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LesterOfPuppets 04-02-20 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396975)
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.

LAJ 04-02-20 10:18 AM

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

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:19 AM

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.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21396972)
[sbxx]
A Praxis would look nice.
[/sbxx]

;)

Yes.

LAJ 04-02-20 10:20 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396976)
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.

indyfabz 04-02-20 10:21 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21396939)
I always approve of titanium content. Keep it coming.

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



https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ddb4f750a.jpeg

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21396982)
That bike will be fine with fenders from here. Boulder Bicycle is a dealer, as well.

Again, the hammered ones :love:

Those prices, though. :(

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 21396967)
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.

BillyD 04-02-20 10:23 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396918)
This chapter of Addiction will begin with titanium bikes.

I'm down.

abshipp 04-02-20 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396976)
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!

LAJ 04-02-20 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21396991)
Again, the hammered ones :love:

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.

abshipp 04-02-20 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21396991)
Again, the hammered ones :love:

Those prices, though. :(

If you're looking for black 45mm wide ones...

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396986)
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.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4396d010a8.jpg

abshipp 04-02-20 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21397003)

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.

BillyD 04-02-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21396974)
By the 303 and the CAP. Right in here somewhere:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/HR4JnZJptP5pTz8x6

Aha. :thumb:

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21396998)
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.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f1f87191ae.jpg

datlas 04-02-20 10:35 AM

Hi! What's this thread about?

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21397000)
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.

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21397018)
Hi! What's this thread about?

Bike make-overs.

Post up the Habanero and let's see how much sbxx can enable you.

abshipp 04-02-20 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397014)
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 :thumb:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6578f279fd.jpg

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21397027)
No rattles or rubs, and full coverage front and rear :thumb:

Kudos on the proper radius and centering.

Bah Humbug 04-02-20 10:41 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21396972)
[sbxx]
A Praxis would look nice.
[/sbxx]

;)

[Hummer]
But a Quarq is more useful.
[/Hummer]

WhyFi 04-02-20 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21397034)
[Hummer]
But a Quarq is more useful.
[/Hummer]

Ha. Good luck sellin' Mo on that for his commuter.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:42 AM

It's OK for the Puch and Trek. Not for Mo's bike.

Hey Mo - how long is your commute and do you ride in the winter?

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397025)
Post up the Habanero and let's see how much sbxx can enable you.

No can do. Mrs. datas controls the finances and he has no discretionary bike funds. He's been debating power for about four years.

sbxx1985 04-02-20 10:52 AM

I can't believe Praxis cranks are take-offs now like FSA has always been. That's the way to go.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21396958)
Enve made it for them. Between the frameset and Ardennes, you have a solid start.

I assume it was custom. Why didn't you make the HT taller?

Strictly off the shelf. I've dropped a spacer since that pic.

MoAlpha 04-02-20 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 21397041)
It's OK for the Puch and Trek. Not for Mo's bike.

Hey Mo - how long is your commute and do you ride in the winter?

4 mi., but they're all uphill. Yes, all winter, as long as the road surface is safe.

jtm54 04-02-20 10:58 AM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f670c4028.jpeg

Just to up the ti bikes in here so far, my new Lynskey. When they have their clearance sales, prices become very affordable.

abshipp 04-02-20 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21397031)
Kudos on the proper radius and centering.

Thank you!

It's one of those things that I really take a lot of time to make sure is right, and afterwards I take a lot of pride in.

It's even harder with the skinwall tires since there's a very distinctive visual reference so close.


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