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Spxtz

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Nov 2018
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Saw this for sale in Bike for Good in Glasgow, for £750 though...

  • in Current Projects
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    If you're going to put your name on this frame you should use the SURLY decal typeface since it's a partial anagram, like so (#MSPaintSkillz)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Uncanny

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah, I spread it from 120 with no issues so far. A few other people on here have done it too.

    There are a couple of issues: the removable mech hanger puts the mech about 4mm further outboard, so it's a stretch to reach the 42t gear on the cassette. And the mech hanger hooks onto the end of the dropout, which reduces the space available for the smallest gear. In this case, it's fine with an 11t. But I think if you did a 9spd rather than 10, there would be a bit more leeway for a less steep range of gears.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    After my roadie commuter got stolen I've bodged some gears into a donor Pompino... nice and spinny for Glasgow hills. Just needs guards and a rack now

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    Going from the drops to the hoods would be a nightmare

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    I hope not, the wheels are new! Gonna try a new cassette and see what happens...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ah crap, I guess I need a new cassette then?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My chain is bunching/slipping under acceleration - not skipping gears but losing traction on the cassette. It feels like it's jumping through the mech all at once. The leading pedal drops about an inch, two or three times per stroke, when I try to accelerate.

    SRAM Red mechs and chainrings and SRAM cassette are all the same age and not obviously sharky/worn out. Chain is new (and I've tried taking out a few links, which hasn't helped).

    What's my next step to try and resolve this? And is there an order in which I should replace parts in order to solve the problem before replacing the whole drivetrain?

  • in Rides & Races
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    So the TdF 2019 course is the 'highest in history'* but La Course is going to be a day race on the flattish TT circuit? Fucksakes

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/o­ct/25/tour-de-france-2019-highest-in-his­tory-cycling

    *actually the highest TdF in history was one during the amphetamines era >>>> Dopingthread

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