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Old 08-22-21, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Steel, no lugs. Modern 11-speed group. Steve has been a pleasure to work with.
Clamp on FD, I hope.

Braze on can be fussy and sometimes fail as well as limiting crank options.
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Old 08-23-21, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly View Post
If a new bike is a sin, what's my penance for THIS??
Help I've fallen and I can't get up...
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Old 08-24-21, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Clamp on FD, I hope.

Braze on can be fussy and sometimes fail as well as limiting crank options.
Yes, clamp on. I don't think they're doing any with braze-on FD, unless specifically requested.
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Old 12-07-21, 10:22 AM
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After some consultation and confirmation bias with gugie , I pulled the trigger and joined Team Break Away. A 2010, with Ritchey Carbon Fork:

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Old 12-07-21, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
After some consultation and confirmation bias with gugie , I pulled the trigger and joined Team Break Away. A 2010, with Ritchey Carbon Fork:

In case that fork don't work out for ya...

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Old 12-07-21, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
In case that fork don't work out for ya...
I won't dismiss the carbon fork off-hand, I'm frankly curious. I don't think I've ever ridden anything with carbon fiber, not even a test ride. But yes, I had thought if I don't like it, I would turn to some Gugificazione.

EDIT: Bonus points for already having some accessories to go with it.


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Old 02-18-22, 01:52 AM
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So what kind of penance must I do for this??? It has 26" wheels and Schwalb Marathon tires. I already stripped 4 or 5 pounds of steel of it.
I am thinking of a 650B conversion and getting rid of the V brakes and putting on some different brakes. Possibly buy a new fork with Disc brake tabs and have a disk up front with a center pull out back. It has mounting points for rack and fenders.







Keeping this with 26" wheels it is fairly light and compact.
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Old 02-18-22, 11:40 AM
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The one without sin throw the first stone.

The alu-carbon thingy is however not allowed to stand any closer to the real bikes than this. I am afraid of contamination... or worse.

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Old 02-18-22, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Chr0m0ly View Post
If a new bike is a sin, what's my penance for THIS??

I don't know but your hosiery is outstanding
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Old 02-19-22, 08:52 AM
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I've got one 'modern' (it's got brifters) bike in the barn, a 1992 Diamondback Expert. 3x7 Shimano RSX, given to me by a old long-term customer of mine, wasn't too excited at the time and figured I'd ride the bike for a month or two and then flip it. That was five years ago. Obviously the bike has grown on me. This bike is my default winter rider because it's the only not really vintage road bike I own that has clinchers. I refuse to work with tubular cement in the winter.

Just picked up a set of carbon fiber aero sewup wheels at Westminster last weekend. They'll probably go on this bike during the summer.

And I still can't get used to sloping top tubes. Aesthetically, I don't care for them.

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