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zigbit

Member since Feb 2018 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Probably not, it's got a clear coat on it now. The fillets are really agricultural both in look and shape so I think it'd end up looking really rough with paint. Better to see it for what it is, a first go, and appreciate it for that.

    Next frame will have the fillets fully filed down and be painted

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    Going to call frame N°1 finished, put a new chain/rear mech (old XT was knackered)/longer rear axle/new pads on it over the weekend. All fully working and functional now.

    Not much else in the way of framebuilding progress as I'm in the process of moving back home to Shropshire from York and into a new job. Next frame will either be a rim brake/lugged road or a cargo bike (still undecided between full size and mini cargo-truck). New house has a shed and lots more outdoor space though which is a nice bonus. Hopefully get started in September on N°2.

    Rest of the Trans-Cambrian went well. Off to ride the Adriatic Crest Trail in Croatia in the first week of October, currently trying to decide between this bike and the Solaris.

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    That's done the trick with no marks to the screen, ta

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    Best way to remove a few drops of superglue off a phone screen? Acetone didn't seem to touch the rest that was spilt on the kitchen side and I'm wary about going at it with a razor blade.

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    It'd be good to see Simon Yates take Nibali

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    Lovely, really smart. Big fan of the wishbone seatstay. How did you find switching to lugs with brass after fillet joints?

    Are you getting your tubing for the stems from Ceeway? I'm guessing it's fairly thick walled tubing?

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    He's tempted by a road frame, it'd be nice to play with some lugs soon..

    2/3rds of the way along the Trans Cambrian Way right now. New frame is rolling along faultlessly and I've gained a lot more confidence that it's not going to fold in half on me over every small bump. Good to have it loaded up and covered in dust too. More to follow when I'm home.

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    Fantastic, really great to see other people just diving in and making frames. Looking forward to seeing the next frame!

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    It was about the figure I had in mind before I'd started, and it's a lot more palatable now that each new frame will be a couple of hundred.

    Had my first longer ride on it, 80km of back lanes and bridleways out from York around the Howardian Hills with a visiting friend. Used heaps of acetone to de-grease the frame and then gave it three coats of Halfords clear coat, as well as a Columbus decal and a new patch for the framebag. Order with the new chain/pads/axle has yet to arrive, hopefully they'll be here soon before doing the Trans Cambrian next weekend.

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