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electrogrimey

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Oct 2010
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    The crankset and hub/wheel are seperate things.

    I know. But I assume I'd be getting both built up from the same shop, so I lumped them in together.

    Anyone going to help me with a rough price for a basic set-up?

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    dunno what a flip flop crankset is?
    do you mean the rear hub?

    A crankset and a flip flop rear hub wheel yeah. Ok, a flip-flop-wheel-and-crankset, is that more coherent? I'm hoping to pick the lot up for under €100, is that possible?

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    Just took home quite a nice find which was abandoned in an alley around the corner from my house. It's an old mixte Raleigh, with beautiful lugs, and in decent enough condition. No wheels, but everything else was ok. I'll throw up some pictures tomorrow.

    Could someone give me a ballpark for a cheap wheel set and a cheap flip-flop crankset? I'm building it up for my girlfriend, who's broke, and wouldn't even notice quality parts, so I'm just going to do it as cheap as possible and make it look nice.

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    For cheap brakes, Tektro is usually the first and last place to look, e.g.
    allterraincycles.co.uk/produc­t/107982.html RX4, £15

    Hmm, how much pricier would silver/chrome ones be? Is there much of a difference? Definitely think chrome lever's suit the bike a lot better.

    This is about all I could find for under £50...is there anything else?

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    Can anyone suggest some nice bar end brake levers for my Nitto RB-021s? I know nothing about them. Cheap would be nice...

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    that lip is not really a problem. actually i can't follow any of your concerns. everything works just fine. (see attachments)
    of course the track pedals dedicated to double straps and cages would be better, but the gr9s are a great alternative to sylvan and other cheap pedals. especially because of the large tip that makes flipping the pedal to engage the cage very easy.
    enjoy

    Are they not weighted to always stay the right way up? Would you say they'd be a better bet than Sylvals? I'm going to upgrade soon enough.

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    It's just wrong. Components are all fine, but that set up is a laugh.

    Just put drops on it and it'd be grand as a shitty track bike.

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    tbh

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    At least it looks great (?) when wheeling it around, because the owner obviously doesn't cycle it - rims would be destroyed on a road, and they won't be allowed near a track with those stupid bars.

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    Anyone heard of a Raleigh Vegas? Found a frame for €20, but can't find anything about them online, and the guy doesn't have anu pictures up. If it's a proper Raleigh racer it could be a bargain, but according to google, this is the closest picture to it:

    He described it as an adult racer with 26" wheels.

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