2017 New road bicycle thread...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by robt57, May 24, 2017.

  1. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

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    I think the actual working diameter of 650b, once you put fat tires on it, isn't far off from 700c shod with something like a 23mm tire.
     
  2. imwjl

    imwjl Poster Extraordinaire

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    True, but I know we're a few years or more into a lot of drop bar frames accommodating 700 x 45 or 50 and 29 x 2.3 to 3. I've assumed everyone would be after the wagon wheel advantages where possible. I didn't get it at first glance where the bike was an eBay bargain.

    :)

    P.S. There was a time when I hated bigger wheels and I've swallowed pride and whatever over that. I'm a fan these days.
     
  3. robt57

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    Well the frame I got new from Lynskey on one of their stupid sales. This geometry for my purpose is not a compromise, rather it drove the build.

    But some parts I ebayed cam in the mail today to finish it up. Just test rode it a few minutes ago in my sub-div [in rain] with 22 gears.

    To help you understand the 'Little wheels', the 27.5 [650b] wheel with the 48mm tire is equal to a 700x 28 about in outside diameter. But you get the air volume and cush, and float for softer/looser surfaces. The 'gravel' bikes are all the rage.
    My take is a more aggressive geometry, I tried the endurance geom and it was not for me.

    That sort the concept better? Happy to answer questions if you still got any...
     
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  4. robt57

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    42x650b=23[700] 47x650b=28[700] 2.1x650b=32[700]

    Of course different brands marked sized vary a bit...
     
  5. robt57

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    So today I got the carbon bar cons on, the front 8000 Deraileurm cabled it up, trimmed and test rode. Like!

    When I get the carbon EC70-AX bars it will getting some color pop on the tape. Acid Green one side, Loud Orange other...

    A friend called it a Mongrel. I am going to take the top tube Pro-CX vinyl off and put 'Mongrel' on it...

    1st-Iteration-fin-Mongrel.jpg
     
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  6. imwjl

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    Yes, you can get the axles closer to each other without negative consequences. Enjoy the ride!
     
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