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Old 06-03-20, 12:02 PM
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New Clyde Ride

Time for a new bike. A few years ago I probably weighed over 400lbs (scale only went to 375). I am still huge but at 280 I feel like a new man

My old red bike is Bridgestone RB-1 with S&S Couplers. It is outfitted with a Dura-Ace groupset 3x7 gearing. Those are Phil Wood 36 hole hubs and Velocity Deep V rims. This has been an awesome bike and it has held up to the load of carrying me all these years.

Now it is time for a new bike. I wanted something lighter. I travel (pre-Covid) at least 100 nights a year so S&S couplers are a must. This bike is an EBay find, a Dean Titanium and I am building it with SRAM AXS Force/Red 1x12. I am also replacing the carbon Alpha Q fork with a custom steel fork so I can put a Tarus low-rider rack on it.

A local shop is building the wheels so I hope to ride be able to ride it this weekend!


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You need to practice packing, if you have to disassemble it as shown in the bottom picture to get it to fit in the case.

I've found I want to have at least one free afternoon -- preferably more -- to make taking the bike worthwhile on a business trip. Otherwise, an hour to unpack and build, and an hour to disassemble and pack -- well, it hardly seems worth the effort to lug the thing around. How do you do it?
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You need to practice packing, if you have to disassemble it as shown in the bottom picture to get it to fit in the case.

I've found I want to have at least one free afternoon -- preferably more -- to make taking the bike worthwhile on a business trip. Otherwise, an hour to unpack and build, and an hour to disassemble and pack -- well, it hardly seems worth the effort to lug the thing around. How do you do it?
I agree one free afternoon or evening. Takes me about 45 minutes to pack/unpack. This is my old bike and I pack it slightly differently because I now have a Rinko headset so I can remove the fork without tools.
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Your original bike is very cool! I hope you will be keeping it to go with your new bike maybe re-purposing it a bit?

Way to go with your weight loss BTW! Cycling is so much less of a chore when you have the base miles or are at a spunkier ride weight.

One question about your rim selection: It appears your old bike has Velocity Deep V rims and that you are spec’ing the same Deep V rims for the new build. That’s fine I guess and I’m sure that they are Clyde durable and everything, but since you are trying something different with the ti frame it might be time to expand your options WRT more contemporary, wider, tubeless compatible ones. AFAIK the interior width of the Deep V’s can’t be more than about 15mm. So all the strength is in the tall V extrusion but this is at the expense of speed, weight and cornering. Might I suggest HED Belgium Plus or Velocity (Quill for rim brake/Aileron for disc brake). Either of these choices are going to work better with modern, wider clinchers either tubed or tubeless.

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