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12-02-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,659
Posted By tangerineowl

Came across this frameset for sale today:-...

Came across this frameset for sale today:- https://groups.google.com/g/650b/c/xmkkpO7dQrA

Raleigh Gran Tour steel 531c with 531fork, at seat tube 64cm ctt, with toptube 57cm ctc.
73/73 built...
11-11-22, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By tangerineowl

Downtube being longer than top:- If you have...

Downtube being longer than top:-

If you have a close to full size framebag, where there's straps wrapping around the downtube, you can use those strap points as anchoring spots from where to wrap...
11-03-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By tangerineowl

Re your descending comment, you could perhaps...

Re your descending comment, you could perhaps consider switching in a larger-clearance fork on one of these lightweight frames.
One of the better carbon models would only add a little weight....
10-29-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
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...
10-21-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By tangerineowl

Save Up to 60% Off Disc Brake CycloCross Cross CX...

Save Up to 60% Off Disc Brake CycloCross Cross CX Bikes - Gravity Zilla GRX Carbon Shimano GRX600 Powerful HYDRAULIC Disc Brake CycloCross Cross CX Bikes...
09-23-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,659
Posted By tangerineowl

61 x 57.5 complete. ...

61 x 57.5 complete.
https://charleston.craigslist.org/bik/d/mount-pleasant-serotta-ottrott-titanium/7527874285.html
09-23-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By tangerineowl

CST Control Beach 2.4. Weight isn't bad. ...

CST Control Beach 2.4. Weight isn't bad.
Beachracing tyre, but not sure if can be setup tubeless.
09-13-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By tangerineowl

Cube Travel is on this page:-...

Cube Travel is on this page:- https://www.cyclingabout.com/best-touring-bikes-you-can-buy-2022/

CyclingAbout is kind of euro-focused for bike models, so I'd consider having a good look around...
09-13-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By tangerineowl

There's a few secondhand alu frame beachracers on...

There's a few secondhand alu frame beachracers on the NL and Belgium classifieds.
A number under a grand for a complete bike.

Could purchase a cheap complete, just for the frameset if you like.
09-10-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,659
Posted By tangerineowl

All I can say is that wingspan of yours puts you...

All I can say is that wingspan of yours puts you in a much easier position to find a suitable frame, than if it was similar to your height.

Ignoring things like dropout width on your old frameset...
09-10-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
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, 03:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,659
Posted By tangerineowl

A while back on ebay there was a higher-end old...

A while back on ebay there was a higher-end old steel Serotta that had a custom-geo frame which would have fit you well.
Back in the day many/most? of these were custom geo and tubing to suit rider...
09-05-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By tangerineowl

Am similar proportions: 177.5mm / 34inch / 178mm...

Am similar proportions: 177.5mm / 34inch / 178mm wing.
After paying for a few so called bike-fits, now 2 years later I know what frame numbers to look for.

In a production frame, they are few and...
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....
09-02-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By tangerineowl

What are the wheel axle specs?

What are the wheel axle specs?
08-06-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By tangerineowl

The old GT Arette could be worth a look. Takes...

The old GT Arette could be worth a look. Takes about a 700x43 or so. Frame triangle proportions don't look too bad for a dropbar.
You can see some dropbar build pics on R e d d i t.

First couple...
07-13-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,141
Posted By tangerineowl

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=27...

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=270553

https://r2-bike.com/DUKE-Rim-29-Lucky-Star-Ultra-Aluminium-32-Holes

Recently had the 28hole rim built up. Wanted a fairly light and...
06-26-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By tangerineowl

A couple years back I had a 1200gm wheelset built...

A couple years back I had a 1200gm wheelset built up using some 25mm-deep CarbonFan rims. 28hole.
Same builder also put together some similar weight and spoke count 29er wheels.

Personally the...
06-13-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By tangerineowl

Satori X-Race Aero Carbon is kind of similar, but...

Satori X-Race Aero Carbon is kind of similar, but with a shorter reach and a little less flare.

Slightly swept-back oval tops which I like.

Price is pretty good for carbon and the once...
06-04-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
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
05-25-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,416
Posted By tangerineowl

The old 60cm Norco Cabot is 380mm reach. 634mm...

The old 60cm Norco Cabot is 380mm reach. 634mm stack. Standover 836mm.

Canti frame that also has disc mounts. Max tyre looks to be around 35mm?

Has a 450mm chainstay, so you might not find the...
05-14-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm going to throw out a left-of-center option...

