Builder's Spotlight The Paceline Forum Builder's Spotlight


Go Back   The Paceline Forum > Image Gallery > Production Bikes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 02-15-2019, 02:43 PM
jtbadge's Avatar
jtbadge jtbadge is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregL View Post
Gorgeous bike! And I'm quite impressed that 28mm tires on Archetypes will fit on an MX Leader.

Greg
My nineties version barely fit a 26c GravelKing in the rear. This is so much better!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-15-2019, 07:37 PM
velofinds's Avatar
velofinds velofinds is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 942
Lovely. Could this be a forever bike?
__________________
Pedalroom
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-15-2019, 07:39 PM
jtbadge's Avatar
jtbadge jtbadge is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
Lovely. Could this be a forever bike?
Given my tendencies (rarely keep something more than two years), I’m not sure that’s a possibility. But this bike is very good.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-15-2019, 09:04 PM
R3awak3n's Avatar
R3awak3n R3awak3n is online now
aka RAEKWON
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC // Catskills, NY
Posts: 9,703
I saw it on the gram. Absolutely perfect (ok, I would use a different stem but even then, its so very very good)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-17-2019, 07:55 PM
jtbadge's Avatar
jtbadge jtbadge is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,447
Thanks to everyone for the kind words! This bike has really exceeded expectations so far.


Quote:
Originally Posted by R3awak3n View Post
I saw it on the gram. Absolutely perfect (ok, I would use a different stem but even then, its so very very good)
What stem should I use instead? This one was slim enough to work with a 1" shim, and fit the 31.8mm bars I already had.

I would want 10º minimum, if not 17º, and I'm definitely open to going 1"/26.0mm.

Sim-Works Caroline is nice, and would match the seatpost, but pricey.


Last edited by jtbadge; 02-17-2019 at 09:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-17-2019, 09:32 PM
R3awak3n's Avatar
R3awak3n R3awak3n is online now
aka RAEKWON
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC // Catskills, NY
Posts: 9,703
I forgot about the 1in but if you are going to use spacers ritchey classic is nice. But man that sim works looks great
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-17-2019, 10:43 PM
jtbadge's Avatar
jtbadge jtbadge is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,447
I’m just not a fan of the way a 6-7 degree stem looks with a level top tube.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-20-2019, 08:30 AM
slambers3 slambers3 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtbadge View Post
In the mid-aughts, Merckx did a final run of MX Leaders with 1” threadless forks. Just say no to conversions!
I’m baffled when people convert threadless to threaded. Maybe because I’m young, but threaded systems are vastly inferior from a performance standpoint.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-20-2019, 09:56 AM
velofinds's Avatar
velofinds velofinds is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 942
The silver Thomson stem is faultless.
__________________
Pedalroom
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-20-2019, 02:50 PM
maxcolumbus maxcolumbus is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 391
A chrome Winter stem would be epic on this build.
__________________
Hampsten / Zanconato / Makino NJS
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-20-2019, 07:34 PM
T-Crush's Avatar
T-Crush T-Crush is offline
Are you thinking....
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 366
Cinelli Grammo Ti

Too old-school?
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-20-2019, 08:09 PM
jtbadge's Avatar
jtbadge jtbadge is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-Crush View Post
Too old-school?
Cheapest one I see is $185... yikes!! Can't afford it.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-21-2019, 08:36 AM
velofinds's Avatar
velofinds velofinds is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 942
It's also kinda ugly besides. There is such a thing as trying too hard.
__________________
Pedalroom
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-21-2019, 09:59 AM
KJMUNC's Avatar
KJMUNC KJMUNC is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Posts: 2,356
+1

I put a threadless Grammo on my reissue about 10yrs ago and it just doesn't have the graceful lines of the quill version.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-21-2019, 09:23 PM
jtbadge's Avatar
jtbadge jtbadge is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,447
Quote:
Originally Posted by velofinds View Post
It's also kinda ugly besides. There is such a thing as trying too hard.
This whole "perfect stem search" thing feels like trying too hard. The Thomson is fine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.