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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Dec 2014
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    My Bridgestone as of a week ago. Gonna remain built like that for a while now, but next time I'm over I should put on drops.

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    Close enough, s-cubic chainring:

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    Found some time unexpectedly today, stuck on a brake and went for a spin around the area.

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    Where on earth did Dolan get those from, can't find any info anywhere, even on Sugino's site.

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    Me too, but I've no parts bin over here and only the one handlebar (the one above). So that'll have to wait a bit.

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    Very rapid build put together today, had to borrow a saddle and put any old front end on it, but it looks like it'll be a fun little ride. Was called away to look after baby before even getting to give it a whirl though so there's still adjustments to make, which annoyingly won't now be possible until Wednesday.

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    Spent the morning on the bike, 80km round trip to Takizawa cycles and back. Pics of the shop here. Just about my favourite shop here, it's near the Green Dome and would seem to support the riders with a full stock of NJS parts.


    Full apart from hubs anyway, unfortunately the 7710 F&R sets were out of stock, at 99 quid they seemed fairly reasonable. Picked up some needed parts though:

    They had a roulette game at the till too and I won 10% off :) Shame I couldn't have included some hubs in that though.

    Fairly sure I've everything to make a rapid, if far from perfect build of the Bridgestone now.

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    Picked up a crankset for the Bridgestone:

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    Actually I planned on building these wheels for a different (French) bike, but seeing as they're here, the Bridgestone is here, I may as well use them.

    And anyway it's far more unique as a build, I doubt there's another pair anywhere around here.

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    Well I paid almost nothing for the ceramic version anyway. I will be running a front brake eventually and (around Tokyo obligatory), so the ceramic versions make sense to me - brakes won't leave a trace on the rim whereas the standard CD version the wear will show.

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