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Morelock 05-09-18 07:50 AM

seems my picture did not load! :( Failure

Thanks @jfiveeight!

carleton 05-09-18 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20330459)
seems my picture did not load! :( Failure

Thanks @jfiveeight!

I saw the pic...before. Not there now. Weird.

carleton 05-09-18 07:57 AM

OK. It's there now. Even weirder!

Morelock 05-09-18 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20330472)
OK. It's there now. Even weirder!

haha, I saw it earlier, but now I dont'. There seems to be some witchcraft surrounding the bike.

carleton 05-09-18 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20330476)
haha, I saw it earlier, but now I dont'. There seems to be some witchcraft surrounding the bike.

I think the issue is with the new software that is powering this website.

Did you guys notice the SRM magnet cutout thing?

Koogar 05-09-18 10:32 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20330552)
Did you guys notice the SRM magnet cutout thing?

Colby's frame is an earlier prototype. We've got the drive side CS cleaned up a bit more - this frame is basically production configuration:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d37c98c377.jpg


The extensive CS shaping is to accommodate a Comete and 60T. The SRM magnet garage (his name, not mine) is the drilled out rod.

carleton 05-09-18 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by Koogar (Post 20330877)
Colby's frame is an earlier prototype. We've got the drive side CS cleaned up a bit more - this frame is basically production configuration:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d37c98c377.jpg


The extensive CS shaping is to accommodate a Comete and 60T. The SRM magnet garage (his name, not mine) is the drilled out rod.

Nice.

A competitive masters racer and good friend of mine just asked me a week ago about high end AL frame options. Outside of Duratec, there weren't any other standouts.

Hurry up!!

Also, please make something huge. Lots of big sprinters need a frame.

At DLV's Keirin and Sprint tournament this weekend, there were LOTS of huge dudes. It was like a Lumberjack competition.

Morelock 05-09-18 11:23 AM

cracking looking bike... Which got me thinking I need to add another bike to the garage to make it an even 10.

Koogar 05-09-18 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by carleton (Post 20330938)
Nice.

A competitive masters racer and good friend of mine just asked me a week ago about high end AL frame options. Outside of Duratec, there weren't any other standouts.

Hurry up!!

Also, please make something huge. Lots of big sprinters need a frame.

At DLV's Keirin and Sprint tournament this weekend, there were LOTS of huge dudes. It was like a Lumberjack competition.

Ha, yeah, I'll get that website up, we're just taking it slow on the rollout. Anybody's who's really interested is welcome to contact me directly.

Frame 001 is going to a guy who's 6'4" and it's a stock, UCI-approved size. Fit and handling are the two most important aspects of the product to us; we spent a lot of time working through the details and should be able to offer a lot of people a good option.

Koogar 05-09-18 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by Morelock (Post 20331021)
cracking looking bike... Which got me thinking I need to add another bike to the garage to make it an even 10.

Thanks - and to be clear, we're definitely not turning people away, don't let me talk you out of rounding out the fleet :)

carleton 05-09-18 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by Koogar (Post 20331027)
Ha, yeah, I'll get that website up, we're just taking it slow on the rollout. Anybody's who's really interested is welcome to contact me directly.

Frame 001 is going to a guy who's 6'4" and it's a stock, UCI-approved size. Fit and handling are the two most important aspects of the product to us; we spent a lot of time working through the details and should be able to offer a lot of people a good option.

Nice.

UCI approval already = Niiiiiiice.

Poppit 05-20-18 11:10 AM

Anyone looking for skinsuit wattage savings?


Morelock 05-21-18 05:17 AM

^ For the price I think I'd have to test it myself. Skinsuits are too personal. (Although this one seems to test fast for most that wear it) I've got too many "the latest greatest" skinsuits collecting cobwebs already :D

carleton 05-29-18 03:58 PM

For those enduros looking to give narrow bars a shot (even Madison bros), I was at a local shop today and noticed Specialized "Womens" bars come in 36cm widths.

http://www.cyclesetsports.com/9299-l...lebar-2015.jpg

Women's Expert Alloy Shallow Bend Handlebars $45.00: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/wo...=219142-132572

S-Works Women's Shallow Bend Carbon Handlebars $250.00: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...=219761-130570

S-Works Hover Carbon Handlebars $275.00: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...=219676-131213

MUCH cheaper than Scattos if you want to give them a shot...and easier to get, too! Your local shop may have them right now.

I've never used these, so not sure on how they perform. Just passing the info along.

Baby Puke 05-31-18 06:11 AM

GP Moscow live now:

Morelock 05-31-18 06:32 AM

sweet! thanks for the video

Poppit 06-14-18 02:09 AM


ruudlaff 06-14-18 05:13 AM


Originally Posted by Poppit (Post 20393488)

Those really look like road bars to be honest. They also only comes in 40cm width. seems an odd choice by Alpina

carleton 06-14-18 07:19 AM

Integrated bars and stems have never been a good idea. Ever.

They solve no problems while introducing several.

seau grateau 06-14-18 04:43 PM

^^ +1 I still don't understand how they've become so popular. Might beat out aero shaped seatposts for worst piece of modern bike tech.

Morelock 06-15-18 04:44 AM

I think they are fine for a very specific audience. If you're the type of rider that sticks with one position for long periods of time, and you have that position nailed down, and one of the integrated stems works... there might be some very marginal stiffness and some aesthetic gains (the true calling) to be had. Niche, but people love bling. I need a LOOK ergostem for how often I change things though, so they've never appealed to me.

taras0000 06-15-18 08:33 AM

Morelock makes a good point about the marginal gains gained by such a set up. But like it was mentioned, it only works for someone who has already dialled in their position and doesn't vary from it. If a rider is looking for this incremental gains, they're better off sending their current cockpit to get laid up with carbon to one of the custom carbon specialists. It will most likely cost the same as an integrated set up off the rack, buy bt will be exactly set up for the rider with their chosen parts.

carleton 06-15-18 12:08 PM

The only person I've ever seen race an integrated bar+stem combo had more of a "This looks rad and I don't care to adjust it." attitude than a "I know exactly where I need to be and this is it." attitude. He's fast, nonetheless. But, as @Morelock wrote, it's more for the aesthetic gains than anything.

Poppit 06-15-18 11:10 PM


ruudlaff 06-16-18 09:37 AM

Cairn Velo

Just spotted a new Scottish bike brand doing custom (geometry and design) bikes.

With all the chat about custom in here might be worth looking at, especially those based in Europe/UK?


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