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Old 03-14-2019, 07:00 PM
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Firefly #648

New to me Firefly #648. A huge thanks goes to sparky33 for selling me this bike, his “old” Firefly. After a shake down ride I have to say this thing is amazing. Definitely suites my type of riding and really looking forward to getting some longer adventures logged on it. Don’t think I would have spec’d it any differently than how it’s setup. Thanks again Steve!
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:45 PM
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That’s a very stout looking, very nice looking bike. Enjoy!
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:34 PM
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That is gorgeous! How does it compare to the Routt? I have a couple of Steve's bikes and they are both top notch! He has impeccable taste. Enjoy!

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Old 03-18-2019, 08:16 PM
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superb bike! I can only imagine the pleasure that you must get while riding.
btw, are those 650b wheels? if yes, would you mind sharing what width, and how much more wide 650b tires can the Parlee fork could take?

enjoy!
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:42 PM
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That is gorgeous! How does it compare to the Routt? I have a couple of Steve's bikes and they are both top notch! He has impeccable taste. Enjoy!

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Have to say I loved the Routt but this thing is just that much nicer. It's extremely versatile, took it out on the road this weekend and even on the 48's it held it's own. Once this thing gets off the pavement is where it shines. The 650x48 make this so supple and comfortable on the beat up trails in my hood . The handling and ride quality are top notch as well as the build quality. Always wanted a Firefly and now I see what all the hype is about.

I agree, Steve has impeccable taste!
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:04 PM
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superb bike! I can only imagine the pleasure that you must get while riding.
btw, are those 650b wheels? if yes, would you mind sharing what width, and how much more wide 650b tires can the Parlee fork could take?

enjoy!
Yes, 650 Enve M50's with 48 Compass Switchback Hill's. The fork looks like it could easily clear 50's. This setup has the dynamo light routing on the inside leg of the fork which may be limiting my approximation a bit.
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Good to see FF648 bike settling in on the west coast. The Brooks saddle is a handsome update.

Enjoy the ride!
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:14 PM
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Awesome ride! What type of tire pressure are you running. I've got Enve G27's and Switchback Hills and I'm experimenting. I weigh 170 fully kitted and have run 40 front and 45 rear for the last two rides. Mostly paved but some gravel. Those pressure feel a tad too hard. Curious what you're running.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:34 PM
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Awesome ride! What type of tire pressure are you running. I've got Enve G27's and Switchback Hills and I'm experimenting. I weigh 170 fully kitted and have run 40 front and 45 rear for the last two rides. Mostly paved but some gravel. Those pressure feel a tad too hard. Curious what you're running.
Hey Wooly, I'm around 190 and was running right around 40 front 42 rear last weekend on the road and it felt pretty good for straight pavement. The little bit of offroad I've done which was mainly loose dirt I tried 34 front, 36 rear which felt pretty good.
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