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Cobbled a truck to carry a ton.
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16459
Location: Portland, OR

3/8/18 6:42 PM

Cobbled a truck to carry a ton.

My Strong really is too light for being too loaded. Just me being on it is bad enough... ;)

So I traded some wares for this Soma Saga light use, Frame/fork. Headset, BB, Fenders, Stem, bars. equiv of about 240.00.

Stuck on some NOS 6600 STIs with triple left, NOS XT 180mm cranks [got with no rings] FSA 24/36/50 rings outta parts bin.

Will be putting bar cons, but none loose at the moment.



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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2485
Location: hillbilly heaven

3/8/18 7:36 PM

Parts bin bikes are the best.

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Kramer
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 106
Location: Richmond, VA

3/9/18 12:22 PM

I agree. My most ridden bike by far (90+%) is my 10 yr old parts bin bike.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16459
Location: Portland, OR

3/9/18 1:05 PM

"Parts bin bikes are the best."

That happens to me with guitar builds as well. Cheap scored body, free necks, toss in pulled pickups from an upgrade. It usually spawns a player when I do that. A lot less time that a scratch build with all new parts and paint etc etc.

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Starting tomorrow, we are looking at mid 60s for 3-4 days.

So I am going to test truck this beast. Going to load it to 65lb, and do a fav 50 miler.

It was 28 lb before I put on the 3 lbs of rack/redBag&front frame. I don't think I ever weighed the Ortlieb panniers. Compared to what you put in them, moot perhaps.




I have that blue handlebar bag [on table] I will put on when the Bar Cons go on. STI cables in the way on the ST-6600 shifters. I once used V-brake noodles to 90^ turn the cables coming out of the STI to use this bag, but it was better in concept than implementation I have to confess. Would need like stupid wide bars for it to work I learned. ;)

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