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Maj

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Sep 2020
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    final update before it gets finished,

    brake adapter should arrive today and there is no pb to spoil the party this time.

    Also decided to go ahead and get a nitto M18 to attach my spare wald and the looming wizard works basket bag order (arrives next week?? who knows)

    it's a lot smaller than i expected, quite cute. I think the p-clips add a lot, at least that's how i'm justifying not getting fork mounts brazed

    @ZenithE now that does sound tempting....would i need yellow bar tape to match :thonking:

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    4 years to post out a bike, not sure what hearing the other side of the story would be

    "sorry i've been locked in the isen gulag and have escaped, will post monday"

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    spent the morning putting on the rd, learning how to switch cassettes (not paying the bike person is new to me) and tweaking the hoods up to get a nicer elbow bend.

    The brake bracket was to arrive this afternoon, and it did! but the delivery driver informed me the peanut butter i had ordered with it exploded in transit. had to reject it so hopefully they send me another in the week?

    You see the bracket was £2.50, so to make minimum next day shipping spend i saw wiggle sold pip and nut pb, with discount it was £5 a tube, i put 3 in the basket and my housemate ordered some bar tape feeling rather jammy, alas.

    i think it's for the best because if it did arrive i'd have to start thinking about putting these cables on and honestly it feels me with dred, it's simply threading and cutting but it's hardly the "lego like satisfaction" of bolting it all together.

    i'm really happy with how it's looking so far tbh, overwhelmed by the response on here and from friends, when i was planning it my head and telling people before hand it was unanimous grimaces and "yellow???" but i'm glad i went through with it. I was worried it would be too small but with raising the hoods it feels pretty good in a balanced position, will it be another story on the road? who knows.

    in lieu of finishing the bike i put the seat charm on in preparation

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    need to next day an is adapter for the rear but really happy so far, think i will add the blue cable then see how i feel about the "technium " TT decal

    sat on it briefly, seems to fit, didn't expect such a large drop tbh, guess the headset takes up a little of the steerer,

    first time putting a bb and headset in and it was a bit nerve racking, sure if someone with mechanic skills saw they'd be horrified, probably if covid wasn't on i would have got the bb shell faced, but hey ho, cranks move.

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    yeah! think it's 80 if you want two colours, or if you want a specific colour they don't have in stock.

    @fizzy.bleach from this one experience yeah, for £50 I can't fault it, the only prep i done was remove all the bolts/ bits and leave a note in the seat tube specifying what i'd like masked etc, whether they read it or thought i was a dick for telling them how to do their job i don't know, but all came back as i specced. they seem to have bikes featured often on their pages.

    @alialias has apparently used them too when they were at their old location and has had mixed results, but didn't leave a note in the seat tube :thonking:

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    funny you should say, first think i did was check they fit (43x700) and well, much like the tyre colours it's definitely marmite!

    @oheyitsdrew think you dodged a bullet, even on 700c it's pretty low, next to my cad it looks like a childs bike without the touch points on

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    thanks people!

    as for turn around i gave it to them late Monday afternoon, got it back end of business Thursday the week after, I had it picked up and delivered, it was ready for collection on the Wednesday/ Tuesday.

    pretty good in my book considering it was a relatively tiny order and the plague is on!

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    Back from the powder coater

    Decals on

    Would recommend cyclone to anyone, was £50 and everything got masked, gave it back bubble wrapped and spotless

    I’m actually made up, was worried for a second but looks unreal for £50 and £10 decals

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