I'm 5.10 and ride a 19" frame .@AlexD you should stick with a 16"
Ah ok, thanks. Is that the same with frames that have straight top tubes? I’m seeing loads of this sort of thing around 20” but not much smaller!
@Alban I'm really pleased with frame and forks. I think FF will build into a really nice bike.
Stright top tube would be taller.frame size .my is mtb 19 sloping and 54" road bike sloping frame .but my steel frame is a 56 due to the flat tube tubes.
Anybody got a band on triple shifter they want to sell? Not integrated with brake lever and prefer Ezi or Rapidfire.
Can confirm a 16/17 should be fine for what you've described!
Cheers. I’ve just picked up a Giant Coldrock frame, which is a ‘small’. I think it’s something like 17.5” but I’ve yet to try it for size. We shall see.
Ah it's a 16.5/17 and you bought it from me.. I was just about to text you and ask if that was you, haha. Small world
HA! I did wonder if you were on here - good to meet you earlier!
Cheers, I'm really looking forward to getting it built up. I'll post progress here if you're interested.
Going to rebuild my Jamis Diablo as a pub /commuter
Currently looking for groupset parts lx or xt
Picked this up for my better half. I'm halfway through stripping and cleaning it, it's basically pristine and unused below a few layers of dust and grime. Chain, cogs and chainrings are pretty much brand new, brake tracks are practically untouched. I don't believe this was ever really used, just sat in a garage for 30-ish years...
Thats amazing. My first "proper" mtb was a Diamond Back so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for any that pop up locally.
Love the colour!
Cheers! It's actually proper deep red in real life, the photo doesn't quite justify it.
Why are all the decent looking brake levers for v-brakes? I’m really struggling finding something nice for Cantis!
Dia compe do some, as do sturmey archer.
And a lot of the modern shimano flat bar road bike brake levers are compatible with cantis methinks.
Actually yeah I just remembered I had some Tiagra flat bar levers on a previous bike. They were pretty decent, although a strange charcoal grey with a tinge of green colour!
M900 XTR levers. Chop off the STI mounts, file smooth, and polish the lever bodies. Time-consuming, but mighty purdy.
BMX levers too
I've got some SS5s I'm never likely to use. Never fitted them either
Yeah they are nice, but not sure I could be bothered with the dremelling. Plus I don’t have a dremel :-)
Howdy all. I recently purchased a Saint 10 speed derailleur because they look pretty and i thought i'd be able to buy the pictured OneUp RadR cage mod so that i can run larger cassettes, 11-42 sunrace specifically. However i appear to be about 3 years to late and i cant find one for sale anywhere. Is the goatlink a viable alternative for this rear mech or did i make a boo boo. any advice would be appreciated.
I have a nice set of Ritchey canti brake levers. Pm me if interested.
You can use V brake levers for canti brakes. But not the other way around.
Really? Won’t there be a lot less leverage due to the longer cable pull? I assumed that was why v-brakes callipers are so long compared to cantis
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