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Old 07-09-12, 03:22 PM
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Enjoying Dessert!

One month until I'm riding her for real. I'll be changing the clipless pedals out, but these were what I had in the parts bin now.



















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Old 07-09-12, 03:26 PM
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Fantastic ride.
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Good looking ride! Is that saddle height correct?
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Heck no! Far too high, as is the angle, but it looked good for photos!
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Old 07-09-12, 03:49 PM
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What a fantastic build.

That frame is the crown jewel of the package, but the component choices are spot on.

Vanilla, Campy, Paul, Brooks, etc.

Can't go wrong with any of them.

I'd love to ride that baby down in the river bottoms here and let her have it for an afternoon.

Diggin' the wheelset.

Please tell us about the wheels and the tire choice when you get a chance.

Congrats.
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Nice. I met that guy at a trade show. Awesome bikes!
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Sweet for sure!
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Old 07-09-12, 04:26 PM
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Do you think the zero setback will work with the Brooks? I have short femurs so zero setback is mostly what I use except for Brooks saddles due to the short rails.
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I just can't wait to ride it!

The wheels are 9/10sp silver record hubs, 32h, laced to dryads...double butted 14/15 wheelsmith spokes. Continental 4 seasons - 28c. 13-29 veloce cassette.

I think it should work, but if not, it's just a seatpost.
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Old 07-09-12, 07:07 PM
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Nice looking bike, but I must be missing something. Is there something C&V about this?
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Lugged steel frame from a quality builder isn't classic?

Even the stem says classic - are you calling Tom Ritchey a liar?

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Wow, she's a beauty...
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Wow! Heal fast so you can enjoy that beauty!
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Originally Posted by Puget Pounder
Do you think the zero setback will work with the Brooks? I have short femurs so zero setback is mostly what I use except for Brooks saddles due to the short rails.
Shouldn't be an issue. I've been using a Synchros with a Swift for years. Works a charm.

I forgot...what a bike!

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Nice looking bike, but I must be missing something. Is there something C&V about this?
Lugged steel...Brooks leather...KoF?

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SWEET BIKE! I'm glad you have something to look forward to!

Interesting choice on the Dyads. They're super-duper strong, but heavy, and limit your tire choices.

What size Contis are on there now? I find Dyads pinch flat quite often until you move up to 32s.
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Oregon - this is my first time with them. Everyone said they were heavy, but when you look at the weights, they're really not bad; lighter than deep v's! I wanted a strong rim because this is going over rough terrain and I'm packing extra pounds, especially after the injury. I have 28s on them - thanks for the tip on the 32s; if I flat, I know what the issue is and I'll move up a size.

Dyads - 480 gr
Mavic Open Sports - 490gr
Mavic Open Pros - 425gr
Mavic CXP33 - 470gr

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Originally Posted by rhm
Nice looking bike, but I must be missing something. Is there something C&V about this?
I wish there was a place to post classicly styled modern steel bikes. The other place would be the roadie forum, and no one wants to post there. I enjoy the company of people here more.

I posted some modern steel here before and got some flak. I mean, when we talk about things like training and fit, that's not purely cv is it?

Anyways, just ranting.
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I can hardly wait to hear your 1st ride impressions on that Aaron. You're almost there!!

Beautiful bike.

Cheers to your return to health.
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Originally Posted by Puget Pounder
I wish there was a place to post classicly styled modern steel bikes. The other place would be the roadie forum, and no one wants to post there. I enjoy the company of people here more.

I posted some modern steel here before and got some flak. I mean, when we talk about things like training and fit, that's not purely cv is it?

Anyways, just ranting.
Surely we can be broad enough in our interests to allow modern steel bicycles as well.

Let's face it, there are a lot of threads on here that hold zero interest for me.

Zilch.

I simply don't read them and there isn't an issue.
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Old 07-09-12, 09:16 PM
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Thanks for the well wishes everyone, it means a lot to me. It all seems so manageable right now...a little more time and I get to ride again.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Even the stem says classic - are you calling Tom Ritchey a liar?
Oy! I dinna see that! tout chez, as they say en Francais (translation: well played, sir!).

I'm going to make decals that say "classic" and "vintage 2010" for my latest build, which is steel and will have a leather saddle on it.

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I wish there was a place to post classicly styled modern steel bikes.
(Reply version A, snarkiness filter OFF) Huh. I wish there were classically styled modern steel bikes. I have a modern steel bike. It has lugs. And derailleurs and ergo shifters. It's a good bike. I'd tell you about it, but it's off topic.

(Reply version B, snarkiness filter ON). Yeah, you make a good point. I don't know where I would post my modern bike. To be sure there's nothing either classic nor vintage about it; I just have it for, well, you know: Riding.

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Its a classic regardless of when it was built, so I'd say it belongs here!
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Originally Posted by rhm
Oy! I dinna see that! tout chez, as they say en Francais (translation: well played, sir!).

I'm going to make decals that say "classic" and "vintage 2010" for my latest build, which is steel and will have a leather saddle on it.



(Reply version A, snarkiness filter OFF) Huh. I wish there were classically styled modern steel bikes. I have a modern steel bike. It has lugs. And derailleurs and ergo shifters. It's a good bike. I'd tell you about it, but it's off topic.

(Reply version B, snarkiness filter ON). Yeah, you make a good point. I don't know where I would post my modern bike. To be sure there's nothing either classic nor vintage about it; I just have it for, well, you know: Riding.
Done? Wait one second here, I see where you are coming from and I didn't necessarily say that it's appropriate did I? I was saying that there are plenty of threads more off topic here. I post in the paceline too which is more receptive to this kind of stuff, but there is more activity and users here. Didn't mean to bunch up those panties.
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