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Old 29th April 2012   #60751
T-V
Can anyone advise or point me to a resource on sanding lacquer and decals off a carbon fork?
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Old 29th April 2012   #60752
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this is the most comfortable position/bar type that M has tried.
That it be!
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Old 29th April 2012   #60753
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Can anyone advise or point me to a resource on sanding lacquer and decals off a carbon fork?
http://www.lfgss.com/member2039.html
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Old 29th April 2012   #60754
Mikey_Mikedonor
The look is sweet! what are the wheels?
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Old 29th April 2012   #60755
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The look is sweet! what are the wheels?
Thanks - Aksium Race
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Old 29th April 2012   #60756
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Can anyone advise or point me to a resource on sanding lacquer and decals off a carbon fork?
As Dammit says, ask Dov.
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Old 29th April 2012   #60757
LukeGdonor
Finally getting round to building up the Mercian Professional that i bought from benjybars on here a little while back, just waiting on a couple of tiny bits and it should be ready to go by next weekend

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Old 29th April 2012   #60758
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Bars need rotating downwards a lot.
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Old 29th April 2012   #60759
LukeGdonor
agreed. nothings properly tightened on it yet and the levers arent totally in line either, just wanted to see how it'd look this afternoon
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Old 30th April 2012   #60760
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Think he was after something with more comfortable geo - less fauxpro more hipro.
Having looked at the Vigorelli in the past, I was surprised by how long the headtube is, i.e. a 54cm have a headtube length of a typical 56cm bike.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60761
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Can anyone recommend a good adaptor so I can attach 2 water bottle cages to the back of my saddle/seatpost? Ta
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Old 30th April 2012   #60762
spenceey
 
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Lovely frame that though.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60763
spenceey
 
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Can anyone recommend a good adaptor so I can attach 2 water bottle cages to the back of my saddle/seatpost? Ta
Tacx do one I believe. A few people had them on the dunwich dynamo last year.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60764
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Thanking you
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Old 30th April 2012   #60765
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^^Tacx ones are cheap, but pretty poorly made. The angle adjustment slips constantly and the mount never really fit the rails on my saddle. It does the job, but I wouldn't buy one again.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60766
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I have the Profile Racing one that is sold with the bottle cages, and found it to work OK
http://www.cycle-route.com/bikeshop/...ge-System.html
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Old 30th April 2012   #60767
mdcc_testerdonor
 
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Minoura, or the bling option xlab
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Old 30th April 2012   #60768
barmeybear
 
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Yeah I say they didn't have great reviews. I have a pair of king cage cages and no bosses so wanted to mount them behind the saddle, so that's why tacx was appealing, but then again I'd rather something better made.

Malaysian has some anyone know what type? I expect he does.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60769
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Minoura, or the bling option xlab
Actually minoura look perfect , cheers mdcc
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Old 30th April 2012   #60770
Aches and pains
Any opinions on the Soma Rush frame?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60771
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My GT build has stalled momentarily. I'm keeping an eye out for some 10 speed triple STIs and found reference to Shimano R703s. My understanding is that they're Ultegra 6600 level, is that correct? As I was looking out for 105 5603s, I'm thinking these would be a good alternative, as they're heavily reduced at an online store (£128).

I guess I'm looking for some reassurance that these would be worth it?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60772
scorch
compact road bar question

guys,

if you wanted to run one of these nice modern compact road bars with shallow drop and a "classic" drop curve (not ergo) on a quill-stem setup, what would you do and what bar would you choose? i mean, still with quill stem?
thanks
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Old 30th April 2012   #60773
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The Bontrager ones Spotter and Superjoe have look good, think the are ssr something?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60774
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I concur. I have some on my Mottram with a quill. Although, I just received some Deda Elementi 215 shallow drops from Crispndry which look pretty good, with the advantage of cable grooves front and back. These will be on my GT build with a quill, and STIs.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60776
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I ought to start a thread with a listing of 26.0 clamp compact bars, the question keeps coming up.

The main options are (in ascending price order):

Bontrager SSR VR-C (black only, no cable grooves)

Soma Hwy One (black or silver, front cable grooves)

Deda Elementi 215 (black only, cable grooves front and back - although the curve is round, a bit more like a shallow drop TDF than a modern compact)

Nitto M106 NAS (black or silver, front cable grooves)
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Old 30th April 2012   #60777
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Any that come in 460mm wide?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60778
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My GT build has stalled momentarily. I'm keeping an eye out for some 10 speed triple STIs and found reference to Shimano R703s. My understanding is that they're Ultegra 6600 level, is that correct? As I was looking out for 105 5603s, I'm thinking these would be a good alternative, as they're heavily reduced at an online store (£128).

I guess I'm looking for some reassurance that these would be worth it?
you could always buy my complete ultegra 6603 groupset...
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Old 30th April 2012   #60779
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Still waiting on infos! :)
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Old 30th April 2012   #60780
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Any that come in 460mm wide?
Widest I've seen is 44cm. There are some Nittos that go that wide (e.g. the Randonneur and the Noodle) but not in a compact shape with short reach, etc.

