Rigid won’t die? Show us yours!

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  • Rigid won’t die? Show us yours!
  • andykirk
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    Very good teadrinker! I was thinking the exact same thing.

    Every now and then a b*stard thread comes up. This is one.

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    something like this, sadexpunk? Had it since, 2000. This is post spruce up, discify, debounce and degear in 2012

    yes, exactly like that, how much please? 😉

    @lunge There are a few completes still about, as mentioned before Brother do a nice one, as do Ribble. Wonder and Marin have good ones under a grand, but I’ve been perving over the 2020 Kona Unit-X that’s just been released. Still cant afford it, though.

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    nedrapier

    breadcrumb, that little leveret is a beautiful little thing!

    Disappointed but not surprised it’s not available to buy!

    Thanks, it’s definitely an one-off. I need to build myself a frame, might make a start at some point one day!

    andy5390
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    Might have already been mentioned, but Nordest do a nice rigid

    Some super bikes posted. Best thread I’ve read all year.

    Custom Ramin, frame and fork* to be swapped for a Stooge mk4 in about a week 🙂

    (stealth ad: so the frame and fork pictured above will shortly be for sale [very cheaply] if this thread has anyone curious to try rigid)

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    I really must pull my finger out and sort out posting a photo of my Ti Singular Hummingbird singlespeed. Almost certainly my favourite bike of any I’ve owned, although the steel Hummingbirds are ace too.
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    How many folks here are also running a gravel bike as well as their rigid MTB?

    My gravel bike is my commuter so I have a second set of wheels for my rigid bike to run some faster tyres

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    How many folks here are also running a gravel bike as well as their rigid MTB?

    Yep.

    Use it mostly as a commuter.

    kazafaza
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    How many folks here are also running a gravel bike as well as their rigid MTB?

    Guilty. Vulcan Bicycle Works:

    Vulcan Bicycle Works

    plop_pants
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    Not raced on it for a while but still gets ridden. Nearly 25 years old.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Any old excuse to post yet another pic of my rigid commuter. Brand X HT01. Now has a 180 rotor front, and 32t ring (was 34t).
    If a 24″ street/trials bike counts:

    Had it seven months, still bad at it, but enjoy it, making slow progress, but am 40something.

    Premier Icon slackman99
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    Odd configuration, but weeride mount bar fitted and rear slick for when I put it on the trainer

    Premier Icon slackman99
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    Try that again

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2gZNSCr]2019-08-18_06-51-53[/url] by David Scott, on Flickr

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Some custom weirdness.
    My forks are considerably more ofsetty than yours.

    2017-05-22_12-18-06

    Some aceness in these halls. Now also have ti hummingbird itch

    my custom weirdness

    Radicool! How’s the climbing with that?

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    How many folks here are also running a gravel bike as well as their rigid MTB?

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    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Now also have ti hummingbird itch

    If it’s really itchy, Sam’s taking orders for semi-custom Ti at the moment.

    fin25
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2h1k8UP]IMG_20160504_164120[/url] by Adam Lewis, on Flickr

    Room for a Speedball in here ?

    Found out what the top tube arrangement is for…

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    Yes!

    And you got some Junker bars, how did you manage that?

    nedrapier

    Yes!

    And you got some Junker bars, how did you manage that?

    Andy had a handful back in April, he posted on FB that there were a couple of spare 70’s up for sale so I grabbed them.

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    Radicool! How’s the climbing with that?

    It has a 75.5 ST angle, and 450 reach, so is an ace climber.
    Sit and spin, and the front wheel stays planted without having to hover over the nose of the saddle.

    Premier Icon survivor
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    Some custom weirdness.
    My forks are considerably more ofsetty than yours.

    That looks like three different bikes stuck together 😂

    How’s it ride?

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    survivor – it rides great!

    Although it looks a bit mad, it’s mostly quite ‘normal’ by todays standards.
    Obviously, the front end is a bit out there…
    It was built primarily as a hardcore hardtail, which I wanted to run 150 forks at 63 degrees with a B+ tyre.
    I also wanted the option of rigid, but rigid forks for 63 HA don’t exist, so I had these built.
    I paid close attention to the mechanical trail and wheel flop numbers, to get the correct offset for the head angle. I went with what I knew worked well on production bikes.
    Check out the new Stooge MK4, it’s getting slacker and big offset.
    It feels really balanced, but more confident downhill than a rigid bike has any right to be, with the big tyre way out front like a DH bike.

    I’ve had it a couple of years now. I’m considering selling it to get another one made, full 29+ this time with some changes to make it more bikepacking specific.
    I love the new Stooge MK4, but the 72 SA rules it out for me. It was tempting me greatly otherwise.

    A bit more on mechanical trail for the geo geeks HERE

    And a handy calculator HERE

    kisherceg
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    Hi guys, as a long time reader I would like to add my little contribution to this nice thread, a Kona Unit from 2015. I’ve got it for two years now, found it in NOS condition, very happy with it since then.

    Unit

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    Three for the price of one: Rigid MtB / flat-bar gravelbike / beach racer

    Ridley Ignite

    scotroutes
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    My latest

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2hyZZPL]DSC_0767[/url] by Colin Cadden, on Flickr

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    Sold this and bought a drop bar gravel bike instead. Not convinced I didn’t prefer the Genesis 🙁

    Like rocking horse shit now too. What an idiot. Some stunning potential alternates in here though!

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    I’ll try again:

    Three for the price of one: Rigid MtB / flat-bar gravelbike / beach racer

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    wzzzz
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    70 degree HA
    73 degree SA
    575mm top tube
    425mm chainstays
    1050mm wheel base

    1×9 11-40, Specialized FastTrak 26×2.1 tubeless tyres. Needs a dropper.

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    1988/9 Giant Super Sierra.

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    Mk1 Stooge

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    Ancient Swift with Krampus fork and 3in tyre

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    Pickenflick for gravel duties

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