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velosaurus

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Jan 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Yeah Spyres on another bike, 6 years old and have done 10k plus miles, including a 3k mile tour with 70k metres total descent, really cant fault them.
    Hope on my bouncy bike for moar stopping power are 7 years old.
    Both brilliant in their own way.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Cant remember - will need to check later. Brakes are overdue a piston clean and lube, makes a difference to performance, so good excuse to get that done

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    Those Hope pads look like E4 or M4s? I use one of the types of Deore pads in my E4s. Work great and seem to last.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cjell Mone's stuff is great. Quite a character as well isnt he. Think it was Mone that hid rocks in Mike Halls seatpack, the year he set the Tour Divide record.

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    Pics work for me....

  • in Current Projects
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    Thought this is worth a thread. Dragged my old Ti29er down from the loft to build as a singlespeed bridleway basher. Its an original On One Lynskey made Ti29er I bought in 2008. Its been back to Lynskey via On One to have cracks repaired twice. Each time its come back quickly and finished "as new". It has languished unused since the last repair in 2018.

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    Shimano MTB 9 speed mech works fine with Shimano 10 speed road shifters. Used this combo for years. There is a tiny, tiny difference in the mech travel but not enough to cause a problem. I have seen the recommendation that best set up for the centre of the cassette with the shifter on the right click, but I never bothered with that.

    I also used an MTB 9 and 10 speed front mech with the 3 x 10 shimano shifters and it worked fine. Last mech I used was M780 I think. I have found front MTB mechs to be quite forgiving when used with different levers

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    I am the same, always remember the bike, not the rider. Camino Ti. Yeah great week although we did find a hotel that day it rained.

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