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Tychom

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Jul 2021
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Stuck in Paris under a pile of bikes.

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    What rims are these on? I have 28 and 25mm Corsas on 17 and 15 internal rims and had no issues so far.

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    Anyone tried out aliexpress barbs olives such as these?

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    Hm, I guess I'm misunderstanding something then, I read the above "the diameter of the cable stop is 4mm" - you meant 5mm?

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    What you're probably looking for is the Campagnolo 5-CG-CS013 aka EAN 8033874114728 which is Ø 5,7/4 mm. It's what my frame uses which has a similar, perhaps the same, cable stop.

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    I go cycling everyday, but just don't seem to be that bothered about building bikes, looking at bikes online or even watching content on them?

    You don't say how you feel about the actual cycling part. Still enjoying that?

    When I was younger and had more time I was always happy having multiple projects on the go, things to tinker with.

    But these days I really can't be bothered with most of that - I've other things to do, other things I'm happy to do. Plus having too many unfinished projects about stresses me out needlessly. If the bike-tinkering was filling a hole then I guess I've found other things there.

    But the bike riding if anything is better - less fretting about bike stuff, just riding what I've got.

    The frame collection has halved (still up in double digits but improving(?) ! ). I've even considered letting a bike shop do stuff for me these days now that I'm more time-poor rather than money-poor.

    I'd be more worried if I was losing interest in cycling but for that I've found mixing it up helps. For a little while I was following roadies around, getting faster, people talked about 'training' and stuff and it was getting a little... dull.

    I've rekindled enthusiasm by stepping away and back to my cycling roots a little - I'm out there just exploring, getting lost, visiting places I'm curious about. Taking it less seriously and doing a lot of that off-road (gravel bike, MTB).

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    The LG logo is curious as it's basically the same Didier Louis DL font often used, as seen over here: https://encycloduvelo.fr/louis-didier/ And you can see also the same France/tricolor in that link on the TT rear wheel.

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    Says there that the Evolution 2 are 35.2/19.6mm. Max are 35.8/18.5.

    There's a chance though that many 'Max-looking' forks with non-Max fork crowns would be those Kaisei blades, for example there's a lot of Makinos with this crown that I've only seen on some Japanese frames.

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    @veLLo I think I've asked to buy that at least once many moons ago ;)

    I still really want to get my hands on the MBK Super Record HPF model. That's really been the target but this model will have to do until then.

    @poorman I still don't have any decent photos, ones that catch the paint properly, but there's some pics here

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    Thanks for the kind words :) Um well, the ordinary bikes are all largely done and being ridden (commuter, mtb, gravel, road) so that leaves shiny extras.

    I guess these rims might count as a project:

    I don't even care too much for shiny silver Archetype rims but I recently cracked and bought a set due to the general dearth of silver parts available. I figure that will likely continue too with the movement towards disc brakes.

    Now I have a set though I'm feeling compelled to actually build them up, and think they're not quite as bad as I imagined. But there's not so many 28H silver hubsets available that I care for. RS4s seem to be coming back into stock now so might go that direction. White Industries T11 would be super shiny and match the rims but they're pricy and sound like maintenance can be a PITA.

    The Merckx there is another long-term project because I can't decide what to do with it. Maybe 7 speed Chorus.

    And an on-again-off-again project is this Pinarello. It's quite mad but I don't need it at all so I bounce between selling it and building it up ratty, maybe with black 105 parts.

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    Had a set of Eurus wheels arrive at lunch. I hadn't seen exactly this model before with internal nipples, fairly deep rim and steel spokes. Thankfully the hubs are running smooth, the rims appear true. Just need a good scrub and possibly destickering.

    This is another frame that's been hanging around for a few years that I actually want to have moving. Groupset choices are:

    Silver 10s mix of Veloce/Centaur, that Centaur CT crankset.
    Silver + carbon 10s mix of Record Carbon shifters/derailleurs and silver Record brakes and cranks.
    Silver 11s Athena, UT compact crankset.

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