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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    MDP, tell me about that frame geometry. How would you describe the handling and main purpose of that bike.

    This low stack height frame/fork look fantastic.

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    this one looks like my old one. she loved the rollers. did it come from san antonio?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentinmania View Post
    MDP, tell me about that frame geometry. How would you describe the handling and main purpose of that bike.

    This low stack height frame/fork look fantastic.

    :)
    The original geometry of the frame/fork was very similar to a 1992 Fat Chance Yo Eddy, one of my favorite bikes of all time. When I spoke with Ted during our initial design meeting, I told him I wanted something similar to the early Yo Eddy geometry. Compared to my Rhygin, it has a slightly longer top tube (23" versus 22.2") and the original chain stay length was slightly longer (16 7/8" versus 16.5"). I wanted something nimble but not as twitchy as my Rhygin, which had a 72 degree head tube. The Yo Teddy has a 71 degree head tube and it slightly relaxes the handling. When I had the single speed conversion performed, it shortened up the chain stays to 16.25" (the shortest I can go with the 650B). It's still a dedicated east coast single track bike, though. Anyway, I like being over the front wheel as much as possible as I feel more connected with the terrain. I'm stuck in the early 1990s for geometry and it just works for me!
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    Thank you for the write up! I'd like to ride that kind of bike, must be incredibly fast on smooth single tracks.
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    Each iteration of this bike keeps getting better, I love the clean white frame and fork.
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    @danger-
    Love the "look" of the bike- head down aggressive position with a long stem.
    A great bike for the twisties @ Stewart SSAP.
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    Saw an army green Wojcik mountain bike in Central Park today, complete with one of those old black-blue & shiny aluminum Manitou forks. And a baby seat. Dad (I assume) and co-pilot were trucking along at a pretty good clip.
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    Commuter mode:

     

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    very nice! actually paid a visit to Ted a few weeks ago. still churning away as usual, he's building some custom electric bikes right now for a company out of the midwest i think. looked interesting enough, some of the frames were lugged.
    I'm betting that I'm just abnormal enough to survive.

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    My lovely Ted Wojcik is in the middle of a makeover.

    New Firefly titanium stem that will be in my grubby little paws soon:



    Back from Circle A Cycles with a new fork and chainstays replaced to accommodate wider tires:



    It'll be ready to ride in early 2015.
     

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    Default It goes to 11.

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterDangerPants View Post
    My lovely Ted Wojcik is in the middle of a makeover. It'll be ready to ride in early 2015.
    It's been awhile since I've paid any attention to the Ted and recently I've been itching to throw my leg over the beast so it's back in the work stand. For the past few years I've been focusing most of my attention on single speed riding but have been pondering the notion of having gears again for a variety of reasons. I've been enjoying riding Tomii #33 but it's now completely disassembled and some of the parts have made their way to the Ted. It'll be set up as a 1x11 using Shimano XTR parts (I already have the M9020 crankset). A nod to the early 1990s with a Dura Ace bar end shift lever mated to a Paul Component Thumbie. I also toyed with the idea of running it back on 26" wheels (to utilize the Igleheart fork too) but I really enjoy 650B so am keeping with that fitment. I'm interesting in seeing how the newer Circle A fork performs too. I hope to be on the trails this coming weekend....



     

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    Default Re: It goes to 11.

    Mr. Pants, how about an update on your quiver? Always all top shelf stuff. Going to dust off my Wojcik this Spring.
     

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    Thumbs up Re: Ted Wojcik

    Some of these sweet bicycle setups are perfect for potholed winter roads, too. Very nice.
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    I love that segmented crown fork. How do like its ride and steering?
     

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    I don't want to speak for the illustrious MDP, but there was a purge a long time ago and he got rid of a lot of sweet machines... I hope he still has this one, or at least one of his amazing sleds, which have always been the ones to chase, atmo, the coolest around. I almost tried to buy a couple three of his bikes during his Dana Farber fundraiser (man did I want one of those Tomiis to work for me), but they are the next size down from what I really need. Looking back, they would have been perfect for my wife who is 5'11" and I wisht I'd just bought one anyways for her since I think she would like MTB better.

    Bobby Earle where you at?
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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterDangerPants View Post
    "...Commuter mode..."
    A build like this would really have me swooning if I owned it! Awesome.
     

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    Default Re: Ted Wojcik

    I donít know if any of you knew AJ Grim who was part owner of Wojcik for a while. He passed away in a car accident two weekends ago.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy Arthur View Post
    I don’t know if any of you knew AJ Grim who was part owner of Wojcik for a while. He passed away in a car accident two weekends ago.
    Oh, no. That's terrible. Ted posted about apprenticeship here iirc... does anyone know if AJ was here on VS? That's too bad. What a great opportunity that was, can think of few legacy builders it would be as cool to apprentice under. There can't be anyone in the MTB gallery who didn't love MisterDangerPants' Wojcik.

    Sad for AJ's friends/family. RIP.
     

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