Sep 20, 2002 3:03 PM
|Yeah, thaks to all that answered my dumbass questions. Just rode it home from chris' shop. Damn is it sweet.|
Sep 20, 2002 3:19 PM
|sweet. great color choice.
how close do you live to his shop? i used to live near there, too. then i moved to the central valley.
|re: me, i live||jrm|
Sep 21, 2002 12:37 PM
Sep 20, 2002 3:21 PM
|Wow that's a nice looking machine. For a company offering,honestly, not that many colors, Kelly sure does know how to pick really good shades, and that's my fave of their offerings.
I also love straight blade forks on cross bikes, which sucks for me as my Waterford and Ritchey both have curved forks. Oh well.
|Kelly offers more colors than most people realize.||snuz|
Sep 21, 2002 2:44 PM
|Their color stick has:
Semi-gloss Black, Black Metallic, Charcoal, Rootbeer, Burgundy Metallic, Kandy Red, Maroon, Red, Near Chrome, Silver, Chameleon, Midnight Blue, Transparent Blue, Kelly Chrome Green, Evergreen, Grasshopper, Toothpaste, Mustard, Banana, Construction Yellow & Orange.
And I know they have a few more too.
Sep 20, 2002 4:19 PM
|Nice looking ride!
How do you like the mtb crankset? Do you feel it provides enough gearing?
|re: mmmmmmm.....MTB Cranks||atpjunkie|
Sep 20, 2002 4:26 PM
|is that root beer brown? sweet! very fine ride.
RE: MTB cranks. They can be set with the same gearing as a road set 48 36 for cx. Actually 48 36 is pretty standard MTB while 53/39 is standard for road rings.
|re: i was skeptic..||jrm|
Sep 21, 2002 12:43 PM
|Coming from a bike with a 46/38 roadset double. IN the dirt using a 22/32/44 compact crankset and a 12-27 cassette set the gearing is pretty bottomless. Combined with the superior climbing position you can get up almost anything.
On the road it seems tall enough using 30cc michelin sprints. But i speculate that if your on 23 or 26cc slicks it could get kinda spinny.
|n i c e b i k e !||adventurefind|
Sep 21, 2002 5:00 AM
|n i c e|
|Welcome to the club!||Steve_O|
Sep 23, 2002 6:08 AM
|Jrm... I saw that bike over on MTBr Passion board over the weekend and meant to ask you about it! That must be nice to actually meet up with the manufacturer and spec things out. I did it over the phone/e-mail and Chris, Robin, and several other people I worked with were all very good at answering my questions...
Of course I've got lots of stuff to ask you about...
- I see brake boosters. Did you add those or did the Kelly folks recommend them?
- Did you get a chance to try out the Kelly Take Off's? During my discussions with them they really tried to talk me into the Take Off's. I'm running STI but I've always been curious about them...
On a final note - Don't worry about the MTB drivetrain. I did a 112 mile century this weekend and was able to average 16.5 mph with an XT and 11-30T drivetrain. Never did I feel that I was running out of gears...
|Steve-O, do you have...||snuz|
Sep 23, 2002 10:05 AM
|different wheel and tire sets for dirt and road riding, or are you just changing the tires? What are you running? Am I correct thinking a 112 mile century is all road riding?|
Sep 24, 2002 5:14 AM
|I might have a different set soon! I have been swapping tires as needed but choose to run knobbies most of the time (currently cheapy Kendas from Nashbar). My commute is all urban (Chicago streets) with a 4 mile section of singletrack so the knobbies make more sense then paper thin road tires.
Just this morning I was riding to work and got a flat on my road tires (Conti Gatorskins 700x25c). While changing the flat I noticed that I had an eyelet being pulled out of the rim by a spoke. Upon further inspection I saw some cracks in my rim ;-(
Looks like I'm going to go wheel shopping at lunch today. I will probably rebuild my current wheelset as a backup.
Steve-O (rode home and got the car for the commute this morning)