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Ph1ll1p

Member since Oct 2018 • Last active Jan 2022
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  • in Components and clothing
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    Hey mate, I'll take a cassette, whichever is easier to post

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    @chaliapin they are for sure a summer in tuscany sorta shoe. I would say they are more like a 10.5

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    Hi All,

    Bought these when I was feeling a little bit more ultra romantic, turns out I hate them and want nothing to do with them. As such, they have spent the last two years in the back of the closet, so I figured I would list them here.

    Size 46

    They fit really nice, never had cleats mounted, I tried them on at home- but never tried to ride in them.

    Retail is a whopping £240, which is insane, I would be stoked with £100. If thats way off the mark let me know.

    Happy to post, happy for pickup, I live in north west london, but happy to travel within reason.

  • in Current Projects
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    Woah! Fork is painted!

    I'm in a very lucky position where I have a power coating facility on site, so it happened quickly, but rather unfortunately I didn't specify exactly what I wanted so pre treatment was skipped, and then to make matters worse, a bloody drip of grease fell on it from some fixture! Downside is there's a run on the paint, and it's super rough around the vent holes, but one it's covered in dirt no one will be able to tell, plus this paint was more rust protection than a final finish. If I like the bike, I'll sand blast and wet paint.

    Anyway, onto assembly!

  • in Current Projects
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    Managed to make a little more progress this afternoon, got the fork wirebrushed and sanded back. Its not perfect, its built for function. I also chucked it on the bike with the rack to see what it looks like. I plan on fabbing up a little rando rack at some point in the next few weeks too. Please ignore the massive stack, I have no idea if Ill use these bars or where they will sit long term so I just threw it all together.

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    So made a little (very little) progress on this yesterday. Ive had a Tubus Tara kicking around for a while and I always go to sell it, but I cant, because.... I dont know. So I figured I would chuck on some braze ons.
    Its soaking as we speak, if I get some time this afternoon Im going to wire brush it and throw it in the power coater. Then, I think I might have enough parts to throw this together.

    Also, Im looking for a headset, I was going to get an FSA orbit one, as they are fine, but I dont want to pay real money, so if you have one kicking around you dont use and are willing to split with let me know.

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    Ohhh mumma, I wish I was fancy enough to spring for those! Plus, when I bought the wheels I wasnt really sure where I was going with this project- so I didnt want to invest too much.

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    Woopee! That looks great! Good job!.

    That was 3 months ago, I lost steam as the rona picked up, work picked up too, reaching a break neck pace and that stopped me riding anything other than my mtb, and commuting.

    Then, the other day I got a pair of Nitto bullmooses for a song that were destine for this bike. I have a weakness for well made things, and even more so if they are from Japan, so it was a given. But it raised a question I have been pondering for a decent while:
    What the heck am I going to do about gearing? I have a 11-42 xt cassette in my bits bix, with a slx derailleur and shifter, which works nicly, but after riding the south downs on the pearson (46-30 with an 11-34) I sorta want that. But with flat bars. I really liked the idea of getting microshift thumbies but either way I see it, im up for £80, and I cant work out what I want more. I have another set of FSA omega cranks (46-30) but I dont have a cassette, and they are too hard to find currently. Then, I also have to get another derailleur. Maybe I can try 1x with the 11-42, but I really like 2x. Its actually really good in most siduations.

    Any advice would well welcomed. I have no idea where Im going with this project.

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