Is that a clutched derailleur? I’ve got a long cage 105 5700 on my 10-speed drop bar mtb frankenmix. Seems to handle 11-34 at the back no problem but I guess it would probably not be as good when properly off road. Hadn’t considered a 9-speed XT.
no clutch on 9sp mtb shimano rd i guess? 10 and above only.
Just my experiences... 175 gave me saddle problems, or so I thought... the saddle was actually fine and it was dropping down to a 170 crank that smoothed out my pedal stroke and resolved the issue. Im 6-2 so I thought 175 was reasonable, but apparently not. I can touch my toes etc, so not an outlier in terms of flexibility either.
That's not in conflict with what I said - there is such a thing as too long, but below that crank length makes almost no difference.
Is there a good reason why mtb cranks are almost always 175 and mega wide Q?
The wide Q is because they traditionally have to package 3 chainrings and a fat tyre into a small space, and something has to give. The 175 tradition dates from the 90s delusion that there was some advantage from long cranks which could not equally have been achieved (and on an MTB with corollary benefits in terms of ground clearance) by using lower gears and shorter cranks.
Colossi Low Pro. I don’t know how I’m going to build it up.
Too bad 2.2s don't really fit; had to revert back to 2.1". Anyone got some tips for fast and light 26x2.1" tyres with minimal knobs? Thinking Schwalbe Thunder Burt maybe.
Nice frame! Keep us up to date. ✌️
Still my #1 favourite on the forum, and probably always will be. Please never sell this.
Nice paint! Reminds me of this -
loved my race king 26x2.0s
hope yr well
Awesome build! Some much nice details.
Thanks guyz. And @vp1337, I won't sell it. Realistically it does everything I want it to do.
indeed, although never seen that, so very close.
also this happened. since i need sth for commuting this one will be 28c, riserbar, vbrake fixed conversion
My gf now has a Zebranelli
this is cute
Very well put together. I've never seen a better application of zebra print!
We have a lot left over and I really really want to make some zebra-mudflaps but my gf doesn't want any... (sad zebra honk)
edit: she wants a handlebar bag from that stuff, so I'm not too sad
Also thanks @MisterMikkel and @Maj
I'm going to get a frame repainted, should I get the Tubus done at the same time with the same colour? I've always thought that racks should be chromed (and I have a nice Gamoh, but it weighs about twice the Fly) but Instagram says otherwise... yeah I don't really follow it, just curious about what people here think. Getting something chromed after purchase just seems extra nasty, though I've been tempted, and about 35 years ago I did for some parts on a Western Flyer that I was fixing up.
edit - the new paint will be powder coat
Honestly it seems silly for the rack, as it I’ll be beaten up or scratched to the chrome anyways...
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