Love those Big Apples! They look great and I bet they're a comfortable
ride. I have been looking at those tires myself and was wondering if
the free radical would have enough clearance. I can see now the answer
is "yes... but only just!"
Nice bike all round.
--- In email@example.com
, "alexbknight" <Alexbknight@...>
> A big thanks to all on the Roots Radical site for the responses to
> my questions. Following this I have ditched the Orange P7 build
> that I had due to bad handling and a lot of wobble, I then did the
> - Found a "racing" mountain bike in a large sports chain store
> - Alu Frame, Disk brakes, front suspension and 27 gears
> - Handlebars got changed for some nice upright laid back "european"
> bars. I live in Switzerland so wasn't difficult
> - Tyres got swapped out for some Big Apples 2.35"
> - Some learning done to put in a longer brake hose and fix a 203mm
> Photos posted in album Swiss X Rebuild.
> So far, it rides a whole lot better than the old one, nice and rigid
> and a lovely town riding position. I've had my pregnant wife (7
> months) and 2 year old on the deck for a short ride, and virtually
> no flex...
> Issues and comments:
> - Trail is reduced easily as the fork compresses
> - it rides no hands virtually straight off (I do it cautiously)
> - Bottom Bracket is very high
> - 2.35" Big Apples ride lovely but don't give much clearance,
> either to the chain in low gear or to the free radical frame
> - no idea where I'll put the mud guards.
> - haven't fitted a layback seat post as this will reduce the space
> at the back between me and the rear child seat.
> - wanted to fit a front child seat but no space - advice was to not
> cut the steered tube, but this is difficult if buying a bike
> complete. I am working on another solution though which I will post
> if it works.
> Thanks again, I look forward to continue to follow this forum -
> excellent stuff going on in here - I'm learning a lot.