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Old 19th February 2013   #451
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That's good to hear I was thinking of getting one instead of the Mafac on my town bike.

On the subject of barrel adjusters this is probably a good thread on which to ask; is there a barrel adjuster that will work with a Mafac front hanger or is there an available hanger with an adjuster. Needs to be chromed steel plate though not chunky ally -its for a classic build.
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Old 20th February 2013   #452
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I have broken two that felt spongy at first on two different bicycle, possibly my experience is an isolated one.

I'm quite pleased with my Shimano A520 pedals that I can now comfortably order the Ultegra level Shimano A600 which is only 10g heavier than the top end Dura Ace road pedals (286g for the pair);



Slight gunmetal colour should keep in theme with the frame and crankset.
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Old 20th February 2013   #453
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That's good to hear I was thinking of getting one instead of the Mafac on my town bike.

On the subject of barrel adjusters this is probably a good thread on which to ask; is there a barrel adjuster that will work with a Mafac front hanger or is there an available hanger with an adjuster. Needs to be chromed steel plate though not chunky ally -its for a classic build.
This one?


I just got one for my build...It's really thin and wouldn't look like it would take anything threaded so can't imagine there is an adjuster - It's haerd enough to find a barrel that will sit in it securely
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Old 20th February 2013   #454
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I got one of these for spare since I got barrel adjuster on my brake levers;

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Old 21st February 2013   #455
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^ ha. You just reminded me I've got one of those Dia Compe hangers in a parts box somewhere must go and rummage.
^^ that's pretty much what I have - came with the Mafac brakes I have. Did you find a ferrule that fits in the little slot/hole?
I might get an old barrel adjuster and see if I can grind it down and enlarge the hole to get it to work.
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Old 21st February 2013   #456
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I'm unsing nokin cables, that have a bulge and a slot oat one end that, with a tiny amount of drilling, fits and holds in the slot (I'm covering the cabling in heat shrink so less fussed about the modern look of them)



There was a guy from Israel on ebay selling the proper end ferrules for the Mafac, though I didn't get one (and can't find them now)
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Old 21st February 2013   #457
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Ah *that* Israeli guy. I got some Mafac braze on mounts from him a few years ago when he was prototyping them I used to be on the same bike nerd forum as him.
Amir something or other. I'll check it out cheers.
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Old 21st February 2013   #458
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I was thinking of using a brake noodle but still no adjustability. I'll try and find the dia Compe hanger -bit ugly though.
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Old 21st February 2013   #459
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Do you have aero or non-aero brake levers?
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Old 21st February 2013   #460
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Neither.





Mafac inverse.
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Old 21st February 2013   #461
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In that case, why not put one of those on?

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Old 21st February 2013   #462
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Where would that fit?
Levers look like this;
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RRTevH27Vw...vier-Mafac.jpg

Cables run inside the bars until the bend where they come out of a drilled hole.
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Old 21st February 2013   #463
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anywhere you care to cut the cable outer.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/jagwire-i...les-prod24781/
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Old 21st February 2013   #464
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Didn't realise they were in-line jobs- they might be a really good solution. Thanks. If they're on a curved section of cable will they give the cable a bend rather than curve?
SJS also have a noodle with adjuster and a cable hanger (looks shit though)
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Old 26th February 2013   #465
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Ryan just made up the skinnier decals and ready to send the frame to Ricky Father's painter, gonna leave a dent in my wallet, will start selling frame.
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Old 26th February 2013   #466
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Looking forward to seeing this
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Old 26th February 2013   #467
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does that mean your dream machine is for sale :P?
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Old 26th February 2013   #468
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My low pro frame, 1930 road frame, Dolan Precursa, and unfortunately the Bob Griffin will be.

I know it'll be worth it in the long term, I'm keeping the Lotus Excelle as the geometry is great despite being a mass produced American/Japanese bicycle.

