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ffm

Member since Jun 2012 • Last active Sep 2022

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    That's the kind of thing. Spa Cycles do a lot of silver touring triples. I need to get my head round the options for 3x10 brifters.

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    TBH this isn't likely to be used for substantial touring as I don't think the Casseroll can really be loaded up to that degree. More likely just overnight stuff. As such I'd prefer not to be rejigging the drivetrain when switching between functions.

    I agree about mix and match, since I really want something with an almost 1:1 ratio from the smallest chainring and biggest sprocket. Plus I quite fancy silver and the shimano chainsets are fugly.

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    Aerodynamics

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    What's the ideal groupset for a do-it-all road bike? I've got a Salsa Casseroll, which is currently set up fixed, but I'm wondering whether I can rationalise my stable down to just that one bike (plus my dadbike for shopping). It would need to be able to do brisk runs out for fitness, plus some light touring, so it would need some pretty low gears for gentle ascents of steep hills.

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    The number of craft/artistic videos on YouTube that are essentially just epoxy-carving.

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    The pictures are in the post.

    Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense. I was wondering whether I could fit them on my dadbike/shopping hauler, which I like to have to adjust as little as possible. Currently it's got Shimano LX V brakes with the parallelogram mechanism, which means that they can just be adjusted with the barrel adjuster as the blocks wear, with no change in pad position on the rim. The problem is that they squeal like crazy without massive toe-in. I thought arch rivals would provide the same fit-and-forget function, but obviously not.

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    Avid Arch Rival brakes: I thought that these were meant to be a parallel-push brake, but that doesn't seem to be the case when I fit them.

    Am I missing something?

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    Interesting! I've got some of their Bulls Eye 123 in the shed, would that work?

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    Last price drop on the Quechua boots. It's off down the charity shop with them if they don't sell soon at this price.

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