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Old 03-29-2017, 07:52 AM
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i am planning to get this frame repainted next year and I will also get the stem painted. I really wish I could find a low diameter low profile stem that mates nicer with thin diameter tubes.
NO! don't do it! that orange is incredible!

as for stems, check out Winter: http://www.winterbicycles.com/gallery/stems/

I'm in the same boat though; would love such a stem for my Sachs.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:10 PM
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NO! don't do it! that orange is incredible!

as for stems, check out Winter: http://www.winterbicycles.com/gallery/stems/

I'm in the same boat though; would love such a stem for my Sachs.
Some really nice stems there. I was following their instagram for a while.

If I had extra $$$$ I would like a threadless stem made for the Zank cross and a slick quill stem made for my Ritchey. The problem with some steel stems is that it is never the same diameter with the spacers so does not look seamless.
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Old 04-08-2017, 10:43 AM
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Finally had some time to change the rear brake to cx8.4 v-brake, change cable and housing, and freshen up the front end with some selle italia smootape.

This is my minimal sun/bike room. Cold as death in the winter and hot as hell in the summer. A real pain cave for my trainer workouts.
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Old 04-08-2017, 11:05 PM
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Those look great!
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:13 AM
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Sand storm alert

We had a city wide sand storm alert. Fully protected but we went home anyways.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:48 AM
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A lot of traffic.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:35 AM
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looking good yash!
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:59 AM
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Yes, very nice!
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:33 PM
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Yes, very nice!
Thank you, I took a nice ride into the old part of town with the more traditional style of housing. Found a cool fixed gear shop that sells H Plus Son rims, so I will go back next week to get some TB14 rims.
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:43 AM
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Trying out a 1x system. Dropped about a pound.
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nice. dropping a pound is no joke. let us know what you think of the 1x comparatively.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:49 PM
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nice. dropping a pound is no joke. let us know what you think of the 1x comparatively.
I know that real athletes like jeremy powers has been riding 1x in cross for a couple of years with no problems, but I am still skeptical that the chain will not pop off accidentally. I had bad luck with 1x systems back in the 2006 cross season, but that was before I had dropstop 1x specific rings. If this system really works as advertised, it will be an awesome setup for cross racing.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:22 AM
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I know that real athletes like jeremy powers has been riding 1x in cross for a couple of years with no problems, but I am still skeptical that the chain will not pop off accidentally. I had bad luck with 1x systems back in the 2006 cross season, but that was before I had dropstop 1x specific rings. If this system really works as advertised, it will be an awesome setup for cross racing.
fwiw, the athletes you're referring to also use a clutch rear derailleur. the extra tension from that helps keep the chain on. (also Powers is on a 2x eTap group this year and last.) if you're worried about the chain dropping, that would be something to consider. however, you might add weight when you go that route, over your standard Red RD. just in case you're concerned about that... also, some of the euro pros that ran Sram 1X even went so far as to add a chain catcher on the front. even though it's supposed to not drop, doesn't mean it never will. especially if you crash or something...

either way, looks great!
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:37 PM
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fwiw, the athletes you're referring to also use a clutch rear derailleur. the extra tension from that helps keep the chain on. (also Powers is on a 2x eTap group this year and last.) if you're worried about the chain dropping, that would be something to consider. however, you might add weight when you go that route, over your standard Red RD. just in case you're concerned about that... also, some of the euro pros that ran Sram 1X even went so far as to add a chain catcher on the front. even though it's supposed to not drop, doesn't mean it never will. especially if you crash or something...

either way, looks great!
If your going to be cross racing/riding grass etc... you will need a clutch RD to keep the tension on the chain. That is a sweet bike!
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:26 PM
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If your going to be cross racing/riding grass etc... you will need a clutch RD to keep the tension on the chain. That is a sweet bike!
yes^.

Yash, cxishere. Are you coming?
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