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pop.zr

Member since Aug 2019 • Last active May 2021
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  • in Classifieds
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    Huge thanks to @190-215GPa for being such a honest seller. He made sure that I'm not at loss, even though that meant that he was. A top bloke and a pleasure to deal with. I made a small forum donation to even things out at least a little bit.

    Cheers to this wonderful community, from Serbia.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I just bought this used Thomson Elite seatpost cheaply, but I noticed a horizontal scratch/gouge, about 15mm long, prominent under a fingernail. Could this present a problem in the future and instigate a crack or a failure at that point? I planned on using it in a frame where the seatpost collar would be directly over the scratch, clamping on that area. I could also probably put it to use on another frame, where the clamp would be well below the scratch. Not sure whether it would make any difference. The scratch placed at the front of the seatpost and slightly to the right, if that even matters, considering it is a inline seatpost, where all the difference is the logo orientation. Cheers all.

  • in Current Projects
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    Current version of my Russian steel machine.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks mate. Glad to hear a first hand experience about this. That's exactly what I was suspecting.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cheers, mate! Thanks for the useful info. I won't risk it with the 28's then, it's probably for the best.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Here's the clearance I have with 25mm GP4000SII in the front. There's enough room in the back.

    If the new-gen Veloflex uses the same sizing standard as the old-gen, 25mm would get me much smaller tire than I would want. (Considerably smaller than this one pictured).

    Ideally, 28mm Corsa Evo would be the same as 25mm GP4000SII, or a tiny bit taller, since I'd be comfortable with even a bit tighter clearance than pictured.

    In case they changed their sizing standard from the time they produced the Master 25, I could end up with too big of a tire that I can't fit in the front, if opting for the 28mm. Maybe someone had experience with both old and new generation of Veloflex. I believe the old Master 25 measures 66mm of width, unmounted and laid flat, from end to end.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    How do these new Veloflex clinchers (Corsa Evo) compare to the old ones (specifically Master), in terms of size?

    I found that the 25mm Masters were much smaller compared to the Conti GP4000SII of the same declared size, and I had a lot of room to spare.

    So if the 25 mm GP4000SII were spot on, with 1-2 mm of room to spare, would I be safe getting the 28 mm Veloflex Corsa Evo? I don't want to get a 25mm one and end up with realistically the same 23 mm tire again.

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