My LBS also has Jamis and Haro
That I can't answer as I don't even know what that means? What is an eccentric BB?? Then I went and looked it up! Sorry guys!! The last bike I owned was an old 1960 Huffy, it had big balloon tires with chrome fenders,Chrome rims, big leather saddle, Chrome rear book rack spring loaded, 10gage pipe frame, Big chrome butterfly handle bars with Red, White and Blue streamers! Gold on White paint job. Single speed, single crank and sprocket, rear cog, chain and guard! It must have weighted 50lbs. That was it! I do know it was the same size as a 26" bike today.Brakebreaker101 said:Does the redline monocog 29er have an eccentric BB any chance, I like that about the gt peace
You can spin this in the frame to keep the chain tight without pulling the wheel back and taking forever to keep the wheel straight and realigning your brake.Blazerwolf said:That I can't answer as I don't even know what that means? What is an eccentric BB??
That is slick! I did not know that existed! How much is such an up grade cost? Do I even need it on my bike? Is that up grade worth the extra cost if I don't like the bike? Or is it worth the difference for another bike with that feature? I guess it's worth it if that's what you like! $500.00 for a machine that does more for your body than a membership in a heated and airconditioned Gym somewhere? Its worth it what every the cost! Great cycling!!Brakebreaker101 said:You can spin this in the frame to keep the chain tight without pulling the wheel back and taking forever to keep the wheel straight and realigning your brake.
Take a quick peek at these frames: http://twentynineinches.com/29er-frames/Plinkomatic said:Planning on building out a Rigid 29r SS myself.
Current main options include:
1. Older Peace9r going on sale after today, but needs to be one with Disc compatibility (thus '09+).
2. Awaiting Dawes Deadeye on bd.com as they have the Windsor Cliff 29.1 up now (looks pretty nice minus entrance brakes, etc.) but I want to go steel not Alum (if anyone has thoughts on reality of comfort increase vs weight impact on a rigid SS in Alum or Steel please chime in). No FU BD.com flames please. I love my LBS' but the whole point of this build is to do the work and spend as little as possible.
3. Complete buildup, from nice frameset on sale (MANY to choose from) through all parts... but that is likely going to take considerable time and pound my budget as complete bikes usually present a much higher value, plus you can get riding and make changes as seen fit.
Option 2 is likely going to happen as soon as they get the Deadeye's up. Probably going to get the Deadeye, order some Hayes Stroker Trail Plain Packaging brakes for it and be done until wheelset changes become fiscally feasible. That gets me a nice rig that is under $500 that while somewhat heavy will be comfy.
I have a EBB GT Peace 9r that is disc only.Frozenspokes said:Starting in '09, The Peace has horizontal rear dropouts. That means that you have to adjust the brakes any time you change rear cogs. Something to consider if you want disk brakes. The earlier Peace 9r's had the EBB but were not disk compatible. So, in a nut shell, you can have your Peace with an EBB or disk brakes, but not both.