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Tall person's rigid, steel MTB
I know of Riv's tall frames but they're outside my price range for this project. I really like the Singular Gryphon but I suspect the largest size of 21″ is too small for me. Likewise Salsa doesn't do their XXL frames any more. The Surly Ogre is probably my best option, but I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any other large frames around that price range that I should consider?

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In that case, you are definitely better off with the Fargo fork. According to the Salsa webpage, the Fargo fork has a 300mm steerer. The Surly webpage states that the Ogre fork has a 260mm steerer. This makes sense when you consider that the XXL Ogre headtube is 140mm and the XL Fargo's is 170mm.

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Even though Surly sells a so-called XXL model, you won't get the bars any higher than you could with their smallest model that uses the same fork. The longest stock steerer tube spec appears to be 300 mm. I guess the good news is that "29er" frames come with long fork blades—the Ogre's are 468 mm.

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Perhaps still of interest in this discussion: I found a spec drawing for all sizes of the Singular frames, including XL Swifts an Gryphons under discussion here (in Czech!). I'll attach both of them below. On the Swift diagram, it's showing 850 mm saddle height. No way to tell if the fork has been cut. For reference, my height is 6'6" and my saddle height is about 85cm on 170mm cranks and 82 on 200mm cranks. My legs aren't very long for my height. I'm guessing I could get the Swift to fit me, with the right stem/bar. (I'd probably run it with drops, so I'd use a very short stem, since it's so long)
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4 weeks ago by mikael
O.L.D. (Over-Locknut Dimension)
O.L.D. stands for Over-Locknut Dimension. This is the width of the hub measured from outside of locknut to outside of locknut. It is not to be confused with the axle length, as the axle extends into or beyond the frame dropouts. The O.L.D. needs to match the available space in the frame between the fork or frame tips. Rear hubs vary in width (but most new ones are 130mm for road or 135mm for mountain). The hub width (over-locknut dimension) needs to match the space between the rear wheel dropouts in the frame in order for things to line up as they should.
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6 weeks ago by mikael
That Frame Doesn't Fit!
An extra-long seat post on a conventional level-top-tube frame indicates a seat tube that's too short. I'm still in the "fist-full of post" school of fit.
blog-posts  frames  bikes  cycling  geometry 
9 weeks ago by mikael
Jake the Snake questions
The rear tire clearance is pretty good in the '16 compared to the '14 I used to have. 135 rear dropouts. My JTS isn't stock, but there's no weight weenie parts on it, and it's between 21 and 22 lbs.
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9 weeks ago by mikael
650b/ 700c
Brake reach needs to increase by 19mm to go from 622 to 584. Any brake that has enough reach to support a reasonably wide 700c tire is likely not going to have the additional reach to get to 650B... For example, Paul Racer centerpulls (my favorite) go from 59mm to 73mm (according to the Paul website); the Silver sidepulls go from 55 to 73 (according to Riv). Neither of those would support both 650B and 700C.
brakes  frames  cycling  bikes  foru§ 
10 weeks ago by mikael
On One Free Ranger on Riding Gravel
By the way, the Free ranger is a rebranded Carbonda CFR696 frame. You can probably get it cheaper there if you want a frameset only.
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11 weeks ago by mikael
Rivendell Bicycle Works: Frame Materials
Steel critics cite rust as a weak point of steel, and even the word rust conjurs up images of broken chains and hole-y buckets. But rust and corrosion ("rust" being steel-specific) are protective responses to environmental conditions, and once a layer has built up, they become a protective layer against further corrosion. Super thin tubes are more vulnerable to rust than are thicker ones, and that's a good argument for avoiding 0.35mm walls in steel bicycle frame tubes. But if rust were the tube-killer the carb-al-ti folks would have you believe, there wouldn't be hundreds of thousands of 30-year old and routinely neglected steel-framed bicycle still roaming the planet. Even so, it is best to prevent corrosion in super-thin-walled steel tubes by spraying them with any number of anti-rust sprays readily available. FrameSaver is one. Boeshield T9 is another. LPS makes some good anti-rust sprays. If you like the old ways, use linseed oil. The point is, rust is a problem only in your head.
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november 2019 by mikael
Stronger Than Steel, Able to Stop a Speeding Bullet--It's Super Wood!
