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Old 5th April 2012   #1551
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and maybe black stem? jussayin
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Old 5th April 2012   #1552
doppelkorndonor
 
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The tyres are sehx - what are they?
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Old 5th April 2012   #1553
harold
 
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What is that rack? Looks perfect for my wifes bike. Bet it's well pricey, such is life.
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Old 5th April 2012   #1554
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think they have reduced ones in veloution atm
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Old 5th April 2012   #1555
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The tyres are sehx - what are they?
As it's ed i'm guessing they're grand bois
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Old 5th April 2012   #1556
Jess|e
Nice Ed, I'm still saving for my Croix de Fer :(
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Old 5th April 2012   #1557
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As it's ed i'm guessing they're grand bois
They're Rivendell Jack Brown tyres, 33.3c, Grand Bois isn't big enough to fill the clearance.
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Old 5th April 2012   #1558
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Looks mighty fine, would put 'guards on it myself.
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Old 5th April 2012   #1559
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pretty much my ideal 'riding for months on end' world touring bike. but with 29" wheels. carbon post.
are those surlys own racks? they look proper job
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Old 5th April 2012   #1560
doppelkorndonor
 
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Those Jack Browns - where d'ya get 'em?
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Old 5th April 2012   #1561
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pretty much my ideal 'riding for months on end' world touring bike. but with 29" wheels. carbon post.
are those surlys own racks? they look proper job
No, they are both Old Man Mountain racks
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Old 5th April 2012   #1562
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Those Jack Browns - where d'ya get 'em?
Original in America, but Tokyo fixed sell them now, they also sells 28c version for those with tighter clearance.

Mudguard will be on, just debating whether it should be black plastic, colour matching steel or just go without it.
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Old 5th April 2012   #1563
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i think black would look good and make the tyres stand out more, otherwise may look a bit busy
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Old 7th April 2012   #1564
lemonade
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Old 7th April 2012   #1565
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This thread has lost its way. Too many wanky boutique cyclocross and retro bikes.
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pea?
Case and point.
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Old 7th April 2012   #1566
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Nice Ed, I'm still saving for my Croix de Fer :(
Save only for that, not the CdF, I brought the CdF with the sole intention of changing certain component in the way I want it (bar-end shifter), it wouldn't make much sense to do so on the Croix de Fer when it already got decent part (Tiagra 10spd component).

Sora shifter + disc brakes does not mix, at all.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1567
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How awesome does this Crosscheck look?

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Old 8th April 2012   #1568
doppelkorndonor
 
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What's with the multitude of brake levers? But yeah it looks cool.

Love that surfboard bike a couple of posts up as well.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1569
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its a cross bike, thats what top cross levers were invented for
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Old 8th April 2012   #1570
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I thought it's cuz they went a-cross the top.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1571
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I thought it's cuz they went a-cross the top.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1572
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What's functional about her?
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Old 8th April 2012   #1573
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What's functional about her?
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Old 8th April 2012   #1574
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How awesome does this Crosscheck look?
Singlespeed cross bike is hardly functional, but good otherwise.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1575
DFresh
Who says it's a cross bike?
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Old 8th April 2012   #1576
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The manufacturers.
The geometry.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1577
edscoble
 
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And the max clearance of 45c tyres.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1578
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Q: How awesome does this Crosscheck look?
A: Not very.
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Old 8th April 2012   #1579
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Singlespeed cross bike is hardly functional, but good otherwise.
Pretty functional for racing SSCX.
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Old 9th April 2012   #1580
DFresh
I thought CX was just the racing.. Round in circles. I also thought 45c tyres were generally considered too slow for that?

Looks to me like a SS set up for riding about on trails. But maybe I'm looking at it all wrong... Getting lost in semantics?
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Old 9th April 2012   #1581
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I wasn't particularly referring to the Crosscheck just SSCX bikes in general.

You could race that bike, but bar and tyre width mean it wouldn't be allowed in Elite races.
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Old 9th April 2012   #1582
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To be honest, when I post that bike, the first thing come to mind is how much fun going off the beaten path on that Surly.
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Old 9th April 2012   #1583
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Old 9th April 2012   #1584
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Not sure if skinny tubes or huge bike...
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Old 9th April 2012   #1585
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To be honest, when I post that bike, the first thing come to mind is how much fun going off the beaten path on that Surly.
My point entirely :D
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Old 9th April 2012   #1586
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Bank holiday bodging

I don't know if this stuff belongs in here but I've been doing some very ghetto fixing on my commuter/beater/only bike that I own.

