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Old 11-15-09, 07:38 PM   #1
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relaxed frame ss bikes?

I just bought a kilo stripper, but even with the spacers it's pretty aggressive. Are there more relaxed frames out there? The windsor hour looks only a tiny bit better.
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Old 11-15-09, 07:41 PM   #2
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Old 11-15-09, 07:49 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-09, 07:54 PM   #4
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Yes...



Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
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Old 11-15-09, 08:30 PM   #5
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I have pretty steep geometry on my EighthInch (74 HT, 75.5 ST) and I got used to it pretty quick, especially considering I come from years of MTB riding. Maybe just give it some time and see what you think of it after a month of riding.
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Old 11-15-09, 08:37 PM   #6
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Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
I seriously want this bike so much.. I love it
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Old 11-16-09, 09:01 AM   #7
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I just bought a kilo stripper, but even with the spacers it's pretty aggressive. Are there more relaxed frames out there? The windsor hour looks only a tiny bit better.
I got a Wabi Cycles Classic that's got road geometry, but the frame and fork along cost more than my Windsor Hour.
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Old 11-16-09, 03:26 PM   #8
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What spacers are you talking about?

The IRO Phoenix has more relaxed geometry.
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Old 11-16-09, 03:46 PM   #10
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Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
this thread is now about how awesome this bike is. Details, so I can build my own?
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Old 11-16-09, 04:14 PM   #11
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Surly Steamroller, Jamis Sputnik and Jamis Beatnik are all excellent bikes w/ roadish geometry. Also, a conversion would fit your needs well.
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Old 11-16-09, 05:20 PM   #12
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Old 11-16-09, 06:34 PM   #13
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Yeah, I've found the seat tube angle of my Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno too steep for my long upper legs (probably about 74 on the 60 cm frame despite what the geometry chart says) so I've been looking at other bikes:

Torker UDistrict and Graduate
http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/urban-life

Raleigh One Way
http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/one-way/

SteelWool Tweed
http://steelwoolbicycles.ca/bikes/tweed.html

Trek Belleville
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...gn/belleville/

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this thread is now about how awesome this bike is. Details, so I can build my own?
Well...

You need a 1940 CCM coaster bike / cruiser frame that has had a second top tube brazed in to start with... would need to hand build some 27 inch wheels around vintage hubs, find a repro CCM chromes fork, flip some north roads so you could wrap and shellac them, source out a vintage leather saddle, and then harass the lbs to get you the right 1/2 inch road pedals (I'm still waiting for these).

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Well...

You need a 1940 CCM coaster bike / cruiser frame that has had a second top tube brazed in to start with... would need to hand build some 27 inch wheels around vintage hubs, find a repro CCM chromes fork, flip some north roads so you could wrap and shellac them, source out a vintage leather saddle, and then harass the lbs to get you the right 1/2 inch road pedals (I'm still waiting for these).

good, those pedals are driving me crazy. other than that, i like it!
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Yeah, I've found the seat tube angle of my Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno too steep for my long upper legs (probably about 74 on the 60 cm frame despite what the geometry chart says)[/URL]
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This may be my most comfortable bike, a late-70's Peugeot, with chainstays longer than my touring bike. Amazingly straight-line stable, yet still has lots of zip and maneuverability.

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Late 1960s "Senator" Bicycle...

lulz

I think those are 68 degree frame angles. It doesn't get much more laid back than that.
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Seriously... a conversion makes excellent sense in this respect.
Do want!

Srsly, what was this bike b4 it was converted?
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