Now, Hu and his colleagues say they have come up with a better way to densify wood, which they report in the February 7 Nature. Their simple, two-step process starts with boiling wood in a solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium sulfite (Na2SO3), a chemical treatment similar to the first step in creating the wood pulp used to make paper. This partially removes lignin and hemicellulose (natural polymers that help stiffen a plant’s cell walls)—but it largely leaves the wood’s cellulose (another natural polymer) intact, Hu says. The second step is almost as simple as the first: Compressing the treated wood until its cell walls collapse, then maintaining that compression as it is gently heated. The pressure and heat encourage the formation of chemical bonds between large numbers of hydrogen atoms and neighboring atoms in adjacent nanofibers of cellulose, greatly strengthening the material. The results are impressive. The team’s compressed wood is three times as dense as the untreated substance, Hu says, adding that its resistance to being ripped apart is increased more than 10-fold. It also can become about 50 times more resistant to compression and almost 20 times as stiff. The densified wood is also substantially harder, more scratch-resistant and more impact-resistant. It can be molded into almost any shape. Perhaps most importantly, the densified wood is also moisture-resistant: In lab tests, compressed samples exposed to extreme humidity for more than five days swelled less than 10 percent—and in subsequent tests, Hu says, a simple coat of paint eliminated that swelling entirely. A five-layer, plywoodlike sandwich of densified wood stopped simulated bullets fired into the material—a result Hu and his colleagues suggest could lead to low-cost armor. The material does not protect quite as well as a Kevlar sheet of the same thickness—but it only costs about 5 percent as much, he notes.
tree  bikes  frames  science 
september 2019 by mikael
The Soma Fab Blog: Guide to 650B Conversions on Soma Frames
It already fits up to 29 x 1.95" tires. Going 650b will not increase that. Its bottom bracket height is more like a road bike than a cyclo-cross bike, so it's on-road handing is pretty good. Using a 650b x 38/42 will lower the bottom bracket height further where you may gain advantage in stability some desire for on-road loaded touring, but of course you'll also be reducing cornering clearance and off-road capability. Using 650b x 2.0" you get the about the same BB height as 700x32c CX knobbies ( just enough for some off-road fun). We recommend nothing smaller than 650b x 38mm. Best reason to convert is to be able to fit 2.0" tires with fenders. (updated 2/18)
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september 2019 by mikael
2009 & 2010 Salsa Fargo
Last good version. When 2011 came seat tube became shorter.
frames  bikes  cycling  history 
august 2019 by mikael
The Salsa Cycles Fargo Page
Gen 3- 2013: Big changes in offerings and a small variation in design, as the Fargo gets a 44mm head tube diameter to accommodate the increasingly popular tapered steer tube forks.
history  bikes  cycling  frames 
august 2019 by mikael
Reynolds 921 stainless steel tubeset revealed
It’s not as high tensile as 853 (1400MPa) and is closer to 725 in strength and weight, but it is stainless.
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august 2019 by mikael
Otso Cycles — Warakin Frameset
Warakin is an all-road adventure bike. The frame is built using austenitic stainless steel tubing and features a brushed finish with bead-blasted graphics. Austenitic stainless steel provides the supple yet lively ride quality of a cromoly frame with the beauty and corrosion resistance of titanium.
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july 2019 by mikael
Seat Tube Length (Effective)
The effective seat tube length is the distance between the bottom bracket and the point at which a virtual horizontal top tube would intersect the seat tube.
cycling  bikes  frames  geometry 
july 2019 by mikael
sgltrak's reply to the Official Bridgestone Thread at Mtbr.com
In 1989, the MB-1 was double butted Tange Prestige tubing and lugged construction. MB-2 & 3 were triple butted Ishwata tubing and lugged construction. MB-4 was tig welded triple butted Tange tubing cro-moly. MB-5 & 6 were straight gauge Tange cro-moly tubing. I'm pretty sure this was a similar lineup in 1988 and 1990, the other two years I was selling them new. Don't know about years outside of those without digging my catalogs out.
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june 2019 by mikael
Custom Ti-Bike Part I - Conception
I love the look of brushed stainless steel, and this happens to also be the most maintainable finish, since restoring it is as simple as wiping with a scotch-brite pad.
bikes  frames  titanium  blog-posts  cycling 
june 2019 by mikael
Anti-Corrosion product shootout!
Final thoughts. The Surly recommended Boeshield T-9 or Framesaver are the last products I would choose to treat a frame. Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector and Corrosion X HD are the "best bang for the buck" Sold in BIG cans. WD-40 Specialist Long Term Corrosion Inhibitor and Fluid film are sold in small cans. Maybe they offer larger cans? But these 2 products outshine the rest. I was surprised by every outcome of this project. I will be rust treating my new Waltworks frame with Fluid Film!
bikes  frames  maintenance  repair  test  forum-posts 
may 2019 by mikael
Breadwinner Cycles — Goodwater
27.5+ or 29” mid-travel hardtail Optimized for 140mm travel fork.
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april 2019 by mikael
Sonder Signal Ti Frame only - titanium 29er hardtail mountain bike frame
Build the bike for flat-out speed, fast flowy trails, and getting loose on the big mountains: an aggressive titanium 29er hardtail trail bike frame.
frames  bikes  cycling  titanium 
april 2019 by mikael
Fuji Touring 2018 at Pistrada
Für das 2018er Modell wurden Rahmen und Gabel neu gestaltet. Sie können nun Reifenbreiten von bis zu 54×622 / 29“ x 2.10 aufnehmen.
