Thursday, November 14, 2013

26" wheel MTB for commuting/touring

Yes, I still build these, just like I have since 1984. Other than the disc brakes, this frame is very much like what I was building circa 1992, except for about 21 years of welding practice and about 1,000 frames more experience. I really enjoyed making this frame-a non-suspension steel 26" wheel mountain bike that will be great loaded down on the highway as well as on the Santa Cruz mountains singletrack-the place where this geometry was born nearly thirty years ago.
 I use smaller profile tubing to mimic the tubesets of 20 years ago and provide a supple ride for the light rider.
The frame and fork have braze ons for full touring racks-something you don't see on mountain bikes any more.

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