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06-17-19, 05:17 AM
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Posted By tangerineowl

I'd say XS also. The 522mm stack height will...

I'd say XS also. The 522mm stack height will allow you to run minimal spacers below the stem.
06-14-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By tangerineowl

Switch Back Hill extralight and Thunder Burt 2.0...

Switch Back Hill extralight and Thunder Burt 2.0 liteskin, both setup tubeless.

Anything around 47mm+ (including the faster options) roll a bit slower than a 42mm. Those two tyres listed are...
06-13-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By tangerineowl

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=23...

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=238827

I am a member there, if anyone wants a contact.
06-11-19, 01:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By tangerineowl

Used NFEs seem to go for around $1100 for the...

Used NFEs seem to go for around $1100 for the frameset.


https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/243368/?offset=200
If this thing ever sells, I'm grabing it (UK build).
I noticed your...
06-10-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By tangerineowl

If you do get the Sora Topstone I'd swap them for...

If you do get the Sora Topstone I'd swap them for Juin Tech, compressionless housing and Swisstop pads.
06-07-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By tangerineowl

80/20. There's lots out there. What kind of...

80/20. There's lots out there. What kind of width/weight do you want to go?

The Simworks Volummy 700x38 is a pretty robust filetread.
06-07-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By tangerineowl

Planning on sticking to tubes?

Planning on sticking to tubes?
06-05-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By tangerineowl

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/650b/Db7-d...

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/650b/Db7-diGQr1M

Blue Polyvalent frameset with fenders for sale. 54cm.
06-01-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By tangerineowl

Yeah, a 29er tyre is something to think about I...

Yeah, a 29er tyre is something to think about I suppose. Have been on 650b x 48-2.1" for sometime and only recently started experimenting with 700c and tyres.
At the moment have a 35mm to start...
06-01-19, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By tangerineowl

I suppose it may depend a little on the carbon...

I suppose it may depend a little on the carbon hardness.
Using Frog cleats on my carbon-sole mtb shoes, although I think these cleats are only meant to be torqued to around 4nm max. No markings.
06-01-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By tangerineowl

Long rides and lightweight bikepacking:- I'd go...

Long rides and lightweight bikepacking:- I'd go the 45 as like you mentioned its more road-leaning but still has what I think would be enough tyre clearance (700x45mm / 650b x 50) for your riding.
...
05-30-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,862
Posted By tangerineowl

2019 Fuji Jari 1.1 carbon for $3k when it comes...

2019 Fuji Jari 1.1 carbon for $3k when it comes out should do nicely.
05-24-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By tangerineowl

RyanAK, What size frame do you ride?

RyanAK,

What size frame do you ride?
05-23-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By tangerineowl

Also keep an eye out on Google Groups 650b and...

Also keep an eye out on Google Groups 650b and Internet-BOB.

Just had a look there. Two more recent NFE; the black frameset+ just sold.
05-22-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By tangerineowl

There was a medium green NFE frameset recently...

There was a medium green NFE frameset recently listed at the Paceline Forum Classifieds. Think it was disk though and price may have been over budget.
If you're considering used also, could be a...
05-17-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By tangerineowl

If you could get a custom-geo Gunnar with tubing...

If you could get a custom-geo Gunnar with tubing to suit I'd think the frame would be lighter and more suited to where you'd be riding than the overbuilt Niner frame.

Wait would be worth it in the...
05-16-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm kinda proportioned the same as you, but not...

I'm kinda proportioned the same as you, but not as tall.

What I'd be doing is keeping an eye out for secondhand custom-geo road? frames; building one up.


Your post reminded me of a couple of...
05-12-19, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd just start by looking at anything from a 52cm...

I'd just start by looking at anything from a 52cm to 54cm. Lots of sellers out there wouldn't know how to measure frame dimensions.

5'9.5"/34" rider on a 52cm with a decent amount of stack.
04-24-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By tangerineowl

1049: Cube Nuroad Pro FE 2019 ...

