Totally absurd bike plans that you've thought about doing but will never do: FOREVER edition


#461

I did the Clydes on a Straggler, actually rides well with the geo and everything.


#462

Dither Q: If you were going to get a Ritchey Breakaway, would you go Road or Cross?


#463

Jeez. I’d want the cross clearances with the road handling, so get a Coffee Grinder with S&S couplers?


#464

Cross.


#465

outback


#466

If there was a steel (cheaper) breakaway Outback it wouldn’t be a question.


#467

The outback is cool but way fucking overpriced.


#468

All Ritchey frames seem overpriced to me atmo.


#469

That’s because they are.


#470

Ritchey bikes are priced fairly, commiserate to anything else with high quality steel tubing and TIG welds, or other production S&S coupled bikes.

Take the the Road Logic - it’s one of the only production steel road frames with legit supple tubing and comes with a sweet full carbon fork and headset. The closest thing to it would probably be a Gunnar, which is the same price for just the frame, but then you need to add a fork and a headset, which is another $500 through them (and a $125 upcharge to paint the fork to match). The exception is that Outback frame - they are fucking dreaming with that price.

I want Ritchey to come out with a Road Logic Disc frameset and, if it fits 28-30mm tires with fenders and offers real road bike geometry, I’d probably sell my Trek and build that up.


#471

I’ve had a Bridgestone T500 laying around for years that was my college beater that I just can’t quite get myself to get rid of. I think I’m going to finally build it full Dad-bike mode and get the canti mounts lowered to actually fit 700’s.


#472

consider just hacksawing the posts off

and use dual pivots


#473

:colbert:


#474

I really have considered it, but friend is a builder/welder so might avoid the cludge.

Still haven’t decided since what I truly need is less bikes, not more projects.


#475

:colbert:[/quote]
and leave the nubs to set an example for other cantilevers


#476

You monster


#477

My buddy has a steel breakaway Outback. He picked it up on Craigslist for surprisingly cheap, and it’s rad.


#478

I didn’t think the steel ones were breakaway?


#479

:colbert:[/quote]
and leave the nubs to set an example for other cantilevers[/quote]

LOL

#cantstopwontstop


#480

Doesn’t look like they have them on their website now, but this one is.