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bujalarab

Member since May 2020 • Last active Jun 2020
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    I think my point is I would like a mid range as it would give me a good balance between quality and price. With a low end I would be a bit worried of not getting me home while the boutique ones might be too expensive.

    About hoarding I guss is a good point.

    @MTB-Idle. Point taken. English not quite my 1st language.

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    About the ball bearing. Having the curiosity of looking in more details at a BB I got replaced a year ago I had a thought of using at one point a cup and cone BB for the reasons you mentioned as it is closer to my philosphy of trying to mend things and minimal full replacement.

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    :)) I might be wrong. How was it called? Something with gain at the end.

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    Initially when I noticed them for the 1st time a few years back I thought that might be something to do with getting high.

    You might be right, but I ussually see them on the road as some one stoped and mended on the spot. Not a forensinc but seem they were dropped from a low height as they are not widely scattered(too much explanation).

    I would guess if it were kids fooling around they would be a bit more secluded I guess. Also encounterd them on lanes too.

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    Finding empty CO2 cartriges droped on the roads. Ussualy 2/3 together.

    If you carried them full up to there pretty sure won't be such a great hussle to drop it in a bin or home for recycling if worried its going to screw your times!

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    Didn,t know too much about boost untill today. That will be pretty crazy together with Trasher's thought. :)

    I use my bike more for adverture/comute/touring. Not into racing or trying to beat my times, but more of exploring and discovering the surounding and seeing new stuff off the beatten path.

    @Pifko 130mm QRs are easily available for you at a decent quality? Meaning to be able to deal with the odd pothole or curb with out damaging it completly?

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    The other day I was looking for some new spares at decent prices, mid range. In general at shimano hubs.
    The research got me a bit thinking, as it seemed that it becomes more difficult to find hubs with QR/6 bolt disks to fit the 100/135mm standards. Looking at through axels I struggled to find decent hubs to fit in those dimensions to use them with adaptors. This made me wonder if a perfectly good, 4 years old, steel frame, for which you take care, might be obsolete in a year time because of that?

    Personally I am not a fan of 2nd hand stuff when it come to wear prone moving parts and I am a bit worried due of the aspect highlighted above.

    What is your take on this? Are you stocking on parts to run your bikes for as long as possible?

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    Aware of the drop. If I remember right I think I would lose up to 15mm. But I would be more incline towards the 47 rather than 44, especially as I fancy the Venture from WTB.

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    Hi Technics,

    On what CdF model you managed to mouns the 650bx47? What kind of clearing do you get?
    I have mesured my CdF 20 2016 XL at the narrowest area between the chain stays(about where the tire would fit) and it only has 50mm. Was a bit disapointed as I was after the WTB 47s also. I am not sure how much improvement would be from a 700x35 to a 650x44 in terms of comfort on rougher routes and I am hesitaying about them.

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