Monday, April 7, 2008 @7:44:43 PM
Jim, it should read...Plunka woulda? I thought about a 650B...Right now, I don't think enought tire and rim choices are out there. I will be giving Mr. Kish a call after I pay for my next Hatfield banjo this summer though. I'm hooked on the 29er's...Love the big wheels! If they made 650B's in a double-eyelet and welded rim....and there were more tire choices!!! That really is a beautiful bicycle Jim!
btw, I read about your bike above having a GREAT showing at the Handmade Bicycle Show. I hope to attend next year.
Friday, May 23, 2008 @1:48:19 PM
Trade ya my heavy a$$ Orange P7 frame for that one! :) Nice work man!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @12:35:08 PM
I don't know much about bkies, but that one is very cool. I do like to ride, however, and right now in New England is the best time for riding.
Friday, March 26, 2010 @11:23:59 AM
I was thinking of picking up a Surly Pacer and converting it to 650b for commuting. Does it feel at all sluggish?
biscuit joiner Says:
Friday, March 26, 2010 @2:16:08 PM
The only 650B bikes I've ridden were built by me around that wheel size--so those felt 'correct'. It's a great compromise between 26 and 29, and I'd imagine you could use them on a 26" MTB provided you have the clearance. The BB drop wouldn't be quite right, and the head angle would ideally be a bit steeper, but I bet it'd work out fine.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @4:34:11 AM
My conversion would be on a road bike, 700x23 to 650b. I was more curious if the comfort gain is enough to justify the loss of of speed. Essentially this is what I'm thinking:
Although, I'd build it a little differently.
Thanks for the help.
Saturday, March 27, 2010 @4:44:12 AM
NAHBS reference a few comments up clued me into you being a builder, Impressive.
fred davis Says:
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 @5:32:47 PM
Riden them all and I perfer the 650 with v breaks for general confort and all around use rode trail and comuting
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