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TurtleRecall

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Aug 2019

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    Cheers! Just checked, they were £83.

    @sacredhart they're 130bcd dura ace 7800 ht2 cranks. The BB is a sm-bb52. Needs a spacer or two on the drive side between BB shell and BB Cup.

    Actually, the drive side crank is a 7800, left crank is a stages PM - 6800.

    Frankly, it's a ridiculous bike, but I can't stop dicking about with it 🤷♂️

    Edit - I've got a set of 130bcd ultegra ht2 cranks, they're 172.5mm. Had them fitted to the Brompton before I decided to stick the power meter on (which is 175mm). They're a bit scratched and I filed the lips for the little ring down a bit to ensure it didn't foul the Brompton chainstay.

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    It's a Kinetics one. Got it from ebay a few months ago for £7oish. Think it must've been fitted/used but is basically mint.

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    Cheers! Yeah I did shop around but didn't spot those, saw the kinlin nbr but seem to recall it mentioned needing narrow tyres... And there was a carbon rim somewhere on ebay for £100 or so. Did want black braking surface.

    The rim I went for was the hub gear version I think, with angled spoke holes. Thought that'd be preferable to the regular one considering the angle they'd be at...

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    Fork done!

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    @R.hobbs and @TM thanks, was worried I'd irreparably ruin something, especially after watching a couple of YouTube vids showing rather gentle taps followed by it sliding straight out. I'll go at it with renewed vigour tomorrow.

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    Anyone got any advice regarding the removal of a stuck Brompton stem? Trying to remove the stem so I can stick my disc fork on there. Have followed the Brompton doc that says undo the lock nut 1 turn and then the expander bolt 4 turns and give it the Allen key a whack, but it's not shifting at all. Indeed I've now given it several whacks and nothing... I was hoping to get this sorted so I could commute on Monday. Soak it in penetrating oil and leave it a while?

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    But why would someone dealing drugs try to attract attention to himself by riding dangerously?

    Because he was also under the influence of drugs? He did fail the roadside drug test as well.

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    The dodgier manoeuvre is the Officer trying to squirt the moped rider with gas.

    From the article:

    As the biker attempts to flee an officer sprays him with a high tech water gun which is used to mark suspects with invisible liquid that can later be used to link them to the crime.

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    And in mine 😐

    Oh well, still victorious and more importantly, won my (£5 in) work league as well!

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    Yeah, it's an 06, only done 63k mi. It was my mum's, then my brother's and now mine. I'll see what I can do about pics...

    I'll give Colin Gunning in Hertford a shout tomorrow, he knows his VWs.

    Also, the alloys (standard vw zolder 18") are a bit knackered. Anywhere in North London (or ideally Herts) anyone would recommend for refurb? And any idea how much refurbing four of them would be likely to cost?

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