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Old July 26th 17, 04:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Doug Landau
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Can we start speccing out equipment for Jay the way we do for Jorge?

I'll start with this thing. Jay tell us again what frame size you ride?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...230636448.html

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Old July 26th 17, 05:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default New bike for Jay

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:55:05 AM UTC-7, Doug Landau wrote:
Can we start speccing out equipment for Jay the way we do for Jorge?

I'll start with this thing. Jay tell us again what frame size you ride?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...30636448..html


Wow. That's a deal. I ride a 63cm in Cannondale. The OE Ksyrium wheels are a non-starter. I couldn't keep them true. But I'd buy that bike, and I was even in SF yesterday. Oh well.

I need two bikes, but both have been or are in the process of being replaced. I splurged and sort of replaced my commuter with a CF gravel bike for $1,600. at Western Bikeworks. An on-sale Norco Search. I couldn't help myself. It's a bike I've always liked. It's 105 level, which is more than fine -- and godbless Norco for using the whole component group and not some FSA or TruVativ crank or Tektro brakes. This is a fun bike and probably too nice for a commuter, so who knows, I might buy a beater frame and throw together a dead of winter commuter. Cannondale will probably give me something as a replacement for the broken CX frame. I just didn't want to wait to go through that process, and I wanted a gravel bike anyway. Hey, keep the economy strong. Bike sales are down. We have to do our part.

My uber-bike to replace the smashed SuperSix is going to be an Emonda because my son loves his, and I do work for Trek, so they'll give me a deal on a great bike. I like dealing with the fine folks in Wisconsin. I have always gone with the US companies because I'm a krypto-nationalist, even if the production is done elsewhere (or a lot of it). I like long warranties. If someone gave me a Pinarello, however, I would not throw it out -- although I'm not hot on Italiano BBs.

-- Jay Beattie.

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Old July 26th 17, 06:23 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joerg[_2_]
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Default New bike for Jay

On 2017-07-26 09:31, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:55:05 AM UTC-7, Doug Landau wrote:
Can we start speccing out equipment for Jay the way we do for
Jorge?

I'll start with this thing. Jay tell us again what frame size you
ride?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...230636448.html



Wow. That's a deal. I ride a 63cm in Cannondale. The OE Ksyrium
wheels are a non-starter. I couldn't keep them true. But I'd buy
that bike, and I was even in SF yesterday. Oh well.

I need two bikes, but both have been or are in the process of being
replaced. I splurged and sort of replaced my commuter with a CF
gravel bike for $1,600. at Western Bikeworks. An on-sale Norco
Search. I couldn't help myself. It's a bike I've always liked. It's
105 level, which is more than fine -- and godbless Norco for using
the whole component group and not some FSA or TruVativ crank or
Tektro brakes. This is a fun bike and probably too nice for a
commuter, so who knows, I might buy a beater frame and throw together
a dead of winter commuter. Cannondale will probably give me something
as a replacement for the broken CX frame. I just didn't want to wait
to go through that process, and I wanted a gravel bike anyway. Hey,
keep the economy strong. Bike sales are down. We have to do our
part.


http://www.norco.com/bikes/road/adve...h-a-105-hydro/

Nice bike though 160/140mm rotors are IMO too wimpy. What always peeves
me and is one reason why I am sticking with my 35 year old steel frame
road bike is that manufacturers of "modern" bikes seem to assume nobody
has to carry anything. No rack attachment points. Schlepping a laptop,
water, food and other stuff in a backpack is a real pain especially when
it's over 100F out there and the ride is mostly in the sun. When I took
delivery of this full-custom road bike in the early 80's the very first
thing I did was to add lights and a nice big rack. I made sure the frame
I selected had provisions for that.

I even have a full rack (almost all home-made) on my FS-MTB. Stiffened
so the panniers won't sway into the spoked even during very rough rides.
Plus now a top trunk. Detachable in case a package has to be brought to
Fedex along the way. The available trunks can hold 1-1/2 gallons of
water, food, prototype parts for clients, a tool set and whatever else
is needed.

[...]

--
Regards, Joerg

http://www.analogconsultants.com/
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Old July 26th 17, 06:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Doug Landau
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Default New bike for Jay

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:23:58 AM UTC-7, Joerg wrote:
On 2017-07-26 09:31, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:55:05 AM UTC-7, Doug Landau wrote:
Can we start speccing out equipment for Jay the way we do for
Jorge?

I'll start with this thing. Jay tell us again what frame size you
ride?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...230636448.html


Wow. That's a deal. I ride a 63cm in Cannondale. The OE Ksyrium
wheels are a non-starter. I couldn't keep them true. But I'd buy
that bike, and I was even in SF yesterday. Oh well.

