So after close to a year of riding the 1st prototype 29er…

I’ve gathered sufficient feedback to feel confident to put that to good use in a second revised version. Revisions include a slightly tightened head angle, lower bottom bracket height, longer tt to increase the cockpit just a bit, shorter chainstays, custom formed chainstays with room to spare for 2.5 tires, more stand over (approximately 2 more inches..), shortened the seattube length by an inch, headtube grew by about .125″ and bottom bracket is now 73mm. New drops allow you to run single/gear setup. To achieve the16.75″ chainstay length, (yes 16.75 with 29″ with 29″ wheels and a 2.5″ tire..) the seat tube needed a radius. A few trial and error methods, a lot of feedback from very generous builders from all over the globe, and I got what I was after. Stoked.

Can’t wait to fit the seat stays and put all the jewelry on-this should be a unique ride for sure.

This is pretty much the look I was after with the first one, but time and tooling did not permit. Side note: Another thing that’s been in Ted’s shop have been a bunch of motorcycles. I recently learned that Ted was quite the accomplished flat track racer at one time. But a good friend of his races vintage motorcycles and he stores them every so often at Ted’s shop. I finally remembered my camera to take a shot or two of them. Unfortunately only 2 of the 4 were present this past friday, but my favorite was still there.

This little honda is pretty damned cool for its lack of size..