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Oswald

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Feb 2016

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    It's a Pajero Evolution which means it's a homologation special 2500 build to circumnavigate the 'stock car' rules of Paris Dakar ..

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    Compare apples to apples! .. Assuming you get a 3D+ that's 468g advertised, then put some rings on it, 153g Rotor compact Non Q, and it weighs 621g vs 694g advertised for your current Ultegra. If you get a 3D, advertised as 540g, then you're saving 1g! Obviously, there's some difference in the bottom bracket weights ..

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    I'm wondering if it was bought cheap, paint stripped to see the extent of the damage and then the seller got cold feet about restoration so 'patched it up' knowing they'd make a profit on Dario's name .. Just thinking out load. Guess it's a case of seeing with your own eyes. Good luck

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    They were Euro 300 pieces built to order .. and that was a few years ago

    IMHO .. a high load situation like a hill climb the small weight saving isn't worth the risk of shearing a tooth on a fixed carbon fibre cog and DNF'ing.

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    Experimental Prototype in Sweden used to make a custom ratio 11-23 road bike cassette with eight of ten cogs made from carbon fibre ..

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    Acros produced and sold for a short while, as it was eye watering expensive, a MTB hydraulic circuit in 2011 .. wonders if Rotor have bought the IP and are adapting it ..

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    ^ that technique works. It's a common bodge when in a pinch without a rivet nut gun. Just make sure you have all the threads of the rivet nut on the screw so the load deforming the rivet nut is spread as much as possible, otherwise (obviously) the risk of stripping threads increases ..

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    The cage from a rival (or force or apex) of the 10 speed mechs will swap in. However, looking at the third pic on the last page it looks like the screw in the plastic body that holds the cage in place is still in the body, so I wonder if there has been damage inside the body when the cage was pulled out? Also, unless you've got a scrap rival mech to borrow parts off it may be cheaper just to buy a new complete mech as SRAM spares are few and far between and expensive.

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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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