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Old 08-13-2017, 11:07 AM
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I like your footrests, Rud

Looks like a nice day of breaking in and getting to know each other.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:42 PM
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I like your footrests, Rud

Looks like a nice day of breaking in and getting to know each other.
Rex did not get away unscathed either...
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:45 PM
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Very cool bike!
Could you run a belt on an Alfine build, had the frame been set up for that?
I'd considered a belt drive, but the cog/belt/ring combo is expensive and would continue to add up if I wanted to swap things out. Also, in order to have clearance for the belt drive chainring, you'd have to do some weird stuff to the chainstay. Scallop it, yoke it, or make some odd structural bends so the ring can clear. Nothing that Steve was particularly keen on doing given the nature of the project. And....chains work perfectly well!
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:22 PM
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Wow

just WOW
the paint
the build
all dat

Jason- how about a super townie 100 k at last chance?
I would bring my Spot
Banks has loads of choices
One question
Why no belt drive?
my Spot frame is belt ready but sports a metal chain like yours
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:42 PM
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just WOW
the paint
the build
all dat

Jason- how about a super townie 100 k at last chance?
I would bring my Spot
Banks has loads of choices
One question
Why no belt drive?
my Spot frame is belt ready but sports a metal chain like yours
Yo! I'm might be down for a Townie 100k. We're actually doing a Townie PopDart for the Davis Dart in September. "No drop bars allowed!"

Belt would have been interesting but A) the cog on an Alfine huybsits fairly far inboard which then B) drives the chainring inboard too which then forces the builder to C) make clearance in the chainstay for that wide of a ring, either by doing some really awkward bends, cutting a scallop in the stay and welding a plate over it, or using some kind of yoke. The former and latter would have lengthened the chainstays as well. I also wasn't sure what gearing I'd want to run. If I went belt and then changed my mind on the gearing, I'd be out of pocket even more money. The classic "chain" system allows for more flexibility. And chains work. I like chains. And there's already a bit of drag in the hub itself. I understand you have to run belts fairly tight which would probably feel like even more resistance.

At any rate, too many variables and not enough justification to go belt other than the novelty factor for me anyway.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:43 PM
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Can I ask what the bars are? (If I didn't miss it somewhere along the way.) Looking for something similar for my wife's town bike.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:08 PM
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cool bike
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Old 08-29-2017, 10:20 AM
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Can I ask what the bars are? (If I didn't miss it somewhere along the way.) Looking for something similar for my wife's town bike.
Ahearne/MAP bar. 25.4 only.

https://www.ahearnecycles.com/shop/ahearnemap-handlebar
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:27 PM
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You will never find a more solid person to build you a bike or come sit an a van forever to crew for you when you need help in a stupid race that you can't give up. All about singing his praises this weekend.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:53 PM
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The Steve Rex "Clownie" has gotten a new pair of shoes. It just barely clears a 2.2 Ikon in the front and I had to swing the rockers about halfway back so the side knobs on the Crossmark didn't hit the chainstays.

Apart from a few very short rides, I hadn't touched this bike since riding a 600k brevet on it last May (mountain biking has taken over my life). But, with the new tires, I took it on a fun ride through some Marin singletrack yesterday including the swoopy descent down Coastal. This bike is sooooooo fun. Way more suited to dirt than it was to endurance (duh!).
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:54 PM
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That's awesome.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:21 PM
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Very nice bike.
Love to see it is not being babied.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:41 PM
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interesting front light set up. i dig it. any more deets on it?
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Old 11-20-2021, 10:57 PM
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Broke out the Rex for the first time in a while. Trying out the new Pirelli 650x50 Cinturatos.
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:42 PM
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This bike just gets better and better. It looks just as amazing covered in dirt as it does in town mode.
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