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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Aug 2015
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    I've got a brand new set of those I could sell for less than that second hand pair

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    For the blue/chrome bike I'm trying to decide whether to use this saddle or not, the blocking point really is I can't really decide on a bar tape choice to match it. Not helped by being indecisive over the brake levers to choose (and hence hood colour).

    For the brake levers I want ideally an aero routed set, and as this is a French bike being built up largely with French parts I want to keep them as close to home as possible. Unfortunately there's really not much out there I can find and I keep ending up looking at the early shimano ones (which I do quite like), or a (possibly too) cheap set of Dia Compe.

    Other saddles I could put on would be a white Concor (wouldnt stay white long..), grey suede Arius, black Rolls, Concor or Regal.

    Hub choice is easier as I've got them, it's just down to making a choice which set to use now:

    Each 32 hole, cartridge bearing, rolling equally (ridiculously) well. Spidel ones are easier to adjust/change the bearings if ever needed and look a little nicer IMO, and would allow a full-spidel build. Mavic ones have the nice panto, nothing wrong with them at all really except maybe i'd want them on a full-Mavic build some day.

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    Just something I picked up at Leroy Merlin some time ago, can't remember the brand but it's a thermal shock penetrating oil. Dunno if it's better than any other oil out there really.

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    Would bikehubstore be the place to go for kinlin rims, they have the XR-19W and XC-279 rims in colour and hole count I want, now just wondering if there's anywhere closer to home also stocking them in order to cut down on shipping & customs costs.

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    Longer than 700km if you do all of this but perhaps something along these lines - get out of tokyo one way or another and down to the izu peninsula for it's great coast line, maybe go all around or maybe just a part of it.

    Whilst going through izu/shizuoka try to stay at a hotspring resort, it's famous for them. A lot of the rest of the coast through shizuoka over to nagoya is built up, less views to take in - perhaps go in land cutting across the bottom of the southern japanese alps - harder but more picturesque, across to lake biwa, kyoto, nara and then osaka.

    would be a shame to miss mt fuji up close, the great lakes on the north side ought to be a good ride if you can fit it in (perhaps tokyo-fuji-then the coast?), this year's (and next year's?) japanese eroica did a route around those lakes.

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    And as a spot of luck finally, the seatpost is a 26,4 so I've already a Simplex Super LJ ready to go in, completing the SLJ group:

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    Early morning success! Seatpost out after almost two months being oiled. Went with the mallet to the top and it began to move down ever so slightly, finally with the saddle re-inserted a satisfying crack as it finally turned.

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    Real slow progress on this one due to a stuck seatpost which has be a bit down, but today I did work on a couple of things,

    Cinelli bar & stem -

    Used a donor set of modolos to get some nicer bolts, ones where the allen key insert havent begun rounding out as seems pretty common with them. Also, missing small black modolo cap thingy (that appears to serve no purpose) found and put on.

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    There is also the Da 7400-a which is not aero but fluted and is quite nice. The 7400 series seatposts aren't very long I think however

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