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Old 09-18-21, 05:22 PM
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Old 09-20-21, 04:35 AM
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Trying out some different wheel and tire combos. Yah or nah?
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Old 09-20-21, 07:28 AM
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Trying out some different wheel and tire combos. Yah or nah?
Very nice. Yah.
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Old 09-20-21, 01:39 PM
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Much better lighting for this picture
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Old 09-20-21, 04:40 PM
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I think the grey tires and cool wheels work for sure, when comparing these to the previous regular black tires standard wheels I think they add a bling that works and look very sharp

Will you have some more purple anodized parts to add? The headset turned out great but thinking a bit more purple ano is a must, thoughts?
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Old 09-20-21, 04:43 PM
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Oh, just noticed the saddle change, must say I'm more partial to the standard Avocet you have in the last picture compared to the initial saddle, is the cover mint condition all way round?
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Old 09-20-21, 05:29 PM
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Thanks for the input. I have a purple Ringle water bottle cage in transit. I think I will do Acor? Skewer set of flea bay in purple as well . That’ll be it me thinks I don’t want to much of a good thing ya know. Cantilever brake
s I’m really leaning towards LX BR-M560 to match the crank and possibly the hubs on the Mavic wheel set. I really love these wheels but they are inexpensive Chinese built and don’t match the period of this frame. But damn I like the look of this right now🤩 as for the seat it came off a KHS summit I scooped at recycling depot along with the cranes on this bike.it’s in good not great shape as you can see by the curve in the text. Definitely just on for a short time not a long time.
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Old 09-21-21, 12:42 PM
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I suppose the sweet looking grey tires can be moved to the period correct wheelset, I like your other planned purple parts and agree it should be enough to finish off the accent coloring, for sure LX BR-M560 canties will finish it off nicely and work great

Thoughts on a purple seatpost QR? Too much?
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Old 09-21-21, 01:08 PM
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Yes all three QR to be purple. Would love Ringle Holy Sticks but my budget is well below that.
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Old 09-23-21, 07:31 AM
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tried a set of skin walls. The DTH are a little lighter color than I prefer but wanted to see.
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Old 09-24-21, 08:25 AM
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Took the wheels off my Ritchey to see. The more i see the more i like the original Mavic 231 wheels just not sure on black or skinwall.
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Old 09-24-21, 10:44 PM
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Took the wheels off my Ritchey to see. The more i see the more i like the original Mavic 231 wheels just not sure on black or skinwall.
I'm a skinwall homer, but on this bike?

All black, all the time.

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Old 09-25-21, 12:24 AM
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Not the best picture but I like the black on silver as well
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Old 09-28-21, 02:53 PM
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Saddle choice

So I went and got measured for a saddle. Sit bone width is 90mm suggests specialized brand saddles in widths of 143mm for a mid range riding position. Id like to get a vintage Flite titanium saddle for this bike but Id like to ensure its quite comfortable as I intend on this being my usual ride. I know its a big ask but would if i stay around the 143-150 range it should be comfortable regardless of brand?
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Old 10-06-21, 12:12 PM
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Old 10-07-21, 02:56 PM
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As she sits


As she sits. Brakes and rear derailleur on the way LX 560 stuff. Bottle cage stuck in some sort of covid shipping nightmare. Hoping to ride before the snow falls
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Old 10-07-21, 07:07 PM
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As she sits. Brakes and rear derailleur on the way LX 560 stuff. Bottle cage stuck in some sort of covid shipping nightmare. Hoping to ride before the snow falls
Lookin' awesome!

But why swap an XT for an LX?

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I find the XT just doesn’t match the LX crank very well. Not quite black enough. Plus I’d like to eventually end up with a fully match group set and that 560 group looks so good. The XT stuff will not go to waste😉
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I find the XT just doesn’t match the LX crank very well. Not quite black enough. Plus I’d like to eventually end up with a fully match group set and that 560 group looks so good. The XT stuff will not go to waste😉
All-black drivetrain, on this bike... I totally get it. Of course, you know you're gonna end up shelling out a hundred bucks for black chainrings, right?

With respect to the brakes, while the low-profile LX cantis were never the greatest, they can be pretty good, so long as you don't use the stock Shimano "y" straddle cables. They pretty much suck. You're buying fast & idiot-proof setup, and paying for it with unalterably mediocre braking. Use a real straddle cable and a cool purple straddle hanger. (NOS Ringle Peace Signs would look the business, but I bet they're spendy these days, and I remember the knock-off ones being crappy and lame.) Spend the time and fiddles to get them dialed in, and you'll get the best that they've got to give you.

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Old 10-13-21, 02:08 PM
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New to me Saddle day

New to me saddle day. My size 143mm for $55.00 had to pull the trigger. Specialized Hollow Chromo Body Geometry
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