really practical winter clearances...
really practical winter clearances...
...for mudguards...you know you want to.
I honestly would if I could fit one on the front, but as it is I couldn't get the front Raceblade between the downtube and the 25c without it rubbing on either, so it seems a bit pointless having a proper rear without the proper front.
So, a wobbly rear Raceblade and overshoes for the rainy days is how it will remain!
Look at the size of them! I was thinking more...
Minimalist & classy - tick.
Effective - erm....
I'd quite like to try them, just out of curiosity, but they're very prohibitively priced!
Shitty phone pics will have to suffice for now I'm afraid.
It's a Pettenella that's been rebranded as a Waja, which was a polish team/shop? I really don't have that much info but it's a nice frame, super light with aero tubing and campag dropouts/fork ends.
It's incredibly ratty, you'll notice it more so in the flesh but I quite like that. Fitted the C-Record lookalike headset (after removing it from the Olmo, first time I've done it! ✊🏻) and Matt popped a bottom bracket in, which turned out to be a bit too long so we'll have to sort that.
Really quick mock up here (with on trend wide crabon barz™), none of which is staying as the seapost and saddle will be replaced with a silver post and Flite and the cockpit with a Pro-Chrome and some Bontrager Spotter bars. Wheels will be TB14's laced to System-Ex hubs, or something similar, and I haven't decided on cranks yet.
Oh and the forks will be drilled too.
Looks super nice that mate! Looking ratty is great!
Cheers chap, yeah I love how ratty it is, it's just far rattier than I was assuming!
Now fitted with a Pro Chrome stem in a more suitable length and I'm hoping the Spotter bars will arrive today.
Had a faff with the BB as I bought a square tapered job which turned out to be far too long. I could be wrong on this but standard Italian shell width is 70mm? The Waja is annoyingly 65mm, which severely limits my choice of BB unless I want a mass of cup sticking out one end. I think the easiest (well, more readily available) option is to go for an external crankset and chuck a couple of spacers in, which is why I nabbed a cheap set of on one external track cranks. I'm pretty sure the Olmo is Italian threaded so I should be able to nick the BB out of that.*
*You can probably tell by reading that that I know nothing about Bottom Brackets!
New cockpit, seatpost and saddle. External BB installed and cranks on the way, reckon I'll need some spacers for the BB but I guess I'll find out when the cranks arrive
Phone shot again
Looking fly! What tape are you going for?
Thanks! Probably Lizard Skins DSP or one of the Fizik Performance options
I really rate the DSP, but it is a bit grippy/shiny at first if you're used to cork tape. It's mega in the wet with gloves on though - no slipping at all.
Is that what you're using? I thought yours was Fizik. I'm thinking DSP as the little ridge down the middle of the Fizik stuff is putting me off, can see that being a bit irritating
Yeah, I wore out the Fizik stuff, so got a roll of DSP from Evans about six months back. Much prefer it. The ridges in the Fizik are actually quite nice if you get them in the right place, I just found it was a bit of a pain to wrap nicely.
What lever are you using? I've found some 26.0 Tektros but £20 for a pair when I'll only use one is a bit steep
A Specialized cross-top shimmed from 26.0 up to 31.8 with a mysterious bit of plastic I found in my toolbox. Really bodged, but works well enough!
I've got another one in that big box I think, but you'd probably be better off finding a 26.0 one!
I'm up for splitting a set if you are? You'd be getting the LH though!
Ha, nah I'm alright with my shimmed one. You're welcome to my left hand one, but they do feel a bit odd flipped over.
Whoop. New Xmas bike has arrived. Pics to follow...
No but has off road fat tyres.
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