I need two bikes, but both have been or are in the process of being
replaced. I splurged and sort of replaced my commuter with a CF
gravel bike for $1,600. at Western Bikeworks. An on-sale Norco
Search. I couldn't help myself. It's a bike I've always liked. It's
105 level, which is more than fine -- and godbless Norco for using
the whole component group and not some FSA or TruVativ crank or
Tektro brakes. This is a fun bike and probably too nice for a
commuter, so who knows, I might buy a beater frame and throw together
a dead of winter commuter. Cannondale will probably give me something
as a replacement for the broken CX frame. I just didn't want to wait
to go through that process, and I wanted a gravel bike anyway. Hey,
keep the economy strong. Bike sales are down. We have to do our
part.


http://www.norco.com/bikes/road/adve...h-a-105-hydro/

Nice bike though 160/140mm rotors are IMO too wimpy. What always peeves
me snip


I was just gonna say you are a lot easier to please than Jorge.


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Old July 26th 17, 07:07 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
JBeattie
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Default New bike for Jay

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:23:58 AM UTC-7, Joerg wrote:
On 2017-07-26 09:31, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:55:05 AM UTC-7, Doug Landau wrote:
Can we start speccing out equipment for Jay the way we do for
Jorge?

I'll start with this thing. Jay tell us again what frame size you
ride?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik...230636448.html



Wow. That's a deal. I ride a 63cm in Cannondale. The OE Ksyrium
wheels are a non-starter. I couldn't keep them true. But I'd buy
that bike, and I was even in SF yesterday. Oh well.

I need two bikes, but both have been or are in the process of being
replaced. I splurged and sort of replaced my commuter with a CF
gravel bike for $1,600. at Western Bikeworks. An on-sale Norco
Search. I couldn't help myself. It's a bike I've always liked. It's
105 level, which is more than fine -- and godbless Norco for using
the whole component group and not some FSA or TruVativ crank or
Tektro brakes. This is a fun bike and probably too nice for a
commuter, so who knows, I might buy a beater frame and throw together
a dead of winter commuter. Cannondale will probably give me something
as a replacement for the broken CX frame. I just didn't want to wait
to go through that process, and I wanted a gravel bike anyway. Hey,
keep the economy strong. Bike sales are down. We have to do our
part.


http://www.norco.com/bikes/road/adve...h-a-105-hydro/

Nice bike though 160/140mm rotors are IMO too wimpy. What always peeves
me and is one reason why I am sticking with my 35 year old steel frame
road bike is that manufacturers of "modern" bikes seem to assume nobody
has to carry anything. No rack attachment points. Schlepping a laptop,
water, food and other stuff in a backpack is a real pain especially when
it's over 100F out there and the ride is mostly in the sun. When I took
delivery of this full-custom road bike in the early 80's the very first
thing I did was to add lights and a nice big rack. I made sure the frame
I selected had provisions for that.

I even have a full rack (almost all home-made) on my FS-MTB. Stiffened
so the panniers won't sway into the spoked even during very rough rides.
Plus now a top trunk. Detachable in case a package has to be brought to
Fedex along the way. The available trunks can hold 1-1/2 gallons of
water, food, prototype parts for clients, a tool set and whatever else
is needed.


They make bikes for that. You just don't own one. I can go down the street an buy one. http://www.splendidcycles.com/ https://bikeportland.org/tag/cargo-bikes

By the way, I bought the CF (not allow) Norco Search: http://www.norco.com/bikes/road/adve.../search-c-105/

The Search alloy has rack mounts -- not the CF bike. The rotors are plenty big enough for a gravel bike. The 140mm rotors on my Cannondale CX bike were more than adequate.

I don't need a cargo bike. I want something fun to ride on gravel and through the hills on the way home. If I found myself in need of a rack, I'd buy a beater frane with rack mounts -- which I might do.

-- Jay Beattie.



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Old July 26th 17, 08:38 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:23:58 PM UTC-4, Joerg wrote:
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Nice bike though 160/140mm rotors are IMO too wimpy.

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EVERYTHING on ANY bicycle is too wimpy for you!

Cheers
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Old July 26th 17, 11:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Doug Landau
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Default New bike for Jay

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:38:46 PM UTC-7, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:23:58 PM UTC-4, Joerg wrote:
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Nice bike though 160/140mm rotors are IMO too wimpy.

Snipped

EVERYTHING on ANY bicycle is too wimpy for you!

Cheers


Yea, well, Jay might have been able to fix his c'dale with a hose clamp
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Old July 26th 17, 11:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Old July 26th 17, 11:47 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:44:45 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:43:00 PM UTC-4, wrote:
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https://www.google.com/search?q=alum...UQuw0IvQ MoAw


Is this some sort of joke?
 




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