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Shanghaied

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Aug 2017
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    in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Dibs on the campag cassette.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    If you don't want to use acetone for some reason, and the logo is relatively small, I've also had great success with sugar. Just grab a pinch with a towel or rag, and start rubbing. The sugar granules are just hard enough to abraded the printed logos but will not scratch the metal underneath. Also works on matte plastic. You wouldn't want to use it on larger areas because it's a little more work than acetone.

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    but I couldn't find a 1" fork that would fit or look nice on the 60cm red frame!

    That's because the industry has moved on (for the better). Just get over it and learn to love threadless headsets. You say you want Dura-ace everything, but then why not a Dura-ace seatpost? You say you like everything to be slim, but the Gazetta is a modern steel frame with oversized tubes. It's all just arbitrary rules in your head.

    Keep the fork, and use the extra cash to buy a Nitto ct-80, I think those are super sexy on steel frames.

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    Mourn and move on. Aluminium can't be joined by soldering or brazing (hence you never see brazed alu frames).

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    Did the BB develop a little play? Because that can cause the crank to move a bit. But yeah, the BB axle looks too short.

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    I'll take the X2 if you can do £40 posted to Sweden.

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    Would be interested in wheels and brake calipers if willing to split?

    I would be interested in the shifter, the casette and the chain if splitting.

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    Second dib if Joel changes his mind.

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    You'll definitely need a hacksaw. It's much easier and safer with a new, sharp blade with the finest teeth that you can find - you'll want to avoid ripping the CF strands. Better yet, buy a carbide hacksaw blade if you have a few quid to spare. Also just remove the fork entirely to make sure you get a straight cut. You can get fancy cutting guides, or just do as I did and use two hose clamps padded with electrical tape and spaced a few millimetres apart.

    Use even and smooth strokes, be patient and let the blade do the work, and for god's sake don't try to break of the last little connected bit by hand.

    If you do end up some loose strands after cutting, rub them away with fine sandpaper, don't pull on anything. Carbide blades will not have this problem.

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