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Old 04-07-18, 10:07 AM
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Old 04-07-18, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
You could just be taking the same photos at the same sign or Fort Lauderdale is littered with those signs but I feel like you posted those pictures before. Show us something new show us another part of Forty L. They aren't bad pics just feels so similar.

Bike is cool though!
Yeah - you're right, I may have gone a bit overboard hammering on the "I'm in Florida" routine

In my defense, all that s**t is just around the corner from my home so it is too gawddam easy to hop off the bike and snap a few pics there.

Next time something different, I promise...hehe
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Old 04-07-18, 09:31 PM
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belacqua, that's a cool bike! From the looks of it, you must be one tall drink of water.
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Old 04-07-18, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Come at me br...ahhh...nevermind

So here's my baby set-up for Springbreak cruising. Springbreak is finally done after Tortuga music festival this weekend, so sometime in the next few days I'm changing to...well...guess I'll post that next time





Do you like the straight bar more than a 7 degree bar around curves?
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Old 04-08-18, 07:46 AM
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belacqua, that's a cool bike! From the looks of it, you must be one tall drink of water.
Thanks, it's a great bike. It's a 61cm but the camera angle made the head tube look long.

I am not especially tall (6'0") but I have long legs. I started out riding 58cm frames and it took me a few years trawling CL for vintage steel before I learned I was much more comfortable on 61-63cm. Every so often I think about buying a modern frame online but never go through with it for fear the top tube will be too long.
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Old 04-09-18, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Yeah - you're right, I may have gone a bit overboard hammering on the "I'm in Florida" routine

In my defense, all that s**t is just around the corner from my home so it is too gawddam easy to hop off the bike and snap a few pics there.

Next time something different, I promise...hehe
Ahhh fair enough. But yeah we want to see something different. There has gotta be something else in Florida, right?
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Old 04-09-18, 09:54 AM
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Old 04-09-18, 10:08 AM
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Old 04-09-18, 10:49 AM
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Digging the Italian-ness of that build.
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Old 04-09-18, 03:18 PM
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+points for matching bottle cages. Nice conversion! My only recommendation would be to use half a wine cork between your rear fender and the chainstay bridge to improve your fender line.
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Old 04-10-18, 07:26 AM
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Old 04-10-18, 09:11 AM
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To build on the "I'm in Florida" theme, here is my go far setup.

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Old 04-10-18, 11:56 AM
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*snip*
A little teaser
*snip*
Is it really a teaser anymore if you show us the whole thing?
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Old 04-11-18, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by eric044 View Post
Do you like the straight bar more than a 7 degree bar around curves?
Sorry, I've never had a riser bar with any degree of pull-back on this bike so I have no way of making a comparison...
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Old 04-11-18, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmSam View Post
Sorry, I've never had a riser bar with any degree of pull-back on this bike so I have no way of making a comparison...
I have a riser bar on a mountain bike single speed, and I feel it could be a great touring bike. But, by 7 degree bar I was referring to a bent bar without a rise. I had one on a fixie and liked it. I like the concept of a straight bar too but I think the bent bar may sometimes help with sight lines, curves, and quick moves. I have a drop bar on a fixed gear setup and like that also.
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Old 04-12-18, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
To build on the "I'm in Florida" theme, here is my go far setup.


I love your bike. I LOVE your bike. God damn. The colours, shapes, graphics are just spot on.
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Old 04-12-18, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
To build on the "I'm in Florida" theme, here is my go far setup.
Looking good. What are you using to attach the bottle cages to the frame?
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Old 04-12-18, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by checoles View Post
I love your bike. I LOVE your bike. God damn. The colours, shapes, graphics are just spot on.
Thanks man! I am pretty happy with it as well. I wish I would've splurged more on a better wheelset, but there is always next time. I am still so giddy with how the fork came out.


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Looking good. What are you using to attach the bottle cages to the frame?
These -> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I saw the angled attachment piece and it looked like it would work well on the diamond shaped tubing, and turns out it works great! The are velcro, but they stay in place really well. I like that I can put them on in about 45 seconds if I need them but leave them of for daily commutes. The bottle cage screws in to the mount, so I just leave it all together when removing.
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Old 04-12-18, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
I saw the angled attachment piece and it looked like it would work well on the diamond shaped tubing, and turns out it works great! The are velcro, but they stay in place really well. I like that I can put them on in about 45 seconds if I need them but leave them of for daily commutes. The bottle cage screws in to the mount, so I just leave it all together when removing.
Ha, yeah they look almost as if they were designed for the shape of your tubing. My tubing is round so they may still twist a little, who knows. Using a saddle mounted cage which works OK but would prefer something on the frame.
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Old 04-12-18, 01:30 PM
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Ha, yeah they look almost as if they were designed for the shape of your tubing. My tubing is round so they may still twist a little, who knows. Using a saddle mounted cage which works OK but would prefer something on the frame.
I had a saddle mounted Tacx cage holder, but no matter what cage/bottle I used, it always popped out on bumps. It got really annoying having to turn around to pick up a water bottle. I think I left a few lying on the road too.

The rubber is pretty sticky on these and holds on to the frame pretty well. I wrapped the frame in electrical tape under the straps to give them a little more bite and to protect the frame a little and they dont budge at all. It is certainly worth the $11
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Old 04-12-18, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by UltraManDan View Post
I had a saddle mounted Tacx cage holder, but no matter what cage/bottle I used, it always popped out on bumps. It got really annoying having to turn around to pick up a water bottle. I think I left a few lying on the road too.

The rubber is pretty sticky on these and holds on to the frame pretty well. I wrapped the frame in electrical tape under the straps to give them a little more bite and to protect the frame a little and they dont budge at all. It is certainly worth the $11
Do you ever have trouble getting the bottle in/out of the seat tube cage? It seems a lot higher up than it would typically be on most frames.
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Old 04-12-18, 03:17 PM
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Old 04-12-18, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Do you ever have trouble getting the bottle in/out of the seat tube cage? It seems a lot higher up than it would typically be on most frames.
It is pretty high, but the bottle comes out ok. Probably due to the type of cage that is mounted there. A shorter bottle, or a sidemount cage would be better I'm sure. I would take it down lower, but then it would have to strap onto the seat tube wheel cutout, and I am not sure if it would slip. It works fine for what I need it to do. I only use the seat tube bottle if I am going over 50 miles. Otherwise it's none, or just the down tube mount.
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Old 04-12-18, 04:22 PM
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Oh yeah, I didn't notice the seat tube cutout. Makes more sense now. Personally, I don't even use my seat tube cage very much typically. After I empty one bottle, I usually switch the full one into the down tube cage and put the empty on the seat tube.
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Old 04-12-18, 04:45 PM
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I usually have them filled differently. Roctane in the 24oz down tube cage, and water in the 20oz seat tube cage. I can't fit anything bigger than 20oz in the seat tube mount, but it sure as hell beats holding bottles in the jersey pockets. lol
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