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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-02-20, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
The cranks are FSA Gossamer junk.
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A Praxis would look nice.
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Old 04-02-20, 10:13 AM
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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.
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Where was this, what part of town?
By the 303 and the CAP. Right in here somewhere:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/HR4JnZJptP5pTz8x6
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All the FSA stuff should go. It doesn't work for a bike that nice. I would go Praxis for cranks.
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I'm of the opinion that fenders should either be permanently installed, or never installed. They're just too fussy to bother with putting on and taking off
Why do you need permanent fenders on a bike that nice when it's nice and sunny out? And why the front fender? Too much fender.

The bike wants to be sexy.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
All the FSA stuff should go. It doesn't work for a bike that nice. I would go Praxis for cranks.
Yeah, the crankset is the only thing that really makes me wanna hurl.
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Old 04-02-20, 10:18 AM
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That bike will be fine with fenders from here. Boulder Bicycle is a dealer, as well.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 04-02-20, 10:19 AM
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I also think it's kinda BS Lynskey spec'd it out with FSA, if you bought the full bike and not the frameset. Why would they do that on such a nice frameset? Well, we know why.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
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A Praxis would look nice.
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Yes.
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Why do you need permanent fenders on a bike that nice when it's nice and sunny out? And why the front fender? Too much fender.

The bike wants to be sexy.
99.9% we're on the same page. Fenders can be sexy.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 04-02-20, 10:21 AM
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I always approve of titanium content. Keep it coming.

Someone on ST is selling a Ti tri bike, full-custom Litespeed.


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That bike will be fine with fenders from here. Boulder Bicycle is a dealer, as well.
Again, the hammered ones

Those prices, though.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
It's my everyday commuter and occasional hardback/gravel bike. I like a clean bike and hate partial fenders. The saddle is actually my favorite among the three I'm currently using. Maybe I should move it to the trainer. It now has an unsightly gash on the left side from the hit back in January. The cranks are FSA Gossamer junk.
This is a dream titanium frameset. Let us help you. Stimulate the economy.
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Old 04-02-20, 10:23 AM
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This chapter of Addiction will begin with titanium bikes.
I'm down.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Why do you need permanent fenders on a bike that nice when it's nice and sunny out? And why the front fender? Too much fender.

The bike wants to be sexy.
Because it's not always nice and sunny, even through the course of a ride. Also, sometimes streets are very wet even if there's no rain.

And well-fitted fenders can definitely be sexy.

Don't make me post my Trek again.

I'l do it!
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Again, the hammered ones

Those prices, though.
I've had them on my Puch for 10 years, and the mounting and fenders themselves work and look as good as new.
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Again, the hammered ones

Those prices, though.
If you're looking for black 45mm wide ones...
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Yes.
Ooof. Two new ebay listings of Praxis take-offs - $80 each, free shipping. 172.5mm, 50/34, 30mm spindle. I'm tempted to buy one of them for the rings.

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These aren't on sale, but still cheaper than Honjos. Good quality, too, I've installed two sets and am about to do a third.
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By the 303 and the CAP. Right in here somewhere:

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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Because it's not always nice and sunny, even through the course of a ride. Also, sometimes streets are very wet even if there's no rain.

And well-fitted fenders can definitely be sexy.

Don't make me post my Trek again.

I'l do it!
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.


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Hi! What's this thread about?
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I've had them on my Puch for 10 years, and the mounting and fenders themselves work and look as good as new.
Oh, I bet and I'm sure they'll last a lifetime (or close enough to it), but still... If it's high quality and something that I need or really want, I'll usually come around after the initial sticker shock.
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Hi! What's this thread about?
Bike make-overs.

Post up the Habanero and let's see how much sbxx can enable you.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
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.
No rattles or rubs, and full coverage front and rear

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