The braking surface on the rear roadie wheel was wearing a bit thin so I rebuilt it with a new rim. Now I like building wheels, strangely therapeutic. Seems to free my mind from everything else and time just drifts by, an 1/8th of a turn at a time. Finding it hard to throw the old one out and feeling like building another, I laced it on a disc front hub thinking it could be the first half of a road wheelset for the mtb's. After all it was only the braking surface that was worn out, and that doesn't matter if I'm using a disc brake.
Then I noticed how much clearance there was in my rigid fork. Well a cable disc caliper and a 29er tyre later I have this monstrosity.
Funnily enough the rigid fork with a 29er wheel is the same ride height and same weight as the 26" wheel with the SID. Now I just gotta find time to ride it, I wonder if T-Brown is actually on to something with the concept. Time will tell.