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02-26-19, 12:46 PM
05-05-18, 12:40 PM
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Posted By jtbadge

Here's my new hybrid. ...

Here's my new hybrid.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/bridgestone-rb-1-37061_6.jpg

Yes, I know the front wheel is on backwards.
05-05-18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 101,462
Posted By jtbadge

They’re at least 32mm on these rims. No other...

They’re at least 32mm on these rims. No other road bike designed for short-reach calipers that I’ve tried to squeeze them on has even come close to fitting them!
05-04-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 101,462
Posted By jtbadge

Picked up this RB-1 here on the classifieds a few...

Picked up this RB-1 here on the classifieds a few weeks ago, then I turned that neo-classic steel racing bike into a townie. Or -gasp- a hybrid!
...
05-03-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,039
Posted By jtbadge

What bars did you have before? The shape looks...

What bars did you have before? The shape looks great - I'm all about traditional bends, they're the only way my short fingers can reach the shifters/brake levers in the drops.

I think part of the...
04-29-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,972
Posted By jtbadge

Those thinking steel is the only material worth...

Those thinking steel is the only material worth riding need to try more modern aluminum. I has a CAAD10 and loved it, but the fit wasn't right, so I passed it on. Now my main road bike is a Rock...
04-24-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7,349
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Posted By jtbadge

+1. Especially with chromed dropouts. I won't...

+1. Especially with chromed dropouts. I won't bother with anything other than Shimano skewers on my Merckx.
04-20-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24,424
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Posted By jtbadge

I've definitely pored over those old Bridgestone...

I've definitely pored over those old Bridgestone catalogs, great stuff in there.

I don't really need any parts, except maybe a front derailleur or some wheels, presuming they can fit a ten speed...
04-19-18, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24,424
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Posted By jtbadge

Today I picked up this RB-1 frameset and started...

Today I picked up this RB-1 frameset and started building.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/bridgestone-rb-1-37061_5.jpg
03-14-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,582
Posted By jtbadge

A flat saddle would go a long way to making it...

A flat saddle would go a long way to making it comfortable to ride.
03-01-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,582
Posted By jtbadge

SS flat bar commuter is next on my build list....

SS flat bar commuter is next on my build list. Might have to get my old Space Horse frame back.
02-16-18, 01:15 PM
Replies: 151
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Posted By jtbadge

KMC X11EL They did a run of everything...

KMC X11EL



They did a run of everything in purple in 2016. I've been sitting on them since then.
02-07-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,039
Posted By jtbadge

Lower range than 34x32? I guess I could get a...

Lower range than 34x32? I guess I could get a RoadLink and an 11-36.

Also I am jonesing for a flat bar cross bike right now.
02-05-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,039
Posted By jtbadge

I've run the salmon pads before and they have...

I've run the salmon pads before and they have been great. Mostly would change for aesthetics.
02-05-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,039
Posted By jtbadge

Adding another to the pile. I'll probably sell...

Adding another to the pile. I'll probably sell the Merckx to make room.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4606/40033220032_4d7e7fb9d8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23ZAHzA)
DSC_1459...
01-30-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,039
Posted By jtbadge

Want one?

Want one?
01-30-18, 07:40 PM
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Posted By jtbadge

Rock Lobster AL road -Dura-Ace 9000/Ultegra...

Rock Lobster AL road
-Dura-Ace 9000/Ultegra 6800 group
-White Industries T11 > H Plus Son Archetype > Panaracer Gravel King
-dabbled in silver cockpit, but abandoned as I am too lazy to get the...
01-29-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,379
Posted By jtbadge

Veloflex Masters for $32 a pop. ...

Veloflex Masters for $32 a pop.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/veloflex-master-clincher-road-tire
01-28-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,267
Posted By jtbadge

kansas has a lot of problems, no doubt about it....

kansas has a lot of problems, no doubt about it. The cycling is great, though. Once you get out of "the city," endless gravel roads. Hillier than you'd think.
01-24-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24,424
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Posted By jtbadge

BSA. Minimal frills. Besides the entire...

BSA.

Minimal frills. Besides the entire concept of getting a custom fillet brazed canti cross bike in 2018.
01-22-18, 04:39 PM
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Posted By jtbadge

TIL my fillet brazed cross frame is headed to...

TIL my fillet brazed cross frame is headed to paint!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4609/25946368888_9e8301ee62_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FwMVvJ)
DSC_1430 (https://flic.kr/p/FwMVvJ) by Thrive...
01-09-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By jtbadge

Nature Boys can even fit a 43c Bruce Gordon if...

Nature Boys can even fit a 43c Bruce Gordon if you're not running fenders. I usually ran WTB Nanos on mine.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/all-city-nature-boy-zona-ltd-24522_26.jpg
01-05-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7,349
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Posted By jtbadge

Didn't like my Record 10 group, put a 5800 group...

Didn't like my Record 10 group, put a 5800 group on the MX Leader.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/eddy-merckx-mx-leader-29250_28.jpg

I'll probably put the greenwall Vittoria Open Paves back on,...
01-05-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,582
Posted By jtbadge

My only singlespeed ATM. Looking for some tires...

My only singlespeed ATM. Looking for some tires with meatier tread - the Fat B Nimbles don't have enough grip for how wide they are.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/all-city-log-lady-31604_4.jpg
...
01-04-18, 05:52 PM
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Posted By jtbadge

I agree that the Marin you posted isn't really an...

I agree that the Marin you posted isn't really an improvement over what you have.



Tried out Record 10, didn't care for the ergonomics - I've gotta have Shimano, or even SRAM.
...
01-03-18, 01:54 PM
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Posted By jtbadge

Geared cross bike + SS cross bike is a great way...

