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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Geez Mini, that bike is awesome. 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 pm 
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Warming up for new bike Friday here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:00 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:30 pm 
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My 62 Rollfast in current form. I put a period similar polo style seat and wide wald bars on it. Need to get a square back sissy for next.
I really like this bike but can’t seem to leave it alone. Last night I began shoehorning a Trek BMX wheelset and blubber rubber into it with a longer crank. Because I can :lol:

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Waiting for new toy Magura...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:20 pm 
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That's pretty cool Mini!
The pic is like traveling back in time. The only giveaway is the house. The cars are too far away to be defined as modern.

That bike should ride pretty ok, no? Unlike the death trap from last week, it should even be ok at speed?
How heavy is such a ride?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:35 pm 
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You said new bike.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 pm 
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New toy didn't get 100% competed before the Friday ride. After the friday ride, it's bubbles and BBQ, so that did nothing for the completion of the bike neither.

The 90% finished new toy, with a random seat post and saddle, also lacking inner wires and pedals.
If the weather isn't getting too horrible, it'll be done in time for the next Friday show and tell.

So far it's full Shimano Dura Ace 7700 9 speed, with rings from our friends in Florida, and a narrow wide lower pulley.
Spinergy Spox wheels, in a fancy not, and so common color scheme, that I think fits the bike well.
I was going to use orange cables, but the Mrs. told me it was a bad idea. As some of you may know, I have creative color perceptionm (evil tongues call it color blindness), so I usually ask the opinion of the Mrs. in that regard. You know, just to get the public opinion :D
The public opinion about orange cables for that bike, is not favorable!

The frame is from team Lampre, a Fondriest Molven. I've never ridden one before, so it'll be quite interesting. Who knows, maybe I get caught up in the Italian craze like so many before me.
One thing I sure like about them, is the Italian bottom bracket standard. Both sides are right hand threaded. That makes it a nobrainer to work on.
It's been a long time, since there was a sensible reason, to have left hand thread, in the right hand side of the bottom bracket.
It's also slightly bigger diameter, so you don't get those silly thin cups, if you run 30mm bottom brackets.


Magura :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:40 pm 
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Damn that be colorful! That pink on blue is way loud! Very cool. Not sure about that saddle height but everything else is gorgeous
Hot pink for the cables?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:47 am 
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Yeah, Mr. Magura! That seat post should be equipped with compression/decompression gear! Must be a potentially great view up there!
\And Mini, that new bike is a beauty. Very classy. :handgestures-thumbup:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:57 am 
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I’m assuming he’s a big guy and thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:00 pm 
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Pink cables would be fitting in nicely, unfortunately I only have rolls in yellow, Dura Ace grey, orange, white, or black, and I'm pretty damned curious how it rides, so no parts ordering before the first ride.

The saddle height was random, as it's a saddle/seat post combo I have for use in the work stand, when building up new bikes.
Having said that, I got curious and went out and measured it, as to me it didn't seem far off the norm.
Guess what?
It's approximately 10mm higher than my other bikes. I can comfortably ride it as is. :D
I guess it looks a bit extreme, due to a long and low frame. That's not all that unusual for a pro bike from the turn of the century.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:05 pm 
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MiniTrail wrote:
I’m assuming he’s a big guy and thanks!


Yeah I'm 6'2", and long legs for my height. 220lbs.
You and I are as opposite as possible.
I'd quite certainly crash or crush your bikes, whatever would happen first.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:56 pm 
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You’d be poppin yourself in the chin with your knee each crank turn on mine. The wide bars would keep your arms out of the way to let it happen! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:57 pm 
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MiniTrail wrote:
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Video please



I'm confident you'd enjoy, watching me whack myself at a cadence of 90!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Beautiful ride.

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norton55 wrote:
Beautiful ride.


I agree, the loud color accents screams fun.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:30 pm 
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Thanks guys.
I thought it was a fun bike, but as mentioned, my color perception is somewhat creative, so it's not granted that others agree.
That's also the reason I always wear two different socks, as I'm not capable of telling if they're the same coloor, so I deliberatley pick two I know are different.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:20 pm 
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You're such a rebel............ ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:06 pm 
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Well, I'd rather people think I'm wierd than stupid.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:07 am 
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It's Friday :dance:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:27 pm 
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Got a few projects progressing but nothing stellar. I am doing a lot of trial fittings.

