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Old 01-10-2022, 10:23 PM
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Took some pics on ride earlier today around Los Altos Hills. It was a good day for biking!

The saddle works perfectly for long distances. If you like specialized power saddles and want to shave off 150grams of weight, the alptitude gardena is the saddle you want. It's extremely comfortable.

I am happy where I am at with the brakes so I haven't swapped the EE brakes for the THM Fibulas yet. However, that's still happening soon.



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Old 01-15-2022, 11:36 AM
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Are you running Standard or Compact THM SE's?
Those rings look huge 53/39
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Old 01-15-2022, 12:34 PM
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gorgeous. i like how you customized the jagwire links!

question: have your tried fibulas? i have on a few occasions, on a bike with carbon rims (a friends' bike), and i wouldn't put them on my bike even if they were free. just a horrible mushy feel and difficult to judge modulation, but the latter is likely because of my limited ride experiences. am sure i'd get used to them eventually. maybe. but prob not because i'd have (unfounded) back of mind concern the things would fall apart!

only my opinion though. they're the cat's meow ww brake.

that bike just plain rocks as is. wouldn't change a thing!
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Old 01-16-2022, 11:20 AM
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Are you running Standard or Compact THM SE's?
Those rings look huge 53/39
Those are semi compact 52/36T.
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Old 01-16-2022, 11:24 AM
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gorgeous. i like how you customized the jagwire links!

question: have your tried fibulas? i have on a few occasions, on a bike with carbon rims (a friends' bike), and i wouldn't put them on my bike even if they were free. just a horrible mushy feel and difficult to judge modulation, but the latter is likely because of my limited ride experiences. am sure i'd get used to them eventually. maybe. but prob not because i'd have (unfounded) back of mind concern the things would fall apart!

only my opinion though. they're the cat's meow ww brake.

that bike just plain rocks as is. wouldn't change a thing!
Thank you!

I have tried them but not in my own bike, so limited experience, but I remember they felt fine. I think the setup is a bit tedious and will probably affect modulation and feel. I bought them for this build. If they don't work out well,
I will just keep the ee's and sell the fibulas.
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Old 01-16-2022, 05:10 PM
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Man I'm a die hard metal bike freak. I've never owned CF. But, something about this bike really appeals to me. Panels for sure, but other things too. Really nice.
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:39 AM
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Beautiful…were there any special considerations to run an 11-32 cassette on 11sp SR? Avoid big-big and all is well, or is that ok if you happened to do it?
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Old 01-20-2022, 01:41 PM
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Beautiful…were there any special considerations to run an 11-32 cassette on 11sp SR? Avoid big-big and all is well, or is that ok if you happened to do it?
I have the same question.

And I have to say that I have EE's on one bike and Fibula's on another, and I like them both. I'm a little guy though, if that matters.
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:15 PM
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Man I'm a die hard metal bike freak. I've never owned CF. But, something about this bike really appeals to me. Panels for sure, but other things too. Really nice.
Thanks! you should probably give CF a try!
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Old 01-20-2022, 11:20 PM
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11-32 works without issues, even big-to-big up to semi compact, from experience. Not sure about standard size cranksets though
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Old 01-21-2022, 07:28 AM
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Oh man when you get that photo of the light hitting the carbon JUST RIGHT!

The bike looks amazing - so happy to see the EE brakes still on there!
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Old 02-14-2022, 10:31 PM
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Oh man when you get that photo of the light hitting the carbon JUST RIGHT!

The bike looks amazing - so happy to see the EE brakes still on there!
That was completely on accident I agree though, that's one of the better bicycle photos I've taken I think..
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Old 09-01-2022, 05:16 PM
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Went for a ride today with the new WTO 33s. Switched the LW Meilensteins recently as I had one too many scary moments going down from the Santa Cruz Mountains due to crosswinds.

I hadn't ridden this bike in a while and I gotta admit that up to now I didn't truly appreciate how smooth and eager to climb lightweight rim-brake bikes are, at least when compared to similar disc road bikes. The wheels felt much more solid, smoother (running tubeless) and planted than the LWs.

I will switch this wheelset to my Marcelo later on, as soon as I am able to fetch a ~1200gr rim-brake tubeless wheelset if it exists somewhere -- LMK if you have something like that!

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Old 09-01-2022, 07:18 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 09-09-2022, 03:28 PM
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Went for a ride today with the new WTO 33s. Switched the LW Meilensteins recently as I had one too many scary moments going down from the Santa Cruz Mountains due to crosswinds.

I hadn't ridden this bike in a while and I gotta admit that up to now I didn't truly appreciate how smooth and eager to climb lightweight rim-brake bikes are, at least when compared to similar disc road bikes. The wheels felt much more solid, smoother (running tubeless) and planted than the LWs.

I will switch this wheelset to my Marcelo later on, as soon as I am able to fetch a ~1200gr rim-brake tubeless wheelset if it exists somewhere -- LMK if you have something like that!

1280g close enough?
https://cadencycling.com/us/product/...eless-wheelset
I bought a used set of Caden 59mm tubulars and have been very impressed. Weigh in at 1122g.
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