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WhyFi 04-02-20 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21397027)
No rattles or rubs, and full coverage front and rear :thumb:

Kudos on the proper radius and centering.

Bah Humbug 04-02-20 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21396972)
[sbxx]
A Praxis would look nice.
[/sbxx]

;)

[Hummer]
But a Quarq is more useful.
[/Hummer]

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21397034)
[Hummer]
But a Quarq is more useful.
[/Hummer]

Ha. Good luck sellin' Mo on that for his commuter.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:42 AM

It's OK for the Puch and Trek. Not for Mo's bike.

Hey Mo - how long is your commute and do you ride in the winter?

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397025)
Post up the Habanero and let's see how much sbxx can enable you.

No can do. Mrs. datas controls the finances and he has no discretionary bike funds. He's been debating power for about four years.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:52 AM

I can't believe Praxis cranks are take-offs now like FSA has always been. That's the way to go.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396958)
Enve made it for them. Between the frameset and Ardennes, you have a solid start.

I assume it was custom. Why didn't you make the HT taller?

Strictly off the shelf. I've dropped a spacer since that pic.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397041)
It's OK for the Puch and Trek. Not for Mo's bike.

Hey Mo - how long is your commute and do you ride in the winter?

4 mi., but they're all uphill. Yes, all winter, as long as the road surface is safe.

jtm54 04-02-20 10:58 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f670c4028.jpeg

Just to up the ti bikes in here so far, my new Lynskey. When they have their clearance sales, prices become very affordable.

abshipp 04-02-20 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397031)
Kudos on the proper radius and centering.

Thank you!

It's one of those things that I really take a lot of time to make sure is right, and afterwards I take a lot of pride in.

It's even harder with the skinwall tires since there's a very distinctive visual reference so close.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397014)
Let's see your fenders. I'll show you mine.

Two seconds on or off, which includes time to find the right spot to touch it without getting dirty.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1f87191ae.jpg

Amazing bike. No thanks on that fender-oid object.

WhyFi 04-02-20 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by jtm54 (Post 21397076)
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f670c4028.jpeg

Just to up the ti bikes in here so far, my new Lynskey. When they have their clearance sales, prices become very affordable.

NIce. How do you like those wheels? They were pretty tempting when on sale at Competitive.

jtm54 04-02-20 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397085)
NIce. How do you like those wheels? They were pretty tempting when on sale at Competitive.

Very happy, Iíve had these for about a year. They roll pretty smooth, and still true after lots of harsh gravel rides. Really wish I would have also jumped on the 650b Mercury had on CC for a while.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 11:06 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396973)
Lots of bottle cage options instead of the one lonely generic LBS one.

My favorite for carbon is the Arundel Mandible. My favorite for good looking cheap is the Tacx Tao. It's discontinued, but I found a two pack for the Cinelli.

It has since been replaced by a Ti cage which came as part of the R3 deal.

big john 04-02-20 11:15 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/albu...unds&crop=fill

abshipp 04-02-20 11:18 AM

I know that this is the Ti thread now and I've already violated the rules by posting some steel, but these all remind me of the bike I never should have sold.

I seriously think about this thing a few times a month.

2008 GT GTR Type CX. The sexiest aluminum frame I've ever seen in the flesh. Thinking how it would look with a more modern groupset just hurts :(

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b45ae8e800.jpg

I've looked through my old emails and found the guy that I sold it to, but we never exchanged numbers, just talked through the Craigslist email system. I've seriously thought about trying to track him down and buy at least the frameset back from him.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21397095)
It has since been replaced by a Ti cage which came as part of the R3 deal.

Can we ask for an updated photo?

sbxx1985 04-02-20 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21397081)
Amazing bike. No thanks on that fender-oid object.

I'm losing on the fenders. Can you get something less ugly? You've gotten suggestions.

What bar shape do you prefer or do you have a preferred bar? Great opportunity for matching stem/post/bars. Deda, Enve (will match fork), 3T.

WhyFi 04-02-20 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397140)
What bar shape do you prefer or do you have a preferred bar? Great opportunity for matching stem/post/bars. Deda, Enve (will match fork), 3T.

Carbon, so that they don't leech heat out of his hands in the winter. :innocent:

LAJ 04-02-20 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397140)
I'm losing on the fenders. Can you get something less ugly? You've gotten suggestions.

What bar shape do you prefer or do you have a preferred bar? Great opportunity for matching stem/post/bars. Deda, Enve (will match fork), 3T.

We just realize ol MoAlpha isn't going to turf the fenders, so may as well get something that looks like it belongs on that bike, that isn't wood.

Jack Tone 04-02-20 11:44 AM

I'm drooling over Whyfi's and Slowgo's Cervelos, and now you guys are pushing titanium. I just got this email from Ribble who have a new ti model. Looks very interesting and pretty reasonable!

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribbl...Mailing%20List

WhyFi 04-02-20 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 21397182)
I'm drooling over Whyfi's and Slowgo's Cervelos, and now you guys are pushing titanium. I just got this email from Ribble who have a new ti model. Looks very interesting and pretty reasonable!

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribbl...Mailing%20List

That is pretty nice looking - I like the dropped stays and the sandblasted branding. Under $2500 for Ti with hydro 105 is pretty darn good.

datlas 04-02-20 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397025)
Bike make-overs.

Post up the Habanero and let's see how much sbxx can enable you.

No thanks. I know what the Habanero needs. It needs a SRAM Force ETap AXS drivetrain.

datlas 04-02-20 11:53 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21397165)
We just realize ol MoAlpha isn't going to turf the fenders, so may as well get something that looks like it belongs on that bike, that isn't wood.

Wood, Jerry. Wood is good!


Jack Tone 04-02-20 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397193)
That is pretty nice looking - I like the dropped stays and the sandblasted branding. Under $2500 for Ti with hydro 105 is pretty darn good.

I know! I like that frame. But is there a custom's charge plus shipping? I've only bought stuff like groupsets or less from UK.


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