T50 - whatcha planning to build.....

Discussion in 'Freedom Series (T50 Complete, and T50 Kit)' started by ratz, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    I don't have personal experience yet, but I have read that the Shimano MTB cassettes that are referred to as Dyna-sys 11 speed are supposed to fit on an 8/9/10 speed cassette.

    I have a 11-46 cassette in hand, but don't have my wheel yet.

    I ordered the wheel with an XT M756 hub. It indicates that it works for 8/9/10 speed or Dyna-sys 11 speed cassettes.

    I don't know if it would work with the SRAM hub.

    Good luck. Maybe someone else has more complete knowledge or hands on experience.
  2. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    Is there any good way to estimate what the right position of the handlebars in the fore/aft direction relative to the steer tube is for a given rider? I will almost certainly want to ride at the most reclined seat angle available without modification.

    If I don't use seat back angle to adjust the reach to the handlebars, then the choices for adjustment are stem length and handlebar rise.

    I would like to order a handlebar and a stem before the frame arrives so that I can build it up as soon as possible.

    I didn't see any mention of the length of the stem included on the complete bikes. Does anyone know what they plan to use for the stem?

    Do I just pick one and buy something different if I don't find it comfortable?

    Is there a good adjustable stem that anyone can recommend? That might help when trying to share the bike with different sized riders.
  3. defjack

    defjack Zen MBB Master

    The bars I bought are wald 8095 touring with a 120 mm stem.I will start with 50 degrees on the seat with the stem backwards.
  4. super slim

    super slim Zen MBB Master

  5. rx7mark

    rx7mark Member

    Anybody know if there will be a Scarab bag or similar for the T50?

  6. Charles.Plager

    Charles.Plager Recumbent Quant

    I don't know that you'll be able to adjust the wheel well enough get the belt tight (let alone get the belt on)...

    (But there are lots of things I worry about that turn out not to be actual problems.)
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  7. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    The new bike components are gathering in my basement.

    Atlas rims on Shimano hubs sure look nice.
    Compass Natches Pass 44-559 tires for a comfy ride.
    Spyre disk brakes with Shimano R780 flat bar levers.
    -- I assembled discs on wheels and confirmed that there was clearance between the brake caliper and the spokes.
    Race Face Atlas crankset
    Shimano 11 speed 11-46 cassette
    Shimano rear derailleur and trigger shifter
    Wake 896 and Velo Orange Postino handlebars will give me some setup options.

    I am getting excited. I can hardly wait for the frame set and other goodies from Cruzbike to arrive.

    I've studied the T50 assembly and setup videos several times.

    I have gone a little over budget, but this should be one very nice bike when it is completed.

    Is everyone else having fun getting ready?
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  8. defjack

    defjack Zen MBB Master

    I have all the parts and will be riding 2 days after the box comes in.
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  9. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    Unless another project gets in the way, I plan to have it built within a day of receiving it. Then I get to start the learn to ride a Cruzbike lesson plan. Not sure how long it will be before I am actually riding. I hope to be proficient enough for low speed rides by the 2nd week of August.
  10. defjack

    defjack Zen MBB Master

    You can learn to ride in a day the T50 looks easy.I'm putting a triple on mine so it will take a bit longer.
  11. Eric Winn

    Eric Winn Zen MBB Master

    I suspect most will find themselves feeling pretty comfortable zipping along after about a half hour to 45 minutes or less.
  12. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    I hope it is that quick.

    I thought hard about a triple, but I decided to risk the larger steps between gears and the lower top end for the simplicity of having only a rear derailleur.

    I also expect my 11 year old and his friends to want to ride it and the 1x11 should require little or no adjustment when changing the slider length to accommodate different leg lengths.
  13. RAR

    RAR Well-Known Member

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  14. rx7mark

    rx7mark Member

    What is your front sprocket size? I am going to try a 10-42 also, and I am trying to decide on the final gearing.

  15. RAR

    RAR Well-Known Member

    Mark, I have a 42 and a 38 and a 34..it just depends on where I'm riding as to which one I use...i.e. flat=42..rolling hills= 38...long climbs=34
    It only takes a few minutes to swap them out. 34 is the smallest you can get with 110 BCD.

  16. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    With my 11-46, I was planning on a 40 tooth front ring. But the crankset I chose comes with a 36. So I will start with the 36 and ride a while before deciding if I want a 40 or bigger. The idea of changing for terrain is a good one.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
  17. rx7mark

    rx7mark Member

    Thanks RAR and Brad,
    I had not thought of different front rings for different rides, but that is a great idea. I will be using mine for commuting and exercise, and my commuting route is fairly flat but has one big hill. I might just order two, so I can experiment.

  18. rx7mark

    rx7mark Member

    Yahoo, I got my shipping notice!

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  19. Brad R

    Brad R Well-Known Member

    Got mine too!!!

    The building starts in a week.
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  20. defjack

    defjack Zen MBB Master

    Mine will be here friday hope to ride it sunday

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