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ThePeginator

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Jun 2019
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I've got the parkiside model that LIDL did on one of their specials, which sadly it means they don't sell them anymore, they do pop up second hand occasionally. It's almost certainly rebadged version of another existing cheap model, but it was £90. It works a treat.

    FWIW, my dads a mechanical engineer and his take was that at the lower end, there's likely to be very little practical difference between any of the models around £100. I've seen near identical 24-50l clarke/draper etc. models pop up on gumtree/ebay for £40-80 in the past. Depends if you want to risk buying 2nd hand though, if -like me - you only use it for blowing up a few tyres, it's probably unlikely to go wrong any time soon.

  • in Current Projects
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    Love it, can’t wait to see it finished.

    Am I alone in particularly enjoying the way the steel looks where it’s been heated? I really enjoy that, to the point where I’d want to leave it raw.

  • in Current Projects
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    Ticks most boxes... but £160-200 and 30mm axle, so no cheap shimano bb's.

  • in Current Projects
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    Very cool!

    Is the coaster brake the only means of braking? I think I'd just assumed you'd have a front disc brake.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ahh, gotcha. Every days a school day!

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    Cog spacing is the same (I think!), obviously the ratios are different, but the way they’re designed is that MTB cassettes overhang the 11t cog beyond the end of the free hub overhangs the big sprocket inboard of the freehub to get the spread, where as road freehubs are slightly wider to accommodate the extra width of the cassette.

    I’d you google something to the effect of ‘hg800 10 speed freehub’ you’ll see what I mean.

    The other option is swap for a Campag freehub & casette, Campag also managed to make 11sp cassettes fit 10sp hubs (again someone correct me if I’m wrong). All 11sp cassettes are cross compatible in practice. That would make it easier to get road appropriate ratios.

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    I’m pretty sure if you use an 11sp shimano MTB cassette it’ll fit a 10sp hub. I think the shimano HG800 cassette fits 10sp road wheels, I’m hoping someone can confirm...(edit- google seems to think I’m right)

    For some fucking retarded reason when shimano went 11sp the road dept made the freehub fractionally wider, the MTB department left the freehub as is and changed the cassette design to fit, go figure...

  • in Current Projects
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    Yeh the WI stuff looks the shit, but with a price tag to match. I reckon the SPA own brand stuff is super good value but not overly special looking. Black ano on the rotors would fix the laity-ness.

    There's definitely a gap in the market for a plain looking HT2 compatible crank that takes standard 110 5 bolt chainrings (without looking daft like the sculpted Shimano stuff), doesn't weigh a tonne or cost the earth.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've got a PX London Road, size small, in silver that I've been meaning to strip & sell for a while, it's by no means pristine but I've ridden it all over the country and it's never let me down. Phenomenal for the money really. PM me if you're interested.

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