Stooge Cycles – who's interested? (slack 29er content)
Hi Monkeyrider, i’ll get the weight for you as soon as i can get my hand on some scales. I wasn’t watching the weight when i designed the frame, but having said that, the bike on my website (with a Knard) weighs in at 26lbs, or 11.8 kg. There’s nothing especially lighweight about the build so i imagine you could get a bike down to 24lbs quite easily.Posted 3 years ago
weight still to follow. I may well do a regular BB version, but at this stage its economy of scale, i’m a very small outfit trying to be all things to all men. One upside of the ebb is that you can play around with geometry (chainstay length, bottom bracket height)and i like that. But the ebb is fit and forget if you run gears (as i do). Don’t let it put you off 😉Posted 3 years ago
I was a bit worried about the eccentric BB as well, my single speed days are done.Posted 3 years ago
But its not much weight, and probably means stiffer BB generally, plus being able to play with single ring setups, and BB position for the reasons listed above and for me also being able to get seat position just right for the cockpit, but being able to independently modify relative peddling position ( a bit) is an unforeseen plus.
Just started building mine up. Proper lovely frame. Looking forward to see how 29+ front works. Felt great on the test bike. Andy couldn’t have been more helpful.
Just ordered a blue frameset at CTBM ………first Dutch Stooge will be born 😀
Charlie was very helpfull in sharing his experience on a Karate Monkey and the Stooge; Both great bikes but quite different ride: Stooge more agressive and fun, KM more for long steady days.
Sounds there is a place for a Stooge next to my KM. 😀
It will be a bit of “classic” build with what I have in my barn (mosty new or hardly used):
polished stuff, bit vintage and modern mix; 1×8 34(or 30) x 11-34 with square tapered crankset (Shimano STC-RC 5arm 1995! almost new) Surly SS chainring,jumpstop, Sachs (yes…real “Sachs”) gripshifter, Salsa bend2 bar, Avid bb7 and some flatpedals.
I already have received my Velocity Blunt35 wheelset from “Just Riding Along” with tubeless Knard front and Conti Xking2.4 rear.
I will post pictures asapPosted 3 years ago
OK, so i REALLY need to put the seatclamp size on the website, and it is…. 31.8. The seatmast has a brazed shim inside to provide all important strength at the top tube junction. The actual tube is a lit thinner once you head down to the BB.
Monkeyrider, your build sounds sweet, can’t wait to see some pics of that one.
BB7’s will fit on the back with a 180 rotor. I’ve not tried a 203, i imagine it might be okay, though a definite case of overkill 🙂Posted 3 years agoska-49Member
Nearly all parts have been ordered.
I’ll start the build tomorrow. Can’t wait!
Spec for me:
740mm low rise devinci bars
50mm Kona stem
Deore brakes & 160mm rotors
Cane Creek headset
Flows on ProII- not sure on tyres yet.
Then just pedals and done!
Total cost around £800 and should weigh about 25 lbs.Posted 3 years ago
This build will be my winter hack bike/no maintenance option.placid_casualMember
I’m off up to Sideways tomorrow to collect my bits. A collection of purple Hope (hubs, headset) Thomson (post, stem) and XT (brakes, mech, cranks) with Dually rims and a Knard up front. My frame, which has been mantelpiece art for the last six weeks will finally get built.Posted 3 years ago
Aye 68 here too.
Finally got all the bits to build the Stooge up. Apologies to Andy for any compromises valve/logo misalignment 🙂
Rabbit hole rims, Knard front and Ardent 2.4 back (comes up nice and wide on these rims). Set up tubeless with sht load of Stans and Gorrilla tape.
1 x 10 thick/thin chainring / clutch mech. So we’ll see how that handles steps…
Will probably go for layback seat post, depending on how the cockpit fettling goes. Keeping the front high on Andy’s recommendation. Opposite to what I’m used to, but felt right on the demo bike, so I’m going to try it for a bit.
Generally built burly. Lovely frame.
SLX front brake on a Surly hub was tight with IS to post adaptor. May need some tinkering later.
Right lets get the thing… dusty 🙂Posted 3 years ago
firstly, massive apologies re the website misinformation, the bb is 68mm, used to be 73 when i specced a threaded BB, update on the way. Especially sorry to Monkeyrider for buying the wrong size, what size T shirt do you wear, i’ll send you one gratis to make up for the bother (when they arrive).
M(alec) – your build looks very very nice, can’t wait to hear what you think of it on the trails. Keep me posted.Posted 3 years ago
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