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10-29-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By tangerineowl

Never ridden one, but the WeightWeenies Crux...

Never ridden one, but the WeightWeenies Crux riders say the frame tubes give it kind of a smooth ride feel vs some other high-end options.
Building one up to suit with certain components 2x, you'd...
09-10-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 594
Posted By tangerineowl

An alternative which should be a bit cheaper is...

An alternative which should be a bit cheaper is the Continental SpeedKing Racesport 2.2.
I find that holds air/sealant a bit better than a black EL ReneHerse.

SpeedKing has the supple and...
09-10-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By tangerineowl

Here's that 2x scandium 29x2+ frameset in NL,...

Here's that 2x scandium 29x2+ frameset in NL, incase they....er....win the lotto or something :thumb:
https://www.klaassencycles.com/Razor-multipurpose
09-05-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By tangerineowl

Goldsprint in Germany has the steel frame+fork...

Goldsprint in Germany has the steel frame+fork Pelago Stavanger frameset. 700x50 with those hub specs.
I guess that's more on the cruisy ride style frame.

One alternative frame type you could...
09-05-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By tangerineowl

Come across a number of frames in the past, just...

Come across a number of frames in the past, just have to remember them.

Start with the Nordest Albarda and Super Albarda. Steel; carbon fork separate on site.
A bit hefty frame weight for steel....
06-04-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By tangerineowl

Red. Triple. Canti. Horizontal tt. Cute, smaller...

Red. Triple. Canti. Horizontal tt. Cute, smaller size. What's not to like?

I can see these 38mm as your next tyres! https://global.bluelug.com/fairweather-for-traveler-tire-rust.html
04-28-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By tangerineowl

Take the causeway bridge 2k over.

Take the causeway bridge 2k over.
04-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By tangerineowl

Soma Supple Vitesse SL 48mm will be the second...

Soma Supple Vitesse SL 48mm will be the second fastest to the ReneHerse 48mm.
The 48mm is tubeless compatible.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By tangerineowl

Was on a Toupe for a while, then started doing a...

Was on a Toupe for a while, then started doing a bit more climbing, so looked at the Romin with its more raised rear.
Ended up on a Fabric Scoop Shallow model. Has a similar rear raise height to...
02-04-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,740
Posted By tangerineowl

Kuota [Italian] did some carbon 700c racing bikes...

Kuota [Italian] did some carbon 700c racing bikes that small a few years back. Seen a number in the Japanese market.

Did come across a euro retailer that sold NOS framesets a while back.
...
11-20-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,004
Posted By tangerineowl

Doing fairly long climbs up steeper grades with...

Doing fairly long climbs up steeper grades with loose surface I do prefer the extra cush of a wider 650b.
For me, there's only about one tooth jump between 700c and 650b. 700c being on the larger...
11-02-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By tangerineowl

I think the ReneHerse knobbies are hard to beat...

I think the ReneHerse knobbies are hard to beat in those widths. Both wheel sizes.
10-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,530
Posted By tangerineowl

I have just the one allround bike that I built up...

I have just the one allround bike that I built up from the frame. Wanted it to be fairly light and cover a wide range of riding conditions.

Many times on just road rides I stick with the 27.5...
09-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By tangerineowl

https://99spokes.com/en-AU/compare?bikes=bombtrack...

https://99spokes.com/en-AU/compare?bikes=bombtrack-hook-1-2019,ritchey-outback-frameset-2019

Ride feel, I'd go for the Ritchey. The steel tubing and carbon fork will ride less harsh.

Ritchey...
08-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,718
Posted By tangerineowl

The 2016/2017? Diamondback Haanjo EXP carbon came...

The 2016/2017? Diamondback Haanjo EXP carbon came with a triple setup.
Could put on a larger cassette.
May not have been sold at your locations.

Veloci Jimmy frame takes a triple.

Blacksnow...
08-25-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By tangerineowl

Forgot about the FF. Though it is worth pointing...

Forgot about the FF. Though it is worth pointing out they measure a few mm narrow. Mine were about 46mm on a 22mmInner rim.

On gravel/offroad that isn't too slippery they do roll very fast.
I...
08-24-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By tangerineowl

The filetread ReneHerse are really nice riding...

The filetread ReneHerse are really nice riding tyres; especially in the extralight.

The tanwall extralight are a little more prone to weeping sidewalls than the black.
Standard casing (or...
08-24-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti SpeedKing Racesport 2.2" front and rear...

Conti SpeedKing Racesport 2.2" front and rear perhaps. Dry riding. Supple. Up there with the ReneHerse filetreads for rolling speed.
You may want a bit more tread up front depending on your local...
08-13-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By tangerineowl

Have the 2 and 3bolt. Yes, the design is great...

Have the 2 and 3bolt. Yes, the design is great for strapping down real tight.

Helps grab/lock a little more if you first put on frame protection tape.
08-10-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By tangerineowl

There are a few 1 1/8"-steerer stems out there....

There are a few 1 1/8"-steerer stems out there. Sphinx has the higher front end to start with.

If wanting dropbar, a short reach and short drop like the Dixna Neither 2 would be a good choice to...
08-09-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By tangerineowl

Sphinx. Starting out with the rollover of a...

Sphinx.

Starting out with the rollover of a 700c. Dropbar? frame design.

46mm is a good width for gravel.

Just read of the 88mm bb, which is interesting.

Am guessing these days there...
08-08-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,730
Posted By tangerineowl

Certain I've come across a european frame or two...

Certain I've come across a european frame or two like that with a tucked-in chainstay but they weren't off-the-shelf carbon. Bit like an Open WI.DE but 29er.

Just talking speed-wise (on road), vs...
07-09-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,534
Posted By tangerineowl

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an...

