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Let's see some of your geared bikes 2015

Old 07-31-15, 10:09 AM
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I'm digging it! Looks like a fun go-anywhere bike.
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So good! It's like seeing your ex with a good dude and being genuinely happy for her. How's the ride with 650's?
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That coulda been me

Did I see this bike in the Village last week? Didn't get a close look but I did get a glimpse of *a* white Trek with those exact same red decals while passing.

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Love it
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I like it even better now, with the wider tires.
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so, if I build a wheel with 650B, I can use big tires on my tight 700c frame? Damn!!

just need some long reach calipers?
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The lower Marin's name is Matilda. For opposite sides of my riding spectrum.
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Old 07-31-15, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I'm digging it! Looks like a fun go-anywhere bike.
definitely, i should be able to fit 43's in here so im gonna get some soma cazadero's which are semi knobbed then itl really go anywhere

Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
So good! It's like seeing your ex with a good dude and being genuinely happy for her. How's the ride with 650's?
soooo good. fat tires are dumb cushy and go anywhere. the mavic wheels that you had on there were light already, with these wheels i dropped 2 pounds!
they accelerate so fast, i find myself hitting 30+ mph in places where i would be going ~22 with the old wheels. i can surge like nobodys business on this thing, its really crazy. making me wonder about uci rules and 650 wheels, lol

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That coulda been me

Did I see this bike in the Village last week? Didn't get a close look but I did get a glimpse of *a* white Trek with those exact same red decals while passing.
not last week, but i do creep around soho/villiage regions a lot when i am in the city and not omw to a ride over the GWB. i always stop in stumptown on 8th

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Love it
youd prolly fit it too

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I like it even better now, with the wider tires.
me too, perfect bike for me i think

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so, if I build a wheel with 650B, I can use big tires on my tight 700c frame? Damn!!


just need some long reach calipers?

generally, yes. check this page out. its got a lot of helpful info for where and what to measure to see what exactly you can do with your bike. typically a dia compe 610 or tektro r559 like im using is what youll need

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Old 07-31-15, 06:26 PM
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Badass. If I ever get time to get back into radonneuring I want to 650b my Univega. I did my last brevet on it and it handled great but the 28mm tires were still too harsh once I was getting through the night and early morning. I have brake calipers on hand and I wouldn't mind rebuilding the hubs I'm currently using.
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Badass. If I ever get time to get back into radonneuring I want to 650b my Univega. I did my last brevet on it and it handled great but the 28mm tires were still too harsh once I was getting through the night and early morning. I have brake calipers on hand and I wouldn't mind rebuilding the hubs I'm currently using.
Yeah, I did my first season (200k-400k) on 28's, and the frost heaves and other seams in the pavement got to me, big time. Even at Frank Berto pressures. I must be a wuss.
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... I did my last brevet on it and it handled great but the 28mm tires were still too harsh once ...
Psh, I just did RAGBRAI on 23's.















JK

..but seriously, the road into Hiawatha was total garbage.

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Old 08-02-15, 12:02 PM
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now with both bags and magicshine



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Old 08-02-15, 02:42 PM
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now with both bags and magicshine



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Just keeps getting better and better
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This was just after my first test ride (hence the unwrapped bars). The hub is a SRAM Automatix 2 speed. It was...different. Gonna have to work myself up to pull the guts and change the shift point and see if I like it better.
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never fell in love with the cowchipper bars. swapped them for some cowbells and soooo happy I did. recently added some raceface flat pedals and a racktime (tubus) front rack. really digging this setup.
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never fell in love with the cowchipper bars. swapped them for some cowbells and soooo happy I did. recently added some raceface flat pedals and a racktime (tubus) front rack. really digging this setup.
Nice bike! I've been wanting a Straggler for quite a while but I might hold out to see if All City releases a Space Horse Disc -- I'm leaning towards a bit more comfort for my do-everything bike.

How would you compare the ride quality between your straggler and nature boy?
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the space horse disc will be available in the next couple of months.
my NB and straggler ride pretty similarly. I dig em both.
that being said, I wouldn't trade my straggler for anything....except for some mag wheels. that would be sweet.
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Oh my. I dig this
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
now with both bags and magicshine



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How do you feel about racks and fenders on this bike? Looks like you're doing quite nicely without racks, but I think fenders would be beneficial, aesthetically and functionally.
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
now with both bags and magicshine



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Aaaaaaannnnddddd ****, I just ordered some 650b soma weymouth rims for my Trek 460 and centerpull brakes. I've always wanted beefier rubber on there. Yours looks great!
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How do you feel about racks and fenders on this bike? Looks like you're doing quite nicely without racks, but I think fenders would be beneficial, aesthetically and functionally.
i have another bigger front bag coming that ill be using with a small rack/decauler and im gonna be getting that rear hangy jawn from carradice i posted about in the other thread

still undecided about fenders, it would obviously complete the look but as helpful as they are i find fenders very annoying to deal with
im gonna see if i can fit 43s in there first before i go getting fenders but if i do theyll prolly be some berthoud hammered jammies
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