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motoko

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Aug 2021

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  • in Current Projects
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    Is it worth taking a decent quality scan of the decals as they're flat on the paper so that if in the future they can't be sourced from CK, repos could be made?

    I did this for the last set of Bridgestone Decals I'd managed to get from Grand Bois in Japan at a similar cost

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The silver one is a spacer for 10sp cassetes.

    The rubber is probably a seal for the freehub body to stop dirt getting into the hub body and bearings, I'd suggest that goes back on.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    DT Swiss hubs are weird. They label their hubs opposite front and back.

    Fixable with rim brake fronts, by just turning it around, but not on disc hubs. One can always peel and reaffix the stickers I guess.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I remember having one of these. Good memories :) Sadly this is too small and too expensive to scratch that itch again. Plus front tyre clearance required 21mm tyres

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My experience with a delux and an igaro D2 is that there is insufficient voltage to charge directly a wahoo bolt... Igaro suggested I should be using the 28 saying that I'd only get 2/3 the power with a delux

  • in Frame Builders
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    Interested in the GOAT. will PM

  • in Glasgow
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    Given there is no decent powder-coater for bikes in Aberdeen, a lot of folks up here go down to Hendersons. They know which parts to mask etc.

    They do wet paint also for a very reasonable price.

  • in Glasgow
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    Not Glasgow, but if you're willing to drive / train over to Edinburgh Henderson's Metal Finishing is very good. A lot of experience with bikes, good prices, good service and can get the paint or powder in the finish you like.

    My friend had her fixed gear done in a copper type sparkle finish.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Sounds like a real mixed bag of reasons from sickness, mechanical, lack of enjoyment or lack of progress.

    I'm not sure how many people packed due to not making intermediate control timings. I know orgs can be quick flexible with these if you make the finish. Given how the quickly a lot of folks went from the start I think most of the DNFs were actually riders ahead of us within the first night and day.

  • in Rides & Races
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    We road with Julian on the outbound leg through the Black Downs before he cracked on ahead. He was riding really well and was about the 3rd finisher I believe. Within the first 100km his front brake caliper's spring broke and it wouldn't release off the rim, so he had to rig up some rubber bands to get it working again.

    It was good to meet you briefly in the first 5km before you went to chase down Jas and the fast riders. Well done! I had a similar experience where I constantly felt like we were last on the road and had to speed up to catch up with phantom riders ahead, only to then get passed by said phantom riders who were in fact behind as they'd had later starts from the sleep stops.

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