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Old 03-12-15, 02:06 PM
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hot hot hot hot hot
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Old 03-12-15, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
I originally converted this raw bike to a SS but then decided to convert that to a townie. This is what it should have been all along. Hard to believe I could like it better than I did before.



I think these grips complement the rivets on the C17 nicely
Bravo! Muy elegante. Are those grips thick leather? They look as comfy as they are stylish.
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Old 03-12-15, 06:30 PM
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Thanks, Dudes! Maiden voyage was to the booze shop and the crate held up just fine
@SquidPuppet - They have a decent thickness to them, probably 2.5mm. They're sure to break in and get even better(I hope). Did 12 miles on 'em today with no gloves and it was a pleasure.
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Old 03-12-15, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
I like your bike, tastefully done, but I must say, your photography is outstanding.

I just press the buttons.
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Old 03-12-15, 06:33 PM
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So she is now technically my townie/grocery bike...
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Old 03-13-15, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by nohandlebars View Post
So she is now technically my townie/grocery bike...
That's a huge basket! Or a very small bike!
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Old 03-13-15, 11:53 AM
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it's the Wald "Giant" basket. Bike is a large redline monocog 29er
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Old 03-13-15, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by nohandlebars View Post
it's the Wald "Giant" basket. Bike is a large redline monocog 29er
I want one of those.


And franswa, you need some oven mitts!
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Old 03-13-15, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nohandlebars View Post
it's the Wald "Giant" basket. Bike is a large redline monocog 29er


Dayumn. Large and in charge.
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Old 03-13-15, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by T13 View Post
I want one of those.


And franswa, you need some oven mitts!


Cause my bike is so HAWT?
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Old 03-13-15, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Cause my bike is so HAWT?


Hahaha yep
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Old 03-19-15, 10:18 PM
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Old 03-20-15, 11:10 PM
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Full fenders and chain guard for all the Portland rain. PDW bamboo rack and Gamoh basket with bottle opener
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Old 03-21-15, 01:17 PM
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Front basket looks beefy.
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Old 03-27-15, 05:28 PM
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Old 03-27-15, 07:44 PM
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box!
I'm impressed! How did it handle?
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Old 03-27-15, 08:14 PM
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I'm impressed! How did it handle?

My tires were inflated irresponsibly low, it was pretty hairy. However when I have enough air in them this bike can carry almost anything without much issue.
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Old 04-01-15, 10:25 AM
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So here it is folks. I can no longer call my Salsa Casseroll a SSFG, because it's now a 7-speed IGH. This is my first IGH in nearly 40 years, and it really makes this bike a lot more useful as a loaded hauler. The IGH is a Shimano Nexus 7 that I chose primarily because its 130mm axle OLD matches the dropout spacing in the Cassy. I laced it up 3X to a 36h Sun CR18 rim with DT Swiss Champion 2.0/1.8/2.0 SS spokes and brass nipples. The resulting gear range with 42T x 19T and 700x32c tire is 37.7 to 92.2 gear inches. The shifter is a Microshift 7-speed with two buttons, similar to mtb shifters. I was able to use the down tube shifter mounts for a barrel adjuster cable housing stop and the cable guide under the bottom bracket, but had to install a separate stop on the rear of the right chainstay to align properly with the hub shifter mechanism. The IGH and shifter added about 3 lbs to the bike, and the overall weight including saddlebags is now 31.2 lbs.

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Old 04-01-15, 11:02 AM
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That is really nice looking.
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Old 04-01-15, 11:12 AM
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That is really nice looking.
Thanks. I'm really pleased with the final result.
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Old 04-01-15, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
The IGH and shifter added about 3 lbs to the bike
Noob question, but how does the weight of an IGH and shifter compare to a 5/6-speed freewheel (or cassette) and derailleurs? Is IGH heavier, about the same..?
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Old 04-01-15, 11:49 AM
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at least in the case of my 3 speed fixed igh, much heavier.

its more about the (mostly) contained mechanicals than the weight
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Old 04-01-15, 12:16 PM
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Noob question, but how does the weight of an IGH and shifter compare to a 5/6-speed freewheel (or cassette) and derailleurs? Is IGH heavier, about the same..?
Definitely much heavier, which is why you don't see them used on lightweight bikes. My guess is that the IGH was about 2 lbs heavier than a derailleur setup.
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Old 04-01-15, 07:06 PM
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Nice bike TT! Needs a tan leather Brooks to finish it off.
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Nice bike TT! Needs a tan leather Brooks to finish it off.
Actually, the stock embroidered Salsa saddle looks great and is very comfy.

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