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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_S View Post
    thanks Fred, I had already told my builder 73 HTA and 60mm fork rake.
    What tires are you going to use? That spec was predicated on 650b x 42mm slicks and 54mm knobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_S View Post
    As far as front center, with 700C wheels and my need for a slack seat tube, My size 12 shoes force me in to a longer top tube to eliminate TCO.
    A slacker seat tube should always mean the physical top tube gets longer to keep the wheels in the same place, it'd be very silly to make the actual bike shorter just to preserve a virtual measurement

    It's pretty hard to get TCO on a low-trail bike, you'd have to be quite short and be using very big tires
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    What tires are you going to use? That spec was predicated on 650b x 42mm slicks and 54mm knobbies
    Basically the same tires as on your bike ... Hetres and 50mm knobbies.

    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    A slacker seat tube should always mean the physical top tube gets longer to keep the wheels in the same place, it'd be very silly to make the actual bike shorter just to preserve a virtual measurement

    It's pretty hard to get TCO on a low-trail bike, you'd have to be quite short and be using very big tires
    Not really, my 58 cm 700C bike has a 575 mm top tube, 72d STA/73 HTA and 60mm rake fork. With 34mm tires and no fenders there was overlap .
    Front center is 608mm.

    I also have my cleat in the rear of the spd slot.

    The new 650B bike will have a 58.5 top tube and similar angles. With the smaller overall wheel diameter I should have no issue even with fenders using the Hetres.
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_S View Post
    The new 650B bike will have a 58.5 top tube and similar angles. With the smaller overall wheel diameter I should have no issue even with fenders using the Hetres.
    On my new bike I have 4cm of room between my toe and a bare Hetre, with cleats slammed all the way back on 44.5 Sidis and 180mm cranks.
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    I love the front kickstand:




    with the front lowriders it descends like a bat out of hell too

    and with the tent poles there, they make a great elbow rest when getting in a full tuck
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Gawdam....That thing is so complete ugly...It's...Beautiful. And Beauty Is as Beauty Does, for sure.
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Using a longer stem now? Details on the bag? I can't wait to use mine. I've just been staring at it and carrying stuff in it off the bike for kicks. Where the hell's your light mounted (so David can copy it on my rack :)?
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
    Using a longer stem now?
    Yeah went from 12cm -6 to 13cm, mounted 1cm lower

    I'm thinking about building a custom stem to parallel the TT exactly and integrate a decaleur, might want to go longer/lower

    First I need to try a new old handlebar that's deeper in both dimensions (165mm drop, fuck compacts forever)


    Quote Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
    Details on the bag? I can't wait to use mine. I've just been staring at it and carrying stuff in it off the bike for kicks.
    It's a prototype for the Ozette that I got when I was sharing a tradeshow booth with them, the waxed canvas makes it pretty heavy

    It's also missing any attachment mechanism (they later settled on velcro), I'm currently using a strap to hold it down but at some point after I add some brazeons to the rack I'll be using some special boat hardware to attach it.


    Quote Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
    Where the hell's your light mounted (so David can copy it on my rack :)?
    The bosses on the rack are 7/16" OD 4130 tapped M6

    The little aluminum linkage plates are important, it's possible to avoid them for positioning but dyno lights REALLY need to be sandwiched from both sides. Chopping up the arms of a shitty centerpull is the best way to do this, I'll do that on mine after paint.

     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Ah, I see. Waiting until they have time to do a custom job for your new bag? The colors look wild in that photo so I thought this was it.

    I'm going to try that center pull brake mount. This looks cool but I ain't paying $24 for something I can pull out of a junk pile at the LBS:

    S O M A f e e d: Wingmann Light Mount
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    The peanut gallery is still waiting to see this steed in obnoxious painted form...what say ye?
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by hoffsta View Post
    The peanut gallery is still waiting to see this steed in obnoxious painted form...what say ye?








    full set at https://www.flickr.com/photos/waldo/sets/72157643820133515
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    That bottom bracket is udderly absurd.
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by christian View Post
    ....I believe I was promised peanuts?
    Just say that 5 times fast and report back. :)

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    What is the m5/6 on the side of the fork crown for?
    Cottage cheese for dinner, Greek yogurt for dessert, eat that everyday an' it will make your butt hurt.

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Raymond View Post
    What is the m5/6 on the side of the fork crown for?
    on the NDS it's for a p-clamp brake housing guide

    been meaning to fab a computer mount to attach there on the DS
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    That thing is teats. Well done! ... where have I seen this paint scheme before?

     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Looks great, in all aspects!

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Fred, what are your thoughts on the Spyres?
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by Zandr Martin View Post
    Fred, what are your thoughts on the Spyres?
    the lever feel is really good

    some other implementation details not so much, I'll post a review after I get to the bottom of it
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nierman View Post
    That thing is teats. Well done! ... where have I seen this paint scheme before?
    on a cow?
     

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    Default Re: My latest 650b low trail fredmobile for the peanut gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    on the NDS it's for a p-clamp brake housing guide

    been meaning to fab a computer mount to attach there on the DS
    Oh, Neat-O!
    Cottage cheese for dinner, Greek yogurt for dessert, eat that everyday an' it will make your butt hurt.

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