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smac

Member since Jan 2011 • Last active Nov 2020
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    Hang the door with the head height set to match the window, and have a small step over the sill?

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    He likes cycling, red wine and long walks on the beach

    Sounds dreamy!

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    Maaan, that's a set of Scott Drop-In's away from peak slavery IMHO.

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    Every Mavic skewer that I've had is a bit shit and rattles with intense loudness on lightly rough roads...
    Agree with Tune suggestion upthread!

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    Agree with all of that. Also, the shifting was infinitely better on the 6600/7800 series STI levers over the 6700/7900 series. Looks (exposed cables) aside, I'd go for the old style 10s shifters every time.

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    I don't want to teach you to suck eggs, but I suggest that you sit on the architects plans for a while and really think about them, maybe even ask the architect to call you to discuss them.
    Architects and designers are constantly trying to balance clients ideas / wishes with what we consider to be best design practice. There may be legitimate reasons for your architect to prepare the design in a different manner to what you've envisioned, and it might lead to a better result - but you'll not know unless you discuss the plans with them.

    After that, if you're not convinced, tell them to prepare a scheme based on what you've asked for! If they can't or won't, it's time to go elsewhere.

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    Hell yeah! That's great!

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    This whole thread is the absolute tits! Bravo for everything to date.
    The baby seat facing you is a particularly nice touch too - you'll appreciate that on trips long enough for for baby to fall asleep

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    Just be wary that 10 speed shimano MTB stuff has a different pull ratio than the 8&9 speed stuff. So a 10 speed 'DynaSIS' shifter (Deore, SLX, XT, XTR Etc.) won't work with an 8 or 9 speed RD.
    If you want to use your original 8 speed parts with a 10 speed cluster, you'll need to use a 10 speed 'road' flat bar shifter - available widely.

    I'll drop a link to a Youtube video that is boring as hell but explains it all well...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myXVbwIT­vNk&t=338s

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    Looks absolutely shit, will probably ride terribly, don't waste your time building it up...

    On the other hand, I can recycle your scrap aluminium? just send it to me and I'll take care of the rest!

    What a banger! Good find!

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