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04-25-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 41,066
Posted By jan nikolajsen

'86 One Thousand, vibe ride version with support...

'86 One Thousand, vibe ride version with support from VO.



https://i.imgur.com/fpHT5K9.jpg

Before the transformation it was 100% original, down to the foam grips (although, while the same...
04-12-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,844
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Sure: These tires are 38's I believe. The rear...

Sure:
These tires are 38's I believe. The rear was rubbing the chainstays even after I took an angle grinder to the side knobs. But the Barlow Pass ones fit.
https://i.imgur.com/WdVQMzF.jpg
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04-10-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,844
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I found an '82 Gazelle Champion Mondial CX frame...

I found an '82 Gazelle Champion Mondial CX frame and modernized it a bit to suit. This was after my son took over the Stigmata.

Biggest tires that fit are true 35mm (Bon Jon, not Barlow as first...
10-20-20, 08:56 PM
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Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks, yeah parts bin bike.

Thanks, yeah parts bin bike.
09-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Yes, steeper for sure (73į HA on this one), and...

Yes, steeper for sure (73į HA on this one), and twitchy, fast accelerating, sprint oriented geo. Also a higher BB to clear the obstacles they throw on the course, and allowing pedaling thru corners....
09-30-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

All in due time! Here's a screenshot from...

All in due time!

Here's a screenshot from the CL ad:
https://i.imgur.com/IxYEN0c.jpg?1
09-30-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

So here's is a run down of the stuff going away,...

So here's is a run down of the stuff going away, which is pretty much all the rest!


https://i.imgur.com/ri5D5g2.jpg?1
The bike came with this Suntour crank. It's heavy, poorly casted and...
09-30-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Okay, you all are not going to like what I did...

Okay, you all are not going to like what I did here.. so let's ease into it:

The Gazelle arrived as a complete. I do not collect vintage, but rather look to older steel as an asset of the ride. On...
09-28-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,601
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Same here: GRX Di2 levers on a post mount drop...

Same here: GRX Di2 levers on a post mount drop bar gravel frame. Found a set of Deore brakes with leaking levers from an old townie. Calipers and hoses were good so I hooked them up to the GRX...
09-26-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,083
Views: 3,591,856
Posted By jan nikolajsen

1982 Gazelle Cyclocross. 38mm tires. ...

1982 Gazelle Cyclocross. 38mm tires.

https://i.imgur.com/WdVQMzF.jpg
09-19-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Yeah, I share the Stig with my son, which means I...

Yeah, I share the Stig with my son, which means I havenít ridden it in a year. Getting this one is a lot less expensive than another current gravel bike of the same ilk.
09-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks! Enjoyed your thread about the Batavus...

Thanks! Enjoyed your thread about the Batavus Randonneur.
09-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks! Itís been maybe 6 years since I posted in...

Thanks! Itís been maybe 6 years since I posted in CV.
09-18-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,921
Posted By jan nikolajsen

1981'ish Gazelle CM Cyclocross

One of these is on the way here; fingers crossed for a safe transit. The seller lived in Amsterdam for 4 years and got it NOS from high up on a wall in a bike shop, then took it home to Atlanta and...
08-25-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,787
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have both in Di2, swapped from Ultegra to GRX...

I have both in Di2, swapped from Ultegra to GRX on my Cutthroat, using XT derailleurs. Braking leverage is vastly improved. Hoods and metal surfaces have more friction. They look better.
03-16-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,123
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The Santa Cruz Stigmata feels very road capable;...

The Santa Cruz Stigmata feels very road capable; meaning certainly fast enough, very comfortable, super fun on curves and switchback descents.

It also handles a 2x road crank and big tires in...
03-08-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Another good one I hadn't thought of. Thanks!

Another good one I hadn't thought of. Thanks!
03-07-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Yeah! That one is cool.

Yeah! That one is cool.
03-07-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The biggest. 60cm? ...

The biggest. 60cm?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48666343847_22a33dfb39_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9tJvV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h9tJvV) by jan nikolajsen...
03-07-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Other bikes like the Stigmata?

I have the v2. Everything I want in a gavel bike. But my son took it, and I’m all over that. I could buy another one and this is probably what I will do, but something new is always exciting too.
...
12-14-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,725
Posted By jan nikolajsen

As companies offer more and more MTB like gravel...

As companies offer more and more MTB like gravel bikes, the handlebars are following along. Just look at Crustís Towelrack and the crazy wide ones from Curve.

But it makes sense. The extra flare...
12-07-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I'm using Deore MTB calipers with GRX levers on a...

I'm using Deore MTB calipers with GRX levers on a frame that does not take flat mount. Just fine. I had them in the parts box. Were I to start with new stuff I would like you chose 6800 Ultegra...
11-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,845
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Prior to getting mine back in June I told them...

Prior to getting mine back in June I told them I'd take the first color available, but hoping it would be green. I got yellow and love it. Never saw the green.
11-10-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I switched to 48mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires o...

I switched to 48mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires o the Cutty. This is my measurement; Schwalbe calls then 2.0 (51mm). As I mentioned in another reply eliminating the knobs was a huge leap towards road...
11-10-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I am not super sensitive to frame geometries and...

I am not super sensitive to frame geometries and so-called carbon compliance. Both feel pretty rough when charging along on rocky surfaces! To me the greatest differences between the old Cutthroat...
11-01-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,021
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have the new Stig, maybe 1k miles on it by now....

