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Old 03-20-2017, 07:21 PM
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My Lyon has landed too!

20170320-20170320-DSCF8174.jpg by Adam Paiva, on Flickr

My first foray into the 650B world - a Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise 650B.
Custom built not for me, but from what I'm told, same specs as the one reviewed in BQ (and that issue came with the frame), with a little tweak towards "more fast light front load" and Cinelli Silver paint from Keith Andersen which I don't think will look this good for very long, but quite lovely for now. Moderately low trail at 44 which was exactly what I wanted as I don't intend to load too much, though debating whether or not that TA mini rack can handle a Swift Ozette.

Ride report : It's good. It's really good.

Neu Vintage Build List:
Dura Ace 9000 sti's
Dura Ace 9000 front mech / Shimano Ultegra 6800 rear mech
Dura Ace 9000 crankset 50/34
Ultegra 6800 11 spd 11-32 cassette
Mafac Raid brakes
TA Specialites mini rack
Stronglight Delta headset
Circus Monkey hubs to Velocity Synergy wheels
Panaracer Gravelking 650bx42mm
Nitto Pearl stem
Nitto for Simworks bars
Nitto Dynamic post
Brooks Cambium saddle and bar tape (with a layer of inner tube underneath)
Ciussi Inox cages

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:22 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:27 PM
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Really nice.

Understated and beautiful.

I really like the post mount Mafac "RAID" brakes.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:17 PM
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Really nice.

Understated and beautiful.

I really like the post mount Mafac "RAID" brakes.

Enjoy!
Agreed.

That's a real beauty you have there.

I'll be interested to see how you like the Gravel Kings.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:27 PM
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That's the business...congrats!
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:49 PM
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Love it! Great build.

Fenders maybe?
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:56 PM
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my my my

there are some fantastic bikes landing lately. excellent!
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:21 PM
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This turned out wonderful. try the bag, i bet it works
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:06 PM
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This is so good! enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:12 PM
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cool bike.

I really like my 650x42 bike, super comfy and plenty fast, ride anyplace you want, run over all the storm drains and pot holes with reckless abandon. What kind of fenders are you gunna put on that thing?

one thing though-

I really don't like black spokes on silver hubs.

however,

it is your bicycle so who cares about my hatred of black spokes?

probably not you



have fun on the big squishy tires!
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:36 PM
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Thanks for the kind words all.

Fenders...we'll see. It's an obvious temptation because the frame has evenly spaced mounts for a perfect fender line, but this bike is going to live at my cabin and so will deal with a fair amount of rough and rocky and stick-ridden trails. I'd rather just not have fenders for the bike I ride that stuff on. Plus I probably just won't be riding this bike in rain and this'll keep it a bit lighter. And my commuter is fendered.

But maybe if I can get myself invited to French Fender Day that would be a good enough reason to put some on. Probably just a smooth silver fender. I like monochromatic.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:39 PM
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Also, spokes are black but the hubs are black not silver. These wheels I happened upon for very cheap. I don't mind the way they look on the bike though. In a few months I think I'll upgrade to a new wheelset to go tubeless, and still debating whether I want a dynamo on this bike or not. Rims will probably be Hed Belgium.
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Also, spokes are black but the hubs are black not silver. These wheels I happened upon for very cheap. I don't mind the way they look on the bike though. In a few months I think I'll upgrade to a new wheelset to go tubeless, and still debating whether I want a dynamo on this bike or not. Rims will probably be Hed Belgium.
crap, meant to say rims, also don't like black spokes on silver hubs. no shortage of opinions here

u should come down to FFD
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:40 AM
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Have fun with it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:12 AM
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Fantastic! The mix of modern and classic parts really works, and that frame is just gorgeous. Can't go wrong with brazed-on centerpulls!
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