I loved my 44cm Noodles (which also come in 46cm) but they extended too far forward for my T-rex arms.

Edit: Am assuming you mean 46cm centre-to-centre of the bar ends, which is how the Nitto and Soma bars are measured. The Deda bars listed above seem to be made in 46cm but that's quoted as outside-to-outside.

Edit 2: Soma have said they are starting to make a 46cm version (currently 3rd comment from bottom) so I guess if you ask SJS nicely they can let you know when they're available.

Last edited by Regal; 30th April 2012 at 13:49.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60781
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Never mind...

Last edited by FixedCheese; 30th April 2012 at 20:58. Reason: Too lazy
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Old 30th April 2012   #60782
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anyone want a full Sram Rival groupset? 2011, english BB, short cage rear mech, 34.9 band on front, 39/53 chainrings, no cassette?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60783
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The Bontrager ones Spotter and Superjoe have look good, think the are ssr something?
I used the bontrager one and its good. it has two side mounts and an extra set of bolts down the middle so you can attach a pump or like my just one central bottle cage as I did not need two.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60784
scorch
cheers guys, i knew i could count on you!
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Old 30th April 2012   #60785
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anyone want a full Sram Rival groupset? 2011, english BB, short cage rear mech, 34.9 band on front, 39/53 chainrings, no cassette?
How many numbers in the equation?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60786
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250 squids?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60787
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I have a freezer full of squid that I'm cleaning tonight for dinner later!

I would but I'm not in a purchasing position at the mo.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60788
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what would you do and what bar would you choose? i mean, still with quill stem?
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I ought to start a thread with a listing of 26.0 clamp compact bars, the question keeps coming up.
Also...

Deda Newton - Drop: 135 Reach:80
Deda Piega - Drop:143 Reach:87
Origin-8 Pro-lite compact handlebar Drop: 120 Reach: 70
Also ITM Super Italia pro 260 may be worth a look.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60789
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guys,

if you wanted to run one of these nice modern compact road bars with shallow drop and a "classic" drop curve (not ergo) on a quill-stem setup, what would you do and what bar would you choose? i mean, still with quill stem?
thanks
FSA Omega (but oversized, maybe someone else was wondering though)
http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...wAQ#ps-sellers
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Old 30th April 2012   #60790
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^^ those two Deda bars look more like an ergo bend than a shallow compact curve, but the others are a good shout - not sure if the ITMs are still made though.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60791
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guys,

if you wanted to run one of these nice modern compact road bars with shallow drop and a "classic" drop curve (not ergo) on a quill-stem setup, what would you do and what bar would you choose? i mean, still with quill stem?
thanks
The Botranger ones are really good, like people have said, but I use a pair on Nitto B115AA bars, which are really nice, heres what they look like on me bike, but I don't know if this is what you are looking for.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60792
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Thinking about it, you need a shim for a road stem 26mm, and there are no cable grooves, they are in fact quite inferior if what you are after is mentioned above, but just incase its not...
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Old 30th April 2012   #60793
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Also ITM Super Italia pro 260 may be worth a look.
My ruler says drop 16cm, reach 11.5cm, roughly.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60794
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guys,

if you wanted to run one of these nice modern compact road bars with shallow drop and a "classic" drop curve (not ergo) on a quill-stem setup, what would you do and what bar would you choose? i mean, still with quill stem?
thanks
Not modern, but fits the bill. Reissue GdI: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cinelli-giro-ditalia-64-alloy-handlebar/

Expensive though.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60795
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I've got the Giros on my Mercian. I find them really comfy but, as mentioned above, they're a traditional shape

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Old 30th April 2012   #60796
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The Frame that shouldn't be, is continuing to be the Bike that shouldn't be, and now has got a new Wheelset and Seatpin....



Crying shame to wear those rims (dark brown Araya's) but plan is to fit some Chorus Skeleton Calipers, wrap up the bars....and then probably have to sell it, hah!... BUT, until that day comes, a nice summer SS to enjoy :)
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Old 30th April 2012   #60797
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Also ITM Super Italia pro 260 may be worth a look.
favourite bars, available in deep, shallow and anatomic, 25.8 clamp, up to 460 wide, grooved front and rear. frequently come up on teh bay for less than £20

Last edited by rive gauche; 30th April 2012 at 19:58.
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Old 30th April 2012   #60798
scorch
awwwww... some people pay good $$$ to have those rims for their pista rides, but now you go and slam them with brakes on a "nice summer SS"... (((
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Old 30th April 2012   #60799
scorch
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I've got the Giros on my Mercian. I find them really comfy but, as mentioned above, they're a traditional shape
what are the levers please?
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Old 30th April 2012   #60800
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awwwww... some people pay good $$$ to have those rims for their pista rides.....

Hmmm, How "good" I wonder....maybe i'll rebuild them before the brakes come.


^
Record Carbon Levers, I believe Gleb
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