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Old 07-20-18, 09:57 PM
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Breezer Doppler Pro 58

Not a lot of these on the internet yet. Thought y'all might like to see what it looks like in the flesh. New bike day is the best day of the week.

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Old 07-20-18, 10:40 PM
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Biu or build?

Specs?

Nice looking bike

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Not a lot of these on the internet yet. Thought y'all might like to see what it looks like in the flesh. New bike day is the best day of the week.
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Old 07-20-18, 10:42 PM
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Congrats, looks like a good deal, I esp like inclusion of hydraulic brakes. I wonder if it would be possible to use a 30 or even 28 tooth small chainring & a 36-tooth cassette?
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Old 07-21-18, 05:08 AM
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Specs?

Nice looking bike


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It's a mix of Tiagra and other things. TRP HY-RD brakes. It's a stock build, afaik, the frame is not available bare.

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Congrats, looks like a good deal, I esp like inclusion of hydraulic brakes. I wonder if it would be possible to use a 30 or even 28 tooth small chainring & a 36-tooth cassette?
The brakes are hydraulic, but cable actuated. Very easy to set up. Couldn't speculate about gearing. I can't imagine needing anything lower than 32f/34r, but it's flat here and my loads will be relatively light for the time being.
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Old 07-22-18, 09:01 PM
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Lot's of folks seem to like the HY-RD, makes sense to me since cable resistance is minimal compared to effort required for all-mech discs.
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Old 07-23-18, 08:03 PM
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Lot's of folks seem to like the HY-RD, makes sense to me since cable resistance is minimal compared to effort required for all-mech discs.
They have a light feel and one could theoretically add interrupter levers on the bar tops.

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Old 08-03-18, 07:29 PM
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Brooks B17 Champion Standard, Velo Orange cages, rando rack and bag. The loop clamps (p-clamps) are a kludge, but the rack legs just aren't long enough to reach the fork bosses. I like it very much.
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Old 08-03-18, 08:41 PM
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Very good looking bike. I have always liked the lines of Breezers.
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Old 08-04-18, 05:33 PM
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Very good looking bike. I have always liked the lines of Breezers.
I think the white panels really look great! The tan skinwalls and fenders give it a vintage vibe, but it's very much a modern bicycle. I love riding it.
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Thru axel and 650 wheelset

It's more a adventure bike than a Touring bike right? I say this because it has a double not a triple and the smallest chainring is 32 t.

Where have you ridden it and have you noticed any difference due to the thru-axle and 650mm tires

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I think the white panels really look great! The tan skinwalls and fenders give it a vintage vibe, but it's very much a modern bicycle. I love riding it.
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Old 08-07-18, 04:16 PM
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I called it a touring bike because of the longer chain stays. I really don't know all the distinguishing features of touring, adventure, cross, etc. Any riding I do will be pretty lightly loaded. Except to test it out, I've not found any need for the small chainring in Gulf Coast FL. My longest rides are day trips and with generous allowances for stopping.

I've ridden on the roads and MUPs around where I live. The 650b tires are comfortable. I run them around 35-40 psi. I don't notice any difference from the axles in terms of performance, they just mount differently from the QRs I'm accustomed to. The bike feels lively for a heavy steel bicycle.

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Thanks!

Yeah, the benefits of thru axels seems to be longevity not any immediate performance perception.

47mm tires! Wow.


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I called it a touring bike because of the longer chain stays. I really don't know all the distinguishing features of touring, adventure, cross, etc. Any riding I do will be pretty lightly loaded. Except to test it out, I've not found any need for the small chainring in Gulf Coast FL. My longest rides are day trips and with generous allowances for stopping.

I've ridden on the roads and MUPs around where I live. The 650b tires are comfortable. I run them around 35-40 psi. I don't notice any difference from the axles in terms of performance, they just mount differently from the QRs I'm accustomed to. The bike feels lively for a heavy steel bicycle.
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Yeah, the benefits of thru axels seems to be longevity not any immediate performance perception.

47mm tires! Wow.
Over time I moved to wider tires as touring bikes allowed. I'm trying out 54-584/650b Schwalbe Smart Sam tires that roll surprisingly well & give a nice comfy ride. Wide tires are a touch slower but give 2-3X smoother ride & are safer & can be faster on bumpy sections. Good bargain IMHO. On long rides, normally tolerable road shock can become quite stressful.
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Pass the peas I'm glad I came across your thread. I wanted a rando bag for my doppler and was having trouble deciding on what rack to go with. Your pics showed me the Velo orange rack and bag was the exact size I was looking for so I felt good pulling the trigger. Thanks! Since you own the only doppler post on BF I'll share here and maybe some other owners will find us.
My bike story... A while back I was thinking of going to Tiagra 4700 on my Marin and while reading up on the groupo I stumbled upon the doppler pro. I thought it was spec'd really nice for the price and remember thinking I wish I just bought that instead of the Marin. Fast forward a year, I wasn't bike shopping but my local PB shop was going out of business and giving bikes away. They had the doppler in my size (56) for $710 and at that price I couldn't leave it there. For a better fit I threw on a dimension 90 mm 17 deg stem. To get some lower gearing I Changed out the crankset for an FSA energy modular with 46/30 rings and swapped in a sram 11-36 rear casette, 30/36 makes a really nice low gear and the Tiagra RD works flawlessly, no problems with the 2 extra teeth. I ditched the "recycled material" bar tape for some lizard skins and put on a Brooks C17 all weather saddle. MKS touring pedals and clips, a Cateye computer and the VO rack, cage and bag round out the package. This is my new all year all weather commuter. The only thing I want to work on is how my front rack is mounted. Instead of the P-Clamps my shop used some sort of extensions and spacers to reach the water bottle eyelets on the fork. It looks good enough and seems functional but I noticed after I took this pic the rack isn't level and leans back toward the bars. I'm gonna work on that.


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OEM Factory builds can get the all black Hy Rd after market the cap and lever is shiny.. ( put some of the latter on to replace BB7..)
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Originally Posted by DropBarFan View Post
Congrats, looks like a good deal, I esp like inclusion of hydraulic brakes. I wonder if it would be possible to use a 30 or even 28 tooth small chainring & a 36-tooth cassette?
It is. Shifts just as good as the OEM equipment. Nice combo for this bike.
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Old 01-13-19, 11:02 AM
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Nice setup, megaclyde!
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Originally Posted by megaclyde View Post
I don't like being a Debby Downer on someone's new bike but that rack strut extension looks really weak. I'd attach it directly to the fork with P-clamps, or get the rando rack that attaches to the bosses by the drop outs.
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I don't like being a Debby Downer on someone's new bike but that rack strut extension looks really weak. I'd attach it directly to the fork with P-clamps, or get the rando rack that attaches to the bosses by the drop outs.
Yeah I'm not a fan of them. I'm going to ditch them for the P clamps that came with the rack.
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I just ordered a Breezer Doppler Team from Nashbar yesterday. FYI it looks like Nashbar is closing down as the web site only had a few bikes on it and nothing else. Not even water bottle cages or pedals.

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Very nice! I was looking at the Doppler last week. I do not remember what web site. Definitely a machine I would consider if I was actually in the market for a new bike.
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