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Yemble

Member since Dec 2008 • Last active Jan 2023

For my sins.. stuck in the US until 2027, then heading back to UK.

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    I do like my FM - front basket with an olive shopping bag, cheap dyno lights with colored hook-up wiring caulked to the frame, low gearing, straps, big stem stack and a bell. Kinda wish it had a disc fork for more wheel choice though (where is brakeless on the gender/sexuality spectrum..)

    2023, trying to find a way to move across country where the weather and riding are better.

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    Gosh. Could you put a dab of white out on the spacer nubs and just touch em to to stem to mark?

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    Hah, it would indeed. Intuitively I reckon if the surfaces were roughed up a little, it would not rotate given the clamping pressure for road use, but that's just a total guess, not to mention bodgey.

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    Mystery solved. @scarlet send them that photo of the underside. I would not remove the nubs from the spacer, the stem is supposed to index with it to keep alignment. I mentioned this to a friend with a similar no-name one-piece/aero bar setup and they confirmed that, assumed it was standard.

    If no joy from SP, filing off the nubs, then roughing up the two surfaces before assembly would probably be 99% as good IMO.

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    Huh. Googling the frame has lots of examples and all most have the top spacer siting flush with the stem like there are no nubs on the top side. There are no matching holes underneath the stem, right?

    Does #2 fit on top, giving a round 1 1/8th surface for the stem? I suppose it'd need some holes for the cables/hoses to enter the stack.

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    Ooh great color, looks like a coppery red.

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    For the foreseeable; I'll post here if it's moving or anything.

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    OK give this a spin: https://routecheck.y3m.net/

    I disabled the ridewithgps login and the strava heat maps that no longer work but the rest seems good. You can still upload a GPX file if you want, and the one-click streetview works as well as the OSM gravel highlighting.

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    I did a 70mi ride with a mate on his Cutthroat once, 1x with rigid fork and gravel wheels. He kept up fine but it definitely tilts toward the off road side. On the other hand you can run really big tires on it if you want.

    Ribble CGR SL "45mm tyres for 700c wheels (40mm with mudguards) or 47mm for 650b"?

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