Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hetres meet RB-1


I guess that was just a matter of time. Putting the tires on this bike just delays what seems inevitable. I'm hoping a production version of the Grand Bois Urban bike comes to the states soon.


The 57.5 cm 1993 RB-1 shipped with a published trail measurement of 52.7 mm. After I hacked the bike to take 650Bs and then added these monster tires (diameter = 668), it's back to 52 mm of trail.

6 comments:

Christopher Johnson said...

Looks great, but how does it ride? Are you happy with those tires?

Tarik Saleh said...

Yeah but the noooooomatic trail! Its noooooomatical. I am resiting with all my miht getting 8 hetres, 4 red, 4 white so I can convert al the cruisers to fat supple tires. I. must. resist.

The rb-1 looks great by the way, noooomatical or not.

Zach Hunt - Spokane Fitness Trainer said...

Nice looking bike. The repairs and changes look good.

Jim G said...

John, they FIT?!?

I thought the CdlVs were a squeeze?

And yeah, awesome bike...you're a bad influence on me now...got another 650b conversion in the works!

John Speare said...

Chris: rides great. Smooth, fast, and fun.

Tarik: resistance is futile. neeeeeewmatic or knot. these tires are what dunlop had in mind.

Zach: thanks.

Jim: the front fits with a mile to spare... or about 7-8mm on each side! The rear is tight. I need to bring it back to Elephant Cycles/Glen to get a few more mm of clearance, Clarence. What's the conversion?

Michael said...

I'm really curious what Mr. Peterson might have to say?? Looks like a lot of fun.