Wow, no posts since the start of August!!
I need to get back on the case with this thing. Well, what’s happening? A few builds currently underway and in the pipeline. Some pretty interesting stuff that I’ll try and get some pictures of.
I’ve been toying with the idea of offering a 650B mountain bike frame but I’m starting to think maybe it’s too soon. Part of me wants to get something out there soon as I’ve no doubt that the 650B thing is going to take off and I’d like to have a part in it early on. However, It’s still pretty hard to get parts. Kirk Pacenti has a tyre (made by Panaracer) and Velocity has a couple of rims. Some 26″ forks will work ok and some 29er forks can be used too but that kind of defeats the purpose. White Brothers have done (or will do) a small run of 650B suitable forks so that’s encouraging.
If I was based in the US where all these parts were reasonably easy to get, I’d be much keener to get involved but the cost involved in bringing this stuff across is just too prohibitive at the moment so I’m going to sit on it for a while I think. That said, if I get a sudden influx of 650B frame orders then that might change!
That’s all for the moment, I’ll write more later.
Currently playing in iTunes: The Old Man by Kate Rusby