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MacB

Member since Sep 2009 • Last active Feb 2014
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    you can always run a double chainring but skip the FD completely. I've done this with a triple and just replaced the outer ring with a bashguard. It's not hard to shift between rings manually. I've even read tales of touring cyclists that used to do this on the move by using a spare spoke.

    Done this way you can mix and match whatever combo suits rather than something that needs to match FD capacity/shape.

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    ha, that's the one, no idea how many times I've had that explained to me on various forums....I seem to have some sort of mental block on remembering it.

    Still it's built up into a very solid looking beast and, when some new wheels arrive, I have a Swift in large to build up ready for my youngest. No rush on that one as he's not big enough for it yet but it won't be long if his brothers are anything to go by. That's why I had the KM frame by the way but the Swift is just a classier looking ride.

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    feel free and feel free to tell me how you did that as well:)

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    Well finally got my eldest Singular Swift finished this evening and he can take it for a shakedown tomorrow. This is an XL frame which I got from Barenecessities here and we're very happy. Saddle will need to go up and back for the lanky git but he can do that himself, I needed it lower so that I could test as I went along. Build is fairly basic pending future upgrades but he can wear this stuff out first. Hopefully I've got this link right for the picture:-

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37729119@N0­8/8750874447/in/photostream

    Oh and if anyone is on the lookout for a KM frameset to build up I have one going size large in battleship grey, it's as new.

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    Excellent stuff and just the fact that you've made a new ride, rather than taking a big hit on selling a frame, must put a grin on your face. Even better it actually looks pretty good.

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    This is also on cycle chat? Tut tut

    and on YACF, exactly the same ad and offer, my fault for not reading the rules here correctly.

    Mods can you please remove this thread for me....thanks....Al

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    Dibs for June 3rd.

    I suppose we could now run a sweep on how many people thought of that one and rejected it as too obvious

    Think of this as some sort of weird cycling advent calendar

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    can I buy a futures contract?

    no but you get a special gold star for being the first to crack that joke :)

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    Wednesday 28/11/12 - £357

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