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mcJ78

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Oct 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The Wiggle / CRC Lifeline one bears a striking resemblance to the 2.2 for £90 - not sure what it's like in the flesh, have used the 2.2 before & it's nice - I'm kinda in the same boat, don't want to spend a fortune on one but don't want something that's going to annoy me every time I use it...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Looks quite purposeful that - I have seen similar DIY efforts knocked up using aluminium extrusion, ignoring the gauges you could do something similar for not much cash if you worked out exactly what you need re. fixings and got hands on... I have had similar thoughts & never got round to doing it so I can see the appeal in just buying one

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    There's a shop owner in Stirling that was fed up with removing stuck posts & built a fantastic rig for the job - it's compulsive viewing

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CErZW5Kni7O/­?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

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    Dunno if i've missed it, but what frame is that?

    Have a strange inclination to put together a fixed/ss build that will take big tyres - that looks spot on with the disc up front

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Been meaning to try those too - next time PX have a sale on i'll pick up a couple, the 30c might work for me actually. They're not outrageously expensive at rrp but knowing they'll probably drop to half price before I get them fitted is annoying (Dear PX - please just pick an intermediate price on all your stuff & stick with it...)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That's what I was wondering - liked the older Rubino Pro & was hoping the G+ version would be the same but a bit tougher

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Good shout - had forgotten about those!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    On the lookout for 28c tyres for the commuter - Merlin have Vittoria Rubino Pro G+ Isotech & Schwalbe One Addix Performance for £17/18 - or should I choose something else entirely?

    Route is a mix of well maintained cyclepath / main roads, nothing too grim but current tyres (Clement Strada LGG) are cut to shreds - front and back - despite the roads not being too shabby and the tread not looking that knackered, gonna replace them before the weather turn properly to shit & I end up at the side of the road in the dark, in the rain, freezing & wishing i'd replaced them sooner.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Rims are £17 on sale from wiggle / hubs were £60 from some Chinese seller on eBay / spokes & nipples were about £20 from cyclebasket - 24 hole f&r but should be fine for general road use by an 11(ahem) stone weakling like me.

    Done this a few times - build them to a stage where they're as round / tight as I can do by eye in the frame then drop them into someone who actually knows what they're doing & has proper tools for the final tweaks to get them perfect - most of the time they're very nearly there

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Just put these together & pretty pleased with the result - Prime rims from wiggle / novatec 791/2 centrelock hubs / ACI spokes & black brass nipples - came out just over 1600g for £115 all in - with some badly needed new tyres it'll shave over half a kilo off the commuting wheelset. Have stuck the wheels into the lbs for some final tweaks & the thumbs up from an actual mechanic then we're good to go, really need to buy a truing stand...

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