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Matti

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Aug 2019
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks a lot mate! I'll give it a go then :)

    Cheers

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hi there!

    Been trying to fit my i7 onto my forks today (a pair of carbon whisky 9's) Bit worried about the seemingly very tight fit, which has been stopping me from installing it. My question is, do other people experience the King' crown races to be a almost disturblingly tight fit, and do i need to worry about installing it? Headset i used before was with a split ring option, which was smooth as butter to install.

    Cheers!

  • in Current Projects
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    Cheers everyone! really loving this frame :)

    @jontea i've PM'ed you about the cassette. Appreciate it!

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  • in Current Projects
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    Hi everyone

    I've been meaning to start up a thread for this project for quite some time. The build up has been evolving slowly, yet i'm getting there. Starting up a conversation in here might help me push myself the last bit of way. This build also contains a couple of new challenges for me. I've never cut, fitted and bled hydro brakes, and never mounted a couple of tubeless tires. Instead of going the easy way around this project with mechanical discs and clinchers with inner tubes, i will pop my learning curve and try it out.

    I bought this lovely frame here on lfgss a while ago, and intended it for touring and fun last summer. That never happened, since busy busy life got in the way. No loss though! This gave me more time to search components and track down good offers. Therefore this build has been rather "cheap". The frame is made of Reynolds 853 which i am very excited to try out! Paragon rockers, 44mm head tube and a RAL3012 "Millennial Pink" paint job . Forks are matching Whisky 7's

    The sizing is not quite spot on, naturally, since its custom made for another person. But the geometry is so close to my preferences that i had to try it out.

    I also found a pink King' headset which i think will go great together with the frame.

    The next big thing is the wheels. Pink CK hubs would do the trick. Thinking of buying a cheaper pair of 700c wheels for a temporary setup though as i want the build up and done. Prime or Fulcrum perhaps.

    Parts list so far
    Sram Red hydro brakes and levers
    Sram force 1x 50T cranks
    Sram rival long cage rear derraileur
    Zipp service course 42cm
    Thomson setback 27,2

    Needing cassette, stem and chain. Still not settled on tires. Was thinking WTB exposures or Gravelkings. Something in the range of 32-34mm.

    I will post more pictures soon. Next up will be fitting the headset!

    Matti

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Going to SF on thursday for a 2 week holiday with a drive for Yosemite for 4-5 days. Planning to do some riding over there. Not bringing my own bike though so I'll be glad to take any advices on bike renting and good routes over there. A trip to Rivendell in Oakland is mandatory

  • in Classifieds
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    @Johnnyw75

    Just recieved my backpack. Great communication and fast shipping.

    Thanks!

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Hi there

    Browsing for such a set at the moment. On a budget. Thinking of buying a pair of the cheaper fulcrums or Primes from CRC, but maybe someone on here has something lying around at a decent price in a used condition?

    Needs shipping overseas

    Cheers!
    Matti

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