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anjasolaanjasola Posts: 145
edited January 2015 in Your road bikes
Here is the latest one.

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  • Oh yes... that is one stunning bike... shame is not red... the red one with cantis is even prettier...
  • Lush
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  • Some things need sorting... the green tape is hideous.. maybe once dirty it will blend in... the saddle is pointing forward a bit too much... but other than that it's a beautiful beautiful bike. Let us know how it rides
  • The chain looks far too long... The rear mechanism isn't taking any tension by the looks of it and the cable to the rear deraileur looks about 6 inches too long. In fact the chain / gearing on that looks like an accident waiting to happen. Did you get this from Halfords?
  • dombhoydombhoy Posts: 147
    lose the green bar tape and it will be perfect
  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,078
    Chain is to long,nice bike thou.
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  • It that's a 55 with a compact and 11-28 I can tell you how many links you need.
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  • anjasolaanjasola Posts: 145
    It's not finished, I just wanted to pop the photo on before I go on holiday. I always dither with the bar tape :lol:

    Happy Holidays !
  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    The chainstays are too long
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Stuff the negative comments, once 5 minute jobs like the chain and saddle are sorted that's going to be lush.

    Very cool.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,670 Lives Here
    Stuff the negative comments, once 5 minute jobs like the chain and saddle are sorted that's going to be lush.

    Very cool.
    Couldn't agree more, but only if changing the bar tape is included in the 5 minute jobs. I do like them.
  • antsmithmk wrote:
    The chain looks far too long... The rear mechanism isn't taking any tension by the looks of it and the cable to the rear deraileur looks about 6 inches too long. In fact the chain / gearing on that looks like an accident waiting to happen. Did you get this from Halfords?

    No the rear cable is NOT too long. The kit is SRAM Red, which needs a long loop.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,976
    antsmithmk wrote:
    The chain looks far too long... The rear mechanism isn't taking any tension by the looks of it and the cable to the rear deraileur looks about 6 inches too long. In fact the chain / gearing on that looks like an accident waiting to happen. Did you get this from Halfords?

    No the rear cable is NOT too long. The kit is SRAM Red, which needs a long loop.

    What he said. That loop is fine (as I'm sure the OP knows).
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    yep, chain is too long, saddle needs levelling, needs another bottle cage.
  • Very cool build, I'm unsure of the bar tape, but it's certainly an eye catcher. It's a lot better than going with white or black bar tape!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Oh yes... that is one stunning bike... shame is not red... the red one with cantis is even prettier...

    Black is faster ..... And some say prettier.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • If you do succumb and lose the bar tape, can I have it please?
  • Lovely bike.
  • Fantastic bike!

    But... I agree with the "observational", comments.

    Seeing as you have gone to the trouble of photographing your lovely bike against a plain white backdrop with a dedicated bike stand, I think it's important to heed the comments. Your chain IS too long, and the loop IS a bit long :idea:

    Out of interest, can you post same pic with chain in big ring/ small cog scenario?

    Frame will prob be my next purchase n+1 etc etc
  • The loop is fine. With SRAM you want to be coming in almost straight. So you need a longer loop. In this photo above it's exacerbated by the need to come from above and then do the loop.

    Here's mine, for comparison, ignoring the coming from above, pretty much the same.
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  • anjasolaanjasola Posts: 145

    Out of interest, can you post same pic with chain in big ring/ small cog scenario?

    Yes no problem, will upload as soon as we are back home.
  • Well? How is it?
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  • anjasolaanjasola Posts: 145
    Well? How is it?

    Fantastic....... bikebuilder sent me a picture of the one he is building for my wife.
    (still away from home will post more when back)

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  • tonye_ntonye_n Posts: 832
    Hi OP and all,
    Lovely bike. I especially love the Logic 2.0 frame in anthracite.
    Sorry if I appear to be hijacking your thread but.......

    I am thinking of moving from my Genesis Equilibrium 725 frame to this one.
    Mainly because it is about 200-300 grams lighter.
    However do you know if the tube diameters (especially the down tube) may be smaller than those of the Genesis EQ?
    I do not want a bike with a flexy DT/BB area.
  • Don't worry! It's lovely and stiff
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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    anjasola wrote:
    Well? How is it?

    Fantastic....... bikebuilder sent me a picture of the one he is building for my wife.
    (still away from home will post more when back)

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    Too much slack in that chain... :mrgreen:

    The original looks great too. The graphics on American Classic wheels have finally been sorted out by the looks of it, thank god for that.
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Both are lovely and don't forget you're doing the bike for you, not a bunch of hacks on a web forum.

    I'm intrigued with what you're trying to achieve: do you want a plush road bike or a polyvalent cross bike? in short, do you plan to put knobbies on them or are 23c Veloflex Masters more the plan?

    I can see why you chose what you did - you wanted steel, you wanted discs, you didn't want mega-racy geometry, and I guess of all the steel disc bikes you went for Ritchey. All in all bravo for the choices and I hope you love it.
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  • anjasolaanjasola Posts: 145

    I can see why you chose what you did - you wanted steel, you wanted discs, you didn't want mega-racy geometry, and I guess of all the steel disc bikes you went for Ritchey. All in all bravo for the choices and I hope you love it.

    Spot on, plush road bike first and foremost however knobbies could be fitted especially in the winter when ice on the roads is sometimes a problem.
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