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Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    UCI cross tire width is 33mm. There’s no way that’s fitting on your road bike.
    For what you’re likely to spend doing a mild conversion, you can most certainly grab a used cantilever style (prob aluminum, maybe steel) actual cross bike and give it hell.
    The more i'm looking at this bike, you are likely correct. I already have a 700x32 challenge grifo on the way, so I will try that for shits and giggles. when that confirms it won't work, i'll start shopping for a "beater" bike. there is a pretty nice Fuji cross 1.3 for sale in the area but it is a 58. i'm 5'11" on a good day, so I think its too big for me.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by iTGbuDeeV View Post
    there is a pretty nice Fuji cross 1.3 for sale in the area but it is a 58
    Link? That's my size.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I'm guessing there's not much interest in the TDF, was watching the other day and saw the support/camera bikes, Yamaha 3 wheelers:

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    I've been watching the TDF and noticed those three wheelers. I'm guessing that they're easier to ride than a two wheeler at slow speeds with a cameraman standing up on the back?

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    All the reviews say that they balance almost exactly like a regular 2-wheeler. Is this not a paid Yamaha sponsorship/ad type thing?

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Tim Johnson's Mt. Wachusett Gran Fondo tomorrow. Gonna be a warm one.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Ok, so I did a thing today.
    BMC Roadmachine X
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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    To add a little more definition to the purchase...I bought my Jamis Coda Sport at the beginning of spring '18 and I really just bought the wrong bike. I'd never really ridden a proper road bike and thought drop bars were a bit too racey for what I wanted to do. Well I've had the Coda for a season and a half and I just don't enjoy riding it. If I still lived in the city I think it would be a great bike with some flat pedals, it's comfortable and easy to ride and would work well putzing around Cambridge, getting on and off. I live out in the country and the relaxed upright position that's nice for shorter rides was a chore when I'd get out for anything longer than 1/2 an hour. On rides where I was trying to push it a bit I could still only get 12-14 mph average speed and I really want to be able to cover more ground. So long story short, I really liked the look of the Jamis Renegade Expat and I left the house today with full intent on buying one, I just decided to stop at Bikeworks in Swansea to check out the other options.

    I rode a Specialized Diverge E5 Elite (Tiagra 2x10 groupset, mechanical discs) first and liked it quite a lot, it rolled better than anything I've put a leg over (which isn't much) and I was comfortable in spite of being in a much more aggressive posture. Took it for a 3 mile loop.

    Then I rode a Cannondale Topstone (105 2x11, hyd discs) even though it was 2 sizes too small. I wanted to see what the 105 groupset was all about as I've heard it's basically the entry point to higher end groupsets. Well, realized pretty quickly I wasn't going to be happy long term with the Tiagra groupset, that is what's equipped on the Renegade Expat I was intent on buying. I liked the Topstone at this point, the flared drop bars let me open up my shoulders a bit more which helps (in theory?) with any lingering shoulder issues. What I didn't like was the 40c gravel tires, it didn't roll anywhere near as well as the 30mm more road oriented tires on the Diverge. So I thought OK, I'll shod it in some more road oriented tires and call it good, was ready to make the order for my size.

    I had walked past the BMC a few times and thought the 56 frame size was a bit too small for me but asked if I could give it a quick ride, they suggested putting a set of SPD's on it and taking it for a longer loop. So I did, and it was awesome. It accelerates like nothing I've ridden before and continues rolling really well when I got into my preferred cadence. It comes equipped with a Rival 1 1x11 groupset with flat mount hyd discs, although different than the 105 I just rode, the Rival has the same quality feel with snappy positive shifts. Although not as intuitive as the Shimano setup, I found the SRAM shifter to work better riding in the drops. They were able to offer me a 10% discount on the bike which brought it in closer to the price of the Topstone, and once I factored in the price of new tires for the Cannondale it was approaching a wash. Anyway, I love the bike. It comes right out of the box built for what I want to do and what I have available to me; mostly road with some opportunity to hit a dirt section from time to time. The shop was great and helped me get the geometry tweaked to a good baseline, I'm super comfortable on the bike. Anyway, awesome, happy n+1 day everyone.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Good work, fully support that purchase!

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Nice buy! Enjoy the ride.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Cheers, boys. I wanted to get out this morning but it’s so damn humid right now. It’s supposed to drop 20 degrees overnight so I’m planning on getting up early and doing a nice loop before work.

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