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damitamit

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Jun 2019
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    Just happened to be in the Santa Cruz showroom in Santa Cruz the day they launched that so had a touch (unfortunately the demo fleet wasn't ready). Looks amazing in the flesh!

    Even has mudguard mounts, which surprised me.

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    3 people have said this now (one IRL), so they're coming off...

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    Thanks. As all black rims always look better, I have contemplated putting these on for some more spirited riding...

    farsports 30mm/Hope rs mono/Open corsa cx

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    Am also thinking this bike needs a top tube frame pump (ideally colour matched to the frame). Any suggestions on a pump?

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    Thanks @yetidamo! Glad I created my own interpretation of it but your silver themed build was equally good.

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    A black Nelson for this trip but my goto audax bag is a faded green Barley which I was thinking might match the frame well.

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    Took it on a little trip on the Eurostar to Amsterdam and rode home over the last couple of days (via the hook of holland ferry). It pissed it down near Mersea yesterday and the mudguards worked great. First time I've used proper metal fenders and I'm very pleased, no rattling at all and great coverage.

    Near the tulip fields south of amsterdam...

    Rear bag is a Carradice Nelson Long flap on a Bagman sport. Front bag is a Road Runner Burrito Supreme. The burrito is new to me and was really handy to have access to stuff up front. Worked well.

    And a obligatory touring-bike-on-a-ferry shot

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    Went with the 45mm Velo Orange hammered guards. The brake clearance on the front fork is odd (i think due to the positioning of the bolt hole on the fork crown or the fork length) so it was hard to get a good 'fender line' and no rubbing when I first started installing them with the Shimano BR650 long drop caliper. Ended up trying an old Sram Force 10 speed caliper brake which actually seemed to have a better shape for mudguards clearance. The brake blocks were actually sitting at the top of the long drop Shimano caliper so pad placement wasn't an issue.

    After that they went on a bit easier. I had some Sheldon fender nuts in the drawer so used these to make installation neater and also used leather washers at all the frame contact points...

    Stays trimmed and a Raw flap installed on the rear guard, they were sorted and ready for a short credit card tour.

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    Fitted the new seatpost and the mudguards last week...

    Happy with the new post and the guards are pretty good (but not perfect). It was a lengthy process to get them fitted and working right! More to follow...

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