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xDOMx

Member since Sep 2012 • Last active Jun 2021
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    Please and thank you!

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    Lightweight Backpack 29cm x 36cm. First batch of five, £30
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    Lightweight Musette Medium 29cm x 20cm. First batch of ten, £25
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    Lightweight Musette Large 33cm x 25cm. First batch of ten, £25
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    And a “Dirt Shark” MTB (more tempting, despite the price tag): https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auc­tion/e500371271

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    Two Landsharks on Yahoo Auction over here in Japan that I’m sorely tempted by.

    First, CX frameset : https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auc­tion/f496643201

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    And, wrong thread, but the same guy is selling a Landshark CX bike in the same size...

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auc­tion/f496643201

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    Not ‘cheap,’ but I just came across a Landshark “Dirt Shark” on Yahoo Auction over here (Japanese auction site).

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auc­tion/e500371271

    Suspect it would be too big for me, but mega tempting.

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    Touched down in Japan.

    Massively impressed with the quality of the final product, as well as how small and light they pack down.

    After a balmy weekend (got up to 20°C on a public holiday - Emperor’s birthday - ride yesterday), it looks like it’s going to turn cold again, so hopefully I’ll get a chance to test it in the mountains here soon.

    Also, thanks for the masks. They look really great, are useful, and my three year old daughter loves the design too!

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    Thanks man and, yes, no point having a bike as a show piece in my view (not enough space in Japanese homes, even if I could!).

    Shifting is spot on with the BOR rings.

    From what I hear from friends, Extralite rings can be hit or miss with shifting, but, on a SRAM mechanical drivetrain, these have been very good (crosses fingers).

    They seem to be an ideal compromise between good shifting and shifting weight.

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    Too kind. Not sure it’d survive a lot of the riding you do in Scotland haha

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    Thanks for the compliment (albeit it could be just that you hate WW bikes and this is the best of a bad bunch haha).

    My aim was always to have a bike I can use for long distances and that is functional. The issue with WW builds tends to be that they become too fragile and look odd due to the particular parts people often use.

    In that way, I see this as a bit of an outlier and wouldn’t go the extra mile to cut the weight any more (cutting off bars, no tape, stripped saddle, etc.).

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    I’ll drop my Festka Scalatore 54cm in here.

    After new wheels (775g tubulars - Extralite hubs to 25mm deep Farsports rims via Sapim Super spokes) and some Darimo bits (T1 Loop seatpost, handlebar, IX2 stem and Sub4 seatclamp), it got down to 5.470kg.

    I haven’t used it much in the “very light” iteration, as it has a more practical set of TL/clincher wheels for longer rides and training (CK R45 laced to 45mm deep Farsports rims via Sapim CX Rays) for most riding. That setup is 6.170kg.

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