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Old 12-30-13, 03:11 PM   #801
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Gonna keep this thread going. Here is my wife's Volpe, modified by me to her preferences.

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hot but also not. looks great, i just don't care for that type of handlebar
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hot but also not. looks great, i just don't care for that type of handlebar
But when it's for the wife..............
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Old 12-30-13, 11:47 PM   #804
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This is the most entertaining thread I've seen in the commuting forum I a while!

I'll play. It's a horrid picture, but I'll get out and get a proper picture later this week and resubmit.

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aside from the saddle bag looking like a flacid phallus, hot.
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Old 12-31-13, 11:03 AM   #806
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But when it's for the wife..............
Yup. With the stock drops, she didn't like riding the bike very much. Since the bar conversion, she loooves riding the bike and suggests going for rides more often than I do. So to me, the bars are a total win.
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This is the most entertaining thread I've seen in the commuting forum I a while!

I'll play. It's a horrid picture, but I'll get out and get a proper picture later this week and resubmit.

Hot to me. I like it. What frame is that?
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Hot to me. I like it. What frame is that?
It's a Nashbar road frame. The fork, and seat post are CF and from my old Trek 5200 as are the bars. The seat is a Specialized Avatar, the wheels are Mavic Open Pros and the components are all Ultegra. It's my sleeper.
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My Christmas present to myself is a Wald Giant Deliver basket! No more crazy-tilted-Salvador-Dali-droopy-basket!

The only major upgrades left to do are add dynamo hub/lights, and roller/drum brakes.





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Kookaburra, that rear constructeur rack is sweet.
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Gonna keep this thread going. Here is my wife's Volpe, modified by me to her preferences.
How does she like the shifters in that position? Which bars are suitably sized for bar-end installation like that?
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How does she like the shifters in that position? Which bars are suitably sized for bar-end installation like that?
She likes the shifters. They are precise and reliable, and she much prefers them to the brifters she had before. Those are Soma Sparrow bars, and they are designed to accept bar end shifters.
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Kookaburra made me post it: 2011 Lynskey Sportive. I picked it up on CL in October.

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Kookaburra made me post it: 2011 Lynskey Sportive. I picked it up on CL in October.

What really caught my eye is how well you've done the red highlights. It looks so sharp!
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kookaburra, the front basket is a bit large for my taste, otherwise hot.
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kookaburra, the front basket is a bit large for my taste, otherwise hot.
I feel like I need beefier looking rack on the back to balance out the basket. Right now it's kind of bulldozer-esque.

But it sure does carry a hell of a lot!

I was worried that the basket would interfere with the bike racks on the busses around here, but yesterday I spent some time taking them random places, and all of the different types of bus racks hold it fine. Huzzah!
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What really caught my eye is how well you've done the red highlights. It looks so sharp!
The Lynskey had the red decals, and I had the red Rubino Pro tires on my CAAD8. I swapped the tires out (they were almost new anyway) before selling the CAAD, and once I started adding to the red, it just made sense to keep going.
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I feel like I need beefier looking rack on the back to balance out the basket. Right now it's kind of bulldozer-esque.

But it sure does carry a hell of a lot!
Load capacity---FTW!!!!

My eyes are bigger than my little folding basket.


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The Lynskey had the red decals, and I had the red Rubino Pro tires on my CAAD8. I swapped the tires out (they were almost new anyway) before selling the CAAD, and once I started adding to the red, it just made sense to keep going.
It looks great. I've always like the red/black combo.

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I'm reviving this thread partly because I was sorry to see it drift off but also because I just got a new fork and headset for my Kona Jake and I thought this was the best place to share.

What do you think?



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So hot. That looks just about like exactly what I have in mind for my next bike that I plan to build up from scratch. Drop bars, disc brakes, fenders, rack. Preferably CF fork.

Any details on that fork? Is it specifically made for use with fenders? I can't really tell how your front fenders are attached to the fork.
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Any details on that fork? Is it specifically made for use with fenders? I can't really tell how your front fenders are attached to the fork.
It's a Kona Project 2 Carbon Cyclocross Disc fork. You can find a decent review of it here.

It is made for use with fenders, and the eyelets (which are detachable!) mount above the disc caliper. This required some bending of the fender stays (masterfully done by the guys at Sellwood Cycle Repair where I bought it), but I think it's much better than having to space one side way out to get it over the brake caliper. It seems to be pretty stable.



The fork has a tapered (1-1/8"-1-1/2") carbon steerer. My frame was made for a straight 1-1/8" steerer with internal cups, but the Chris King InSet 7 headset adapts for that with an external cup. It relaxes the head tube angle a bit (0.73 degrees, I think), but I'm inclined to think that might even be an improvement in light of how I use this bike (i.e. commuting and not racing).

Before I found this fork I was considering the Whisky No. 7, but I wasn't sure how I'd feel about my bike have a "Whisky disc" fork.
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BTW, I'm pretty sure this is the exact fork that comes with the 2014 Jake the Snake (just with different graphics).
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Review link? I think you copied/pasted the same link as the pic.
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I'm reviving this thread partly because I was sorry to see it drift off but also because I just got a new fork and headset for my Kona Jake and I thought this was the best place to share.

What do you think?



nice ride...but the wheels are aesthetically displeasing. black hed c2s or A23s would look nice on that bike.
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That was a good looking bike. It did nothing but get better with that fork.

That gets on big HOT!!!
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