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Old 03-01-2019, 03:53 PM
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Beautiful bike Steve! Seems like the official bike to end it all. The chain-stays seem a little long to give that snappy feeling of a road bike but I am also naive to geometry. You have a geo chart of the frame?

Question, how and what did they do to apply the "I" in Firefly on the DT. Ano Ti? So nice and love the mixed tubes.

Enjoy those miles. I'm envious!
I agree it would be cool if you could post the Geo cart of this FF as I would like to learn more also.

My Seven 622 feels snappy to me but the chain-stays are 41.3cm

Thx again for sharing.
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Old 03-01-2019, 04:07 PM
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Spectacular! Hope to see this on the Vineyard this year.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:42 AM
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Firefly #831 650b

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This is the type of bike I'd seriously consider next opportunity I have, plus been lusting for a FF.

I look forward to hearing more about this. I considered asking why you went 1x for a road bike, but figured some would perceive the question as too judgmental.

Fair question. Thanks for asking.

1x suits my local terrain which is neither mountainous or flat. I seldom use the highest and lowest gears on a 2x. 44x11 is the same as 52x13... decently high, maybe 32mph or so. 44x32 is the same as 39x28...decently low. The cogs between are useful. It’s also simple to swap a chainring or cassette as my fitness changes or for a special ride.

I do still enjoy a standard road double on my RSL (53/39 x 12-28). It works too. It has the extra inches for the occasional sprint. Plenty of things to like about 2x.

While both 1x and 2x are functional for me, I really like the simplicity of 1x. It looks uncluttered, has fewer moving parts, and is slightly easier to clean and maintain. The clutch is nice and quiet too.

Tell us the details of your future Firefly...
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:47 AM
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I would be cool to see the HT / Stem lines flow better as the rest of the bike does, maybe a custom beveled spacer ?

Good idea. The transition from the cover to the spacer is abrupt.

Cane Creek makes a tall upper headset cover which has a more gradual taper. Maybe I’ll try that.
Are there spacers with suitable bevels? Perhaps that could be a new Firefly widget?
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:51 AM
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Spectacular! Hope to see this on the Vineyard this year.

Soon but not soon enough. Mrs Sparky was telling me just this morning how she’s looking forward to getting back asap.

Let’s definitely get a ride together.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:10 PM
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Whoa, nice one.
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:19 PM
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Perhaps that could be a new Firefly widget?
Currently unobtainium, but we've been toying with this as a prototype solution to the problem:





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Jeez Tyler...would you good folks at FF please stop innovating and imagineering?
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:10 PM
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Good idea. The transition from the cover to the spacer is abrupt.

Cane Creek makes a tall upper headset cover which has a more gradual taper. Maybe I’ll try that.
Are there spacers with suitable bevels? Perhaps that could be a new Firefly widget?
Syntace has their Megaspacer set (seal and spacers).
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:50 AM
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All these Fireflies are amazing. Great bike Steve. If I had patience I would be in FF's queue.
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Collaboration

Sparky pal, you are the dream customer for Firefly - making crazy demands that push the limit to what's possible.

On the other hand, Firely is the dream builder for you - taking your crazy demands and turning them into reality.

Y'all are made for each other in heaven!

This is the crazy part:
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this bike fits 650bx2.1 and a large 700c as well, with no compromise of the original goal
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@sparky33 - do you envisage this as the “one bike quiver killer”? I’m always day dreaming and scheming a way to end up with one bike that does it all, and this looks like it might be that type of bike!!

Regardless, enjoy, it looks really great!!!


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Old 03-03-2019, 03:40 PM
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@sparky33 - do you envisage this as the “one bike quiver killer”? I’m always day dreaming and scheming a way to end up with one bike that does it all, and this looks like it might be that type of bike!!
It could be, but it won’t be (for me). I like bikes and variety. My number of personal bikes is usually 5 or 6. If pushed I would probably ditch everything but this Firefly and my hardtail 29er.

The quiver killer is a grand idea; compelling. These kinds of bikes have few compromises for anything short of trail riding.
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Old 03-03-2019, 03:44 PM
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They haven’t vetoed any of my requests yet!!!

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Sparky pal, you are the dream customer for Firefly - making crazy demands that push the limit to what's possible.

On the other hand, Firely is the dream builder for you - taking your crazy demands and turning them into reality.

Y'all are made for each other in heaven!

This is the crazy part:
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I like it. The uninterrupted stacking of titanium is visually cohesive.

That vertical headtube logo looks good too.

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