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@expatbrit the mall cruiser is completed again, now back to daily kid/bike hauling duties


too many wheels!!!!!
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you need one of these in the Clyde size.
That might be a bridge too far.
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too many wheels!!!!!

less wheels

78* at the beach, pedal back to work was 108-111*
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​​​​​​Tuesday, I saw this ...
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Be still my heart ...
and then ...
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ASCEND TO PERISCOPE DEPTH! UP PERISCOPE!

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ASCEND TO PERISCOPE DEPTH! UP PERISCOPE!

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Ah, yes. I know. I'm going to play with the bar position before I yank the top spacers and cut it.
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and then ...
omg I need a tissue ...
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oh so pretty! can't wait to see it dial in pic
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What brand is that bike??? It's a shame they don't put the brand name in a few more prominent places ...

As much as I love those ... my head (and wallet) is being turned by a Canyon ... not sure what I'm going to do when I drop those final 10 pounds.
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What brand is that bike??? It's a shame they don't put the brand name in a few more prominent places ...
It's definitely Quite Sub-tel (tm) Branding...

As much as I love those ... my head (and wallet) is being turned by a Canyon ... not sure what I'm going to do when I drop those final 10 pounds.
I'm with you. I thought long and hard about an Endurace. Can't beat it for value for money -- but I realised it wasn't all about that (just like the motorbikes), so...

I even thought 'it's only money, I'll just make more eventually maybe' and looked at the Movistar Ultimate or whatever.

Anyway. About to head out on the maiden ride shortly. Hope I like it. I am glad I got the 63, not the tiny little 61, though. So odd to think that 8.5 months ago I was riding a 56...
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oh so pretty! can't wait to see it dial in pic
Also -- looks like the Fulcrum 5 DBs are sorta aero-looking...

Shop is talking about Whiskey or NOX rims laced to Onyx or similar hubs. November Cafe Racers look good too. Just want light, so I can get up the small hills around here...
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I am favourably impressed

no.

I am bloody well amazed.

Wow.
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I am favourably impressed

no.

I am bloody well amazed.

Wow.
Fantastic!

Does NOTHING to help my Canyon vs. Bianchi dilemma ... LOL
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Fantastic!

Does NOTHING to help my Canyon vs. Bianchi dilemma ... LOL

this is a vertical pano of their office/showroom here in San Diego. All the bikes on the wall still won't fit in the frame. Good thing I don't get to visit it more often, Some of my friends are on Canyons and they love em. One even crashed his last week after hitting a pot hole while shifting hand positions at 20 some mph and no damage to the bike, just the top of the brifter rubber and tore his new kit up.

good luck with your selection...

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LOL ... still have time to make it ... so no rush ...

My heart says Bianchi ... I've wanted one since I was a kid. My head and checkbook says Canyon ... LOL
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amazingly got a weekend ride in, been forever since I've done so. A buddy is leaving us to got to Ohio State for 4yrs to become a doc. He already finished 4yr at cal state. He's loves climbs, like stupid 15-24%grade steep climbs. We did 43 miles with 4700ft vertical. I had 1200ft vertical in the first 30mins from his hours. No mountains. just really steep res road that looked like @TrojanHorse driveway

Capped off with jumping in the pool at his house, some pimg pong smack talking and cold beers. Good times. He was one of my team mates with I did the Rapha Gentleman's ride in LA in 2013, the start of riding roadies in the dirt for me.

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fox shocks, OME springs, diff drop kit, and SwayAway torsion bars

Is that a thing that actual people can do? Is it hard to compress the shock into place?

I think I need longer/stronger shocks on my Quest minivan, I'm tired of scraping the hitch on driveways (and it was really bad when we were fully loaded down on our roadtrip to CO: 5xBodies, 5xLuggage, 5xBikes)
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Fantastic!

Does NOTHING to help my Canyon vs. Bianchi dilemma ... LOL
Wait. I was supposed to help you?!

I must admit, as a Clyde that VLCS seatpost looks like it might be a bit much, and I wasn't too keen on the integrated cockpit because of fit (great /if/ it works for you), and the colours aren't quite as cool.

The new Infinito details are coming out. 12x142 (which I wish I had, just to be easier), bigger BB (god knows why!!) and upsized downtube for the bigger frames (I love that triangle shape)

And, of course, more Celeste.

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oh so pretty! can't wait to see it dial in pic
I can't either. Gonna ride a few miles before I do anything, but I may end up slamming the stem. Good old Endurance geo, eh?
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Is that a thing that actual people can do? Is it hard to compress the shock into place?

I used a floor jack to get the shock in place (mostly rear). My arms can't replicate a 5500# truck

I think I need longer/stronger shocks on my Quest minivan, I'm tired of scraping the hitch on driveways (and it was really bad when we were fully loaded down on our roadtrip to CO: 5xBodies, 5xLuggage, 5xBikes)
You can add rear air bags inside your rear coil springs and help the loaded down for trips or towing. Pump it up with a bike pump, tip is to keep both air bags separate and pump them up separate. Some T them both together and only have one inlet. But the problem is that air from one bag goes to the other bag on uneven roads. $80-130


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Wow, that's cool! "Designed for & well proven in Australian conditions" too! Probably about the same as SoCal conditions

Like a mini hydraulics kit, but without the need for all the batteries/pumps/electronics. It just goes a lot slower.

That link is for a Land Cruiser (which I guess you have). Would that kind of thing exist for a minivan? (nissan quest)
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