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Prz

Member since Oct 2017 • Last active Jul 2020
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    Ouch, indeed the 24 EUR shipping cost makes it in fact same effective price as what I can get here in Poland. I will stick to Contact Speeds though, I think, as I prefer to save some money for parts for a "better" bike.

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    I haven't tried but I think I have seen some destickered DT rims in second-hand wheelsets for sale.

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    Thanks, I think Contact Speeds it is for me then, with track ends and mudguards better avoid more punctures :) I have used 35c wire bead Contact Speeds for past year on my previous commuter bike, have been happy with them too, just one puncture from 5 cm nail.
    Just not sure whether to go for wire bead reflective or pay slightly more for folding one without reflex.

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    DT R500db, I built my wheelset with them and DT 350 hubs and it was faultless.

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    After inspecting the clearances in my frame I have decided that 42 mm tyres are no go (with 45 mm mudguards it would be a too tight fit most likely, not sure if it wouldn't rub the chainstay anyway as AT Rides are about 40 mm wide and there is just a mm or 2 of clearance at chainstay).
    So 35-38 mm tyres is what I want. Fast rolling, with good puncture resistance, for commuting and road riding (singlespeed or fixed), but also able to do some gravel. I am mostly thinking about Contact Speeds or GP Urbans, can anybody compare them how they fare? @PhilDAS I think you have ridden both?
    Also, reflective stripe is go or no-go? I used to have it on my commuter tyres, but now wondering if it really helps (or I am visible for just a second before a car hits me anyway), especially that Contact Speeds are available folding only without it, while GP Urbans are even more expensive.

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    I have tried mounting my new Geoff handlebars, but it looks like ESI XXL grips that I got recommended earlier are too long for them. With both brake and shifter clamps, I got about 180 mm space left for the grip. Should I cut them to size or can you recommend something with a more matching length?

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    Looking to convert my Singlecross to commuting and road riding duties, currently has 700x40c Conti AT Ride tyres mounted, looking to get some fast-rolling slicks with good puncture protection, with space for mudguards as well. Tyre clearance is tight currently between the chainstays, but there is a lot of space to the chainstay bridge.
    Mostly wondering between Contact Speeds in 37 or 42c flavour ( I found 42c folding one for ~21 GBP here in Poland or wired ones for 14-16) or maybe GP Urbans or Marathon Supremes. Or 42c SpeedRides? What would you recommend? Do you think 42c tyres will fit under the 53 Bluemels or 45 Longboards here?
    Tubed as I have a cheap wheelset here and I don't plan upgrading for now.

    Also, anybody knows about the real width of 42 mm Contact Speeds? 42 conti tyres used to be 38-39 real width, don't know if that is still the case.

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    I just got a 2015 Longitude, noticed the previous owner has put Surly Monkey Nuts, even though it's geared. After removing the wheel and nuts, I found out that I cannot fully move the axle into the track end, as the rotor hits the caliper (Avid G2 160 mm rotor and BB7 caliper). Should I use some more washers to move the caliper up or would you have any other advice?
    Update: I found that that is 20 mm adapter, wondering whether changing it will help or will it be too much of a difference (0 or 40 mm one)?
    Update 2: after close inspection of the adapter and comparing with another bike I have with BB7s it turned out that the adapter here was mounted opposite way...

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    ECR is now in a rolling chassis form - for now to keep budget in check got a second hand wheelset, M615 Deore hubs with 26,4 mm internal Weinmann rims (OEM from a Superior MTB) for 70 GBP. Tyres are 28x2.35 Big Apples. I changed my mind and instead of 2x10 it will be 1x11 with new Deore M5100 derailleur and 11-51 cassette. Planning to add M8000 shifters and wondering about cranks - M5100 needs 52 mm chainline, but the M5100 crankset is not hollowtech, so I would prefer to get something like SLX double/triple crankset with NW ring that would get me this chainline. Any recommendations?

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