stevereeneo said:I REALLY like the look and sensibility of your Vaya build!
You know how some bikes you look at and when you see the details you think, "Yeah, that's nice... ohhhh, look what they did there... " It shows that someone had a nice vision for their bike and made it happen. That was what I thought when I looked at your bike. Nicely done!
What tires have you got on that? how big are they?
Also, could you put bar end shifters on the fronts of those bars - like on some TT/Tri setups? Just curious as it would have the shifters closer than the DT...
Got a more recent pic? Full parts list? Weight?
I'm hoping to give this a bump as I'd like to see what other folks are doing with their Vayas. Mine is awaiting some final paint work after the S&S couplers were put on!!!! I'm hoping to pick it up next Friday, get it built and out for a ride next weekend. It'll be a bit different as I'm going to give it a go with some Titec J-Bars, I've got a compact Rival crankset I found new for $95 and who knows what other goodies I might find to put on there... the Tubus Cargo was just ordered.
Mr. Doom said:It looks like you are trying to compensate for a bike that is too small for you.
Bullhorns on a touring frame makes me sad. Great if it works for you but not attractive in a traditional sense IMO.
I'm doing the same thing with my Fargo now that I've got my Vaya built up. I actually sold my original Fargo and went a size down on my second Fargo (from an XL to a L) when I got my Vaya, since the Fargo is now a full-on mountain bike, with no gravel intentions.madonenm said:As for the Marathon 40s on the Vaya there is plenty of room for the tire but fender clearance with them, might be a bit tight. I would probably go with 35s or 32s on the Vaya but had the 40s from my Fargo setup. Now that I have the Vaya my Fargo will be setup more for off-road adventuring. The original plan was to have two wheel sets for the Fargo, one for road, one for off-road. Now my second wheel set has grown a Vaya.
Hey madonenm,madonenm said:Mine is a 56
lucifer said:I am looking at conti contact extralights for my build. Think the 42s will fit or should I do the 37s? Fenders may come into play later.
shile said:Hey madonenm,
How tall are you and what's your inseam or pant size? I'm 5-10 and usually wear 31-32 inseam pants. I'm looking at either the 56 or 57, but am having a hard time deciding.
Also, I live in ABQ so if you're headed this way anytime soon, I'd like to see your frame/bike if possible since nobody in town has any yet.
Mine is a 58... I'm 6'1" tall and have a 33.25-inch inseam.lucifer said:Can you guys please edit to add the sizes of your frames. It would be nice to know what the different sizes look like.
I should be ordering my vaya frame this week.
That's the size I just ordered. I am an inch shorter than you but about the same inseam. How is the standover? What size stem did you end up going with. I am thinking 90 or 100mm should do the trick.mgersib said:Mine is a 58... I'm 6'1" tall and have a 33.25-inch inseam.