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N8's Fri 29er Thread

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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Big Wheels or Small Wheels?
By Lennard Zinn
Reprinted from VeloNews, July, 2005.


I must ‘fess up to the selfish excitement I felt when I first heard about 29-inch wheels. Being a tall rider never completely comfortable with feeling a bit gangly riding with others, a tall bike with normal-sized wheels looks out of proportion and, well, gangly. 29-inch wheels seemed like the perfect way to avoid that “Are those normal wheels on your bike? They look so small…” question. For a tall rider, bigger wheels make sense; the bike is not only more normally proportioned, but the steering tube length on suspension forks is no longer such a limit on the maximum handlebar height, since the top of the fork is three inches higher due to the taller wheel. My own testing of big wheels head-to-head with 26-inch ones has put a grin on my face, but can the majority of people populating the earth benefit from taller, heavier wheels as well?....

Read the rest: http://www.zinncycles.com/wheels29.aspx
 

Echo

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Jul 10, 2002
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On one hand, I applaud you for creating a bike-related thread.

But on the other hand, how many 29er threads are really necessary? :p
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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Echo said:
On one hand, I applaud you for creating a bike-related thread.

But on the other hand, how many 29er threads are really necessary? :p

When there are as many 29er threads as 'Shave your junk' ones...
 
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Echo said:
Certainly feel free to point me to any junk saving threads I may have missed, and they will be eradicated.
That's like the opposite of Manimal's snip thread. :help:
 

Andyman_1970

Turbo Monkey
Apr 4, 2003
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You all know all this "conversion" to 29'ers is a sign of the coming apocalypse...........I read it in a long lost manuscript, "in the last days thine who have forsaken the true way will fall into sin lusting after evil desires with wheels 3 spans in diameter. On that day God will show His wrath and cast such evil doers into an everlasting pit of torment.........." :devil:
 
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N8 said:
Chris King hubs and the 21" is the frame size... :rolleyes:
Never seen King hubs with such a small center. I know the frame size. Nerdy. I'll bet S.S. has his sticker still.

*never seen a free wheel on a King hub either.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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loco said:
Never seen King hubs with such a small center. I know the frame size. Nerdy. I'll bet S.S. has his sticker still.

*never seen a free wheel on a King hub either.
May not be a King then... I know the owner has tons of king hubs tho and assumed they were.
 

Westy

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Nov 22, 2002
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When out on a ride today I was thinking about N8's miracle 29'er that accelerates in corners. If he rode in a circle would the bike just continue to accelerate? Could he break the speed of sound? The speed of light?