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06-19-19, 08:04 PM
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Posted By mongol777

It is my All-City Nature Boy 853. Pretty simple...

It is my All-City Nature Boy 853. Pretty simple build:
Reynolds 853 frame, Whisky CF fork, TRP brake levers and calipers, A-Class wheelset (which is Alexrims's brand, cheap but nice and light),...
06-18-19, 10:16 AM
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Posted By mongol777

New fenders for one of my rides, unexpected color...

New fenders for one of my rides, unexpected color match, turned out quite nice!
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1244x819/fender_962e58457f0ff460b1b852809c883fb2fb15090a.jpg...
05-30-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

MCD rides lighter but GM is not far behind. Keep...

MCD rides lighter but GM is not far behind. Keep in mind that my builds have quite different setups, GM often wears XC/Trail tires in 650B and MCD has lighter wheels and lighter 700c tires.
05-29-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

I am so full of envy (good one!) - love the...

I am so full of envy (good one!) - love the process of choosing the frame! Good luck with whatever you decide on. Poly is a great looking frame and threaded stem will add some nice compliance to the...
05-29-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

One more thing - as you probably can tell I am a...

One more thing - as you probably can tell I am a big fan of All-City. Between me and missus we own two Mr Pinks, two Nature Boys Disc (regular and Reynolds 83), Space Horse canti, Big Block and GM....
05-29-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

I usually look pass marketing mumbo jumbo. I...

I usually look pass marketing mumbo jumbo. I usually know what I want bike to do and how I want to build it and just look if frame would work for that.
All-City team is fantastic to deal with. I...
05-28-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

Thank you! Where I live and ride - pink stands...

Thank you! Where I live and ride - pink stands out for sure. Aside from liking color as bright as peptobismol - I like that all sorts of people I meet on the trail are smiling and kids love it too,...
05-26-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By mongol777

By now I put good mileage on the Funn bars so...

By now I put good mileage on the Funn bars so here are some notes:
- When I put them on originally I decided to keep reach the same by putting on shorter stem. Big mistake - bike felt awkward and...
05-26-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

Snapped couple of quick pics before heading out: ...

Snapped couple of quick pics before heading out:
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05-26-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By mongol777

I also have Gorilla Monsoon and love it to bits...

I also have Gorilla Monsoon and love it to bits as well. I got first year color, will snap some pictures today but current color is also looking great. Little bonus (or downside for some) - front is...
05-26-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,991
Posted By mongol777

Another vote for BMC MCD - great frame and Mike...

Another vote for BMC MCD - great frame and Mike is fantastic to deal with. I am personally in love with my Mr Peptobismol MCD but color is a personal preference. You can always respray or powdercoat...
04-29-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Haha, true - hard to lose! i really like that...

Haha, true - hard to lose! i really like that almost everyone I meet smiles! especially kids, they seem to love the color.
I got my Nigel bag, very happy so far...
04-28-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Very welcome! Just got back from first fendered...

Very welcome! Just got back from first fendered ride, here are full bike pics. Only two things left to get: Porcelain Rocket Nigel handlebar bag (in the mail) and mudflaps (probably Brooks, will...
04-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

small ring big cog ...

small ring big cog
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04-27-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By mongol777

from the top ...

from the top
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04-27-19, 04:07 PM
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Posted By mongol777

Big chainring ...

Big chainring
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04-27-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

chainstay bridge ...

chainstay bridge
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04-27-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Honjo 63mm fit like a glove, no crimping required...

Honjo 63mm fit like a glove, no crimping required - front setup is Shimano CX70 (Ultegra) FD, 10S with Ultegra 6800 crank 46/34 and ultegra 6800 bb.
Will post pics separately
04-24-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Fenders arrived, hope to put them on this...

Fenders arrived, hope to put them on this weekend. They are so light, tried my best to weigh them, front is just a hair under 140g and rear is close to 200g. Front fits with no issues (as expected),...
04-23-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

I think you will be OK with triple. I'll make...

I think you will be OK with triple. I'll make sure to post detailed pic once fenders are on
04-23-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Here is Road+ build with 62mm Honjos -...

Here is Road+ build with 62mm Honjos - https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=234134 (have to register to see the pics)
Attaching screenshot...
04-23-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Sure, I will post update when they are installed....

Sure, I will post update when they are installed. Right now I have Panaracers GK SK, they measure to actual ~42 and change on 19mm internal width rims. Plan is to get ~45-40mm tire eventually - I'll...
04-21-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Will figure out when they arrive 😀 I did measure...

Will figure out when they arrive 😀 I did measure and they should fit plus I saw BMC Road+ with the same fenders. Little bending may be required, especially around FD and chainstay yok but should be...
04-21-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Thank you!

Thank you!
04-21-19, 11:53 AM
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Views: 6,573
Posted By mongol777

Mine is finally done. Got the frame couple of...

Mine is finally done. Got the frame couple of weeks ago, remainder of the parts came last week, only fenders left to install (they are in the mail, Honjo 62mm in black from SimWorks). Did not decide...
04-07-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,818
Posted By mongol777

Did you try to move the BB spacer to nondrive...

