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Old 06-25-2017, 01:11 PM
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After Friday's wet shakedown ride on the Riddlers...



And from today...

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Old 09-17-2017, 11:35 PM
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Looks like a fun bike. Good job with build up.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:30 AM
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After Friday's wet shakedown ride on the Riddlers...
37s or 45s?
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:20 AM
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37s or 45s?
37s. Pretty sure the max clearance is 700x40? You should know, Steve... this is your old bike!
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:47 AM
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37s. Pretty sure the max clearance is 700x40? You should know, Steve... this is your old bike!
of course!
The Compass Snoqualmie 700x44s (~42) fit well enough for me. I bet the 45 Riddlers would be borderline in the back. It would all depend on the actual width and tire shape. Maybe the Resolute would be borderline too.

I like that (Riddler) tread pattern.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:19 PM
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of course!
The Compass Snoqualmie 700x44s (~42) fit well enough for me. I bet the 45 Riddlers would be borderline in the back. It would all depend on the actual width and tire shape. Maybe the Resolute would be borderline too.

I like that (Riddler) tread pattern.
The 700x37 Riddlers on 23mm ID rims pumped up to 45psi leave about 3mm of space between the tire and chainstays. I wouldn't be too comfortable with less clearance than that. The Resolutes look interesting, and if they were available when I bought the Riddlers, my decision would've been a little more difficult. But either way, I'm happy with the Riddlers. I wanted something that was a little more aggressive than Compass BJPs without sacrificing too much rolling resistance, and the Riddlers accomplish that IMO.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:04 PM
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Here is FF510's close sibling. FF509, also an All-Road, in it's 700c config. sparky33 and I were swimming in the same zeitgeist!
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:47 PM
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Here is FF510's close sibling. FF509, also an All-Road, in it's 700c config. sparky33 and I were swimming in the same zeitgeist!
Nice! Yours is definitely the bigger sibling.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:36 PM
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Figured I was due for an updated pic...



Changed the bar tape recently (now a dirty baby blue), but otherwise, nothing new.

After running standard BJPs for a while, I was OK with the switch to all-black tires, but now I kinda wanna switch back to gumwall. I think I prefer the extra splash of color.

Now I need an updated pic of the Zanc too...

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Old 04-12-2018, 08:47 AM
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Hey, how are those i9 AR25 wheels working out for you?
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:30 PM
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Hey, how are those i9 AR25 wheels working out for you?
Wish I could remove the decals on the rims, but otherwise, I like 'em! They're pretty light (at least 300g lighter than my previous custom disc wheelset?) but still plenty durable. I've ridden trails that were better suited for a mountain bike on them, and they just keep on rollin'...

Don't you have a new Zanc to show off or something? Where are the pics?
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Old 09-05-2018, 09:12 PM
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Made a few changes recently, so I thought I'd share an updated pic...



Driver for the changes is that I no longer have a dedicated road bike (sold my Zanc... *tears*), so FF510 needs to be more road-capable now. Replaced the following items:
  • 1x Shimano 6800/Wolf Tooth drivetrain with new R8000 (50/34T rings, 11-32T cassette, clutch RD) and Jagwire Road Elite sealed shift cables
  • WTB Riddler tires (700x37) with Compass BJP (standard casing, tubeless)
  • Fabric Line saddle with Selle Italia SLR Superflow (taken off the Zanc)
  • Deda bar tape with Supacaz Super Sticky Kush (gunmetal color)

Initial impressions:
  • The new R8000 FD/RD cable routing is weird. The end of the cable points toward your wheel/tire.
  • Forgot how nice the BJPs ride. Not the easiest to set up tubeless (especially the second time around, so the casing was looser) but whatever.
  • First time trying Supacaz tape. First impressions are very positive: nice and cushy, good grip, and high-quality bar ends and finishing tape included.

No more changes planned. Maybe I'll ask the Firefly guys to add a 3rd water bottle mount at some point? I dunno. That is all. Thanks for reading.
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:21 AM
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The bike looks great Alex! The routing on the R8000 is definitely strange, but the group itself works great. I’ve found an all road bike with fat tires rides great on the busted up roads and the smooth ones as well.


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Old 09-06-2018, 07:12 AM
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looks incredible and quite flexible! all road indeed!
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:08 AM
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Thanks fellas. As for the R8000 stuff, no complaints other than there's a little bit of noise coming from the back when I'm in certain gear(s), but I probably just need to either adjust the cable tension or B screw or something. #homemechanic
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