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Oswald

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Jul 2015

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    Road tubeless is the future! I agree the weight's are similar, unless you're using extreme tyres and tubes like Continental Supersonics, which you are obviously not if your tyres weigh 250g. But if the option is there, then why not use tubeless? The benefits of tubeless as I see them are the self sealing ability and in theory the lower rolling friction.

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    No! Attacks weigh around 1450g ..

    stradawheels.co.uk/product/al­pine-attack/ .. an alloy wheel set at 1358 claimed and if you swapped the Aivee hubs to Novatec super lights it would be about £130 cheaper for little or no weight change. Probably cheaper still if you can source and build yourself.

    Don't run stans tubed! .. Go tubeless! SCHWALBE Pro One. No inner tube.

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    Sub 7 is easy .. Looking at AMAC sale ad that looks like the CAAD6 I built and sold to fizzybubbelech which was under 7 with a set of Reynolds Attacks installed ..

    Main parts spec in my build ..

    New Sram Red Compact BB30 cranks with Bearings
    Rival Mechs and Shifters with iLinks cables
    New KMC Chain
    Low mileage 7800 Dura Ace cassette
    Deda Zero 100 Bars and Stem
    Sella Italia Filte TT saddle
    Selcof Seatpost NOS
    New Kore Gradient Brakes with SwissStop Black Pads

    With the exception of the iLinks, no real weight weenie parts used

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    I can't enlighten you with what was the correct fitting for that top tube braze on, as the TVM I had for a while that fitting was snapped off in the hole when I got the frame. I had to drill out the remains carefully and clean out the threads with a tap .. But the braze on is standard M5 bottle cage braze on.

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    The surface hasn't been finished in an aesthetic layer of epoxy that also fills imperfections. What you are seeing (I believe from the pics) is the mould line of the tube.

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    Most stems use M5 screws .. but they are usually longer. It'll either be ok, poke out the back of the body and interfere with the mech arm or bottom out and leave the mech loose, I'm not sure as I don't use Shimano

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    Do you need the washer? If not then any m5 x 15 screw should fit

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    WIll be getting those at some point on my bike, even with the low tier groupset (Veloce).

    It's not going to work in a way that shimano would consider most efficient Ed .. When they moved the cables to be internally routed they upped the cable pull to the shifters and brakes to overcome the friction in the design. To offset that they increased the mechanical advantage in the brake. So you'll end up with a lever that goes to the bars and then the brake snatches on with nothing in between .. I would suggest ..

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    Royce Venus, White Industries, Tune, PmP.. Amongst others all make a silver hub set. Another alternative for the box shape rims is the Pacenti PL23 .. although Ed had a set bulge at the eyelets if I recal correctly.

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