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  • I'd prefer OTP as lbs' are not upto it.

  • I can recommend justridingalong. They'll build with parts you send them.

    Places like spa cycles are good for cheap, wide rims and they build aswell.

    Halo might do a wide, factory built wheelset.

  • Halo do, but has no braking surface. Is it possible just to stick a brake on as I'm not bothered about the anodising wearing off.

  • If they've got a braking surface. i.e. not disc.

  • okay i'll get working on my moves

  • If you want a bombproof 48h BLB hub Velocity Chukkers wheelset I have one for sale

  • Can you send me some photos and a price over?


  • What are my options for classic drop bars with 26.0 clamp and single grooves? Preferably new ones.

  • Cinelli Giro d'Italia 64 ?

  • 48h?! He's not building a tandem!

  • Finished my cross build, just in time for the last cross races of the year!
    Just waiting on the new bar tape to arrive but I'll probably stick some old stuff on for a test ride in the morning!

  • Thanks! Can never get the hang of uploading photos. Will take nicer photos with a better background tomorrow!

  • New wheelset, HS and stem on my GT. Would really like to get the Pro maxs laced to thinner rims in the future but will do for now.

  • So damn good, what rims are they?

  • Cheers man, they H+son F30's

  • The inside of your fork looks like a lollipop. It's making me hungry

  • A cheap as chips build to get this xmas present frame going - had to buy one gear cable, a bottom bracket and the shimano 600 groupset, everything else was either parts bin or donations from far-too-generous forum types (thanks so much for getting this thing on the road). Took it for its first real spin yesterday. Bit hairy, but I reckon it's a keeper.

    There's a silver seatpost on its way to me and I've got a matching rear wheel but I either need to somehow get an 8sp cassette on a campag 10 freehub or re-lace it to something shimano hyperglidey before I can go matchy-matchy.

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  • That's fantastic, love it, although that is a Raphaclashing pink you know.

    Will you fit some extenstions?

  • maybe. If I did it'll take a while before I have the flexibility to use them. I mainly want this to be nice and fun and not precious - I felt quite happy pootling about on it yesterday in the damp, whereas the serotta hasn't left the house yet for fear of fucking up the expensive shiny things.

    but it would be a shame not to TT on it at least once.

  • When you set-up the brakes with those levers, how does the cabling work? I might be completely stupid but when I tried I couldn't get it to work. Same levers on profile airwings.

    Looks ace.

  • It works really badly.
    Well, the front one is fine but the back doesn't have the strength to overcome the tight routing so takes a while to release. I probably did it wrong though. There's a long plastic ferrule on the end of the cable rammed hard into the back of the lever that you can't quite see, but blurry photo below shows the rest of the routing...

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  • I wonder if something like this might help?

    You'll have to dremel the ring on the front to allow it to fit in the levers but that's about it.

  • Flexible noodle? Quite possibly. Will look into it when I feel like spending money or improving things, but neither of those will happen for a while.

  • @6pt Ah, cool. That is pretty much the issue I had. Even with really flexy SLR cable outer, brakes just wouldn't release. I tried routing it externally but it looked really stupid and still didn't work so I just bought some Bar End TT levers.

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