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Old 03-14-2017, 12:56 PM
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I got it made by a local builder , he turned it around pretty quick (especially because I offered to just get it powdered myself) but I wasn't in a hurry, I have been thinking about and collecting parts for this build for a year or so.

too many projects around to stay on top of these things, plus I have plenty of nice bikes so no rush is needed.
ah I misread and thought RS built it for you
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:32 PM
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Avid tri aligns?

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Old 03-14-2017, 05:38 PM
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Yes. So much yes.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:42 PM
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need to find some nice post mount pads, i wonder if anyone is making a shimano style cartridge type?
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:43 PM
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Tektro makes them. Or I thought they did...

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Jagwire-...k/172184629381

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Old 03-16-2017, 10:55 AM
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Got the pivots loctited on for the tri aligns. Put the fronts on last night. They feel good. I ordered some kool stop smooth post cartridge pads for these .

I think originally the brake pivots for the avids came with red loctite but I didn't want to risk damaging them or the surrounding paint if I decided to remove them so I used blue loctite instead, they seem pretty stuck on the posts, hopefully it works ok.


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Old 03-16-2017, 12:15 PM
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Almost done. Keep the pictures coming
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:56 PM
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Looking good. That fork has gobs of clearance, do the chainstays? I'd be tempted to take it the max with the 700x44 Compass (actually ~39mm on i17-19 rims from what I gather) or 700x42 Soma Supple Vitesse tires. Black frame with hard ano rims and skinwall tires is a winning combo, my friend.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:21 PM
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the limit is the stays, 33max. the rear has high bridges for mud i guess. fork looks long because it originally came with a kenesis aluminum fork that had a thick crown and therefore a long axle to crown. I decided to get he fork made to the same specs as the original so I ended up with a lot of room. I also really wanted to try these huge blades.

Part of the reason I wanted to build this up is to gain some knowledge about getting a custom bike like this, well, a mix of this and my tournesol. A sort of big tire single ring lightweight road bike made of big steel tubes with a little bit of storage.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:40 PM
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Yes, cool brakes--I like how they fit on this.
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Old 03-17-2017, 01:15 PM
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Got the brakes, think I like the red housing, I think black brakes would be better though. Waiting for new brake pads. Still "need" a nicer seatpost clamp. Not sure about bar tape, thinking about cinelli parallax. Also not sure about the yellow saddle. I put an inline adjuster into the housing for the rear brake.




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Old 03-17-2017, 02:02 PM
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Silver cranks, hubs, brakes, levers, and silver on the derailleur. Looks right to me.

I would be tempted to go with a silver post. I know it's typical to match the stem but with the silver bars, i think it would work. Sort of like a paint to match stem that doesn't match the post.

I'm not sold on the saddle. I don't dislike it, but black may work better, especially with that tape.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:26 PM
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First miles today, it's actually a really nice riding bicycle, I think I'm going to adjust the lever location and tape the bars tonight.



rode it to work today, got a flat like it otherwise, cant wait to take it on some long rides this summer.



New brake pads, these brakes are working great !
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