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mxs

Member since Jun 2019 • Last active Sep 2019
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Tokyo withdrawals

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That guy’s YouTube channel belongs in the Epic WTF thread.

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  • in Current Projects
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    Additional photos and descriptions to follow, but a mix Chris King and Easton to compliment the Force 1 group. Still undecided on a stem and seatpost combo as I’m debating polishes silver vs black anondizing, but I’ll deal with that once I dial in my fit.

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    While I noticed that too and thought it was off, every other Rock Lobster is done exactly the same way. Right or wrong, that’s just how he does it.

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    Update. After a few back and forths due to the painter getting the decal placement wrong I picked up the frame set last weekend. I wasn’t quite sure how the design would come out, but absolutely love it in person .

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You could hear me creaking from several bike lengths away unless I serviced and greased the BB every other month. Then I got a Hambini BB. Peace and quiet ever since.

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    Recently came across this London based blog that seems to put out regular playlists with a good mix of genres. Definitely makes late nights in the office more bearable!

    https://audiosnobbery.com/2019/05/07/aud­i6-snobbery/

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    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    So after quite some time it was finally time for a new bike as I had been wanting to start getting into some light CX / gravel riding / bike packing for some time now. Having relocated to the Bay Area for work last year I really wanted something local where I could work with the builder face-to-face. I have been a fan of Rock Lobster's sea foam green team bikes for quite some time and after a bit of research and a quick call to Paul, I knew he was the one. Paul has been building bikes longer than I have been alive, he is a cornerstone of the west coast CX scene and he very much believes in function over form.

    Back in February I made the short drive down to Santa Cruz to discus the build and my preferences with Paul. Steel frame, disc brakes, internal rear brake routing, room for 40mm tires and Syntace thru axle dropouts were all on the top of my list. In went my deposit and my name went up on to Paul's wait list. 3 months later I get a message from Paul and after a bit of back-and-forth between Paul, myself and my fitter, we had the geometry nailed down. Less than a week later while I was off on holiday in Barcelona I received the initial photo of my nearly complete frame (not the best photo, but you get the idea). More to follow...

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