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Old 05-09-2018, 08:33 PM
Jimbo251 Jimbo251 is offline
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MXXXXXO Mesonperso

Here’s my story with this one.

I’ve wanted a Peg for a Long Time. I looked for years (seriously) for a Marcelo in a 50 cm used in total futility. There were a few new 50’s left NOS in the Conn Rust but it’s the one Peg scheme that I didn’t want. Plus I didn’t want to shell out 4 large for a new one.

Justin (Huck this) put up his Baka in 50cm and I was salivating. Not only a used one, but in a scheme I dug.

I immediately put my Moots PX Disc up for sale. A bike that I had literally just built and had significant money (to me) into. I was in contact with Justin while I was trying to sell my Moots but it wasn’t happening fast enough. My Moots was a small size that only a tiny percentage of people would fit, and it was a lot of money to boot. Having shelled out the bucks for the Moots build, I couldn’t make the Marcelo happen without selling the Moots 1st.

Finally, after months of trying to sell my Moots it happened. I took it in the shorts and lost big money on a bike I built 6 months earlier but the desire for Justin's Marcelo was weighing me down and I sold it.
I immediately got ahold of Justin only to find out he had sold his Marcelo the day before. Ugh.

Now I’ve sold my Moots, have bucks for a frame but no frame available. So I started calling around.
I found out through biKyle that there indeed was a 50cm on a container from Italy but somebody had laid claim to it. It was my LBS; Lakeside bikes. So over to Lakeside I went and dropped all I had to reserve the one 50cm on that container, and waited. Finally it showed up and I had my Peg. Some 4+ years in the making.

Problem was I had no money to build it; but I did have it. That was nearly a year ago and finally after saving and buying parts its done.

I still need to make a few tweeks to the fit (saddle isn’t level and so on) but for all intensive purposes its built.

I’ll try to take better pics as the light was dusking but here it is; obligatory garage shot.

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Old 05-09-2018, 09:28 PM
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That's a beaut. Hope it rides as good as it looks. And hope it was worth the wait!!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:31 PM
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Hola crappers, I didn't even realize that paint scheme existed - and now I have a new instant favorite!

Your determination is admirable. And your build is spectacular.

Good reminder that I need to swing by Lakeside myself sometime soon - feel like it's been years since I've been in there...

Looks like you got it together just in time for a gorgeous weekend to put some miles on. Chapeau!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:51 PM
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Hola crappers, I didn't even realize that paint scheme existed - and now I have a new instant favorite!

Your determination is admirable. And your build is spectacular.

Good reminder that I need to swing by Lakeside myself sometime soon - feel like it's been years since I've been in there...

Looks like you got it together just in time for a gorgeous weekend to put some miles on. Chapeau!
It's called "mesonperso" and means "I'm lost" in Italian. It's a new paint scheme for 2017.

For reference it's 50 cm frame with a whopping 66cm saddle height. Stem is a -17 in 110mm, and the saddle to bar drop is 5cm.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:23 PM
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No money for parts.

Super Record Gruppo.

Love it.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:32 PM
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No money for parts.

Super Record Gruppo.

Love it.
Not Super Record unfortunately. Its a Record group with Chorus bits thrown in to save some ducketts.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:39 AM
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Ah, the rear derailleur seemed to have extra text. In any case, killer build!
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:56 AM
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radical bo badical
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:45 PM
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radical bo badical
Sicky bo bicky.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:45 PM
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Man you know how to make a Peg look good.

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Old 05-09-2019, 08:37 AM
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Did you get a Zanc recently? If yes, how does it compare to your Peg?

For a smaller frame size, your handlebars seem to have a lot of drop - ever try a more compact bar? (Or maybe you're just really flexible...)

PS. Gumwalls do it for me.

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Old 05-14-2019, 10:45 PM
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Did you get a Zanc recently? If yes, how does it compare to your Peg?

For a smaller frame size, your handlebars seem to have a lot of drop - ever try a more compact bar? (Or maybe you're just really flexible...)

PS. Gumwalls do it for me.
Yes I did just get a Zanc. I really can't compare the two as it isn't a fair comparison. Different geo, wheels, almost everything. I love them both (as I do my other bikes) but they are like your kids; different but you love them the same.

I've never had someone look at my tiny bikes and tell me that I have a lot of drop. Never heard that before. It must be the pics cuz I'm certainly not flexible (C5, C6 and C7 cervical vertebrae fused and L3 lower back surgery) limit my drop. My bikes are all between 4 and 5cm of drop. I'm kinda anal about proper bar and hood setup and maybe that makes it look like more than it is?

Thanks tho for the kind words.

Only one vote for black tires and the rest gummies?
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:07 PM
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As someone who rides tiny bikes like you (I am in the 49cm range), that does look like a lot of drop. You are trying to fix that with a negative angled stem when really a reach and drop adjusted handlebar would probably help.

Have you had a pro fit done? Not judging your set up, it just helped me identify a few things in my fit that had been problematic.

#smallguywoes
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:17 PM
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You are trying to fix that with a negative angled stem when really a reach and drop adjusted handlebar would probably help.

Have you had a pro fit done? Not judging your set up, it just helped me identify a few things in my fit that had been problematic.

#smallguywoes
Yes I've had multiple pro fits. Fits by guys who were pro fitters, Retul fit, fits with computer power readings using different crank lengths, saddle positions setback, etc.

Sacha White did a fit for me when I got a custom Vanilla many years ago. Sacha really changed the way I thought about position on the bike. Of all the fittings I've had done I adapted Sacha's to work for me. That said, I think fittings are a starting point for the rider and not a static type of thing. A fitter can tell you "this is where I think you should be" but it's up to the rider to fine tune that to his or her comfort and performance level.

I love classic bend bars, mostly because I seem to feel really good about countersteering input on descents with this type of drop. I like the flat bottom on this type of bar. It's a personal thing I guess. Most my bikes are 4.5cm saddle to bar. Classic bend bars tend to bring the hoods down a bit more but I love the drops so I'm ok with it.

I'm using a -12 stem because Dario's headtube extension. The Peg is a stock size, My Zank for instance has a normal -6 but it was custom and has a smaller headtube.

Hope I answered your question?
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:18 PM
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I think you guys are right on the black tires.
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