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Last Post 11/13/2017 01:03 PM by Spudly Crumpett III. 15 Replies.
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Habanero

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11/10/2017 02:59 PM
https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/readersrigs/readers-rigs-merlin-works/#.WgYS51WnFph
huckleberry

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11/10/2017 03:14 PM
That's a beauty, Hab!
Cosmic Kid

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11/10/2017 03:30 PM
I love me some bike pjorn!!!!

Seriously sweet sled, Hab!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Habanero

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11/10/2017 04:12 PM
😉
Habanero

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11/10/2017 04:13 PM
Thanks!!
6ix

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11/10/2017 05:17 PM
That's really cool. Creative way of attaching the front light to your head-tube. I like that! What fork are you running?

And I see you are another Arione Tri rider! Best saddle ever.
79pmooney

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11/10/2017 05:48 PM
Thanks Hab.

I am reluctant to sign up on Facebook, but tell Barry/bluezurich hi from 79pmooney!

Ever thought about going steel on the fork? A little heavier but a sweet ride and they can look quite classy. My first ti ride was '89 on Gwyn Jone's personal Merlin mountain bike. Bike felt so "right" (except those bars!) that I never considered anything but steel when I ordered my TiCycles 18 years later. I wondered over the months while I waited the build if I was being a fool to want steel. Now i have two steel forked ti bikes and don't even think about it until I see a carbon forked one.

The long cantilever beams of the steel forks are a wonderful match to the less stiff but far better supported rest of a ti frame. They just feel right.

Ben
Habanero

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11/10/2017 06:13 PM
Thanks! It’s an Enve road fork. I couldn’t find another Alpha Q when I needed a new fork so an Enve it was. Not much out there anymore for carbon forks for a traditional head tube! I found out about that saddle from CK! He sent me one years ago after my Rolls stopped being comfy! Only saddle I use now.
Habanero

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11/10/2017 06:22 PM
I’ll get a steel fork when I get a new steel bike, maybe. Carbon forks are great on both ti and steel frames IMHO.
Orange Crush

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11/10/2017 09:20 PM
Only 4800kms this year? You seem to be riding lots. Particular on weekdays when all of us lowlifes have to work.
longslowdistance

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11/10/2017 09:49 PM
Nice! Love the big drop bars and white tape (it's a geezer thing).
Cosmic Kid

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11/10/2017 11:05 PM
Posted By Hot Habanero on 11/10/2017 06:13 PM
Thanks! It’s an Enve road fork. I couldn’t find another Alpha Q when I needed a new fork so an Enve it was. Not much out there anymore for carbon forks for a traditional head tube! I found out about that saddle from CK! He sent me one years ago after my Rolls stopped being comfy! Only saddle I use now.


Hah....I totally forgot about that! Oh, and tell Barry to drag his sorry-ass over here!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
zootracer

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11/13/2017 08:42 AM
I just found my next bars...cool bike..almost bought a Lynskey online, but went with another plastic bike..
Habanero

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11/13/2017 08:58 AM
I’ve always loved 3T bars and when I built this up I figured I would try carbon. So far I’m very happy with them.

What kind of plastic bike are you riding?
zootracer

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11/13/2017 10:01 AM
I bought another Trek Madone. My LBS built up a nos 2014 5.9 frame with Ultegra 6800, compact crank (50/34), Hed Belgium C2 wheelset. I supplied my own saddle, stem and pedals and he sold it to me for $2900. I like it. I bought it last Dec, almost a year old.

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