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Cupcakes

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Jun 2021

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    1 1/8 straight blade carbon rim brake forks

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    What do your insurers say?

    What do the upstairs neighbors say?
    Having pondered this a bit I am inclined to agree with @TW and @hoefla that upstairs should pay, but I did some googling (sound the armchair "expert" klaxon) and read that the neighbor would need to be proven negligent to be responsible.

    Worth checking what your insurance documents say.

    Hope it gets sorted one way or the other.

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    Sounds annoying! I'd expect, rightly or wrongly, to cover the damage in my own flat with my own money (or insurance)

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    Superb!

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    You can get trp/tektro and velo orange calipers that will take 28 with guards easily, and work great. For a tourer I'd do that, rathe than limit myself to 25.

    Also if it were mine I'd use modern brake hoods for comfort and aesthetics, even if using a quill stem. And I agree about downtube shifters. Of course, it's not my build, so you do you!

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    Expect a good structural engineer to write to you explaining what they will do for the fee, and their hourly rates for dealing with things additional to their scope. Same goes for any consultant actually. It's in all their interest and yours to be rigorous about defining what they will and won't do.

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    Have a go at achieving chain tension with rockers and see how you find it. Personally I find it really difficult and annoying. I'd favour the paragon breezer style sliders with built-in tensioners (I've not used them but they look better). Either way if you go paragon, replace the standard bolts with cap head versions that are driven by a 6mm Allen key or a torx, as the ones paragon supply as standard, dome headed and driven by a 5mm allen, can round out within the recommended torque range (so says my experience and also according to paragons documentation).

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    Looks good :)

    I didn't realise that a 700*40 Nano would fit in the back of the V3 pomp frame. Is it pretty snug?

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    Ah, gotcha. Yeah as someone else already said the exception I know of is supernova lights where the rear wouldn't be compatible with the edelux front.

    Something to consider is whether it's worth doing a charging setup, or if a battery powerbank would do the trick. That's what I opted for and should be fine for shorter trips.

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    Edelux front light

    Is very good. Be aware that you can't mount the standard model upside down (there is a specific model for inverted mounting)

    my sense is that the rear doesn't matter too much

    Doesn't matter in what way? Obviously it has to be compatible with the front light. It's also useful to be visible to vehicles. SON's rear lights look nice, have a variety of mounting options, are compact and would work with the Edelux front light. An alternative that is cheaper and will be compatible as far as I know is the Busch & Muller Secula.

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