Geared cross bike + SS cross bike is a great way to live life. That said, I'd just look for a CAAD10.
01-02-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24,424
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Posted By jtbadge

Here's help: you should get one. What are...

Here's help: you should get one.

What are you looking at?

Want a legendary steel frame with a modern groupset?

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/eddy-merckx-mx-leader-29250_28.jpg
12-04-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 179,030
Posted By jtbadge

I want that pink Concor if you move to something...

I want that pink Concor if you move to something else.
11-30-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,577
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Posted By jtbadge

I'd be curious to know the trick to tubeless...

I'd be curious to know the trick to tubeless setup with those rims. I have a few sets and always thought about trying, but have read many varying results.
11-17-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 738
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Posted By jtbadge

Nice, dude. Best Crux paint combo since the...

Nice, dude. Best Crux paint combo since the Starburst scheme.
10-30-17, 09:45 AM
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Views: 154,696
Posted By jtbadge

My MX Leader now wears a 10 speed Record compact...

My MX Leader now wears a 10 speed Record compact group.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/eddy-merckx-mx-leader-29250_25.jpg
10-18-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,316
Posted By jtbadge

Do it! 6800 is great. I had it on my Merckx...

Do it!

6800 is great. I had it on my Merckx for a year before I moved it to a different bike.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/merckx-mx-leader-29250_15.jpg

Also looks great on bikes with...
10-09-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 179,030
Posted By jtbadge

Almost any other saddle than a metal-railed...

Almost any other saddle than a metal-railed Brooks would save you half a pound. Not sure swapping pedals is the place to save weight on a cross bike, though.

A C13, Antares, or something would...
10-09-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24,424
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Posted By jtbadge

That's not a thing that exists. 7800 was standard...

That's not a thing that exists. 7800 was standard only.
10-06-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,370
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Posted By jtbadge

That new Whisky looks great. Looks great on the...

That new Whisky looks great. Looks great on the Macho Man on your Insta also... might have to get one.

My Zona was light AF with the ENVE fork.
09-25-17, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 1,938,883
Posted By jtbadge

This frame used to have STIs (9000/6800), now it...

This frame used to have STIs (9000/6800), now it has Ergos. Record Titanium 10 speed - compact/UltraTorque/quickshift era.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/eddy-merckx-mx-leader-29250_25.jpg
09-25-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 62,445
Posted By jtbadge

Hah, didn't even notice - wrapped the bars and...

Hah, didn't even notice - wrapped the bars and went for a ride right away. I might screw with the shifter position on the bars and have to rewrap anyway, so, meh?
09-22-17, 03:26 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 62,445
Posted By jtbadge

New cockpit, tho. ...

New cockpit, tho.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/rock-lobster-team-al-road-33845_7.jpg
09-11-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,379
Posted By jtbadge

Toyed with selling my MX Leader, but decided to...

Toyed with selling my MX Leader, but decided to keep it and build it up with a couple of changes.

-Had a local framebuilder spread the seatpost clamp lug and ream the seat tube for a 27.2 seatpost...
09-05-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 62,445
Posted By jtbadge

I dig the color combo. Really want to try out...

I dig the color combo. Really want to try out those new WTBs.
08-19-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 62,445
Posted By jtbadge

Good to know. I'm having a bike built around that...

Good to know. I'm having a bike built around that fork and want to fit plenty of meat.
08-09-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24,424
Views: 1,910,660
Posted By jtbadge

I like the teflon tape. Makes things really snug.

I like the teflon tape. Makes things really snug.
07-11-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 62,445
Posted By jtbadge

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/rock-lobster-team-al-r...

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/rock-lobster-team-al-road-33845_5.jpg

Rock Lobster all built up. Spex on PedalRoom.
06-29-17, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,379
Posted By jtbadge

If I decide I need a zero offset post, I have a...

If I decide I need a zero offset post, I have a Masterpiece I can use, and they don't make a bar with a shape I prefer.

I got the post from Box Dog Bikes in SF, no tax or shipping is nice, but...
06-28-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,379
Posted By jtbadge

For the Rock Lobster. Just need a BB and cable...

For the Rock Lobster. Just need a BB and cable kit now, and the group and wheels will come over from the MX Leader.

Sim-Works Beatnik post:...
06-22-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 62,445
Posted By jtbadge

Getting this thing dialed in. 50 miles so far...

Getting this thing dialed in. 50 miles so far this week, aiming for its first century on Sunday.

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/cannondale-caad10-32766_6.jpg

Playing the waiting game for this...
06-22-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,379
Posted By jtbadge

This one is preowned, but having him build me a...

This one is preowned, but having him build me a custom road frame is the long and short of my future purchase list.

I've emailed Paul a couple of times over the years and he has been super quick...
06-21-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4,577
Views: 452,379
Posted By jtbadge

I'm buying an alloy Rock Lobster road frame. Buh...

I'm buying an alloy Rock Lobster road frame. Buh bye, CAAD and Merckx.

I need a black CK BB.



Oh yes.
06-13-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24,424
Views: 1,910,660
Posted By jtbadge

https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder134/500x...

https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder134/500x/65595134/why-not-zoidberg-why-not-both.jpg

Also: brakes vs. none, gumwalls vs. black sidewalls
06-13-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24,424
Views: 1,910,660
Posted By jtbadge

Last night I had my first flat on my original set...

Last night I had my first flat on my original set of WTB Nano 40c Race tires. ~2500 miles across 4 different bikes, and a tiny little shred of wire stabbed right through into the tube. Definitely...
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