Last edited by edscoble; 26th February 2013 at 17:53.
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Old 26th February 2013   #469
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low pro?
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Old 26th February 2013   #470
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ed's got a low//, you didnt know?
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Old 26th February 2013   #471
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On a side note, really didn't think this would be a thread you'd follow Marcin? ;)

Is there a randonneur in you yet?
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Old 26th February 2013   #472
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low pro?
To be specific, a time trial bike with vertical dropout.
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Old 26th February 2013   #473
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To be specific, a time trial bike with vertical dropout.
Only sort of drop-out that exists, I thought pedant scoble would be up on his terminology....
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Old 26th February 2013   #474
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SHELDON SAYS NO

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Old 26th February 2013   #475
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On a side note, really didn't think this would be a thread you'd follow Marcin? ;)

Is there a randonneur in you yet?
ha, I like detailed frame work :)

at this stage, the most radonneur setup I go for is the sainsbury bag hanging off my risers
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Old 27th February 2013   #476
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at this stage, the most radonneur setup I go for is the sainsbury bag hanging off my risers
:')
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Old 27th February 2013   #477
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Anything going sideways is referred to as frame ends in catalogues, but if Shelton said it....
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Old 27th February 2013   #478
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Like this?
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Old 27th February 2013   #479
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@absurdbird...

I'm in the market for some kind of adjuster for a rear mafac on the Mercian mixte... I think it needs to be in line at the top of the cable end (top end of the toptubes)... perhaps you can help me figure it out some time?
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Old 27th February 2013   #480
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Touché! If Peter and Sheldon say it, it must be true. The pedant strikes again...
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Old 27th February 2013   #481
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I thought that 'end' was for front and track specifically but also English cycling nomenclature/slang for all wheel attaching points like block, mech etc.
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Old 27th February 2013   #482
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My thinking is more of describing the location of the part rather than the name of the part, i.e. rear end horizontal drop out.

Last edited by edscoble; 27th February 2013 at 13:34.
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Old 27th February 2013   #483
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But what about fork end? End of the blade?
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Old 27th February 2013   #484
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Fork end front drop out.
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Old 4th March 2013   #486
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Connector-less hubs have arrived finally with a £11 custom charge (plus £8 handling fees)

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps740c0170.jpg

Velo Orange rims in 32h will arrived sometime next week, as well as a rear 105 hubs, because I can't get the Pacenti rims anytime soon due to the distributor no longer bringing more in, the VO should do for now till I can get the Pacenti with a Chris King rear hubs.

Good news for my girlfriend whom needed the old 650b rims that Ryan currently have.
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Old 4th March 2013   #487
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How come you don't just roll on with the old pair for now?
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Old 4th March 2013   #488
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front is a 32h hubs, the old wheelset is 36h.

idea is to replace the g/f wheel with a 32h one and sell the 36h touring set (she's like 53kg).
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Old 4th March 2013   #489
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Mmm Edelux.

I think I'm going to get myself an SP.
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Old 5th March 2013   #490
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Brilliant, the Pacenti PL23 can be brought, ordered a pair and should be here in two weeks.

Shaved off a nice 366g off the pair* from the Velo Orange, also tubeless ready too allowing even lower pressure.

*387g each.
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Old 5th March 2013   #491
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UK supplier? They have 700 too?
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Old 5th March 2013   #492
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Yep, pricey thought, just riding along is their supplier.
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Old 5th March 2013   #493
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Enve rims are a bargain though
http://www.justridingalong.com/wheel...-clincher.html

The worlds gone fucking mad!
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Old 5th March 2013   #494
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I'm getting impatient here ed!
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Old 6th March 2013   #495
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It's being send off to be painted, which is killing me after remembering how long it took for Henry to get his frame painted.

Since this will be my everyday bike, selling my Genesis CdF which have been a hell of a bike, that'll be replaced with a Cannondale.
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Old 6th March 2013   #496
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So what's your stable going to look like for 2013? I'm getting confused.

Oak 650B - for day to day
Cannondale ? - for road riding?
Dolan - for fixed
???
Profit
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Old 6th March 2013   #497
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Oak 650B - for day to day/audax/weekend ride/touring
Cannondale CAAD8 for road riding/weekend/ultralight touring.
Tokyo Fixed Dream Machine - Fixed version of the 650B.
Brooklyn Machine Work Gangsta - Fixed version of the Cannondale.

Don't have the Dolan, sold that too.

Last edited by edscoble; 21st March 2013 at 14:25. Reason: edited after fellow T-Rexee Brother reminded me of the Gangsta
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Old 6th March 2013   #498
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So daily 650B, road, and a fixed?

Sorry if I'm being nosey. I'm just currious as to what you've got at the moment.

I fear I'm going to have to downsize to just my road and one fixed (moving in with GF).
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Old 6th March 2013   #499
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Sold the MTB too, trying to get rid of everything, only got three more frame to go (and one for Vesalius that got a very short top tube).
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Old 6th March 2013   #500
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What about the gangsta?
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