I'm going to throw out a left-of-center option for the moment and consider you look at the [UK] Hupp Evo cx frameset from KidsRacingUK, and their gravel build option.
$1300 usd including shipping,...
05-13-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm sad Conti dropped the ball here, not going...

I'm sad Conti dropped the ball here, not going the 'Racesport' treatment on that 50mm variation of the 2.2inch Speedking :( :)
05-13-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm thinking of a couple carbon fork...

I'm thinking of a couple carbon fork alternatives, but I'll hold off until you get that a-t-c.

Noting your comment on her relatively short legs; same with frame options.
What is her cycling...
05-03-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By tangerineowl

DarKris, If you have calipers, would you be...

DarKris,

If you have calipers, would you be able to measure the tyre width on your 25mmInner rim?

I've been considering these for a while, but don't want to have too tight a fit in my frame...
04-29-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By tangerineowl

https://bikepacking.com/index/650b-gravel-bikes/ ...

https://bikepacking.com/index/650b-gravel-bikes/

Going to a 27.5x2.1+ tyre will get the cranks off the rocks in most cases.

In the smallest sizes, some of the above 27.5 bikes/framesets are...
04-28-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By tangerineowl

Take the causeway bridge 2k over.

Take the causeway bridge 2k over.
04-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
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.
04-24-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,454
Posted By tangerineowl

You would require a frame with short reach,...

You would require a frame with short reach, enough stack height to suit your position at the bars, and a very long setback seapost installed.
...
04-21-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By tangerineowl

If you liked the upright geometry on the L sized...

If you liked the upright geometry on the L sized Sirrus, the Roadlite will not be a good fit for you as it is a very aggressive bike.

You have to go down to the XS size Roadlite to match the...
03-17-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By tangerineowl

How fat? There may be some dropbar 36ers...

How fat?

There may be some dropbar 36ers out there, but the two or three tyre options weigh a kg+, so I guess that's out of the question.
03-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By tangerineowl

Low for an Ent, or a circus monkey? What...

Low for an Ent, or a circus monkey?

What max standover are you chasing?
03-10-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,457
Posted By tangerineowl

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=27...

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=279796

Am 5'9.5 with 34. Wingspan same as height.
Have found a low 360mm frame reach, with around 380mm+ frame stack works best for me.
Those kind...
02-24-22, 02:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,186
Posted By tangerineowl

Last two years been back and forth. Main...

Last two years been back and forth.
Main observation is a similar-width 700c rolls a bit faster, and has a better 'attack' angle across rough stuff to take down the hits a little.
This is...
02-12-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,876
Posted By tangerineowl

Juin Tech GT-F 4piston.

Juin Tech GT-F 4piston.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
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: 1,745
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By tangerineowl

Looked at the price of it in the past. Keep...

Looked at the price of it in the past.
Keep thinking I'd rather spend that money on more tyres or other bike things :)

Done similar routes plenty of times, but it can be good fun riding with...
01-21-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By tangerineowl

My preference with these type of front end fits...

My preference with these type of front end fits is to split the reach difference between the stem and a suitable bar.

Dixna Cross Bandy 2 handlebar is 60mm reach, 100mm drop, with a decent-length...
01-01-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,517
Posted By tangerineowl

Giant will possibly give you best spec for price....

Giant will possibly give you best spec for price.

Argon18 Dark Matter could be worth a look if you require a shorter reach frame with a decent stack height.

Have a look up other Canadian...
12-16-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,104
Posted By tangerineowl

Sounds like your fitter hasn't heard of a riser...

Sounds like your fitter hasn't heard of a riser drop bar.
Here's the most extreme carbon example out there:-...
12-09-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,809
Posted By tangerineowl

Recently picked up a Kenda Sabre Pro TR 27.5x2.4...

Recently picked up a Kenda Sabre Pro TR 27.5x2.4 for the front. 513gm and 57mm.
Added to my supple tyre collection.

May grab a 29x2.0 sometime.
11-29-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/frames#/pageSize=...

https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/frames#/pageSize=10000&orderBy=0&pageNumber=1

BLB Hitchhiker. 700x42mm.

Bit of weight in the frameset. Cromor.


Went there looking for the yellow NOS 54cm?...
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: 826
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: 4,533
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...
10-14-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By tangerineowl

Some of the recent Koga marketing is pushing...

Some of the recent Koga marketing is pushing their Beachracer as a gravel ride also.

If you're into long reach, Wikkit do some alu beachracing framesets.
Similar with them also; some recent...
10-13-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By tangerineowl

Aside from DT, there's Rockshox, KCNC, Fox. ...

Aside from DT, there's Rockshox, KCNC, Fox.

Easy to find outside US.
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