Ghetto Groad Grotto

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  • The Marin has been officially promoted to commuter with the help of my parts bin. It's also quite Dutch now.
    Will get a square taper bottom bracket and mount the original 700CX triple crankset. Rear mech is an RX100 that I overhauled a while back. 7 speed, took a while to fiddle out the spacing on the 11s freehub body, but it's perfect now, thankfully I had a lot of different spacers to play with. I've installed the 105 cassette that I took off the Puch before. I got the grips and the saddle of the folding bike, so that's a bit unusable now.
    I'll source some anti-theft qr skewers for the wheels, although I'm planning to lock it with not less than 3 locks...


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  • I wanted to do some sunshine shots to hopefully capture the amazing sparkle this paintjob has, but the weather had different ideas in mind. Anyways, here's the Puch.


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  • Further downgrades. Never thought I'd run out of sealed crankset hex bolts but it seems I was wrong. Oh well.
    I've bought a Tranzx anti-theft QR skewer set, so hopefully I won't be dealing with a missing wheel (or two) overnight, albeit I was told they can quite easily be opened with pliers. Kinda wish I kept the original Araya VX400 wheelset that came with the bike. Anyways, I'm gonna use the combination of a ring lock, a chain and a U-lock, so hopefully the sheer sight of those will deter thieves.

    I'm still amazed by the original drivetrain of this bike, 42-32-20T chainrings with a 11-19T cassette. Had to fully fasten the B-screw on the rear derailleur to barely clear the current 13-26T cassette's small cogs, so I'm gonna get another cassette soon (of course I just gave the original one away a couple of months ago).


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  • Things escalated in a rapid manner and now I own a bike with roller brakes - which will be the lockup steed after all. Not gonna post much content of this one as it's probably the most boring bike I've ever had - it's very functional though. Haven't done anything on it besides some minor tweaks and installing my new lock that I intended for the Marin...

    Speaking of the Marin, it remains as is until spring comes I guess.
    Need to figure out the N-1 now, have sold some parts already to reduce the strain on my wallet...


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