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rak500

Member since Jul 2010 • Last active Aug 2020
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    Is it possible to put cable stops on an internal touring bike to avoid running brake cable and and the housing?
    I'd like to run only the cable rather than cable + housing in my frame.

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    Gare TGV Montpellier Sud

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    Alright, that's because I'm in France then... I thought you had to set the postage option manually in the bay, but apparently that's changed...

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    Look at postage... It was never 700 BIN, but postage is a bit extreme IMO at 200 pounds. Especially since he's shipping the Force for 30 quid and he seems to be sitting in bike box heaven...

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    Found this yesterday:
    GT Edge 56cm NOS custom built by Henry James

    It was posted @ £350 with £30 postage, but I think the seller didn't know it was a HJ custom build. I think several questions were asked, and he then added the picture for the Drop-outs and thus raised the price to a whopping £700 for BIN and Postage... I'm gutted.

    It's a beauty though...

    Seller also has a 4130 GT Force in 52cm... I'm really tempted
    EDIT: New page fail, the Force has been posted a couple of days ago; same seller

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    Little summer house bike!

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    I'll give the Lithium grease a go and hope it helps. I found a couple things online that I can try. Basically, they're just low viscosity greases that are specced to make freehub quieter amongst other. I'll test and report back.

    I don't think it's missing a seal, or at least hope not since I'm the first owner and haven't had to clean or service the freehub body yet...

    Thanks for all the suggestions!

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    I saw that could be done with lithium grease, tried it and made very little difference. Plus, I'd rather avoid getting issues in the future or having to do it every 3 months when the grease "runs out".
    I will try something else but I'm worried that a denser grease might prevent the ratchets not locking properly...

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    Hi all, are there any particular standards when is come to freehub bodies, not on the spine side, but on the clickety ratcheting side?
    I'm trying to find a quieter alternative to my Bombtrack rear hub that's just a bit too noisy and cannot find who the OEM the Hubs from. I'd rather avoid fidgeting with it before I know that I have no other options.
    Alternatively, does anyone know what OEM Hub manufacturer Bombtrack usually use?
    Thanks all!

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    I remember that I had this after I had the Time Straight Fork:

    https://www.wiggle.fr/fourche-tifosi-car­bone-route-1-pouce/?sku=5360356754

    Tifosi make a 1 inch threadless with or without eyelets, it's not straight, so slightly less "cool", but it wasn't all that heavy and did the job.

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