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Greasy_Paws

Member since Jun 2007 • Last active Jan 2021
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    In addition to that article, you can also check this:

    Transmission Compatibility Datasheet

    An open Google docs with loads of information if you are planning to do some gearing experiments.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Nope. That's a Finna Landscape frame bag customised with some Surly patches. It fits very well, indeed, but quality is relatively poor; after less than one year the fabric is starting to rip at the top from pulling zipper with the bag slightly over-stuffed. Fortunately I purchased it quite cheap but would not recommend, even less at RRP.

    Looking now for a replacement. I haven't found so far any good quality, off the peg framebags with a close fit for the Krampus so most probably will go custom and order this model from Kasy Bags with upper roll top closure.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Couple of pics of my Surly Krampus frameset purchased March last year: certainly it isn't the livelier frame I have ridden but good enough for its intended use. First pic in current setup for winter one-day rides with riser bars, second pic full bike-packing mode with Jones Loops handlebar. So far happy with it and looking forward to do more trips next year.

    Surly2 - 1

    Surly1 - 1

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Not many options available as you need short-pull brake levers.

    Shimano offers some flat brake levers for its low end road groupsets like Sora and Claris. The R550 that @Lolo recommends are best option without breaking the bank.

    If looking for something fancier (and much more expensive), then it's Paul Comps Love levers .

    On any case I will advise installation with good compression-less housing if you don't want to end up wit a terrible spongy feeling on the levers and little braking power.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think the insert is B4010 for this type of dropouts. Two different finishes black anodised or silver.

    https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/dr40­10-rohloff-iso-mount-for-10-mm-skewer-26­18.html

    However double check either with Soma or Paragon Machine Works before you buy. Perhaps try to see if you can source it directly from UK supplier like Ceeway.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You can fit that 29er wheelset but the supplied tyre 29x2.36" (60-622) is too wide for the Wolverine.

    From my experience it's possible to fit up to 29x2.00" (50-622) without having to move the inserts to the rear of the dropout which is not recommended by the manufacturer as putting too much stress on the dropout area. I have found that 29x2.00" provides enough mud-clearance (not so much if using front derailleur) and the insert is just in the middle position of the dropout.

    If you want to use a Rohloff hub I will also advise to get the Rohloff-specific left insert from Paragon Machine Works.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For wheels I have bought standard S hooks (steel) and then twisted one end 90 degrees while holding the other end on the vise. If you want to prevent scratches on the wheel, it's not bad idea to buy some clear plastic flexible tubing of appropriate diameter and slid it on end of the S hook where you are hanging the wheel. Haven't got any pics now but you get the idea.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Range of movement is the same as this is defined by the H and L stop screws. The cage is the main difference as I understand it; the inner plate (The one that pushes the chain from the smaller to the bigger ring) goes a bit lower than standard road FD, it's shorter for less flex and has slightly minor radius for smaller inner chain ring.

    However, try first with your current FD as it'll probably work. Shimano indicates max tooth capacity of 14T for their FD but you may get along with bigger 16T gap.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    IRD (Interlock Racing Design) has a sub-compact braze on front derailleur

    https://www.interlocracing.com/shop/prod­uct/60110-ird-front-derailleur-sub-c-bra­ze-on-2351?search=derailleur

    I have used it with a VO Grand Cru crankset with similar chainring combo 46/30. The FD cage is quite stiff and up-shifting is fine considering the huge gap of 16T between chainrings.

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