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Does a frame like this exist?

Old 04-20-13, 04:21 PM
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Does a frame like this exist?

I found this picture on a mtbr.com post, and I keep thinking about it. It is a custom made bike by Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles:


The Schwalbe Super Moto's are 26x2.35". Are there frames available with these characteristics: gently sloping top tube, lots of fork rake (I am assuming low trail), canti brake mounts and clearance for 60mm 26" tires ?

Taste is personal of course. You may find this hideous. But it really really appeals to me. Could I build a bike like this with an off-the shelf frame? I have looked high and low and cannot find anything.

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The Rawland Sogn (not currently in production) is pretty close to that, but takes 650B wheels instead of 26". Some Kogswell P/R bikes were made for 26" wheels, but they are pretty rare.

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I found this picture on a mtbr.com post, and I keep thinking about it. It is a custom made bike by Ezra Caldwell of Fast Boy Cycles:


The Schwalbe Super Moto's are 26x2.35". Are there frames available with these characteristics: gently sloping top tube, lots of fork rake (I am assuming low trail), canti brake mounts and clearance for 60mm 26" tires ?

Taste is personal of course. You may find this hideous. But it really really appeals to me. Could I build a bike like this with an off-the shelf frame? I have looked high and low and cannot find anything.

Thanks.
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Yeah, actually any old school mountain bike would hit most of your points, except for the low trail front end.
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Are looking for a multi-speed bike?

Velo Orange Polyvalent has frames for a 650b wheel: https://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...lent-mkii.html

Soma Saga has frames for a 26inch wheel in sizes 54cm and smaller: https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/saga

Surly Long Haul Trucker has frames for a 26inch wheel in sizes 62cm and smaller: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/long_haul_trucker
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You didn't mention a price-point but if you are looking for "off the shelf" and have a custom bike budget, the Rivendell Hunqapillar is close. But for the price, you could get a custom frame built.



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Looks like a variant of the Bridgestone X-01. I think Handsome Cycles made something similar as well.
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Originally Posted by Cynikal
Looks like a variant of the Bridgestone X-01. I think Handsome Cycles made something similar as well.
Yes, Handsome cycles sells the XOXO, which is a near exact replica of the 1993 Bridgestone XO-1, which was designed by none other than Grant Petersen, who owns Rivendell Bicycles, which I posted above.

The XOXO would probably be sportier than the Hunqapillar I posted given that it has road bike geometry (73/73 head and seat angles and 45 mm rake fork). The frame is pretty light (Reynolds steel) but I don't know how much tire clearance they have. I just bought a Handsome Devil framese which is basically the 700c equivalent of the XOXO but made with basic cro-moly (ie more metal and about 1 lb heavier). Coincidentalliy, the Devil shares the same geometry as the 1994 Bridgestone RB-T, designed by Grant Petersen! The guys at Handsome acknowledge Grant's influence on their bikes and they even communicated with him about the XOXO.
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+1 on the old school mountain bike, try to find a vintage "Team" Yo Eddy made by Fat Chance (many with Campagnolo Record Icarus groupsets).
see:
https://www.cycleexif.com/fat-chance-yo-eddy
https://www.vallins.net/bike/grelloyo.html


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Yeah, actually any old school mountain bike would hit most of your points, except for the low trail front end.
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Thanks for all the info. There is a guy selling a Handsome XOXO frame on one of the local CL's. He claims that 2.4 tires won't fit, although they'd be close. I think I will go check it out.

An old school MTB, with lightweight steel and a high-rake fork would also work out well for a 26" wheel build. I'll keep my eye open. I would also really like to find a lightweight, mid-balance platform for the 29x2.4 Super Moto. Something like the Singular Gryphon in a lighter weight steel.

Thank you for the ideas.
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