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i'm already saving pennies. i don't know if i love you or hate you.. i just need one now.First Flight said:We had contemplated a single speed but don't plan on doing one unless it is a special order. I am not personally too fond of EBB's but I guess they do have a purpose, I just don't like them.
The 29" drop outs are to be able to accomodate the wishbone stays, we need the extra length. The Salsa drop outs on the WTR allow us to do either canti or disc mounts with the same drop out.
What I would like to do is offer a classic-flavored bike that will work with modern components. So many of the older frames still have life left in them but don't work with disc brakes, 1 1/8" forks, 80mm forks.....kinda like the new Mustang. It has a nod towards the classic design that most people love, but all of the modern conveniences.
I just hope that there are enough like-minded folks out there to make it fly!
That sounds like something I'd say.First Flight said:Throw in the guy who wants a fillet brazed Delxue, 29" full suspension, single speed frame with California Yuppie paint with custom stem and color matched fork and it gets even tougher!
You guys will determine where this adventure leads by buying stuff. If there is a market said:.....I guess the Route 66 has a snowballs chance in hell.......
I didn't want to name names but now that you mention it......I was thinking of you when I wrote that.Rumpfy said:That sounds like something I'd say.
Yeah, the 29" wheel bike will be a pretty versatile bike. I do like the Route 29 name to tie in with the old Route 66 bike so I think we will change the name.~martini~ said:The Route 66 could be the new Route 29(or Whiskey Town Racer 29). Yeah, its still an MTB more than it is a high end hybrid, but you can put ANY 700 tire on it you want. It'll certainly be a very capable bike. I know my 29er feels at home anywhere I ride it.
First Flight said:I didn't want to name names but now that you mention it......I was thinking of you when I wrote that.