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  • Me too, just nipped out on it today and it put a smile on my face. So zingy.

  • Lovely, all works really well together.

  • 3rd re-build in 2 weeks but I think it'll stay like this for a while. Drop bars and Campag Record bits returned to the parts bin and this time around it's risers and Sram 8 speed, cheap and reliable.

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  • Ordered for a rebuilding of my rim brake cyclocrosser a 650B wheelset at Pacenti in UK, paid, and got shipping info 10 minutes later – they must have been waiting for my order!

    Also I cleaned and lubricated my fancy Busyman handlebartape, which I ordered drunken a while ago together with a saddle, all now kangaroo leather. That cost almost as much as a disc brake frameset would have cost! I just looks disgusting somehow:

  • Now you say it:

  • Actually it would feel the same

  • It’s been a slow burner but my Fugio 853 is coming together.

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  • You get mudguard mounts put on too? Nice.

    Also, seen this a few times now on IG but I still can't read what it says on the downtube.

  • Damn. That looks sick

  • Yes has mudguard eyelets brazed onto the dropouts, quite likely I’ll want to run guards at some point down the line.

    Fugio is Latin for to flee/fly... I didn’t really like the name, and I’m not that big a fan of genesis branding (despite currently owning 3 of their frames)... mercurial was a synonym of a synonym of fugio. I liked the definition of lively, changeable and unpredictable - a bit like the type of riding the bike does. Also mercurial as in mercury, a silvery grey metal. So Mercurial the brand was born and @darlojim did the rest. Didn’t want the decals to stand out too much but up close and in the light they really sparkle.

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  • Cheers , think it’s going to come out real nice.

    My colleague built my wheels this afternoon, after my rear hope rim failed I’ve gone for some wide boy DT Swiss. (Which have now been destickered)

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  • Those tyres actually slightly touched and wore away at the bridge on mine (before I cut it off)

  • Rims are mega wide, 28 external/24 internal. Bit close between the chain stays though.

    Got a selection of other tyres I was planning on using but only these at work, will see how I get on.

    For anyone wandering it started life as one of these, I had the braze ons moved as top swing mechs are a thing of the past and I didn’t like the TT routing anyway.

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  • It’s gonna be great! I wish I could get my hands on one of those frames.

  • They come up on eBay every few weeks. Set up a saved search

  • Finally (sort of) finished this...

  • Certified rad!

  • Ok, with the addition of a 120mm Thomson and wald basket - I think this is done.

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  • This brings the total number of C'dales to 4!
    Might have to let one go... :)

    Will have to run DA cranks until I find some cheap SISL cranks somewhere. What are my options for a bb30 converter?

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  • What are my options for a bb30 converter?

    Forum consensus seems to be either get a Praxis now, or try something cheaper and get a Praxis when that proves unsatisfactory.

  • new forks day : ) Thanks @BigH

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