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noBlakes

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Apr 2015

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    Yeah that's the one, sram apex cranks with no chainrings come up occasionally for £20 or so, so lookout or them. Those 6600 fd's can get £15 easy, give me a bit and when I get home there was a guy interested in one after I sold mine, I'll forward him to you.

    If you do go 1x though you may want a clutch rear mech wich really helps keeping the chain on, the cheapest for that is.... Sram, you could do that for cheap too though

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    Nope, go to absolouteblack , they'll have one, I'd still sell it though if this is to be a rack bike, those cranksets if in good condition can go for £100

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    Yeah, all those ones will work, so from the road: apex, rival, force or red, from the mtb: x7, x9, x0, and xx.

    I'd aim for a road rear mech though as the placing of the upper pulley on the mtb mechs is slightly different and you're still using it with a road cassette, rival or force can be had cheap.

    Levers I don't know too much, but you've got Shimano brakes, so these will probably do the job perfectly and are cheap too
    chainreactioncycles.com/shima­no-tiagra-r550-brake-lever-flat-bars-onl­y/rp-prod34695?gs=1&gclid=CjwKEAjwu72pBR­C9hsn2-e34vRUSJACnSYsT4z8JPcROtBaD6kQUPE­mmYXi-ihGwGcWCiZAlyEStFBoC55_w_wcB&gclsr­c=aw.ds

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    You'd need the mount's for the shifters, which are a fair bit usually. And you wouldn't need the front mech as it's top pull (I think), plus the Ultegra 6600 one you've currently got on will probably do the job better.

    Have a look at these/try and win them, the pair I messaged you went for £10posted so these won't go for much more, they've got the clamps already so you don't need to worry about that.
    ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-Sram-X­7-Shifters-/331528386997?pt=LH_DefaultDo­main_3&hash=item4d30a1b9b5

    Then you can choose any old Sram 10 speed rear mech, road or mtb; doeable for a tenner depending on which level you choose. Will be much cheaper than buying that mini group

    And like fredycro said, keep the crankset, chain, cassette the same, sell the 6600 shifters and rear mech and you'll make profit.

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    Yeah, Matthews was isolated from about 20km out, and BMC were able to just slow the peloton which bought the break about 10 seconds, very good riding from them.

    If Matthews had Gerrans like he will on Sunday he'd probably have won I reckon, bookies seem to agree too, he went from 16/1 at the start of the week to 8/1 now. Will be interesting to see if he can stay with the likes of Valverde, Purrito and Martin if they really push it though.

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    I take everything that comes from the "win tunnel" with a pinch of salt, Specialized are going to be highly motivated to tell consumers there's no drawbacks aren't they?

    The rim brake tarmac would also probably be quicker if it had hidden brakes or at least direct-mount, like most currently raced frames are, it's not the fairest of comparisons

    As for citation, I honestly can't remember, there was a fairly big difference though that would mean most would still want a standard rim brake. I'll try and find it when Brabantse is over

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    Yes, but those modes of transportation all rely on stopping from higher speeds, quicker, and more often; assuming we're talking about actual racing? agree for commuting/city riding etc.

    Pro's will hate the aero losses (which are currently pretty big) as well as the change in equipment, remembering the peloton is pretty traditional. They'll only care if it makes them faster, which they currently don't seem to drastically unless in very specific conditions

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    this looks top notch, dibs if you ever sell, gonna look mega :)

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    @B0N0R depends on what ones you buy, tektro do some that would fit, rl720's i think, but yeah proper levers would be better

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    The prices have tumbled with the release of their 1x11 stuff, just had a look and I've messaged @dakin with a set that'll probably go for -£30. A new Rival rear derailleur for £20.

    Then you can sell the shifters and rear mech for about £100, buy crosstop brake levers for £15, and you've got £35 to buy some monkeylites.

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