I have a few major issues i would love for you guys to pick apart about my new build.
First up is fit. The top tube is 54 and i feel stretched out even with a 100mm rise stem. I love the bike but i cant tell whether to give up on it or not. I got the bike used an it is in prime condition and i know when i leave for my victoria to southern cal trip i am going to put some wear on it. Should i just sell it now. ( the bike is their relaxed cross bike, i thought i could use it as my daily rider after my trip).
Second up is saddle. My B17 doesnt fit in my thomson. Is my brooks pro too skinny?
3rd I am running a compact da 2x10 with a 11-27 in rear and a 42 53 in front. Not very compact but getting 3X10 means getting a whole new group essentially because my cranks and shifters are double. My cranks are the 2004 ultegra self extracting ones so i can just swap out an arm.
i have an old beater frame laying around that fits me like a glove. i think i might switch back to that but then i am running caliper brakes and can only run 28c tires. Oh what to do.
I should say i am riding vic to santa barbara in 5 weeks and plan on doing a medium load, ultra light tent and stove, a little food here and their, and light on the clothes.I plan to carry 50pnds. i am 24, 165, and in plow horse shape but i want it to be fun.