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Old 11-12-2018, 02:31 PM
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Firefly 805

I'm too excited not to share this!

It was inspired by Jan's FF. I should have this by this week and I'm already scheming of places to take this bike.

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Firefly frame, stem, post obviously
Fork is made by Eric from Winter Bicycles - flat mount, internal cable and internal dynamo wiring. I might get a rack somewhere down the line so I had him put some mounts as well as mounts for water bottle cage or those King anything cage.
Rims are 26" by Stans (forget which model).
Front hub is SON delux and rear is White Industries.
Tires are Compass Rat Trap Pass.
Fenders are Honjo Flat 65 - they're made for 650b, unfortunately, so the fender line is a work in progress. I think re-radiusing them is impossible since they are flat.
Handlebars are Easton gravel bars - cheap aluminum ones. I like they have a very subtle flair.
Saddle and handlebar tape are Rapha because they look nice and I got them for free =)
Shifters, RD, cassette (10-42) are SRAM
Crankset (42t), headset are White Industries as well. I got black because originally I was going to be boring like my previous Firefly 189 and Firefly 612, but last minute I decided to go all out and add some color.





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Old 11-12-2018, 02:53 PM
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Nice.
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:00 PM
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:30 PM
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looks super nice! 26 or 650b? what rims are those?
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:52 PM
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Looks incredible! What fenders are those? Love the stem...

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Old 11-12-2018, 05:05 PM
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Looks incredible! What fenders are those? Love the stem...

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https://sim.works/collections/fender...=5250539257885
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:38 PM
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Wish I hadn't seen those smooth titanium ones...
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:34 PM
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wow!

Now you've got TWO perfect firefly's? Congrats. Looks amazing. Must be 26" if Jan inspired no?
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:47 PM
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Updated with part list, etc.

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looks super nice! 26 or 650b? what rims are those?
They're 26 but I can fit, I believe 650bx48 and a 700cx44 tires. I'm looking into getting a 650b wheelset.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:48 PM
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Now you've got TWO perfect firefly's? Congrats. Looks amazing. Must be 26" if Jan inspired no?
I'm a firm believer of the one bike to rule them all rule, but why not
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:59 PM
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They're 26 but I can fit, I believe 650bx48 and a 700cx44 tires. I'm looking into getting a 650b wheelset.
Should be able to fit 650bx53 with room to spare as well as run a double compact road crankset such as a stock Dura-Ace or Red. YOKE FTW!
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:39 PM
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This kinda bike is where its at for me. Would love to know more about the frame geometry and intended use.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:25 PM
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radical bo badical!
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:39 AM
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Should be able to fit 650bx53 with room to spare as well as run a double compact road crankset such as a stock Dura-Ace or Red. YOKE FTW!
So much clearance, I don't know what to do!
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:59 AM
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This kinda bike is where its at for me. Would love to know more about the frame geometry and intended use.
I currently have another Firefly. It’s an “All-Road” bike but I had it built pretty much with a proper road bike geometry that fits up to 38c tires since it was – until now – my only bike. So with this bike, I wanted something completely different, otherwise what’s the point of having 2 similar bikes. Hence, the steel fork, 1 1/8” ht, 26” wheels (because I felt like 650b will be too close to my 700c fatty tires). I really liked the aesthetics of Jan’s bike so I wanted something similar to that. I’m not really sure how I’ll split up the time riding both bikes because they’re both capable but I’ll definitely be using this bike for more bikepacking, adventure type of rides.
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