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Momentum

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Sep 2020

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    What kind of mountain experience do you have? I scrambled and ran the Snowden horseshoe a while ago - fantastic short day out and will avoid most of the crowds so you can go your own speed. But it’s exposed and quite long - I did it while pretty fit and climbing a lot.

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    Such a gorgeous bike - nice to see it on Radavist

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    I love old cantis, I've got some antique ones coming in the post, don't know if I can make them work efficiently (I now have a massive steep hill on my commute).

    I’ve never managed to get cantis working to the level that I’d like, so I have a disc up front on my all rounder bike with a canti on the back. That said, fitting some Kool Stop salmon pads made a big difference so they might be worth trying.

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    Fair point. Lots of the watches I wanted to buy a few years ago are now totally out of reach, but no idea if that will keep going. So I agree that it’s best is to focus on buying what you enjoy. And definitely think modern Tudors won’t make good investments, even though I own one!

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    I wouldn't recommend buying any Tudor as an investment that wasn't either an extremely good example of an MN snowflake sub, or one of the Only Watch piece uniques.

    TBH I wouldn't buy any watch as an investment and I don't think many people would recommend doing so.

    I agree with your overall point on watches as investments, but all the Tudor subs have seen big increases over the last five years or so, not just the MN snowflakes. Same for Big Blocks. Not sure that will continue given the economic situation we are in, but as for all vintage watches there is a limited supply, so if demand continues to stay strong then prices will only go one way.

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    Any particular reason to not use a V brake on the front? Better braking and lower profile - double win!

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    but definitely quite harsh with 130psi tubs

    Not surprised! Any reason to run such high pressures? If you dropped to eg 80psi it would probably make a bigger difference than changing the seatpost. Plus lower pressures are faster apparently.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Do you know how old it is? Most Bob Jacksons with those capped seat stays have the BJ engraving on the cap. My Vigorelli is from 2004 and has the engraving so I guess yours would be a fair bit older than that. That would explain the differences.

    Looks like a more classic track geometry (steeper angles and tighter clearances) whereas the Vigorelli has more of a track/road mix. I’m sure BJ could do a custom frame with that geometry if you wanted.

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    Cool project but $5k for a G Shock with an ETA 2824 in seems very steep. Not loving the finishing on the hands or dial either TBH

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