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Oswald

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Sep 2015

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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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    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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