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andy_k

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Mar 2015
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Seems reasonable, friend raced with some Easton CX forks on his Cross Check for a while, very light but quite pricey.

    Downsides are probably cost, losing millions of eyelets and losing some clearance (depending on the fork)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Why not get the Genesis and a few nice 'upgrades' on R2W, then chuck £100 or so at it to be resprayed to your liking? Should come in well under the cost/hassle of either All City option...

  • in Current Projects
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    Not on a road bike but salsacycles.com/bikes/fargo/2015_­fargo_3/overview/ has the bit headtube skinny fork adapter thing

  • in Bike Polo
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    Got a 48 WI front disc hub laced to 700c chukker + 36h generic flip/flop track hub (lockring threads are fucked) also laced to a chukker. Rims have a few dings at the braking surfaces, should pull out easily though. Can get photos tonight, happy to post down from Manchester too.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Not really. I like my Alpkit bag, it's cheap, no-frills, not hugely breathable. This Rab model has an eVent upper, bathtub floor, full zip closure, midge net and has a guy line thing to suspend it off your face. The Rab is a lot bigger inside than the Alpkit, could easily fit a huge winter bag + inflatable mat in there.

    If you want racing weight, then companies do superlight, super compact pertex bags, but they will wet through and are relatively delicate. I'll take the Alpkit if I'm going for a cheeky overnight in the summer or big audax-type events as a just-in-case. If I'm going for a week in Scotland during midge-season, or out in the Peak during the colder/wetter months I'll happily put up with the bulk/price for more breathability and no bloody bugs.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Some friends arrived so I've just put the one from the other bike and it seems to work for now. Will take a proper look tomorrow, beer has become my top priority for the remainder of the evening.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Have an odd problem with my front BB7: the pads appear to stick to the rotor and lock up the front wheel if you squeeze it while stationary, a smack to the front tyre tends to free them and they pop off and the wheel rolls fine.

    Cleaned the rotor, picked some shit from around the pads and gave them a quick sand, checked cable, liner, levers and then actuation arm's not bent. Any suggestions (other than buy Shimano hydros) before I pop it in at the LBS next week or swap the BB7 on my beater onto this instead...

  • in Manchester
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    Nice easy new one...

  • in Manchester
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    Old! Cocked up and arrived before they're open :(

  • in Manchester
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    I did the little 'plaza' thing that looks over the fountain ages back... Might try and get this tomorrow morning

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