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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    Speaking of pizza - I noticed that Specialized is now selling a pizza bag and rack.





    But yeah, a big load on the front actually benefits from a bike designed for that use. Wheel flop, handling, etc.
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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Speaking of pizza - I noticed that Specialized is now selling a pizza bag and rack.





    But yeah, a big load on the front actually benefits from a bike designed for that use. Wheel flop, handling, etc.
    But who eats pizzas small enough to even fit in that bag? Do they make one big enough for the classing 16" individual serving pie?
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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    They should have called it a calzone bag
     

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    I’m thinking pizza for breakfast now.
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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I’m thinking pizza for breakfast now.
    I just call that breakfast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I just call that breakfast.
    I like your style.
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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    It's funny, the last thing I want in a bar/commuting bike is a bike I'd be reluctant to lock up outside the kind of bar that I like.
    this. for this purpose, I want a bike I don't have to even think about while it's locked up. and that I don't mind scratching the paint up on, from all the random crap I lock it up to. I bought a $200 Raleigh from Amazon that has most things the OP is after for this build (minus cantis). that said, obviously re-purposing a bike is awesome and a fun project.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I’m thinking pizza for breakfast now.
    Christine Lavin has your song, "Cold Pizza for Breakfast"

    "Some people eat grapefruit for breakfast
    Some people eat oatmeal
    There are those
    Who are sure
    Granola is a very good deal
    But not me
    I don't go for that stuff
    When it comes to nourishment
    I get more than enough
    Nothing satisfies my taste like
    Sitting down to a great big plate of
    Cold pizza for breakfast
    Warm coke to wash it down
    Aah
    Maybe a couple of pepperoni
    Make this meal well-rounded
    Gimme
    Cold pizza for breakfast
    In a pinch cold spaghetti it'll do
    Oh, there's nothing in the world that I like better
    That eating cold pizza with you
    My man takes me out in the evening
    He treats me so nice
    We go to the movies
    We go dancing
    We go for more than a slice
    We order a pie, eat what we can
    We take the rest home, it's part of the plan
    And in the mornin' when the sun rise
    You… "

     

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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    random comments/responses:

    - I clearly specified beer run on Fridays and bagel run on Sundays.
    - That said, if I ever need to do a double header, I will pick up the bagels first, thanks V-Place (anyone who buys beer and bagels in the same place is doing it wrong, or lives near a magical store).
    - I have Paul cantis on my ANT. They're good. I have unused vintage Dia Compe cantis sitting in a box. I used to run these on my circa '90 MB-0. They are good too.
    - That Spesh bag looks like it was designed by people who pay $20 for Avocado Toast, and call it pizza... I sort of wonder if Spesh would sell more if they called it an "Avocado Toast Bag" - I would not put it past them. The aforementioned Wald looks like the right way to go for a proper pizza.
    - I'm pretty sure I'm going to hate the handling with or without any beer strapped on the rack, given the CX race geo. Not sure there is a practical solution (alternate stem/bar combos) that would make a difference. More tinkering/testing TBD... Maybe the rack goes on the chillax'd 3-spd ANT, and the Igle is simply a badass SS. Time will tell!

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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    I think for weighted handling, get a wider bar to have a bit of triangulation on the load for more leverage.

    Now, this Avocado Toast Bag you mentioned....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Japanese people just can't grasp the concept of not going full premium for everything they own. My japanese sister in law used to commute on a Campy record equipped Bianchi specialissima road bike. She didn't knew shit about bicycle but even buying second hand you can´t end up on a low end frameset with a shimano 105 groupset. She just liked the celeste color.
    The japanese have excellent buying taste and they are fond of quality mechanical things. You can find the best cameras, watches and of course bike stuff in japanese shops. De Rosa. Vintage Campagnolo record. Suntour. The japanese taste has also huge influence in western painting, poetry, philosophy.
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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by TTX1 View Post
    random comments/responses:

    - I'm pretty sure I'm going to hate the handling with or without any beer strapped on the rack, given the CX race geo. Not sure there is a practical solution (alternate stem/bar combos) that would make a difference.
    I suspect something like this would help a lot. Not sure if the proportions of the rack suits your needs or if you have frame "stuff" (braze ons, cable guides, etc) that might get in the way. I'd go frame mounted over fork/bar mounted any day, but my first choice is still a courier bag. Second choice would be a rear rack. This from experience. I honestly wanted to like the front mounted stuff before trying it. Maybe I'm just picky.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    I suspect something like this would help a lot. Not sure if the proportions of the rack suits your needs or if you have frame "stuff" (braze ons, cable guides, etc) that might get in the way. I'd go frame mounted over fork/bar mounted any day, but my first choice is still a courier bag. Second choice would be a rear rack. This from experience. I honestly wanted to like the front mounted stuff before trying it. Maybe I'm just picky.
    Interesting. They even have a link to a double kickstand right from the rack page.

    My main obstacle is the slammed stem.

    Secondary would be the fresh repaint.

    Or maybe I have that backwards.

    Thanks, though - always appreciate new (to me) options.

    Also - it's preorder. Wonder if they will really ship?

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    Default Re: Thinking about a canti-brake beer bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    I really regret it now. Especially since I have started to race cross again.
    I think one of yours is on the 'bay right now, FYI. Your cx bikes were always so proper, especially the Hampstens and Zanc
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonicw View Post
    I think one of yours is on the 'bay right now, FYI. Your cx bikes were always so proper, especially the Hampstens and Zanc
    Thank you!

    I have been watching that auction as I really want to buy the hampsten for sentimental reasons. I sold the hampsten for $600 back in 2012, and then it was sold twice after that, $1,500 seems like a lot, and the bike seems to have gotten really beat up since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    I once had a cool canti retired cross machine city beer bike.
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    That's the McLaren F1 of basket bikes.
     

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