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    The Baroness

    She'll be classy...she'll be red with silver components and some black bits...she'll be a hottie...La Baronesa.
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    the frame is in order and my powdercoater is looking for a nice red tone.
    Pacer (no name given yet) will be delayed a couple of months.

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    She won't be asking for much...but that's probably because she knows she'll have a good heart



    First Batch Pic Here

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    Is that a Sugino 75 I see? A teaser we weren't meant to notice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo
    First Batch Pic Here
    I wish Celt hehe...it is a RD-2 (or messenger) Sugino
    besides the bb, she won't be getting super expensive stuff
    well, I do plan to get an eno freewheel once I figure the gear ratio
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    tease

    Hot Red

    you'll see her complete by mid October

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    yes...

    You still have my attention...
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    here she is!!


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    wow!

    Tell me that isn't the nicest riding bike you've swung a leg over?

    My Steamroller is my most cherished bike of all those I've owned. If I could take only one with me, this would be it. Absolutely magical.
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    I loved the ride Celt!...51 km was her birthday ride, and I think I could have gone for more if it wasn't for the new Brooks and me not used to the roadie position...nothing to blame on her since this is my first roadie...but certainly I'll need some time to adapt to it.

    I was fast! I did almost 5km/h over my average on the same route with my commuter/tourer 26er.

    I'm afraid I'm going to see too much hours on asphalt now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo View Post
    I loved the ride Celt!...51 km was her birthday ride, and I think I could have gone for more if it wasn't for the new Brooks and me not used to the roadie position...nothing to blame on her since this is my first roadie...but certainly I'll need some time to adapt to it.

    I was fast! I did almost 5km/h over my average on the same route with my commuter/tourer 26er.

    I'm afraid I'm going to see too much hours on asphalt now!
    But once that saddle gets used to your bones, It will fit like a glove. I might be just lucky that the geometry fits me so well, but I've spent many uninterrupted hours on my Steamroller with no issues whatsoever aside from simple muscle fatigue - and this was on rough city roads.

    I'm came from the off-road scene as well, but a long car ride every time I wanted some good trials just didn't make any sense, and I couldn't afford the time always.

    The Steamroller has been a dream for me...solid, comfortable and fast ride, right from my doorstep.
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    Congrats on the new bike, she's a beauty. what size tires are you running and what's the gearing? I'd definitely advise you to check that bike out with some 32s.
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    thanks Df!

    I'm running some 28s and the gearing is 48x18 right now.

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    Ey Celt, how much does your roller weights?

    I did the me+bike-me on the bathroom scale and gave me 10.5 kg in three attempts...I know I used mostly cheap components, but was shocked to not be at least a gram under 10...
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    @dfltroll

    i run continental gatorskin 700X32C on my steamroller and they are sooooo smooth
    biker boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo View Post
    Ey Celt, how much does your roller weights?

    I did the me+bike-me on the bathroom scale and gave me 10.5 kg in three attempts...I know I used mostly cheap components, but was shocked to not be at least a gram under 10...
    20.26 lbs
    9.19 kg
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    mm thanks Celt...I thought the difference would be bigger
    I'm going for a metric century tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinsillo View Post
    here she is!!
    Hey, man- why are you hiding? You never reported a new bike to the commuter section and haven`t put it on your blog! I had to come track you down!
    Well, now that I found you I might as well congratulate you on another fine build:
    Congratulations

    Good luck with your C tomorrow. Have fun and ride safe.

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    ^ in my defense, I did announced it over there

    here something about my metric century

    100 km

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    posted this at RBR too:

    you might want to try the TALLAC water bottle cage b2-SS

    perfect for the steamroller!

    btw,
    what handlebars are those? looks very comfy for long rides...
    biker boy

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