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Engineering101

Member since Mar 2014 • Last active Apr 2018

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Ideally, yes... Though if there isn’t any interest locally then I’ll consider posting.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi all, clearing odds and ends, these are no longer required. Planet X Ti skewers with carbon levers in black. Superlight at 44g the pair.

    Main condition issue is a speck of paint loss on one end nut, which you can see in the photo, but nothing a sharpie wouldn’t fix (happy to do it for you!). Otherwise good condition.

    Think I paid £30, looks like they’re now £25, so how’s £15 collected?

    I’m in SW, can meet central.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Where’s pickup from? Cheers.

  • in Classifieds
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    Bargain, thank you... At that price, they’re worth a punt, even if the hunt for the decent fitting clip-on guards is ultimately never ending!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks (and to @Scrabble ). A few options to ponder on then, but we’ve narrowed them down substantially!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks @mdcc_tester

    @svenhöek Thanks, do you know if Superstar’s disc version is offset? (Doesn’t say so in the desc, so hopefully not) I agree the disc version looks cleaner as no brake track, but Kinlin/BORG discs only seem to come in offset (@cycleclinic do correct me if I’m wrong!).

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Any thoughts on a 24h track rim, as above? Do shout out if I should be asking elsewhere... Thanks.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    So, given that the rim I posted above sounds like it’s toast, any advice on deep track rim options (24h)? From a search of the thread and my initial thinking, it looks like my options are:

    • look out for a 58mm rim on eBay (relatively cheap, tho led the quality issue in the first place)
    • New 60mm carbon rim and maybe reuse the spokes (c£100+), or a 50mm to match the front and new build (spoke cost on top)
    • Rebuild F&R rims with deep alu rims, H+Son SL-42s? (Pricey)
    • Rebuild F&R with mid-depth alu rims and sacrifice Aero (DT511DB or XR31T, or even Open Pro UST... Still fairly pricey when factoring in a new front hub)
    • Flog the front carbon and stick my nice Mack rear hub in a box until I have enough cash not to care about the cost of sorting the problem.

    One final thought on the original rim... It has a metal inner ring on the spoke bed, does that mitigate the compromised integrity from the cutting around the valve hole? Might be more of that wishful thinking.

    A bit gutted about it all tbh :(

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    It was ages ago and has been rebuilt since... Oh well, the verdict seems to be to bin the wheel then.

    Just wish I’d checked before splurging on rebuild... Teach me not to get overexcited at the prospect of carbon rims and ignore the inspection.

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