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Tijmen

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active Dec 2018
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    Mais non?

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    Xenon is pronounced as “zenon”?

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    Getting there...

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    Shit pic after some late night fettling, the rear brake will require another bleed as I cocked up and drained the entire system before attempting a bleed. Got the hang of it when bleeding the front brake but didn’t want to redo the rear brake just now.

    I made the mistake of ordering cheap grips from China (a month ago, but still) which will probably take ages to arrive. So I hope I have some old grips in my parts bin so I can go for a first ride soon-ish.

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    Isn't that implied, with the information being in the subject and everything?

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    ?

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    I'm a bit anxious about cutting the hydraulic hoses, so I did some mock-ups in CAD. I currently have 660mm wide bars and a 100mm stem, but I want to keep the option for wider bars with a shorter stem because I think that's more common in MTB-land nowadays?

    So I modeled the front half of the frame, a stem, bars, and an approximation of the angle at which the hose leaves the lever and is attached to the frame.

    Then I measured the length of the hose with the current setup:

    Then with a short stem and wide bars:

    And then with a long stem and wide bars (unlikely combo, but I was curious):

    The conclusion is that it doesn't seem to matter that much, so I can cut the hoses with peace of mind.

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    I think the original 1989 is better than Ryan Adam's reimagining of it.

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    A question for the espresso experts:

    I'm aiming for a brew ratio of 2 and an extraction time of ~28 seconds. However, I'm unsure if I should count the pre-infusion as part of the 28 seconds? I used to aim for 30 seconds from the moment I pulled the lever up, but this morning it dawned on me that I might be better off starting the timer the first coffee appears at the bottom of the portafilter? Which with current settings would be approximately 8 seconds.

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