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    Apologies? Heck, the only apology should be for not posting more pics! Lovely, lovely.

    Do you have a pump peg on the HT? Didn't look like it on your prev post, and I'm wondering about how well the Silca stays in place without it (asks the guy who is thinking his Hampsten would ride much smoother and faster with a Slica vs Blackburn pump -- oh wait, the Hampsten doesn't really need ride quality improvement!).

    Quote Originally Posted by velomonkey View Post
    Sorry for posting the same bike twice . . . but best I can tell we have 43 pages of pictures and none of a non-painted firefly with a non-painted Silca Impero. Allow me to correct that. Gotta say, this looks like a perfect match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy57 View Post
    Apologies? Heck, the only apology should be for not posting more pics! Lovely, lovely.

    Do you have a pump peg on the HT? Didn't look like it on your prev post, and I'm wondering about how well the Silca stays in place without it (asks the guy who is thinking his Hampsten would ride much smoother and faster with a Slica vs Blackburn pump -- oh wait, the Hampsten doesn't really need ride quality improvement!).

    Thanks for the kind words!!!! So, no, I did not get the pump peg installed when I spec'd this build (was thinking it and wish I did). There is a bunch of after market stuff I've seen people do and am gonna ask firefly.

    As for the fit. It's a good fit - I rode it for 30 miles 2 days in a row - once on my firefly the other once on my colnago C59. The pump goes in there tight enough that if it falls down the head tube and goes kind of diagonal it's still secured side to side.
     

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    This bike is too nice to stop riding it and take a real photo.
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    FF236 2014 setup, Romania

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon White View Post
    This bike is too nice to stop riding it and take a real photo.
    I love what you did with your bar end plugs. If you're not going to line them up as appropriate for the logo, you might as well make them look like turn signals.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon White View Post
    This bike is too nice to stop riding it and take a real photo.
    Inspired by Brandon, I made this shot on my evening ride. This is the first ride of FF509 in 650B fitment. I really need to work on my 'on the bike selfie' skills!
    Photo Feb 01, 17 57 26.jpg
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    This is the first ride of FF509 in 650B fitment. Photo Feb 01, 17 57 26.jpg
    ok, enough of the tease. I need to know more about 509. Was going to send you an email but figured maybe someone else would like to know too. the flickr pics are superb. (oops, I re-read the thread. most already been covered)

    1) Di2 hydro! well done.
    2) Parlee fork! 15mm T/A?
    3) 142x12 rear? those dropouts are killer.
    4) With disc you can swap between 650 and 700 - brilliant.
    - 650b x 44
    - 700c x 28 + fenders
    - 700c x 33
    5) It seems like the NOX wheelset is the only "value" choice on the build - pretty much everywhere else you pegged the functional bling meter.

    Between 509 and the nicrump it's hard to imagine want for anything else.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdmtong View Post
    ok, enough of the tease. I need to know more about 509. Was going to send you an email but figured maybe someone else would like to know too. the flickr pics are superb. (oops, I re-read the thread. most already been covered)

    1) Di2 hydro! well done.
    2) Parlee fork! 15mm T/A?
    3) 142x12 rear? those dropouts are killer.
    4) With disc you can swap between 650 and 700 - brilliant.
    - 650b x 44
    - 700c x 28 + fenders
    - 700c x 33
    5) It seems like the NOX wheelset is the only "value" choice on the build - pretty much everywhere else you pegged the functional bling meter.

    Between 509 and the nicrump it's hard to imagine want for anything else.
    Indeed. I am fortunate to have both of these bikes. That said, I do miss the SBTi. :/

    Regarding the axles, T/A front and rear. 15mm in the front, 142x12 in the back.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    Inspired by Brandon, I made this shot on my evening ride. This is the first ride of FF509 in 650B fitment. I really need to work on my 'on the bike selfie' skills!
    Photo Feb 01, 17 57 26.jpg
    NICE. Are those the wheels I built? I know I built someone on the forum a set of Nox Skyline 650B/CLDs/Lasers for a Firefly. I'm about about getting usernames and real names mixed up though. The wheels were under 1400g if I remember correctly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    NICE. Are those the wheels I built? I know I built someone on the forum a set of Nox Skyline 650B/CLDs/Lasers for a Firefly. I'm about about getting usernames and real names mixed up though. The wheels were under 1400g if I remember correctly!
    Yep, that would be me. Yep, those would be the wheels!

    In that picture, those are the Rock 'n Road tires. I'm looking forward to trying these wheels with the Compass Babyshoe Pass, and the Schwalbe G-One.
     

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    preview courtesy of Kevin@FF
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    so excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky33 View Post
    so excited.
    ohhh, yeahh!

    Which tires are mounted on those A36D?
     

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    good lord there are some fine machines in here!!!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StR View Post
    Whoa, Looks like the finest German engineering. Geez thats clean, like too clean, send it to me for dirt please...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    ohhh, yeahh!

    Which tires are mounted on those A36D?
    Compass BJP extralight. Hoping for good results without tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky33 View Post
    Compass BJP extralight. Hoping for good results without tubes.
    I look forward to hearing that report.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    I look forward to hearing that report.
    That's what Andy's riding. I'm using mine w/ tubes though. Love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon White View Post
    That's what Andy's riding. I'm using mine w/ tubes though. Love them.
    Yeah, I've got them on some Reynolds ATR rims on my beater cross bike (which I have been riding a lot). The tires are great, really supple and responsive to how much air you put in them to change the ride feel, so experiment and you will find your sweet spot. I've been running them around 40f50r on the road, a little less if I am going on dirt (although our dirt around here is pretty smooth). I did do some mountain biking on them last fall and bottomed the front rim out on some rocks, so I might step up into the 40s on the front if I do that trail again.

    I had to use a compressor (at a gas station) to get them seated, but they snapped into place easily with the compressor. My only issue is that now the front is losing a lot more air than the rear despite liberal applications of extra sealant, so somewhere along the line I must have picked up some sort of unpluggable puncture or something. It's dealable by just airing up before I ride, but I'm going to find the cause and fix it soon . . .

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    I'm f*ing giddy right now.
    FF-510
    this is definitely what my kids feel like on Christmas morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky33 View Post
    I'm f*ing giddy right now.
    FF-510
    this is definitely what my kids feel like on Christmas morning.
    Wow Steve, just checked out the link. What a sweet ride! Love the fenders and the SRAM hydro!

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