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mustard

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active Jul 2022
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    Looking for, readily available, slim headset spacers that will be a good match for a steel stem. Nitto/SIM Works CrMo and eBay Ti are the only options I can find, are there any middle ground options I'm missing?

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    Some, kinda ugly, cheap enough to use as daily driver Vittoria carbon clinchers were the last major piece of the puzzle to start building this. 30mm Rubino pros to go on them. I tried my 33mm Jack Browns and they fitted with reasonable clearance but thought I should give myself a little more wiggle room.

    Finishing kit mostly came from the parts bin - currently a Thomson inline post, I think that came from the Cotic too, with a Bontrager carbon railed saddle, one of the few parts I kept when i sold the Trek.

    An old Genesis 120mm stem I used on the Trek for dialling my fit is a place holder, I need to check fit on this as I was sure this would work but I've flipped it to +6 degrees for now. Not as aesthetically pleasing as the -10 degree I had on there while I was putting it together... I've bought a steel stem from eBay to try, it's advertised as 25.8mm clamp so hoping it's actually 26.0. I've Nitto Noodles I have been wanting to try for ages and that would mean no shims.

    Utegra rotors, not sure if these will stay long term bit they're fine with these wheels. Might need something a bit more trad looking.

    I eventually got fed up the other night when I went to finish putting it together and still didn't have all the small parts I need so dropped it off at the shop this morning. I'm much less motivated to do my own spannering with a toddler in the house and work being a bit hectic at the moment.

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    So I landed on a Volaire 853 disc. I've been collecting parts for whatever I was going to build for the last couple of years. I've a mish mash of Campag 11 speed: Super Record shifters, Chorus rear mech and Athena front. I had one Campag brake caliper but, as this is disc, I'll use Spyres I kept from the Cotic. There is a carbon chainset in the cupboard too but I forgot about it and got a Praxis carbon chainset so that's going on instead. It even turned up with the right BB cups for this frame which was a bonus.

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    So, that next project...

    After I sold my Madone I've been a one bike kinda guy but lately been wanting to start riding again and get some semblance of fitness back.

    Have been digging around eBay and the classifieds. I thought I wanted a gravel bike but really only because I like a bigger tyre on my road bike. The canti brake Kepler I had was great and if I still had it would have been tempted to get the frame modified.

    Eventually I narrowed down what I was after to steel and minimum 28mm tyre clearance. Thought I wanted discs until I fell in love with a rim braked Stelbel on eBay. Annoyingly, eBay crashed on my phone, for the first time ever, and my bid didn't register, it sold for less than I was bidding too.

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    This is the last photo I took of the Twenty before the change.

    It might have to make a comeback when my next project is on the road...

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    Everything except frame & fork were parts I had lying around. F&F is a Decathlon Elops, at the time I was looking there was nothing I could find 2nd hand at a price I liked.

    Ran it fixed for a while, flat bar then drops. Eventually decided I wasn't feeling it, put on a freewheel and lowered the gear a little. Oh and it got mudguards pretty quickly, commuting in Edinburgh sucks without them.

    Will get an up to date photo tomorrow.

    Was a nice surprise when the decals just peeled off.

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    So the folder has been in a sorry semi-dismantled state. I got tired or commuting on 20" wheels so I rebuilt the flip/flop hub into an open pro and have been cutting about on this for the last year or so.

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    Trying to get this built up to get back riding after 2+ years of not doing anything more than commute. Eery time I go to finish it I realise there is something else I still need, think I'll chuck it in to my old work and get them to finish it for me otherwise it may never get done.

    Was overly optimistic on the fit - that stem is just for show, looks like a +6 Deg is still leaving a bit of an aggressive fit

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    I had 35s on mine and pretty sure there was room to spare.

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