The Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail Thread (Please read the opening post)

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The Sexiest AM/FR/Enduro Hardtail Thread (Please read the opening post)
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Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 15:25 Quote
mozz wrote:
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Very interesting indeed. Building quality looks killer. I love steel and
titanium frames for riding qality however with so much float from the tire I think aluminum alloy makes more sense. I wonder which ride would ride better given a personal choice between 27.5+ or 29+? Big fan for plus sizes for hardtails.

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 15:45 Quote
You had to quote to whole thing?

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 15:58 Quote
stefanroussev wrote:
mozz wrote:
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Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.sicklines.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Trek-manitou-stache-110mm-wide-fronthub.jpgVery interesting indeed. Building quality looks killer. I love steel and
titanium frames for riding qality however with so much float from the tire I think aluminum alloy makes more sense. I wonder which ride would ride better given a personal choice between 27.5+ or 29+? Big fan for plus sizes for hardtails.

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What's the benefit of the raised chainstay? Other than I'm assuming better chainline for larger x1

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 16:31 Quote
Don't need to break the chain to get it off the bike.

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 16:46 Quote
welshspannermonkey wrote:
DoyenUK wrote:
welshspannermonkey wrote:
This dude makes em.
https://www.pinkbike.com/u/doyenuk/

Thanks for the post welshspannermonkey! I'm not a company just make them for myself. Have had a few people enquire about them but as noticed on here appearance wise my welds aren't at a level where I would be happy to sell them.

No worries dude. Bike looks tight, practice makes perfect!
As the main insulter i concede its better than anything i could do , keep at it mate, one day you'll shove it down my throat ( no sexual pun intended lol )

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 17:44 Quote
It'd also be impossible to run short chainstays without.

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 18:02 Quote
DoyenUK wrote:
welshspannermonkey wrote:
Nearly finished building up my homemade frame. Can t wait to sling my leg over it.


This dude makes em.
https://www.pinkbike.com/u/doyenuk/

Thanks for the post welshspannermonkey! I'm not a company just make them for myself. Have had a few people enquire about them but as noticed on here appearance wise my welds aren't at a level where I would be happy to sell them.
Are you using MIG or TIG?

Posted: Apr 25, 2015 at 21:27 Quote
StUone7 wrote:
Don't need to break the chain to get it off the bike.

... don't need to break the frame to put on a belt.

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 3:42 Quote
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No worries dude. Bike looks tight, practice makes perfect!
As the main insulter i concede its better than anything i could do , keep at it mate, one day you'll shove it down my throat ( no sexual pun intended lol )

Haha cheers man. thats the plan.



Are you using MIG or TIG?

it's tig welded.

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 3:51 Quote
VTwintips
10 hours ago

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It'd also be impossible to run short chainstays without.

Surely the dimension from the bottom bracket will be the longer than were the chainstays are meaning the ride would be the same as having a normal style chainstay or am I not seeing the bigger picture?

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 4:28 Quote
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DoyenUK wrote:
No worries dude. Bike looks tight, practice makes perfect!
As the main insulter i concede its better than anything i could do , keep at it mate, one day you'll shove it down my throat ( no sexual pun intended lol )

Haha cheers man. thats the plan.



Are you using MIG or TIG?

it's tig welded.
Only advice I have, is to keep on welding, even if its just scrap pieces you are putting together. you will get the feel eventually.

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 6:42 Quote
cooper56 wrote:
VTwintips
10 hours ago

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It'd also be impossible to run short chainstays without.

Surely the dimension from the bottom bracket will be the longer than were the chainstays are meaning the ride would be the same as having a normal style chainstay or am I not seeing the bigger picture?
there is literally no space for a chainstay in the conventional position bacause the tyres are almost touching the chainring. maybe with a normal chainstay layout you could fit a 22t but that would be pointless.
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.sicklines.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Trek-stache-tire-clearance.jpghear is the non drive side - helps explain.

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 6:54 Quote
Ahh I see now thanks

Posted: Apr 26, 2015 at 9:22 Quote
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dirttrailsociety wrote:
DoyenUK wrote:
No worries dude. Bike looks tight, practice makes perfect!
As the main insulter i concede its better than anything i could do , keep at it mate, one day you'll shove it down my throat ( no sexual pun intended lol )

Haha cheers man. thats the plan.



Are you using MIG or TIG?

it's tig welded.
Only advice I have, is to keep on welding, even if its just scrap pieces you are putting together. you will get the feel eventually.

yeah that's the plan. I know the welds are strong and with good penetration. And the welds come out nice and shiny. Just need to get more consistent. Taken my last frame down everything from dh to dj.


 
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