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New bike day: Black Mountain Cycles MCD

Old 04-24-19, 04:28 PM
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Fenders arrived, hope to put them on this weekend. They are so light, tried my best to weigh them, front is just a hair under 140g and rear is close to 200g. Front fits with no issues (as expected), plenty of space.
Rear will need a bit of massaging to fit into chainstays bridge (or yok, whatever you call it), seatstays bridge - plenty of space, FD clearance - it looks like it will not need any crimping but won't know for sure until it is bolted in place
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Old 04-27-19, 04:05 PM
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Honjo 63mm fit like a glove, no crimping required - front setup is Shimano CX70 (Ultegra) FD, 10S with Ultegra 6800 crank 46/34 and ultegra 6800 bb.
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Very nice pics. Thank you!
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Very welcome! Just got back from first fendered ride, here are full bike pics. Only two things left to get: Porcelain Rocket Nigel handlebar bag (in the mail) and mudflaps (probably Brooks, will pickup from shop when in Toronto).

I am a bit of the fender nut and had many different kinds over the years on different bikes. So far very very impressed with Honjos - took a bit more time to install but I love the lightness, coverage and they just feel rock solid. Half of my ride today was mild singletrack with some root section and baby head stones - not a single rattle.



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At least you won't lose the bike when you put it down somewhere!
That looks like real paint on there....great paint job.
I'm using Banjo Brothers medium handlebar bag:
https://banjobrothers.com/products/handlebar-bag-medium
Velophoria: Reviewed: Banjo Brothers Handlebar Bag
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At least you won't lose the bike when you put it down somewhere!
That looks like real paint on there....great paint job.
I'm using Banjo Brothers medium handlebar bag:
https://banjobrothers.com/products/handlebar-bag-medium
Velophoria: Reviewed: Banjo Brothers Handlebar Bag
Haha, true - hard to lose! i really like that almost everyone I meet smiles! especially kids, they seem to love the color.
I got my Nigel bag, very happy so far https://theradavist.com/2019/04/porc...handlebar-bag/

thank tou for link to Banjo bag, i will check it out
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Has anyone looked into what the max tire size is? I know it says that it is built around 700x45, but I was thinking of getting it with two wheel sets. One running 700x35 and another running 27.5x2.1. Anyone know if this would work?
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Has anyone looked into what the max tire size is? I know it says that it is built around 700x45
The tech info page says it's based around a 650b 47mm tire.
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The tech info page says it's based around a 650b 47mm tire.
I believe you're reading the info on the Road + and not the MCD
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I believe you're reading the info on the Road + and not the MCD
You're correct. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Secretragingcow View Post
Has anyone looked into what the max tire size is? I know it says that it is built around 700x45, but I was thinking of getting it with two wheel sets. One running 700x35 and another running 27.5x2.1. Anyone know if this would work?
According to https://blackmtncycles.com/tech-info/mcd-frame-tech/:

  • But, really, what’s the biggest tire that will fit, you ask? Honestly, it depends. And I can’t answer that in absolutes. Rim width, variance in tire width… A tire that measures 50mm at its widest spot will fit. I can’t measure every tire make and model, so I am unable to give you an absolute confirmation that the tire you want to run will fit. Figure on a 700c x 50mm or 650b x 50mm.
  • 650b x 50mm? Yes, a 650b or 27.5″ tire with a 50mm width will work and can be a fun tire on this frame.
27.5x2.1 may not work.
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A 650b thunder but on a 20mm internal rim measures pretty much exactly 2 inches so it should fit.
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