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Lukas

Member since May 2013 • Last active Dec 2019
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UK.
Lives/is from nowhere near London.
Rides fixed most of the time, mostly not in London.
Races fixed for LFGSS.CC (TT & HC) or Team Shred It! (crit), sometimes in London.

Four track bikes and one road bike.

LFGSS is dead.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    What standards? Let's be real for a moment: the majority of Thomson products are crap.

    EDIT: ... but this is HHSB, so I suppose only aesthetics matter.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Yes, you will be able to recycle those spokes. Rim bed depth between the two rims is negligible.
    I once re-rimmed a pair of broken Mavic Ellipses, and after narrowing choice to DT RR585, Kinlin XR300, or Velocity Deep V and measuring each, I went with the Kinlin because it was the lightest.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I agree with your comments on stiffness.
    Evidently, the Kinlin XR22rt is a stiffer rim than the DT and there lies the problem.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    @ChasnotRobert how is the wheel laced? From experience, shallow rim 28h 2 cross is asking for trouble.

  • in Classifieds
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    I sympathise with @Julian_Stock .
    As a seller, it is mildly irritating when a prospective buyer asks something like "can you wait 'til payday?", but if you choose to make an agreement, you should stick to it within a reasonable timeframe, as an honourable person.
    This reads like a case of one prolific (in relative and recent terms) forum user being backed up by other prolific users, irrespective of the wrong that has been committed.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cyclotrack hahaha

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Umlaufbahn DS decals designed without chainrings in mind.
    Does anyone esle look at the Standert logo and see the old (c) Boardman logo?
    Now I don't know which brand is cooler.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Chainring that comes with the 'criterium' is a Zen Messenger, not a 'proper' Zen. It is solid and not machined on the rear face for weight saving so is cheaper and heavier.
    On the crank, only the outer faces of the crank arms have been polished before anodising, whereas the entire crank is polished on the regular SG75. It's been bead blasted or chemically etched to give it that matte texture, which is cheaper/quicker than polishing entirely.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Will buy it if you want rid.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not at the current rate of regression & stagnation (haven't ridden in anger since November, my commute's less than half what it was last year, and just got a car again so most of my time/money's going on that) but I do plan to later in the year :-)
    IIRC our local club TTs begin around April.

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