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.gaz.

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Mar 2021

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    Ah good choice!
    Was gonna add that 105 are arguably even tougher... although maybe a little boring for a pride and joy bike.

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    Sounds like a lovely day out!

    Re hubs, Hope are good - Mine still work perfectly and they've been used and abused over many thousands of miles, in all weathers, with absolutely no maintenance whatsoever (or even basic respect / care). They're also quite light and relatively pretty.

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    DCR are what Saffron Frameworks recommend for high-end carbon on a budget.
    Apparently their own-brand rims are great, and they have a good range of hubs at various price points.

    https://dcrwheels.co.uk/

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    I don't know a huge amount more tbh... speaking to Matthew next week so more then.

    This is the second iteration but iirc last time we had 73.5 or 74 degree seat tube angle and 72ish heat tube? But that might have changed.

    Tube diameters will be fat enough for 1 1/8th HT but thin enough to look classic / retro ish.

    One thing I am relieved to see is a 12 degree stem, so much better range of options.

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    So it looks like things are starting to grind back into action with this project.
    Managed to get proper numbers from Scherrit after xmas, and yesterday Matthew got in touch with the frame design:

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    Raceware already do them (they're the 25.4 ones without a shim) but they have a bit more sideways sweep than needed with a quill stem, and are only just long enough to keep the foot of the garmin from bashing the front of the stem (I'm using an Edge Explore, which is quite long). These things aren't that important but if he can figure out the battery pack stuff then why not go the whole hog?

    If it works out I'll alert the people over in the MGOOF thread, always a good idea to drum up some interest for small businesses.
    : )

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    Whilst this is up... I also designed a rear light bracket for a Bontrager Flare to go on the mudguard. Martyn at Raceware has agreed to turn the dream into a reality so hopefully that might happen soon. He's also doing a 26.0 Garmin mount that'll be centred when it's pushed up against the side of a quill stem, perhaps even with the capacity to carry a battery pack as well, if he can figure out the fiddly water sealing system that Garmin use.

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    What with this morning actually being sunny, and me actually having cleaned my bike last night, I went out with the 'proper' camera to try and get some nice shots of the paint in the sun. Difficult to achieve as the paint is very dark and the silver are very bright.

    It fell over and got covered shite after about 5 minutes (obviously) but I did manage to get a few sunny drive-side shots. My flimsy excuse for spamming my own thread is that there's a different saddle on it now (so far so comfortable, by the way):

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