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    Magic bus.

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    Now with the Tubus rack and a pannier, this will be getting me back & forth to my office for the foreseeable future. I'm pretty sure I'll be shopping for some good lights this fall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by htwoopup View Post
    First world solution to a mental health issue of being cooped up in a country without being able to go to the other country. Wanted a bike I could make completely different than the one I already have in NYC. Fast.

    New to me. From the getting to know you ride.

    I hope my wife can find the clamp for the setback silver Thomson post in my parts boxes in Canada to express it down here. Then it should fit right and look a thousand percent better. Oh, I wonder how to explain to her what end caps are and that I need her to find them so that I can put the 650b wheels that are here on it. Without divorce happening.

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    And the mental games begin...keep it 1X or maybe put it back as 2X with maybe some fancy rings.
    I saw that for sale across the hall, glad it found a good home! I think that bike looks perfect as a 1x go-anywhere monster but thats just me!
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    Ever since I got this Zanconato All-Road machine people have been (rightly) hounding me to get rid of the red stripe on the stem. It's gone.

    This morning I decided to finally deal with the fact that the headset has never been perfectly adjusted. The pre-load kept loosening because the expander insert kept slipping upwards. So I dug into it and installed the original Parlee piece that is supposed to go with the fork. Decided then to cut the fork down to size because this is the proper height. Next I need to find the right spacers on top. The 5mm spacer isn't enough and the 10mm spacer is too big. I need about 7.5 and would like to use just one spacer rather than a 5 and a 2.5. Anyway, while I had the whole thing apart I decided to get rid of the logos on the stem. The bar is still logoed but that will change next time the tape is off. It looks far better.

    More delogoing is likely to take place across my fleet. It actually is a better look for some components.

    Next comes a bath for the whole bike.

    La Cheeserie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamu8104 View Post
    <snip>I think that bike looks perfect as a 1x go-anywhere monster but that’s just me!
    Agree. Made a few small changes to make it even more go-anywhere. It is fun and responsive with the 650b’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htwoopup View Post
    Agree. Made a few small changes to make it even more go-anywhere. It is fun and responsive with the 650b’s.

    Hot Pink Pearl Zank by Jon Mandel, on Flickr
    That looks awesome Jon, and +1 on the 1x from me.

    Enjoy in good health!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    More delogoing is likely to take place across my fleet. It actually is a better look for some components.
    Agreed. I like the stealthy, "if you know, then you know" attitude towards branding and components. Until my bike comes with a sponsorship deal, I don't need to advertise for anyone but me.
    Handlebar logos are the worst. I'm quick to take some sandpaper to 'em.
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    That hot pink pearl is fire. There's no hiding with that!
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    Fire.

    If I knew what I was doing, Id be doing it right now

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    Slowly been moving my position lower and lower. Now experimenting with a super sexy -12 stem. I tried a -17 and it felt rideable, but it looked odd, the bike handled strangely, and the front felt really harsh. The -12 seems to be a good compromise between aero/comfort/handling/looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Slowly been moving my position lower and lower. Now experimenting with a super sexy -12 stem. I tried a -17 and it felt rideable, but it looked odd, the bike handled strangely, and the front felt really harsh. The -12 seems to be a good compromise between aero/comfort/handling/looks.

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    If you want more drop, why not just raise the saddle?



    Joking, of course. If you're not married to that bar shape, another option might be a bar with more drop so you can get really low in the drops but keep the tops and hoods a little more comfortable.
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    I have been messing with my position left and right recently and may need professional help later.

    Right now I am trying a lower and slightly shorter setup (about 23mm lower and 5 mm shorter than original spec).

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    If you want more drop, why not just raise the saddle?



    Joking, of course. If you're not married to that bar shape, another option might be a bar with more drop so you can get really low in the drops but keep the tops and hoods a little more comfortable.
    Yash Katsumi

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    I have been messing with my position left and right recently and may need professional help later.

    Right now I am trying a lower and slightly shorter setup (about 23mm lower and 5 mm shorter than original spec).
    How wide are your bars? Ive been trying and liking slightly narrower bars. Nothing radical but this seems to be working for me. Some of it is psychosomatic but Im liking reducing it a bit. Plus Im getting older. But food for thought.
    La Cheeserie!

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    They are 42cm fizik bars, so right in the middle. I have wide-ish shoulders, unusually long arms, short torso, so I have a bit of a weird fit. I tried some 40cm bars, but I never got comfortable with how it made the bike feel. I felt that I have better control and feel of the bike with medium width bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    How wide are your bars? I’ve been trying and liking slightly narrower bars. Nothing radical but this seems to be working for me. Some of it is psychosomatic but I’m liking reducing it a bit. Plus I’m getting older. But food for thought.
    Yash Katsumi

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    New to me courtesy of E. Baumann. Handed off at the Chief Martindale Diner along the Taconic State Parkway as Eric was headed for MA and VT, along with his partner and their cat. Seemed like good people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    New to me courtesy of E. Baumann. Handed off at the Chief Martindale Diner along the Taconic State Parkway as Eric was headed for MA and VT, along with his partner and their cat. Seemed like good people.

    Very nice. Looks like a fun bike to me.

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    Very fun. My first 1x setup, my first SRAM setup, first i9 wheelset. 44cm bars have to go, but pretty much everything else is staying for now. Gearing is 40T and 11-32. I thought about putting a 38T on the front, but if I find that I need a lower low, I think I might switch the cassette to a 11-36 (and get a new chain) instead. But first I want to ride it as is (except for the handlebars) for a month or so. Bike feels really light and fast.
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    Now with new seatpost, handlebars and bar tape. And workbench.

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    following some discussion elsewhere, i am reminded of some universal praise for mzank bikes: they go downhill fast. i own a lot of bikes, but both of my zanks are the most competent descenders of the group. i just point this bike in the direction i want to go and let gravity do the rest. well designed bikes are a joy to ride.

    also, all these years later, nemesis tubies rile.




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    You said it. And climb well too. Loving this bike. I've taken a racing tractor and turned it into a Subaru with a saddle bag and two water bottles - for this I apologize...not! Having too much fun on it.



    Liking the Ritchey Butano bars and the WTB Riddler tires also. And the Prologo M5 saddle. Not liking that I couldnt reach any of the apples still on this tree.
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    I'm just going to keep posting pics of this. Chilly muddy fun today.

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