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Jonny69

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Oct 2019

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    30-42 is the limit of what’s possible to pedal

    I had wondered that. I see some pretty wild gearing on some bikes these days and wonder if it's actually possible to ride it in the lowest gears.

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    unless I got ahead converter...

    Ah, you might struggle with that. I think the Nitto MT Column is the only 1 1/4" converter - which is $$$$$ if you can even find one in stock anywhere. There are lots of 1 1/4" stems and they're not too expensive, but they're almost all for 25.4mm bars. I got lucky because my stem had a separate top cap, so I used the top cap, wedge and bolt to make an ahead adaptor myself. I got a length of 1 1/8" alloy tube with the same ID as the step on the top cap and machined the end for the wedge: https://www.lfgss.com/comments/14541583/­

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    Isn't that for somewhere to hang your chain when you puncture?

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    Rad lo pro and no replies after 4 days. This place has changed.

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    Rad. Why did you even have to ask this?

    What cranks and gears did you go for in the end?

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    I think the front end looks a bit weird - too tight and steep, not in a good way

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    Race Face cranks look ace on bikes this age. 1x works really well with them if you stick a narrow-wide chainring on.

    I don’t think the current thing with wide range cassettes up to 42T or more looks very good on older bikes though. Something like an 11-34 with a single 32 or 34 up front gives you a little bit more range than an old cassette used to but without looking out of place on an older bike. Pick your number of gears, but anything from 9-speed up has great trigger shifters. Retro SRAM looks the best for your £, IMO. Even the current bottom of the range Shimano 3x8 shifts absolutely flawlessly tbh, if you wanted a really budget setup. Frame deserves something a bit more bling - but you know that!

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    Gon be ace. I like a good Omnomnom build, me.

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    Dealing with surface rust on a raw frame - is white vinegar or coke in spray bottle and aluminium foil sheets the only way to go if I don't want to give it away to get it blasted?

    When I wet blasted my frame I was left with a very dusty coating of fine powdery rust. I wanted to use a weak solution of phosphoric acid to clean it off, but couldn’t find any so took a punt and used cola. It worked a treat.

    I’m guessing your rusty bits are more pitting in the surface. Try cola, but I think you might have more success with the white vinegar and it’ll need a little soaking if it’s anything more than dusty surface stuff. You could wet a bit of cotton wool with vinegar and stick it on any scabs for a few hours and you should find it’ll dissolve away the rust and leave the clean metal behind.

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    Sawtooths’ses eh? I’ve only ever seen them on the trailing edges to help control the air leaving the surface.

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