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Old 12-16-07, 08:11 AM   #1
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New Mazama photos are here:

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Old 12-16-07, 08:17 AM   #2
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Nice bike - strongly recommend you go clipless (Time, every time!) and thanks for making the only sensible decision regarding braking - disc brakes only

Rider specs please - greater than 6'10"?
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Old 12-16-07, 08:38 AM   #3
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Man!!!! you must be one tall dude or are those small wheels?
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Very nice! Is that a pump peg I see? I looked at the specs for the Co-Motion and I didn't see it mentioned in the options.

Now all you need to do is ride it around it's namesake .

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Man!!!! you must be one tall dude or are those small wheels?
My thoughts exactly.

Let's get some rider specs.
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Old 12-16-07, 09:55 AM   #6
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He's our Clydesdale Skyscraper.....very nearly 7 feet (I'm sure you'd have never guessed that! )
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Old 12-16-07, 09:58 AM   #7
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My thoughts exactly.

Let's get some rider specs.
Must have some fierce inseam measurements -- imagine it's difficult finding pant long enough for them thar pistons.
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He's our Clydesdale Skyscraper.....very nearly 7 feet (I'm sure you'd have never guessed that! )
HAHA. I figured either that or his wheels were like 400 mm or something. That bike is pretty crazy looking. It's gotta be good to get a nice bike like that when you're that tall. Can't be easy.

Good luck, and I hope you get thousands of great miles out of that beast.

I can't get over how huge that head tube is.

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Old 12-16-07, 10:39 AM   #9
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AWESOME!!! Nice to see big bikes. I'm sure your going to love the custom made to fit feel.
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velocity dyad rims come in 2 flavors - 27" or 700c

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=velocity+dyad
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Yes, I am pushing 7' (210cm). The bike is 680x650. Wheels are 700c (40 spoke!)
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Maybe this is a totally ignorant question, but was your choice of disc brakes somehow influenced by the size of the bike, or was it totally personal preference. Just curious.
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I've been reading about the developmental stages of this bike for a couple years now in the Rivendell Reader, and it's quite a well thought out, quality bike. Enjoy!
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Yes, I am pushing 7' (210cm). The bike is 680x650. Wheels are 700c (40 spoke!)
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cool - thanks
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Damn the head tube on that thing is huge......looks like a nice ride though. Congrats.
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I want to see some pics of you on it.
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Maybe this is a totally ignorant question, but was your choice of disc brakes somehow influenced by the size of the bike, or was it totally personal preference. Just curious.
That's the way they build it: http://www.co-motion.com/mazama.html
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I want to see some pics of you on it.
Even better, I want to see some pics of me on it (5'10''). Maybe with a step stool next to it.
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That's the way they build it: http://www.co-motion.com/mazama.html
Sorry. I guess I thought it was a total custom, and I thought maybe you requested them. So do they mass produce that bike, or is it a custom (or maybe somewhere in between the two choices). At any rate, it looks like an awesome bike. I hope you like it.

And, I echo what was said above. Let's see some pics of you on it.
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Old 12-17-07, 07:21 AM   #20
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Nice bike. Nice BIG bike. Where does the stoker sit? :-)
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Man that is an impressive bike! I am sorry to report that it is being discontinued. Did you also consider their Americano model? So it is a 68cm seat tube measured center to center? What kind of riding do you do with it?
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It is being discontinued? I did not know that.

I spoke with Dwan co-motion by phone on two occasions,told him what I wanted the bike for, how I rode, etc. He was very courteous and didn't try to rush me off the phone. We talked for 20-30 minutes about geometry. This is what we came up with. I chose the Mazama model because of its beefier components, because I'm a beefy guy.

I ride 15-25 miles per day on the streets and an occasional sidewalk.
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(51) how was your experience with co-motion? I am considering getting one of their custom frames. I see they sent you that nice drawing too.
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Nice looking bike, and I bet there are very few people interested in stealing it, because they would never be able to ride it. :-)

And people think my 61cm is a tall bike. I am 6'3" and I don't see me getting on that bike. Or at least not without a "cup".
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