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Old 03-15-18, 09:57 PM
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Moots VaMoots RSL

Got this custom Moots VaMoots RSL for turning 60 in January.
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That Moots is hawt.
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Originally Posted by big john
That Moots is hawt.
Yeah! we'd like to hear the whole story.
Did you do a custom fitting that went to the Moots shop?
How did you pick the components, etc.

Semi-related... I'll be 59 next month.
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Semi-related... I'll be 64 next month and I bought myself a plus bike. I took it out for a shakedown ride yesterday, it's very different than anything I've ever ridden. Don't have a pic but here's a link.
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Old 03-16-18, 07:52 PM
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The KHS looks nice. I was looking at full suspension bikes until I got a deal on the Stache. Enjoy your new bike, looks fun and smooth.
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Originally Posted by treebound
The KHS looks nice. I was looking at full suspension bikes until I got a deal on the Stache. Enjoy your new bike, looks fun and smooth.
Thanks, it's pretty amazing on the bumps. Is the Stache a plus tire bike?
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Originally Posted by big john
Thanks, it's pretty amazing on the bumps. Is the Stache a plus tire bike?
It has the 3” 29er tires on it. Most of my riding with it will be mixed and the front fork has a lockout. Tonight I found a local county FB group and learned there is a trail a mile from my house that I didn’t know about. Should be fun once the trail dries out a bit more.
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This is how it was received...she wanted matching bikes. This is Sherry everyday means of transportation. We are both turning 56 this year!


End results and she loved it!


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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
Yeah! we'd like to hear the whole story.
Did you do a custom fitting that went to the Moots shop?
How did you pick the components, etc.

Semi-related... I'll be 59 next month.
It's a custom sized VaMoots RSL. Their stock 55 and 56cm frames have the Stack too tall for my position, the Reach was fine. Working with owner of Adams Ave Bicycles we sent Moots the spec drawings of my Alchemy Xanthus and Breadwinner Lolo (both custom).
Moots came back with a ETT of 56cm and a HT of 14cm, this put me in the same position as my Alchemy and Breadwinner.

I've been a Campy fan-boy since 1981, only Campy on my road bikes since then. I know the guys at Campagnolo NA .
The Enve cockpit is on my Alchemy and Breadwinner obvious choice.
I saw another Moots years ago with the Chris King Mango bits and always wanted CK hubs. The wheels are custom built with Carbonal carbon rims, 38mm front, 50mm rear, DT Revolution spokes and Lilly nipples. Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm tires.
I wanted a crankset power meter this time instead of the PowerTap G3 hubs on the other bikes. There are only two choices for a Campy power meter crank, SRM and power2max. The SRM version is $3K.....ouch, so power2max it is!

I've told my friends that this will be my LAST high-end bike build..................But NAHBS 2019 will be in Sacramento again and I'm in San Diego . Last time (2016) in Sacramento I ordered my Breadwinner Lolo.
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Been riding my Red 2010 Giant Sedona DX now for the last 6 years. Just as nice as the day it rolled out the show room floor. Building a Dyno roadster from the bare frame up and hoping to be riding it in the next few weeks. 55 year old man..turning 56 in August :-)

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Gorgeous shade of RED.
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Gorgeous shade of RED.
Thank you..thats what I thought when we spotted it on CL. My honey was Jealous so hers was done in the same color. Got to keep them happy!! We like standing out in the crowd..can you tell by the Yellow on my truck in the back ground. My Dyno I'm rebuilding will be close to the same color as the truck. I want to make sure they see me out there
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I just built up this Lemond frameset. The frame is titanium, and the fork is carbon fiber. It's my first carbon fiber anything on a bike. I already have a carbon fiber computer, a Lenovo.



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Originally Posted by noglider
I just built up this Lemond frameset. The frame is titanium, and the fork is carbon fiber. It's my first carbon fiber anything on a bike. I already have a carbon fiber computer, a Lenovo.



Good looking bike Tom! Aren't you afraid the carbon will "'splode"? Never seen it happen, but it seems to be a topic of conversation with my local C&V folks.
What size tires did you/could you run?
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Good looking bike Tom! Aren't you afraid the carbon will "'splode"? Never seen it happen, but it seems to be a topic of conversation with my local C&V folks.
What size tires did you/could you run?
Thanks, George. The previous frame could only take 25mm tires. I had to lower the brake pads on the rear brake on this one. I might be able to put 28s in there, which I would enjoy. Luckily, I'm pretty lightweight at 170 lbs, so I don't have to inflate these tires above 90 psi. I haven't measured yet. I only had a little time to build and test ride the bike, and I won't be back upstate for a couple of weeks.
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@noglider - looking at those beefy chain and seat stays and oversized tubing, I presume this is not your Sunday-go-to-Church bike. Match those racer-boy thighs on a good day with that nice Campy drivetrain and you can almost fly again - in comfort and style. Who needs 28s on a Ti roadie?
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@noglider - looking at those beefy chain and seat stays and oversized tubing, I presume this is not your Sunday-go-to-Church bike. Match those racer-boy thighs on a good day with that nice Campy drivetrain and you can almost fly again - in comfort and style. Who needs 28s on a Ti roadie?
Yes, it rides like a rocket. I'm fairly lightweight, so the super stiffness is somewhat wasted on me, but I do appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I just built up this Lemond frameset. The frame is titanium, and the fork is carbon fiber. It's my first carbon fiber anything on a bike. I already have a carbon fiber computer, a Lenovo.



Lovely looking bike, but dat seat angle doh.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders
Lovely looking bike, but dat seat angle doh.
It's not as tipped up as it looks. I shot from beneath. And I usually ride Brooks saddles, so I'm used to saddles being slightly tipped up.

I took those shots before riding it. Upon riding it, I moved the saddle down and forward.
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A new addition

A recent addition. A lot of fun to ride except on crowned roads (roads that are higher in the middle of the road and lower near the curb)
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2 front brakes, no rear?
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A recent addition. A lot of fun to ride except on crowned roads (roads that are higher in the middle of the road and lower near the curb)
No stinkin’ WAY!! That thing ROCKS!! What a C&V hoot!!
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Ok so I’m jonesin’ really bad to ride this. Today, windy and sunny high of 30f. Brrr. The ‘77 Colnago Super sits ready to ride...

This is from last summer....
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2 front brakes, no rear?
You are correct. Nowhere to mount a rear brake

It has that weird extension to mount the front center pull on and also requires a handlebar binder bold that is also a brake cable hanger
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