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  • Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Needs a chainsaw>chainset interface. Sod Electric bikes – I want a chainsaw powered one πŸ™‚

    jamiea
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    I think you’ve mixed the photos up there πŸ˜‰

    Cheers,
    Jamie

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Yeah it’s pretty grim isn’t it. I was hoping for some ti beauty when I clicked that link. Not so.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Tsk, the bottle on the chainsaw bike is gonna get covered in crap from the rear wheel.

    Words fail me regarding the FSer.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Mmmmm but look at the Brooks Swallow on the bottom one. Mmmmm – like having your buttocks massaged by the wings of an angel with every passing mile riding one of those..

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I think it’s just not easy to make complex shapes with Ti.

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    FSers not that bad, crap cable routing but that’s wonky tubes for you. Quite like the shock into the toptube thing, reminds me of tazmon and that boulder one.

    Don’t most ti FS frames look pretty dodgy? I know the litespeed ones do.

    Merlin did a rather nice one but as it was just a front triangle with an ellsworth back end bolted on I’m not sure they can take all the credit.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    FSers not that bad

    Looking at it again, I think it might actually be worse.

    Premier Icon adsh
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    Doesn’t the trailbuilding chainsaw toting bike need the fast rolling properties of 29″ wheels?

    messiah
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    The chainsaw bike is my choice for the zombie apocalypse.

    Bring on the flesh eating hoards.

    theflatboy
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    D0NK – Member
    Merlin did a rather nice one but as it was just a front triangle with an ellsworth back end bolted on I’m not sure they can take all the credit.

    Speaking of which, anyone want to buy one? πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    niiiiiice, right size too, out of my league tho πŸ™

    theflatboy
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    Come on, you know you want to… πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    How on gods green earth did they manage to let something so fugly actually get made?

    Every branch, every…single….branch.
    Or is it just me? 😯

    Now this, this is very handy…

    But still but-tugly…

    iolo
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    Yes it’s bloody ugly but because it’s Moots you know it will be cheap πŸ™„

    Can’t quite make it out, is it a singlepivot with a chainstay pivot, or is it using a Nomad style swingarm (with the dropout bolting the two parts together)?

    mangatank
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    This thread inspired me to re-visit the Moots website. I remember when they used to help stiffen one on the old Bike Porn feature in the mag back in the early 2000s.

    Moots still does the legendary YBB soft tail in 26″…and it looks as modern and relevant as a Ford Cortina now. 😯

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I always wanted a softail πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Did the Saturday kid at moots find the pipe bender?

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    I kind of like the way people like Moots and Lynskey are trying to move forward with titanium. It’s deeply unfashionable in a world where everything’s made from hydroformed alloy or plastic, but I like the way to and steel bikes still look like, well, bikes. But yes, it does look like a bit of a tube-interrupted jumble of piping. Then again, it got you talking, didn’t it?

    sam42
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    I quite like it in comparison to some of the hydroforming fests, filing cabinets and carbon fibre amorphous blobs we see these days. Now if only it was a 26, or dare I say 650b..

    manitou
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    I like it.. and I imagine if it had Santa Cruz or Giant on the frame people on here would be loving it too. πŸ˜‰

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