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Old 04-12-2019, 08:54 PM
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Add this little cherry to the top and the cake will be perfect.



Edit: nevermind, just saw your component list...you already have it!
Crane Suzu bells kick these little weight weenies in the eardrum.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:59 AM
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Have you noticed a different with the new tires + specifics (tubeless)?
Wonderful looking bike!
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:40 PM
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Compass SBH >> WTB. Compass are extremely plush and very fast for their volume. Hard to imagine going back to the WTBs for my use case.

One drawback is that they don’t seem to hold air overnight quite as well setup tubeless. Seems kind of random, as the front tire is more prone to this than the rear. I like to run them at about 35 front/40 rear and when I get the bike down from it’s hook in the morning, the front is sitting at about 19 and the rear at 35.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:39 PM
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Crane Suzu bells kick these little weight weenies in the eardrum.
the spurcycle bells are awesome, they are not a weight weenie bell... weight weenies don't use bells.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:47 PM
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The views are terrible here, the riding sucks, I should totally move.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:47 PM
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Amused that you noticed the “valve cap.” The compass ud-1 has a bolt there that Is intended to attach the rack directly to the fender, assuming that you’re willing to drill your front fender in that location. See specs here: https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop...ass-ud-1-rack/

The Honjos are so solid and rattle-free that they don’t seem to need this extra support, and given where the rack ended up, it would have probably messed with the fender line to attach there, so I left it as is. Maybe I will fix it someday.
Details are important! Great to hear that the honjos are stiff enough for it not to be a concern.

Again, the bike looks amazing.
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:02 AM
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Eli--great bike! Do you run just the rear mount Cycliq, or both ends?
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:15 AM
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Both ends. Yesterday I got some “great footage” of a terrifying threat from an angry man in a pickup that’s waiting for the sheriff to view. Worth every penny.
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Old 07-22-2019, 10:58 AM
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Looks like a wicked commuter!
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:47 AM
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It is, though some days I'm tempted to cut 6 pounds off it by swapping out teh frame for the new Stigmata. Probably won't though...
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:44 PM
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I swapped my elephant for my OPEN. No regrets what so ever. However for a commuter, can't beat something like this. Fenders, racks and still super fun to ride. Also looks awesome.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:32 PM
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Eli - beautiful bike. You’ve inspired me to build something similar, or maybe shamelessly copy you. Did you have to make any modifications to your rear fender to get it to fit? The tech page for the Road+ frame says some trimming at the chainstay might be necessary.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:01 PM
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Karl - yeah, the Honjo 62mm fenders won't fit between the chainstays out of the box. Crimping them a bit from both sides does the job, though. I can put up a photo of the modification tonight if you'd like.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:03 PM
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Karl - yeah, the Honjo 62mm fenders won't fit between the chainstays out of the box. Crimping them a bit from both sides does the job, though. I can put up a photo of the modification tonight if you'd like.
Yea I'd love to see a detail shot!
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:38 PM
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The views are terrible here, the riding sucks, I should totally move.


Wow, those images bring back wonderful memories. I used to live in Mill Valley and trained with the likes of Joe Breeze back in the early ‘70s. I miss riding on Mt. Tam on my ‘72 Campy-equipped Ron Cooper!


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