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zigbit

Member since Feb 2018 • Last active Dec 2019
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    And a little chonk to go with it!

    Budget build so a Gusset Black Dog 36h with a Deore hub and a 20x2.3 Maxxis Grifter. Annoyingly didn't notice the valve wasn't lined up with an 'open' set of spokes until it was all laced up, but not annoying enough to re-lace it..

    Disc mount and guides on the fork and then bracing tube, guides and hanger on the frame and it'll be ready to be built up and ridden, then I can make the rack. Should be able to get on with that early next week, off to ride the Salop Sludger tomorrow and start volunteering for a new cycle co-operative/charity this evening.

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    Voted to early on, only person in my Polling Station (Shrewsbury and Atcham) at 7:30am.

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    Yeah, should have been clearer, that's what I meant. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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    That seat cluster is lovely. Going for an integrated seat clamp?

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    Genesis:

    1. Everything has now arrived bar the 20" rim for the front. Popped the rear tyre on and the Sunrace cassette, it's massive, easily hides the 160mm rotor on the other side. Seems nicely made and reasonably light for the price.
    2. The bit I've been most cautious about is extending the steerer on the fork as i couldn't find a 20" fork with a long enough one. Needed to be at least 350mm (HT is 275mm). Got some 25.4 tube with 1.6mm wall which is a snug fit inside the 1 1/8th steerer on the fork to use as a plug. Cut that to approx 300mm. Malleted it right down til it hit the bottom of the crown on the fork, so about 180mm of insertion. Then drew plenty of brass down between the two, similar to brazing a lug. Then malleted an additional piece of 1 1/8th steerer onto the exposed bit of the plug. It was a nice tight fit, then fed more brass into that half of the join and filled the gap made by the bevel of the two tubes with more brass. The combo of a really long plug, lots of brass pulled into the join and the really tight fits between the steerers and plugs has given me a reasonable amount of confidence that it's strong enough. It's also dead straight which is good. Just have to wait and see if it snaps in half..
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    Had a productive day today. Charge first:

    1. Big flaps - 3mm rubber sheet (arrived rolled up so hopefully will straighten with time)
    2. Trimmed the mudguard stays
    3. Made a little mount for the B&M rear dynamo light that arrived this morning. It bolts onto the rear rack top mount (so it's removable should I want to) and puts the light central and above the rear tyre. Didn't quite finish it, snapped my last 6mm drill bit before I could sort routing the wire through the mount. Works nicely though.

    Just need to make a little chainstay bridge to properly bolt up that part of the guard and it'll be done. You can see how dire the paint job is in the second photo and it's just reminded me I need to do a better job of the bracket holding the guard on to the wishbone.

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    Yes to both. Completely sacrificed the old headtube to make sure I lost as little of the DT/TT as possible, probably 2-3mm?
    I've got some hefty box section to brace between the bottom of the HT and the middle of the DT, which will give a flat surface to bolt the rack too. As well as a small bit of plate to go on the front of the HT that will bolt perpendicular to the bolts on the brace for more stability.

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