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Oswald

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Aug 2014

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    The barbed wire design is called .. Guantánamo

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The bottom of the post needs to be inserted so that it extends about 1cm below the lower edge of the top tube or to the min insert line (which usually means even deeper)

    I'm not sure how anyone could bend a seat tube and not the post first if it's correctly sized and fitted .. simply the wall thickness of the average seat post would suggest it would bend first. Although I'm sure a someone will be along in a moment to prove me wrong with some maths

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    I'm looking at this bike and seeing an alternative to this Shand

    flickr.com/photos/77395241@N­00/14894636366/lightbox/

    that's why I'm thinking it's a viable option to offer ..

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    I know Ed's already mentioned this and you've said no .. but if this is for the production version then considering offering a steel fork makes sense, at least in my opinion too. Practically, as it's built to suit the purpose .. and commercially, people considering this I think, would be looking to use it in the urban environment ? ..

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    Endurance AL frameset has the same stack and reach as the RoadLite AL .. at least in L(58) size and that can be had as a frameset for £367 as long as you don't mind not having the words Endurance stickered on it ..

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    Just going to say thanks boss (and the team) for the new forum

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    are they manufacturers make believe weights? This is the weights I have from a post where Fairwheel bikes weighed individual components from current (at the time) group sets

    Shimano Dura Ace 7900 = 2277g

    Shifters, 365.7
    Brakes, 294.8
    Crank, 744.9
    frt der, 63.9
    rr der, 164.2
    chain, 251.1
    cassette, 160.7
    cables/housing, 231.7

    If you don't include cables then it's 2045g .. and there'll be some variation due to manufacturing tolerances

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    ^ yes it's carbon on Dura Ace .. Take a look at this pic it clearly shows new (on the right) and pre modification (on the left)

    brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cd­n.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/shimano­-dura-ace-da9000-cassette-running-change­04.jpg

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    What is the extra rivet point for?

    They added a second rivet point between the largest cogs and the carbon fibre center cluster.. If you look at the back of the latest cassettes and you'll see two rivets were there was one and also a different profile to the cogs to allow the extra rivet to be installed. I would guess it was done to strengthen the larger cogs connection to the carrier and prevents it from getting loose. Because although you appear to have been lucky, there are numerous threads on the web documenting these cassettes falling apart.

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    The frame is great, they should have stopped there.

    This .. the wheels push it into anti !

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