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    State 650b Klunker

    Evidently so...(but it was a lot of fun :nod:)
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    State 650b Klunker

    SE Powerwings...9" rise I believe... could be 9.5".
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    State 650b Klunker

    This is not the bike you are looking for...
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    State 650b Klunker

    Shhh...me too!
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    State 650b Klunker

    Other used options... Transition Klunker, ~'96 Gary Fisher Klunker, Trek (Gary Fisher) Sawyer. All the bikes I mentioned come in various sizes... except maybe the Fisher Klunker, I don't remember if they came in different sizes.
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    State 650b Klunker

    The new Avengers are AWESOME! They are also $$$ :grin:
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    State 650b Klunker

    A Monocog 29er (older ones are 26") in stock form... My Monocog with personal enhancements...
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    State 650b Klunker

    A couple clarifications. A bike constructed of mild steel can be just as strong as a bike made from chromoly...it will just be heavier. Bikes made of chromoly aren't x% stronger than a mild steel version. This is because the goal for most companies is not to make the strongest frame they...
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    State 650b Klunker

    That's why I was asking why your OM Flyer couldn't be your trail bike as it is better suited being lighter and chromoly. It's also why there is a line of people wanting to buy the OM Flyer and why the State Klunker is priced how it's priced :grin:. The bottom line... original klunkers were...
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    State 650b Klunker

    I've done a couple big downhill rides on a coaster brake bike (with disc front). No issues from my pov either time, but on the second outing I was told by an experienced mountain biker that was with us that I was probably pissing off other mountain bikers. Locking up the brake generates a lot...
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    Rant: why I have trouble supporting the LBS

    Wow...I wonder who those old bike guys are going to go to when they are in the market for a new bike. I wonder who they are going to recommend when people ask them, as the bike guy, who to buy a new bike from. 'Wasting time' on a difficult customer when bikeshops are mostly empty...that's...
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    The Gypsy Queen

    It's not meant to be structural, it's low end steel. If your going mild steel for a lucky 7 type post...use solid bar.
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    Am I about to bend the rules to far?

    Yeah...this. Three pages of 'just do it' is two pages too many.
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    The Gypsy Queen

    Unless you are very slight, a galvanized pipe isn't going to work long. To find 22mm round bar you will need to go to a metal stock supply...and they'll probably have to order it as metric stock isn't very common.
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    The Gypsy Queen

    It's a laid back 'competition', no stress.