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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Oct 2014
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    I'd taken a look at those and a few of the other px/on-one sets but wasn't sure about the range of tyre sizes they take. They say 25mm width, I assume external, but no real idea of what they can take, if they start at 28c that should be fine.

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    Considering putting together a road disc bike and i've no idea about road-ready disc wheelsets, is there any I should be looking at? Something with rims to take 25-32c tyres really - this will be for commute, audax, light-touring. Looking really around the 105 equivalent, I guess no more than £200, ideally half that.

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    Miche lockrings too are Italian threaded

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    26mm is the width at the stem clamp. The diameter at the bend where the brake fits will be between 23.8mm and 24.2mm. There should be no issue with those brakes on any typical handlebar.

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    Not noticed it on the Genesis site anywhere or here, perhaps I missed it, but here's the new Volare frameset -

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    It completely is. The previous owner left it in a real state - seat post hacked too short left zero support leading to a developing crack below the seat cluster lug, the steel stem has probably been hammered in there and is totally stuck, below it a slowly failing headset with no easy way to replace. It's a beater. It also rides wonderfully so it's got that going.

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    Summer's coming to an end so I put my beater back together once again for the winter.

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    Lovely looking frame and a tasteful colour and decals - it should look great built up. Any reason behind the choice to have it painted? I for one am glad to see a ti build with some colour behind it rather than being yet another drab grey.

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    Yeah it's really nice, in the Sierra Nevada region (more pics here) around the high villages and valley towns. This build is partly cheap just to get a feel of what I want to ride around here, there's plenty of trails and mountain bike routes too but I wanted to start on the nice roads (which happen to require passing through some rough roads first). So for now I'm testing the waters but I may double up with something for the trails only, or eventually go with something more cyclocross like if the need arises.

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    Finished my functional build for southern Spain, aim is to be cheap (parts-bin), somewhat robust and somewhat suitable to get around the mountains, a mix of lovely new EU funded tarmac and a lot of far rougher roads too. Seems to work ok so far.

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