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650B Ti Butted MTB 

Posted 4/7/2008 12:09:53 PM

plunka shoulda

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8 comments on “650B Ti Butted MTB”

plunka5 Says:
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.

Thanks Jim!

drocha Says:
Friday, May 23, 2008 @1:48:19 PM

Trade ya my heavy a$$ Orange P7 frame for that one! :) Nice work man!!

mainejohn Says:
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.

jbeane Says:
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.

jbeane Says:
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:

http://www.freewebs.com/650b/the650bpacerproject.htm

Although, I'd build it a little differently.

Thanks for the help.

jbeane Says:
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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