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First experience on singletrack

20 November 2014 - 6:41pm
I went for a ride in Dorset and had my first experience of singletrack. I fell - spectacularly - at the feet of the Cerne Abbas Giant.
http://www.farawayvisions.com/cerne-abbas-giant-dorset/

Re: Klunkerz film

19 November 2014 - 8:37pm
KlunkerBill wrote:I'm glad some folks 'out there' enjoyed it. If you want an actual copy, and some other Klunkerz goodies, just hit me up on the Klunkerz website.
Ride on,
Billy Savage
writer/producer/director
KLUNKERZ

Hey Billy!

'Liked it'?.... I loved it

As I said in the original post- I'm not a mountain biker but was totally into it.
It really captures a mood, a culture, the fun, and that 'do it yourself' attitude.

Great stuff!

It would be great film to get to a wider audience. It is quite hard to get hold of here in the UK, and I think your site is the only way to get a copy? Could you get a deal to distribute via Amazon or some such?


Best wishes

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

19 November 2014 - 7:56pm
Heltor Chasca wrote:I don't think you are alone.

The owner of one of the local bike shops I use says he has had more interest in his fat bikes than any of his road stock for a while now. I could do with one in our muddy fields...hc


Yeah they are addicting I think its the fun factor of being able to go over pretty much anything...Should def get one for your fields lol

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

18 November 2014 - 9:17pm
I don't think you are alone.

The owner of one of the local bike shops I use says he has had more interest in his fat bikes than any of his road stock for a while now. I could do with one in our muddy fields...hc

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

18 November 2014 - 7:07pm
Thanks was amazing fun...Kind of feel I am neglecting my other bikes now though lol

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

18 November 2014 - 12:17am
ansell007 wrote:Me and fellow fatbikers spent the the weekend in Newbrough and was blessed with amazing weather for November..






FIFY

Re: Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

17 November 2014 - 9:06pm
Phat! Looks like you all had fun. Thanks for sharing...hc

Fatbike weekend in Newbrough

17 November 2014 - 7:26pm
Me and fellow fatbikers spent the the weekend in Newbrough and was blessed with amazing weather for November..[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epuf-d3Ydjg[/youtube]

Re: Klunkerz film

16 November 2014 - 7:14pm
I'm glad some folks 'out there' enjoyed it. If you want an actual copy, and some other Klunkerz goodies, just hit me up on the Klunkerz website.
Ride on,
Billy Savage
writer/producer/director
KLUNKERZ

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

11 November 2014 - 12:47pm
firedfromthecircus wrote:I own an original Aventura and have ridden Geoffs Aventura TT.
There is a lot of merit to Geoffs design philosophy IMHO and a modern production Cleland would be a great bike for a lot of people. Probably not as cool as the latest 6" all mountain carbon extravaganza, but most folk past 35 should realise a dry [rude word removed] is cooler than looking cool!

Ace! How are the bikes?

It's funny how essentially no-one bought a Cleland since it looks weird, has unusual geometry and design choices and is unfashionable.

But then many people have bought a Jones bike. Ok, it looks weird, has unusual geometry and design choices, but it's fashionable!

If the new Landseer could be made from titanium he could sell a few of those at astronomical prices as a halo product, then sell the cheaper steel (or aluminium?) version for the rest of us.

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

11 November 2014 - 9:53am
Really enjoyed this article by an MTBer riding a Clelend with Geoff... http://crosscountrycycle.wordpress.com/ ... lses-view/

I'd buy a Landseer.

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

10 November 2014 - 7:35pm
I own an original Aventura and have ridden Geoffs Aventura TT.
There is a lot of merit to Geoffs design philosophy IMHO and a modern production Cleland would be a great bike for a lot of people. Probably not as cool as the latest 6" all mountain carbon extravaganza, but most folk past 35 should realise a dry [rude word removed] is cooler than looking cool!

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

10 November 2014 - 3:31pm
Thanks for the link, I like how he writes and that he's not afraid to question the status quo.

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

10 November 2014 - 9:03am
LWaB wrote:Mudplugging isn't really my choice when off-roading.

Perhaps it would be if you had a Cleland!

Re: Klunkerz film

10 November 2014 - 4:38am
Google "klunkerz streaming" and some watch-able links show up.

Re: Klunkerz film

9 November 2014 - 9:23pm
Has it been on TV recently or is this the US DVD of the same name you are referring to?

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

9 November 2014 - 9:15pm
Interesting but I'm not sure I'm interested enough to get a Cleland bike. Mudplugging isn't really my choice when off-roading.

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

9 November 2014 - 3:27pm
mark a. wrote:Obviously not that interesting!
Oh yes it was!
(Just took a while to read through all of the blog)

Rick.

Re: New Geoff Apps prototype

9 November 2014 - 10:21am
Obviously not that interesting!

New Geoff Apps prototype

8 November 2014 - 9:30am
I've just noticed that Geoff Apps is building a new Cleland prototype, called the Landseer:

DSCF5780 by gmacleland, on Flickr

He's writing a blog about it here.

It's a fascinating project, and I'd love a go on one (or an Aventura). As the blog points out, the philosophy is very different to the usual mountain bike manufacturers. Here, the geometry is very short, very steep, very rearward-biased, high BB, high centre of gravity, hub brakes, hub gears, mudguards. Very unfashionable, but I reckon it would be brilliant for cross-country fun.

Does anyone here have a Cleland? Who'd like to build a Landseer when the plans are finalised?

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