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Old 01-21-18, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
After a long 10 day Florida “winter” I got out on the trail on the Surly, it finally got into the 70s, what a great day. Rode a nice 60 plus miles on the Pinellas Trail, and ended my Beer & Taco day at Hooters. Gotta love Florida weather !

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Love the local breweries too !

That looks like a nice Amber Ale. Yummy!
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Old 01-21-18, 09:07 PM
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That looks like a nice Amber Ale. Yummy!
Purdy close, turned out to be a nice Ale, one that was 7.8% so yeah, the ride home was sweet.
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Old 01-22-18, 06:56 AM
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Could you post some pics or start a thread on your handlebar setup? It looks like you have a pair of "typical" MTB bar ends PLUS drop bar ends as well? Or are they integrated into one unit? I'm interested to see what that looks like close up. Thank you!
Here's a better shot of the handlebars.
Ergon grips, Origin8 drop ends, and I think Profile Design ends. Generic foam grips tape on the drops and some old MTB slide-on grips for the other bar ends. Plenty of room still for 2 headlights as well.
(The red tape was for mounting some Sunlite mirrors, which I've since removed. After looking at this pic, I finally removed the red tape as well.
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Jimmie, thank you for the photo -- real nice! It helps that the bar is a true flat bar -- riser bars are often pretty limiting in the grip area because of where the drop (or riser, depending on your perspective) is positioned near the center.

You're running my favorite of the EF51s -- the silver versions. I have one pair in 3x7 that's all black, one silver in 3x7, and one silver in 3x8. This type of shifter lever helps mitigate the drop bar issue because all of the shifter is out in front of the bar instead of underneath it like MTB-style shifter levers traditionally have been.
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Old 01-24-18, 08:48 AM
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Guys, gotta help me out here… I bought another bottle holder for my Trek. But I noticed that there is even space for something on the bottom side of the frame (red arrows on pic). It's actually the same screws as for bottle holders, but I can't imagine why you would put one there (doesn't even fit I think). So anyone a clue what this is for?
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Old 01-24-18, 08:51 AM
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Another bottle cage. You could also mount a pump
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Old 01-24-18, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmie65 View Post
Another bottle cage. You could also mount a pump
Or one of those cargo racks made for bottle cage mounts if it's not too wide. See post 828 above for an example.

Also I think a bottle cage would fit there between the frame and the tire. Especially if he used a slightly shorter bottle.

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Old 01-24-18, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Or one of those cargo racks made for bottle cage mounts if it's not too wide. See post 828 above for an example.

Also I think a bottle cage would fit there between the frame and the tire. Especially if he used a slightly shorter bottle.

My bike, BTW. And you're right; the Outpost Cage would be perfect there for carrying extra cargo. (Or a growler, which is all mine ever carries).
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Old 01-26-18, 06:45 PM
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New V-Brakes front and back, should have been done a long time ago.
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Assuming I use Project 2010 Sirrus Comp for another season (likely), considering the following:

1. New cables all round -- necessary
2. Replace cassette (SRAM 1070 12-28) and chain (SRAM 1070) -- necessary
3. Brake blocks (Kool Stop) -- necessary
4. New chainset. Have my eye on Praxis sub-compact (Zayante 48-32). 48 ring for SRAM Apex hard to get, and I feel like a change.
5. Compass 32 (Stampede Pass) Extralight tires.

Just thinking at this point. Would drop all-up weight from 19.4 lbs to around 18.5 (with pedals) -- kinda fun.
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Old 01-26-18, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by FNoordman View Post
Guys, gotta help me out here… I bought another bottle holder for my Trek. But I noticed that there is even space for something on the bottom side of the frame (red arrows on pic). It's actually the same screws as for bottle holders, but I can't imagine why you would put one there (doesn't even fit I think). So anyone a clue what this is for?
Touring bikes often have three bottle cage mounts...one under the down tube like you show on yours. Here's a good example:

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What model is your Trek?
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Old 01-30-18, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Assuming I use Project 2010 Sirrus Comp for another season (likely), considering the following:

1. New cables all round -- necessary
2. Replace cassette (SRAM 1070 12-28) and chain (SRAM 1070) -- necessary
3. Brake blocks (Kool Stop) -- necessary
4. New chainset. Have my eye on Praxis sub-compact (Zayante 48-32). 48 ring for SRAM Apex hard to get, and I feel like a change.
5. Compass 32 (Stampede Pass) Extralight tires.

Just thinking at this point. Would drop all-up weight from 19.4 lbs to around 18.5 (with pedals) -- kinda fun.
Sexy bike, congrats!
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Old 01-30-18, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by milan4ever View Post
Sexy bike, congrats!
Thanks!

It's been a really good bike these past years. The frameset, really. This model year was a bit of a freak with the Sirrus: the Comp/Expert/Pro had this Columbus-tubed E5 main frame (smoothed welds) w/carbon stays + carbon fork. Extremely light, comfortable, and with a geometry that just happened to suit me perfectly.
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Old 01-30-18, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
Thanks!

