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motoko

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Nov 2021

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    It is usually about a month before the previous seasons results get locked down and the currennt season goes live.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Did anyone happen to pick up one of those di2 triple FD when they were getting flogged cheaply? My friend and I are looking to setup our tandem with di2 and were hoping to get hold of one of these.

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    I have an alfine 11 on my Surly disc trucker commuter/tourer and it has been fine for a number of years. It does occasionally slip under high torque. Getting the indexing just right takes some practice. Shifting is solid though. I run mine in vertical dropouts with the 2 jockeywheel chain tensioner.

    Annually I do a service on it using the Rolholff service fluids (detergent and oil).

    I can agree with #6 and #8 especially...

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    the quality is getting worse/inconsistent

    Totally agree. I was wearing my 2012 Winter Jacket last weekend and thinking what a quality piece of kit it is and how well it holds up year after year.

    It is probably less that the quality is bad it is more that the garments are just less durable than historically.

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    Dynam-snaps always come across as rather bulky compared to a pair of spades on the hub or a set of bullet connectors inline.

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    The beauty of the M1 is that you don't necessarily need to go to the fork crown, you can mount to two fixed points on the fork.

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    You could probably use the M1 Rack from Nitto / Riv. One set of stays to the mid eyelet and one to the fork dropout eyelets with the extra long stays that are offered.

    Fresh Tripe just got stock of them this week:
    https://freshtripe.co.uk/nitto-m1-p-fronĀ­t-rack/

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    Will you be running a front rack?

    I noticed in the last photo that the front of the front mudguard is quite extended from the fork crown. You might want to consider an additional stay to help brace this from flopping about like a diving board. This could mount to the mid fork eyelets. If you have a rack perhaps its one with a mudguard mountint eyelet at the front.

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    While I'm moaning I may as well chuck this in! My experience, from one extremely wet night, is that having a reflective over your waterproof buggers the waterproofness of your jacket by holding a layer of water right on its surface.

    Totally agree with this. My PBP gilet is a bit of a nightmare in damp conditions as it holds a lot of water. I've reverted to either using my RCC reflective gilet or if wet the harness type.

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