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EliasV

Member since Jan 2021 • Last active Dec 2022
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    Oh man that worked like a charm! I thought I'd drilled through it, but the leftover threaded insert just came out. Thanks

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    The back has some sort of a cap that's not part of the threaded insert

    I could drill through all of that I guess

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    I bought a second hand derailleur and I now see that the barrel adjuster is missing. Moreover, I think the barrel adjuster actually broke off.
    Any suggestions on how to get that crap out?

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    Me and a friend of mine, somewhere in the Ard├Ęche, this summer, at sunrise.

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    Can't wait to subscribe

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    Thank you all for the feedback.

    I think I fixed the BDHU now. Also, cut the stem as you can see. I have looked for a compression sleeve on the internet but couldn't find one for a 1-inch steerer. I guess I could fabricate or 3Dprint something but for now, I reused the starnut that came with the fork when I bought it second hand. I'm not that worried about cracking it. If worst comes to worst, I'll get a straight blade steel fork.

    About the aesthetically pleasing cranks; yes, I do agree to a certain extent. They are a little too fat and contrast the slim tubes of the frame. I looked around my parts bin (or maybe rather 'trash bin') and found some old (worn out) chainrings. I kind of like the look of both of them. The thing is that I'd like to get a 50 tooth, and I don't have easy access to a DA7800 50T chainring. Black chainrings could also look interesting indeed. I don't have any 130BCD black chainrings to test that though (maybe I could spray paint one of my spare chainrings).

    The stem is 80mm. I don't think I'd enjoy riding a 100mm stem. I had a 53 cm frame before with a 90mm stem and I felt like I had to reach way too far. This is a 51cm frame (measured seat tube-headtube). I do agree that It would probably look better, yes.

    Related to that is a more compact handlebar. Here I have yet some more challenges. This is a Deda Piega and when I measure its dimensions, it has 80mm reach and 130mm drop. I don't really know of many handlebars that are smaller than that. I guess that Nitto probably makes some 70mm/125mm handlebars...
    I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for 48 or 49 cm frames so that I can have a normal length stem. I really hate the fact that I'm so short haha.

    The seat post looks chonky, yes. I'd like to buy a seat post with 0mm of setback in the future.

    Another idea I had is to get a silver stem, seat post and handlebars, and to change the bar tape to a light colour. The reason I'm reluctant to change thatbecause like this, I feel like the black paint around the headtube and the black forks really make a black cockpit an obvious choice. A glossy black stem is another idea.

    AAAALSO; I'd love some 50mm carbon rims because these rims are the cheapest Shimano ones I picked up second hand, again. I don't want to spend crazy money on bikes but I'd still like to enjoy them to the maximum, that's why basically all of the parts on this bike are second hand (apart from the headset, BB, cables and cable stoppers, seat post and stem). Carbon rims are sadly heckin' expensive

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    Roast me, please. I feel like something is off on my build. Don't entirely like the look of it. I guess cutting the steerer will be an improvement. On that note, where do you all reckon I can find a steerer star nut thingy. I've been looking around on the internet but couldn't really find anything.
    I really really liked that Colnage that @Flandria posted recently. This just looks silly in comparison.
    Another thing I don't really like about my bike, a small 51cm frame, is that the handlebars feel like they almost hit the tyres so to speak. It's inherent to the bike, but I dislike it.
    Maybe the cranks are too fat? Maybe it's the mismatch between Shimano and Sram?
    (I love riding it though)

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    What chainrings are that? I have Dura Ace cranks and am looking for a replacement. I guess these look similar to Stronglite CT2's (the ones I was potentially going to buy).

    I'm loving the look though

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    Jezus man, that looks nice. Do you have your own thread? You made this bike yourself, didn't you?

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    Yooo that front light mount is siiick

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