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Old 01-28-2014, 12:12 PM   #4456
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Personally? Brakes are the last bit I want aftermarket. Tried that once with some BREW brakes and ended up in some lady's tailgate.

I came -> <- that close to smacking my face on the bed of her truck. Rolled over the tailgate on my arm and to this day have a numb spot.

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Ahh, Brew brakes were low end Dia Compes machined down to make them lighter, which made them flexier. Then, the center bolts were titanium, which is pretty flexy as well. They were light.

I have these on my new Lighthouse, but have used them on two other bikes as well. Gran Cru brakes by Velo Orange, made for them by a boutique builder in Taiwan. I have ridden/raced on old Nuovo Record, new dual pivot record and chorus, dura ace, and suntour superbe pro, and these are some of the best brakes I ever used.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:37 PM   #4457
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I think my collection will be complete with this bike, a Orbea Occam 29er that I'm getting as a frame the minute I finish paying for it (reason for selling a bunch of stuff)


At first I will need to scavenge parts from my fisher superfly (fork, wheels) until I'm able to purchase the parts..

Oh the effective top tube is 25 1/4" and that got me a little worry but the frame was to good of a deal to pass out..
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #4458
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I think my collection will be complete with this bike..........
Famous last words my friend.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:45 PM   #4459
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Famous last words my friend.
Well I also want another Trike recumbent and a cargo bike for the kiddo, but at least the cargo bike will be a "Family" purchase (easy to justified)

MTB wise I think I will be set, I don't need any more than 4' of travel for the trails I ride around here..
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:45 PM   #4460
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I think my collection will be complete with this bike, a Orbea Occam 29er that I'm getting as a frame the minute I finish paying for it (reason for selling a bunch of stuff)


At first I will need to scavenge parts from my fisher superfly (fork, wheels) until I'm able to purchase the parts..

Oh the effective top tube is 25 1/4" and that got me a little worry but the frame was to good of a deal to pass out..
Ricky! good choice! I have had two Orbeas and Mrs Hay Ewe has one as well. I did the 2008 Crocodile Trophy on a 26" hard tail - and 1 years of training all on it. They climb REALLY well

you will enjoy

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Old 01-28-2014, 03:33 PM   #4461
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Ricky! good choice! I have had two Orbeas and Mrs Hay Ewe has one as well. I did the 2008 Crocodile Trophy on a 26" hard tail - and 1 years of training all on it. They climb REALLY well

you will enjoy

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Dude you do have great taste...

I like Orbea's for a long time but besides test rides after working on them (mostly road bikes) I never got a chance to really ride one, much less own one..

Well this is a dream come truth many years in the making..
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:11 PM   #4462
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I think my collection will be complete with this bike...


http://patineto.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Rickys-bikes

Ricky, you could fill an entire CalTrain bicycle cabin with your bikes and parts...
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:42 PM   #4463
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http://patineto.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Rickys-bikes

Ricky, you could fill an entire CalTrain bicycle cabin with your bikes and parts...
And they are not even all of them in there, plus the two tandems..


Come on I only have 31, that is not even that high of a number, I know a few guys with 3-4 times the amount and much fancier ones that mine (but they are lonely dudes that can not even get a date), okay I admitted is a bad addiction but is actually not that harmful, except for the lack of space..
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #4464
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Well I also want another Trike recumbent .......
Wait - wut? You said "another" recumbent trike? What do you have now? I stopped at a local healthcare facility tonight to visit a buddy of mine who also rides a recumbent. He broke his femur and will probably move to a recumbent trike next. He's looking at an ICE VTX+. Here's a review from BROL. I've always liked the Catrike 700.

I currently ride a Bacchetta CA 2. Very, very comfortable esp when I've got a long distance to ride. It's interesting to ride behind guys who are constantly shaking out their hands after only an hour or two or shifting around in the saddle after 4-5 hours of riding.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:19 PM   #4465
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Wait - wut? You said "another" recumbent trike? What do you have now? I stopped at a local healthcare facility tonight to visit a buddy of mine who also rides a recumbent. He broke his femur and will probably move to a recumbent trike next. He's looking at an ICE VTX+. Here's a review from BROL. I've always liked the Catrike 700.

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sorry I used to have one in San Francisco but is long gone, oh boy the hills there where a pain in the butt
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:57 PM   #4466
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sorry I used to have one in San Francisco but is long gone, oh boy the hills there where a pain in the butt
Yep - I pretty well suck at climbing. I just sit back and spin...eventually, I get there.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:19 AM   #4467
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Famous last words my friend.
Let us know how that works out for you.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:23 AM   #4468
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Take a look at dis!
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #4469
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:41 PM   #4470
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Take a look at dis!
That is super cool.

I saw a husband and wife tandem like that while out on a ride over the summer.
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