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tjmw

Member since Sep 2020 • Last active Dec 2022
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  • in Miscellany
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    Freecycle Samsung TV. I don't know much about TVs, my folks gave me this when it was surplus to requirements. It's at least 10 years old I think, but fully working. It says HD ready on it. It doesn't have a built in receiver so you need to plug something into it for TV etc. Lots of ports on the back including HDMI. Includes remote. Collection in Archway, N19. Thanks!

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Thanks for this. I've been trying to convince myself it'd fit me but I think it is just a touch too small. Rad bike, surprised it hasn't gone yet!

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    Pretty sure this is slightly too small for me, but could I ask what’s the measurement from centre of BB to top of saddle in these pics?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Haha thanks, good to know there are advantages!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks for the input all. Sounds like I’d need a new RD, but potentially could get away with that plus GRX shifters being the only new components (keeping the Deore callipers).

    If I used a 2x left STI in a 1x setup would that be weird with the shifting not attached to anything? Would the levers just be flapping about sideways?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Oh interesting thanks. 10 speed GRX no good with the Deore callipers?

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    Thanks for this.

    But no hydros AFAIK.

    Yeah that checks out with my so-far-unsuccessful search. I could've sworn I'd seen 10 speed apex but must be wrong.

    It looks like Shimano road levers would work with these Deore callipers. So maybe that's the best route and I'd have to source a Shimano RD.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I built up a 1x10 flat bar gravel bike using parts-bin components, but I’m not really enjoying flat bars and am missing the comfort/different positions possible with drops. So I’d like to switch to drops but am struggling to figure what I can keep from the existing build and hopefully not spend too much ££ switching over. Right now it’s got cheapo 10 speed Sram MTB derailleur and shifter. Shimano 1x chainring and Deore hydraulic brake levers and callipers.

    Could I keep the Deore callipers and switch the flat bar levers to Shimano STIs? I don’t really know what I’m doing with hydraulics so probs a job for my LBS. Would Shimano 10 speed STI be compatible with the Sram 10 speed MTB derailleur?

    Or would I be better off sourcing Sram drop bar STIs and callipers? This is the route I’ve gone down so far but having a hard time finding much second hand.

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    Thanks for the info, looks rad. Glad you got it sold in the end, if nothing else it means I can stop thinking about buying it!

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