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07-31-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By tangerineowl

If you were fine with that low (aggressive) stack...

If you were fine with that low (aggressive) stack height on the Lemond, then go for the BH Ultra as the stack is only 5mm taller (run less spacers). Reach is only 4mm longer (run a 5mm shorter stem)....
07-27-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By tangerineowl

Looks pretty cool to me :thumb: Bar drop...

Looks pretty cool to me :thumb:

Bar drop doesn't look too bad there.

Might need to play with stem reach. There are also riser gravel bars out there.
07-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,056
Posted By tangerineowl

Phatman, Crux is a very close geo match to...

Phatman,

Crux is a very close geo match to your Kona. Lower bb drop is good for a little more stability.

You could always consider swapping in an angleset from Works Components UK, to get the...
07-14-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By tangerineowl

Well, that's not a good start :lol: ...

Well, that's not a good start :lol:

Seriously, if you want something more upright you'll need to compare the frame stack and frame reach against your Synapse, as that bike isn't too bad in the...
07-13-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By tangerineowl

If you currently have a good fitting road bike...

If you currently have a good fitting road bike with you, look up the frame stack and reach in its geometry chart online. Or measure yourself if its an old bike and those details aren't online.
...
07-12-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By tangerineowl

Stack and reach on the XS Silex is 588/380. ...

Stack and reach on the XS Silex is 588/380.

Trek Checkpoint 56cm is 586/387.

Ribble CGR-SL in Large is 592/389.

Dolan GXC 56cm is 592/379.

Tifosi Cavazzo carbon Large is 590/385.
07-12-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By tangerineowl

Silex has a very good front end height for a...

Silex has a very good front end height for a carbon frame however it has a long reach.

Blue Prosecco EX/SP carbon also has a good height but with a pretty short reach.

You need to compare the...
07-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By tangerineowl

Hard to tell at your weight I think. I'm...

Hard to tell at your weight I think.

I'm under half your weight. Recently with 650b x 48 went through some very long stretches of dry, deep, soft white sand. Stayed in the compressed down tracks...
07-02-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,678
Posted By tangerineowl

My new 38mm Steilacoom extralight black, setup...

My new 38mm Steilacoom extralight black, setup tubeless measure 38.8mm on a 22mmInner rim. 45psi.

Knob edge-to-edge is 37.1mm.

I'm expecting the extralight to expand by at least a mm after some...
07-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By tangerineowl

Am 135lb. Also have a Flexlogic with quite a bit...

Am 135lb. Also have a Flexlogic with quite a bit of post showing. Does pretty well.

If you require good setback, I'd look around for a used FSA K-Force Light SB25.

Did try a ti post. Too stiff...
06-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd go frameset build route. Curve GMX+ ...

I'd go frameset build route.

Curve GMX+

Rawland ULV

Mason ISO

RodeoLabs Flaanimal 5.0
06-29-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By tangerineowl

Just bookmarked that frame. Like the mounts. Alu...

Just bookmarked that frame. Like the mounts. Alu frame.

I was aware they did those tri-bar things but surprised they do a frame like this. Never seen anything like it in the XXS with such a short...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By tangerineowl

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 +...

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 + compressionless housing and KCNC lightweight rotors (around 75gm).

Recently gave the rotors a good clean and did quite a long bedding-in. Now the...
06-28-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By tangerineowl

Sites will have the specs/measurement correct....

Sites will have the specs/measurement correct. Pic lense can result in perspective distortion.

I had a bit of a look around including What Bars but couldn't see see anything with similar...
06-27-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By tangerineowl

Could be right. Thought maybe something happened...

Could be right. Thought maybe something happened years ago. They got sued and so had to put that warning on label!

Had them in my trouser pockets a bit later. End of day wondered where the red...
06-26-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By tangerineowl

^ thanks. Tried them out for an hour or so. Not...

^ thanks. Tried them out for an hour or so. Not as toasty as I thought they'd be, but there is some warmth there.

Seem like they fit ok also on the back of the palm! Going to give that a proper...
06-26-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By tangerineowl

Hot Hands toe warmers: why not top of feet?

These come with a warning not to use on top of feet. Wondering why that would be?
(am wanting to try at top/forward-end of sock rather than below to see if they work as well).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,281
Posted By tangerineowl

Looking at your upper back I'd say you do need...

Looking at your upper back I'd say you do need core work.

Can't quite tell because of your shirt, but it looks like your shoulders are slightly hunched upward? (arms/shoulders need to relax).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By tangerineowl

For rides that length I use a small frame bag...

For rides that length I use a small frame bag which sits at the upper forward corner of the inside triangle space. Enough space for 14hrs+. Food and other bits for the ride.

At the moment I've...
06-26-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkZxPIZ1ngY
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,705
Posted By tangerineowl

When designing the frame did you have a choice of...

When designing the frame did you have a choice of tubing options to suit your weight for each tube and did they suggest best options based on your weight and the ride compliance you hoped for?
06-24-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By tangerineowl

Sometimes I will need to apply a little soapy...

Sometimes I will need to apply a little soapy water on that unseated bead side, just to make it a little easier to move the bead up on the rim shelf, when pumping up.

If one bead still does not...
06-24-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,946
Posted By tangerineowl

Do have a look around if that ring and cassette...

Do have a look around if that ring and cassette change will work OK with the rest of your setup. That would be the cheapest option. Ta Specialites may make a ring to suit.

