responses!

    thanks 🙂

    TM

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    If you find yourself in Glasgow, give me a shout.

    Got the above but in carbon.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Thanks for the offer – no plans to be that far north I’m afraid

    TM

    tazzymtb
    Full Member

    You can have a go on my ti blacksheep with knard 29+ front if you can get to the midlands..light full ti monster moshing madness

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Cheers Tazzy – will bear that in mind 🙂

    Blackheep bikes -that’s a new one for me

    TM

    jameso
    Full Member

    A few Jones ti’s around the SE, people seem to love em or hate em, dunno if it’s the kind of thing you’re interested in.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    thanks Jameso. I know one owner at least – not sure its a 29er though..

    Just wanting to see if a light 29er in s/s mode would work for me so not wedded to Ti frames..
    anyone else?
    TM

    nbt
    Full Member

    Scandals are stupid light too. I’m in Marple near manchester though so not too close to you

    tazzymtb
    Full Member

    Black sheep make seriously pimp custom ti frames…I also have a jones you can play on.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Cheers tazzy. a Jones as well! niiiice!

    nbt – might be up that way over christmas – will drop you a line if interested ok?

    Thanks

    R

    StefMcDef
    Free Member

    Got a medium Salsa Selma in pretty much the required configuration – but you’ll need to get to the Isle of Wight if you want to try it out.

    Still, a bit nearer than Glasgow/the Midlands.

    nbt
    Full Member

    BY all means, if we’re around at the same time Il’l take you out and rip your legs off show you the local trails

    BTW mine’s a 16″ so may be on the small side for you?


    ScandAl by Notoriously Bad Typist, on Flickr

    Ming the Merciless
    Free Member

    You can borrow Pennywise if you want, just lock the fork out and leave it in one gear.

    takisawa2
    Full Member

    Nice skinny steel Niner here, if you do end up in Midlandshire over the yule era.

    Andy
    Free Member

    Large Salsa El Mariachi in Reading and ride the Swinley area if that works?

    Bazz
    Full Member

    t_m – I’m about 20 mins from Gatwick in the West Sussex/Surrey border area, i have a large steel rigid ss 29er you could take out for a loop of my local trails if you wanted. E mail in profile.

    tazzymtb
    Full Member

    I’ll be ay Thetford over crimbo new year with bikes if any use?

    HantsNightRider
    Full Member

    Twiglet…
    Near Farnham, Hampshire side
    18″ Scandal 29er, on one carbon forks, not a stupid light build
    2.2 ish Smorgasbord tyres
    32/18 ratio

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Blimey – what a great response! 🙂

    Clearly, I need to do a UK wide tour to try out all these bikes 🙂

    very much appreciate the offers – and I do want to find a medium size bike.

    Any more offers?

    Thanks folks
    TM

    Ming the Merciless
    Free Member

    Pennywise is a 17.5

    DrP
    Full Member

    Sussex/south downs…??
    Got a medium scandal, but with boingy forks….

    DrP

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Ming – noted 🙂 and its a laaaavely bike too (despite being plastic)

    DrP – ooooo! where in sussex please?

    TM

    Ming the Merciless
    Free Member

    It’s not plastic! 😡 It’s burnt toast and horse hair!

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    @Ming – lol! I thought it was helium and bubble wrap. A seriously light bicycle…

    TM

    DrP
    Full Member

    Worthing…

    DrP

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Dr P – thanks – let me add that to the Travelmanager program that is being run for our Christmas/new year plans 🙂

    TM

    DrP
    Full Member

    OK…give me an email nearer the date…

    DrP

    mattjg
    Free Member

    @op

    Ti frame NO, scandium XC bike or aluminium trail bike
    daft light build NO, boing & droppers
    rigid fork – big front tyre NO, boingy
    size: medium YES
    Surrey/south east area. YES (Dorking)

    mail in profile

    I like Twiglets.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Matt

    excellent. are both singlespeed?

    we have a shared love of meaty flavoured savoury snacks

    TM

    mattjg
    Free Member

    yes tho both are not currently fully built up but that’s no biggie

    Twiglets are vegetarian, like me.

    mattjg
    Free Member

    I do have a rigid fork for the XC bike, if you cba to install it, then revert it afterwards, you can try it.

    I also have a riding buddy who frequents here who has an Inbred 29er SS with a Swift steel fork.

    mattjg
    Free Member

    ps fundamentalist SSers will tell you running boing isn’t straight-edge, but I think it works quite well. On any kind of technical climb I find it’s better to have boing than get stalled on roots and so on.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Cheers Matt, much obliged.

    I ride 26 s/s (with boing)and agree its helpful.

    TM

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Thanks everyone for the offers

    I swung a leg over Mings ridiculous carbon cheating bike yesterday. Its a Trek Superfly of some description and quite amazing. The slightest puff of effort sees you speeding ahead, and that coupled with the bigger wheels means you just don’t seem to slow down either!

    TM

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