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Tinea Pedis
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Fixie82 wrote:Would you mind sharing the bikes measurements? I'd be keen to see what your choices are considering this is full custom.

As mentioned, custom geo is nothing too wild

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Build quality compared to the Baum is - on first impressions - very close. We'll see how it goes over the coming months. Had another small spin this evening, very happy with the handling. And of course eTap is rad!


The cause behind the team is something I am proud of - really is great to be on a team that has a social conscience. We all work so not as if any of us have delusions of grandeur. We like racing hard, drinking copious amounts of coffee and giving each other crap. But underlying it is the aim to try to help reduce the stigma around mental illness.


Juanmoretime wrote:Excellent Nick! Crank arm not lined up with the seat tube? Rookie mistake. :smartass:

And in Australia crank arm goes horizontal. Just like how our toilets flush in the reverse direction. Rookie mistake ;)

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by Fixie82

Cheers! Can't quite make out the head tube angle, is it 72.6? With a 58mm rake?

That should make it quite nimble steering wise. How is it descending the massive bergs around Geelong?

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72.8

And handling so far is excellent. Which isn't a shock. But I am still getting through corners with a :D grin on my face. Gave it some beans today

https://www.strava.com/activities/922632840

I might be mistaken about the stiffness. Was rock solid under me. And still smooth as you'd expect from steel.

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by Fixie82

Damn, they were some big beans! If it isn't quite as stiff it certainly didn't hold you back.

How did you come to a head angle of 72.8? Was it just a simple matter of making it a little sharper from the Baum?

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Nice bike, but if i order custom frame i go with traditional geometry, especaly for steel frame.

Have a nice ride.!

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Excellent, a Stinner and a Baum, I'm very jealous!

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anquetil wrote:Nice bike, but if i order custom frame i go with traditional geometry, especaly for steel frame.

One of the weirdest oxymoron's I've heard on here :lol:

Fixie82 wrote:How did you come to a head angle of 72.8? Was it just a simple matter of making it a little sharper from the Baum?

Was just how it came out when combined with the rake being used. I didn't specify 72.8

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Im writter too :D

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And a bit of a flash back to last year's kit (and the matchy matchy with the top tube)

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Just the angle or is your left shifter turned in a bit?

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Yep, was knocked a little out after trip to Brisbane for the Black Sheep Night Riders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY4jgB81tlo

http://stories.blacksheepcycling.cc/night-riders

ace night! Hectic course but still safe enough.

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I was bummed it was sold out. Looked awesome.

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How was the Nightriders Nick? The numbers looked down a little in the pics and videos I have seen (I'd meant to come say g'day but got caught up packing for a trip). It's an interesting concept that WRCC more or less tried out up here last year through the streets of Cleveland (Bris suburb), which was a massively popular event (also a CQ Open).

Also as I commented on Insta, the bike looks fantastic mate I am sure you will give it a solid workout.

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Well done. Cycling can be such a selfish sport and obsession. You found a way to make it about more than just you and you did it with style.

Well done. Congrats.

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Numbers were capped intentionally. Last thing Black Sheep wanted was a 50 rider field and carnage. And it worked. Goal was good vibes, good crew and some bite sized entertainment (racing) and it worked perfectly. It was like the Twenty20 version of crit racing.

And the Man Ride will happen again this year. Still deciding on the route. Really hoping we can get a few of the Californian Men of Steel along too. The stats worldwide on how poorly funded mental health is (in spite of its prevalence) is terrible. If these rides can help raise awareness even the tiniest bit then they are a success.

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