XL comfort cruiser (renamed)

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  1. Hoeha

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    Wel, since i'm really hooked on building bikes, and still have a very limited amount of space, i'm replacing my commuting bike (a light modern MTB) with a new homemade bike.
    I can't really say it will be a quick project. In fact, it'll be real slow, since i really don't have a lot of spare time these days. Not that that is a bad thing, cause our newborn son Ben is well worth the trouble of course.
    It'll not be low like most of my other builds. But, it will have the 26" 80mm rims which i've already laced up.

    I love downhilling (too) hard.... i recently cracked one of my forks. A marzocchi 888, cracked it at the mountingpoint of the shaft. I'm not using that for downhilling anymore, so it needed a new cause.

    Enough talk for now. Onto some teaser photo's:
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    I have to make some adapters to make a normal 100mm front hub fit this fork. Just drew them up, and hopefully this week they'll be fabricated in our machineshop (i know, i know, but lack of time makes lazy)

    Anyway, that's it for now. When the pressure of posting a design sketch get's high enough, i might just do it.
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    and i thought i was bad about pics :lol:
    looking forward to seeing more
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    yeah its a shame the MTB industry doesnt really have anymore triple trees besides the $1000 area
    cause they really make a plush ride.
    My MAD MAX with Marz DJ and springy brooks saddle feel almost like a full suspension.
    Hope to see more of this project
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    Yeah that really is a shame. But a lot of worn forks are available secondhand. They still work great on a cruiser.
    I've just printed the framedesign 1:1 and it's going to be a big bike! I really like the line. I think its a little different, yet somehow familiar.

    Got the rear wheel laced up with a 7sp nexus hub with rollerbrake.
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    :shock: those be big wheels :mrgreen:
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    Heheheh, it'll be a BIG bike :D Well for a relatively normal bike that is...
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    okay, a couple of bends and welds later:
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    this is more or less the angle the frame will be sitting at.
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    It's kinda cool to see that you have a distinct style as a builder.. It looks a bit like your previous build but still not if you get me.. :D

    And i have to ask, where the H*** do you downhill in the Netherlands? :lol:
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    Heheheh, nowhere in the Netherlands. Flat as a dime down here.... So mostly germany.Here's a pic of Winterberg:
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    Yeah, the style probably mostly follows from the fact that i can't roll tubes, just bend 'm. But i must say i kinda like the straight tubes and bends. So i'll most likely continue down this path :)
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    Yeah thats more like it..! I killed my DH rig last summer, the bottom bracket sort of, ehm fell of.. The flipside of jumping alu frames you know.. :D
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    Yeah! Aluminium can be strong though. My banshee scream is aluminium, and it is indestructable! It weighs almost 7 kilos though. And thats just the frame!! :)
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    Got the basic frame
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    and ofcourse i had to see what it would look like
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    it really is BIG. those are 26" wheels :)

    the front axle adapters arent done yet. we've been waiting for a 3/8"UNF tap...
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    Wow that frame is hot as heck... greetings from belgium and merry x-mas
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    Whats the wheelbase on that beast? :shock:

    And Merry X-mas from Sweden!
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    Heheh, the wheelbase is about 160cm (63")

    Merry Christmas guys
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    I really like it
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    Thanks!
    I've test fitted it yesterday, and it really is big! I want to use the normal 170mm cranks, so i can't move the BB to far forward. Also, the bars need to be a little longer than i had thought :)
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    Little test fit with the bottom bracket freshly welded on. Don't worry, the cranks/pedals/chainwheel/seat/bars are not staying...

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    And one for perspective (i'm about 6'1"):
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    but i like those bars....
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    Looking good! This one looks much less cramped for you to ride than the previous build. With all that front suspension travel I fear the bottom of the frame will contact the ground on the first real bump. :|

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