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Cornish_Bike

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Apr 2015
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  • in General
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    Forum cap on a Dolan coming through Cabot Square this morning (8:40 ish)...

  • in General
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    Grey Cannondale, LFGSS Cap heading south along westferry road this morning and heading north in the evening last week.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    ha, I am a twat...the centering sleeve was in the bottom of the forks and not at the top, hence why I was getting so much lateral play. Also managed to play around with the spacers and get a 1mm gap above the steer tube...all back together and seems fine.

    Thanks for your help

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Aye the topcap...

    Its a Salsa one that came with it.....thanks I will have a look when I get home.

    I expect its user error as its the first time I have built a bike that's not 1" threaded

    Ta

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The steerer is long,

    http://www.lfgss.com/conversations/25776­6/#comment12189672

    I have not cut it as I am trying out different heights (currently have 1 small spacer under the stem and the rest above it)

    I would say that the gap between the last spacer and the top of the steerer is 10-15mm ?

    The process I always tighten the top cap first then stem bolts.

    I rock the bike on the front brake to check for lateral movement tightening very slightly till the play is gone. trouble is this usually means the steering is pretty tight as well (like I have over tightened) if I loosen the top cap though the lateral movement comes back into play.

    Am I doing it wrong ?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I am having issues getting my headset tight enough to remove lateral movement but still be able to steer freely.

    When I put the bike together I noticed that the current race had a small dig in it and was also cut (could have been like it when new, can't remember). Being a no thread / compression bung virgin I was not sure if this would be an issue or not, so just threw it all together.

    Now I am thinking that I should have replaced it as I can't get the correct torque on the compression without affecting the steering.

    Do the baseplates need to be perfect or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

    Also will any baseplate do if I need to replace ? the headset is a Salsa version

    Ta

  • in Current Projects
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    Agree, don't think the spacers or the skinny tires help either. Felt quite nice riding in,

    call it a work in progress,

  • in Current Projects
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    well its finished...

    First run out tomorrow in the 50mph winds...

    saddle looks a bit odd in the picture....felt fine out on a test run. Lets see how the run into work goes

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