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sirbikealot

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Aug 2014

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    @mechamorgan I just ran my force 22 front mech as a £35 chain catcher, now it's pretty darn good, with compresionless housing the shift is happening before the click if that makes sense? @dan I'm fairly sure the force 22 crankset spaces the rings further out, if the small ring-small cog combo was rubbing with sisl and now it's not, that's the only reason I can think off

    @psee one of the big things with sram 22 is the fact that no trim is needed due to the yaw derailleur, put a shimano one in, and then you need trim a.k.a new shifters, which kind of negates having sram at all...

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    Agree that force 22 is good, very good. But you need to have all the groupset, I was using cannondale sisl cranks and it just wasn't shifting at the front, and the chain was rubbing on the big ring when in small ring, small cog. Change to force 22 cranks and life is good, no rubbing, insanely good shifting to the rival and 105 I've previously used. The only thing I will say is that the front shifting needs a lot of cable tension to work well so an adjuster of some sort is crucial

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    who's to say the forks need to be specific to the path racer? could you not sell the forks by themselves, thus fitting a niche in the market so you get them sold, creating more people who know about talbot frameworks, and you can then use them on the path racer?

    regarding the "what if columbus..." - as long as you do things quick enough, enough people hear and you're not over what they charge, you'll probably be fine

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    haaaang about, he's in the US, the rim of 2014 can be had there easily for cheap - flo30's, get them laced up 20/24 or 24/28 depending on weight to some aforementioned CK's or White industried t11's and you have wide, aero, porn wheels

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    Pedals - save yourself the money: get Shimano 105 pedals and get ti-spindles.com spindles, this will make them lighter than 6800's and probably save you money, you'll get same stack height etc.

    Wheels - what's your top end budget then?

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    No, the stem that you mentioned up thread :)

    Slightly ot but what's happening with the trek, I saw you DA hunting on another forum and now it's got no wheels?!

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    Ah, I've made the assumption that di2 deals in the uk would be similair to the mechanical ones. they're not but I've done a bit of research:

    $1400 = £838.65 according to google
    Ultegra di2 at probikekit is £979.99, use the code "shimuk" to bring it down to £881.99, then 5.25% cashback at topcashback will get you down to 835.69, that's a grand old saving off £2.96, @sensom treat yourself to @amey 's zipp ;)

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    This is a quality deal from BHS
    Nice wide rims and a good weight.

    Also may it be an idea for sensom to buy the 6870 in the UK then bring it over? Prices seem to be a lot lower over here atm

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    Vigorelli can be had for £368 at the moment at kinoko, worth bearing in mind.

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    Yeah, but I'd like to use the spair 2 cassettes that I've currently got, which are shimano and sram :(

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