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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #705 on: September 20, 2021, 04:17:41 pm »
Beautiful @ddtrash ; I hope to hear more once you've ridden!
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« Reply #706 on: September 20, 2021, 06:27:46 pm »
This dream bike has been years in the making.  Outside of a possible upgrade to the brake rotors it’s finally complete.

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« Reply #707 on: September 20, 2021, 06:30:48 pm »
1. Those handlebars  ??? Beyond insane.

2. That bike looks like it's going insanely fast just standing still

Congrats on the build and making it happen, @BloodnThunder. That's a special one.

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« Reply #708 on: September 20, 2021, 07:29:22 pm »
Thanks @henry_david.  Yeah most observers have their mind blown when they get a look at the cockpit up close.  It's, umm, unique.

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« Reply #709 on: September 20, 2021, 07:33:40 pm »
Anyone using a Quad Lock? Or is there something better I should know about before picking one of these up?
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« Reply #710 on: September 20, 2021, 07:47:11 pm »
Also, picked up that 1995 Ritchey. Not entirely sure if it's a Crazy Pete or a P-22.

Original owner bought it as a frame and fork, and then slowly built it up with parts that were strictly from the era. I took it to my local shop and had them upgrade a few things, as well as put on some items for my personal taste. Switched the stem and handlebar for black ones that we had laying around, new grips, new Panaracer Gravel King tires, all new brake and shift cables, new brake pads, and a new Brooks C17 saddle.

Plan to upgrade the pedals next, then the handlebar, and maybe upgrade the gear shifter to something more clean looking.

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Re: Bicycles
« Reply #711 on: September 20, 2021, 07:48:11 pm »
Is it UCI legal [mention]BloodnThunder [/mention] ?

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« Reply #712 on: September 20, 2021, 07:50:25 pm »
Ritchey right on down to the brakes themselves. Jesus that's a sweet rig. I always liked those old bullmoose handlebars from Ritchey – that'd be what I went with here. Super glad to see that you picked it up after all, @chrisjohnnick.

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« Reply #713 on: September 20, 2021, 07:56:16 pm »
He had original Ritchey tires, and a gold stem and gold handlebar as well. I just preferred black. Local shop had an old Ritchey stem that they sold me for $30, threw the black handbar in for free. I'm always a fan of classic bullhorn style handlebars, but might just pick up a straight black Ritchey stem from eBay or something. Those Bullmoose ones are cool, but I prefer a more flat bar.
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« Reply #714 on: September 20, 2021, 07:57:40 pm »
Great call man. I also like having a bunch of Ritchey parts on my Swiss Cross. Something super cool about that sorta vibe.

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« Reply #715 on: September 20, 2021, 08:15:47 pm »
@Nkwkfld Yes.  Jumbo-Visma races the S5 on most single day and stage race stages that don't have massive elevation gain (they'll race the R5 on those days).

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« Reply #716 on: September 22, 2021, 05:40:45 am »
Anyone using a Quad Lock? Or is there something better I should know about before picking one of these up?

I use a quad lock on my gravel bike, great bit of kit and my phone sits solid.
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« Reply #717 on: September 22, 2021, 02:40:44 pm »
Careful, the vibrations can damage components and ruin your phone camera if you have image stabilization components. Motorcycles are subject to this too.
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« Reply #718 on: September 22, 2021, 06:03:28 pm »
Anyone using a Quad Lock? Or is there something better I should know about before picking one of these up?

I'd encourage you to go with a bike specific computer over using your phone.  They are much smaller and more compact, many have GPS capability if that's what you're looking for, are weatherproof, and much easier to replace should a crash happen.

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« Reply #719 on: September 22, 2021, 06:06:34 pm »
@BloodnThunder – Seconded. I just copped a Wahoo ELMNT Bolt (the updated one) and it's been a pleasure to use. I also don't have a smart phone as a daily (it's used to sync the Bolt and that's it) and so I can have the added functionality of GPS without alerts taking me away from my ride.