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Lolo

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Jan 2021

La Seyne/Mer, London, Copenhagen.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Is that Ron Perlman on the right?

  • in Frame Builders
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    If this is correct Merckx's bike at that time was on 265. If that's good enough for cornering when racing, with clearance required for wide pedal and cages, does a rando bike really need a higher BB (I understand it'll be just fine)?

  • in Frame Builders
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    2) Thought about lowering the BB to 270mm high. I don't like pedal strikes, and have the habits of fixed gear pedaling almost constantly, but as this one will be geared and I read that low BB is preferable for bike stability, I thought it could be good to lower it. But I don't want to have it too low either ; so what are the advised BB height for this use? is 270mm coherent? is it really necessary to lower the BB?

    ) Thought about lowering the BB to 270mm high. I don't like pedal strikes, and have the habits of fixed gear pedaling almost constantly, but as this one will be geared and I read that low BB is preferable for bike stability, I thought it could be good to lower it. But I don't want to have it too low either ; so what are the advised BB height for this use? is 270mm coherent? is it really necessary to lower the BB?

    I've done a bit of reading on the subject. A low BB certainly gives a more planted feel and interestingly it seems that a lot of custom bikes have a bigger BB drop than OTP. Some (most?) of it might be more psychological than pure physics, but for example a modern US geo CX bike feels more stable than an old school euro one.
    270mm is a bit high for a rando bike IMHO, with no benefits, but if that's what you prefer go for it. Or, as always, let the builder do its job.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Pointless discussions tend to thrive in the gravel thread...

    I have replied to you in the other thread however.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You missed an opportunity to create a "DYI with Dov" monetised channel.

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    I hope not, he's pro guns and promotes Paul Klampers.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Anyone commenting on stem length should provide hard evidence of proper length* on their own road bikes. And correct bar angle.

    *130 minimum

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    "intolerance"

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Shipping included? If so dibs pending pics, thanks.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Chris King R45 10SP hubs Pink built to DT Swiss rims (caliper) Hubs
    serviced and built up two years ago, rims still super straight, plenty
    of brake surface. w/ Continental GP5000 700x25c tiresFront and rear
    250 euros

    Where are you located?

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