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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby rjk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:59 pm

might be a mistake on the crc site but $26.67 ea for front and rear, grab them

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=87369

prob no rotor, but i bought a pr of cleansweep rotors on ebay for $30
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby barefoot » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:06 pm

rjk wrote:might be a mistake on the crc site but $26.67 ea for front and rear, grab them

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=87369

prob no rotor, but i bought a pr of cleansweep rotors on ebay for $30


No stock.

Or I would have grabbed them a few days ago :-D

We'll see what happens to the price of that line when stock (supposedly) arrives on October 3.

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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:18 pm

@barefoot

have you seen the new dropouts from Triton on the MTBR forum? here

Do you think they will work or be prone to cracking?
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby barefoot » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:28 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:@barefoot

have you seen the new dropouts from Triton on the MTBR forum? here

Do you think they will work or be prone to cracking?


Hadn't seen, don't like at all.

Incorporating aesthetics (eg the Triton logo) into a mechanical component is fraught with danger, and sets alarm bells ringing loudly in my head.

Sharp(er than necessary) corners = stress concentration.

In all probablility, they will survive just fine. But there's certainly a better solution than one that's optimised for aesthetics.

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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby rjk » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:34 pm

certainly looks like they would bend easily if they got knocked
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby mitzikatzi » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:36 pm

Thanks. They make me think of the Lynskey dropouts with the cloverleaf that was prone to failure.
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:27 pm

different thought:

somehow get one of these

and then just upgrade it to the required components/groupset?

edit: alloy frame, carbon forks....
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby JustJames » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:06 pm

jasonc wrote:different thought:

somehow get one of these

and then just upgrade it to the required components/groupset?

edit: alloy frame, carbon forks....


Hello...is that Trek?

Henry Ford called...he wants his colour scheme back.
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:09 pm

JustJames wrote:
jasonc wrote:different thought:

somehow get one of these

and then just upgrade it to the required components/groupset?

edit: alloy frame, carbon forks....


Hello...is that Trek?

Henry Ford called...he wants his colour scheme back.


it's a commuter, not a coffee shop bike
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby JustJames » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Sure, but it doesn't have to have a colour scheme that looks like it was phoned in at a quarter to five on a rainy Thursday afternoon.
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby Nobody » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:17 pm

JustJames wrote:Hello...is that Trek?

Henry Ford called...he wants his colour scheme back.
It's the new black. :D

At least black is an easy colour to colour-match when you want new parts.
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:54 pm

Nobody wrote:
JustJames wrote:Hello...is that Trek?

Henry Ford called...he wants his colour scheme back.
It's the new black. :D

At least black is an easy colour to colour-match when you want new parts.


i was thinking the black 105 groupo anyway :D
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby JustJames » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:12 pm

Use of some black in the colour scheme is great. Heck I ordered the black and red Kaffenback earlier this week - curse this thread! - and am leaning towards something like this for the gruppo (with BB7 Road brakes):

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Although thinking of going black Veloce with some tasteful anodised red bling. Am I doing commuter bike wrong?
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby Nobody » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:43 pm

JustJames wrote:Am I doing commuter bike wrong?
Can you do a commuter bike wrong?
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby JustJames » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:58 pm

Nobody wrote:
JustJames wrote:Am I doing commuter bike wrong?
Can you do a commuter bike wrong?


Well, jasonc seemed to be in favour of the Trek cx bike's colour scheme because:

jasonc wrote:it's a commuter, not a coffee shop bike
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:59 pm

Nobody wrote:
JustJames wrote:Am I doing commuter bike wrong?

Can you do a commuter bike wrong?

only if you don't commute on it.
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby JustJames » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:02 pm

jasonc wrote:
Nobody wrote:
JustJames wrote:Am I doing commuter bike wrong?

Can you do a commuter bike wrong?

only if you don't commute on it.


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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby barefoot » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:11 pm

JustJames wrote:
jasonc wrote:different thought:

somehow get one of these

and then just upgrade it to the required components/groupset?

edit: alloy frame, carbon forks....


Hello...is that Trek?

Henry Ford called...he wants his colour scheme back.


I'm quite fond of the black with black and black... but if anybody is contemplating one of them, make sure you test ride and get fitted comfortably before you buy.

Just looking at the numbers, those frames have extraordinarily long top tubes.

Makes me wonder if they are supposed to be flat-bar roadie frames, and somebody has stuck a drop bar on as an afterthought, without adjusting the geometry to compensate for the additional reach from the flats to the hoods.

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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 pm

rjk wrote:might be a mistake on the crc site but $26.67 ea for front and rear, grab them

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=87369

prob no rotor, but i bought a pr of cleansweep rotors on ebay for $30


That is heaps cheap. I bought some last Friday for $65 an end. Fitted them tonight to replace my BB5 roads.
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby Reman » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:11 am

jasonc wrote:
JustJames wrote:
jasonc wrote:different thought:

somehow get one of these

and then just upgrade it to the required components/groupset?

edit: alloy frame, carbon forks....


Hello...is that Trek?

Henry Ford called...he wants his colour scheme back.


it's a commuter, not a coffee shop bike


I occasionally bump into another commuter who has something similar but in flat bar style. And TBH it just doesn't look right. Maybe he got a frame size too small but the bike all but "disappears". Not sure if the black blends with the black clothes, blends with the black road, blends with the black shadows....but it's pretty stealthy. Certainly not my cup of tea.

Plus we all know that black is slowest because you have to carry around all those extra photons you absorb, I'm surprised the weight weenies haven't moved en masse to only white frames :lol:
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby Reman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:35 pm

Ok, ordered the frame from Shiny Bikes last Tuesday, it was shipped on Wednesday and arrived yesterday. :shock:

Pulled it out to have a look. It's very pretty in the flesh with a nice cherry colour. The forks looks a slightly deeper red than the frame but that could just be the light. :D

Only two disappointing things, there is a small chip in the paint where the stays meet near the drop out. The bottom bracket isn't faced :x , so I'll be taking it to an LBS to get it faced.

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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:41 am

Looks nice there Reman !!!

What size is it, and can you weigh the frame and fork and post the weights please ?
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby jasonc » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:52 am

MichaelB wrote:Looks nice there Reman !!!

+1
am keeping a thorough eye on this thread as I'll start collecting bits for my build early next year
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby JustJames » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:00 am

jasonc wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Looks nice there Reman !!!

+1
am keeping a thorough eye on this thread as I'll start collecting bits for my build early next year


...And another +1.

Can I have a show of hands to see how many of us have been spurred by this thread - in part at least - to embark on a bike build?

There's jasonc, there's me...anybody else?
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Re: Disc road frame for commuting

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:03 am

jasonc wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Looks nice there Reman !!!

+1
am keeping a thorough eye on this thread as I'll start collecting bits for my build early next year


And another 1 here.
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