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zigbit

Member since Feb 2018 • Last active Apr 2020
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    Boring update but I've been rationing out sorting bikes to last through the next few months. Tricross got a few adjustments today, sticking with the middle and inner ring off the triple. Just needs a Garmin mount of some sort now. Not out to spend loads of money on the bike so it's pretty much done now. It's become the main bike I'm riding now due to the restrictions though and I'm really enjoying it.

    The DIY frame now has a weird combo of 9spd bar end shifter and Ultegra level Di2 hydraulic brakes. Will switch to full Di2 shifting when I've gathered the bits but the brakes are a decent improvement from the Sora/Spyre combo and were cheaper than TRP Hylexs. Freed a very stuck seat post and liberally greased it as well as trimming the steerer (still needs more).

    Back to the cycle co-op to fix up some bikes next week so can hopefully find a rear 26" wheel and a rear mech for the Rockhopper.

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    Making some steady progress on various bits and bobs. Did a steerer extension on a 1" threaded fork, as well as converting to threadless, for @Batt.

    Chop
    Insert 22.2 mm plug
    Braze
    File
    Polish
    Etc.

    And chopped a shim from the same dia. tubing for the moto bars. Discovered the seatpost is properly stuck in the Rockhopper, will try to remove it mechanically, if not >> caustic soda, if not >> burn it out as a last resort, want to try and avoid damaging the paint even more.

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    Good call, will have a hunt through the spares box.
    Ordered some more tubing to finish off the Genesis and some motorbike bars and pink Jagwire gear outer for the Rockhopper. The bars are 820mm wide and weigh a ton, they'll need a shim cutting from some 25.4x1.6 tube as they're 22mm diameter along the whole length. Just need a rear 26" wheel if anyone has one? (Rim brake/Shimano freehub/130mm hub).

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    After a couple of chainrings (need to be black to replace current silver ones) for a Shimano 5 bolt triple crankset. Need a middle ring (130bcd, somewhere between 38-42t) and an inner ring (74bcd, 28-32t). Not bothered by then being fancy, it's only for a Sora crank, but ideally in reasonable condition. Cheers!

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    I've used 3mm which works well, I suspect either would be absolutely fine.

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    Tricross now has the R3000 shifters and mini-v's. Completely painless internal cable routing which was a treat. Still need to find a black compact double for it. Had a nightmare getting the new cable stuck inside the shifter though (again! Did the same thing last year and ended up buying a new shifter after dismantling and being completely unable to re-mantle), ended up drilling the shifter to remove the stuck bit.

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    Great updates, keep them coming. Particularly keen to hear about the brazing masterclass post event.

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    Pair of Sora (R3403 - I think!) 3x9 brifters, in good mechanical condition with a few cosmetic marks. Side exit cable, compatible with all Shimano 9 speed (MTB and road derailleurs). £30 posted or £25 collected from Shrewsbury.

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