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Momentum

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active May 2022

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    I know what you mean. I have done so many different things on my crosscheck and had a lot of adventures over the 15 years I've owned it. But I still don't love it which I find a little surprising. I see it as a bit like a Swiss army knife. Admirable versatility and engineering at a sensible price, but doesn't get the heart fluttering! Maybe one day I'll buy something similar but more lively, but the cross check is now a brilliant commuter bike so doubt I'll ever get rid of it

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    Just to add to the chorus, WR rims are the way to go. I recently got a set with 46mm on the front and 55mm at the back for the aero gainz and inspired by the Enve all road wheelset. 30mm Schwalbe One size up at 33mm on them. Lovely wheels!

    Btw I'd recommend the satin finish - nice halfway house between matt and gloss

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not sure about the measurements, but the Albion bib shorts are decently long for my lanky legs (as well as being generally super nice)

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    I've just got some new wheels with DT350 hubs. Standard 18T ratchet. They're much quieter than the DT370 pawl hubs on the old wheelset - I basically can't hear them when I'm on the bike.

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    I've never used an oval chainring but I don't think there is any difference in chain tension - half the teeth on the chainring are engaged with the chain at a time whether the chainring is oval or round.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Brixton cycles did am assessment for me after a similar crash and written off bike. That was a pretty long time ago, but sure they'd be happy to help as it's a great shop

  • in Current Projects
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    Love them all, but that Saeco transformation photo set is particularly cool. Looks so nice after the changes!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Think you'd have loads of options from bikes in the gravel thread, although guess budget will be a factor. Could check out Surly Straggler, new Singular Peregrine (not sure when it comes out) etc. Maybe an older hardtail MTB if it will only ever have flat bars?

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    That will look ace with the changes you are planning. On One is good for various funky bars at good prices.

    And some Koolstop pads will make a massive difference to the braking for not much money. Or get V brakes and levers, but obviously not so budget friendly

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