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Yemble

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Oct 2020

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    Goop is what I'm planning to use. Have already used it for a few things. Very "gel" type consistency and takes a while to dry so let it sit at least a day to set up.

    I'd put a hole and grommet, or cut a wee slot in the side for the cable to exit - depending on where you're running it on the fender.

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    These side loader bottle cages have been great so far. Logo came off in seconds with a solvent. It was the only one on aliexpress that actually supplied a left and a right. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32813470­937.html

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Any idea which of these campy/fulcrum magnetic inserts is suitable for using with a regular brass Sapim nipple? None of them list the dimensions or threading. I originally thought to just clip the end of a spare spoke and use that but I tested the spoke with a neodymium magnet and there was very low attraction - def not enough strength to work through the rim.

    Edit: found it, light bicycle recommend part UT-WH160.

    The type of threaded screw we use is the Campagnolo (model number UT-WH160) nipple insert for nipples with 2mm diameter thread

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    Cool, following this for funs. I did a similar thing recently. 2.05kg 853 frame, enve fork, Force 22 disc group, carbon bars/post/cranks. Hunt gravel wheels and heavy tires. I got 8.7kg bare, 9.1kg rideable with pedals and bottle cages. Wheels and tires are obviously where to start but that only goes so far. 1x makes a difference so you're ahead there. I'm going to switch out the fork for a lighter one but also put a dynamo wheelset on, so I'm not helping things!

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    Ventures on DT rims have been great to me. As always go wide on the tape. Good luck!

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    Tubeless is perfect fodder for internet arguments because of the unpredictable performance across different hardware combos. It's awesome when it works and it has always worked for me but some people have a miserable time, and spending $$$ on tires, sealant, etc and having it fail totally sucks. Don't blame anyone for giving up, or going tubed for x tire size/pressure/whatever.

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    As per my limited experience on the topic, would you mind suggesting if the build is reasonable?

    I hope so, I'm just waiting on rims for a similar build. LB are short on materials or just backed up at the moment. 4 weeks since ordering and the rims still showing in construction. They did email 2 weeks ago advising it would be delayed due to covid bike industry chaos and offered a shipping upgrade. Great communication, I'm not complaining.

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    Gravelthread implodes when gravel becomes the new centrist norm of cycling.

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    Anyone tried installing the SON coax connector onto a B&M flat cable? Seems like it should be possible if the ends are stripped to the right length.

    Other option is to run some coax cable and join it to the stock cable further up, probably directly soldered - putting spade or banana connectors on coax cable sounds even more bodgy than putting coax on flat.

    Edit: found this guide to putting spade connectors on coax, doesn't look too hard actually. Plan B it is.

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    waves from Colorado

    This will be stunning. Good choice on the colors.

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