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M_Vatwork

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Classifieds
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    Hit 'buy it now' on an item that I mistakenly thought was free postage as there was no postage cost listed below the 'buy it now' price. Turns out I have to request a shipping price from the seller which I only realised when I went to checkout. Given that I made the decision to buy based on the price shown I tried removing it from my basket but it says I've "...commited to buy..." the item.

    FFS, how can I commit to buy something without knowing the price?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That photo is fucking with my head and the others in the link didn't help...I was like, where has the driveside chainstay gone?!

    Had to search this out..

    I'd never seen an estay bike with only the drive side stay elevated before.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @mdcc_tester was only talking about Greta there, re: the general pattern and intent that is ignored by those that oppose Greta. It's often ignored just how well she pulls the strings of supporters and opponents alike.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Is there a (definitive?!) list of track permissible bikes/frames out there or on here? Would anyone be interested in helping me start one?!

    A list isn't really a good idea, there are lists for tyres but they constantly become outdated and then you get the 'But it looks just like XXXX which is on the list" argument.

    A specification would be better in which case, 11" bb height, no brazeons and track ends will about do it. You probably want 73 deg or steeper headangle. Similar on the seat tube. UCI compliance is a thing but it doesn't really sound like you're at that stage as yet.

  • in Track Cycling and Velodromes
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    Are there any 'typical' bikes you see at Glasgow?

    Dolans. DF4s are exceptionally popular and not just with sprinters.

    Cervelos are quite popular too, obviously coming with a price tag but the pursuiters seem to like them, probably because of how aero they are.

  • in Current Projects
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    Is that brass you've used to braze in the stainless tube? I thought stainless > non stainless had to be done with silver?

    Also, what spec of tube did you use? I'm thinking about running a tube through the toptube of the frame I'm building just now for brake cable routing.

  • in Classifieds
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    But Sram...

  • in Current Projects
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    My man!

    Will you replace the headtube entirely or just add onto the top of it?

  • in Current Projects
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    Unfortunately the rear spacing is 135 which I guess will limit me a little?

    Not really. There're plenty of nice mtb hubs out there. It was just if it'd been 130mm then a road hub would have been a good fit. If you want a singlespeed specific hub then theres Hope and King cassette hubs or ton's for screw on freewheels, Paul, Surly, Spot, just depends what your budget it.

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    I'm pretty certain our coaches have stopped them going on on the grounds of them being too treaded on the shoulder.

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