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remrak

Member since Jan 2011 • Last active Aug 2019

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    You go buddy! What frame set if it's not too big of a secret?

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    Forum lessons. Thanks to both of you

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    Very cool bike @loc

    Did you end up with different brake callipers because of the different distance between the mounts in the front and rear? Or just because you used what you already have? I kind a like this imperfection

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    This is a very nice Neo-Retro build. Though saddle could be less Retro imho

    Do you have any photo of this bike in a proper light?

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    Well done! The Record seatpost would be perfect, but the current seatpost also fits the build nicely

    Not sure if the trend is still there but I imagine flat-wide bars would look sick on this bike

    Also, don't want to scare you but I remember talking with a couple of cycling coaches and they mentioned these Victoria forks as being unreliable (road and track). If you ride it a lot it might be worth regularly checking if there are no cracks developing on it especially around the crown-steerer joint. On the other hand you can see many Victoria frame-sets being used with original forks with no issues. If it has survived cycling schools, maybe it proves to be reliable and only some of them were defected? Or just abused too much hence the breakages? I am just speculating

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    Regarding Jakub's preparation for the race:

    http://jakubsliacan.eu/srmr/2019/08/08/s­rmrno2_2.html

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    Completely make sense. I am probably going for a set of Stronglight 48 + 38 which I just found on eBay. With 11 – 28 cassette it should give me an acceptable ratios for variety of conditions

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    In the midst of all the excitement, the smaller stories tend to get overlooked. Touching tales of early drop-outs due to mechanical failures or stomach upsets are trickling in. The South African rider who cycled 180km with one leg because of a broken crank arm. That of a rider breaking his frame in four places after a nasty crash. And the tandem couple having to scratch after one of them hit his head on the stairs of a hotel corridor. While the head is OK, the wound did not allow a helmet to be placed over it. Fact is: each and every one of them is pushing their limits to face up to the extreme conditions of this beautiful but brutal race.

    Full read: https://theradavist.com/2019/08/silk-roa­d-mountain-race-2019-race-report-2/

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    Could it be the control cars that take care of these riders? I noticed that some riders that pull out of the race firstly appear moving fast (presumably while their trackers are on) towards the finish at Cholpon Ata. After that crossed name of such rider appears in a random place on the map

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