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BeerByBike

Member since Jan 2017 • Last active Dec 2018
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  • in Manchester
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    I'm in Manchester from the 4th - 8th October. Just thought I'd see if anyone's got a beater to lend me for the weekend?

    I'm 6'1"/ 186cm, will bring a D lock, lights, etc. I'll be doing less than 10km a day, so will consider anything.

    I'm happy to give you some moneys, and leave a deposit if needs be.

    CheeryBye

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I'll take the Truvativ crankset if it's still available. PM on it's way...

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Hey, How tall are you? I'm thinking it'll be too small for me too, but looks perfect for my needs. And I'm not too far from Peckham.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks for the heads up. That's certainly tempting. I went to the Jolly Pumpkin pub in Ann Arbor last year with the intention of trying various things. I just had glass after glass of Bam Biere. I love that beer so much. I didn't have anything else all night.

    So there's a good chance I will be there tonight, just smashing Bam Biere...

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Sure thing, I'll take it off your hands. I'm sure it'll only take me a few weeks before a calamitous incident occurs, reminds me that I don't have the co-ordination or the testicles for such tomfoolery, and it will be back on here soon enough.
    PM on it's way.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Awesome. So as long as I have a 68mm BB shell, and a 73mm crank, I should have a bit of room for manouvre for a wider chainline? Thanks, that makes sense.

    Did you go for a double, or a triple and just use the outer rings? The build that I'm emulating has an inside chainring stuck on the outside of the crank, which narrowed the gap between the 2 chainlines. Did you get up to similar witchcraft? `Not sure if the same game can be played with MTB parts. I've had a look at chainrings, I think I can get what I need, ratio-wise. The only truvative chranks I can find are 175mm, but cheaps, so I will probably venture down that path.

    More searching needed. My poor computer is struggling with my feeble google skills and clueless crankset knowledge. I had over 70 tabs open on my browser earlier, a clear sign that I have as good a grasp on this as Peter O'Hanraha-Hanrahan has on political journalism.

    The hunt continues...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That's OK. One day I'll forgive you.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Links within links:

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks for the replies. @JesperXT thanks, good to know
    @Cranky It's for a pompetamine, which is 135mm OLD. I do have some flexibility with the sproket on the hub, so I can hopefully fine-tune it. But not sure if I can get the chainline any lower.

    @drøn that's a good point, but I was also tempted to make things more complicated for myself in the future: One reason why I thought about the alfine, or maybe go for a road double chainset, is to go for a double/double set-up. Something not dissimilar to this: there are 2 pictures of his/her chainlines (sorry for links within links. I'm not so hot at this stuff).

    I was thinking of having rear sprockets of 21 and 17. And having front chainrings of 39 and 43. Hopefully with somewhat-functioning chainlines. And then I can chainge gear fairy easily*. I don't mind being a little off on chanline if it means slightly higher degradation of parts. I do mind the increased probability of my face hitting the dirt (or some other such painful malfunction), but but I don't really know what the parameters are for such happenings.

    Also thought about White industries, http://www.whiteind.com/double-double/ but I'm incredibly (embarrassingly?) tight with money, so would like to consider less spendy options first. Also, I've already got these wheels, which have a free hub. But I might just start simple, get the bike on the road, and then think about overcomplicating things in the future.

    Help and advice welcome. Derision and piss-taking discouraged, but tolerated if constructive.

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