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Old 07-14-2015, 07:43 AM
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More importantly, this is just a stones throw downhill to the Star Tavern (best pizza in a 'real neighborhood tavern') in Orange.
hell yea. i may have a had a bar pie or two over the years there.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:38 AM
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This looks like a great set up.

I love those TRP brake levers, kinda reminds me of the old Modolo's.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:41 AM
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I have the same frameset, same color, only in 58. Really not a bad bike for the coin.

Good to know on the VO brakes, I've thought a lot about trying something besides the Tektros but haven't done anything about it yet.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:28 AM
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new wheels built and ridden. real "back to basics" wheel build - open pro/ultegra. they are perfect to compliment this build.

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Old 07-28-2015, 07:13 PM
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Very nice indeed!
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:03 AM
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The Black Mountain Road is a nice, no nonsense frame. Mine reminds me very much of my old RB-1, but better.

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Old 06-29-2016, 10:04 AM
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very nice
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:51 PM
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very nice.. i just bought a set of these shifters and i'm hoping they won't ghost shift when out of the saddle, like i have found most friction shifting to do... how has your experience been with them?
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:35 AM
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when i was concerned that my geekhouse needed some attention, and realizing that i had no redundancy in the fat tire road bike department; i decided to source this beauty.

i real gem, for a very reasonable price. clearance for jack browns, nice steel fork, well made construction. what's not to love.

built this bike as a neo-retro typed build, and it just works stunningly well. current generation ultegra FD with the longer pivot arm, coupled with Praxis chainrings and downtube shifters, shift the front lightening fast. so much so, i almost have to giggle when shifting the front, it's that clean. rear shifting is superb also. really digging the component mix.

Mostly parts bin and utilitarian part build:

-Rivendell DT shifters
-Praxis chainrings 48/34
-shimano cx70 crankset
-Token BB
-TRP brake levers
-tektro long reach brakes - to be replaced with VO (on the way)
-Soma stem/deda post/Rivet saddle
-5800 RD/6800 FD
- king stainless cages (i think i need something more secure though, these dont hold bottles too well for dirt road adventures...)

AWESOME RIDE. Glad to see forum members still using DT shifters. I think the TRP RRL brake levers are the greatest since Campy Super Record Drilled Levers from back in the 80's.

I built up a single-speed LeMond Chambery ('06) centered around the same shifters; Weyless Carbon crank (39T) and 17T cog. One of the days I'll post the photos.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:39 AM
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just a plug for how good this bike continues to be.

it's been relegated to the "rain bike" these days. Wears heavy, solid wheels, a bullet proof rear tire (changing a rear flat when it's wet out is the suck) and usually full fenders. had a little mounting issue with the front so i just pulled it off before the last ride. rear fender kept my butt dry though!

it's really due for a full overhaul now. this bike is the classic case of "ridden hard and put away wet", and lots of the components are showing some wear. essentially every piece of hardware that can rust is showing some corrosion.

i love riding this one so much because it fits really well and is SO comfortable. perfect century bike, and this one has seen quite a few. after the wet spring season i'm going to tear it down and refresh everything i think. just a basic overhaul though, no new blingy parts, just get it back running smooth again.

i love this bike.



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Old 02-26-2019, 07:48 AM
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I’m loving this.
The build came together nicely.
I’m really digging those brake levers.
Downtube shifters are awesome!!
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:49 PM
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I just built this one up this month with 9 speed Ultegra. I converted an Ultegra triple crank to a 46/30 double. I’ve ridden. It with 32mm tires on Sun CR 18s and 25mm on Open Pros. Handles great, reasonable fast, and was easy to build up due to the excellent frame prep. Definitely a keeper! I do like the blue version better, though.

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:43 AM
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Cool bike Whit!

I too prefer my powder blue to the orange homage color, but they are both cool.

I'm looking forward to logging some early spring wet riding on mine and then tearing it down for the overhaul this summer.

i find it therapeutic to do a full tear down, clean-up and rebuild of a bike that has been ridden hard and well.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:53 AM
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It would be so cool to match some drillium chainrings to those levers.

Is there room for a matching front fender?
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:24 AM
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Is there room for a matching front fender?
yea definitely. i broke a mount and pulled it off before the last ride, but i have the front fender and it fits fine.
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