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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active May 2020
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Stuck in Paris under a pile of bikes.

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  • in Current Projects
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    Can confirm a compact Ultra Torque crankset will fit, if you decide to go that way. I use 'ti' anodised Minoura Duracage bottle cages on my Road Logic, skinny match to the frame, cheap & light too.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    People on here had problems with those too 'back in the day'.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not sure where the 2750eur cost came from, they were about 1000eur less than that a year ago (assuming you're buying direct from them).

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Anyone with Northwave Arctic/Extreme able to comment on whether they break in / give a little over time? I picked up some Extreme XCR GTX in the sales but I find the upper very unforgiving and a little too tight. Tighter than my Shimano XC9 which have had a fair bit of use to be fair.

    Considering returning them rather than taking them out to find out I don't like them and then having them un-refundable.

    But not sure what I'd swap them for -Extreme's are no longer on sale, would be able to get Arctic for the same price in a size up leaving more space if the upper is still unforgiving. Less stiff sole but should be ok right?

    Could also get Shimano MW7s, still on sale and cheaper still. Again worried about stiffness. Had been thinking with the Extremes they'd be fine on the roadbike too with a pedal change through the winter.

    Also the Extreme's have a very flat footbed which is off-putting, another reason to return.

    I get on well with Shimano generally but it's not clear if the MW7 come with similar multiple arch support insets for the insoles.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes I can. That's an idea, I'll have a look see if I have a suitable punch hanging around.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hmm yes it does makes sense they wouldn't be strong enough as a typical bearing wouldn't need anywhere near as much force to unseat as a crank arm.

    I am trying to get it off non-destructively. Otherwise i'll just leave it :/

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I need to pull off a crank from a bb where the crank extractor thread is toast. I'm thinking of getting some kind of cheap bearing puller from ebay but wondering if people have tried and had success with any particular model.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That argument is ridiculously reductive. Surely you see that.

    By that argument anything he's appeared to succeed at in life is only due to him being a Biden.

    Now perhaps that's the case, but until there's evidence it just sounds like right wing talking points regurgitated.

    Evidence matters and so far nothing has come about. Considering this story is years in the making, and in comparison the white house is so leaky of all sorts of tell-alls and actual corruption, there seems to be next to nothing here other than appearances.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    The 'anchovies' would be the Maxalami I use. All punctures have been cuts from glass in the centre tread, no sidewall issues. Anyway I'm gonna order new tyres in the week (probably x-one all-round), see how they work with what's left of the current sealant.

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