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YoKev 07-26-2018 10:48 AM

A++

killerrabbit 07-26-2018 11:10 AM

Absolutely amazing. Looks like your idea was executed to perfection. Enjoy!

bob heinatz 07-26-2018 06:17 PM

Great looking bike. Have fun with it.

iphands 07-27-2018 11:44 AM

Siiick

weaponsgrade 07-27-2018 12:31 PM

That anodizing is killer! What do you like about 650b vs 700 wheelsets? I suppose it comes down to terrain but do you find yourself preferring one over the other?

cabbagelookin 07-27-2018 01:15 PM

Firefly All-Road (FF739)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by weaponsgrade (Post 2401440)
That anodizing is killer! What do you like about 650b vs 700 wheelsets? I suppose it comes down to terrain but do you find yourself preferring one over the other?



I’ve never had carbon wheels before, so the difference in climbing and speed in general on the 700c is pretty huge. However, the 650b were amazing for a highly technical gravel race like Hilly Billy. I’ve done some civilized gravel centuries on the 700c on Schwalbe Pro-One 28mm (actually measure 30mm) and it wasn’t the *most* comfortable so I think I’m going to try some G-One 35mm tires on the 700c for D2R2 this year - see how it behaves on those descents. (Descending on the 650s is pretty fantastic...)


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vladoo 07-27-2018 03:07 PM

Switching between wheelset (650 vs 700) is without any problem? No adjustment on the bike? Thx.

cabbagelookin 07-27-2018 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by vladoo (Post 2401558)
Switching between wheelset (650 vs 700) is without any problem? No adjustment on the bike? Thx.

Both wheelsets use the same hub (CK R45 centerlock), same rotor (SRAM Centerline X) and same cassette (1070 11-32) - switch over with zero issues. I initially started swapping the chain when i swapped the wheels but honestly ran out of patience for it and will probably just end up replacing the chain more often.

sailorboy 07-27-2018 08:30 PM

Wow, never seen anything like this from them...they continue to blow minds, and kudos for your inspiration on this.

You're in Philly too, what part? Maybe I'll see it in the flesh one of these days.

cabbagelookin 07-27-2018 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sailorboy (Post 2401747)
Wow, never seen anything like this from them...they continue to blow minds, and kudos for your inspiration on this.



You're in Philly too, what part? Maybe I'll see it in the flesh one of these days.



Thanks! I’m down in center city - can usually find me at the fun gravel rides in the area! Looking forward to Keystone Gravel, unPAved and maybe Iron Cross this year!


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vladoo 07-28-2018 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cabbagelookin (Post 2401560)
Both wheelsets use the same hub (CK R45 centerlock), same rotor (SRAM Centerline X) and same cassette (1070 11-32) - switch over with zero issues. I initially started swapping the chain when i swapped the wheels but honestly ran out of patience for it and will probably just end up replacing the chain more often.

Thank You and have a nice ride :)

Hankae 08-06-2018 08:23 AM

Spectacular Bike!!
 
I can see a Firefly in my future.
Best
Hank

weisan 08-06-2018 08:47 AM

Is there anything these cats can't do with producing the desired aesthetic results???

Obviously not!

:p

Well done!
:hello:

sparky33 08-06-2018 09:40 AM

What width 650b?
Did they build it with their new driveside yoke, or with a conventional chainstay?

Quote:

Originally Posted by cabbagelookin (Post 2401474)
I’ve never had carbon wheels before, so the difference in climbing and speed in general on the 700c is pretty huge. However, the 650b were amazing for a highly technical gravel race like Hilly Billy. I’ve done some civilized gravel centuries on the 700c on Schwalbe Pro-One 28mm (actually measure 30mm) and it wasn’t the *most* comfortable so I think I’m going to try some G-One 35mm tires on the 700c for D2R2 this year - see how it behaves on those descents. (Descending on the 650s is pretty fantastic...)


cabbagelookin 08-06-2018 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sparky33 (Post 2406008)
What width 650b?
Did they build it with their new driveside yoke, or with a conventional chainstay?

47mm. Originally was running the Panaracer GK 1.9" but the outside knobs would rub on the eTap front der battery when out of the saddle, so switched out the back tire for a Terrene Elwood 47mm. Still have the GK on the front, but will probably switch it out to match at some point.

Chainstays are conventional - i think for this amount of clearance on 650b, they don't have to worry about introducing a yolk to keep the chainstays short enough. I think there's clearance for 700x40 but haven't tested that - widest I'd go would probably be 35 before throwing the 650b on.


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