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damitamit

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Feb 2020
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    I thought about that yday... They don't feel like stickers so probably not

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    I got these last week for £140, with code Road50. https://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/e­lement-roadlite-v6-wheelset-uk-made-hubs­.htm

    Seem pretty decent. Their own (not light) hubs, sapim race spokes and rebadged Kinlin TL23s. Even if the build is shit, the parts are worth it for the price.

    A 1.9 gravelking Sk popped on the rim easy with a track pump last night. 2 layers of tesa tape.

    (I've had their 700c disc wheelset for a couple months now and had no issues)

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    Thanks @croft !

    I've just gotta remind myself not to trackstand at the lights.

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    Should work now...

    Unfortunately not, I've never actually used the VO bag. I bought it because of the decaleur system but the VO rack didnt fit the fork/stem. It sort of fit on the Nitto rack but not very securely so decided it was no point trying to bodge such an expensive bag. It is very nice thou... How do you use yours?

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    It was custom geometry specced by @yetidamo, implemented by DemonFrameworks to achieve (amongst other things) the right stack/reach for his t-rex arms as he puts it! Hence, as you say the front is tight.

    To me, this has meant a fair amount of toe overlap (which I don't mind) and odd brake caliper/guard clearance on the front which I've had to work around. All quirks of a custom, 2nd hand bike! :)

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    Got a couple of punctures over the winter on the Michelin Pro4 Endurance V2 tyres 25c (i think they'd been used a fair bit on my previous build) so went bigger and tubeless on Saturday. I like the idea of tubeless road in the winter.

    Panaracer Gravelking slicks 32c, black sidewalls. Went up easy on the Pacenti SL23 v2 rims with one layer of Tesa tape. Needed sealant (Caffelatex) to stop the slow air leaks around the rim bead. Running them at 60psi for winter club run duties.

    Happy with the result. Went from 25c to 32c, tubes to tubeless+sealant and had a net 120g saving across both wheels!

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    Decided I needed to go back to a shorter stem so put on a 100mm Thomson X2 last month. Not as tidy as the Kalloy but gave more room on the steerer to fit the cable guide for the front brake and the gloss finish matches the frame well. Also -10 looks better.

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    Arundel cages went on and work/look great.

    Pauls Racer Medium went on a while ago and gives more guard clearance on the front. Also looks cool and is quite powerful.

    The VO rack was a non-starter. The front end geometry and stem position doesn't play well with the decaleur. This is a shame as I thought the whole Road Runner x VO rando bag would be super cool. Not going to have much use for them so probably going to sell them on.

    Ended up getting a Nitto M18, which fit well after a bit of fiddling but took it off in the end as I wasn't using a bag on it much or doing any super long rides.

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