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Hey everybody. Check this out. It's my new Waltworks that is the very definition of custom. 29er with 5.3" of front travel, sub 17" chainstays, tire clearance for 2.6 (or 2.3 way out of true), and built for a 5'8" rider.


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Walt is now making a women's step through frame? Cool, I can wear my kilt.
 

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Eric, you were right behind me on the waltworks waitlist. Hows the bike ride??

I've had mine for a grand total of 10 days now and have put 45+ miles on it so far.

Walt does good work.
 

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pisgahproductions said:
sub 17" chainstays, tire clearance for 2.6 (or 2.3 way out of true), and built for a 5'8" rider.
CS doesn't look that short considering the space from tire to seat tube. Cool bike. Can you share more details please?
 

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Am I the only one thinking "just because you can doesn't mean you should" when I look at this bike?

Then again - that's why we have custom built frames - to suit the desires of individuals and not the masses.
 

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Am I the only one thinking "just because you can doesn't mean you should" when I look at this bike?

Then again - that's why we have custom built frames - to suit the desires of individuals and not the masses.
Funny, but when I ride behind Eric (as long as I can keep him in my sight) I wonder how I can get my hands on such a rig.

To each his own.
 

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The team of dickiness has it right, but so does Mmcg.

It's a purpose built bike- comfort all day very very fast and controlled going DH.

It also looks much much better in person, as most bikes do.

In answer to an earlier post- my second-hand info and eyeball assessment says the sloping top tube keeps the HTA/STA/ETT/SO etc all normal while also accomadating a 5.3" fork.
The chainstay "secret" is not my info to give, although you could probably figure it out off of walt's blog.
 

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dtheo said:
CS doesn't look that short considering the space from tire to seat tube. Cool bike. Can you share more details please?
Looks like the ST joins the DT ahead of the BB
 

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I like the little touches.
 

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dtheo said:
CS doesn't look that short considering the space from tire to seat tube. Cool bike. Can you share more details please?
Sure! Let's see here, the chainstays are 42 cm, The seattube is offset forward, and the trick to make a FD and a 2.6 tire fit without a yoke or anything silly? Well, something silly, an 83mm BB.
The extra 5mm on each side (over a standard 73) allows for tire/derailleur clearance and more space between the stays at the BB.

Head angle = 70*
Seat tube angle= 73*
40mm BB drop

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Eric, you were right behind me on the waltworks waitlist. Hows the bike ride??

I've had mine for a grand total of 10 days now and have put 45+ miles on it so far.

Walt does good work.
The bike rides great. I had the bars a little too high for the first ride so climbing was a bit 'off' but I'll find out today if my fiddling around with every stem/bar combo in my house worked out. Descending is awesome on this thing. There is ZERO front end flex and it's much easier to steer than the PR1.0. It rails through switchbacks and hopping from here to there at high speed is a dream. The PR1.0 felt like piloting an out of control bulldozer down the hill. The PR2.0 is more like riding on the back of a black bear. Fast. In control. Turn on a dime. Eat your enemies.

This is my third Waltworks and what I can say about his work is I don't plan on going to anyone else for the next frame. His welds have gotten sooooo much cleaner since Oct 04 (when my first frame was built). Practice makes perfect, right? Also, even though the geometry of the PR2.0 is much different than the other two it still 'rides like a waltworks'. I can't really describe the feeling there, maybe it's the fit. maybe it's the materials. maybe it's that fresh Boulder air he's blowing up my ass. I don't know.

bobbotron said:
Fantastic looking bike! :)

What tires do you have in there?
Thanks bob! Right now I'm running a Nevegal in the rear and a Stout up front.

teamdicky said:
Eric is two feet tall.
Nonono.... My LEGS are two feet long ;) and I've got arms like a T Rex. I'm actually 6'6"
 
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