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OrkneyDullard

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active May 2021
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Blogging, slowly, at http://grupetto.cc/.

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  • in Current Projects
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    Okay! Fair enough. Did you set them up tubeless?

  • in Current Projects
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    Nice! How do you find the tyres? I just ordered a set for general commuting / road / canal path riding, and I can't decide if I should have gone for 43s instead.

  • in Birmingham
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    Once or twice, back in the day. Now, my knees and/or lungs would explode.

  • in Birmingham
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    Birmingham Bike Foundry in Stirchley is great - I used their Thursday night Tool Club quite often before coronavirus hit.

    I've been meaning to get to Gorilla Coffee for a while. Thanks for the reminder!

    I sold my old single-speed Peugeot at the start of the year and I've been kicking myself ever since. I see a few people commuting on single speeds, and I'm always a bit envious. Then I change gear and the envy melts away.

  • in Birmingham
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    I'm good, thanks. How about you? Where are you in Birmingham?

    I'm newish too, and nothing has happened in this section since I moved to Birmingham a couple of years back. There are a quite a few old-school road clubs here, a bike polo group (https://birminghambikepolo.co.uk/), and a few more socially-oriented groups (https://bicycleadventureclub.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/CycleBirmingham­). If there's a cool fixie scene, I'm to old/unhip/fixie-less to know about it!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My wife went for a Kona Coco. Really nice bike for the money! It's a step-through frame but is otherwise similar to the Dew.

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    Aha, okay! I just found your other picture and yeah, that is some minimal clearance. Thanks for pointing that out.

    It's funny; I've seen plenty of photos of CdFs running Horizons with no apparent issues - I wonder if different model years / variants vary in terms of clearance? Doesn't fill me with confidence that a leftover 2020 frame would take the tyres I want it to.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The dimples don't look as cramped as the Kaff. Go for it, I'd say!

    Those are the Senderos, right? Do you get any tyre rub? The non-drive side clearance on my Kaff is tighter than this (misaligned dropouts, I think) and I haven't had any problems with it aside from the odd leaf stuck in the mudguard.

    (I don't think I've ever typed the word "dimple" so much in such a short period of time. Dimple dimple dimple.)

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    It'd be great to hear how you get on. I did consider dimpling my Kaffenback, but with the existing dimples inside the chainstays plus the chainring dimple on the outside, there's no room left on the drive side chainstay. Is the CdF already dimpled on the outside and/or inside?

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