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kiskubai

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Mar 2021
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    I can potentially help relocate this to London in person around mid April, but its a BIG maybe. Anyway, if youve got a deal, and you need me to help, drop a message to see if Im still traveling at that time.

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    Wow thats pretty. So good that its a size too big :)

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    Second dibs on force cranks please

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    Now that the derailleur hanger arrived, I couldnt wait to get my hands on a 11sp cassette for he campa group, so put it together with the mixed group I had on hand. Not that it matters much as Ive got covid last week, so no training for 2 weeks :( Got over it in 2 days, so I consider myself lucky.

    Out of nowhere one of my vittoria tubs started leaking air at the bottom of the valve, so changing over to 24mm tufo S33 pros, got a good deal on them, and a spare with a brown wall too.

    I'll sort the fork steerer and the tubs next week, and hopefully get my hands on a bolt to put on the front brake, it needs a super long one.

    Otherwise the bike is looking good, cant say how well does it ride, we'll see that one...

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    Thanks! Probably gonna print and figure out the jig part while Im in Hungary so that when I go back to London I can get it done straight away.

    BMC project: It really annoyed me that there was a gap between the seat tube and the seat post, then I figured probably there was a rubber cover there originally. Given that its long gone, I made up one in Fusion 360 and will try to print it from the same flexible material that I made the cable guides on the Space chicken. It has a 3mm tall and 0.4mm thin edge that should wedge between the seatpost and the frame, and also has a really snug fit on the seatpost so that theres no gap for any water to get in.

    First ive taken a pic of the seat tube, and took measurements of the inside of the seat tube, and the seatpost

    Then I used this as a canvas with reference points based on the measurements to draw up a quick design

    Voila!

    Made another version that has an outer lip too so that it fully covers the top of the frame. Once I can borrow a printer I'll try which one works best.

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    @hma is this what you're after?
    Edit: Well, part of this.

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    Is that not only the HG-800? Ultegra level, but only comes in 11-34, not ideal for a "pure" road bike. That being said, I have exactly one of those waiting to be built up.

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    That would be awesome! But gotta postpone it as I've had to come to Hungary for a while while Covid runs its course. Left most of my stuff in London though, so time to dig up some older projects!

    Im currently riding this when in Hungary, 2008 (?) Orbea Onix with a mixed ultegra group. Hoops are from on here, Reynolds tubs on white industries hubs.

    Onto the current project! This BMC bike has been about 8 years in the making. Bough it with a cracked top tube, and missing seatpost. The seatpost was quite pricey -which is understandable, its sub 200g for an aero seatpost-, so because of the sunk cost I just HAD TO build it up at some point. Ive finally had the frame repaired last year, and now its time to put it together.

    Waiting for a derailleur hanger, and I'll put on an 11sp Campagnolo Chorus groupset on it that Ive bought on there for a mate. He was kind enough to lend it to me while Im in Hungary. 3T finishing kit, not the poser one on the pics :)

    And why is this not my main bike? Its a tad bit big for me. Had no idea about bike fit stuff when I bought it...

    Theres a pics showing the repaired top tube as well.

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