More sense than sucking...
06-23-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,356
Posted By tangerineowl

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=24...

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=249639&highlight=lyon pics on Flickr. Those Jeff Lyon framesets tend to be fairly lightweight for what they are. Good clearance on them. This one is...
06-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By tangerineowl

FaraCycling (Oslo). F/Gravel. 2x GRX 810 in...

FaraCycling (Oslo). F/Gravel.

2x GRX 810 in fjord green.
06-23-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By tangerineowl

Personally I'd start with 700c as that will roll...

Personally I'd start with 700c as that will roll a bit faster than 650b.

With your proportions I'm a little surprised you ended up choosing the Merida with its long reach and very short seat...
06-22-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By tangerineowl

250km couple of days back; 140km gravel. Little...

250km couple of days back; 140km gravel. Little different route from a week earlier with about 150km gravel.

Just taking it easy as not done many rides this length. Just exploring around; out for...
06-21-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By tangerineowl

As I don't know which year Scott or Diverge...

As I don't know which year Scott or Diverge colour interests you, can you give me the main colours you'd prefer in a frame?
06-17-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By tangerineowl

I would tend to think if the 700c max is around a...

I would tend to think if the 700c max is around a 34mm-measured slick, then even a smaller 650b like a 38mm would not fit due to fork-width clearance and chainstay width near bb.

As suggested I'd...
06-15-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By tangerineowl

Steering response will be slower. Tyre...

Steering response will be slower.

Tyre weight may be more depending on model.

Slightly more front air resistance maybe.
06-12-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 230,860
Posted By tangerineowl

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bpic_3c9dfb9d046dfc5b60bcf56103791cb608501aec.jpg
Must take pic of wreck when riding :D
06-11-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By tangerineowl

You can bring up and set side-by-side those bikes...

You can bring up and set side-by-side those bikes on 99spokes.

Compare geo, specs, blah blah.
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By tangerineowl

Non-leather saddle; ramping up day rides

Slowly increasing the mixed surface rides (road/gravel etc.). Did a 14hr ride couple days ago on my Fabric Scoop Shallow which I've had for a few months.

During the last two-three hours started...
06-10-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By tangerineowl

As I don't know what year model 56cm you're...

As I don't know what year model 56cm you're getting/have purchased, I'll just say the latest 56cm has a 32" frame standover. (measure your 'cycling' inseam).
06-06-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By tangerineowl

Because if I were in the big ring on the flats I...

Because if I were in the big ring on the flats I would be in the second half of the cassette where the jumps are bigger around the two/three main cogs I'd be.

With my setup I can stay in the big...
06-06-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By tangerineowl

Not sure if technically 2x or 1x crank (You'll...

Not sure if technically 2x or 1x crank (You'll see online the standard 2x Easton ring sizes that come with this crank). Normal spider. 68mm shell.

I have to do more reading on understanding...
06-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By tangerineowl

Easton EC90SL arms, with Race Face 104/64bcd 2x...

Easton EC90SL arms, with Race Face 104/64bcd 2x spider. Chinook rings.

Easton has the same in the cheaper alu EA90 crank. Wanted a narrow q-factor (not mtb).
06-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By tangerineowl

After a year or so of tweaking a climbing setup I...

After a year or so of tweaking a climbing setup I have settled on 40/24 with 12/28. 10sp Sram road/mtb mix.

On the flats I tend to sit around the middle of the cassette which I like. The three...
06-02-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By tangerineowl

Have a look at the latest version 3T Exploro....

Have a look at the latest version 3T Exploro. That is a pretty good example of frame dimensions which leans toward road.

You would want something with a shorter chainstay (415-420mm) for a gravel...
06-02-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,882
Posted By tangerineowl

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic...

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=148608

Thread from 2017on of a BMC Roadmachine 02 carbon with fenders.

Unfortunately the awesome pics of the build have gone....
05-28-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By tangerineowl

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntingt...

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/huntington-beach-2017-diamondback/7129310247.html

Not ti, but carbon 3x9 (20gearinches) bits. Internal cables though.

Cheap enough to add a second 700c...
05-28-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By tangerineowl

56cm Broam is what you want. Because of the...

56cm Broam is what you want.

Because of the stack height on that size, you will be able to run less spacers below the stem, than on your current bike.

You will have to run a 10-15mm longer stem...
05-28-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By tangerineowl

Yes; that is why comparing different bikes, the...

Yes; that is why comparing different bikes, the stack tells you the front end frame height.

Ideally you want to find a frame with enough stack so you don't have to run a bunch of spacers e.g....
05-28-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By tangerineowl

https://r2-bike.com/SCHWALBE-Tire-G-ONE-Speed-275-...

https://r2-bike.com/SCHWALBE-Tire-G-ONE-Speed-275-650B-x-235-OneStar-EVO-SnakeSkin-TL-Easy
05-28-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By tangerineowl

Funny. Love my Rene Herse black tubeless. ...

Funny.

Love my Rene Herse black tubeless.

I reckon they gave up because the sealant wouldn't stop weeping through the tan wall :)
05-28-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By tangerineowl

Magura HS33 brakes. Either use the levers as...

Magura HS33 brakes. Either use the levers as in-line setup if fit, or there are other workaround dropbar lever options.
05-15-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By tangerineowl

Google titanium canti cyclocross. ...

Google titanium canti cyclocross.

Frames/forks will vary in tyre clearance.
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