I have the new Stig, maybe 1k miles on it by now. This bike feels good on road, gravel and moderate MTB trails. Santa Cruz carbon frames have, imo, a very high level of finish quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,797
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks, good advice! 1: Easy 2: Easy 3:...

Thanks, good advice!

1: Easy
2: Easy
3: Functionally I hate that bottle cage. I have to throw a quick glance down to check correct insertion which is not ideal in certain settings. What's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,797
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Totally agree, it's not hot in the typical...

Totally agree, it's not hot in the typical exaggerated sense at all (super deep rims, huge saddle/bar drop, all-black, etc)! I was hoping it would look attractive and classic with a modern slant....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,797
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Itís all I need for now.

Itís all I need for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 254,797
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Went with rim brakes and QR wheels on this 2019...

Went with rim brakes and QR wheels on this 2019 retro frame. Had the current Tarmac Pro for a year and found it less than exciting, both in looks and ride. This is still too new to me judge but so...
10-02-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The fork is an ENVE and the fender is made by...

The fork is an ENVE and the fender is made by them for this fork only.

It doesn’t do much.
09-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Those are the stock rims, with 350 hubs. ...

Those are the stock rims, with 350 hubs.

No, I have not gone the 650B route. The stupid reason is that I'm tall and ride XL bikes, and already find 700C wheels too small looking. I know...
09-26-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Review: Dropbar mountain bike (Cutthroat) vs. dedicated gravel bike (Stigmata)

I have both bikes and ridden the same handful of local routes again and again for comparison. The following observations are personal and specific to my riding style and the surfaces around here....
09-21-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 43,345
Posted By jan nikolajsen

My road bike is being replaced under warranty, so...

My road bike is being replaced under warranty, so I did a 100% paved century on the 2020 Stigmata. Lazily left it in dirt mode with Redshift stem, 44mm tires, frame bag and SPD pedals. It was a route...
09-02-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,083
Views: 3,591,856
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Stig 2020, stock Ultegra except Redshift stem and...

Stig 2020, stock Ultegra except Redshift stem and Snoqualmie Pass tires. 20.5 lbs as pictured

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48666343847_22a33dfb39_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9tJvV)
Untitled...
07-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 43,345
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Comfort is hard to evaluate. Built-in compliance...

Comfort is hard to evaluate. Built-in compliance without elastomers/micro suspension can only go so far. Is it better than others in the same class? Maybe, but if so only incrementally.

Legit...
07-06-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 43,345
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Have two weeks on the 2020 Stigmata. 60cm, 700c...

Have two weeks on the 2020 Stigmata. 60cm, 700c with 40mm tires and Ultegra, totally stock. 19.6 lbs ready to ride with pedals, cages, Garmin mount.

It’s a zippy thing, for sure.

For comparison...
07-02-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,083
Views: 3,591,856
Posted By jan nikolajsen

http://i.imgur.com/hJThEbP.jpg First ride...

http://i.imgur.com/hJThEbP.jpg

First ride tomorrow morning before it reaches 100F.
06-29-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,475
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Guys, 1x is not the solution for every situation!...

Guys, 1x is not the solution for every situation! Especially true when addressing riders loosing power due to age or other circumstances.

He currently runs 26-36 (roughly 19 gear inches) and is...
06-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,039
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I'm with tyrion, except I think the two will be...

I'm with tyrion, except I think the two will be quite close on the climbs.

My rigid Cutthroat is still pretty harsh with 2.3 (58mm) tires at 24 psi back, 21 front.

I added a suspension stem...
05-31-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 43,345
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Jan Heine and BQ posted a WI.DE. first look...

Jan Heine and BQ posted a WI.DE. first look today:

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/riding-the-new-open-wide/
05-28-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,732
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have the Cutthroat for faster riding so my...

I have the Cutthroat for faster riding so my Fargo is set up with Jones bars and wider saddle for a relaxed upright position.
05-19-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 228,826
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Did you leave the stock dampers in place? Also...

Did you leave the stock dampers in place? Also interesting how the hoods have more spring than the end of the drops due to the lever arm.
05-19-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 228,826
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Redshift...

Redshift (https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-stem) ShockStop 'suspension' stem. First ride coming up.
05-06-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,972
Posted By jan nikolajsen

56 here. When I do road races/rides in my region...

56 here. When I do road races/rides in my region it’s always been full geezer dominance; well fed boomers firmly rooted on the saddle of impeccable S-Works bikes with the bars too high. Top ten is...
04-23-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,966
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Kaibab Customs made me a set of simple, low...

Kaibab Customs made me a set of simple, low volume packs for day riding; positioned so all three bottle cages still can be used. We spec'ed them with non-waterproof zippers for ease of one handed...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 2,369,948
Posted By jan nikolajsen

https://live.staticflickr.com/7620/16404477663_c45...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7620/16404477663_c4598a3154_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qZBeFM)
DSC01737 copy (https://flic.kr/p/qZBeFM) by jan nikolajsen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/118225627@N08/),...
04-17-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,366
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I also have a 34" inseam, and look stupid on...

I also have a 34" inseam, and look stupid on anything with wheels less than 29"/700c.

Like you I canít do 1x on an endurance bike.

The solution for me with the Cutty was to do what MAGAIVER...
04-13-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,354
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Could be cool.

Could be cool.
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