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april 2019 by mikael
Pole Bicycles — Taival
Taival is the Pole’s statement to hardcore hardtail MTB bikes. It’s high modulus Chromoly steel. The geometry follows Pole’s original long and slack design. Taival’s chainstay length follows the same balance as the fastest Pole EVOLINK’s front centre and rear centre has. In other words, the chainstay length changes through sizes.
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march 2019 by mikael
Review: The Pace RC127+ Is A Steel Hardtail Designed Around New-School 2.6in Tyres
then tried the 3.0in tyre on the back and a 2.8 WTB Trail Boss on the front. This was better, but when Pace say 2.8in maximum they aren’t kidding: wheel dish had to be perfect and there was almost no mud clearance. I then rode it on standard 650b tyres, and I struck pedals on everything. As I said, if you’re getting one of these, find some 2.6 tyres.
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january 2019 by mikael
Shan GT Enduro frame 29/27,5'' steel
Short reach, high stack. SHAN GT is also compatible with 27,5+ wheels, using a 140 to 160mm-travel fork. An optional headset extension allow to raise the BB height if necessary. Maximum recommended tire width is 2.8-3". 12 x 148mm rear axle spacing.
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january 2019 by mikael
Production Privee — SHAN Frame
Our iconic bike. This is our best seller frame, our do-it-all bike, the wild child of our hardtail range! Being the simplest frame of our range, it’s THE ultimate Enduro Hardtail. Designed for speed, mountains, steep trails, jumps, with great pedalling efficiency, SHAN is a hardtail aimed at Enduro and all-mountain riding, compatible with 27,5″ wheels and is designed for a 140 to 160mm-travel fork.
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january 2019 by mikael
BTR Fabrications Ranger Frame
When we headed to Scotland for the inaugural Dudes of Hazzard enduro race, we thought it a good idea to make something a little more ‘all round’ than the Belter… So we created the Ranger to take us up hill, down dale, through the jumps and probably to the pub after.
cycling  bikes  frames 
december 2018 by mikael
Ocean Air Cycles Rambler
Sizing will be very similar to what you may ride with a Rivendell or Surly Long Haul Trucker. For example I ride a 63 or 64 on my Roadeo and Eisentraut, the 63 above is designed around my needs and fits like a custom with a perfect fist full of seat post exposed.
bikes  frames  cycling 
december 2018 by mikael
KONA BIKES Sutra LTD
Available as frame with w/Kona P2 Steel Disc TA Fork & Kona axles
$599 USD CONTACT YOUR KONA DEALER.
frames  bikes  cycling 
september 2018 by mikael
Ballistol Universalöl Spray kaufen
Der Alleskönner rund ums Fahrrad. Ballistol schmiert, kriecht, konserviert, desinfiziert und schützt vor Rost.
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september 2018 by mikael
Holdsworth Elan Road Disc Frameset
Light-weight, classic looking, city bike with 8-speeds. Smaller 650c wheels and a flat handlebar make for a quick but comfortable ride. This bike is available in two matte finish colors and can be easily fitted with mudguards, racks or baskets.
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september 2018 by mikael
Holdsworth Stelvio Touring/Adventure Disc Frameset
Light-weight, classic looking, city bike with 8-speeds. Smaller 650c wheels and a flat handlebar make for a quick but comfortable ride. This bike is available in two matte finish colors and can be easily fitted with mudguards, racks or baskets.
bikes  cycling  frames 
september 2018 by mikael
Genesis Equlibrium-disc
Proven Equilibrium geometry and practicality combines with traditional steel frame and confidence-inspiring disc brake performance what we believe makes for the ideal UK road disc all-rounder. For those riders that that favour comfort, stability and fun before KOM leaderboards.You'll be please to know we also transferred over all of the added practicalities from the standard Equilibrium; generous clearances, mudguard eyelets and even rear rack mounts.
frames  cycling  bikes 
september 2018 by mikael
Enigma Elite Disc
With all the qualities of the Elite, the new Elite Disc Columbus Spirit niobium steel road bike adds the superior stopping power of disc braking to the many outstanding features of the rim brake model. With a totally redesigned rear triangle the Elite disc now features 12mm thru-axle dropouts, flat-mount disc mounting and enhanced clearance to allow for wider rims and 28c tyres.
bikes  cycling  frames 
september 2018 by mikael
Enigma Etape Audax Titanium Road Bike
The Enigma Etape is more than just a road bike. Whilst the geometry is focused on road use, retaining the sharp handling and responsive ride our frames are famous for, generous tyre clearance, rack and mudguards mounts, combined with a compliant, size specific tube set, create a bike that is suitable for a huge range of riding styles and conditions.
bikes  cycling  frames  titanium 
september 2018 by mikael
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