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Death_at_Altitude

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active May 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If I can do that, it'd just be a case of brazing a cable boss onto the downtube, which would be fine... Here's hoping!

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    Nope, but that's easily sorted.

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    Looks like that could be kind of structurally important...?

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    Shame really, as it's a lovely frame. Weighs 1.8kg, so not even as much of a porker as I was expecting. Plan was for aggressive geo, horizontal TT, BSA BB, disc brakes and mudguard mounts as nowhere really makes a bike like that. It's just that I was also kind of banking on a x2 chainring set up...

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    So I ordered a frame in Jan, and it just arrived. All lovely, except for one minor problem. There's no routing for a front mech. Ordinarily it'd just need a drill to the BB and a clip on cable guide, except the space behind the BB is solid.

    Any ideas on how to bodge this or is it going to have to go back?

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    All this talk of Cannondale tools and BBs reminded me: easy cheat for the Cannondale BB tool - pop a penny over the axle and use a regular crank extractor. Will fuck the penny up, but hey, it'd take you changing the cranks 200 times before it'd make sense to buy the tool...

  • in COVID-19
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    It wasn't a sportive - the bars/gels etc were branded up to promote a sportive in July. Wolf of Westerham or something? That was the guy doing his marketing for it. Still, don't think that quite counts as "work you are unable to do from home"...

  • in COVID-19
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    Fair: "Obfuscated it even more, but to the point where you can probably justify going out for a bike ride"

  • in COVID-19
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    Not sure if you've seen, but British Cycling clarified their advice after speaking with DCMS. They've replaced the "stay local/area of the city in which you live etc etc" part with the following:

    "In his response, the Minister for Sport reiterated the importance of exercise for our physical and mental wellbeing, and stressed that riders should remain as local as possible while exercising and use their common sense to determine what is and is not a reasonable distance - reflecting the fact that each individual will have different personal circumstances.

    As a result of this, our recommendation is that you should ride from your front door where possible, ride within your ability and ensure that you are self-sufficient. If you do need to travel for exercise, you should do this as close to home as possible. We all have our part to play in reducing the spread of the virus, and by riding responsibly and taking extra precautions (such as avoiding crowded areas) we’ll be helping to keep ourselves and our communities safe."

    Full link here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/­article/20200512-about-bc-news-British-C­ycling-Updated-Coronavirus-Guidance-0

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