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Old 04-07-2023, 04:46 PM
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Nice build. Crank/ringset looks good also.

Was thinking the BlueLug guruguru tape would complement the other orange bits.
Thanks! I started out trying to stick to an Italian thing to match the Colnago, or euro at the least, so I picked up the FRM crankset and also a headset. The headset turned out to be a bust. Super thin cups that I mushroomed on install. That was a bummed, I didn't go into the "shop" for 3 or 4 days after that one. Cranks are great though, I'll get some detail shots soon. Apart from being pretty light they've got some cool machining.

As for the tape - I was set from the start to use the Grepp. I like what they're doing, less **** in the landfills. Besides, trying not to over-do the orange, the fork and some of the decals keep it subtle. And I'll probably mostly end up running chunky blackwalls on here. Adding more orange and it might just look like Haloween which I was trying to avoid.

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Rad bike.
Especially because it’s just my size😉

(My commuter is sort of a blue collar version of this. Bianchi Volpe frame built with the spoils of my parts bin and running on 32mm GK slicks. It rides just fine on road, MUP and light gravel.)
;D Thanks. I got out on the single track yesterday where I usually take my 26" Knowing I'd be up there I put on a different front wheel with a 35mm Panaracer Cinder X . It was better than the Cava slick but still I almost killed myself.
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...gotta get my post count up so here is another ;D

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trying some new tires



Specialized Pathfinder Pro 38s

They roll ok, but not as good as the Ultra Dynamico's that came off, which is to be expected, though these certainly better in the loose stuff.

Just need to get the GT finished so this can relinquish road duties.

I should have gotten the tanwalls...

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I test rode a bike to possibly buy that had Gevenalle shifters. It was surprisingly natural after a few minutes to adjust to the different mechanics.
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Old 06-06-2023, 11:15 PM
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I test rode a bike to possibly buy that had Gevenalle shifters. It was surprisingly natural after a few minutes to adjust to the different mechanics.
I'm happy with them.

I bought them for the ability to span the cassette with a flick and I was surprised the ergonomics are as good as they are too. Indexed perfectly with the XT 11spd cassette.

My buddy rides them on a 3x8 in full friction and they're great like that too.

It's a a tiny bit awkward going to my tallest gear though I'm not large nor are my hands.
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i'd avoided gravel kings for their ubiquity but picked up a tire lot here in the classifieds that came with these 35's...damnit they're good !

for my usual ride which is mostly paved they're better overall than the pathfinder pros but surprisingly their also better in the gravely / dirt areas when I cut through the state park for a few miles. its not loose enough to take advantage of the side tread on the pathfinders and the gk's have a larger and textured contact patch.





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what a beauty!
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Fat Chance, Ritchey, Bontrager, GT and VooDoo hold a lot of good 90s MTB memories for me. Love to see that old Ti getting some affection. Beautiful ride.
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Fat Chance, Ritchey, Bontrager, GT and VooDoo hold a lot of good 90s MTB memories for me. Love to see that old Ti getting some affection. Beautiful ride.
thank you both! i've not owned / ridden that many bikes and i'm sure there are countless better bikes but it's hard to imagine something else could be more fun.
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