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    Here is a crappy photo of mine, and a photo of the real color.

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    It's my main race bike
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    I'm surprised that the Roadie can't carry more. The Surly Pacer and Soma Smoothie are nearly identical geometries, but you do see stories of people doing some touring on those. Maybe it's just because the Roadie is much less common, so it's harder to find examples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.dean View Post
    I'm surprised that the Roadie can't carry more. The Surly Pacer and Soma Smoothie are nearly identical geometries, but you do see stories of people doing some touring on those. Maybe it's just because the Roadie is much less common, so it's harder to find examples?
    My guess of 10 pounds on the Roadie is just that, a guess. I'm just thinking along the lines of what forces that rocking 10 pounds back and forth would feel like and might do to a race frame. The Pacer is probably a heavier built bike, but as a result may also be less of a performer on the road. The folks at Waterford may be the best ones to answer the weight question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmayer View Post
    I'm 6'3" I have a 90 mm stem, but will probably swap to my 100. Things otherwise are great. Got about 40 mi on now. I've had some struggles with a slipping seat post, I hope the hairspray trick works.
    I've read about Gunnars and slipping seatposts. Is this a common problem for their bikes? If I get a Roadie will I have to worry about the seatpost slipping, or is there a real solution for this? I'm not too heavy, about 170 lbs.

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    In general, is it possible to damage a steel frame by carrying a little too much weight? I know that handling and comfort will begin to suffer at some point, but can you do actual frame damage?

    Thanks for all the great answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.dean View Post
    I've read about Gunnars and slipping seatposts. Is this a common problem for their bikes? If I get a Roadie will I have to worry about the seatpost slipping, or is there a real solution for this? I'm not too heavy, about 170 lbs.
    I think it's a combination of the framesaver stuff inside the seat tube, a carbon post, and i do weigh 230lbs. I tried to remove the framesaver from that portion of the seat tube and use the hairspray as well. I'll know how it worked tomorrow.

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    Waiting to become a bike:

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
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    Looks like a custom Gunnar. Steel fork or carbon?

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    Regarding weight on a rear rack -- Gunnar will tell you they think up to 20 lbs. is okay. I would trust their judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottInCincinnati View Post
    Keeping in the Gunnar theme, here's my non-silver Sport, which I just tore down tonight for a complete cleaning. Had it for 8 years now, love it!
    Where's the drive side pic?

    Amazing looking ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
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    Nice! Is that Blue Heron Bike Shop?

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    Tube thickness have a lot to do about how much you can carry.The higher quality steel you use, the thinner the tubes you can make.

    OX Plat has butts of .4mm.

    Surly frames weigh 1-1/4 pounds more than a Gunnar Roadie frame. They are made from 4130 CroMoly Steel, (a low tech steel........or as I call it.....gas pipe)

    This is one of the reasons they are a lot cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    Tube thickness have a lot to do about how much you can carry.The higher quality steel you use, the thinner the tubes you can make.

    OX Plat has butts of .4mm.

    Surly frames weigh 1-1/4 pounds more than a Gunnar Roadie frame. They are made from 4130 CroMoly Steel, (a low tech steel........or as I call it.....gas pipe)

    This is one of the reasons they are a lot cheaper.
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    Being a Waterford guy I have to say their resale value isn't what a Surly is. Which really surprises me. If you're careful you pick up a Waterford or Gunnar for half or more of retail. Surlys aren't much less used than new. Now that Surly isn't letting dealers sell complete bikes online I would think their resale will be even higher.
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    Most people don't understand tubesets.
    Surley has more name recognition than Gunnar, so people think that it's a "better" frame.
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    Well, in one more post, I can show you mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laxpatrick View Post
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    Although that's not mine, here's my custom Gunnar using that paint choice:


    I got it yesterday and, so far, love it. It's my first road bike since the 1970s.
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    Very nice. Dig silver. Dig Gunnar.

    Enjoy a Gunnar HT mtb, and tempted to go Gunnar for next road bike build (ride alum now).

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    Here's my Gunnar Sport. It was my fast commuter, but I recently rebuilt it as a photo tourer.





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    Great looking bikes:-)

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    Never ride a Gunnar Roadie like this. So am excited with drmayer's posting. More experience for me.
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    ....and it's a bike!



    210mm cranks take some getting used to... And yes, those cranks aren't too easy on the eyes.

    Ultegra 9 speed for perceived durability and so I can swap wheels with my 66cm Cannondale Caad3. Phil Wood hubs, HED rims, Cane Creek brakes, Ritchey stems, bars, post topped with a Brooks.

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    Is that a stock 66cm Roadie? Any issues with the 210mm cranks with the 70BB drop? Looks good.

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    Nope, custom geometry, we raised the BB up a bit and some other mods.
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    Nice!

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    Newly-Built 58 cm Roadie

    My newly-built Roadie rides like a Corvette or IROC-Z Camaro, while my 2001 LeMond 853 Pro Team rides like a Nissan Maxima.

    The Roadie rides and feels best on fast rides. At 10 to 15 mph it transmits a lot of vibration. But above that it goes away and it morphs into the great-handling sports car. The LeMond transmits much less vibration on those slower rides.

    The top and down tubes of the Roadie are each one size larger diameter than the LeMond. The opposite is true for the seat tubes. LeMond has 31.8, Roadie 28.6.

    Without a caliper I estimate the downtubes are 34.9 Roadie and 31.8 LeMond, and top tubes are 31.8 Roadie and 28.6 LeMond. I could be wrong, so please feel free to post corrections.

    Thanks.
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