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zigbit

Member since Feb 2018 • Last active Sep 2020
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    Front wheel tensioned and trued. Built up with lights for winter, ideally need to look and see if I can drill out the internal routing end plates along the TT to ride the rear cable.

    Tyre now tubeless too and width has bumped from 38->40mm on the wider rim. Increase in volume and plushness is welcome and luckily still fits under the guards/mini-v.

    Removed some spacers from under the stem as my hand numbness from an old injury is improving. Need to hunt for a shorter replacement for the last conical spacer.

    Rear wheel still to sort, then some 30/46 GRX cranks too. For a cheap, old, rim brake bike I get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Perfect for improving my fitness over summer for mountain biking and blasting around the lanes and gravel of South Shrops.

    Got some light mint green paint and new decals for the cycletruck, will see how that looks then maybe respray the Tricross too.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Car's looking good! On a tangent, I lived on RPT perpendicular to where you're parked during my last year at uni, thought the photo looked familiar..

  • in Current Projects
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    Terrible photo, but wheels have been laced up. Off to ride the Welsh Ride Thing this weekend, then I'll crack on and true them/swap over tyres/wire up the dyno lights. Old wheels will get cx tyres and be kept as spares for a few races over winter.

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    Lots of riding and not much building over summer. Autumn is on the way though so the guards have gone on the Tricross. Needed to chop the guards a bit to fit with the 38c tyres under the mini-vs, hopefully hasn't weakened them too much. 100mm Kalloy Uno to replace the old 80mm stem, numb hands are causing less of an issue now, so trying to get the fit lower and longer. It's a great bike for the ruined back lanes of Shropshire, with the wider tyres, without being too slow. Used it for a 250k ride out to Barmouth and back, taking in plenty of climbs. Really can't get enough of Mid-Wales, beautiful and quiet. Aiming to start doing some audaxes next year on it.

    Bits for the new wheels are on the way (Kinlin XR22t/SP PV8 dyno/Novatec F482sb), which will be paired with the B&M lights from the Roadrat (now sold), once they've been built up. Then some GRX 46/30t cranks to gain some more top end while keeping the low climbing ring.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Oh yes, that looks great! Glad it's sorted the steering issues. Happy enough with mine for now, this winter will bring more chopping and fiddling though.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I can confirm that the handling on my DIY cycletruck was dire (terrible wobble loaded or unloaded) until I significantly reduced the size of the rack. Rides well now but cargo capacity is a lot lower. Still more stable than a front rack on a fork. Next cargo bike will be an Omnium style one with a small headtube up front and a steering linkage (is that the plan for yours @M_V ?)
    Before and after.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've got that GSI pot (bought on its own without stove, but including spoon/cosy/lid/silicone gripper). It's a nice little pot, not felt the need to swap to a ti one, plenty light enough. Pot fits a 100g cannister and small stove as well as spoon/lighter. The little silicone gripper is great, the spoon was crap. Whole thing was fairly cheap too.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Yes, now sold

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