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JT

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Aug 2020

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    How are you going to paint it?

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    Courtesy of HH

    The frame must have a bottom bracket height of at least 265mm (from ground to centre) when using 165mm cranks (more if using longer cranks)

    Gearing should be between 82 and 88 gear inches for novice riders. (48 x 15 (86″) is ideal for adult riders); a slightly higher ratio around 88-90 gear inches is preferred for racing.

    Bottle mounts are completely fine btw - just no braze ons

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    Have you ever ridden track before? Assuming the cranks are short enough (165mm) and gearing is ok (84" - 88"??) might be worth just swapping out the bars, losing the front break and having a go before building up a whole bike.

    Don't get me wrong, I've built up whole bikes on a whim - I'm sure I'm not alone there... Just a thought :-)

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    Would the better solution be to just get 700c guards at the appropriate width? or will it just be gappy?

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    Quick Q: I've got a steamroller with 650b wheels, I want to put mudguards on it. I really like the look of the PDW 650 beasts - caveat is they say they're are designed for 650b bikes - presumably means they're not going to be ideal for a 700c steamroller regarless of wheel size. Any thoughts, or alternatives? I'd like something for around 42c tyres - little more if poss

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    Not quite, the one I got has internal cable routing.

    It also has mudguard / rack mounts which i wasn't expecting (though not a bad thing). And the profile of it is actually more similar to the one you posted. The image of the one i linked isnt great and makes it look weirdly skinny, it's quite chunky.

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    Speaking of steamroller disc forks - a carbon Hylix fork just arrived in the post from ebay/china. Took a while but the quality is really quite nice!

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    excellent advice all, thank you very much!

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    good point, I see people riding wide bars in town and I cant understand how they manage it. I would be commuting on mine mostly, so def something to keep in mind.

    yeah big fan of bullmoose bars!

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    late to the party. recognise the first bike - Hollow Legs? Watched all the vids on youtube. great stuff :-)

    I'm building a fixed gravel bike at the min, wondering what the vibe is with wide mtb bars? I like the ones with almost no rise, but how wide?? Any recomendations?

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