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an issue. Sounds more like a hiking/hike-a-bike stretch :)
Something I tend to keep an eye out for at times, but that is on a 2.2".

You'd may make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,656
Posted By tangerineowl

Lightweight merino top and socks. Maybe...

Lightweight merino top and socks.

Maybe shoes with some kind of mesh/airy upper if spd etc is your thing.
Or sandals.
06-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,815
Posted By tangerineowl

^ Back when considering ReneHerse options I...

^
Back when considering ReneHerse options I did come across a small number of notes saying the makeup of the tan-wall made it more prone to weeping (extralight at least) than the black.

A...
05-18-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By tangerineowl

Diamond tread would be good for sand.

Diamond tread would be good for sand.
05-13-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,457
Posted By tangerineowl

Certain frames will suit your proportions better....

Certain frames will suit your proportions better. No right or wrong, or missing anything here with this frameset.

Rather than a tall-angled stem and/or a bunch of spacers, there is the other...
04-07-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By tangerineowl

True. Am on the narrow-heel S-Works 6 XC...

True. Am on the narrow-heel S-Works 6 XC standard-width.

A few of the Lake models with the Competition last also have a round-shaped front, but are a touch wider in standard widths. Heel fit...
04-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.trigoncycles.com/cyclocross-tx765fe.ht...

https://www.trigoncycles.com/cyclocross-tx765fe.html
Have a look at the geo chart.

Trigon Taiwan has been around for quite a while, but their framesets (alu or carbon) can be tricky to track...
03-31-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By tangerineowl

Am often on the lookout for something that's more...

Am often on the lookout for something that's more like a narrow hiking trail climbing a hill, or along a creek/tributary. Well trodden animal trails sometimes, if they're rideable.
02-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer...

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good...
02-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By tangerineowl

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only...

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only where you are, along with other countries nearby.
Might be something carbon secondhand also, to save a bit.

If you do find a carbon ride that...
01-17-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By tangerineowl

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the...

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the Fleecer Ridge in the Endurance casing option would be your ultimate tyre.

I'll also mention the latest Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" as on the road...
01-01-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,090
Posted By tangerineowl

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e....

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e. one with the correct stem/clamp diameter.

e.g. KCNC does a few alu options in 1.5" and 2". You can cut down the ends to suit, if you like.

A...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By tangerineowl

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is...

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is pretty cheap.

Oval swept-back tops are pretty comfy.

Carbon version (cheap) is pretty much sold out everywhere unless you search around Asia. ...
Replies: 19
Views: 7,101
Posted By tangerineowl

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm...

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm filetread. Noticed/felt straightaway the narrower 2mm tread height in the center over their other options which have 3mm. I think this is the reason they...
10-24-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,203
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By tangerineowl

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went...

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went straight to JuinTech R1. I feel the modulation is very good.
10-08-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 3,708,823
Posted By tangerineowl

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/conti_a_d95613b27a1bb454b535224a84d15b8d443b9567.jpg
Recently tried the 27.5x2.2 Conti SpeedKing Racesport, for mild gravel and sand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By tangerineowl

Probably a bit weird but you could pull the large...

Probably a bit weird but you could pull the large ring and replace the 39t with a 40t or 42t. Remove front derailleur.

Seeing its pretty flat where you ride, that should work fine.

My 2x is...
Replies: 14
Views: 4,461
Posted By tangerineowl

Could be worth keeping an eye on this:...

Could be worth keeping an eye on this: https://routewerks.us/
08-26-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,557
Posted By tangerineowl

That is true for some bikes. The larger size...

That is true for some bikes. The larger size Antelope I mentioned doesn't push out the frame length as much. I could fit it with a 70mm stem and the frame reach and stack would be similar to my...
08-26-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,557
Posted By tangerineowl

With time looking at side-on pics of a frame...

With time looking at side-on pics of a frame triangle you can spot shorter-reach/taller-stack potentials.

For example, the old Trek Antelope. Bringing up Google Image pics and straightaway it...
08-25-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,715
Posted By tangerineowl

Similar to above, I carry a PLB when heading out...

Similar to above, I carry a PLB when heading out into the sticks. Text one would be ideal though.

Each successive trip I tend to add some small item or two depending on what I'm going to get up to...
08-24-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By tangerineowl

Majority of online manufacturer size guides don't...

Majority of online manufacturer size guides don't include cycling inseam and arm reach. They're pretty much useless if you don't have average proportions.

You'll want the 54.5cm Stormchaser.

A...
07-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By tangerineowl

Am 135lb. Also have a Flexlogic with quite a bit...

Am 135lb. Also have a Flexlogic with quite a bit of post showing. Does pretty well.

If you require good setback, I'd look around for a used FSA K-Force Light SB25.

Did try a ti post. Too stiff...
06-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,185
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd go frameset build route. Curve GMX+ ...

I'd go frameset build route.

Curve GMX+

Rawland ULV

Mason ISO

RodeoLabs Flaanimal 5.0
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,212
Posted By tangerineowl

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 +...

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 + compressionless housing and KCNC lightweight rotors (around 75gm).

Recently gave the rotors a good clean and did quite a long bedding-in. Now the...
06-28-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,227
Posted By tangerineowl

Sites will have the specs/measurement correct....

Sites will have the specs/measurement correct. Pic lense can result in perspective distortion.

I had a bit of a look around including What Bars but couldn't see see anything with similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,260
Posted By tangerineowl

Looking at your upper back I'd say you do need...

Looking at your upper back I'd say you do need core work.

Can't quite tell because of your shirt, but it looks like your shoulders are slightly hunched upward? (arms/shoulders need to relax).
...
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