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gbj_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Apr 2021

Supplier of round objects to the forum

https://grafixbyjorj.co.uk/

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    will I notice

    Who knows, your sensitivity is a mystery to us. You can do all the maths for yourself, but in addition to increasing stack by about 14mm and very slightly reducing reach, you will also be reducing BB drop by about 6mm, reducing the head and seat tube angles by nearly 1° and, assuming no change in fork offset, increasing trail by about 6mm. These are all changes which lie within the normal range of variability, but they vary between bicycle use cases for reasons, and not usually in the same direction as using the wrong fork changes them, e.g. if you slacken the angles and increase trail to turn your road bike into a touring bike, you would usually increase BB drop, not reduce it.

    I'm sure you will be able to ride around the "problem", and even come to see it as normal, but you may always have a nagging suspicion that your bike isn't as nice as it used to be.

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    Weird it's hidden so deeply.

    There's nothing weird about it, they deliberately place as many obstacles as possible in your way in the hope that you will give up. Making things easy would cost them millions.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    lightweight build

    Whatever else it is, it's clearly not supposed to be a lightweight build.

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    Why is the RD cable routed along the top tube and the FD cable along the down tube?

    Because the person commissioning the build was either ignorant or ill-advised. I'd have taken the opportunity to upgrade the traditional pulley used on CX bikes to operate a bottom-pull FD from a top tube cable run to full #tartmode with a full ceramic bearing and DLC coated pulley 🤑

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You've obviously been itching to use that 😀

    You know the difference between mere custom and absolute NAHBS-wank, and it's pretty clear where that abomination lies.

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    Just helping @fredtc out as he accidentally posted this in the wrong thread

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    I hope they just start producing a 'classics' range - 10 speed red

    If you can find your way through the maze of AXS promo shite on SRAM.com, you'll find 10-speed Red components are still listed as current

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Centre to DS flange on common road rear hubs is less than 20mm, it's unlikely that the flange spacing is the problem.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Shoot the dog

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    ever shimmed a 25.4 seatpost to a 25.8 seat tube?

    I've done 26.4 to 26.8, works fine with the right shim stock. Go to a model shop and get 0.008" brass (ideal) or Ni plated steel.

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