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paulbiche

Member since Dec 2017 • Last active Dec 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Quick question, I currently have installed on my girlfriend's bike Tektro R539 brakes, that are I believe medium/long reach (47 to 59mm). They are fine for her use an allow to run 32C tires, no issue. However, the brakes are too narrow to allow to run mudguards.

    Does anyone have a reference of a modern brake caliper (similar to the R539), with reach of 45 to 60 mm roughly, and that have big clearance for both tires and mudguards?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    had one built very recently, and I had not much spontaneous updates, but Jacek replied each time within 1 or 2 days when I required updates I believe so I think he has just been really busy lately

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    honestly planning to keep it as long as I can, just updated from a SE first gen to a 13 mini (as I loved the size of the 5S/SE first gen, but it died this summer and the 13 mini was the closest in size) and I find it a pita to drop such amount of money so if I can keep my macbook pro for a while I am very happy to. Not so fond of the Air due to lack of features that I use sometimes (cd player, ports, etc.) and I like mine so I guess smartest move for my situation would be SSD but I just wanted to know if it would really make a difference

    EDIT: in any case, thanks @Soul and @Gewürzt

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    Bringing a question to expers from here!
    Currently using a Macbook Pro mid-2012, for which I updated ram a few years ago. Updated recently to the latest OS I could get to, can't remember which one but I think this is the one previous to the current one so probably Catalina ; I was previously on Yosemite so quite some change but I needed to access to latest iTunes and be able to communicate with my phone as I got the 13 mini.

    However, the computer seems to have a bit of a hard time accomodate to the new OS (a lot slower), not necessarily very bad but eveything takes quite some time.
    Would it help to install an SSD (it has a regular hard drive right now) and would it be worth it, or is it a better idea to leave it as it is until its death?

  • in Classifieds
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    was smooth on your side as well so I would recommend jontea anytime as well!

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    sure! only one I have is this one below (and it is not very good), but I believe I posted the bike and some details in the Orlowski thread

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hello,

    For sale Paul Component brakeset:

    • Racer brakes in black (F+R)
    • Cantilever levers in black (L+R)

    Willing to let it go for 375€ (without postage), but bear in mind that I am located in France so postage is to be taken into account.

    Really good conditions, not ridden much, only thing to note is some marks on the left lever (pictured).

    dm if you're interested!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've seen that they have metal as well but their "shaved out" design I'm not terribly a fan, would have preferred a classic shape. thanks for the suggestion though, I'll keep searching!

    EDIT: seems like I found what I need, from Custom Riders (Dia-compe spacers), but the store does not ship to France I am afraid

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