Question about the Whisky No.9 CX Fork; the description says for bikes with a tapered head tube.
Would it be compatible with a straight 44 head tube and Chris King InSet7?
Thanks, top man!
Have also just noticed that this is the fork they use on some All City frames with external headset cups.
lower cup will be external in a 44mm straight HT
Both cup sit external on tapered HT
Ok, so I have this Breezer frame laying around and recently I started thinking about building a 26" bikepacker/tourer as a winter project. It's size large (20" if I recall correctly) and usually, I ride small or medium (50-54 cm). I rode it for two years as a Foodora courier, although a bit stretched out, so I'm unsure if it's suitable for all day riding. Is it worth the hassle of trying to build it up with a short stem and some proper backsweep bars (Jones etc.) or should I just build it up as a pub bike?
These Breezers have such great craftsmanship... Make it something nice!
It's a really nice frame indeed! I'm a bit ashamed that I've given it too little love and maintenance when it serviced as my work bike. I haven't cleaned it yet, but hopefully the frame is in good shape except for those obvious rust spots that will need some cover up. Know I also need to change headset and bottom bracket.
Wanna save 18 grams?
Excellent, you'll like it, especially the BB shell.
New bars and stem. Tweaked the position a bit as I realised I could get the front lower without it being any more uncomfortable. Did a slightly less terrible job at bar wrapping. Just in time to hang it up until the weather gets nice again.
Great looking bike! I'd tilt the levers up a bit though, it looks like they're pointing down now.
Decided it’s finally time to (well overdue in fact) to put a brake on my commuter. Not quite satisfied aesthetically yet but it will do whilst I settle down fit on this frame again
Also stripped and cleaned the summer bikes as it’s clearly finished with!
So much more chilled riding with a brake.
Faster as well.
Need to play with spacer stack & stem before chopping steerer to desired length. Levers could do with dropping down a touch too
Just taken it out for a couple of spins and I’m struggling getting used to break and no freewheel... plus the left dummy break still catching me out.!
I’m Getting too old and tired for all the stop/starting on fixed!
Yeah it’s weird at first but you get used to it! If the left lever bothers you, you could get a cable splitter gubbin so both levers work for the front brake.
Hang on - so an Inset 7 will allow you to fit tapered forks to a straight steerer? Say on a CdF?
I have a Problem Solvers 2:1 somewhere if you're interested.
It will with an inverse shim.
Are they a bit of a faff or function okay? I had looked into it...
It's fiddlier to fit than a regular cable for sure, but instructions are available. Good quality Allen keys and correct torque are a must, but then I would say that about fitting a stem. Once installed I never had any problem. So I guess yes on both counts?
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