Firefly 894 - Ti Road Disc

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BikeSwan
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by BikeSwan

Lovely bike sir! I'm looking to pull the trigger on a similar build - Ti road disc, deep(ish) section wheels with 28c tires, etc, etc. Nice to see inspiration - and a mildly healthy disregard for light weight. I'm sure it rides great!
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. . . and a 500lb KTM :thumbup:

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by Tamu8104

@MiloAS It's a SpeedSlev

@BikeSwan Thanks!! It continues to amaze the more I ride it, couldn't be happier with the fit and handling!!
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Saffronspokes
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by Saffronspokes

What a superb bike, always love a Firefly.

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by thedanplasse

Wow this bike looks super comfortable. I follow firefly on instagram. They do awesome work!
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Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

ImageBikes by Nathan Harding, on Flickr

Current picture, plan this weekend is to lower the stem a tad more.
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by jbaillie

Perfect BAAW shot. Or I guess that looks like a garage door... BAAGD shot? I know fit comes first but I do think the Enve aero stem will have a clean, very inegrated look on top of the headset.

Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

Took the plunge and cut down the steerer to get rid of the spacers. Looks much better and its an incentive to keep up with my core and flexibility work. Now just need my schedule and the weather to align to take some updated pictures.
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Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
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Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

Tamu8104
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Trying out the new Veloflex tubeless tires

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icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

So I'm guessing veloflex claiming they were incompatible with hookless rims was just a CYA type of thing? Good to know. I want to run that exact setup.

Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 pm
So I'm guessing veloflex claiming they were incompatible with hookless rims was just a CYA type of thing? Good to know. I want to run that exact setup.
Yea, they seated with the compressor and didn't come off the shelf when pulling the valve core to mimic a sudden deflation. I'm going to give them a shot and see how they do long term.
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Santa Cruz Blur 2019
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

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by tonytourist

I was going to try them out on my ARs this week but I'm glad you've already done the testing. Are you running 1 layer of tape?

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by Pumablk

Alway a good day when a ti bike like yours come across my path. Lovely build.

Tamu8104
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tonytourist wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:02 pm
I was going to try them out on my ARs this week but I'm glad you've already done the testing. Are you running 1 layer of tape?
Yes, one layer of the ENVE red tape. First ride on them today and if they are durable, they will be my go-to road tire.
Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Blur 2019
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

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