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    two quick questions:
    fork? handlebar?

    nice machine!

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    This used to be a bunch of rocks until I crushed them into dust...


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    Quote Originally Posted by kmanpfk View Post
    two quick questions:
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    nice machine!
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    oops - the 05 red Poprad

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    1988 Peugeot Triathlon, 49d cranks, DC centerpulls, orig 105 derailers, unfortunate Easter egg color. It fits better than I could have ever imagined a bike fitting. I worry that I will break it someday. That will be a sad day.

    I wish I could find a pump long enough to use the li'l peg under the top tube.

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    Oops, just saw this. The fork is an Easton EC90x and the bars are Salsa Cowbell 3's. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by kmanpfk View Post
    oops - the 05 red Poprad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    This used to be a bunch of rocks until I crushed them into dust...

    That is an amazing bike! Based on appearance though I think I'd need better legs than i have to power it. How much does it weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
    That is an amazing bike! Based on appearance though I think I'd need better legs than i have to power it. How much does it weigh?
    32 pounds... half of that weight is the wheels and the rack is just under 2 pounds.

    It is a far easier bike to propel than one would think... I have one leg that does not work at 100% and the low contact pressure on those 4 inch tyres offsets the weight, the lower gearing, and fact it maintains it's speed fairly easily means that a gimp like me can ride this over a lot of challenging terrain.

    It climbs really well with the gearing it has (3 speed) and an 8 speed wheel is in the works for more of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    32 pounds... half of that weight is the wheels and the rack is just under 2 pounds.
    I was following Bianchi's road bike wheel review earlier this year and did my own comparisons using the various wheels we have. I found that the "heavier" wheels, we're talking a difference of 1.5 lbs, were slower climbing but sure seemed to carry speed on the flats. I can only imagine that those tires would carry a bit of momentum. Would be interesting to try out, however none of my bikes (yet) would accept tires that wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post

    It is a far easier bike to propel than one would think
    I've never ridden a bike with tires that big, but my test ride of a Krampus a few weeks ago taught me that appearances can be deceiving.

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    I like the clean country air associated with dirt/gravel roads along with forest service roads. I just use my ATB/Trekking/Utility bike....... I like to run 15-25 miles on gravel then get a cup of coffee.......






    My Tekking/Utility/ATB in it's typical mode.

    Enjoy the outdoors..........

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    @65'er

    Nice fat bike. In particular I dig your rack/utility fashion........

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    Tire doping:

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    My rychtarski in gravel mode with 32mm tyres.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abby4000 View Post
    Nice bike! Tell us more. Have you changed gearing or tires? How does it ride and handle?
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    Bone stock right now. May change out the rear cassette at some point to give more hill climbing gearing but it is not an absolute necessity.
    Handles very well on the road and in the trails/fire roads. The brakes absolutely SUCK, doing some research to investigate alternative set ups.

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    Pretty much a good do all bike. Dirt roads, trail, cross racing.




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    Great bikes guys, keep them coming!
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    I recently rebuilt my Soma double cross:

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    First ride today! Anyone else's hands kill them from having to hold on so tightly?


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    Quote Originally Posted by abby4000 View Post
    Is it just me or the left shifter much lower than the right one?
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    ...something a little different:


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    Quote Originally Posted by shoota View Post
    First ride today! Anyone else's hands kill them from having to hold on so tightly?
    You should try and relax your grip and let the bike just float over the rough stuff as much as you can. Many times i am barely gripping the bars and just letting them float in my hands over really rough stuff. It does take some time to get comfortable with skinny tires on dirt but you will get to a point you can relax a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskmurray View Post
    You should try and relax your grip and let the bike just float over the rough stuff as much as you can. Many times i am barely gripping the bars and just letting them float in my hands over really rough stuff. It does take some time to get comfortable with skinny tires on dirt but you will get to a point you can relax a little more.
    Thanks for the feedback. I did that a little towards the end of the ride but I think I was too far gone at that point Oh well just gotta keep practicing.
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