• what are you doing for grips? one black and one white?

  • Alright. I’m winning it. But I’m not going to bid any more…

  • Currently all black Oury’s.

  • I’m not sure what colour stem bag. I’m leaning towards white on the black side. I cleaned it up tonight and hopefully it comes up nice and bright. Otherwise I’m might do black on the white side.

    I’m also a touch concerned about the rear tyre clearance. I’ll see how I go. I have a set of 38 Panaracer Gravelkings I could always put on.

    (bike in background is an old track bike I’ve had for years that I tried to put 32’s on. No deal)


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  • I’m hoping I’ll finish it tomorrow and be able to take it for a ride. I took it for a very quick roll in my backyard and it fits okay. The brake pads are fucking TERRIBLE though. Super grippy and squeal so bad. I’ll swap them out tomorrow.

  • squeal so bad.

    Horrible noise isnt it!

  • It’s so loud!

    I mean I have had squealing brakes before, but I wouldn’t want to have to stop with these! I’d be too embarrassed.

  • Found this on ebay and immediately thought of your bike, the back and white halves are even the right side! Could either be perfect or a step too far...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165679421591

    Well I won it. Hopefully it’s not too much!

  • now you just need a black left-side crank arm...

  • Ha.

    I’ve also decided to go with a slightly smaller tyre. The front fits the 29x2.0 fine, but the back, not so much. Last thing I feel like doing is dealing with tyres rubbing on the frame.

    I ordered some Schwalbe Smart Sam’s in 700x42. Should have no issues with clearance and they were a decent price.

    Maybe I’ll run the 29x2.0 on the front and 42 on the back.

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ALBINI - Self-Obsessed and CX-y (The SSCX / Tracklocross bike I DON’T need)

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