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Oswald

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Dec 2014

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    "i'd like to dismantle DA components" that's not going to be easy. For example the 7700 rear mech pivots on the parallelogram are a hardened steel pin riveted in by machine .. yes they can be drilled out with a lot of care but you then need to design a means to fix it all back together again.

    If I may be so bold?! I'd use Campagnolo .. easier to take apart, looks good on classic frames and if you ebay and are patient, groupsets can be assembled relatively cheaply from 2nd hand parts bought with a few scratches .. you'll need to polish the part as preparation for anodising so a scratch is not cause for concern.

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    No direct experience of cycle manufacturing, but I do know for sure, in other industries a product may exist on paper and / or one off prototype form, but until sufficient orders are received which may cover a specific specialist tooling cost, a minimum production run for that product or some other specified sign off point for production linked to the confidence in the product to succeed, then accountants will not release production .. If money is tied up in stock, then it's not really working for your business!

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    HED Stinger 4FR .. But if you must have Zipp, like Danstuff said, buy the latest ones with the new rear hubs

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    Not strictly true .. the quality of the cables were upgraded to reduce friction. But Shimano also altered the mechanical road 11-speed cable stroke over previous versions, so it has a longer cable pull per millimeter of derailleur movement to further negate friction drag on the cables .. lessons learnt from rushing 10 speed under bar tape shifting to market. Although they still needed to stealth upgrade Dura Ace 9000 shifters after the event.

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    KCNC Radiant R3 Headset spring to mind .. 21.5 mm stack

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    Dammit will confirm but it looks like it .. Cube use Syntace finishing kit rebranded

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    If you used Campagnolo Record down tube shifter cable adjusters then you can change out the barrel adjusters if you want to

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    The 'new' longer activation arm mechs from Shimano or Campagnolo as the 'lever' is longer which would result in reduced shift effort .. mechanical advantage and all that. I can't speak from experience if they'll work though as I've only mix n matched a 7900 front mech onto Sram 10.

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    Rotor BSA30 uses outboard bearings so the spindle length of the BB30 crank would be too short .. shell width of BB30 (road) is 68mm with internal bearings .. I thought along similar lines for a past project. There was a dodge that I saw someone used on the Weight Weenies board once of using a Cannondale crank with a mountain spindle and some custom machined cups with thin bearings.

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    Principia .. Cool points for lighter than CAAD10 alu frame, not gash graphics and lovely anodising.

    That Principia was made around, I would guess, 2001 by the original company and is a true race frame .. nice find. I had the track version from new until I eventually sold it to Maddy on here.

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