Thank you for taking the trouble to read the whole story, I hope you feel it was worth it.
I’ve tried to describe the reasoning behind the Landseer’s overall design as clearly and simply as possible, showing why it doesn’t follow convention by explaining how the experts in this field, in my view, have applied traditional bicycle design axioms inappropriately.
Having read this far, you may be wondering who the hell knows what. Who can you ask for verification of all my claims? A cycling ‘expert’ will most likely regard everything I say as a load of garbage. It’s probably down to you to discover what’s what, and perhaps now you also feel greater confidence to begin experimenting for yourself, modifying your own bike; ignoring those who will take the piss because you’re doing something they don’t understand, or even question.
As far as the Landseer’s specification goes, we’re not done yet; there are still more unusual features of its specification (pictured above) that may be of interest, and which I will describe and explain in detail, one day.
Posted by MiniNinjaRob
Geoff let me ride his bike quite a bit and I think he thought I’d pinched it as I went off on my own a fair distance while he pushed my bike – sorry Geoff, but it was your own fault for designing such an awesome addictive machine.
Posted by JezT
He [Geoff] never follows bike fashion or accepted wisdom without good cause, and he’s equally keen to stress that off-road cycling doesn’t have a ‘right’ or a ‘wrong’ way to do things.
Anyway, now for the images you may have been looking for while reading this lengthy description; a profile of each side of the Landseer itself. If you’d like to study larger high-res versions of these images, email Geoff@cleland-cycles.co.uk and I’ll send you them.
Posted by jasonl
Great chap, with a refreshing reminder of why many of us starting riding mountain bikes decades ago.
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