Did you try to move the BB spacer to nondrive side? Looks like you should have enough clearance between chainstay and chainring once you move it
04-07-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,970
Posted By mongol777

It has 650c wheels, not 650b and as someone...

It has 650c wheels, not 650b and as someone mentioned already it is a youth bike
04-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By mongol777

Just from site name alone - first sign. Take...

Just from site name alone - first sign.
Take full domain name and do a google search for "sitename"+scam and enjoy multiple threads in the subject (plus description of similar sites for fishing...
04-01-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By mongol777

Site is scam

Site is scam
03-31-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By mongol777

They look OK here,...

They look OK here, https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamcycles/26506670021/in/photostream/
I will find out and measure soon enough, stuff usually gets here from Germany in a week or two
03-31-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By mongol777

I figured that much :D But don't care for looks,...

I figured that much :D But don't care for looks, wondering if anyone else is riding gravel/backroads with long reach and deep drop.
Ordering them anyway, will report back in couple of weeks
03-30-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By mongol777

Funn G-Wide

Did anyone try Funn G-Wide handlebars? I like the width but they have quite long reach, 110 (longer than my Noodles!) and quite deep drop, 130. I really like their straight bars and just wondering...
10-10-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

I agree, best is start with good fitting frame in...

I agree, best is start with good fitting frame in the first place. Shorter stem does not always mess up the handling, IMHO. I have AWOL which I ride with 70mm stem and older Karate Monkey with drop...
10-10-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

I always thought smaller frame is easier to fit...

I always thought smaller frame is easier to fit too. But what I am finding out in my personal experience - I have easier time adapting larger frames. I had couple of 58 and 60 frames for a while and...
10-09-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

Also - out of many bikes I had and have, I had a...

Also - out of many bikes I had and have, I had a chance to try only one. That was the only bike I bought complete and I ended up not liking it at all. I buy bare frame and build it up, fine tuning...
10-09-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

This is my Miyata 1000, ~56cm frame with Nitto...

This is my Miyata 1000, ~56cm frame with Nitto Technomic 100mm stem, regular no setback seatpost. It is my fast relaxed bad weather cruise and I ride it mostly in the drops...
10-09-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

I don't know if it helps but I have been riding...

I don't know if it helps but I have been riding 54cm bikes for many years and 56 always felt too big, too stretched, etc. At some point I got old ~56cm Bertin and shortly after 56cm cannondale r300....
10-09-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

i am 5’10, regular build, usually ride 56,...

i am 5’10, regular build, usually ride 56, All-City 55 fits me the best. when time comes I will be getting Secan in 56T and Strael 2 in 56R
10-09-18, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

Tell me about it! Download their lookbook and...

Tell me about it! Download their lookbook and check Instagram posts, blogs for their design approach, etc. I am hugely tempted to sell ~6-7 of my bikes and replace them with Secan and Strael 2.
10-08-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By mongol777

Fairlight Secan

Fairlight Secan
09-24-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,248
Posted By mongol777

Good luck! Take extra step and replicate her fit...

Good luck! Take extra step and replicate her fit on OCR (assuming it fits her). You can do it yourself if you are handy wih bikes or you can take her OCR “for tune up” and ask shop to copy the fit
09-23-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,501
Posted By mongol777

I change tires quite often and also change wheels...

I change tires quite often and also change wheels between bikes (with tire change in the mix). I have some bikes setup tubeless where I know wheels/tire combo will stay on for a long time, like my...
09-19-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,180
Posted By mongol777

Great news! do you get to keep the broken one? if...

Great news! do you get to keep the broken one? if yes - send it to Luescher for cut up and analysis, https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCY9JUMYI54lLOHpb_zbIedQ
09-06-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By mongol777

According to wiki and Sheldon - pretty good...

According to wiki and Sheldon - pretty good chance depending on where you are or if you got some vintage ride:
"The Dunlop valve, (also called a Woods valve or an English valve) is a type of...
09-05-18, 10:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,333
Posted By mongol777

Most of the time. But can also be Dunlop (Woods)...

Most of the time. But can also be Dunlop (Woods) valve.
06-16-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By mongol777

Thank you, OP - had a great laugh!

Thank you, OP - had a great laugh!
06-12-18, 07:52 PM
06-02-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,501
Posted By mongol777

Probably, time will tell. Love it so far, roll...

Probably, time will tell. Love it so far, roll fast and transition between on and off-road is pretty much seamless. They also do not feel sluggish with low pressure, not even a little bit. And no hum...
06-01-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 17,501
Posted By mongol777

Received tires I settled on for GM. Schwalbe...

Received tires I settled on for GM. Schwalbe G-One All-Round, 27.5x2.8
Mounted on Hope Tech Enduro wheels (rim is 23mm internal) with Conti light tubes
Width at the casing is over 2.5 and at the...
05-28-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
Posted By mongol777

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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