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Sunday, August 28
Titus Motolite




here's a pic of the ML (4-5 inches of travel)..... i gotta admit that i had a friggin blast building up this sweet mo-fo. Dressed up with some decent parts, X9, Talas RLC, RP3, Avid BB-7's with Paul lovelevers. The wheels are some decent DTswiss 240's laced to 717's and 2.1 WTB's Epicwolf rubber....which obviously brings up the only neg. aspect of this frame, the rear tire clearence or lack of. I doubt you could safely run much wider of a tire then what's on it. How does it ride ???? Damn i wish i knew.
8 Comments:
Blogger debaser said...
Mr. fancy photographer can build bikes too? Looks like a nice ride.

Blogger 3p0 said...
nice looking ride

Blogger redstone said...
Sharp looking ride. I wonder if it rides like a big Racer X.

Blogger mw said...
nice bike. too bad about the wheel diameter!!!

Blogger Chaybo said...
The Reverend Big Wheel Wills

Blogger mw said...
yeah. sorry about that. all i'm saying is the sooner the better for the rest of you to get on the 700c tip.

i was once scolded by a good friend for not turning him on to birkenstock shoes earlier. so i made a vow to preach the good word when it came to things i feel strongly about like the BIG wheels.

they don't seem big to me anymore. at first they looked like fucking wagon wheels. now they are normal. but they roll like a mutha and i wonder what the heck is taking you guys so long to build one up!!!

Blogger debaser said...
I like big AND little wheels. Full plush squish and hardtails. I love my cross bike, and my even sorta like my road bike. Singlespeed - great in the winter muck.

I see Red Barn is a Titus dealer. It's onlt a matter of time before mw is back on a squishy bike. You were the super early adopter on that, I bet it won't be long before you're back.

Blogger mw said...
yeah, but man, i think i'd have to do it with the 700c size. i'm hooked. the little wheels feel so weird now. especially the handling of most bikes. it's all different. the momentum in a turn. i can adapt but i keep thinking, why?

i agree in general that there are lots of reasons for lots of different kinds of bikes. and life would not probably be complete without a big nasty squishy in your neck of the woods. but i'd still go 700c. lenz behemoth?