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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean39T View Post
    The goal for the -17 would be to have around 1-1.5cm of spacers under the stem. I think that roughly approximates the look of a quill stem, if the threadless stem is constructed properly. I want it as much for fit as aesthetics, plus I'd prefer not to #slamthatstem on such a unique bike - it's not like you can just go buy another fork. I think leaving 1-2cm of adjustability makes sense to that end.
    Yeah, I'd still be going for a -10º or -8º without spacers underneath. Even if you don't want to slam the stem, -17º with spacers just doesn't look right.

    I'd say cut the fork, but I know this is unlikely to hang around long even if it currently feels like it might... [*knowing wink*]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Costello View Post
    It was a very tough decision to let go for sure as I invested a lot of time in getting it the way I wanted - and that paint job - but sometimes it's a matter of millimeters here and minutes there and the truth is that while this bike fit well and is a wonderful ride, the custom Spectrum I had made, after I'd aquired the Sachs from JR59, is just a better fit. How that translates into the ride is subtle to be sure, and I'll miss looking down and seeing the Sachs logo on the flat crown fork and the beautiful paint and lugs, but it's better that this bike gets ridden regularly and I had a strong hunch that it would be a great fit for Dan. I remain tempted by the idea of keeping an eye open for when Richard's cue opens, just because ....
    What's funny is if I'd been more proactive and jumped in TK's queue before it closed, as I was intending to do - really only thing that kept me from it was a cancelled work trip that left me unable to get to the barn before the doors shut, I wouldn't have had room for this either - and doubly funny because when I bought JR's Ellis, I could have bought this one too, but passed on it just out of having too many irons in the fire - and me being me, I probably wouldn't have thought to put the effort into the repaint - so by a strange turn of chance, by me not buying it two years ago, I got it eventually delivered in a way that totally works for my roadie sensibilities - i.e., it's as perfect as a handbuilt and handpainted piece of artistry can be (though I did already shed some paint off the inside of the chainstay - been a while since I've had to think about clamping a skewer tight on purpose). I do think there is something still marginally on offer in getting one made to measure just for me (and will eventually pursue that in another build) but this one seems to be close enough to want to keep around for a good long time. And thankfully Greg was able to pass along very detailed measurements on it so if I do get to talking to the Daves, Mark, Steve, or Richie at some point, I'll have a good benchmark to start from. Anyway, enough talk - time to go brave the cold temps and put some more miles in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean39T View Post
    The 28H Nemesis' I had never felt sluggish, and I do ride on pretty bad roads in Central OR now, so running a Roubaix-type setup does kind of make sense....Vlaanderens, etc. That said, I happen to have a pair of all black Stinger 3s that could end up in the rotation here.
    I think I still have those wheels sitting here. If you want them back I'll send them your way. That said, I've also got a couple sets of DA c24 tubulars that live on the Pegoretti and Crumpton. There's a reason the Nemesis wheels don't live on the A-grade bikes...do us all a favor and find Hyperon tubulars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean39T View Post
    Gotcha. I think these are Newvex lugs. They certainly are pretty in person.
    Nuovo Richie™ not Newvex


    I also am not a huge fan of internal routing in general - there is an inevitable slight buzz that wears on me and I can never shake the concern of wetness accumulating in there.
    It's a stainless steel pipe (tunnel) so nothing will/should affect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    Nuovo Richie™ not Newvex

    It's a stainless steel pipe (tunnel) so nothing will/should affect it.
    Ah, missed that when scanning the current offerings.. Good to know on the internal routing too - I'm on the dry side of the state now but after years in the wet I still carry some of that corrosion anxiety around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjbabcock View Post
    I think I still have those wheels sitting here. If you want them back I'll send them your way. That said, I've also got a couple sets of DA c24 tubulars that live on the Pegoretti and Crumpton. There's a reason the Nemesis wheels don't live on the A-grade bikes...do us all a favor and find Hyperon tubulars.
    If I can hunt down the components, I may have to take you up on that. I mean, Nemesis' are only 430g and that's not awful. Hyperons would certainly be great, and Shamal Ultra tubulars would also work - both are pushing more in the modern direction though. If I stick with 11 spd, the other wheel option I have is a set of Vision/FSA KOM TL wheels, which are around 1300g, nice and wide, and have exceptionally good braking (and excellent hubs) - they're quiet too. Either way, I doubt I'll have the Mavics on there long. The braking is excellent and they feel good and responsive - I just don't like things that make noise, and the brake track and FHB are both distracting in that regard, to me. I don't know how people ride the new ENVE/Zipp brake tracks or other textured surfaces, or deal with I9 hubs or similar. I want to hear my tires on the asphalt, that's it.
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    Overthinking it ?

    Hypéron, campy SR, no spacers below a -17.

    Done.

    It is a fabulous ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Overthinking it ?
    Isn't what we do when we're having fun? ...said tongue in cheek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    Isn't what we do when we're having fun? ...said tongue in cheek.
    Right I am a real pro at it myself!

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    This poor bike has been so over-thought already (by me choosing paint and build). But what else are we to do during winter or when injured or pandemic limited!

    Lionel's suggestions are I think perfect; I wish my poor arthritic thumbs got along with Campy; it was a sad day I sold off all my Campy components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Overthinking it ?

    Hypéron, campy SR, no spacers below a -17.

    Done.

    It is a fabulous ride.
    I think Darren set quite a high bar for overthinking a Sachs build - also for riding the hell out of one.. Admirable on both counts.
    Dan in Oregon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Costello View Post
    This poor bike has been so over-thought already (by me choosing paint and build). But what else are we to do during winter or when injured or pandemic limited!

    Lionel's suggestions are I think perfect; I wish my poor arthritic thumbs got along with Campy; it was a sad day I sold off all my Campy components.
    I will be happy to put a 80th Anniv or SR RS group on here with some Hyperons if anyone is offering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clean39T View Post
    I will be happy to put a 80th Anniv or SR RS group on here with some Hyperons if anyone is offering.
    latest SR will do just fine ! Hyperons try to find as no-one wants rim brakes anymore :)

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    Im not sure Darren ever worried about tubesets and dropouts.
    Which is not to say he is not a great velophilanderer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Hyperons try to find as no-one wants rim brakes anymore :)
    There is a set of Hyperon tubulars listed on PL that have been for sale for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skouri1 View Post
    Im not sure Darren ever worried about tubesets and dropouts.
    Which is not to say he is not a great velophilanderer as well.
    Who's worrying? I'm just curious.. If there's something to know, it's nice to know it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    latest SR will do just fine ! Hyperons try to find as no-one wants rim brakes anymore :)
    Didn't you have an RS group that you were considering selling, @Lionel?!

    There's a silver group across the hall which would be prime for a spot of CycloRetro polishing and pantographing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Didn't you have an RS group that you were considering selling, @Lionel?!

    There's a silver group across the hall which would be prime for a spot of CycloRetro polishing and pantographing...
    I sold it, someone put a WTB on paceline. It had been in a box for years and I did not quite see the point of it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    Nuovo Richie™ not Newvex



    It's a stainless steel pipe (tunnel) so nothing will/should affect it.
    --- ten+year old RS signature road frame with internal routing --- ne'er a drop of humidity...
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    Stolen (images) purely out of admiration.

    DSC_0036 by e-RICHIE, on Flickr

    loue2 by e-RICHIE, on Flickr
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