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Old 03-28-19, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
Oh yeah!

Lots of 710 series bikes getting attention on here and the 650b Google list lately.

Here's my version of what will, with a few tweaks, be my ideal high-mileage bike.

Campy Mirage 8s w/ long cage RD & Shimano 105 FD
Shimano 600EX hubs - 14-28 7 speed HG cassette (with duplicate 14t small cogs )
Velocity A23 650B rims
Compass Loup-Loup Pass EL 650B x 38
Sun XCD 175mm cranks
Velo Orange 46/30 rings
Tektro R559
Acorn Tall Rando Bag
Velo Orange Randonneur Rack
Velo Orange Model 6

It rides soooooooo smooooooooth.
That thing looks great! The blue is especially nice. I think one of the benefits of being taller/riding taller frames (in this context) is that the tubing/tube wall thickness is proportionally thinner than if it was a much smaller frame. Sure, at 15 mph with no hands, it starts to speed wobble (or is that the annoyingly ever so slightly bumpy roads causing that?), but the upside is all that smoothness over the entire ride, along with a very amenable out-of-the-saddle slow-climb manner. All win.
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