650B MAP randonneur.

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650B MAP randonneur.

Postby xerlex » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:22 pm

I thought a few of you might like this. Just finished last night and I haven't taken it for a proper ride yet, but a quick roll around today says it was well worth the wait.

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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby dayne » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:25 am

Wow, this is hot Erle.
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:41 am

ooh.. rene herse cranks? c'est chic!
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby WestcoastPete » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:44 am

Seen in the flesh; hot as... Kinda hoping to see it grinding gravel yesterday xerlex. Bit soon maybe...
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby xerlex » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:00 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:Seen in the flesh; hot as... Kinda hoping to see it grinding gravel yesterday xerlex. Bit soon maybe...


Haha Peter I had two vet visits and some handy work to do at my partner's parent's house. Worst timing!
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:46 pm

Any chance of a spec list for us, xerlex? We don't all live in your neck of the woods ;)
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby Blakeylonger » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:45 pm

1 x MAP randonneur. surely that's all you need! With a bike this custom, all the parts are picked to suit the rider.

I'll take a punt at it:

MAP frame, fork, stem, rack, taillight, decaleur
Swift bag
Fizik tape
MAFAC raid brakes, new brass bushings, OG matthauser pads
Honjo guards
Nitto Noodles, seatpost
King headset
Charge saddle
46/30 Rene Herse cranks
SKF BB
Schmidt connectorless hub
B&M Luxos U
Curtis Odom hilo hub
Pacenti rims
EL Hetres, tubeless
ultrashift athena shakes
7800 rear mech
9sp shimano cassette, 12-28?
Campy CT front mech
SPDs
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby HappyHumber » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:02 pm

all the parts are picked to suit the rider.
Errr.. that's why I asked.
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby xerlex » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:58 pm

Thanks for the spec list, Blakey. 12-27 cassette though ;)
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby Blakeylonger » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:11 pm

xerlex wrote:Thanks for the spec list, Blakey. 12-27 cassette though ;)


so close! I was working from memory and the pic was blocked.
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:35 am

How's the Shimergo going for you xerlex?
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby Blakeylonger » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:25 am

Brief derail from the MAP:
I'm no erle, but I have two shimergo setups that I can comment on:

1) 11sp chorus levers, Ritchey Logic compact cranks with 32/46 rings, campy CT front mech (8sp XT front previously), 11-32 9 speed cassette, 9sp medium cage XT shadow+jagwire rocket adjuster rear mech (8sp XT medium rear previously).

2) 11sp chorus levers with athena guts (i.e. powershift, so less trim up front and no cassette dump), R700 cranks with 32/48 9/10 stronglight rings, 6600 front mech, 5700 short cage rear mech, hubbub cable routing, 12-28 10sp cassette.

1) actually shifted better with the front XT mech and had less outer cage / crankarm interference, but with the extra trim it's not a big deal. rear shifts are flawless. Have a few thousand kms on this setup. Will bend the outer cage a bit soon.

2) front limits are set so there's no trim required at all in the big ring, where it lives 90% of the time, rear shifts are also flawless, better than 6600 shifters were in fact. Have a few hundred kms on this setup.
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby xerlex » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:32 pm

It's pretty good, Peter. Blakey covered it all haha. He's my go to for Shimergo advice :)
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby LugNut » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:10 pm

I also had a geek-out over this at Commuter, absolutely gorgeous. The cranks are awesome, but wait till you see that hub Humber...
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby HappyHumber » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:39 pm

I am waiting! Seems to me you guys all live within close cooee of one another "over there" in the East.

All I've seen from this distance is one teaser pic and a list of specs....... *yawn*
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby grantw » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:03 pm

Nice bike. I'm thinking about a Boulder for my next one, but you may have changed my mind.
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Nice. Love the cranks but gee they're not cheap. How much shipping did Compass charge you for them?

What made you choose MAP for the build?
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby xerlex » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:40 pm

HappyHumber wrote:I am waiting! Seems to me you guys all live within close cooee of one another "over there" in the East.

All I've seen from this distance is one teaser pic and a list of specs....... *yawn*


Sorry, I've been too busy riding it! I'm gonna get some good photos taken, I've just got to line it up with a friend who's gonna take the shots.

singlespeedscott wrote:Nice. Love the cranks but gee they're not cheap. How much shipping did Compass charge you for them?

What made you choose MAP for the build?


The cranks were a birthday present, I couldn't tell you the shipping.

The long version of why I chose MAP starts with me getting hit riding to work about 18 months ago.

I found a very nice TI cross bike on ebay (to replace my Voodoo Wazoo) and was in love with it, definitely gonna buy... when the insurance company payed up. By the time I got the money the cross bike was long gone but a Cherubim 650B frame came up for cheap and I grabbed that, which then arrived with the non driveside half of the rear triangle squashed in 18mm because the seller didn't pack the frame properly (just wrapped some bubble wrap around it and threw it in a box). So now I was back on the hunt for a 650B frame. I looked at a few options, BDB Pelican, a Boulder, Rawland, but ever time I was a bike I liked the look of (like totally nailed it) it was either a Weigle or a MAP. I signed up for the Rando Project mailing list and played the waiting game. Funnily enough, I think the most exciting part was getting the email saying that orders were open for the next round, the actual placing of the order :)


grantw wrote:Nice bike. I'm thinking about a Boulder for my next one, but you may have changed my mind.


Do it! We can start a club.
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Re: 650B MAP randonneur.

Postby amrjon » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:33 am

Very very nice. Love it
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