29ers - odd looking?

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29ers - odd looking?

Postby squeaker » 2 Jan 2013, 11:05am

Out walking on the South Downs Way yesterday, and was struck (metaphysically) by how weird 29ers look, especially with small sized (eg small female) frames - the wheels just look too close together. Anyone else noticed this, or is it just a function of getting old?
(I do appreciate the irony involved as a post from one who uses a Marin East Peak off-road, and various recumbents on-road :lol: )

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Re: 29ers - odd looking?

Postby stewartpratt » 2 Jan 2013, 11:18am

The small ones look a little odd, but that's hardly surprising. The big ones don't, and that's not surprising either. :)

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Re: 29ers - odd looking?

Postby BeeKeeper » 2 Jan 2013, 11:54am

squeaker wrote:...or is it just a function of getting old?

Not old enough I think. Having the wheels close together was once all the rage.