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  • Nice build and not a bad read but not sure about some of the hippy waffle.

    Yeah, it's borderline 'Shit fixie skidders say', but the bike makes up for it.

  • Guy seems to have more money than sense (that seems clear from the questions about coronavirus). Reckon his bike will probably end up in landfill when the weird expensive niche parts are no longer sold or Jan Heine decides actually disk brakes are pretty cool when he can sell a caliper for £400

    Looks nice though.

  • the hippy waffle.

    Yeah but the hippy waffle is Heine's, not his really. I like the fact he's actually not gone "full Bicycle Quaterly" and added HT2 cranks, powermeter, Di2, T47 etc which you would not see on Jan's own bikes. Maybe not the bike I'd built but he's obviously experienced so what if he want a 1" steerer and rim brakes.

  • Guy seems to have more money than sense

    I no rite he could have bodged together something for like 20 quid.

  • Find it odd that he thinks rim brakes are better than disc brakes for offroad though

  • He doesn't though. It was a choice he made in regard to the frame/ride characteristics. Same for the 1" headtube instead of 1 1/8".

  • Ye, did pull a face to myself then I read that

  • Its DBAD!

  • Real heater on Reddit


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  • As @Tijs pointed out, it's more of a forks choice than a brake one (there are very valid reasons not to want steel disc ones).

  • Is that a turbo tyre on the front?

  • more of a forks choice than a brake one

    He chose to spend $400 on Jan Heine's centrepull brakes instead of plain old cantis/V-brakes which probably work better. He's paid extra money to give himself less choice and make his frame and forks irreplaceable

    Plus he made it 650b then said there is only 1 rim for sale in the world that fulfills his requirements

    And then he decided to ride this bike, alone, through the mountains in Morocco in the midst of a global pandemic. 👌

  • Also

    They’re a combination of a dual-pivot brake and a cantilever, designed by Jan Heine. I can one-finger brake with these no problem.

    I’m pretty sure that design is older than Jan Heine, since these brakes are copy of Mafac Raid

  • He’s a paid up subscriber though so....

  • Plenty of alternative/better ways to make a nice steel disc fork if you’re not hung up on the tapered blade aesthetic (which makes little to no sense for disc brake applications)

  • Man has bike built that he wants, specs it how he wants, rides it where he wants, gets caught abroad by lockdown, we pile in, I love this forum (no sarcasm intended).

  • The world would be such a better place if everybody just rode matte black Canyons.

  • Fucking tall gears for touring. I hope he lives in Norfolk or Holland

  • He chose to spend $400 on Jan Heine's centrepull brakes instead of plain old cantis/V-brakes which probably work better. He's paid extra money to give himself less choice and make his frame and forks irreplaceable

    They're based on Mafacs centrepulls, which were made in the millions and therefore easy to find should you need to? They're also not particularly fragile parts so I don't see why the RH version would be.

    then said there is only 1 rim for sale in the world that fulfills his requirements.

    Not quite what he said, plus I can think of 3 other brands that do 650b rim brake rims. He'll be fine for the next 20 years of riding he has ahead of him, the same way some people are still riding 27 1/4 wheels in 2020.

  • the tapered blade aesthetic (which makes little to no sense for disc brake applications)

    Careful Alby the Surly fanbois are going to come after you.

  • The worst thing about it is having to use a spanner to adjust every part of those brakes. So frustrating and you have to carry one on every ride.

  • Brake pad backwards and misspelled Kaisei twice, borderline trolling.

    A very nice bike though.


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  • Brake pad backwards is a choice due to how it feels on gravel. I doubt people like us would understand.

  • Also why not use the Paul ones for proper DBAD

  • LoLz

    That pad about to plane right out of there

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