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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Oct 2022
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Stuck in Paris under a pile of bikes.

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    Thanks folks.

    This is in true LFGSS style, a bike built around a component. In this case I've been obsessed with building around that Ritchey fork. It reminds me of those nice Look HSC3 forks, and Easton forks of the day. Chunkier, but still a similar curve. With big tyre clearances too on standard reach brakes it seemed like a winner for what I wanted.

    The big concern that had me going back and forth for over a year was how it would actually look in the end, it seems designed really around an internal headset, 46mm external headtubes. I wanted an external cup headset (I'm tall and think super long head tubes look too garden-gate like) and my worry was if it would all come together looking awkward and oversized.

    Ultimately I took the leap after seemingly going around in circles getting nowhere. I'm glad I did.

    I'm still trying to get a good picture of the colour, which is a bit more green than it turns out in the photos (or my eyes are truely fucked - likely too). Here's one from the builder which is a little more accurate IMO. Last photo I promise.

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    I carefully went back over that thread and then spent half an hour agonising over the positioning in order to not get shouted at and/or shamed

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    Ok couple of things fiddles with today, saddle angle/height and ferrules/cables cut to length. Short 40km ride as the rain came in this morning and it rides fantastically. Guess it's done!

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    Here's the Ritchey on it's way out

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    This is mostly done now, from Kualis cycles in Wakayama.

    I noticed the saddle wasn't quite set up right after taking a pic and I ran out of ferrules too. Got the ferrules now though so should be sorted in the morning though and I hope to get a good ride in.

    This replaces my Ritchey Road Logic (grey model). That was a fun bike but at the same time I wasn't a huge fan of the geometry.

    This fixes the geometry plus gains a lot of tyre clearance. Easily 30mm with these Chorus calipers and potentially 32 with some others (e.g. EE brakes, not that I'm really looking to splash out on a set).

    All better for the back-roads/mountain passes around here I enjoy riding yet which are often a bit of a mess, also as a 'travel' road bike I rinko around the country on roads I won't know.

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    The Russian's are milking the Lithuania thing for all it's worth.

    It's not an embargo on transit of all goods - only goods sanctioned by the EU (e.g. steel and oil IIRC). Plus not all the sanctions are in place or will be in place before 2023 meaning no affect right now for some/certain goods.

    They've just being (or continuing to be) whiny little shits about it.

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    ha ! my Road Logic is currently far far away :)

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    They def changed factory sometime after the Palace 1 and that might have coincided with the disc brake frames/thru axles coming along? None of my welds look anything like those in the video

    In 2016 I contacted Pro-Lite about one of the models they had in their catalogue. They're a respected OEM constructor in Taiwan. Unfortunately they no longer stocked what I was after but they did get back to me with an offer - a decent price on a Bowman frameset from a batch that hadn't been paid for.

    Well, if Bowman were having issues paying people way back then then it's hardly surprising the way things eventually turned out, nor that they may have ended up with a different and lesser constructor.

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    Noodles / 177s

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