1049: Cube Nuroad Pro FE 2019
https://www.evanscycles.com/cube-nuroad-pro-fe-2019-adventure-road-bike-EV355540
Only the 56cm available at the moment though.


1025: 2019 Pinnacle Arkose D2...
04-21-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,615
Posted By tangerineowl

So far been using Compass black extralight sizes...

So far been using Compass black extralight sizes and Schwalbe Thunderburts. Big fan of both when conditions are suitable for each.

Been riding more very steep hills lately which have a fairly...
04-21-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By tangerineowl

Read a handful of reviews mentioning the Scoop...

Read a handful of reviews mentioning the Scoop Pro was a bit more compliant than the Ultimate, so that's what I recently purchased (Shallow model) for the gravel bike.
Plus its only a few grams...
04-21-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By tangerineowl

From what I've read the Sequoia is a rather heavy...

From what I've read the Sequoia is a rather heavy bike with heavy wheels.

Have you looked at the 2019 Fuji Jari 1.5 ? ($1300).
Only the two mid-fork mounts on both legs, however looking at the...
04-15-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By tangerineowl

The medium Crust Lightning Bolt v2 frameset would...

The medium Crust Lightning Bolt v2 frameset would be a good example of what you're chasing, but its designed around a smaller 650b.
Seat tube 552mm centre-to-centre. Top tube 554 ctc. Stack 593 /...
04-14-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By tangerineowl

Get some ti spindles for the Frogs. I...

Get some ti spindles for the Frogs.

I picked up a cheap used set of ti Frogs and switched out the steel axle on my pair.

It genuinely felt as is the 'hits' through the pedal were...
04-12-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,712
Posted By tangerineowl

Would the 4-piston design be more powerful than...

Would the 4-piston design be more powerful than their R1?

I'm happy with the old R1, but might be interested later on.
04-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,195
Posted By tangerineowl

Note the MX237 Endurance has a better heel-hold...

Note the MX237 Endurance has a better heel-hold material than the older/standard MX237 which has a rather sloppy and wide heel.
The Endurance also having the more protective front-end.
04-12-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,712
Posted By tangerineowl

Assuming you have one of the larger sizes, that...

Assuming you have one of the larger sizes, that 72degree head angle wouldn't be helping.

Rather than moving your cleats off their ideal position for your feet, perhaps consider an angled headset...
03-29-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,776
Posted By tangerineowl

The 2019 Fuji Jari 1.1 carbon might do the trick,...

The 2019 Fuji Jari 1.1 carbon might do the trick, if it ever comes out.
2x option is smaller rings though.
03-27-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe have built up a set of the CarbonFan 'Water...

Maybe have built up a set of the CarbonFan 'Water Drop' rims (width at the rim edge).
03-23-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,510
Posted By tangerineowl

CarbonFan rims and Carbon Ti hubs. First...

CarbonFan rims and Carbon Ti hubs.

First 700c wheelset build (D-Light and Wheelsmith brass nipples).
Will be used when I'm not heading into the rockier/softer stuff.

Should come in around...
03-19-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,776
Posted By tangerineowl

How about building up one of the two gravel frame...

How about building up one of the two gravel frame types from Carbonda ?

Good thread on the RidingGravel forum.
03-15-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By tangerineowl

Polyvalent reading and vids:- ...

Polyvalent reading and vids:-
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en_US#!topic/650b/p6gBCsRl3lw
03-14-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By tangerineowl

Carbon Gravel Handle Bar ?DH36? InterJet inc...

Carbon Gravel Handle Bar ?DH36? InterJet inc (http://www.interjet.co.jp/carbon-gravel-handle-bar-dh36/)
03-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By tangerineowl

Last time, I promise :p Twin Six Standard Ti...

Last time, I promise :p

Twin Six Standard Ti Rando in a 51cm.
I chose the ti frame (over the steel one) for the ride quality/weight and price for ti frame/build.

Reach is 363mm. Stack is...
03-08-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By tangerineowl

Back again. I think I found your bike :thumb: ...

