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ghostface

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Aug 2021

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Does anyone have experience of running large cassettes on short cage Campagnolo rear derailleurs. I have two bikes running Chorus 11 speed and Super Record 11 speed. Both builds have 39/53 chainsets and short cage derailleurs. The max capacity of the short cage derailleurs is stated as 29T but I would like to run 12-32 cassettes rather than 11-29 and have read mixed things online about how achievable this is. Some say it's fine and others say it isn't.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I’m 6’2 and “normal” proportions I typically run a 58cm TT and a 12cm stem
    on all of my bikes, if that helps with a saddle height of 80cm from centre of BB to top of saddle

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    The top tube is 58 c-c and that is the most important measurement in terms
    of fit. Seatpost is 59 c-c and 61 c-t. I used to own a 241 in the exact same size funnily enough.

    I’m pretty sure Look frames of this era were always stamped with odd numbers in terms of sizing ie 53, 55, 57, 59. And now they use S, M, L, XL

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Yes, and eight speed cassette

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Well I currently have a 595, a 565 and this 461, so I'm going to say yes

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I picked these wheels up a few days but a change of plans means that these are no longer needed; so in the spirit of Sam’s very generous original post, these wheels are once again available for free.

    @billygoat28 - I’m going to give you first refusal based on the thread, so say if you don’t want them and I’ll give them to the first interested person.

    They are now located in Tower Hamlets. Collection only.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    The clearout continues and I have this Look KG461 Laurent Jalabert frameset up for grabs in size 59.

    It is light, fast and gives a nippy and responsive ride and has that nice mix of bad typography and garish decals typical of early 00s frames, Look being some of the worst (best) offenders.

    Full carbon frame, full carbon forks and with a carbon steerer and an integrated FSA headset. The frame has some nice features like the pinch bolt for the seat tube for instance and nice tight clearances.

    Couple of points, whoever chopped the steerer before it came to me did a pretty slapdash job, so any future owner might want to reconsider worth re-cutting. As it is it is fine, and perfectly rideable but worth mentioning nonetheless. Secondly the derailleur hanger is slightly cross-threaded. Again, this is how it came to me. If building it up geared then you could either get the thread tapped by your LBS or just buy a replacement hanger which are £15 and easily sourced online.

    Otherwise the frame features the usual scuffs commensurate with a frame of this age, but no dents, or cracks.

    Happy to post at cost or otherwise collection from Tower Hamlets.

    £200 for frame, fork, headset and BB. Happy to send many more photos and answer any questions via WhatsApp.

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