The lil Ray Jr is being dressed up as a mini krate. The Jr frame doesn’t have a caliper brake mount so I’m searching for a 3 speed coaster brake wheel to use with the shifter.

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Should be a decent little bike when fitted with less anemic rubber. Just put something on it for test rides


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:49 pm 
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Flame tire thread pattern and all.
That seat is awesome!!!!

Is that suspension fork actually working?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:33 pm 
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The Fondriest Molven was finally finished, and had its maiden voyage today.
Those Prologo saddles are groving on me.
I was somewhat curious about them, as it seems a bit extreme, that a sponsored top team (Leopard-Trek) has chosen to pay for those being custom made, and disguised as Bontrager saddles, when they could have had any Trek owned brand saddle for free.
Now I know why :mrgreen:
Best quality everything, fantastic engineering, carbon, titanium, leather, you name it.
They simply have proper written all over them.

As for the rest of the bike, well.....

I find the overall looks are great, and a bit different from the rest of the bikes I have.
The finish is quite fine, with a number of nice details, if you take a closer look, for instance the head tube badge.
The bike is stable at high speed, while still not handling like a truck.
It's reasonably rigid in all the right places, while being no match for the pro bikes made by Cannondale at the time.
With the current specs. it's fairly light, in spite of the frame and fork being approx. 300g heavier than a Cannondale CAAD5.
Not as noodly as the Cannondale CAAD7 though, which is a complete waste of aluminum for racing purposes.

Current specs:

Fondriest Molven Team Lampre
Spinergy Spox wheelset
Tufo C33 Pro tubular tires
Shimano Dura Ace 7700 9sp. group set, counting out the quick releases, which are Shimano Dura Ace 7400
A random Look carbon seat post, that had no home.
Prologo custom saddle, disguised as a Bontrager for sponsor reasons.
54/39 Ta Specialites chain rings, which I'm not getting along with. Somehow they want to scrape and what not.
Cannondale bar tape, just because it was white, and on top in the box. It turned out to be a pain to wrap, but very nice in actual use, as it's fairly thin, and doesn't suffer the modern tacky syndrome.
Naturally with the usual Profile Design Kage bottle cage. Those are simply awesome. Never lost a bottle using those.
Finished off with a DIY narrow - wide lower pulley

Magura :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:16 pm 
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Overall looks are great is a bit of an understatement. That bike is gorgeous!
I think I have a favorite in your collection and a new color combo. That pink and blue really works for me. Dig it!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Magura wrote:
Flame tire thread pattern and all.
That seat is awesome!!!!

Is that suspension fork actually working?


Magura :)


Fork is an old tried and true design. Works as intended. I have two other bikes with that style fork and while it is more for a look they do work
The flame red wall tire is too thin to get my interest. I have 3” in mind for this build front and rear. That’ll help raise the BB so I can have my long crank back. I had to swap the crank out since the pic on the sidewalk. Was a little bit scary at times but will return. It was annoying dragging the pedals through the grass even when the lawn was mowed :doh:

Another option is growing on me. Just not sure my knees could take it

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:06 am 
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Can you really shoehorn a 3" tire in the rear?
That low rider looks sooo cool. Very dangerous, but sooo cool!

Are your pedals not usually scary close to the ground by default?
That was at least my impression.

A thought that just came to my mind. Have you never tried to go full on high tech with one of those bikes?


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Magura......54/39........your're a beast.
Mini.......cool bike, but looks uncomfortable to ride. 8-)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 am 
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Agreed norton. That’s what holds me back. Doubtful it rides well at all.

I’ve seen at least one jr with a 3” rear tire. Seen a few others from different brands.

As for the full high tech version .every. .time. Magura posts one of his bikes I see more and more cool stuff to meld with muscle all the way down to the bar tape. If I find the right roadie to part out it’ll happen. Car expenses killing me this year


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MiniTrail wrote:
If I find the right roadie to part out it’ll happen.


The odds of that happening, is roughly comparable to saying, that you'll do it the day after you come home, and unexpectedly get greeted by Dita Von Teese and her twin sister in the doorway.

I have rarely seen anything like that, counting out the occasional Shimano Dura Ace 25th. Anniversary equipped bike.
Even when that happens, I still think I'd have picked the threesome, given the choice.

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norton55 wrote:
Magura......54/39........your're a beast.
Mini.......cool bike, but looks uncomfortable to ride. 8-)


When you're on the other side of 30 miles per hour, 54/12 is not that much.
Your cadence is in the upper end of the eighties.

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