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Old 11-11-2017, 02:51 PM
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Team maxxis/shimano Parlee Chebacco

Just got this a couple of days ago. It was a team bike used for cyclocross racing with pro vibe cockpit, shimano rx carbon laminate disc wheels, shimano 785 shifters and dura ace di2 with 53/36 chainrings. It didn't come with the charger and is currently dead, so I took it on a 8 mile dirt loop down the road from my house in 36/28 just to get a feel for the size and geometry. Can't wait to try it out once it's charged up.

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Old 11-11-2017, 07:51 PM
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Nice looking bike. I'll be interested in how this compares to the Drifter.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:19 AM
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Nice looking bike. I'll be interested in how this compares to the Drifter.
Me too. I've been eyeing these since I met Bob Parlee and saw his Jackson Pollak inspired Chebacco a few years back at a symposium he did at RPI. I was also curious to try out the 9070 di2. I have tried 6770 on a previous bike and am interested to see how the 9070 works.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:39 PM
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that is indeed a nice looking bike.

i assume it has a bit more tire clearance than the Pegoretti?

it does very much look like a race bike, rather than a backwoods gravel cruiser. how is the bottom bracket height, etc - is it really designed more for CX racing? you may not wind up liking that for the type of riding you do out that way.

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Old 11-12-2017, 07:46 PM
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that is indeed a nice looking bike.

i assume it has a bit more tire clearance than the Pegoretti?

it does very much look like a race bike, rather than a backwoods gravel cruiser. how is the bottom bracket height, etc - is it really designed more for CX racing? you may not wind up liking that for the type of riding you do out that way.

interested to hear the feedback.
Fits a bit wider tire than the peg, but only a couple of mms. These were built as do it all any road style bikes, but this one was a team maxxis/shimano cx bike and is still set up with 33mm maxxis tires. It's designed to fit 40mm 700c with fenders and 45mm without. It has longer chainstays and a lower bottom bracket than a typical cx rig.

Have a charger inbound so I'll get better aquainted with it once the battery is full and I'm going to see if it clears the set of rock and roads.

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Old 11-13-2017, 05:10 PM
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Got the battery charged up and threw some rock n roads on it to try out today. Weather was crap and did a flat 10 mile loop. The BG tires might be a bit overkill, but they do fit. I may swap them out for the Barlow Pass tires from my peg or some Pasela 35s?

Changing the saddle to either a berthoud galibier or Brooks swift ti tomorrow. I may put wider bars and a longer stem and change the pedals to frogs as well.

The dura ace di2 is smooth, precise and quick. Definitely like the di2, but I've been riding compact cranks for so long that I'd like to swap the 53 for something smaller, but who knows. The bike is very responsive to input and goes where you point it. I'm going to put some 28s on it and see how it rides on the road as well. Overall very pleased with this bike so far.

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Old 11-13-2017, 09:06 PM
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Very nice looking bike - I’ve been looking at these for a while now, enjoy it and keep posting pictures of it!!


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:53 AM
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Today's ride in the Adirondacks. So far the bike is as advertised.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:57 AM
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wow, you guys have some real snow up there already huh.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:51 AM
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Nothing too crazy, but it stuck on the gravel roads.
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:56 PM
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New fabric silicone tape, Brooks swift ti saddle and speedplay frogs. Still might change the bar stem combo out, but not sure just yet.

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Old 11-22-2017, 07:08 AM
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Awesome rig! Did you try it on the road yet?

I agree, 52/53t is too big for a bike like this, especially with bigger tires. I have a 30/39/50 on my zombie apocalypse rig with 11-32 and it's pretty good. I'd probably use a 48t big ring more.

Come winter when I swap on the studded tire wheelset with a 11-36 I'll be a happier camper.

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Old 11-22-2017, 09:43 AM
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Today's ride in the Adirondacks. So far the bike is as advertised.

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Awesome shots. Cool bike


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Old 11-22-2017, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for the kind words guys. This bike is awesome and has me out riding it as often as I can. I swapped out the bar and stem combo and it now has arundel mandible cages. It now has a Zipp 110 stem and zipp 44cm bars. I'm going to get a nice ride in tomorrow morning. I need to swap the 53 chainring for a 50 or smaller if that is possible or change the entire crankset for something different that'll still work with the 9070 stuff.
I have another set of wheels and am waiting for some nice 28 and 30mm tires to arrive before taking it out on the road. I have ridden it on pavement to get to the trails, but no significant miles on the road yet.

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Old 11-28-2017, 08:03 PM
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Today's ride in the Adirondacks. So far the bike is as advertised.

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Great shots - where in the Adirondacks are you?
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