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29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:55:33 PM »
Nice ride! Is there still space for larger tire? How wide rims you have?  Have the 27.5+ effect to geo or did the bb drop much?

Thanks. I wouldn't go much wider than that or it might become an issue. They were mounted on 29mm inner rims.

I didn't notice any issues with the handling or the BB height. But to be honest, I rode it that way for maybe 100 miles. The wheels were off my trail bike so I just bought the tires as an experiment. After riding it, I decided to go with a dedicated plus bike and got a 29+. The 062 is now a single speed with a RS Sid and 29" wheels.

If you plan on running a plus or semi-plus 27.5 tire, you may want to consider a frame made for it. The CS will be shorter and the HA will be slacker.

29er / Re: Workswell WCB-M-062
« on: September 18, 2017, 02:14:12 PM »
I ran some WTB Trailblazer 2.8's on mine for a bit. They measured 2.5 though and they fit okay.,532.msg8922.html#msg8922

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:11:05 PM »
You should get the frame soon then. I have some 165mm cranks to sell too but those will probably be to long.

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:17:04 PM »
Frame & fork ordered. Fork will be a Manitou Marvel Comp, found a good deal on it. Air, rebound, compression.  I have wheels and carbon bars, will do some bargain hunting during the winter for brakes and drivetrain. Over and out for now, the frame will probably be few weeks.

Greetings from Sweden!

Nice! Let us know what parts you may find difficult to source, we might be able to help. I may have the cranks from this bike (150mm GXP) for sale this winter. Daughter #1 will be getting a new bike and I'll probably be moving parts around a bit.


Still looking for thoughts on trustworthy vendors for handlebars/seatposts...aliexpress, web, ebay, amazon or otherwise...

I have had good luck with the Nashbar carbon seatposts. They can be had for under $40. They aren't super light at 220ish grams but not heavy either. Bars are 800mm wide and weight is similar to the other big name companies.

There is this Santa Cruz bar that's 720mm wide. Not super cheap but from reputable company.

Wow!!! That's a great price!
I have never used Powerway hubs. Are those hubs changeable to 15mm front and 12*142 rear?

29er / Re: CS-057 Low Profile Headset?
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:04:06 AM »

29er / Re: carbon frame china...too many doubts ...
« on: September 08, 2017, 01:33:50 PM »
If you go to Flyxii's website, they offer tax shelter shipping to the EU.

29er / Re: carbon frame china...too many doubts ...
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:23:35 AM »
Google image search for Puglia. It looks beautiful there! My wife wanted to go to the cave restaurant when we went to Italy last year. We were to far north in Malcesine. Italy is one of our favorite places.

29er / Re: carbon frame china...too many doubts ...
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:02:38 AM »
I do not know about the Italian customs. You can ask the seller. They might have some information on customs.

I can deliver it to you if you want to buy my plane ticket.   ;)  Just kidding.
Where do you live in Italy?

29er / Re: carbon frame china...too many doubts ...
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:28:18 PM »
it seems the right one. I see that they speak well, but resist? it seems slim. how are you injured? do you recommend the 135 * 10 QR or 142 * 12?
I choose the 17 ". stop

The frame will come with both 135 QR and 142 drop outs. Just use the one that fits your wheel. I had great communication with them. I have another frame from them as well. Both have been great.

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 06, 2017, 03:25:44 PM »

My daughter in almost 2" shorter, but this a winter project. Since you use the short Wake stem and a seatpost with no setback, there should be som room for the girls to grow!

Exactly! I did have to cut some of the seat post off so it would go low enough into the frame but those are cheap enough (under $15) that I can just get another when the time comes. Keep us posted on the progress!

29+ & 27+ / Re: Difference between FLX-FR-701 and CS 496?
« on: September 06, 2017, 06:13:34 AM »
The one from PinkBike is a Workswell / Sobato frame and it looks like he is being a middle man here in the states to offer faster service. Even the pictures they use in the ad are straight from WW. Not that it's a bad thing, just that it's not a new frame. I've been very pleased with mine.

26er & 27.5 (650b) / Re: 14" 26er FM-M001 build
« on: September 05, 2017, 08:05:43 PM »
She is 4'6" and it fits great. It's a bit tall for her due to the 26" wheels, but once she is on and riding, it's near perfect. It took a few rides to adjust to the height but she's rolling comfortably now.

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