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vp1337

Member since Oct 2014 • Last active Oct 2020
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I like to build stuff from old school mountain bikes and hybrids.
My main project thread:
https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/3105­09/

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    Finished the obligatory gf build, more pics in my thread.

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    Thanks lads!
    Proper pics now:

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    Looks awesome already! I wanna try these Kojaks once, they look ace...

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    I had those as well (SD5), currently have a Tektro that allegedly has the same adjustability. After all it's just modulation control, won't change the cable pull that much to make a huge difference. It's noticeable better, but it won't actually change the ratio from 2:1 to 1:1.

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    I really wanted to go with dt shifters on one of my retro hybrid-to-gravel builds, but it had some ridiculously obscure dt diameter that wouldn't allow it... Looking forward to build something around friction downtube shifters one day!

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    Stem is fugly, otherwise fucking rad.

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    My two cents on the topic: having tried V-levers with canti brakes multiple times on multiple setups, I would really and I mean really advise against this. I currently have a proper high-end Tektro V-lever matched with LX cantis on the rear end of my Rockhopper, and even with brand new Kool-Stop pads the braking force is rather crap compared to when I used a proper canti brake lever. I can stop if I pull hard, but I weigh 60 kilos and don't usually go very fast...
    V-brake pulls a lot of cable but with small force, canti is the opposite. Won't work well if you mix em up. It's acceptable for when there's no other option I guess.

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    This bike is almost too awesome... Love it!

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    Surprisingly, I've managed to cross-thread the rear derailleur pretty bad. Even more suprisingly, I've managed to reverse all damage without re-tapping the hanger. All good.
    Since taking the pic I've aligned the mudguards a bit. Only needs minor tweaking, and I'll replace this ugly saddle tomorrow.

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