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Old 07-25-2019, 10:45 PM
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Yea I'd love to see a detail shot!
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:30 PM
Eli Bingham Eli Bingham is offline
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Here's a shot of the drive side. Probably could get away with less crimping even than this, but it's not an exact science. This photo exaggerates how close the tire is to the fender - there's actually about 3mm of clearance still. If you are worried about clearance, the WTB Horizons are a smidge less plump than the Switchback Hills, which seem to end up closer to 50mm once they've settled in.

Also now you can see that my bottom bracket bearing costs half what the frame does - the secret is out!
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:38 PM
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Awesome, thanks for sharing that! I’m assuming you just used some pliers and did your thing until the fender fit. Do you think there would be any advantage/disadvantage to cutting the fender rather than crimping?
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:25 PM
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FYI, this bike will be for sale in a few months. DM me if you’re interested. I will put up a proper sale listing once it’s getting closer to the date.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:51 AM
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Noooooo!!! Yessssss!!! It’s my size, but why are you selling this beauty ? Got a little somethin else on the side?!?!
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:49 PM
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Something else is cooking up, yes. Send me a DM if you are interested and the timing works for you - should be a good deal. Has about 5200 all-weather commuting miles on it. Refreshing the tires and cassette this week.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:30 PM
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Toe overlap

Nice looking bike! How is the toe overlap with those 62mm fenders, and what length cranks are you using? I also commute by bike in SF, but just within the city. From about December to April I put fenders on my Cross-Check, but the toe-overlap is excessive and I’m forced to run narrower tires than I would like. The cantilever brakes can also get pretty sketchy on step descents when it’s wet.

I’ve looking at the BMC Road+ and thinking that it would solve my tire clearance and brake issues, but it’s hard to tell about the toe overlap issue.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Eli Bingham Eli Bingham is offline
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I have no issues with toe overlap on this build. For reference, I am 187 cm tall without my shoes on, arm length and inseam is average for my height, and I run a 81.3 cm saddle height. Size 46 shoes, though I tend to run a bit large in cycling shoes.

Two things that I think help with this: a) the smaller wheel size vs. 700c b) the 60cm fork offset spec'd on the Road+
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:49 PM
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Oh, and crank length is 172.5mm.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:51 PM
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P.P.S. Given the BB drop of 73, I wouldn't recommend running 650bx42mm tires on this frame with or without fenders - 47mm is minimum.
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:55 PM
Eli Bingham Eli Bingham is offline
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Much commuting brings new cassette and most importantly, new Compass tires - this time with blackwalls.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:37 AM
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Such a cool ride!
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Old 02-05-2020, 10:04 AM
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Hope I can share my newly built Road+ in this thread - not my full time commuter bike, but I'll be riding it too and from work when I plan on getting some extra miles in in the evening.

Took her out on the inaugural ride this weekend. Did everything myself (except headset) including the wheel build. First time building something up like this.

Black Mountain Cycles Road Plus frame size 50 in Ultra Violet
Shimano 105 R7000 groupset (5800 crank)
Avid BB7 disc brakes
Pacenti Forza disc rims laced up with Shimano R7000 hubs with WTB Horizon rubber
Thompson post, Spec Power saddle
Old 26.0 triple butted Ritchy WCS bars wrapped in Lizard Skins
Rawland rack, PDW owl cages
Road Runner x Velo Orange Daytripper saddle bag

26.0 pounds without the rack. In the market for a rando bag.




Full size: https://i.imgur.com/IU3vIkr.jpg
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