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Thoughts/Experience with Handsome Cycles XOXO an X0-1 homage All-Rounder

Old 09-19-22, 04:18 PM
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I splurged and bought a Nitto S65 seat post. I always have liked how they look and found a decent deal on one so thought it would be a good match with the C17. I also picked up a set of kool stop mountain pads for the rear brake and finally have some rear brake stopping power.


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Old 09-19-22, 04:51 PM
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That looks great!
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I might have to give a Brooks C17 a try. I have a b17 special and have always liked it just not great for riding off road.
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Here's a picture from this past weekend.
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Love the C17 on the XO, and I ordered one as well when I saw the deal that was mentioned here.
I think I've decided to go with flared drop bars on my XOXO build. The bike will be used primarily as a road based commuter and occasional touring bike. Just need to decide on the drivetrain and I can get things ordered.
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Old 09-21-22, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TERVR View Post
Love the C17 on the XO, and I ordered one as well when I saw the deal that was mentioned here.
I think I've decided to go with flared drop bars on my XOXO build. The bike will be used primarily as a road based commuter and occasional touring bike. Just need to decide on the drivetrain and I can get things ordered.
have you weighed your frame set? Definitely a lot of flared drop bar choices out there.
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My bike shipped!!!!
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Originally Posted by heytchap;[url=tel:22655209
22655209[/url]]My bike shipped!!!!
Good news, that doesnt surprise me
I prayed for yours to, last night.
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My bike shipped!!!!
gee that was quick......seems like you just ordered it just kidding glad it is finally on the way.
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
have you weighed your frame set? Definitely a lot of flared drop bar choices out there.
Yes though just on a home bathroom scale with repeatability of around 0.4 lbs, so I don't know how useful the info is. In any case I measure 8 lbs for my 60cm frame and fork with headset installed.
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Very glad I went 53 over 56 now. This is a big and LONG bike.
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Old 09-24-22, 07:06 PM
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Very glad I went 53 over 56 now. This is a big and LONG bike.
get those photos posted.....
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Old 09-25-22, 06:28 PM
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was riding on the trail of the cour d' alenes today and a fellow stopped and because he recognized the handsome. he said he has an orange 53 frame set he is waiting to build up and was an original purchaser. he said while he was waiting for his frame set he was able to find a Bridgestone XO also in orange in Spokane. I totally forgot to tell him about this forum.
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Going to give clip-less a go with the XOXO. So.a quick poorly masked brush job without my readers-touch ups needed.



I hope Boyds Grape Pearl is a close match. (I see I missed some tape)

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I ride clipless as well and that actually looks pretty cool. I wonder how durable it will be? I might cover up the red with orange if I thought it would not flake right off.

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got my first xoxo flat tire.....amazing what will get you.


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Originally Posted by jadmt;[url=tel:22667133
22667133]I ride clipless as well and that actually looks pretty cool. I wonder how durable it will be? I might cover up the red with orange if I thought it would not flake right off.

If I was careful enough, and this doesnt jam up the mechanism (its fine so far), a final coat will be with a reflective semi-clear-coat. Im thinking thatll be a suitable trade for reflectors removed.

I liked your red pedals which inspired me, and have found a set of Ritcheys online. Hoping to pick them up too.
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Oh no! Thats like a wire brush strand. Wow.

I saw some weirdness on a trail by me yesterday that made me think possible flats. I was going to take a blower down it later today to be safe. Theres some odd bits of trash I try to pick up, but there were a couple spots where it looked like someone had dumped and spread sawdust, or clay or wood litter. No sign of tree cutting in those spots.

seems some ignorant neighbor(s) have been laying sticks across the trail through the summer, and asphalt chunks/rocks in the entrance to it.

I avoided the wood chip/litter piles at the time, but need to go have a look before passing thru there again, at speed.

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so discovered another possible snafu by whoever put my bike together. the rear hub has a road freehub the hubs are the route 32 which are road bike hubs. the 1x12 and it came with a 12 speed cheapo chinese 11-42 cassette made by vg sports. It weighs a ton. I decided to replace it with an XT 11-42 that is considerably lighter. when removing the vg sport cassette I though good Handsome installed a mtb free hub on the road hubs as there was no spacer. I noticed there was movement in and out but thought was probably normal. when I put the XT cassette on there was all kinds of movement because the xt does not have all the cogs riveted like the vg sport does. I measured the free hub and it is a road freehub so requires a spacer when using a mtb cassette. it is the little things sometime. anyway used a 1.85mm spacer and adjusted the derailleur and the shifting with the new cassette is sooo much nicer...just did a 77 mile ride and no more that chain jumping up and down shifting to a higher gear with every down shift when under power, was fine on the flats but as soon as I started climbing it would always drop down a cog. not sure if it is because the upgraded cassette or that the spacer was missing. regardless the $90 for the new xt cassette was money well spent, it is about 6 ounces lighter too boot.
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Ive had my bike a week and still havent taken it on a ride. My front brake cable is routed very poorly and Im just not in the mood to recable it right now.

maybe soon
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I’ve had my bike a week and still haven’t taken it on a ride. My front brake cable is routed very poorly and I’m just not in the mood to recable it right now.

maybe soon…
photos? How did they route the cable?
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went back to the B17 it s much more comfortable on 50 mile rides. I wanted to like the C17 as much and it is fine for 25-35 mile rides but the B17 does not even begin getting uncomfortable at 50 miles. The B17 and Nitto post weigh exactly the same as the Handsome post and the C17
804 grams.

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I’ve had my bike a week and still haven’t taken it on a ride. My front brake cable is routed very poorly and I’m just not in the mood to recable it right now.

maybe soon…
let's see a photo of how they routed it? also is your rear wheel centered between the chainstays? Mine does not center it has a wider gap on the crank side by like 4-5mm. not so noticeable visually with the 1.75 tire but with the rtp very noticeable.
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Originally Posted by jadmt;[url=tel:22672374
22672374[/url]]went back to the B17 it s much more comfortable on 50 mile rides. I wanted to like the C17 as much and it is fine for 25-35 mile rides but the B17 does not even begin getting uncomfortable at 50 miles. The B17 and Nitto post weigh exactly the same as the Handsome post and the C17
408 grams.
curious-do you think it is more about the fabric texture/friction, or the support of the rubber hammock itself? Ive had a leather Brooks (or Ideal?) years ago, and plan to get another (the B-15) but thought Id give the cambium a try also.

Originally Posted by heytchap;[url=tel:22670114
22670114[/url]]Ive had my bike a week and still havent taken it on a ride. My front brake cable is routed very poorly and Im just not in the mood to recable it right now.

maybe soon
Could it be a matter or pulling the stem and moving the cable to the other side of the bar?
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curious-do you think it is more about the fabric texture/friction, or the support of the rubber hammock itself? Ive had a leather Brooks (or Ideal?) years ago, and plan to get another (the B-15) but thought Id give the cambium a try also.



Could it be a matter or pulling the stem and moving the cable to the other side of the bar?
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I think it is a combination of the material (the b17 allows you to easily slide around on the seat for those little adjustments) and the b17 just seems to mold to my shape better. I really wanted to love the c17 and I like it but don't love it. I love my b17. The c17 will be great on my serotta for those 25-30 mile rides.

Not sure why heytchap won't show his cable routing.....not too many ways it can be run. Pedals look great.
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