Job 1 - affix cheap rack to cheap frame that has no eyelets

Step one. Shim/frame protection made of inner tube and electrical tape



Step two. Attach P clips and bolt on bottom bits of rack



Step three. Realise rack is totally the wrong size



Step four. Bend until it roughly fits in place then hammer home



Success! Now I can use my panniers which are totally not wonky!



Got a meal for six in there yesterday.

And Job 2: replace crappy plastic Carradice zip ties with cool string ones

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Functional, tick. Cheap, tick.
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Old 9th April 2012   #1587
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You'll probably get the same problem I had when I p-clipped a rack on my beater - I kept hitting my heel on the bag even when it was pushed right to the back of the rack. My steering also went very strange, completely lost the ability to go no-handed.
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Old 9th April 2012   #1588
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I don't know if this stuff belongs in here but I've been doing some very ghetto fixing on my commuter/beater/only bike that I own.

Job 1 - affix cheap rack to cheap frame that has no eyelets...
Drill a hole in your dropout and either tap it with M5 thread or use a M5 bolt and nylock nut, 1000x more secure, trust me the P-Clip bodge will wobble under load, I've been there. P-Clips are great for stablising a rack i.e. instead of eyelets near the brake bridge (not sure of proper term) but way too flexible for user instead of the weight bearing eyelets at the dropout.

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Old 9th April 2012   #1589
BrickMan

Homebuilt FWD recumbent by a guy who runs the Kinetics shop in Glasgow, love the ghetto look
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Old 9th April 2012   #1590
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Drill a hole in your dropout and either tap it with M5 thread or use a M5 bolt and nylock nut, 1000x more secure, trust me the P-Clip bodge will wobble under load, I've been there. P-Clips are great for stablising a rack i.e. instead of eyelets near the brake bridge (not sure of proper term) but way too flexible for user instead of the weight bearing eyelets at the dropout.
This, a thousand plus one.
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Old 9th April 2012   #1591
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Thanks. That was my other option but I wavered, not knowing whether that would compromise the strength of the dropout in some way.

So drilling it here



Would be OK?
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Old 9th April 2012   #1592
lae
^ that's what I have worried about in the past, hence not doing it to my Gazelle... have you done it Gabe?
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Old 9th April 2012   #1593
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I have previously drilled track ends not road dropouts, I would suggest drilling in the middle of largest surface area on the dropout in Dobblekorn's case that would be above the the track nut. Depends on what the intended purpose is, if it's just for commuting with minimal weight (10-15kg) then fine but if you're planning on fully loaded touring then I would suggest buying a new more adequate frame
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Old 10th April 2012   #1594
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Looks mighty fine, would put 'guards on it myself.
Done;



Bit of a tight fit, even thought the 'guard have a max clearance of 37c, it's still a little bit of a struggle with 33.3c tyres.
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Old 10th April 2012   #1595
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where might i find a wee front rack like that?
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Old 10th April 2012   #1596
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They're Nitto M18 front rack, brought it 2 years ago, cost quite a bit nowadays;

http://www.tokyofixedgear.com/produc...18-Front-Rack/
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Old 10th April 2012   #1597
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where might i find a wee front rack like that?
uselesstatforhipstermugs.com

Nice bike though, what tyres are you using?

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Old 10th April 2012   #1598
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Homebuilt FWD recumbent by a guy who runs the Kinetics shop in Glasgow, love the ghetto look
Is there a picture of this being ridden, hard to imagine how the rider fits under the top tube. Also how the legs can bend sideways when steering.
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Old 10th April 2012   #1599
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Nice bike though, what tyres are you using?
Rivendell Jack Brown 33.3c tyres.


Was perfect on the 120 miles ride to Bournemouth I can tell you.
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Old 10th April 2012   #1600
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Oh my god, hipster boutique tyres too. Whats wrong with Pasela's? They are made by panasonic in japan, is that not cool enough?
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