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zigbit

Member since Feb 2018 • Last active Dec 2021
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    Thanks! Really happy with the colour and the silver guards, a big improvement over the drab dark blue. Pic of it this time last year.
    I fully support and encourage any chopping!

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    Decided it was time to get the slick tyres, guards and lights back on the Tricross for some winter miles. I really love how versatile this frame is, from cross to winter road bike, it's my most ridden frame ever by distance travelled.
    The front guard needs a bit of adjusting and I need to get some flaps but apart from that it's sorted. I used stick on Di2 cable guides to hide/tidy the dyno cables as best I could.

    The front light was a bit of a nightmare, both input spades snapped when reattaching the cable, looks like they've corroded. Bodged it by pulling apart the light, dremeling holes into the stubs of the spades and connecting the wires directly. Soldering iron is on the to buy list to make it more secure but it'll do for now. Annoying on a £150 light (B&M Luxos U iq2) that's been carefully plugged/unplugged half a dozen times max in 3yrs, honestly just a poor design.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks both, I'll drop Bike Discount an email and see if I get anywhere. In the mean time I've pulled the light unit apart and it looks like some careful dremel action will make it possible to get the wire directly attached to what's left of the spades. Unfortunately I don't have a soldering iron..

    Annoying that the connections are such a weak point on a £150 light.

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    Has anyone had any experience with B&M warranty?
    I've just got around to putting my iq2 Luxos U back on for winter and both of the input spades on the back of the light unit have snapped (they look corroded) when attaching the cable. It's a bit of a crap design, despite being careful and having only plugged/unplugged the light probably half a dozen times max since I've had it, they both broke easily. I'm aware that they might just tell me it's user error.. It does look like I could bodge/Dremel the connectors and attach the wire directly without the spade connectors.

    Bought Aug 2018 from Bike-Discount.de, I guess they're my first port of call, not hopeful though.

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    Wheels! Today I serviced the rear hub and gave it all a good clean. Rear wheel is an XTR m950 hub with Mavic 217 ceramic rim, Continental Cross King 2.3, a Specialized skewer, and an 11-40t 9spd Sunrace cassette. The matching front wheel has been disassembled and I'll build up the rim with a yet to be ordered Shimano dyno disc hub. All the old XTR bits are worn and tatty which will suit the rest of the build nicely.

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    I'm slowly gathering bits for the Merida, hunting out mostly black bits to go with the yellow frame, but with some silver mixed in too.
    I'm thinking disc front and v-brake rear, I'll rebuild the front rim with a dyno disc hub. Picked up some Deore levers, a Fizik saddle that needs some love and found the raceface cranks in the spares that need some new spindle spacers. The bontrager post is pretty neat too.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Hi Stuart, no problem, I'll drop you direct message now. Cheers

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    Price drop - £10 off all of the frames, updated prices adjusted above

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