Show me your steel 29er's please.
best 29r i have ever owned…..and there have been many
<img src=”http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5448/8857960448_b841fe8ac0_z.jpg” width=”640″ height=”480″ alt=”cutgate 27.05.13 008″>Posted 4 years agojaymoidMember
Paceman – Member
Jaymoid, I run my Charge Cooker 29er fully rigid and it’s great for blasting round the woods. Being rigid it keeps you on your toes but also benefits your riding skills no end. I’ve found it’s best run with a big high volume tyre on the front such as a 2.4 Ardent or Chunky Monkey if you need more grip. I’ve also ditched the front mech and chainrings to run it 1×9 which makes for a fantastic winter bike with loads of mud clearance and little maintenance to worry about.
Yeah – I saw your cooker, looks lovely! What fork do you have? I have thought about running 1×10 but the big ring is very handy for the road bit of the commute.Posted 4 years agoamplebrewMember
jupiter – Member
Curtis, Pace and Genesis SS look great. amplebrew’s Jones looks perfect and thanks for that info. Are those custom length ESI grips? Chunky or racer and how did you get hold of them?
Hi Jupiter, yeah the ESI grips are the custom length Jones version from Charlie
The steerer has been trimmed down now, I ended up loosing all the spacers below the stem and now just have a 5mm above.Posted 4 years agomick_rSubscriber
Is a homemade frame niche enough? Hasn’t broken yet…… 🙂
16″ chainstays, 69 deg head angle and 72 deg (effective) seat angle. Columbus steel (Zona / cro-mo mix) and fillet brazed. Twin 1/2″ diameter tubes for the chainstays to squeeze between 2.3 tyre and chainring with some mud room (regular 73mm bb shell).
Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Does anyone have any cheap steel recommendations please?
Give Sam at Singular a ring, he sells the Swift rigid one sometimes, for about £60 IIRC. Its almost identical to the Niner steel one at £160. (I’ve had both).
Farticus…that Curtis is bloomin gorgeous.
I’m guessing its just wire-woolled & lacquered…?
Wonder if my SIR.9 would look like that underneath… 🙂Posted 4 years agoFarticusSubscriber
My Curtis XC9 is an unashamed copy if Candodavid’s but with 44mm headtube and fatter seat tube to be more dropper-friendly. Sliders are PMW units but with Curtis’ own frame units to bring the dropouts more “inside” the frame rather than hanging out the back.
Maximised tyre clearance combined with short back end (16.75″) means it’ll only just take a 30t chainring on Middleburn RX8s (which it now has) – SS runs bigger but with a Rohloff spider to give a wider chainline.
Single chainring only – no stops for a front mech.
Other than that, standard Curtis fare of 853 main triangle, 725 stays and highly polished before being clear powdercoated.
Bars are Seven custom jobs, 730mm wide and big bend. Aim is to have some comfort when it goes rigid SS for winter duties … Still getting used to the width of them at the moment.
Binners – go on, you know you want to 😀Posted 4 years ago
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