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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Nov 2017
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Stuck in Paris under a pile of bikes.

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I'm building up a flat bar utility/kid carrier/city thing around an Inbred frame and Surly fork and considering brake choice.

    On the one hand I could go with mechanical discs, I'm used to Spyres so have been considering Spykes with Speed Dial levers and Lifeline Performance cables. In theory not too expensive, should work fairly well and come in at about 100eur total.

    On the other hand I know nothing about hydraulic brakes but want to. What should at I be looking at in order to get a similar (or hopefully better) level of performance at a similar price point. Ideally with Shimano, as I've another SLX M7000 project afoot.

    I know nothing about Shimano (or other brands) MTB range and at which point (Acera? Deore?) they come good.

  • in Current Projects
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    Not much of a voyage really, I'm in Tochigi-ken each year a few weeks, family visit, much in-laws, many relatives, little cycling.

  • in Current Projects
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    I've nothing here to measure the real width or height of the tyre but they're Panaracer race type-l evo 3 25mm on 17mm internal rims. Not an awful lot of space under that record front caliper for anything larger.

  • in Current Projects
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    Always been interested in these Standerts, love to here how it stands up to a longer ride.

  • in Current Projects
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    Rides nicely, very smooth, nicely stiff and decent weight.

  • in Current Projects
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    Road logic built up, potenza, athena and record mix.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Lots of soap or other lubricant can help around the tightest spot. I had a hard enough time with a 3T Record 84 with thosr bars though so hard to imagine getting a DA through.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Noticed one of the spokes in my DT Swiss R24 front wheel (straight-pull bladed) is not 'flat', rather it's at about 90 degrees of where it should be showing off it's full flat profile to the road ahead.

    Unsure what to do about this, it's straight pull, could the whole spoke and nipple have twisted together?

    Not put it in a truing stand yet to see if it's out at all but never had concerns on the road, appeared true.

    I guess the only answer is to get it on the stand and check the tension but it seems really odd for the spoke to be completely out as it is.

  • in Frame Builders
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    I guess I know the answer is just buy the tools but..

    So let's say one were to try knocking up their own lugged frame in their back yard, shed, garage etc, how does one go about finishing it off - facing the bb and head tube, reaming the seat tube. Those tools aren't cheap I imagine. Taking the frame to the shop seems like a cop out.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cheers, if the US will be the best place to order from then I've already a chap who can help me there.

    I had no idea http://www.hedcycling.com and http://www.hedwheels.com were different.

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