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Rocket-Sauce 01-17-19 06:53 PM

I think you two will appreciate this thread over at weight weenies
https://weightweenies.starbike.com/f...?f=10&t=131739

Dude has some serious DIY skills.
Before:
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/...834e68da_c.jpg

After:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3949/3...f1b41d7b_b.jpg

RobbieTunes 01-17-19 07:43 PM

Saw that, including the pics of the "during" process. He did change the geometry by changing the front fork, but he didn't have the OEM fork, anyway, so it was a moot point. He re-did pretty much everything, and that is one killer bike. I'll bet it rides like it looks.

seypat 01-17-19 07:59 PM

For info purposes, are the Y Foils sized the same way as a regular road frame? That is, if you ride a typical 54 or 56 you should get the same size Y Foil? It appears a lot of seatpost showing is the proper fit.

jamesdak 01-17-19 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by seypat (Post 20753020)
For info purposes, are the Y Foils sized the same way as a regular road frame? That is, if you ride a typical 54 or 56 you should get the same size Y Foil? It appears a lot of seatpost showing is the proper fit.

Well, sorta I guess. For me I usually ride between 54 to 56 cm frames. Normally I require a setback seatpost to get my saddle where I need it even on a 56 cm frame. On the Y-foil I was able to go with a straight seatpost to get my normal fit. I'd also say it's shorter in the headtube area than I'm used to with most of my bikes. I wound up with a bit more saddle to bar drop than I usually go with because I didn't want a lot of spacers in the headset setup. So while some difference from what I'm used to with all my classic steel bikes it is still my normal size.

Hopefully this makes some sense.

seypat 01-17-19 09:57 PM


Originally Posted by jamesdak (Post 20753179)
Well, sorta I guess. For me I usually ride between 54 to 56 cm frames. Normally I require a setback seatpost to get my saddle where I need it even on a 56 cm frame. On the Y-foil I was able to go with a straight seatpost to get my normal fit. I'd also say it's shorter in the headtube area than I'm used to with most of my bikes. I wound up with a bit more saddle to bar drop than I usually go with because I didn't want a lot of spacers in the headset setup. So while some difference from what I'm used to with all my classic steel bikes it is still my normal size.

Hopefully this makes some sense.

It does. If Robbie rides a 56, that is what I would ride. We are close to the same size/build, but he is a lot better looking and smoother with the ladies.

RobbieTunes 01-18-19 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by jamesdak (Post 20753179)
Well, sorta I guess. For me I usually ride between 54 to 56 cm frames. Normally I require a setback seatpost to get my saddle where I need it even on a 56 cm frame. On the Y-foil I was able to go with a straight seatpost to get my normal fit. I'd also say it's shorter in the headtube area than I'm used to with most of my bikes. I wound up with a bit more saddle to bar drop than I usually go with because I didn't want a lot of spacers in the headset setup. So while some difference from what I'm used to with all my classic steel bikes it is still my normal size.

Hopefully this makes some sense.

He said it better than I could.

RobbieTunes 06-17-19 06:01 PM

Since it's carbon, it's my rain bike. This weekend, definitely. A bit of "dirt" on the roads. Yes, DA9000 works just fine in the mucky muck.
https://scontent.fcmh1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...4c&oe=5D7B74B1

markwesti 06-18-19 10:57 AM

Fenders ? Joking ?

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/EthicalPla...restricted.gif

jamesdak 06-18-19 01:49 PM

It's brother is screaming in horror! :eek:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169089586.jpg

It fact it rolled its self out to the garage, and kicked the Kona, and said. " If I ever come home looking like that I am kicking your ass. You're the mud bike!"

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/166849249.jpg.

;);)

RobbieTunes 06-18-19 08:43 PM

I gave it a bath. I mean a real bath.
In the bathtub. Filthy pig of a bike.
Of course, then I had to clean the tub.
But the bike is clean.
That's the main thing.

RobbieTunes 06-22-19 09:33 PM

I've had the bike drying out since, sans wheels.
Every day, there is a puddle.

I got 10 oz of water out of the wheels.

Now, I think I should take the freehub off.

RobbieTunes 06-22-19 09:34 PM

@nomadmax has a bike like that, a Felt. It's just as phugly.

Originally Posted by jamesdak (Post 20984875)
It fact it rolled its self out to the garage, and kicked the Kona, and said. " If I ever come home looking like that I am kicking your ass. You're the mud bike!"

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/166849249.jpg.

;);)


jamesdak 06-22-19 09:49 PM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20992049)
@nomadmax has a bike like that, a Felt. It's just as phugly.

Probably what that dog was thinking too, "phugly"! :lol:

I was on this two winters ago when that dog came out of nowhere and ran through the front wheel permanently wrecking my shoulder. The bike came through in much better shape, LOL!

nomadmax 06-23-19 02:52 AM


Originally Posted by RobbieTunes (Post 20992049)
@nomadmax has a bike like that, a Felt. It's just as phugly.

That ain't no lie. I only ride that bike when I'm forced to try and preserve one of my real bikes from destructive conditions. Even then, I wear dark glasses and surgical mask ;)

RobbieTunes 06-23-19 05:34 AM


Originally Posted by jamesdak (Post 20992061)
Probably what that dog was thinking too, "phugly"! :lol:

I was on this two winters ago when that dog came out of nowhere and ran through the front wheel permanently wrecking my shoulder. The bike came through in much better shape, LOL!

Which begs the question after a couple of drinks: kharma?

RobbieTunes 06-23-19 05:35 AM


Originally Posted by nomadmax (Post 20992188)
That ain't no lie. I only ride that bike when I'm forced to try and preserve one of my real bikes from destructive conditions. Even then, I wear dark glasses and surgical mask ;)

Yeah, a bike that ugly is dead to me. :twitchy:

downhillmaster 06-23-19 05:48 AM


Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly (Post 20743119)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...92fc9b383.jpeg


Starting to remind me of an old Charlie Sheen flick...

Classic movie :thumb:

jamesdak 06-23-19 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by downhillmaster (Post 20992270)
Classic movie :thumb:

Mopar power baby! During my Mopar 4 banger days.

Had a Turbo I Daytona, Turbo I Sundance with the "stroker 2.5L, and then a highly modified Spirit R/T that was making crazy power. Last was a really fun Neon ACR, a crude but surprisingly fun car.

Now I've grown up, LOL!

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169309303.jpg


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