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  • give it a gentle stretch when doing so. nothing extreme. and post the results! I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised.

  • Not too sure where to ask so ill put it here; I ordered a set of SRAM Rival 1 Shifter/brake levers and it appears that the left hand lever (Brake only) does not have a return spring so it just flops about, the other lever is fine. Do they come like this stock or is the brake lever meant to have the spring that return the lever?

    Want to know if i'll have to send them back as they were sold to me as working properly and I don't want to have a floppy brake lever if that's not intended

  • The tension in the brake cable will keep it from being floppy
    But no I don’t think they do

  • So they don't come with the spring?

  • Purchased off Gumtree. A Kalkhoff frame I was told. Very solid (heavy)


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  • Now built up for my daughter.


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  • sweet baby blue!

  • yeah pretty much what I am thinking!

  • I'm sure you'll put a brake on it for the safety of your daughter.

  • The springy bit is in the shifter paddle. With no shifter they're floppy

  • Finally after having this frame and forks for about a year and a half and every couple of months saying "I really should build the Argos", I put some parts on it temporarily to see how it rides and if it actually would clear 32s.

    Seat tube has been attacked before my ownership as to get a stuck post out which inturn has disfigured the lug a small amount - this'll either be looked at by a frame builder or more likely I'll find a bodge ie silicone, sugru or inner tube to keep the rain out.

    Next stage will be brakes and a freewheel, stage after that and end goal is brakes, 1x, mudguards and front rack.


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  • STOLEN BIKE ALERT: folks, please keep an eye out for my Canyon Ultimate CF SLX road bike. Even though it was D locked, it was still taken this evening outside my office in Oval. (From 4pm to 7pm)

    It is quite an unique bike with every parts bespoke compare to a standard stock bike.

    The parts included:

    Dura ace di2 groupset
    Rotor 3D crankset with Power2Max power meter
    Pro vibe seatpost, stem and handlebars
    Rapha saddle and handlebar tape
    Chris King hubs laced to light bicycle rims
    Vittoria Corsa G tan wall tyres
    Speedplay pedals
    Elite bottle cage

    I know the chances seeing it again is close to zero, but if the off chance you see it please lock it up and contact me.

    Many thanks.


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  • That sucks to hear man, I just saw it on your instagram. I'll keep an eye out, it might end up on fb cycling forums as well, so could be worth joining those and spreading the word.

  • bugger, hope you get it back

  • Tan walls in 28 and some vision trimax bars.


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  • Nice build but you can setup the bars upper

  • I am not sure about the bars ... they have a weird shape and right now I have the top aero foil part level, but the drops nearly point upwards. If I don't have the top level, because they sweep forwards, they put my wrist into a very uncomfortable position when riding on the tops.

    I got them because they were 75% off on wiggle.

    I'll get some conventionally shaped bars eventually, like the 3T ergonova ones, but for now this stays because I am broke and routing the housing through carbon bars is a pita and I neatly heatshrinked everything as well.

  • Is this better?


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  • ooft i think thats it. Good switch up with the wheelset too.

  • HELP:

    Anyone near bermondsey and rotherhithe area?

    My bike has been seen and someone is trying to sell it.

  • Just messaged some mates in Peckham, I'll see if they can head over.

  • More likely to be the blokes flogging it...

  • Thanks, the fucker is trying to flog my bike for £700

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