You're going to need more power to wheelie.Gordo wrote:...moving the pivot points for the swing arm and rear suspension, back @ 10". What can be the downside of this?
Is this the one Kim, from bzhwindtalker?AussieJester wrote: there' s a
young French chap that's done a great job with lengthening one of
those 4 pivot point rear ends AND in doing so moved the shock
behind the seat post (apologies his nick alludes me dammit, I read all
his threads too) KiM
Soz about that, was my doing, i was posting from my mobile and sometimes it copies a section of the post and pastes it at the end with my nameGordo wrote:This post stuttered and while it was bouncing around, I got off the couch
The swingarm is steel.Gordo wrote:The lack of space because of the rear suspension is a real problem. I have been unsuccessful in my search for such a frame. On Friday I ordered 2 of these;
neuvo;dogman wrote:Sounds like a deal. And it does look a bit better than some of the similar looking walbikes.
Sometimes in these frame discussions, one guy is talking building a commuter with suspension to soak up potholes, while the other wants something that rides DH trails. So one persons perfect choice may not cut it for heavier duty use another is planning on.
For sure they ride nicer, especially when lugging a set of full panniers. Trouble is, these nicer frames tend to have rear dropouts that are not easy shapes to fit a torque plate onto, and you can't weld steel onto em.
For what its worth, the one I saw in person was a full size mountain bike but I really don't know the dimensions. I remember there being a bit of a trend in the '90's toward small framed mountain bikes being used with long seat tubes and long handle bar necks. The one I saw in person had 26" wheels, so its safe to assume the one in this pictures has as well if you want to extrapolate dimensions.Gordo wrote: neuvo;
I really like that suspension system being out of the triangle. When looking at the triangle and comparing to the size of a brick in the background, I wonder just how small it is? 18" or 16", almost looks like BMX size?
So I am guessing 9Ah in the triangle? $1000 frame?Kingfish wrote:
Bare frame as purchased from eBay.
I spec’d out the 2009 Felt Compulsion 1 for my latest version. Overall, it is a good frame and can support 18 LiPo bricks in the triangle, and another 12 in a pair of saddlebags draped over the top. However the problem areas are: Rear suspension cannot handle too much load up high; if you keep the load near the axels then handling will be a lot better. That said – I had 9 more bricks in each pannier when fully loaded. In addition, the rear suspension can only handle up to 2.5-inch wide tires, such as Hookworms. Lastly the rear suspension was not designed to mount fenders conveniently and I struggled with this aspect on my entire time On the Road. Still – it is a good interim frame and served its’ purpose well enough. Absolutely a blast as a 2WD for commuting!
Near the end of my road trip.
From this thread http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =3&t=18348The moots ybb is made of titanium and costs as much as a small car.
The salsa dos niner is only$1000.
The KHS solo one was available as a soft tail in 2005 for $600. Chromoly too. I wish they still made it!
The cheapest I've found is a Schwinn midtown for $300 through costco.
The frame geometry doesn't look good for mounting batteries.
In sumnation scour ebay and craigslist for khs solo one.
It turns out the solo one is a bad choice. It does have disc brake mounts, but no fender eyelets, braze ons for racks, or derailleur hanger.
I would suggest the other bikes on in there 2005 soft tail line up. Especially the police bike. (good luck finding it).
The gt lts-5:
1995-1994 Specialized stumpjumper fsr