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Old 2010-05-04, 03:26 PM   #31
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Yeah, skipii's geared giraffe was mad fun to cruise around on. Definitely harder to ride than a schlumpf. One of these days I will make a youtube account so I can upload some vids I took with it as well.
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Old 2010-05-05, 12:29 AM   #32
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That is an awsome giraffe EDIT: thanks for the video
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Old 2011-02-15, 01:20 AM   #33
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Time for a little update on my geared ones:
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Old 2011-02-15, 08:36 AM   #34
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At Last charging gears off road is fun
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Old 2011-02-15, 11:00 AM   #35
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At Last charging gears off road is fun
Tell me about it

Great picture!

And nice tire too! I think it has become my favorite 26er tire.
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Old 2018-06-08, 01:11 PM   #36
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How have I never posted in this thread??

I added a speed stripe to my G29er, hopefully it'll make me go quicker!


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Old 2018-06-19, 01:20 PM   #37
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My ever-changing road ride has (at least temporarily) gone geared!

I'm only borrowing the wheelset right now and it's required some fettling to get right, but I think I've got it all sorted now.

I thought the tyre would be horrendous on road but despite being quite loud, it's surprisingly good; Not too skittish and it handles camber really well in high and low gear.
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Old 2019-05-11, 05:24 PM   #38
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Made an upgrade to the G29er... Replaced the D2 rim with a Light Bicycle carbon one. They also sent me some blade-shaped spokes which I thought would make lacing a pain, but they actually made some steps easier, so now I have an aero carbon unicycle

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Old 2019-05-12, 10:14 AM   #39
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Very sexy!
Still no brake?
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Old 2019-05-12, 11:27 AM   #40
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Still no brake?
He has two brakes, one for his right foot and one for his left!
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Old 2019-05-12, 03:42 PM   #41
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Very sexy!
Still no brake?
I had a rim brake on the D2 rim, but this carbon rim has no braking surface so I had to take it off. I might put a disc on it (Got plenty of clearance to do so with a bit of grinding) but I'm pretty happy without, so might not bother and save myself the hassle
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Old 2019-05-12, 06:51 PM   #42
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He has two brakes, one for his right foot and one for his left!
Not a chance you're stopping that thing quickly with 110mm cranks when at any reasonable cruising speed!
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Old 2019-05-12, 10:11 PM   #43
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I can stop reasonably at 'cruising speed', it's when you get to 'racing speeds' that it gets a bit dodgy. The lighter wheel stops even easier
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Old 2019-05-12, 10:32 PM   #44
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For me it's just feeling confident that I can stop if something happens in front of me. Especially on a shared use path, if a child or dog or person ends up in front of me, stopping in more than about a meter is not really good enough. You can't do that without a brake when your wheel circumference is multiple metres.
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Old 2019-05-13, 08:23 AM   #45
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I probably wouldn't be high gearing it (at least not at raggin' it speed) in those situations anyway I never actually learned to stop with the brake either, just slow down big descents.
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