Back again. I think I found your bike :thumb:

A 49cm Masi Speciale Randonneur. Reach is 353mm. Stack is 538mm (you may want to run some spacers under the stem to tweak your fit).
(You could...
03-07-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By tangerineowl

Here's an old Stumpjumper with 26" wheels. Could...

Here's an old Stumpjumper with 26" wheels. Could be worth contacting the owner and asking the top tube length, as it could be too long:-...
03-06-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,445
Posted By tangerineowl

Another alu option is the previous model Eddy...

Another alu option is the previous model Eddy Merckx Strasbourg 71.
Full 105, 2x hydraulic. Takes a 40mm.

You might be able to find a discounted NOS at a dealer.
...
03-05-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?__qf_product-list-ord...

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?__qf_product-list-order-by=&orderby=3&content=7&menu=1000%2C2%2C103%2C104&pgc%5B82%5D%5B268%5D=1&pgc%5B82%5D%5B445%5D=1

Some ideas there.
03-05-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By tangerineowl

Had some 650b ThunderBurts on last weekend. I...

Had some 650b ThunderBurts on last weekend. I tend to ride quite a bit on paved roads until I get to the gravel/rough stuff, and back again.
Found some fairly smooth hiking trails in the hills,...
03-04-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By tangerineowl

Seems like the LightningBolt v2 and the 51cm...

Seems like the LightningBolt v2 and the 51cm Polyvalent are sold out at the moment through the sellers.
I left out the MCD as they have a short seat tube. The smallest Road+ is the same and a bit...
03-03-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,544
Posted By tangerineowl

Surly frames are long in their design. ...

Surly frames are long in their design.


Liking the 52cm seat tube at your height makes me think you have a tall inseam? Seems you're chasing a short-reach frame/bike?


I'll get straight to...
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Views: 2,846
Posted By tangerineowl

Specialized S-Works 6 mtb. Lightweight, very...

Specialized S-Works 6 mtb. Lightweight, very stiff. Narrow heel with round&fairly-wide front.

Replaced by the 7 now, so you may be able to find a pair on discount.
02-25-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By tangerineowl

For the kind of riding you're planning on doing...

For the kind of riding you're planning on doing I'd stick to a file-tread, or similar with small knobs at the side.

I've ridden the Elwood (Light) on paved for long stretches. Probably would do...
02-23-19, 09:46 PM
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Views: 132,311
Posted By tangerineowl

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1080/img_20190223_202055_502_3758efdb575504c5ed009653322c00c8ef041db8.jpg
Leaving the shire
02-21-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By tangerineowl

Just a couple of initial geo comments about those...

Just a couple of initial geo comments about those three frames:-
1. The EXT has a taller standover which may or may not suit you. Seat tube angle is a bit low. Threaded bb which is good.
2. The...
02-21-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By tangerineowl

Don't mind the burgundy colour. Reminds me of...

Don't mind the burgundy colour. Reminds me of similar I've seen on a Calfee.

I'd throw it in the long camp, with the Ritchey Outback Breakaway carbon, and a bunch of others.
02-21-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By tangerineowl

Geo first. Spending a grand or two on a frameset,...

Geo first. Spending a grand or two on a frameset, I want to make the sure the geo suits.
Looks also come into play for me. Tyre clearance/mounting points/build options: 1x.2x.

I think the v3 is...
02-21-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By tangerineowl

I had a Grovel v2 frameset in my hands at one...

I had a Grovel v2 frameset in my hands at one stage, after a long search. Ended up swapping it for the same in ti.

If I was to do the same again I'd have a hard look at the Fairlight Secan...
02-17-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,088
Posted By tangerineowl

https://global.bluelug.com/fairweather-for-travele...

https://global.bluelug.com/fairweather-for-traveler-tire-rust-17910.html

28 or 32mm.
02-16-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,480
Posted By tangerineowl

The Giant Conduct brake thing does look a bit...

The Giant Conduct brake thing does look a bit weird doesn't it. Like a small crab sitting on the end of the stem :)

I went for a three hour gravel/singletrack test ride on one yesterday. The...
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