Telford won't fit 29er

It sure looked as if it would work, but my new 29" WTB Motoraptor tire won’t
quite fit in my Telford frame. The center lug rubs on the frame at all
pressures.

Oh well, back to the Conti 700x47. It works just fine.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

wow,a whole new tire choice.i thought there was only a NanoRapter and a IRC Notos in 29 to choose from,but you speak of a MotoRapter?i have to check it out.

Re: Telford won’t fit 29er

Don’t give up so easily. Geoff or someone could make a 1 cm spacer block to go in the bearing clamp to raise the frame 1 cm.

The Telford must be made to fit a 29er tire. I need one.

john_childs

Does it have main cap bearing holders? What does the bearing holder look like? I saw the thing two weeks ago and can’t remember. Are there alot of people who will be needing an extension block like this or is it just for one type of unicycle to accommodate one type of tire?

Re: Telford won’t fit 29er

>Are there alot
>of people who will be needing an extension block like this or is it just
>for one type of unicycle to accommodate one type of tire?

It’s a main cap bearing holder with a lip on the outside. I guess an extension
would need to accomodate the existing lip and create a new one. My sense is
that the market for such a block would include me and someday John Childs–a
small, but zealously sought-after market.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

well, i found the MotoRapter.thats the most agressive 700c (29er)tire i think has ever been made.

Maxfield D,i assume you are trail riding on your 29er wheel.can i ask what length/type cranks your using?

Re: Telford won’t fit 29er

>Maxfield D,i assume you are trail riding on your 29er wheel.can i ask
>what length/type cranks your using?

I’m using 158 cranks–for road riding on steep hilly terrain. Right now I’m
using a road tire 700x47. I’d like to use a 29er–or at least try one. My local
bike shop plans to get me a less aggressive 29er to see if it fits.

David Maxfield
Bainbridge Island, WA

A Telford with the Thudbuster and a 29er tire would be so fun on smooth fast single track. Normally the smooth fast swoopy single track is boring on a uni, but on a 29er I think it would actually be fun.

john_childs