It's been a really good bike these past years. The frameset, really. This model year was a bit of a freak with the Sirrus: the Comp/Expert/Pro had this Columbus-tubed E5 main frame (smoothed welds) w/carbon stays + carbon fork. Extremely light, comfortable, and with a geometry that just happened to suit me perfectly.

Wow, I didn't realise your frame was so special.


Unless you want disc brakes, there probably isn't much reason to get a new bike/frame.
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Plus alloy handle bars, minus 0.6 lbs.
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Wow, I didn't realise your frame was so special.


Unless you want disc brakes, there probably isn't much reason to get a new bike/frame.
Dunno how special, Colonel, but it is a nice one, and such a thing would be pretty hard to come by these days. And you're right: absent a desire to move to discs, not much reason to change.

BTW, I'm sure you know but ... your Toughroad frame is itself, imo, special. I'm admittedly a Giant fan (my other bike), but a lot of people don't realize that that SLR aluminum is extremely light, extremely strong, quite resiliant (comfortable), and ... especially, fabricated quite literally by Giant from raw aluminum ore to tubeset, as are all its aluminum frames.

Giant has its own smelting facility, and thus controls literally every aspect of its tubesets. It is the only manufacturer that can claim that. Devinci (here in Canada) had a similar control over its high-end aluminum frames, but the raw alloy was manufactured by a Canadian third-party facility.
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Got a few miles in on the Surly, fun day fur sure, sun wasn’t out much, still got a 60 plus mile ride though.

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Nice Scooty! We got snow last night. Can't wait for Spring.
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
Got a few miles in on the Surly, fun day fur sure, sun wasn’t out much, still got a 60 plus mile ride though.

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God your beers look fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Scooty Puff Jr View Post
Got a few miles in on the Surly, fun day fur sure, sun wasn’t out much, still got a 60 plus mile ride though.

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I like the table
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Originally Posted by FNoordman View Post
Guys, gotta help me out here… I bought another bottle holder for my Trek. But I noticed that there is even space for something on the bottom side of the frame (red arrows on pic). It's actually the same screws as for bottle holders, but I can't imagine why you would put one there (doesn't even fit I think). So anyone a clue what this is for?
A lot of touring cyclists would use that spot to carry the fuel bottle for their stove. That way, if the bottle leaked, it would drip on the ground instead of in their panniers.

It could also be used to carry extra water when traversing long stretches with limited access to fresh water. When your primary bottle is empty, you can stop and swap them around or refill from the spares.

I also have a bottle opener that mounts on the wall which happens to have the hole spacing the same as the bottle cage screws on a bike. It's too awkward to use on the inside of the diamond, but on the bottom it is perfect.
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I found out riding a 50 pound bike that you don’t use the 48t front gear AT ALL, so I decided to change it out to a more forgiving 42t. I ended up buying a 42t chainring for a Shimano m770 crankset even though I have a m551 crankset, it does fit and work well, but it doesn’t mount flush because my crankset is a little different. No big deal, it’s just ascetics, so I adjusted the derailleur mount height, and took it for a little ride, and I think this smaller chainring will be much more useful. Now I will be running a 42/36/24 up front, at least when on the rare occasion that I have a nice tail wind and long run, I will be able to use my big gear.

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I found out riding a 50 pound bike that you don’t use the 48t front gear AT ALL, so I decided to change it out to a more forgiving 42t. I ended up buying a 42t chainring for a Shimano m770 crankset even though I have a m551 crankset, it does fit and work well, but it doesn’t mount flush because my crankset is a little different. No big deal, it’s just ascetics, so I adjusted the derailleur mount height, and took it for a little ride, and I think this smaller chainring will be much more useful. Now I will be running a 42/36/24 up front, at least when on the rare occasion that I have a nice tail wind and long run, I will be able to use my big gear.

That looks good! Better than the one I tried by a long shot.
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I found out riding a 50 pound bike that you don’t use the 48t front gear AT ALL, so I decided to change it out to a more forgiving 42t. I ended up buying a 42t chainring for a Shimano m770 crankset even though I have a m551 crankset, it does fit and work well, but it doesn’t mount flush because my crankset is a little different. No big deal, it’s just ascetics, so I adjusted the derailleur mount height, and took it for a little ride, and I think this smaller chainring will be much more useful. Now I will be running a 42/36/24 up front, at least when on the rare occasion that I have a nice tail wind and long run, I will be able to use my big gear.

Can you put up a photo of your installed crank with the previous chainring for comparison purposes please.
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Can you put up a photo of your installed crank with the previous chainring for comparison purposes please.


I couldn’t believe I had a photo of the crankset with the 48 set up, it was the day I bought the bike. If you’re wondering if the derailleur it mounted to high, it’s as low as it will go, if I mounted it any lower the inner derailleur cage would rub on the center 36t chainring. It shifts just fine though, the Dynasis system from Shimano works pretty well.
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