chiggins wrote:Ahahahahaha I like it!
marmoset wrote:Mmmmmm... steeeel... lugged steel...
Nice job on the wheels. I meet so many people who are afraid to lace their own.
marmoset wrote:I hate wrapping bars. I'm too much of a perfectionist.
I like your bike. I'm a huge fan of 1" quills, freewheels, and downtubes. They weren't "broke" but they still got "fixed."
some call me...tim? wrote:I have nothing to add to the bike discussion, but mad props on the Modern Problems reference. Just got that from Netflix the other day and am excited to watch it again after all these years.
marmoset wrote:Chiggins, uNicedmeMan-
I noticed you are both running the Brooks saddles.
How much maintenance do you have to put into them? Have you noticed oily/greasy spots on your shorts? How long do they take to break in? I've read lots about them but everyone I know that has one just got theirs. They don't have many miles on them.
chiggins wrote:Embrace your perfectionism and learn how to do these. Then I can send you my bars.
You get out on that tandem smile-maker at all this weekend?
...but Velo Orange also makes some leather saddles that are said to be worth checking out.
Perfectly stated; can I sig this?OUT => suffering, IN => bliss. I likey the bliss.
chiggins wrote:I have Noodle bars on my Trucker, which are great, super comfy bars, but they're pretty low for a touring bike (because I bought mine used and my fork's cut too). I'd been thinking about trying Mustache bars or maybe Albatross bars (since I've had great success with them so far), but after looking at his, I realized my bars might just be perfect if I rode the drops about where Mustache bars would be, and the tops would become like riser flat bars.
So tonight I put one of those Dimension extenders on and re-did the brake cabling. It looks goofy as all get out, but it's a cheap test to see how I like the Touring Super-Comfort cockpit. If it works out I'll replace the extender and stock stem with this high-rise from Soma. 120mm, 40 degree rise, 26.0mm clamp. Bingo. And if that doesn't work out, I'll have the height and cables already set up for Mustache bars anyway. I'll letch'all know how it works out.
OUT => suffering, IN => bliss. I likey the bliss.
marmoset wrote:OUT => suffering, IN => bliss. I likey the bliss.
My super-duper road bike is super duper fast. And super duper harsh.
I'd rather be slow and comfy because I'm out there to have fun.
I know my geometry isn't quite optimized yet but my road bikes leave me feeling achy. Too low and stretched out, too much pressure on the hands, too much strain on the back. Sitting more upright on a reasonable saddle and resting on higher handlebars is where its at.
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