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Posted: Aug 1, 2018 at 20:22 Quote
VTwintips wrote:
Why would a road bike like an Allez make a bad commuter? Honest question.

He didn't say bad, he said silly. Not necessarily negative.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 11:46 Quote
Bingo, silly can be very good in this case.

Torn between getting a complete Easton wheelset, or building something on I9. Custom is going to be more expensive, probably similar weight, but would just be so much more sweet. Easton's killing it.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 12:11 Quote
sherbet wrote:
but would just be so much more sweet
Isn't that your answer right there Sherb?

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 12:23 Quote
It just delays it a bunch. My wheels are surviving, so whatever, just trying to build up a new MTB wheelset, order a new hightower frame, and want to order a Cannondale Scalpel for a race bike next year.

f*cking shit it adds up. First world problems. Could get the eastons and just call it a day.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 15:47 Quote
That's fricken sick!

On a random note;


Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 20:08 Quote
That's an interesting take on the modern mixte.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 20:33 Quote
Mostly for shits and gigs. The wheelset was laying around.

Bonus bike;


Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 20:43 Quote
sherbet wrote:
Bingo, silly can be very good in this case.

Torn between getting a complete Easton wheelset, or building something on I9. Custom is going to be more expensive, probably similar weight, but would just be so much more sweet. Easton's killing it.

I9999999999999

Do it. Using non-proprietary spokes is key IMO.

Posted: Aug 4, 2018 at 15:36 Quote
I don't think I posted this one on pinkbike in complete form....


An Opus I had for a very short amount of time. Stiff, aggro, too small, and (despite being heavier than seraph's gravel bike) the lightest road bike I've ever owned at 15.3lbs. Then I took it apart to build up a Specialized older than me.

Posted: Aug 4, 2018 at 21:52 Quote
crs-one wrote:
I don't think I posted this one on pinkbike in complete form....


An Opus I had for a very short amount of time. Stiff, aggro, too small, and (despite being heavier than seraph's gravel bike) the lightest road bike I've ever owned at 15.3lbs. Then I took it apart to build up a Specialized older than me.

That Specialized you built is f*cking FIRE though. Drool

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 at 10:21 Quote
Changed tires, lost almost 1lb 1oz of rotational weight Eek
Vittoria Adventure Trails replaced with Panaracer GravelKings - most cost effective weight saving I think I've ever made on a bike!

Planet X Tempest Ti

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 at 12:02 Quote
OneBanana wrote:
Changed tires, lost almost 1lb 1oz of rotational weight Eek
Vittoria Adventure Trails replaced with Panaracer GravelKings - most cost effective weight saving I think I've ever made on a bike!

Planet X Tempest Ti

The next thing I recommend doing is purely for performance and not aesthetics or bling factor at all. Swap your rotors for Centerline. The SRAM HRD calipers and pads are really designed to work best with the current generation Centerline rotors. My first cross bike came with the older Avid rotors like yours has and switching to the Centerlines made a huge difference in braking performance.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 at 15:43 Quote
Go tubeless for sure.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 at 16:05 Quote
Doubt he rides hard enough for long enough to see the benefits.


 
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