The New New Guy Thread. Your first post goes here. Seriously.


#3521

velo igorange


#3522

[quote=igor]Here’s my bike

[/quote]

Jesus fucking christ this is a retro-grouch catalog photo. “Let’s make a bike that is actually terrible to use out of some parts that are pretty great individually and some that aren’t because looks are the most important feature of the bike.”


#3523

So, it’s basically a curated sweet fixie but for old people?


#3524

lol Built it up for Eroica that way then kept riding it as is because it’s just so freaking convenient to pack and unpack it when we’re traveling.


#3525

Hah, it is exactly as described. Eroica is about as retro-grouch as you can get and still be riding bikes.


#3526

There were a whole bunch of bikes from the early 1900s and they did not look fun to ride. They allowed the use of any bikes this year for the Nova version. It was weird to see brand new carbon wonderbikes+deep carbon wheels with a bundle of twine holding on an Eroica numberplate.


#3527

What is that front rack? Is the VO 110/74 nerd crank going to happen?


#3528

Proto. And no. I rode that crank extensively and wasn’t too fond of it. Shifting was mediocre since the chainline was wider than regular road for some reason. It wasn’t our design. Maybe something in the future, but for the time being, we’re going to get in more 50.4 rings. The original modular crankset!


#3529

I could sure use some ramped and pinned 50.4 rings.


#3530

Igor, I kind of like your MMORPG bikes.


#3531

Ours already are!

More like LARP :stuck_out_tongue:


#3532

At least new guy grasps setback


#3533

I love my campeur, wish I bought a camargue instead tho. Thanks for being some bike weirdos, but not like some of the bike weirdos we really don’t like. Thanks for making things more discy and threadlessy than the founder.


#3534

Ima be honest here and say that that “lilac” color on the new VO bikes is the best bike color I’ve seen in a while and if you didn’t insist on derping it all up with a threaded headset I woulda dumped my NFE and got on the VO train.

And I hate how much I love that tie dyed cloth bar tape.


#3535

Too bad he can’t grasp the the use of the quote button.


#3536

Proto. And no. I rode that crank extensively and wasn’t too fond of it. Shifting was mediocre since the chainline was wider than regular road for some reason. It wasn’t our design. Maybe something in the future, but for the time being, we’re going to get in more 50.4 rings. The original modular crankset![/quote]

Interesting. I was waiting for more info before I pulled the trigger on an IRD wide compact. So is that design available from any other vendors? I had a 50.4 crankset but once I moved past 9 speed, the chain was getting stuck between the rings a lot on downshifts. Also I never quite got over the Nervar 631 arms that broke.


#3537

because he is that catalog’s J. Peterman


#3538

[quote=sparksflyhigh]

Interesting. I was waiting for more info before I pulled the trigger on an IRD wide compact. So is that design available from any other vendors? I had a 50.4 crankset but once I moved past 9 speed, the chain was getting stuck between the rings a lot on downshifts. Also I never quite got over the Nervar 631 arms that broke.[/quote]

Are you talking about their Adventure crankset? I’m pretty sure it’s the same as the one we tried. I haven’t had any problems with 10 or 11 speed stuff on our 50.4s both indexed and friction. Definitely no drops between rings.


#3539

Wait, are you friction shifting 11 speed?


#3540

My stronglight 49d definitely does not drop the chain between the rings with a 10 speed chain. No idea about 11s.

10speed friction has served me well on the commuter.