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steelest

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active Dec 2019
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cyclist, hacker

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    Thanks for the reply!

    Are you planning on buying a Cento tubeset and holding onto it to build with once you have more experience?

    You got it exactly right! I saw the Cinelli Nemo Zagato and fell in love with that tubeset. And as I am a big fan of Columbus/Cinelli, I have a fear of missing out on this limited edition, so I want to buy the tubeset now and "freeze" it. My full plan is: full course at the bike academy in March 2020, then a few builds for friends with cheaper tubesets, and only after that, the Cento!

    I will go for Measure A then, with 530 TT. Thanks a lot!

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    Back at this, I want to make a decision, so that I can buy the tubeset (FOMO because end of the year is approaching). Let me make my question more pragmatic.

    Let's say I want to have a TT of 520 c-c on a bike with classic geometry (horizontal top tube), is it enough to have a raw TT from the Cento tubeset of 530 to start with? or is 560 preferred? What would you do at my place?

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    The Futura Cross from their 2018 catalogue looks new to me, I haven't seen it yet on any bike, see pages 8--9 here: http://www.columbustubi.com/pdf/Columbus­_2018_Carbon_Catalogue.pdf

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    Interesting, interesting... where can I read more about the new forks?

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    Thanks for the picture! Is that a Paragon dropout then?

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    Fair enough, I should ask them. But I am still very confused about what I want to build (too many ideas in mind and only time for one bike :D). When I have slightly clearer ideas, I will contact them.

    I still believe Paul's Klampers are a beautiful piece of engineering, but you're slowly convincing me towards hydro :D

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    Are you saying you have flat mount on the back and post mount on the front? Interesting, because I was thinking of doing the opposite myself. Do you have a picture of the flat mount on the back? I'd love to see how it's brazed on the chainstay.

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    why not hydraulic?

    All those fluids, the rebleeding and stuff, it makes me squeamish :D

    Maybe you'r right, it's irrational, but I really love that amazing mechanical craft of the Paul's Klampers.

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