Ritchey Road Logic - 2016 - 7,39kg

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DHG01
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by DHG01

NickyR wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:59 am

It was a fairly uncommon brand for a road bike : Fairdale (Spaceship). I had a really good deal on the last frameset (1500 usd with enve 2.0 fork). I think that it could have been "easier" to ride with lower wheels (38mm high profile max).
Maybe I ll post its own topic but here is a pic :
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I think the Goodship was a pretty good proposition. Discrete paint job, seamless tubes, the Enve fork and a great price. I had a thought about the Spaceship, what put me off was the yellow (however, yours looks great), wasn't sure about the geo (that applies to both) and ....the titanium. I had a hunch it would be the stiff/aluminium type feel.

I have asked a number of times what makes the difference in the tubes between titanium. I am note sure what it is. It's not the 3/2.5 or 6/4 alloy.

I now have a Nevi; the ride is fabulous. It's the carpet ride titanium is known for; mix of carbon and steel. But I have felt disappointed with some lower cost titanium frames.

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NickyR
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Location: Belgium

by NickyR

The Goodship was indeed a real bargain (was on sale at 700 usd for some times but not available anymore).
And yeah, you are right about titanium, what's the most important about how the bike rides is the selection of tube diameter and thickness according to the rider's requirements/measurements --> this is where the good custom builders stand out from the mass production.

NickyR
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Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Location: Belgium

by NickyR

I am testing TPU inner tubes (Pirelli P zero smartubes) with some pirelli P zero velo classic 25mm tires (measuring 27,5mm wide on my 19c rims).
So far so good but still testing.
I saved 75g in the process (the bike is sub 7,5kg now) and I like the look of the tires a lot with the classic lines of the frame :
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tonchy
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Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:24 am

by tonchy

Really like this bike, well done.

Those smartubes are also made by Pirelli or who is manufacter?

NickyR
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Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Location: Belgium

by NickyR

tonchy wrote:
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:04 am
Really like this bike, well done.

Those smartubes are also made by Pirelli or who is manufacter?
I don't know, the package states they are manufactured in Austria so maybe Tubolito ? (they look very similar, only yellow i.o orange)

NickyR
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Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:05 pm
Location: Belgium

by NickyR

Saved 125g by changing the wheels : Tune SB45 endurance (tune 45mm rims, 20+24 sapim d-light, tune mig mag hubs) 1352g with tubeless rim tape.
No tested yet but looks pretty cool on the bike :
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Now 7,39 kg !

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